Are You at Risk for Cataracts?

14 06, 2016

Are You at Risk for Cataracts?

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we may be known for offering the highest-quality laser vision correction in the region, but we are equally skilled at treating a variety of eye conditions, including cataracts. Eventually, assuming they live long enough, all humans will develop cataracts, the clouding over of the natural lenses of the eyes that occurs due to the clumping together of proteins. While cataracts remain a common cause of preventable blindness worldwide, they are rarely a cause of vision...Read More

Posted on June 14, 2016 By sitemanager in
10 05, 2016

The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery Compared to Traditional Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss as a patient ages. This condition, which describes a clouding of a patient’s natural lens, affects the majority of patients aged 60 years or older. Cataracts result in a general blurriness of vision that can initially be addressed through a stronger vision prescription, but, eventually, surgical treatment will be required to restore clear eyesight. Traditional cataract surgery has been performed for many years and has a reputation for...Read More

Posted on May 10, 2016 By sitemanager in
08 04, 2016

Cataract Symptoms and Risk Factors

There are few things that are certain in life, but one thing that is certain is that if a person lives long enough, he or she will eventually develop cataracts. Not all cataracts are related to age, of course; some people develop cataracts as a result of injury or disease, while others are genetically predisposed to cataracts. However, no one is immune to cataracts. Over time, proteins will clump together on the natural lenses of the eyes, causing the lenses to become cloudy. Without treatment, what begins...Read More

Posted on April 8, 2016 By sitemanager in
10 03, 2016

Improve Your Vision with Treatments for Presbyopia

People who suffer from vision impairment know that, without treatment, the everyday quality of life can be greatly hindered by blurry and unfocused vision. For those who suffer from presbyopia, a condition in which the eyes can only properly focus on objects that are at a distance, daily tasks such as reading and working at a computer are difficult without the use of prescription lenses or other vision treatment, such as LASIK, which addresses vision impairment by reshaping the cornea. At North County Laser...Read More

Posted on March 10, 2016 By sitemanager in
18 02, 2016

Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the most destructive of all eye diseases, accounting for more than 120,000 cases of blindness in the United States alone according to the National Institutes of Health. Worldwide, it is second only to cataracts as a cause of blindness. While the disease can effectively be managed, it cannot currently be cured.

Unfortunately, glaucoma is also one of the most insidious of all diseases – not just eye diseases, but all diseases. In many cases, glaucoma produces no obvious...Read More

Posted on February 18, 2016 By sitemanager in
04 01, 2016

Can a Patient Be Too Young or Too Old to Have LASIK?

At North County Laser Eye Associates, one of the questions we are most commonly asked by prospective patients is – What is the ideal age for a patient to undergo LASIK? – Popular variations of that question include — Am I too young to have LASIK? and — Am I too old to have LASIK?

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, with good reason, not approved LASIK to be performed on patients under the age of 18, the truth is that age by itself does not generally preclude...Read More

Posted on January 4, 2016 By sitemanager in
04 12, 2015

Treatments for Nearsightedness

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we offer a complete range of treatment options for patients that suffer from nearsightedness (myopia). Nearsightedness is a condition in which the cornea is overly steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina, instead of directly on it. This causes blurry vision when viewing distant objects, such as road signs, overhead projectors, and the television. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective treatment options for nearsightedness. Dr. Paul H. Chen offers...Read More

Posted on December 4, 2015 By sitemanager in
04 11, 2015

Technology Spotlight: SynergEyes® Contact Lenses

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we offer the latest advancements not only in laser vision correction, but also in contact lenses and eyeglass technology. After our patients undergo thorough eye exams at our practice, we can provide them with such state-of-the-art lenses as SynergEyes ® contact lenses or Transitions photochromic tints. At our San Diego eye care center, these lenses represent just two of the outstanding-quality vision solutions we have to offer.

If you wish to take...Read More

Posted on November 4, 2015 By sitemanager in
08 10, 2015

Too Many Tears: Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we offer comprehensive eye exams to help our patients maintain the best possible ocular health at every stage of their lives. While many of our patients are adults who require care for such conditions as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, we also provide care to younger patients, including children who are at risk for a range of eye diseases that are unique to their particular age group. One of the more common eye conditions faced by children is nasolacrimal duct...Read More

Posted on October 8, 2015 By sitemanager in
07 10, 2015

Eye Exams Can Reveal the Need for YAG Capsulotomy

Although cataracts were once a leading cause of blindness, in developed countries today, the condition can be corrected in a matter of minutes. Your surgeon will simply remove the old, clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery poses few risks, and it can have enormous benefits for your quality of life. However, in some cases, you may suffer from posterior capsule opacity (PCO) after cataract surgery. Fortunately, through routine eye exams, we can detect...Read More

Posted on October 7, 2015 By sitemanager in
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Here at North County Laser Eye Associates, we perform LASIK eye surgery and ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) for patients in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego. In addition to LASIK eye surgery and ASA, we offer treatment for cataracts and glaucoma. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Carlsbad office today.