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Eye Care of La Jolla

Eye Care of La Jolla offers state-of-the-art technology to ensure the most appropriate, safest and most accurate treatment options for a wide array of conditions and diseases, including LASIK surgery, advanced cataract surgery, multifocal and toric lens implants, dry eye treatments, and evaluation and management of chronic eye conditions including macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as routine eye examinations for patients of all ages.

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What symptoms are you experiencing?

Learn the association between common eye symptoms and the most frequently treated eye conditions. This site isn’t a tool for self diagnosis – only an Eye Care of La Jolla doctor or eye care professional can offer an accurate diagnosis around any symptom you may be experiencing.

Eye Care of La Jolla encourages you to learn all you can about routine eye care. Schedule an appointment to have a general eye examination by a Eye Care of La Jolla doctor or eye surgeon – especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. When it comes to eye health, the more you know, the better you see.

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What causes blurred vision in adults?

Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism that can be improved with corrective lenses (eyeglasses) or it may signal the presence of eye disease.

Blurred Vision can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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What causes halos and night driving glare in adults?

Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. Glare is light that enters your eye and interferes with your vision. Halos often show up when you’re in a dim or dark place. Glare is more likely in the daytime. They're a normal response to bright lights, but deeper problems can also bring them on.

Night Glare and Halos can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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What causes watery eyes in adults?

If you have watery eyes, there are several possible reasons.

Watering Eyes can be a symptom of:

  • Glaucoma
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Ptosis
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy
  • Ectropion & Entropion

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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What causes irritated eyes in adults?

Allergies and eye infections can both cause your eyes to feel sore, red and itchy. Often, itchy or irritated eyes can become sore after excessive rubbing. The eye infection conjunctivitis is a particularly common cause of sore, red eyes. Contact lens irritation can also cause sore, red eyes.

Red Eyes can be a symptom of:

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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What causes drooping eyelid in adults?

A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis. In this condition, the border of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal. In severe cases, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision.

Lid Issues can be a symptom of:

  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Ptosis
  • Ectropion & Entropion
  • Chalazion

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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What causes wandering eyes in adults?

The medical term for lazy eye is "amblyopia." Amblyopia occurs when your brain favors one eye, often due to poor vision in your other eye. Eventually, your brain might ignore signals from your weak, or “lazy,” eye. The condition can result in vision impairment and loss of depth perception.

Wandering Eyes can be a symptom of:

  • Strabismus
  • Corneal Abrasion

Symptoms left untreated can lead to serious health complications. If you are experiencing this or any other medical symptom, please seek professional medical help immediately.

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Eye Conditions We Treat

Cataracts
Cataracts

Find out more about advanced cataract surgery procedures performed by Eye Care of La Jolla.

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Dry Eye
Dry Eye

Dr. Michelson and the staff at Eye Care of La Jolla have solutions to your Dry Eye!

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Glaucoma
Glaucoma

Glaucoma affects millions of older men and women, and regular eye exams are critical for preventing vision loss.

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Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Michelson is recognized as a leading provider of Laser Vision Correction and LASIK surgery in Southern California.

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Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration

The top-ranked ophthalmologists at Eye Care of La Jolla provide patients with the state-of-the-art care.

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Retina
Retina

Eye Care of Ja Jolla offers evaluation and treatment options for the full range of retinal diseases.

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Find the Perfect Frames in our Optical Department

Eye Care of La Jolla offers a wide selection of custom eyewear for patients with all types of vision needs, including designer frames, ultra-light titanium frames and eyewear specially designed for patients with dry eye syndrome.

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Cataract Self-Test

Interested in learning more about cataract surgery and lens options? Take our easy and FREE Online Cataract Self-Test.

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Patient Information

Learn how to get ready for your appointment at Eye Care of La Jolla.

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Dry Eye Self-Test

If you experience symptoms of dry eye, take our easy online dry eye self-evaluation for more information.

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Meet the Team

Eye Care of La Jolla is committed to providing patients with individualized solutions based on each patient’s needs to help ensure the clearest vision and optimal resolution of eye health issues.

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"Dr. Michelson, is the best!! He answered all of my questions and more. I definitely recommend seeing him."
- Hortencia C.
Five Stars
"I have been going to Dr Michelson for 15+ years! My company recently changed Insurance providers and I find myself searching the internet to seek a carrier for vision that will allow me to continue to drive the 102 miles for my appointment with Dr Michaelson. I don't trust my eyes to anyone else. He is the BEST!"
- Maria S
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"Always professional, prompt and helpful with explanations and procedures."
- Mary Ann M
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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regular eye exams keep your eyes healthy and are the first step to ensuring lifelong eye health. At Eye Care of La Jolla, our doctors do more than fix blurry vision. We do a thorough examination of your eyes to ensure there are no underlying eye issues – and if there are, we have treatment options to help!

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Serving Our Community

Eye Care of La Jolla is a top-rated ophthalmology practice providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care as well as routine and preventive ophthalmology services for patients in La Jolla, CA, and throughout the surrounding San Diego area.

Eye Care of La Jolla

9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92037

Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours may vary; please contact the office at (858) 457-3050 to confirm.