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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 »


Corneal Ulcers

The cornea of our eyes is a thin, transparent membrane that protects the interior of the eye. The surface of the cornea is called the epithelium. If there is a defect or break in this outer layer, the underlying layer called the stroma can develop a corneal ulcer. These ulcers are usually caused by microorganisms… Read More »


How Do You Know If You Have Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a nasty eye disease that robs the central vision, particularly in older people. Age-related macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls our visual acuity. We need a healthy macula to read, recognize faces, drive, watch TV, use… Read More »


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 »


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