The Most Common Eye Conditions & Diseases

Healthy eyes provide your window to the world. Making sure they are free from eye conditions and diseases is vital. At Family Eye Care in Chico, our optometrists can provide a full range of tests for the entire family. Let’s look at some of the common eye health conditions that we treat.

Dry Eye

Millions of people are affected by dry eye. It is the result of not having enough tears or poor-quality tears. It causes eyes that feel scratchy, look red, and may sting. Plenty of treatments are available to make your eyes more comfortable, including over-the-counter eye drops and lifestyle changes. Your optometrist can also prescribe medication if the condition continues.

Nearsightedness (Myopia) & Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Both of these eye conditions are refractory issues. The conditions cause blurry vision either of objects close or far away. These are conditions that can be corrected with glasses or with contact lenses.


A cataract is a cloudy spot on the lens of your eye. It affects your vision and makes colors seem faded. Cataracts can make it almost impossible to drive at night. They can also make it difficult to read. They are quite common as you age and by age 80, half of all people have them. The good news is that with surgery, they can be removed and new lenses inserted.

Amblyopia (Lazy eye)

This is a condition that usually starts in childhood. There is a problem with the brain getting messages from both eyes and only one works well. The name is deceptive. The one eye isn't lazy, it just isn't getting the message.


Glaucoma is an increase in the pressure inside your eye. If left untreated, blindness can be the result of this serious condition. The condition cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Treatment can be done with drops to reduce the pressure, laser treatment, or surgery.

Contact Our Optometrists in Chico, CA

When you need optometry services for a variety of eye conditions, you can count on Family Eye Care in Chico. Call our team today at (530) 899-3939 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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