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What is Astigmatism?

Most of us have at least some flaw in our eyesight. If you’re over 40, your close vision is probably in need of reading glasses. That’s presbyopia and is almost universal for people over age 40. If you’re nearsighted, called myopia, that means you can see up close fine, but distance vision usually needs correction.… Read More »


The Dust, the Sun, the Pterygium

While being out in our awesome natural landscape of California has tons of benefits for our mental and physical well being, there is a downside for your eyes — pterygium. 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… Read More »


Macular Degeneration Treatment Stockton, CA

Fending off Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for fine detail vision. Macular degeneration occurs gradually and often affects the central vision first. At Central Valley Eye we have a variety of treatment options for macular degeneration, but there are numerous… Read More »


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Your Children and Their Eyes

Parents have lots of things to worry about with their children and their health. Eye care is a fuzzy area. If it seems your child sees just fine, many parents opt to forgo pediatric eye exams, paying more attention to issues like vaccinations and fighting off things like ear infections. But pediatric eye care is… Read More »


Dry Eye Treatment Manteca CA

What is Dry Eye?

The eyes make two types of tears. The first type is called lubricating tears, and they are produced slowly and steadily all through the day. The second type of tears is called reflex tears. They don’t have much lubrication value, instead functioning as emergency flooding of the eye when it is injured or irritated. If… Read More »


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Diabetes and Your Eyes

People with diabetes have a very high risk for developing a variety of serious eye problems. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we work with our patients to head off, if possible, serious eye conditions that develop with diabetes. If we can’t prevent these conditions, we help our patients manage them. Early diagnosis is the… Read More »


Cataract Treatment Stockton, CA

Cataracts 101 — the Details

It’s estimated that 20 million people over age 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, cataract diagnosis and surgery are one of our specialties.  We’re even one of the few eye specialists that practice laser cataract surgery, to not only shape the lens but also to remove the need for… Read More »


Glaucoma Treatment Stockton, CA

The Famous Puff on the Eye — Testing for Glaucoma

At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, whenever you’re here for your regular eye exam we perform one test where we surprise your open eye with a puff of air. Patients often wonder what we are doing. We measure the eye’s resistance to the air. This isn’t to prepare you for some windy day; this gives… Read More »


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Conditions that Affect Eye Health

Each person’s eyes are unique, just like their fingerprints. Along with that line, each person’s eye health is unique. Eye health is affected by age, genetics, lifestyle, occupation, and underlying medical conditions. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group we’ve helped thousands of patients with various conditions that affect their eyes. We strive to stay on… Read More »


Optical Services Stockton, CA

Give Your Eyes Some Protection from the Sun

With the recent solar eclipse, the sun was front-page news. But most days we don’t give it much thought, including what it can be doing to our eyes. We all know the sun, particularly in sunny Stockton, damages our skin, creating wrinkles, age spots, and potentially leading to skin cancer. But we don’t know as… Read More »


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