Astigmatism & Vision Problems Specialist

San Diego Vision Care Optometry -  - Optometrist

San Diego Vision Care Optometry

Optometrists located in San Diego, CA

As experienced optometrists, our doctors provide a full range of diagnostic care and treatment for San Diego patients with a wide array of vision issues, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (age-related focusing issues) and astigmatism.

Astigmatism & Vision Problems Q & A

San Diego Vision Care Optometry

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a condition that causes vision to be both blurry and distorted. It develops when the cornea – the clear covering over the iris – is elongated rather than round. The elongation causes a distortion in light as it enters the eye.

How is astigmatism treated?

People with astigmatism can achieve corrected vision with glasses or contact lenses or by undergoing refractive surgery such as LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).

What other types of vision problems does San Diego Vision Care Optometry treat?

Our providers are experienced in all types of vision issues, including:

  • myopia or nearsightedness, a condition that makes it difficult to clearly see objects that are far away, while close-up objects appear clear; myopia occurs when the eyeball is longer (deeper) than normal;

  • hyperopia or farsightedness, a condition that makes it difficult to see objects up close, while objects at a distance normally are clear; hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is smaller or not as deep as a normal eye;

  • presbyopia, a condition that usually occurs after age 40 and causes difficulty focusing on near objects like books or computer screens.

What is the difference between presbyopia and hyperopia?

While both conditions can cause similar symptoms, including headache, blurry vision when trying to see things up close, and eye strain, they have very different underlying causes. Presbyopia is an age-related condition that occurs when the eye's focusing muscles become stiffer, making it harder to focus on nearby objects and resulting in difficulty reading or blurriness when looking at objects close up. Hyperopia can occur at any age; it develops as a result of an irregularly-shaped eyeball that makes it difficult for images to form clearly on the retina located at the back of the eye.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Below is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Avesis
Blue Shield of California
Care1st
Cigna
EyeMed
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Medi-Cal
Medicaid
Medicare
MESVision
MetLife
Superior Vision