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What is a Cataract?

You may have heard your grandmother or grandfather developing an eye condition called a cataract. They may have had it treated and then exclaimed to you in surprise how blue the world looked afterwards. Some folks may have even confused it with a type of luxury car known as a Cadillac. Regardless, cataracts are a very common eye disease. Often times, this term is confused with glaucoma or macular degeneration as all three of these increase in prevalence with age....(more)

Retinal Detachment

The retina is vital to the healthy function of the eye. It is a layer of tissue located at the back that the eye focuses light onto in order to transmit images to the brain through the optic nerve. Sometimes due to head trauma or extreme nearsightedness, a tear in the retina will occur. If this tear continues to grow the retina can become completely detached from the back of the eye. This can lead to irreversible vision loss and complete blindness at worse....(more)

Monovision Lasik

Refractive eye surgery, in particular LASIK, is becoming one of the most prominent ways to correct vision problems without the need of glasses or contacts. One type of laser eye surgery is known as monovision LASIK, which comes into play once the eyes can no longer read that fine print on the menu in dark-lit restaurants or the beloved mystery novel....(more)

Doctor's Description: Astigmatism Defined

Astigmatism is defined simply as an optical defect. The condition is quite common and causes blurred vision. Astigmatism often is diagnosed with other eye conditions. There are multiple methods used to improve the vision problems astigmatism causes....(more)

Eye Care

Understanding Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, refers to a process in which a special gas permeable lens is used to gently reshape the curvature of the front surface of the eye, or cornea. The process involves wearing a retainer lens when you are sleeping on a nightly basis....(more)

Pediatric Eye Medications

Children often need different medications at different strengths and dosage than adults do. This can be due to various factors such as their weight, ability to clear or absorb medication, and increased sensitivities to certain chemicals....(more)

Heterochromia Iridum

When genetics factors influence a difference in pigmentation of the eye asymmetrically, this eye condition is known as heterochromia iridum....(more)

Nearsighted

What Can Causes Blindness?

Many diseases of the eye can lead to blindness. Some of these diseases can be treated or avoided with regular eye evaluations from your eyecare provider....(more)

How can you treat Computer Vision Syndrome?

Staring at a computer monitor for hours could cause headaches, blurred vision, and other eye problems. These are some of the symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. Usually, the symptoms are only temporary and will disappear after stopping computer work. There are some people who may experience continued problems though. These people will benefit from proper eye care and improved working environment....(more)

Computer Vision Syndrome

Have you ever experienced blurred vision or headaches after long hours in front of a computer? These are some of the symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. The extent to which you may experience vision symptoms is dependent on how long you look at the computer screen and your normal level of visual abilities. Usually, the visual symptoms are only temporary and will disappear after stopping computer work. There are some people who may experience continued problems even after stopping work at a computer. These symptoms will continue and sometimes worsen if precautions are not taken....(more)

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Thanh Mai

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Dr. Mai graduated summa cum laude from the Southern California College of Optometry. He earned his BS in Biology from UCLA, which he attended on a full ride scholarship as a Regents Scholar. He is a member of the California Optometric Association, the Beta Sigma Kappa honors society, the American... Read More

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