General Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist for silicon valley

When your eyes need to be checked for any reason, and you need an ophthalmologist in San Jose or the surrounding area, come to Eye Consultants of Silicon Valley. Our ophthalmology practice provides both comprehensive and sub-specialized eye care in the fields of retina, glaucoma, cataract and oculoplastics. No matter what your eye care needs are, we can help you at ECSV.

Ophthalmologists are licensed medical doctors who are trained and specialize in eye care and eye surgery. Ophthalmology is a practice that encompasses the services of an optometrist and an optician. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today at 408-295-3433.


Nearsightedness (Myopia) is a form of refractive error that focuses light in front of the retina, rather than on the retina. This can be due to a strong refracting power of the cornea and lens and/or a long axial length of the eye. A nearsighted person sees near objects clearly, while objects in the distance are blurred. Myopia frequently develops in school-aged children and teenagers and progresses during the growing years. When the growth of the eye is complete, usually by early adulthood, the myopia stabilizes.

Myopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses and refractive eye surgery (LASIK and PRK).


Farsightedness (Hyperopia) is the result of the visual image being focused behind the retina rather than directly on it. It may be caused by the eyeball being too small or the focusing power being too weak. Farsightedness is often present from birth, but children can often tolerate moderate amounts without difficulty and most outgrow the condition. As aging occurs, glasses or contact lenses may be required to correct the vision. A family history of farsightedness is a risk factor.


Presbyopia is the age-associated progressive loss of the focusing power of the lens, resulting in difficulty seeing objects close to the eye.

The focusing power of the eye, which depends upon the inherent elasticity of the lens, is gradually lost with the aging process. This results in a gradual decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on objects that are close up. It is usually noticed around the age of 45, when you realize that you need to hold reading materials further away in order to focus on them. Presbyopia occurs progressively in everyone during the aging process. ECSV can provide treatment and corrective lenses to help with age-related presbyopia.


Astigmatism is a type of refractive error in which the cornea of the eye is asymmetrically curved, causing out-of-focus vision. The image does not focus on the retina in a sharp point. The cause of astigmatism is unknown. It is usually present from birth, and often occurs together with nearsightedness or farsightedness. A minor degree of astigmatism is considered normal and does not require correction. Astigmatism is very common.

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ECSV specializes in general ophthalmology in the San Jose area. If you are suffering from vision issues related to farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism, please contact us today by giving us a call at (408) 295-3433 or clicking our appointment scheduling button below. If you are in need of new glasses or contacts, you can visit our glasses shop or contacts shop.