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Why do we do donations?

I think it’s time for a debrief from our last trip we took to Tecate, Mexico. We usually go and help others and return, it’s just a one day trip. I think there’s a disconnect from what we do and patients understanding what they’re contributing to. So let’s start off by how our patients contribute to our quarterly trips. First, whenever a patient purchases glasses from us, that allows us to donate an eye exam, frames and lenses to someone who needs it. That helps pay for our transportation expenses […]

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Our new frame line

Ultem. What is Ultem? It’s also known as Polyetherimide. It’s a material used in frames that’s unmatched in durability, flexibility and strength. Just look at this picture: Imagine the possibilities! You won’t have to get frustrated when your child breaks their glasses again because they accidentally stepped on it, when you have a newborn who’s constantly grabbing them off your face, you won’t have to get stressed, and lastly that dreaded nose pad mark will be no more. I personally have tried all different types of frames from low to a […]

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Introducing our newest member of our team!

Our newest instrument, Centervue DRS can take an advanced digital retinal photograph. By taking a digital fundus photo image of the back portion of the eye (the retina), Drs. Cho and Wong can detect and monitor ocular health. Here are some benefits of getting your retina photographed at your next exam: It will be a baseline measurement for future comparison. There have been so many times where the Doctors have wished that they could’ve seen a picture of a patient’s eyes when they were younger to compare to make see […]

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Acuvue Define Contact Lenses

We are one of the first offices in Southern California to have the Acuvue Define Contact lenses to try out! We are very excited because we’ve had patients trying to purchase contact lenses that would make their eyes look prettier without the use of colored contact lenses. Acuvue Define lenses are perfect for anyone that wants a subtly different eye look…it basically makes your eyes pop without anything dramatic. These types of lenses have been made popular in Asia by Asian celebrities, however, now it is FDA-approved and ready for […]

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Circle Lenses – US Launch

For those of you that are interested in circle lenses and have been purchasing them online because you weren’t able to find any optometry office that could sell them…you might finally able to. Vistakon (who is owned by Johnson & Johnson) has recently launched a small batch of 1-Day Acuvue Define brand contact lenses in the US. They were trying to take a hold of the market that were purchasing not FDA-approved “circle lenses” online and that were not proven to be safe for the eyes. The 1-Day Acuvue Define […]

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Digital Lenses?

Is the 20/20 vision correction you obtain when you wear your glasses not quite satisfying enough? If this is the case, digital lenses may be the right solution for you! Remember the old analog TV? You probably have a HD TV now that makes all the images clearer and crisper. Can you imagine going back to an analog TV? No! That’s similar to the new digital lenses that are available now. Sometimes, higher-order aberrations can affect your vision, even if your prescription eyeglasses are designed to fully correct your vision […]

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Progressives and bifocals: Which is the right fit for you?

Ever find yourself having difficulty seeing both near and far? Do you find yourself questioning why your current glasses are not doing the trick? Well look no further because one of these type of lens may be the perfect solution to your issues! Progressive and bifocal lens are special in a sense because they allow you to see in the distance through the top of the lens and close through the bottom of the lens. They enhance your vision so that you no longer have to worry about searching for […]

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Transitions?

What are Transition Lenses? Why bother? Transition Lenses, otherwise known as Photochromic lenses, are specialized lenses that darken or lighten depending on their exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. As a result, these lenses will remain clear indoors and will automatically darken when exposed to daylight while outdoors. With the added benefit of also protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, transition lenses are definitely suited for active types of people bothered with having to switch to prescription sunglasses whenever they step outside. Today, you can also specify […]

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Join the Club

Have you been looking for the perfect pair of retro sunglasses for this summer? Well look no further! The Ray-Ban Clubmasters are one of the most iconic and classic sunglasses of all time. Look familiar? That’s because you have probably seen many of your favorite actors and singers rocking these bad babies. Some of the celebrities who wear these look are Beyonce, Natalie Portman, Bruno Mars, Kristen Stewart, and much more! Not only are they a classic, they are also timeless. The Clubmasters have been introduced and reintroduced over decades […]