Minor Ailments and Conditions

It is important to be aware of the various minor ailments and conditions that can occur in our eyes and to know what to do next, as well as how to prevent them.

Minor Ailments and Conditions in Bellflower

Our eyes are the organs of the visual system and they are quite delicate and susceptible to various minor ailments and conditions. It’s important to know how to recognize different symptoms and signs in the eyes and to know what steps need to be taken next. Certain minor occurrences in the eyes can be dealt with at home and can heal on their own. Others require immediate medical attention because no matter how small the ailment may appear, there could be potential for a more serious underlying cause or possible complication. When it comes to protecting our eyes, it is best to consult with your optometrist who is your primary eyecare specialist that can properly diagnose and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Included here is a guide of what to do when you or a loved one experiences a variety of possible minor ailments and conditions.

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Various Minor Eye Conditions

There are countless possibilities of different things that can occur in our eyes, however here is a list of more common minor ailments and conditions which are discussed in depth:

When to Seek Immediate Care

If you have any doubt that your eyes and/ or your eyesight might be in danger, please call our office and we will do our best to schedule you in to be checked by the optometrist right away and we will guide you with the next best steps. If you notice any of the following symptoms or experience sudden changes in your vision, please schedule an eye exam with our eye doctor in Bellflower:
  • Sudden change in your vision, including double vision or loss of vision
  • Severe pain in your eyes
  • Foreign body in your eyes
  • Serious bleeding in the eyes and/ or surrounding area
  • Any other concerning findings in your eyes and/ or surrounding area
When to Seek Immediate Care
Eye Infection Prevention

Eye Infection Prevention

It is also essential to protect your eyes from infection by making sure to:
  • Wash your hands, especially before touching your eyes
  • Maintain the proper hygiene for your contact lenses
  • Wear your contact lenses only for as long as your optometrist told you to and not longer
  • Wash your pillow sheets and anything else that comes in contact with your eyes
  • Only use your own makeup and makeup brushes instead of sharing with others
  • Use clean makeup brushes

Common Questions

You should schedule an appointment with our optometrist by calling us at (562) 925-6591 if you experience sudden onset of new floaters or they are accompanied by flashes of light. Oftentimes, small floaters can be normal, but sudden floaters are often caused by vitreous detachment. Also, diabetes or trauma can cause eye floaters caused by inflammation or bleeding in the eye, which must be evaluated and treated. Our eye care professionals will collect as much information as possible about your vision and what you're seeing during a consultation to diagnose eye floaters. The purpose of this is to aid our eye care provider in determining the underlying cause of your vision problem.
Minor Ailments and Conditions
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Eye Injury Protection

It is important to be aware of any potential threats to the safety of your eyes and to do what you can to avoid putting yourself in danger. That being said, if you are in an environment or engaging in any activity that could pose a threat to your eyes, please be sure to take the proper precautions. This includes wearing the appropriate protective eye gear, as doing so can prevent the vast majority of eye injuries. Patients searching for advanced medical eye care visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of medical eye care services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles.

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Testimonials


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.


Daniel G.
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