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What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the person’s normally round cornea thins and then begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. Because the cornea shape is now a cone, this deflects light entering the eye on its way to the retina and distorts vision. Keratoconus can affect one or both eyes and it usually… Read More »


Diabetic Retinopathy

While most of us think of diabetes as a result of the increasing girth of the U.S. population and the skyrocketing cases of people with type 2 diabetes, we don’t usually associate this blood sugar disease with losing our eyesight. But that needs to change — diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of… Read More »


Comprehensive Eye Exams Stockton, CA

Time for Your Eye Exam?

Eye diseases are sneaky customers. They start damaging your vision permanently before they start telling you about it with symptoms. Glaucoma and macular degeneration both don’t exhibit early symptoms. But at Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we can see them as soon as they start to show up. How? During your normal eye exam. That’s… Read More »


Astigmatism

Fixing Your Astigmatism and Your Cataracts

Most of us have some degree of astigmatism. Astigmatism is the case where our eyeballs are more oval shaped than round. This creates focusing problems at certain distances. And most of us will develop cataracts at some point after the age of 50. Cataracts are caused by a buildup of proteins in the lens of… Read More »


What Eyeglasses Are Right for Your Face Shape?

As the Central Valley’s leading source for the care of your vision, we offer all the latest eyeglass styles in our optical shop in our Stockton and Manteca locations. When patients come in and see all the styles — everything from Fendi and Prada to more traditional choices like Ray Ban and Oakley — they… Read More »


Color Blindness Treatment Stockton, CA

What is the Cause of Color Blindness?

If you have some degree of color blindness, you can usually thank your parents. Color blindness is usually hereditary — red/green and blue color blindness is usually passed down from your parents. The gene responsible for the condition is carried on the X chromosome; this is why color blindness affects men far more than women.… Read More »


Understanding Strabismus

Although most people think of the term crossed-eyed as meaning one thing, the clinical term strabismus can actually mean different varieties of this condition where the two eyes don’t effectively work together. While not typical, strabismus is not rare, either. The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus estimates that approximately 4 percent of the… Read More »


Approaching Its Silver Anniversary — the History of LASIK

Just about everyone these days either has had LASIK surgery themselves or knows someone who has had it. LASIK is so common today, with millions of patients worldwide opting for the surgery, that it seems the procedure has been around forever. Actually, LASIK has only been performed in the U.S. for approaching 25 years. Since… Read More »


Flashes in Your Vision

Flashes of light are pinpricks or spots of light that appear in your field of vision. They may look like a lightning streak or a shooting star across your vision. What are these flashes and should you be worried? What are flashes of light? Flashes appear to be from outside, as if you’re seeing a… Read More »


What’s with My Bloodshot Eyes?

OK, we all have red eyes at times. Allergy season, windy days, maybe a few too many cocktails the night before — there are lots of reasons our eyes can become red. Since we like our patients to have happy eyes, here’s what could be behind your red eyes. Some of them merit a visit… Read More »


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