At Avant Eyes Optometry, we are passionate about patient education. We believe that you are your own best advocate when empowered with knowledge and answers to your curiosities about eye care. And we have those answers! Dr. Kataria will share her knowledge on topics such as medical eye care, night driving vision, contact lens care, dry eye, how to recognize an eye-related emergency, and more! Remember to check back frequently for updated topics.
Dr. Kataria was voted #5 in Newsweek's Top Eye Doctors 2022 and #1 Eye Doctor in California!
Dr. Kataria had the privilege to talk to Women in Optometry before she became a practice owner, to share her journey as a medically-focused optometrist. She now serves on the Editorial Board for Women in Optometry and advocates for women in the profession through spreading awareness and education.
You may have noticed that your vision is only blurry when you drive at nighttime, but during the day you feel you see well. There are multiple causes for this, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, uncorrected refractive error (do you need glasses?) and most commonly, dry eye disease.
Generally, vision screenings detect overt vision problems such as drastically reduced vision abnormal pupillary light reflexes, leukocoria or eye muscle imbalances.
The integrity of the ocular surface plays an important role in the success of cataract and refractive surgery. Treatment of dry eye disease (DED) is becoming an integral part of primary eye care, and optometrists are poised perfectly to initiate treatments for DED in a primary eye care setting.