Our Location & Hours

Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Monday--Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri

LASIK

LASIK eye surgery has been FDA-approved for over 20 years and is one of the best surgeries that I recommend at our office.  Imagine having to wear glasses and contact lenses for most of your life and within 10 - 15 minutes, being able to see without them! It is truly a life changing surgery.   Keep in mind that when you turn 40 years of age, you will still need to wear eyeglass lenses to see things up close. Nevertheless, LASIK is a great surgery if you are a great candidate for the procedure.

 

LASIK can support your active lifestyle

Wearing glasses and contact lenses can hinder your active lifestyle with constant adjustments to your vision. Contact lenses can dry out and irritate your eyes. Whether you are taking a class, going to the gym, or playing sports, seeing clearly and comfortable leads to a better overall experience.  You won’t have to worry about carrying solution or glasses after having LASIK.

 

LASIK surgery is safe

Using the latest technology and equipment, LASIK is a very safe procedure.  To determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, a pre-operative exam is performed at our office. The testing including measuring your prescription, mapping the front surface of your eye, measuring the thickness of the front surface of the eye, evaluating for dry eyes, and assessing your overall health.  

 

Recovery time is at a minimum

Most of us have busy work schedules and social lives which require that minimal time be taken off.  Fortunately, with LASIK, there is minimal amount of time needed to be taken off. Most people can go back to work within two days of the procedure.  


Our office is proud of the exceptional record in successfully managing LASIK patients.  With meticulous attention to detail in managing your pre-and post-operative services, we strive to assure the finest LASIK outcome.  Our practice pledges to give you personalized and professional services to assure your personal satisfaction with our LASIK program. To determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK, please contact our office at 925-743-1222 for an initial consultation.  

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Do you ever get frustrated when your significant other looks down at their phone?  So does your child. A New study in Child Development reports that when parents are constantly interrupted by technology, their kids are most likely to misbehave.  Nearly 50 percent of the 170 parents studied were interrupted by technology at least three times a day while talking with their kids. The authors call it “technoference” and they say that the more often parents reported technoference, the more tantrums and behavior problems that children displayed.  

 

The study points out that turning toward a device might also be a coping strategy for parents who need to quickly de-stress because they are already frustrated with their kids behavior.  

 

Here are some easy steps to stay in check when dealing with your own technoference.

 

1) Make eye contact.  Reassure that the child is more important to you than the device.

 

2) Slot in some device-free time.  When you can leave your phone in another room or out of reach so that you are not tempted to check it.

 

3) It is always safer.  Being alert and giving your child your full attention means they are less likely to get hurt when you are looking away.

 

4) Live in the moment.  Kids are amazing so try to share the moment with them before sharing it with your social network.

blepharitis

 

Two of the most common conditions of the lids and lashes that we see in our practice are blepharitis and styes. You may or may not know what these two things are. Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes at the base of your eyelashes. Your eyelids are red, swollen, or feel like they are burning.

 

A stye (also called a hordeolum) is a small, red, painful lump that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid. Most styes are caused by a bacterial infection. Both of these conditions may be treated in similar ways at certain stages. They are also prevented in much the same way. Here are some tips to help you prevent these conditions:

 

● Always remove makeup before going to bed with an oil-free makeup remover.

● When washing your face in the morning and at night do not forget to wash your lips and lashes with a mild soap such as baby shampoo.

● Always use hypoallergenic and oil-free makeup and face products to avoid clogging your pores and glands.

 

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My doctor says I have a Chalazion, What is that? A chalazion is a swollen bump on the eyelid. It happens when the eyelid’s oil gland clogs up. It may start as an internal hordeolum (stye). At first, you might not know you have a chalazion as there is little or no pain. But as it grows, your eyelid may get red, swollen, and sometimes tender to touch. If the chalazion gets large, it can press on your eye and cause blurry vision. Rarely, the whole eyelid might swell. If you have symptoms of any of these conditions, see your eye doctor as soon as possible. While these are not emergent conditions, they can be uncomfortable and like all conditions, the earlier they are treated, the easier they are to treat and the less chance you have of possible complications.

Optomap 

The retina is the delicate tissue that lines the back of your eye.  When light strikes the retina, an image is produced that is sent as an electrical signal to the brain, enabling you to see.  

 

What can happen to the retina?

Your retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly.  This means that signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and other diseases can be seen in the retina.  Early detection is essential so that treatment can be initiated in a timely fashion.

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NORMAL OPTOMAP

 Optomap Diseases

OPTOMAP WITH OCULAR DISEASES

 

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

Diabetes affects the eyes and the kidneys and is a leading cause of blindness.  Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina.

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

The center of the retina (the macula) can become diseased as we get older.  This results in alterations to our fine central vision making daily activities such as driving difficult.

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve and almost always develops without symptoms.  

 

How does Optomap help?

Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system captures more than 80 % of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-15% of your retina at one time.Seeing most of the retina at once allows your eye doctor more time to review your images and educate you about your overall eye health.  This leads to early detection and better care. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the power of optomap as a diagnostic tool.

 

How often should I have an Optomap?

You should have an Optomap every time you have an eye exam (at least once a year).  This will ensure that you have a digital record of your retinal health so that any change can be compared over time.  Many vision problems begin at a early age, so it is important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.

 

Will I need to be dilated and does it hurt?

An Optomap takes only seconds to perform, is not painful, and typically does not require dilation.  However, your eye doctor may decide dilation is still needed.

Call our office today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam including the Optomap Retinal Exam.

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Ocular hypertension is an increase in the pressure in your eyes that is above the range considered normal with no detectable changes in vision or damage to your eyes.  The term is used to distinguish people with elevated pressure from those with glaucoma, a serious eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.

 

Ocular hypertension can occur in people of all ages, but it occurs more frequently in African Americans, those over age 40, and those with family histories of ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma.  It is also very common in those who are very nearsighted or have diabetes.

 

Ocular hypertension has no noticeable signs or symptoms.  As part of a comprehensive eye exams, your doctor of optometry can check the pressure in your eyes with an instrument called a tonometer (“air puff” test).  The inner structures of your eyes will also be examined for any potential damage.

 

Not all people with ocular hypertension will develop glaucoma.  However, there is an increased risk of glaucoma among those with ocular hypertension, so regular comprehensive eye exams are essential for your overall health.  

 

There is no cure for ocular hypertension, however, careful monitoring and treatment, when indicated, can decrease the risk of damage to your eyes.  

Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Monday--Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri