General Ophthalmology

Board Certified Ophthalmologist located in Irvine, CA

General Ophthalmology services offered in Irvine, CA

Your eye health is one of the most important – and overlooked – portions of your overall health. You can prioritize your eye health and longevity with general ophthalmology services at Irvine Eye Center in Irvine, California. Led by board-certified ophthalmologist Andrew Lee, MD, who has published widely on many general ophthalmology subjects, the team can examine your corneal health, retinal health, glaucoma, and pediatric eye health. To schedule your next eye exam or diagnostic appointment, call Irvine Eye Center or book an appointment online today.

General Ophthalmology Q&A

What is general ophthalmology?

General ophthalmology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases. Your ophthalmologist at Irvine Eye Center has years of specialty training to detect the earliest signs of poor eye health, all using the latest diagnostic technology. 


Ophthalmologists provide routine eye examinations and a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Depending on your condition, the team at Irvine Eye Center typically recommends trying nonsurgical strategies before considering surgical procedures to restore your eye health. In some cases, care from an ophthalmologist can preserve your vision and help you avoid blindness. 


Irvine Eye Center welcomes you for personalized adult eye care to keep all parts of your eyes healthy and functional.  

Which conditions does general ophthalmology treat?

Irvine Eye Center offers comprehensive ophthalmological care for various common and not-so-common eye conditions. While your ophthalmologist may choose to monitor your condition for some time as it progresses, they can provide treatment when the time is right. 


You can get personalized care from Irvine Eye Center for conditions like:


  • Dry eyes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye injuries
  • Retinal detachment


Certain conditions can cause declining vision over time that you may or may not be able to restore. This is why comprehensive eye exams are increasingly crucial as you get older. 

When should I book a general ophthalmology visit?

As you age, you should visit Irvine Eye Center routinely for a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams are essential, whether or not you have any symptoms, as your ophthalmologist is trained to detect signs of eye conditions before you can.


Some symptoms that could indicate something is wrong with your eyes are:


  • Eye irritation
  • Eye watering
  • Floaters
  • Flashers
  • Red eyes
  • Vision changes or decline


You should get an eye exam every 1-3 years as an adult and about once a year after you turn 64, but you might need more visits if you have diabetes or other conditions that impact the health of your eyes. 


Finding a general ophthalmologist you can trust is crucial as your eyes change with age. Call Irvine Eye Center or book an appointment online for general ophthalmology care today.


A truly comprehensive ophthalmologist, I have published widely on the subjects of cornea, glaucoma, retina, and pediatrics. At IEC, you will be in the hands of a very knowledgeable and caring physician.