Comprehensive eye examinations

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At See Breeze Optometry, we are committed to taking care of all your eye care needs. A thorough examination analyzing eye health and vision function is provided in a very professional and comfortable environment. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, specialized testing is utilized to detect glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. All efforts are made to address each and every concern that a patient may have. Some of our other services  include:

Annual Eye Exam

It all starts with your professional comprehensive eye examination to evaluate the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes. Routine eye exams are very important in maintaining good eye health as vision and eye problems don’t always show clear signs or symptoms. By diagnosing vision and eye conditions early on, we are able to provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The best way to protect your vision is with yearly comprehensive eye exams.

Contact Lens Exam

Today, there are many different types of contact lenses available. As part of your contact lens evaluation, we will help you determine which modality of contact lens best suits your eyes and goals. The initial selection will be based on several factors including: corneal curvature, prescription, cornea health and lifestyle. Before finalizing your prescription, trial contact lenses will be dispensed for you to take home and wear in your own environment. Let us know when booking your appointment if you are interested in contact lenses.

LASIK Consultation

Pre-operative and post-operative evaluations are provided for LASIK and other vision correction procedures here at See Breeze Optometry. Call us today at 714-848-0028 (Westminster) or 714-964-3811 (Huntington Beach) to schedule an examination to see whether or not you would be a good candidate for a successful LASIK procedure.

Eye emergencies

Dr. Powell and Dr. Dang are therapeutically certified to treat eye  diseases with the most up-to-date prescription medications available. Most ocular emergencies can be managed very effectively with prompt treatment. For this reason, medical eye emergencies are given the highest priority for evaluation and treatment. You will not have to wait days for an appointment. A partial list of medical eye emergencies and conditions that we treat are as follows:

  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Ocular Foreign Body Removal
  • Iritis
  • Chemical Burns
  • Ocular Allergies (Lid/Eye Swelling)
  • Double Vision (Diplopia)
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhages 
  • Sudden Flashes of Light and/or Floaters

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Medical eye examinations

 Utilizing cutting edge technology, we are able to thoroughly test your eyes to diagnose and manage diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.  

Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a condition caused by elevated intraocular pressure of the eyes, leading to progressive optic nerve damage. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to a decrease in peripheral vision and eventual blindness. Some risk factors include: age, genetics (family history), thin corneas, previous eye injury, vascular disease (poor circulation), and other systemic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. However, there are medications and surgeries available to prevent the progression of glaucoma and thus preserving vision. Early detection and regular eye exams are important to slowing the progress of glaucoma. 

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Macular Degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States for people over 65 years of age. It is the result of a deterioration of the absolute center of the retina, an area called the macula. With the macula, the eye sees detailed visual sharpness and colors. There are two types of ARMD, Dry (most common and with no known treatment) and Wet (less common and treated with eye injections), both of which cause loss of central vision that glasses cannot improve. Reversing damage caused by ARMD is not possible in most cases, however, supplements, UV protection from sunlight, a balanced diet and quitting smoking can reduce the risk and progression of ARMD.

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Diabetic Eye Disease

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 Diabetes in the eye is a serious sight-threatening condition that can result from having type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It can cause diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Often, there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, so it is important to have regular eye examinations. The earlier it is detected, the better the treatment outcome. 

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

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 Conjunctivitis is the inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva (the thin membrane, like cellophane wrap, that covers the white of the eyes and the underside of the eyelids - it is transparent but contains many blood vessels, and it is in direct contact with the tear film where bacteria, viruses, and allergens can be found). The common appearance of conjunctivitis is a pink or red eye, associated with discharge that may be watery or mucousy.  Often the eyelids also become swollen, and the patient may feel itching, irritation, or even eye pain. If you suspect conjunctivitis, visit your eye-care provider at See Breeze Optometry for an examination and treatment. 

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Dry Eyes

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 Dry eyes can be diagnosed with special eye tests done by your eye-care provider at See Breeze Optometry.  Treatments for dry eyes range from simple artificial tear drops or ointments to special tear drainage plugs that keep the natural tears on the eye.  In some cases dry eye can be treated with oral supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids and in others it can be treated with a prescription eye drop that stimulates tear production.  

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