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Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium is an eye condition that affects people who spend a great deal of time outdoors. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye), usually on the side toward the nose. The cause of pterygium is excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, dust, wind, sand, and humidity. Put… Read More »


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Adding Even More Precision to Laser Vision Correction

At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we take pride in staying at the forefront of vision technology. For laser vision correction that means CustomVue™ Individualized Laser Vision Correction. This establishes a new standard in laser vision correction, and we now offer this procedure at Central Valley for patients who qualify. What is different about CustomVue?… Read More »


What is a Detached Retina?

If you experience sudden flashes or the appearance of a series of new floaters across your vision, you may have a detached retina. Retinal detachment is an emergency situation where the thin tissue at the back of the eye, the retina, pulls away from the wall. If a detached retina isn’t treated immediately, it can… Read More »


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Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is a sneaky eye disease. Invariably the patient doesn’t have any symptoms while the elevated pressure inside the eye is beginning to damage the optic nerve. The first signs are usually a loss of peripheral vision, and this is irreversible. That’s why we constantly advise our Central Valley Eye Medical Group patients who are… Read More »


Lasik

PRK and LASIK — What’s the Difference

Everyone knows about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. It can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see the alarm clock and give that person perfect vision in just a matter of minutes. But sometimes our Central Valley Eye Medical Group patients don’t quite fit… Read More »


Vision-Related Changes to Expect After 40

“Life begins at 40.” That’s the old adage. But while more life experience may be good for your overall life, your eyes may not be on board with that description. Why? For most people, 40 means the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new technologies in… Read More »


Trust the Eye Experts for Botox for Your Holiday Parties

You know us at Central Valley Eye Medical for the care of your vision, whether it’s LASIK refraction correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatments to lower intraocular eye pressure, or laser treatments to vaporize troublesome rogue blood vessels causing macular degeneration, among other treatments. But we also know our patients from Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, and the… Read More »


Taking Years Off Your Facial Age Through Eyelid Surgery

The eyes have it. While this is a take on the usual “ayes have it” from parliamentary procedure, it is really true — the eyes do have it. When asked, most people say the eyes are the first things they notice when looking at another person, particularly for the first time. Unfortunately, the skin around… Read More »


Pink Eye and School

If you have kids in school in Stockton or Modesto, odds are you have either seen them come home with bloodshot whites of their eyes or you’ve heard about one of their friends having the condition. Ubiquitous pink eye. Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. It’s a… Read More »


Diabetes and Your Eyes

As the American waistline continues to expand, more and more people find they have type 2 diabetes. They begin to experience symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, frequent infections, increased hunger, slow-healing sores, and other symptoms. What most people don’t expect is damage to their vision. But diabetic retinopathy is a real risk… Read More »


CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope you and your families are well. During these uncertain times, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep patients and staff healthy as COVID-19 infections continue to rise. We are following CDC and American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines, including extra diligent cleaning, and disinfecting around the office. Our waiting rooms have been reconfigured to allow more distance between chairs, and we are turning away all non-urgent patients who are symptomatic with cough or fever.

In keeping with government and institutional guidelines, as well as to promote the practice of "staying at home," we are implementing new restrictions. Starting March 20th, we will be limiting our clinic only to patients with eye conditions that could permanently threaten vision if not addressed within two months. This means that many appointments will need to be rescheduled. Additionally, some of our office locations may be closed on certain days, as patient volumes are expected to decrease significantly. If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

The clinic is also establishing a telemedicine service to address eye problems that are less urgent, which can be managed over the phone by a physician.

The doctors at Central Valley Eye will not be performing any non-urgent surgeries until further notice. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that need to be postponed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

Warmest regards,

Brandy Simpson
Practice Manager
Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.

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