Cosmetic & Oculoplastics

What is oculoplastics? Oculoplastics refers to eye plastic surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who has undergone additional training in plastic surgery. They specialize in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures involving the orbit, which is the bony cavity around your eyes, as well as the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, and tear system. What conditions are […]

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Cornea

What is the cornea? Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye that plays a critical role in how you see. As the first point of entry for light, your cornea receives and funnels the light through your lens in a process known as refraction. This dome-shaped outer layer also helps filter out the […]

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LASIK

What is LASIK? LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses, first burst onto the scene in 1995 and has since helped millions of people around the world correct a host of vision problems, including: Myopia, or nearsightedness Hyperopia, or farsightedness Astigmatism To enable you to see clearly, your eyes take in and refract light, starting with […]

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Cataracts

Don’t Live With Cloudy Vision Types of Cataracts Nuclear cataracts occur in the center of the lens Cortical cataracts occur as wedge-shaped spokes extending from the outside of the lens to the center Subcapsular cataracts occur at the back of the lens Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred or dimmed vision (particularly at night) Cloudy vision Sensitivity to light and […]

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Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma isn’t one condition, but a group of disorders that cause damage to your optic nerve because of intraocular pressure in the front part of your eye. Your eyes are constantly working with fluids that protect and nourish your eyes. When the drainage of this fluid is compromised or you produce too […]

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Dry Eye

What are Dry Eyes? Dry eyes, as the name implies, is a condition in which your eyes lack necessary lubrication, which leads to: Dry, itchy eyes Red eyes Excess mucus around your eyes Sensitivity to light Excessively watery eyes These symptoms can lead to vision problems, including blurry vision and issues with night vision. What […]

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Retina

How do I know if I need retina services? Most retinal problems don’t cause symptoms until the disease progresses enough for there to be significant damage. But when you have regular comprehensive eye exams, your doctor at Pacific Eye can detect the earliest signs of disease and begin treatment to prevent the condition from worsening. […]

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Comprehensive Eye Care

Why do I need a comprehensive eye exam? Of your five senses, your sight is arguably the most important, which makes caring for your vision very important. The best way to do that is through regular comprehensive eye exams with the eye specialists at Pacific Eye in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. While […]

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