With California now beginning to reopen, we will resume routine optometric services on a limited basis starting 05/15/2020. These services include, but are not limited to:
Please give us a call at 949-951-1424 for clarification on any questions you may have. Thank you for your cooperation and your trust in our office.
In compliance with Governor Newsom's statewide order, we will be closing our office to non-emergent matters in efforts to reduce the spread of virus. Our phone line will remain open for patients with an emergency, which includes:
Since Governor Newsom did not provide an end date to the statewide order, it is difficult to determine our schedule for the next coming weeks. Please give us a call at 949-951-1424 for clarification on any questions you may have. Thank you for your cooperation and your trust in our office.
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking precautions in mitigating the spread of the virus. Some of the precautions we observe on a normal basis, such as washing our hands, sanitizing work areas, and disinfecting our equipment. We are also now disinfecting every pair of frames so that it is sterile before a patient puts them on.
As a healthcare operation, we are open to patients during this difficult time so that we may meet their visual needs. However, we advise patients who are exhibiting symptoms (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath) to reschedule until they are feeling well. We advise those who have recently traveled to affected areas or countries to do the same. If you are over 70 years old, immuno-compromised, or have underlying conditions, please reschedule as well.
Thank you for your cooperation and your trust in our office.
As part of his commitment to stay current with new contact lens advancements, Dr. Dugue recently went to a learning seminar at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care at Jacksonville, Florida. At the seminar, he learned about new ongoing contact lens studies and was able to tour the robotics facility that manufactures contact lenses. In fact, he and Dr. Chi are currently investigating visual performance with J&J's Acuvue Transition lenses.
In addition, Dr. Chi attended a 5-hour seminar over the weekend and had the opportunity to learn about new advancements in LASIK and cataract surgery. The Foundation for Ophthalmic Medical Education organized more than five speakers to educate a large group of optometrists.
The year 2020 will be a year full of good puns for eye care professionals. Most people have heard of "20/20 vision", but what is it exactly?
What is 20/20 vision?
20/20 vision means that a person can see a specific standardized size while being 20 feet away. At 20 feet away, it is considered to be distance vision. So if you have 20/100 vision, that means you have to be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with 20/20 vision can see 100 feet away.
Why can't I see 20/20?
The most common causes are the reason why a person wears glasses or contacts: hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness). In addition, there are medical causes such as dry eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration, and more that can potentially reduce a person's vision.
A new year typically means renewed insurance benefits for many people. Schedule your appointment today!
Cequa (cyclosporine 0.09%) is a new FDA approved medication to treat dry eyes. It uses proprietary NCELL technology to pack the medication in nanomicelles for higher absorption. Cequa is used twice daily and acts by increasing the eye's ability to produce tears. Ask your eye doctor if it is right for you!
We are excited to announce that we are now a provider for Spectera's vision plan! Schedule online or call 949-951-1424 to make your appointment today!
As members of the National Glaucoma Society, Dr. Dugue and Dr. Chi attended its symposium this past Sunday. The lectures provided a wealth information on reinforcing current glaucoma standards and introducing new technology. Innovations in development include new methods of recording eye pressure, monitoring visual changes at home, and treatment options. For example, virtual reality headsets are being incorporated into glaucoma testing. The advantage is being able to perform visual field testing with consumer VR headsets (ex. Oculus) so that patients can do the test in the comfort of their homes. Nevertheless, one of the most important aspects of glaucoma is periodic visits with your eye doctor. Make an appointment today!
We are excited to announce the only soft contact lens of its kind to the office, Bausch & Lomb Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism! Before this contact lens, the only multifocal contacts manufactured were spherical, meaning it only corrected either near-sightedness or far-sightedness. As a result, presbyopic patients with astigmatism had to be fitted with monovision to provide distance and near vision. Alternatively, patients would be corrected for distance and then wear reading glasses. According to Bausch & Lomb, "there are an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. living with both astigmatism and presbyopia who could wear contact lenses" and these new lenses offer "an easy-to-fit, multifocal toric lens without the delay and hassle of custom lens ordering." We have been fitting these contacts for several months and have been waiting for positive feedback from patients before making an announcement. So far, so good! So, if you have astigmatism and was told you weren't a candidate for multifocal contacts or if you are unhappy with monovision, schedule an exam and try these out!
Do you dislike being dilated? Does being blurry and light sensitive for several hours ruin the rest of your day? If you answered yes, then we have a solution for you! Optos retinal imaging is capable of capturing an image up to 200 degrees of the back of the eye in less than 0.4 seconds without the dilation, thus skipping the side effects. The ability to see out in the periphery of the retina allows for detection of potential sight threatening conditions. The image is captured in different wavelengths so that different layers can be examined. The digital image is kept securely in our database so that the doctors can monitor for any changes. It is suitable for patients of all ages, so come see your retina today!