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Eye Exam Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

The Importance of Routine Eye Examinations

At the Eye Care Institute in the Sonoma County area, Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA area patients can obtain routine eye examinations. It is important for adults to have eye evaluations done on a regular basis to catch the early symptoms of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and even macular degeneration, while providing vision correction […]


What Are the Causes of Optic Neuropathy?

Optic neuropathy is a condition that can develop when something goes wrong with the optic nerve. The optic nerve is at the core of obtaining visual information. The optic nerve supplies information from the retina on the back of the eye to the brain. This nerve may become damaged, impacting one’s ability to see. The […]



Eye Exam Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

Five Reasons Why Routine Eye Examinations Are Important

Most patients in the areas of Petaluma and Santa Rosa, CA only visit their ophthalmologist when they notice their vision becoming blurry or their current eyeglass prescriptions not maintaining their effectiveness. However, it is so important for patients of all ages to visit their ophthalmologist on a regular basis for a comprehensive eye examination. There […]


Floaters: Should I Worry?

You may have been warned about floaters (those bright little dots that only you can see, which last for a few seconds), especially if you have a high prescription in your eyes. But are they really so serious that you need to worry about them? Floaters may occur for a number of reasons, but they […]


Optical Shop Santa Rosa, CA

Spring and Summer Sunglasses

Sunglasses might not be the first thing you think of when you start thinking about spring. Maybe it’s just us! But, the truth is, we spend more time outside when the weather warms up, which can lead to more chances of UV damage. So, while you’re out shopping for warm weather clothes, consider swinging by […]


Dry Eye, Santa Rosa, CA

Why Do I Have Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are one of the most infuriating vision issues. Luckily it is usually an easy fix. Dry eyes occur when there is an imbalance in your tear system, when you age, from medication side effects, from diseases that affect the body’s ability to create tears or issues that don’t let your eyelids close completely. […]


Macular Degeneration, Santa Rosa, CA

The Signs of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration can result in severe vision loss in people 60 years and older. The resulting vision loss is irreversible and caused by deterioration of the macula (a central portion of the retina). The retina works as a light sensing mechanism and is made up of nerve tissue. Macular degeneration doesn’t lead to complete blindness […]


Eye Exam Santa Rosa, CA

How Your Lifestyle Is Giving You Dry Eyes

Having dry eyes can be a frustrating and annoying experience. The dry and gritty feeling created by having dry eyes can get in the way of your everyday activities. You may not realize it, but some of your current habits could be creating your dry eye problem. Smoking We all know that cigarette smoke is […]


Macular degeneration Santa Rosa, CA

What You Need to Know About Keratoconus

When is the last time you visited the dentist for a dental cleaning?  It may seem like a strange question coming from the Eye Care Institute, but stay with us. Daily dental care and yearly dental cleanings act as a preventive measure to help catch potential problems. It makes sense, right? With that in mind, […]


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