Providing Compassionate Care to Our Community
There are many different types of eye diseases that can affect your eyesight or have long-term consequences if not treated promptly. At Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry, our team has years of experience diagnosing eye diseases.
If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, our team will provide you the care you need. We’ll do everything we can to preserve your sight and improve your health.
Why Your Eye Health Is Important
Many vision problems begin with no symptoms, especially in their early stages. That’s why it’s so important to have regular comprehensive eye exams, particularly as you age. Your optometrist is an important first line of defense against sight-stealing eye diseases.
Our eye exams take a comprehensive look at your eye health needs. From our findings, we can create a management plan using a mix of medically focused approaches and incredible corrective eyewear.
Eye Diseases We Diagnose & Treat
There are many different types of eye diseases and conditions, and your risk of developing them changes depending on your eye health, overall health, and family health history.
These are some of the most common eye diseases and conditions we can help manage. If you’re concerned about your vision or eye health, please feel free to get in touch with us to book your appointment. We’ll be happy to help you preserve your vision.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
More than 7 million people are at risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It doesn’t impact peripheral vision, so it’s rare for AMD to cause total blindness. But, it’s the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50.
AMD occurs when the macula breaks down slowly over time. The macula is a small area in the center of the retina. It contains a concentration of cells that detect light, which send signals to the brain.
There are 2 main types of age-related macular degeneration: wet AMD and dry AMD.
Risk Factors & Symptoms
Some early signs of AMD include:
- Loss of color vision
- Straight lines that appear wavy
- Dark, blurry areas in the central vision
Some factors that put you at a greater risk of developing AMD include:
- Family history of AMD
- Cardiovascular disease
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Some common symptoms of pink eye include:
- Crusty discharge, especially after sleep
- Blurry vision
- Redness in the white of the eye
- Itchy eyes
- Light sensitivity
While mild cases are usually harmless, if left untreated, pink eye can lead to corneal scarring. If you suspect you have pink eye, you should visit your eye care provider at Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group for an examination and treatment.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progressively damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma often develops with no symptoms in the early stages, and is called “the silent thief of sight” because it can cause severe damage before you’re even aware you have it.
Several factors can put you at increased risk for glaucoma. These include:
- Thinner than normal corneas
- Being over the age of 40
- Having a family history of glaucoma
- High blood pressure
- Taking certain medications, like those for bladder control or seizures
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. The proteins in the eye’s lens start to break down and clump together with age. This creates an opaque area called a cataract, which can grow over time and impact your vision.
Signs & Symptoms
There are several things to watch out for that may indicate cataracts, including:
- Halos around lights
- Blurry, cloudy, or dim vision
- Frequent changes in corrective lens prescriptions
- Increased difficulty seeing at night
In their early stages, vision affected by cataracts can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. When cataracts continue to develop, the only treatment is surgery. If your optometrist decides you need surgery, don’t worry. Cataract removal surgery is considered safe and effective. We’ll be there for you every step of the way to set your mind at ease and answer all of your questions.
Protect Your Ocular Health with Regular Eye Exams
There are hundreds of eye diseases and conditions. Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect these diseases before symptoms begin. Early diagnosis can prevent vision loss, so please book your appointment with our caring and compassionate team today.
Where to Find Us
Our practice is located in downtown Los Angeles in Little Tokyo, right across the street from Japanese Village Plaza.
We validate and pay for parking during your visit.
- 334-B E. 2nd St
- Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Our Eye Care Services
Adult & Senior Eye Exams
The path towards clear, comfortable vision starts with an eye exam. Learn about our process today.
Children’s Eye Exams
Taking care of your child’s sight is easier with the help of our team and knowledge. Preserve your child’s gift of vision today.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
Contact lenses are a fantastic way to broaden your eyewear options without sacrificing the quality and comfort of your vision. Learn more about contacts today.