Eye Conditions

Why Your Eye Doctor Wants to See Your Retinas

By PasadenaEye
October 15, 2020

General eye exams are often mistaken for basic vision exams. The basic vision exam is one that children used to have done at school or one that is done at the DMV when you renew your driver’s license. Covering one eye and reading letters on a board is a way to evaluate vision, yes, but ... read more

These are the Eye Problems More People Get

By PasadenaEye
May 15, 2020

Eye problems span a spectrum. We’ve got problems that affect immediate vision, like nearsightedness or farsightedness. We’ve got significant concerns like glaucoma and cataracts. And then, we have a few very common eye problems that we don’t talk about very often. Well, today we’re going to. The more we all know about the symptoms of ... read more

Amblyopia: Do You Know How to Spot It?

By PasadenaEye
April 15, 2020

Several different eye conditions may be detected during a routine eye exam. Most are relatively benign, needing short treatment or correction with eyeglasses. Most are also relatively well-known. Amblyopia is not one of them. This common developmental disorder can be treated, but first we need to know how to spot it. What is amblyopia? Amblyopia ... read more

What is That Floating Through Your Eye?

By PasadenaEye
February 14, 2020

If you’ve begun to notice small dots passing through your field of vision, you may wonder what is happening to your eyes. We call these visual aberrations floaters. They are a common phenomenon that adults over the age of 40 notice, meaning that there is a little something age-related about them. While floaters are a ... read more

A Look at Astigmatism

By PasadenaEye
October 15, 2019

Eye conditions like astigmatism are so common that it is easy to overlook their signs. Here, we point out some of the details about this problem so you can get the help you need when it will be the most effective. Astigmatism is related to the cornea, a structure that light passes through after entering ... read more

Think You Could Spot a Lazy Eye on Your Child?

By PasadenaEye
June 15, 2019

Lazy eye, known to doctors as amblyopia, is a condition that affects nearly 3 percent of the population. This may not sound like much, but it translates to over 200,000 new cases each year. Amblyopia typically occurs in childhood, a time of intense development that forms the foundation of a person’s life. When a child ... read more

Digital Eye Strain Should Be On Your Radar

By PasadenaEye
May 15, 2019

Eye health includes everything from the vision changes that occur with age to the daily stressors we may face. Stressors present a unique challenge because they are so ingrained in our day to day living that we don't easily see them for what they are. For example, most people pick up their cell phone a ... read more

Is That Label Blurry? It Could be Presbyopia!

By PasadenaEye
February 15, 2018

There comes a day for most people on which they notice that the clarity of print is no longer sharp and readable. You may have experienced that day. If you have, you might remember it very well; the “whoa” factor when you tried to read or observe something up close, only to have to quickly ... read more

Redness and Itching? It could be Allergies . . . or maybe not!

By PasadenaEye
April 15, 2017

As we head straight into a beautiful Springtime, that has many people heading straight to their pharmacy for allergy medicine. There is no doubt that the itchy, watery, red eyes that occur when you come into contact with an allergen can be frustrating. What would be worse, though, is treating what you think is an ... read more

Should you Have your Eyes Dilated?

By PasadenaEye
January 15, 2017

When you schedule your eye exam, you may think of little more than what time is the best time for your visit. We think about the details of your assessment, such as whether or not we should observe ocular structures while your pupils are dilated. Our recommendation to dilate your eyes for your exam may ... read more

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