We are Here to Help
We are passionate about making sure your family’s eyes are protected, and you should be too!
Routine eye exams are a necessary step towards overall eye health. Many eye diseases progress with no early warning signs or symptoms and can strike at any age. But you can get help managing your eye disease if they’re caught in the early stages. Our team screens for various eye diseases at every eye exam using the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and we’re ready to help you!
There’s no time than the present to protect your vision. Book an appointment with us today!
Watch for These Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
You may know conjunctivitis by its other famous name: pink eye. The conjunctiva is the transparent layer that covers your sclera (whites of your eyes), and it can become infected or inflamed. When this happens, the small blood vessels in your eye become swollen and irritated, causing the eye to appear red.
Although there are many types of conjunctivitis, the most common types are caused by viral or bacterial infections. These types of conditions are highly contagious, making conjunctivitis quite problematic for school-aged children!
However, we can easily treat this condition, but treatments vary depending on the type of conjunctivitis contracted. If you or your family notice symptoms like mucusy discharge or red, irritated, and itchy eyes, contact us immediately.
If you notice cloudy or dimmed vision, see your color vision fading, or have recently become sensitive to light or glare, contact our team to inquire about cataracts.
A cataract occurs when your eye’s lens becomes rigid and opaque, causing a cloudiness on the lens of your eye. In the short term, eyeglasses or contact lenses can help with mild cases. Cataracts may require surgery in the long term as they become more severe.
Routine eye exams can help to detect glaucoma in its early stages. If caught early, we can help manage your symptoms and preserve your vision. Glaucoma is most common in older age groups, but there have been occurrences of this eye disease in younger people.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can affect the optic nerve. Glaucoma can occur gradually, and many patients do not notice any of its effects until they are in an advanced stage of the disease. It has been called the “silent thief of sight.”
Your cornea should be domed and round like a ball. Sometimes, however, the cornea structure weakens and thins, gradually taking on a cylindrical or cone-like shape. This condition is called keratoconus.
In most cases, keratoconus affects young people between the ages of 10 and 25. Symptoms of keratoconus can include distorted vision, sensitivity to bright light, and sudden clouding. This condition can take many years to develop, and at first, optometrists can correct vision errors with contact lenses and glasses.
We Protect Your Eyes
At Richmond Vision Care, we want to protect your family by providing high-quality care when you need it most. An eye disease diagnosis can be daunting and life-changing, but we are here to provide compassionate treatment and help you manage.
Eye Care Appointments in San Francisco
Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed