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Vision Conditions Managed
at Li & Liao Optometry

Trusted Vision Care in Bakersfield, CA

At Li & Liao Optometry, we’re proud to be your community’s trusted partner in eye care. A key part of that trust is making sure you understand your eye health, any vision conditions you may have, and what our doctors recommend. It’s one thing to be diagnosed with an eye condition; it’s another to get the one-on-one explanations and dedicated care you deserve, and that’s what we strive to provide to our neighbors in the greater Bakersfield community.

Complex Conditions, Clearly Explained by Experts

We’re passionate about patient education — our perfect scenario is that you know as much as we do about your eyes! Our doctors are skilled at taking even the most complex optical situations and explaining them to patients simply and accurately.

MYOPIA

Also called nearsightedness, myopia is one of the most common vision conditions: you can see close objects clearly, but objects at a distance are blurry. This happens when your eye’s cornea or lens isn’t properly curved and light is focused in front of the retina, instead of directly onto it.


HYPEROPIA

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is another common vision condition; in this case, you can see distant objects clearly, but closer objects are blurry. We see hyperopia when the eyeball is shorter than typical, or the cornea isn’t curved enough, resulting in light getting focused behind the retina.


ASTIGMATISM

Another common condition is astigmatism, which is when the cornea or lens is irregularly shaped, preventing light from properly focusing onto the retina. It can be harder to correct for astigmatism, as the eye is more misshapen than with other vision errors, but our eye doctors can find a solution.


PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is seen more often in patients above 40, where the eye gradually loses its ability to focus on nearby objects. This is caused by the eye’s lens naturally becoming stiffer with age. You may first notice the effects of presbyopia when you start to hold reading materials at arm’s length to see clearly.


SPOTS & FLOATERS

Spots and floaters in your eyes can appear as small specks, in various shapes or sizes, or cobweb-like strands in your vision. These spots are caused by microscopic fibers in the fluid inside your eye clumping up. They are usually harmless, but can indicate serious issues if you suddenly have many more.


CROSSED EYES

Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is when your eyes don’t line up, causing each to look in different directions. More common in children, it can happen because of nerve damage or because some of the eye’s muscles are not as strong as others, causing them to not work together.


LAZY EYE

Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye occurs when there is a major difference between each eye’s ability to focus. Most often found in children, it can be caused by neurological issues, drooping eyelids blocking vision, and more. The brain begins to rely on the stronger eye for vision, ignoring the other eye.


EYE COORDINATION

Eye coordination is the ability for both eyes to work together, but they may not due to developmental issues with vision or eye muscle control. Poor eye coordination can cause double vision, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, difficulty reading and concentrating, and irritability.


COLOR DEFICIENCY

Color blindness, or color deficiency, is the inability to distinguish between certain shades of color. People who have color deficiency can usually see colors, though they may have a harder time differentiating between two colors beyond the darkness or lightness.


Myopia

MYOPIA

Also called nearsightedness, myopia is one of the most common vision conditions: you can see close objects clearly, but objects at a distance are blurry. This happens when your eye’s cornea or lens isn’t properly curved and light is focused in front of the retina, instead of directly onto it.


 
Hyperopia

HYPEROPIA

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is another common vision condition; in this case, you can see distant objects clearly, but closer objects are blurry. We see hyperopia when the eyeball is shorter than typical, or the cornea isn’t curved enough, resulting in light getting focused behind the retina.


 
Astigmatism

ASTIGMATISM

Another common condition is astigmatism, which is when the cornea or lens is irregularly shaped, preventing light from properly focusing onto the retina. It can be harder to correct for astigmatism, as the eye is more misshapen than with other vision errors, but our eye doctors can find a solution.


 
Presbyopia

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is seen more often in patients above 40, where the eye gradually loses its ability to focus on nearby objects. This is caused by the eye’s lens naturally becoming stiffer with age. You may first notice the effects of presbyopia when you start to hold reading materials at arm’s length to see clearly.


 
Spots & Floaters

SPOTS & FLOATERS

Spots and floaters in your eyes can appear as small specks, in various shapes or sizes, or cobweb-like strands in your vision. These spots are caused by microscopic fibers in the fluid inside your eye clumping up. They are usually harmless, but can indicate serious issues if you suddenly have many more.


 
Crossed Eyes

CROSSED EYES

Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is when your eyes don’t line up, causing each to look in different directions. More common in children, it can happen because of nerve damage or because some of the eye’s muscles are not as strong as others, causing them to not work together.


 
Lazy Eye

LAZY EYE

Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye occurs when there is a major difference between each eye’s ability to focus. Most often found in children, it can be caused by neurological issues, drooping eyelids blocking vision, and more. The brain begins to rely on the stronger eye for vision, ignoring the other eye.


 
Eye Coordination

EYE COORDINATION

Eye coordination is the ability for both eyes to work together, but they may not due to developmental issues with vision or eye muscle control. Poor eye coordination can cause double vision, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, difficulty reading and concentrating, and irritability.


 
Color Deficiency

COLOR DEFICIENCY

Color blindness, or color deficiency, is the inability to distinguish between certain shades of color. People who have color deficiency can usually see colors, though they may have a harder time differentiating between two colors beyond the darkness or lightness.


 

TESTIMONIALS

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“I have always received excellent professional care from each staff member from Drs Li and Liao’s office. Very happy to report, after much diligence in treating my severely dry eyes with new eye drops /Rx, as well as OTC supplements my eye condition is manageable now!”

– Julia U.

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“This place is the BEST. They were recommended to me by a friend and it was the best choice I made for my sons optometrist. He’s been going there for 3 yrs now. They have the most kind and caring Drs. Dr. Li & Dr. Chao are very knowledgeable and that... makes them amazing. Dr. Chao raised concerns about an abnormality she noticed in my sons optic images that changed our lives for ever. My son almost lost his eyesight but because of her quick thinking he was referred to an ER for further eval. He received the treatment he needed and his eyesight is almost completely back to normal. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done. Thank you to everyone at Dr. Li & Liao Optometry.” <<<

– Emma G.

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“I had the best experience in a long time! Issues with my eyes were finally resolved and proper help provided! Doctor and assistants were amazing very helpful and very polite. No rushing you through or pushing you into anything. Office is very clean and comfortable.”

– Christine H.

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“I always have the best experience every visit. From reception to doctor to staff everyone is welcoming and warmth. Dr. Li explains very detailed what I need to know about my vision. Highly recommended! ...The lady who assisted me finding right glasses is so awesome, thorough and helpful ( I forgot her name). The place also is clean and they also wide variety of glasses to choice from. Highly recommend this office❤️️️” <<<

– Esterly D.

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“The staff was great! I had a great experience. I called in and same day they were able to get me in. I was helped immediately after walking in. Dr explained everything well. Great experience def recommend.”

– Jackie P.

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“I’ve been going to Li & Liao Optometry since I was 13 years old (28 now)! They are the only optometrist I will go to. Dr. Li has amazing patient/doctor relationship skills and makes you feel like family.”

– Jacqueline J.

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