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What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision. Common cataract symptoms include: Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual blurring of one’s vision. This blurring… Read More


Is Glaucoma Inherited?

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Glaucoma can be inherited; genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role in… Read More


What Type of Eye Doctor Treats Macular Degeneration?

It’s important to understand that with macular degeneration, you are dealing with two issues: the medical condition causing vision oss and the vision  loss itself. Macular degeneration doctors include retina specialists and low vision specialists. These well-trained doctors can assist you with diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration as well as vision aid services. Retina… Read More


Now offering virtual visits for non-urgent appointments

Recent government action has expanded telehealth coverage for patients nationwide. Simply put, this means that you don’t have to wait to schedule face-to-face, non-urgent appointments with our expert ophthalmologists. By using chat technology (like Apple FaceTime) on a smartphone or tablet, qualifying patients can schedule a live interactive visit with one of our providers. Please… Read More


COVID-19

An Urgent Update on COVID-19 from Pacific Eye Institute Download COVID-19 Pandemic Medical Care Consent Form At Pacific Eye Institute, we continue to work with our physicians and staff to prepare for any potential impact of the coronavirus for our patients, teams, and facilities. We’re closely following the latest updates from the CDC and the… Read More


What Kind of Sedation is Used for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common age-related condition where the lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. This leads to progressive vision impairment. Cataracts are easily treated with a simple surgical procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL.  Today, most cataract surgery… Read More


What is the Average Age for Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you get older, the protein parts of the lens can begin to clump together. These clumps start small but grow larger over time. The bigger… Read More


Halloween Eye Safety

Novelty contacts can create spine-chilling effects but they can result in SERIOUS eye damage – even if only worn for a short time. Damage like: Eye infections Scratched or scarred cornea Eye pain Here are a few alarming facts: There is no FDA regulation that covers novelty contacts sold in Halloween stores, gas stations, flea… Read More


2 Ways to Save on Eye Care

Use your Flex Plan and insurance benefits to save on eye care. If you have delayed having an eye exam or eye care procedure due to cost, there are actually ways to save money on these medical appointments – or even have an eye exam at no cost. Take advantage of insurance benefits Use your… Read More


Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. During cataract surgery in the Inland Empire, our surgeons separate the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). In most… Read More


Common Vision Challenges by Age

20 - 40
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