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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 »


When the Brain Affects Vision — Neuro-Ophthalmology

At Central Valley Eye Medical, we’re proud of the expertise and experience of our ophthalmologists and optometrists and the range of services and conditions they can provide and treat. One of those areas of specialization rarely offered is the area of neuro-ophthalmology. This subspecialty of ophthalmology focuses on the diagnosis and management of brain disorders… Read More »


The Ever-Popular Soft Contact Lens

Contact lenses seem like a relatively modern improvement for vision correction, but they’ve actually been around quite a long time. The problem was that early contact lenses were not very comfortable and never caught on. Obviously, that’s no longer the case. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we fit patients for contact lenses every day.… Read More »


Lens Replacement Options for Cataracts

Cataracts, a clouding of the lenses of the eyes, is a common condition, especially among those over age 60. Their care is an important part of our services at Central Valley Eye Medical Group. And that care keeps getting better as new replacement lenses come on the market. In a blog a couple months back,… Read More »


When Eyelids Turn the Wrong Way

For various reasons, sometimes a person’s eyelid can turn the wrong way. In some cases the eyelid “turns in”. In others it “turns outward.” These conditions can lead to pain, irritation, and problems with tear drainage. Our team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group can correct both of these eyelid conditions with surgery. Entropion Entropion… Read More »


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