Full Service Optometry

We offer a full service modern optometric office to accommodate all of your eyecare needs. A very thorough examination is provided in a caring and professional environment. Specialized testing to detect glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration is part of every comprehensive eye examination. All efforts are made to address each and every concern that a patient may have. Some of our services and products include the following:

  • Comprehensive Visual Examinations
  • Complete Contact Lens Services
  • Optical Boutique
  • Treatment and Management of Eye Disease
  • LASIK
  • Glaucoma Care
  • Medical Eye Emergencies

 

Facilities and Equipment

Fully modernized examination instrumentation including wave scan auto-refraction, visual field perimetry, digitalized retinal photography, corneal pahymetry, and scanning laser polarimetery (GDx) for early glaucoma detection.

Over 1000 high quality designer frames. Exclusive distributor of Suspension Eyewear in Southern California.

Thousands of in-stock contact lenses.

Languages Spoken

Our staff speaks English and Spanish.

Examinations

It all starts with your professional eye examination. We will carefully listen to and document your specific concerns and visual needs. It is our objective to provide the highest possible quality of services in a comfortable environment utilizing the latest technology.  At the conclusion of your examination, a detailed summary of the findings will be provided with ample time available to answer all of your questions.


exam equipmentSome of the components of your examination are as follows:

  • Refraction
    Determination of your visual prescription (Astigmatism, Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia)  
  • Keratometry
    Geometric measurement of your corneal surface
  • Ophthalmoscopy
    Evaluation of your Retina, Macula and optic nerve
  • Biomicroscopy
    Microscopic evaluation of your cornea, conjunctiva, lens and iris
  • Tonometry
    Measurement of the pressure inside your eye as part of the Glaucoma evaluation 
  • Visual Field Assessment 
  • Pupillary Testing 
  • Binocular Vision Evaluation
  • Color Vision Testing 

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Contact Lenses

There are multitudes of contact lenses which are available today. As part of our contact lens services, we will help you determine which type of contact lens is best suited for your eyes and your lifestyle. The initial selection of contact lenses will be based on your unique corneal topography (shape), your prescription, and a careful evaluation of your corneal and conjunctival health. Before we finalize your prescription, we will initially dispense a pair of diagnostic contact lenses for you to take home and wear in your own environment.

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Optical

The selection of your frame and the determination of the options you need for your lenses can be overwhelming. Our highly trained opticians will patiently guide you through this very important process. We inventory over 1000 frames from some of the world's most recognized fashion designers. You will never feel rushed in making a decision. We have had more than 25 years of experience finding the right frame for every face. 

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LASIK

A new era of vision correction has arrived. The development and refinement of excimer laser technology has enabled procedures to correct nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. Laser vision correction can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The two most well-known types of vision correction surgery include: LASIK (for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (for Photo-Refractive Keratectomy). As the technology has evolved, the FDA has expanded the scope of eligibility to incorporate an increasing range of optical conditions.

The Benefits of Bladeless LASIK
With LASIK, the surgeon numbs the eye, creates a corneal flap that is lifted back, applies the laser treatment to the inner layers of the cornea, and then replaces the flap, which heals naturally. An excimer laser helps make the flap precisely, safely and quickly so the surgeon spends less time in the eye. This makes the procedure more comfortable, and facilitates a faster visual recovery.

What to Expect from LASIK
A consultation with Dr. Powell will generally determine if you are a good candidate for a successful LASIK procedure. On the day of surgery, your eyes will be numbed before the procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The entire LASIK procedure takes approximately 10 minutes per eye from start to finish. On average, there are four follow-up visits with Dr. Powell during the first three months after your procedure and then normal annual eye exams thereafter.

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition, which if left untreated leads to progressive optic nerve damage (optic neuropathy) and eventual blindness. Typically, it is caused by elevated intra-ocular pressure, but there are many factors that increase the risk for development and progression of glaucoma. Some of these risk factors include: age, genetics (family history), thin corneas, previous eye injury, vascular disease (poor circulation), and other systemic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

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Eye Emergencies

Dr. Powell is therapeutically certified to treat eye diseases with the most up-to-date prescription medications available. Most ocular emergencies can be managed very effectively with prompt treatment. For this reason, medical eye emergencies are given the highest priority for evaluation and treatment. You will not have to wait days for an appointment. A partial list of medical eye emergencies and conditions that we treat are as follows:

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Ocular Foreign Body Removal
  • Iritis
  • Chemical Burns
  • Ocular Allergies (Lid/Eye Swelling)
  • Double Vision (diplopia)
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhages 
  • Sudden Flashes of Light and/or Floaters

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