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Macular Degeneration, the Unknown Vision Stealer

Most people have never heard of the macula, much less macular degeneration. But this disease is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue… Read More »


New Eyes for a New Year

Our eyes are the stars of our faces. While they may not be typical Hollywood stardom, they are typically the first thing a person notices when they meet a new person. An unfortunate sideline to that is the eyes feature some of the thinnest skin on the entire human body, so they are often among… Read More »


Amblyopia

Most people have heard of amblyopia, just not by that clinical name. You’ve probably heard it called “lazy eye.” This occurs when the vision in one of a child’s eyes doesn’t develop normally. It is caused when visual information is transmitted poorly or incorrectly between the optic nerve and the brain. If left untreated, amblyopia… Read More »


Who Put Those Lines in Front of My Vision

You’re lost in thought, gazing off into the blue California sky when you don’t notice the sky, you notice the squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but the question is, “What are they and should I be worried about them?” What you’re seeing are… Read More »


Blepharitis

Having an inflamed eyelid isn’t unusual. It may feel as if you have a piece of sand in your eye or your eyelashes could be crusty in the morning when you awake. Just about everyone has this kind of inflammation at one time or another. To the team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we… Read More »


Foods that Your Eyes Like

Just about every Mom in the world has told her child, who is busy pushing his or her carrots around their plate and not eating them, to “eat your carrots — they’re good for your eyes.” Is that true? While certain foods can provide instant benefits for areas such as providing energy (marathon runners loading… Read More »


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What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

There are certain things about our health that are filled with terms that we hear all the time but aren’t necessarily sure what they mean. Take dentistry and the word “gingivitis.” It’s a fancy term for gum irritation. Or in orthopedics, the terms “sprain” and “strain.” Ligaments versus muscles. When it comes to our eyes,… Read More »


What are Digital Eyeglass Lenses?

Although your eyeglasses correct your vision to 20/20, you may still wish your vision was clearer in certain situations. At Central Valley Eye, we offer high-definition eyeglass lenses that correct for certain vision issues that normal eyeglasses can’t. Why are my normal eyeglass lenses not always cutting it? Even if your eyeglasses correct for your… Read More »


2018 Spring Trunk Show

Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc. Spring Trunk Shows. Stockton: March 2, 2018 (9am -4pm). Manteca: March 9, 2018 (9am – 4pm). Save up to 50%. Choose from our biggest selection of prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses.


Just Had Your 40th Birthday? Say Hello to the Gift of Presbyopia

So, you just had your 40th birthday. Hopefully you survived the Depends (or worse) jokes and the black-frosted cake shaped like a tombstone. In reality, though, you’re probably less than halfway through your life. But there is one eye condition that begins around 40 and will make you feel older. It’s called presbyopia. While presbyopia… Read More »


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