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.
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
NearsightednessMyopia, 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.
FarsightednessHyperopia, 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.
AstigmatismAstigmatism 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.
PresbyopiaKnown 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 VisionSome 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
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.
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.
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.
Eye Exams Can Prevent Blindness Request a Consultation
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.
Patients in the San Diego, CA, Area Thank Us
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.View on Google
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.View on Google
Other Eye Conditions Our San Diego–Area Optometrists Treat
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 DetachmentIf 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 SyndromeIf 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.
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.
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
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.View on Google
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!View on Google