Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Walnut Creek & Antioch

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Protect & Preserve Your Vision

Eye diseases come in all shapes and sizes and negatively impact your overall health, not to mention your vision. Some conditions may also progress to the point of permanent damage without ever showing symptoms. The best way to prevent vision loss is to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year, so your optometrist can closely examine the internal and external working functions of your eyes.

Vision-threatening eye diseases can develop in a variety of ways, so it’s best to stay aware. At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we focus on your ocular health at every appointment to ensure you have the knowledge and resources necessary to protect your vision.

Common Eye Conditions & Diseases

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors occur when light does not focus correctly on the retina, causing objects at certain distances to appear blurry. Different types of refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision at all distances), and presbyopia (a condition that occurs with age when the natural lens in the eye becomes less flexible).

Typically, refractive errors can be effectively treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery, but your optometrist will recommend the solution that’s best for you.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive condition that develops with age, resulting in damaged central vision. The condition’s name comes from the disease attacking the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for central, detailed vision.

There are 2 forms of AMD:

  • Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels start to grow under the macula, leading to blood and fluid leakage. The leakage damages the macula and causes rapid central vision loss. Wet AMD often progresses very quickly but only accounts for around 10% of all cases.
  • Dry AMD progresses much more slowly than wet AMD as the macula thins over time as part of the aging process. Over time, the thinning macula loses its function and causes significant central vision loss. Dry AMD accounts for up to 90% of all individuals with AMD and generally affects both eyes.

Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea of the eye. The condition causes the cornea to thin and bulge outward like a cone. The cornea’s bulging shape makes it difficult for light to focus correctly on the retina, creating distorted vision.

Some keratoconus cases are genetic, where others have been associated with eye allergies, excessive eye rubbing, and connective tissue disorders like Marfan syndrome.

Keratoconus can take many years to develop, or in some cases, it progresses rapidly. The best way to get the right diagnosis and treatment for your condition is to consult your optometrist at your next eye exam.

Book Your Appointment Today

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we want to make sure your eyes are healthy so you can enjoy good vision for as long as possible. If you have any questions about your ocular health or vision, we’d be happy to help. Give us a call or fill out our online form to book your appointment today!

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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