Take The First Step Towards Preserving Your Vision
Your eye health changes as you age, which could open the possibility of developing diseases and conditions that you might not know about. At Camarillo Vision Center, we use a range of diagnostic approaches to search for these issues before they can permanently damage your vision.
With an eye exam, we can also help determine how you can manage your eye problems and preserve your vision. It all starts when you book an appointment. Book yours today.
Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
Glaucoma refers to a group of different eye diseases that can damage your optic nerve. Usually characterized by rising intraocular pressure, glaucoma can eventually cause vision loss. However, different types of glaucoma can occur for other reasons.
Other glaucoma types can include:
- Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma can develop when your intraocular levels increase over time, possibly due to blockages in your eye’s drainage angle. Open-angle glaucoma can sometimes occur without showing noticeable symptoms. Once open-angle glaucoma damages your vision, the effects are permanent.
- Closed-angle glaucoma, or angle-closure glaucoma, can severely and suddenly affect your vision, and should be treated as a medical emergency. Closed-angle glaucoma can occur when the drainage angle between your iris and pupil closes, which blocks your eye’s fluids from draining. Closed-angle glaucoma can cause eye pain, redness, nausea, and sudden vision loss.
- Doctors aren’t quite sure how normal-tension glaucoma develops, since it doesn’t seem to be caused by rising intraocular pressure. However, comprehensive eye exams can help detect this disease by observing your optic nerve.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is a common eye disease that typically affects adults over 55. This disease slowly deteriorates your macula, a part of your eye responsible for helping you see fine details, read, drive, and recognize faces.
There are 2 types of this disease:
- Dry AMD develops as your macula thins over time, possibly due to the development of drusen on your macula. Some lifestyle and nutrition changes can help manage dry AMD development.
- Wet AMD can occur when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into your macula. Wet AMD can deteriorate your macula faster than dry AMD, and require professional help.
Cataracts can develop when proteins in your eye’s lens start to clump together as you age, making your lens hazy, milky, and foggy.
Glasses and contact lenses can help correct vision problems caused by early cataracts. However, the only way to remove your cataracts is through cataract surgery.
Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in the United States.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” is an eye condition that can be caused by bacterial infection, viral infection, allergies, or chemical exposure.
Conjunctivitis affects a thin membrane on your eye and eyelid known as your conjunctiva, causing:
- Mucusy discharge
If your symptoms were caused by chemical exposure, please flush your eyes out with cool, clean water for 15 minutes and call an emergency medical center or us immediately.
Diabetic Eye Diseases
Diabetes can increase the risk of several different eye diseases. If you have diabetes, you may need to have more frequent eye exams to help manage your risk and preserve your vision.
Learn more about diabetic eye disease by visiting our Diabetic Eye Exams page today.
Managing Eye Diseases & Conditions
Managing your eye health comes down to observing the changes your eyes make over time and ensuring you have regular eye exams throughout your life. If you are struggling with an eye condition or you have a risk of developing an eye disease, please book an appointment today.
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Our practice is located in Camarillo Village Square shopping center. We offer plenty of parking with accessible parking options available.
- 2380 Las Posas Road C
- Camarillo, CA 93010
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed