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Dr. Carol Aivazian, O.D.

Optometrist

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Dr. Carol Aivazian, O.D.
  • Valencia, CA
  • Accepting new patients

What exactly is glaucoma?

We recommend check for glaucoma yearly since there is no pain associated with it and also I would recommend baseline photos and OCT to have for future changes and keep in your READ MORE
We recommend check for glaucoma yearly since there is no pain associated with it and also I would recommend baseline photos and OCT to have for future changes and keep in your files to show your doctors in the future. It can happen at any age.

Diabetes and eye health

Diabetes can affect the blood vessels in the eyes and cause bleeding or swelling if not well controlled. Also, it can cause fluctuations in vision. You should see an optometrist. READ MORE
Diabetes can affect the blood vessels in the eyes and cause bleeding or swelling if not well controlled. Also, it can cause fluctuations in vision. You should see an optometrist.

My eye looks different because of my astigmatism. Anything I can do?

Astigmatism does not make an eye look different. We are all lopsided. That is normal.

Why are my eyes sore after contacts?

You need to see your optometrist, they may not be the right contacts for you. You should try disposables, or more breathable contacts and remove them earlier.

Is a squint surgery safe for a 12 year old?

I would need to know why she is squinting. Does she need glasses? Sometimes blepharospasm can be treated with botox.

Why do my eyes feel very tired after wearing glasses?

This is normal. If it doesn't get better after 1 month, then go back to your doctor for a recheck

My eye drops are getting into my mouth. Should I be concerned?

No, the eyes, ears, nose, and throat are all connected. You can try closing the nasal corner of your eyes with light pressure after instilling the eye drops for 20 seconds.

Is rose water safe for the eyes?

I would not recommend it. Putting anything in your eyes that is not made for the eyes puts you at risk of infection.

My mother is unable to see clearly even after the corrective eye surgery. What should I do now?

What type of vision correction surgery? And what can she not see clearly, near or far? She may have other problems with her eyes that the surgery can't correct. She needs to see READ MORE
What type of vision correction surgery? And what can she not see clearly, near or far? She may have other problems with her eyes that the surgery can't correct. She needs to see her optometrist.

After a LASIK surgery when can I expect my vision to become normal?

Usually there is some fluctuation in vision after LASIK for at least the first month secondary to swelling and dryness. You should be using your medication and tears. See your READ MORE
Usually there is some fluctuation in vision after LASIK for at least the first month secondary to swelling and dryness. You should be using your medication and tears. See your doctor for your follow-up care.

Can my mother be operator for both cataract and glaucoma at the same time?

Sometimes, cataracts are so bad that they can be a cause for the glaucoma. Once the cataract is removed, the pain from the glaucoma will be eleviated. She will need followup READ MORE
Sometimes, cataracts are so bad that they can be a cause for the glaucoma. Once the cataract is removed, the pain from the glaucoma will be eleviated. She will need followup care probably at least 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and then for checking pressure every 3-4 months to make sure the pressure is normal. They will do a workup of her health prior to the surgery.

How is redness of the eyes treated?

You need an eye exam. usually patients who suffer from allergies take allergy pills daily. This may help and you should wear sunglasses, preferably polarized to protect your READ MORE
You need an eye exam. usually patients who suffer from allergies take allergy pills daily. This may help and you should wear sunglasses, preferably polarized to protect your eyes from the dust. There are also drops for the eyes, but you should get an eye exam to rule out any other problems.

My left eye begins to water from light exposure. What could be the problem?

If this is new, you need to see your eye doctor asap. This could be a sign of infection. If it is ongoing, then you could need glasses. You should always wear sunglasses outdoors, READ MORE
If this is new, you need to see your eye doctor asap. This could be a sign of infection. If it is ongoing, then you could need glasses. You should always wear sunglasses outdoors, preferrably polarized

What is the way to treat eye strain due to excessive computer use?

There are glasses with mild prescriptions and blue blocker lenses with antiglare coatings that will help to reduce the strain. Need to get the screen down and sit ergonomically. READ MORE
There are glasses with mild prescriptions and blue blocker lenses with antiglare coatings that will help to reduce the strain. Need to get the screen down and sit ergonomically. Also, take breaks and close your eyes for about 20 seconds every 20 minutes to relieve your eyes from straining.

What is the difference between optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists go to medical school and don't learn about the eyes much there. They then specialize in eyes during residency and mostly do surgeries and treat eye diseases. Optometrists READ MORE
Ophthalmologists go to medical school and don't learn about the eyes much there. They then specialize in eyes during residency and mostly do surgeries and treat eye diseases.

Optometrists go to optometry school and learn about the eyes and treating eye disease, prescribing glasses and contacts and know when to refer out to the primary care or other specialists when there are problems that could involve more systemic problems.

Why do I see hazy in the night?

We always see worse at night. See your eye doctor for night spectacles. You may have a mild rx and need them just for night time. Make sure to ge the antireflective coating

How often should we ideally visit an optometrist?

First eye exam is recommended at age 6 months. Then yearly or at least every 2 years if they are normal. Many vision problems, including astigmatism are there before the age READ MORE
First eye exam is recommended at age 6 months. Then yearly or at least every 2 years if they are normal. Many vision problems, including astigmatism are there before the age of 4.

Is there a cure for color blindness?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for color blindness. However, it is more correctly called color deficiency. Your son sees colors, just not as many variations as you may see. This READ MORE
Unfortunately, there is no cure for color blindness. However, it is more correctly called color deficiency. Your son sees colors, just not as many variations as you may see. This will hinder him only if he wants to become a police officer or electrician or pilot. Most other career choices are okay. There are red lenses or contacts that can help them see some things better if they want to see pictures in the color vision screenings. They can adapt by reading the colors on crayons, pencils or markers when coloring. About 15%of men are color deficient. When he grows older, he can take a 100 hue test that can help him know exactly what colors and shades he has difficulty seeing.