Protect Your Vision
Your eyes deserve protection from eye disease. Many eye diseases develop without early warning symptoms, and often the disease can permanently affect your vision before you notice a difference in your sight.
Routine exams are a vital step towards detecting and treating eye diseases. Your optometrist scans for eye diseases during every exam, and early detection can ensure swift treatment and management before any damage occurs.
We want to help preserve your vision for many years to come. Please contact us today for a comprehensive eye exam that protects against eye diseases!
Common Eye Conditions & Diseases
Eye diseases can affect your vision in different ways. If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, our optometrists can create an individualized treatment plan to help manage any symptoms and preserve your eyesight. Treatments may include medication, specialty lenses and contacts, or surgery.
Some of the more common eye diseases include:
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that gradually affect your optic nerve that can eventually lead to blindness. Glaucoma generally affects older age groups, but it can occur at any age. Glaucoma develops slowly, and many patients may not experience symptoms until the advanced stages.
Routine eye exams are the best way to diagnose and provide treatment for glaucoma. At this time, your optometrist cannot reverse vision damage caused by glaucoma, but the progression can be slowed if caught in its early stages.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the macula begins to deteriorate as part of the normal aging process. The macula is located at the center of the retina, and its job is to help see precise detail in the central part of our vision.
Deterioration of the macula can result in the inability to see sharp details and the loss of color vision.
Diabetic retinopathy develops when high blood glucose levels damage your retina’s blood vessels, causing them to bulge and leak fluid into the retina.
Your retina may form abnormal blood vessels in advanced cases to compensate for the fluid loss, but these new vessels can break, causing scar tissue and floaters in your vision.
Patients with diabetes are at a high risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. We recommend annual dilated eye exams if you have diabetes, as you may not know you have diabetic retinopathy until you have an exam.
Cataracts occur when your eye’s lens becomes rigid and opaque throughout the aging process. It appears as a milky clouding on your ordinarily transparent lens. Cataracts can severely affect the quality of your vision and are the number one cause of blindness in the world.
Your optometrist can prescribe glasses or contact lenses at the beginning to correct refractive errors; however, only surgery can remove cataracts.
At Dr. Henslick Vision Center, we offer co-management programs for our patients who opt for cataract surgery. We are committed to providing you and your family with the best options for total vision health.
For more details, visit our page on Laser Surgery Consultations.
Keratoconus begins to affect people between the ages of 10 and 25, and symptoms develop gradually. The cornea is usually globe-shaped, but keratoconus can slowly warp the lens, causing it to take on a cylindrical form.
Symptoms of this condition include:
- Distorted vision
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Sudden worsening of vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions
Your optometrist may be able to correct the initial symptoms of keratoconus with scleral contact lenses and eyeglasses. As the disease progresses, the patient may require a cornea transplant.
We Can Help You Manage
Every eye exam at Dr. Henslick Vision Center includes screening for common eye diseases, and we are ready to help you manage any condition. We offer top-quality treatment and advanced diagnostic technology in a family-friendly environment, and our compassionate team is here for you when you need us.
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Come For a Visit
Visit us today in the Plaza de la Paz shopping center. Take the entrance from La Paz Road, and you’ll find us right next to the Arco gas station. There is plenty of parking right out front!
- 27451B La Paz Rd
- Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed