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Dr. Tanya Dawn Markis-meyer, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Tanya Markis-meyer is an optometrist practicing in Grass Valley, CA. Dr. Markis-meyer specializing in providing eye care services to patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Markis-meyer performs eye exams, tests vision, corrects vision by prescribing eye glasses or contacts, detects certain eye disorders and manages and treats vision problems. Optometrists often work closely with ophthalmologists who may need to further treat patients with surgical procedures.
Dr. Tanya Dawn Markis-meyer, OD
  • Grass Valley, CA
  • Accepting new patients

Why are my eyes so sensitive to light?

Hello, Moat likely your eyes are just sensitive to light- this can be caused by a side effect of certain medications, dry eyes, allergies and or certain systemic conditions such READ MORE
Hello, Moat likely your eyes are just sensitive to light- this can be caused by a side effect of certain medications, dry eyes, allergies and or certain systemic conditions such as diabetes also. I would suggest a good pair of polarized sunglasses even on cloudy days for Uv protection and to shield your eyes from glare.

Tanya Markis-Meyer,OD

I can't stand to wear contacts

There are many factors that can affect how a contact lens fits and comforts your eye without examining the eye and the lens on it. I would suggest a re-fitting for contacts to READ MORE
There are many factors that can affect how a contact lens fits and comforts your eye without examining the eye and the lens on it. I would suggest a re-fitting for contacts to determine the cause.

What exactly is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of the fluid in the eye can be high enough to cause damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision. One way to prevent it is to READ MORE
Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of the fluid in the eye can be high enough to cause damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision. One way to prevent it is to have your eye pressure checked through a routine eye examination. It is often a "silent" disease in which a person would not know if their eye pressure is high or not.

Diabetes and eye health

Diabetes can affect vision and possibly, the retinal tissue. We can see diabetic retinopathy, in which blood can leak out of the small weakened vessels in the retina into the retinal READ MORE
Diabetes can affect vision and possibly, the retinal tissue. We can see diabetic retinopathy, in which blood can leak out of the small weakened vessels in the retina into the retinal tissue. Vision may be affected when blood sugar levels are high, where a person can become more nearsighted with those shifts and have more difficulty seeing at a distance. We recommend yearly eye examinations with a dilation of the pupils to determine the state of the retinal health for our diabetic patients.

Can eyesight ever get better on its own?

It is difficult to determine the cause of your vision deterioration unless we know where your prescription has started from or other factors that might be hindering your sight. READ MORE
It is difficult to determine the cause of your vision deterioration unless we know where your prescription has started from or other factors that might be hindering your sight. I would suggest a routine eye exam if you haven't had one in over 1 year to determine possibilities.