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General Ophthalmology

General Ophthalmology

General Ophthalmology services offered in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

Ophthalmology specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions that affect the eyes and their surrounding structures. The experienced ophthalmologists at Eye Site Sacramento in Sacramento and Folsom, California, provide comprehensive eye care to protect and improve each patient’s vision and eye health. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the general ophthalmology services available.

General Ophthalmology Q & A

What is general ophthalmology?

General ophthalmology covers preventive eye care and general services to preserve and improve your vision. Eye Site Sacramento has a team of experienced ophthalmologists and state-of-the-art technology to address routine and urgent eye problems. The practice invests in an array of diagnostic tools and advanced treatments to provide exceptional care.

What services does general ophthalmology include?

General ophthalmology includes a variety of services to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic eye conditions. Common tests your ophthalmologist may perform include:

Visual acuity test

A visual acuity test assesses your ability to read progressively smaller letters from about 20 feet away. To assess your visual acuity, you perform the test with both eyes, then one at a time.

Visual field test

Visual field tests measure your peripheral vision, which allows you to see out of the corners of your eyes.

Fundus photography

The fundus is the space in the back of your eye that holds the retina, retinal blood vessels, and optic nerve. Taking a photograph of the fundus through a dilated pupil gives your ophthalmologist a clear picture of your eye health.


A refractive test helps determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The test involves using different lenses during an eye exam to find the clearest option.

Slit lamp examination

A slit lamp exam uses a light and binocular microscope to assess the area in and around your eye in close detail.

What eye problems can general ophthalmology address?

The ophthalmologists at Eye Site Sacramento address a wide range of conditions. Whether you experience sudden eye irritation and inflammation or long-term vision problems, the clinic has the experience and technology to manage eye problems such as:

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Refractive disorders (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism)
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Allergies
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Damaged contacts

As you age, your vision needs may change. Eye Site Sacramento works with you to protect your vision and eye health throughout life. Your provider may recommend visiting every one to five years to detect early signs of eye diseases.

Call Eye Site Sacramento today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about general ophthalmology.