Are Your Brows Lying About Your Age?

As we age, tissues across our bodies sag, lose elasticity, slacken, and generally become a real bummer. It’s inevitable, but we all like to look as young and healthy as we can. That’s why when the skin and support tissues of our forehead and brow area descend, it can be depressing. This works to make… Read More »

More About Premium Intraocular Lens Options

In June’s first blog, we discussed the difference between monofocal and multifocal or accommodating intraocular lenses (IOLs) for cataract surgery. At Central Valley, we’re excited by the continuing advances made with today’s IOLs. Today’s IOLs are a far cry from the single vision, monofocal lenses that were the only option just over 20 years ago.… Read More »

Portrait of a Senior hiker standing next to the mountain creek

Going Beyond Single Vision — Premium IOLs

Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins… Read More »

What’s Up with Eyelashes?

At Central Valley we’re all about protecting your eyes. In that role, we have a helper right there on your eyelids that you probably didn’t realize provided that role — your eyelids. In this second blog before summer when we can all see the end of this dopey coronavirus in sight, let’s lighten it up… Read More »

Your Eyes Shouldn’t Be Dry

Dry eye sounds so innocuous. So, your eyes are a little dry and itchy. Maybe you’re just a little dehydrated, right? Or maybe it was a little dusty in Modesto today, right? Wrong. While dry eye is a common condition, it needs to be properly diagnosed and treated by the team at Central Valley Eye… Read More »

Take Better Care of Your Corneas

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that covers the pupil and iris of your eye. If it becomes inflamed the condition is called keratitis. This doesn’t necessarily mean there is an infection, but there is inflammation of the cornea. If you wear your contact lenses too long without… Read More »

Chalazion — the Stye in the Eyelid

OK, this morning you woke up, pried your eyelids open, and noticed — what? — a lump on your eyelid. Don’t sweat it; you most likely have a chalazion. That’s a scary word for eyelid stye. There are different ways to address chalazions and our team at Central Valley Eye Medical is experienced with all… Read More »

Adding Lasers to Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. In the U.S. it is estimated that over 22 million people over the age of 40 have some degree of cataracts. Cataract surgery, the procedure to remove the clouded lens caused by the disease, is incredibly successful with a success rate of over 98 percent… Read More »

Can You Take Vitamins to Promote Eye Health?

The health of your eyes is our sole concern at Central Valley Eye Medical. From comprehensive eye exams to retinal laser surgery and everything in between, we do everything we can to keep you seeing clearly. And, as we discussed last month, we even make your eyes look great with our oculoplastic surgeries! There are… Read More »

Correcting an Eyelid Turning the Wrong Way

In this month’s first blog, we told you about our oculoplastic surgery expertise at Central Valley Eye Medical Group. In this second blog, let’s describe two of those conditions, entropion and ectropion. Due to various causes, a person’s eyelid can turn the wrong way. In some cases, the eyelid “turns in”. In others it “turns… Read More »


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