Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in
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Protect Your Vision With Routine Eye Exams

When eye diseases develop, they can cause damage leading to vision loss or blindness. Many diseases progress with no early warning symptoms, but a routine eye exam helps our team detect eye diseases in their early stages.  

At City Optometry, we use advanced diagnostic technology to diagnose eye diseases and find possible treatment options. Early detection can help save your vision. To get more information about your overall eye health, contact us today for a comprehensive eye exam.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions

City Optometry tests for common vision problems in every routine eye exam. Regular eye care and swift treatment can help prevent vision loss caused by eye disease.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progressively damage the optic nerve. This disease is referred to as “the silent thief of sight” because it develops slowly, and may present with no early warning signs. Your optometrist cannot recover vision loss resulting from optic nerve damage.

Primary open-angle glaucoma is one of the most common forms of this disease. Acute angle-closure glaucoma presents itself differently than other forms of glaucoma and is considered an eye emergency. Call us immediately if you experience these symptoms:

  • Severe headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • “Halos” around lights
  • Redness in the eyes

However, you can have glaucoma and still maintain strong, healthy vision. Early detection, routine eye exams, and careful management can help you preserve your vision.

The macula is located at the center of your retina, and its primary responsibility is providing sharp, detailed central vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs as the macula slowly breaks down during the aging process.

AMD generally affects those over the age of 55, and experts have connected its onset to genetics, smoking, and poor diet.

Our optometrists scan for AMD during your routine eye exam, and can help preserve your vision if the condition is caught in the early stages.

Cataracts occur when your eye’s ordinarily transparent lens becomes more solid and opaque with age. A cataract appears as a clouding on the lens, affecting your quality of vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Dimmed vision
  • Worsening of night vision
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • “Halos” around lights
  • Fading or yellowing colors

Your optometrist can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors during their early stages; however, only surgery can remove cataracts.

Most parents will recognize conjunctivitis by its popular nickname: “pink eye.” This condition is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent tissue covering the eyes and inner eyelids.

Bacterial or viral infection generally causes conjunctivitis, but it rarely causes long-term vision problems. It’s vital to note that both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious, so contact City Optometry if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Gritty feelings
  • Discharge that forms a crust during the night
  • Tearing

Your treatment will depend on the cause of your conjunctivitis. We recommend booking an appointment if you suspect one of your family members has contracted this eye condition.

We Can Help

Early diagnosis, quick treatment, and routine care can help prevent vision loss related to eye disease. You can expect genuine and compassionate care for your eyesight at City Optometry

Call us today to book your appointment.

Come & See Us

We’re located just down the street from the famous Chinatown Gate entrance, near Union Square. Parking is easy. It’s just across the street at the Stockton/Sutter Garage, and we provide parking validation! 

Our Address

  • 530 Bush Street #101
  • San Francisco, CA 94108

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