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Eye Conditions

Health problems affecting your eye are not only uncomfortable but can often pose a severe threat to your vision. 

At GW Eye Associates, we can regularly assess your sight, identify conditions, and determine the best course of treatment.

Our Del Mar, CA, and La Jolla practices can treat many eye conditions to prevent permanent vision loss.

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Have an Eye Emergency? We Have a Doctor On-Call 24/7

Emergencies don't follow a 9-5 schedule. That's why we have staff on-call 24/7 to help you get the care you need as soon as possible. If you're experiencing sudden changes in your vision or other symptoms, call to request an emergency appointment at our Del Mar or La Jolla practices.

We Treat Refractive Errors

Refractive errors are the most common type of vision problem and among the most easily addressed. Depending on the type and degree of refractive error, your options may include glasses, contact lenses, and laser surgery


Myopia, also known as nearsighted vision, causes light to focus at a point in front of, rather than directly on, the retina. Patients with myopia can see close objects clearly but have trouble seeing objects far away.


Hyperopia, otherwise known as farsighted vision, results when light focuses at a point behind the retina. Patients with hyperopia can usually focus on objects far away, but close objects appear blurry.


Astigmatism is a refractive error caused by an irregularity in the shape of the cornea. Astigmatism usually makes it difficult to distinguish details, regardless of their distance from the eye.


Known as age-related farsightedness, presbyopia is a condition that typically develops in persons over the age of 40 and is caused by a decrease in the flexibility of the eye's natural lens.

Night Vision

Some patients experience worse eyesight in low lighting. Our optometrists can fit you with a pair of commercial or designer eyewear to help clear your night vision.


We offer the following contact lens options. Our eye care specialists will help you find the right choice for your needs:

  • Disposable Soft Lenses
  • Daily Lenses
  • Continuous Wear Lenses
  • Toric Lenses
  • Hard Lenses
  • Multifocal Lenses

We Can Help You Manage Your Eye Condition

Although there is currently no cure for these eye conditions, their progression can be slowed with early detection and prescribed eye care from our San Diego-area optometrists, Dr. Gordon Wong and Dr. Wildon Wong.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease where vision loss occurs at the center of your field of vision. Also known as age-related macular degeneration, this condition is a leading cause of blindness in persons over the age of 65. Age-related macular degeneration results in an inability to see items in the center of the visual field, such as faces, print, and other detailed objects.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy causes vision changes when blood vessels in the retina become damaged. Vessels may swell and leak, or new and abnormal blood vessels may begin to grow and eventually rupture, damaging the retina. Over time, the condition can progress to cause vision loss or even blindness. 

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Marked by damage to the optic nerve resulting from high intraocular pressure, glaucoma is a progressive and irreversible eye disease caused by a blockage in the eye's drainage system. Early detection of glaucoma is crucial to the effective management of the disease. Early warning signs are hard to notice, making routine screenings essential to diagnosing glaucoma early. 

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Eye Exams Can Prevent Blindness Request a Consultation

Routine eye exams are essential for monitoring and maintaining the eyes' health. 

During an eye examination, we assess the eyes and diagnose any eye conditions you may have. Early detection of eye conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy allows our La Jolla, CA, eye doctors to recommend effective treatment and management strategies before a significant degree of vision is permanently lost.

Take the first step to ensuring healthy vision for years to come. Join us for a consultation at our La Jolla or Del Mar, CA, practices:

(858) 454-4699

Helping patients see clearly since 2002.

Patients in the San Diego, CA, Area Thank Us


William Witt


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I couldn’t have had a better overall experience at GW Eye Associates! Dr. Wong and staff couldn’t have been any more professional and attentive! I received my new pair of glasses way sooner than expected and Katie made sure they fit me perfectly prior to leaving. 

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Kim Russell


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Dr Wong and his team are exceptional! Everyone is courteous and professional. I especially appreciate that Dr Wong takes the time to thoroughly explain his process, his recommendations, etc. The equipment he has to exam my eye health is cutting edge. 

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Other Eye Conditions Our San Diego–Area Optometrists Treat

With proper eye care, many eye conditions can be effectively treated. Our La Jolla practice can treat a range of eye conditions, including:


A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens that typically occurs with age. Although corrective lenses may be helpful during the early stages of cataract development, the only method of treating cataracts is to remove the natural lens and replace it with an artificial one. 

Retinal Detachment

If you suspect you have retinal detachment, our eye doctors can perform a vitrectomy, scleral buckle surgery, or another treatment to preserve your eyesight. Prompt treatment is necessary to preserve your vision.

Dry Eye Syndrome

If you rely on over-the-counter eye drops to manage your dry eyes, come into our office for a dry eye consultation. Our eye doctors can inform you of treatment options to manage your dry eyes long-term. 

Notice Eye Inflammation or Infection?

When part of the eye becomes inflamed, the potential effects can range from severe irritation to potential vision loss, depending on the specific cause.

While eye conditions like blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid) and conjunctivitis (pink eye) are relatively minor and easily treated, a condition known as uveitis (inflammation of the uvea or middle layer of the eye) can be severe and should be assessed by an eye specialist as soon as possible.

Whether you have a stubborn case of conjunctivitis or an infection that poses a more significant threat, call our office for a prompt appointment to assess your condition.

We Can Treat Developmental Irregularities

Developmental irregularities must be addressed early to prevent permanent complications. Pediatric eye exams are essential because children often can't or won't communicate the problems they're experiencing with their vision. If detected early, the following conditions are generally treatable through corrective therapy.

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We use many methods to diagnose crossed eyes, known medically as strabismus. Vision correction therapy, glasses, and even surgery may be recommended. Our optometrists may perform a visual acuity test, retina exam, depth perception test, and other methods to accurately diagnose strabismus.

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Another developmental eye irregularity is amblyopia. Amblyopia is the leading cause of vision loss in children, making diagnosis essential to treating the condition. Treatment can vary from wearing an eye patch to using corrective therapy techniques. Our optometrist may perform an eye reflex test and a visual acuity test.

Patients in La Jolla and San Diego Love Our Practice


Mark Bowles


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I've been seeing Dr Gordon Wong for about 10 years now. Even when my insurance changed to Kaiser and didn't cover my visits to GW, I still went and paid out of pocket because he is so very good at what he does I didn't want to compromise. 

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Bob Rauch


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Absolutely outstanding staff and Dr. Wong is as thorough and clear as one would hope for. Great location, they make it easy to select glasses and are very hi-tech!

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GW Eye Associates

Our team at GW Eye Associates in La Jolla and Del Mar can provide a wide range of high-quality eye care services. Dr. Gordon G. Wong and Dr. Wildon C. Wong have over 45 years of combined experience and belong to several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Optometric Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call us at (858) 454-4699 today.

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