What is the Difference between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

The Difference between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist.

In the vast landscape of eye care, understanding the roles of different eye care professionals is crucial for making informed decisions about your vision health. At Pacific Eye Institute, we’re dedicated to providing clarity on the distinction between ophthalmologists and optometrists and the specialized services they offer. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors specializing in eye and […]

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Total Solar Eclipse: Protect Your Vision on April 8th

On April 8, 2024, Californians will get the unique opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse! The moon will gracefully pass between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow for a brief moment of wonder and awe. However, as mesmerizing as it may be, observing a solar eclipse requires caution, particularly when it comes […]

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Caring for Aging Eyes: A Guide to Eye Health for Retirees

As we journey through life, our eyes are our constant companions, providing us with the gift of sight and allowing us to experience the world around us. But as we age, our eyes, like the rest of our bodies, undergo changes that can affect our vision and overall eye health. At Pacific Eye Institute, we […]

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Beyond Blurry Vision: Understanding and Managing Dry Eye  

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Are you experiencing blurry vision or discomfort in your eyes? You might be dealing with more than just a passing irritation – it could be dry eye syndrome. At Pacific Eye Institute, our Physician Team are well-versed in diagnosing and managing dry eye issues. Let’s delve deeper into understanding dry eye and how you can […]

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Clear Vision, Healthy Eyes: A Guide to Diabetic Eyecare 

Living with diabetes comes with its own set of challenges, and one aspect that requires special attention is eye health. Diabetic eye care is crucial for maintaining clear vision and preventing severe complications that can arise due to diabetes-related eye conditions. Pacific Eye Institute is at the forefront of providing comprehensive eyecare for diabetic patients. […]

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Guatemala Eye Care Mission Trip 2022

Over the span of only three days, Dr. JoAnn Henwood and a team of 11 diagnosed and treated approximately 600 patients in Guatemala City,many of whom had never seen an eye doctor in their lifetime. On Friday, September 2, 2022 we landed in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Our group included three ophthalmologists, four optometrists, one pharmacist, two […]

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Sports-Related Eye Injury

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According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, thousands of people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries each year. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. One in three eye injuries involves children. These alarming numbers have been rising over the last decade. The staff at Pacific Eye Institute wants to remind athletes and casual […]

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Tepezza® for Thyroid Eye Disease

Dr. Nicolas Biro, our newest oculoplastic, orbital, and eyelid specialist, is excited to bring a promising thyroid eye disease treatment to his patients in the Inland Empire. Added to our other medical and surgical treatments for thyroid eye disease is newly FDA approved, Tepezza® (teprotumumab), an innovative treatment for adults with thyroid eye disease (TED). […]

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Advancements in LASIK

In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASIK eye surgery. The latest LASIK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASIK Then Although LASIK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of […]

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