Whether patients speak English or Spanish, there's little chance they'll have trouble communicating at Salud Digna. That's because Dr. Sergio Ortiz, the 20-year optometry veteran who runs the office, works with an entirely bilingual staff. During comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Ortiz checks vision and screens for diseases from cataracts to diabetes. Staffers then help patients select from a supply of frames that includes styles from Ray-Ban, DKNY, and Anne Klein.
Exams aside, the team does good for more than just the eyes. Licensed as a community clinic by the state of California, Salud provides high-quality optometry on a flexible scale, allowing them to help as many people as possible and ensuring that every customer who chooses them is helping to get others affordable eye care.
Dr. Scott Lam administers eye exams with a focus on patient education, carefully explaining the different steps for determining a prescription and finding symptoms of damage or disease. After taking a peek at their peepers, he leads guests to the office's showroom, where he and his staff help them pick stylish frames. Instead of concentrating solely on fit, they discuss the client's tastes and lifestyle, hunting down the best match from popular brands and daring boutiques. From classic Coach and Ray-Ban frames to vintage-style specs from Mandalay in Japan, their inventory spans the fashion spectrum.
Dr. Lam also applies his expertise to services that don't focus solely on spectacles. He performs contact-lens fittings, LASIK consultations, and exams for children. Whether searching for signs of glaucoma or helping clients finally read the corny jokes inscribed on the head of every sewing pin, he prioritizes an inviting, customized style of care. Visitors are even allowed to choose from one of five languages: English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Focus Vision Optometric Center's optometrists Jane H. Liang and Cheryl Yu help their patients see the world with newfound clarity. Using computer-assisted equipment, they find the precise prescriptions for glasses and contacts. They can also treat chronic eye conditions such as glaucoma and uncontrollable laser vision. Accommodating as many patients as possible, Focus Vision Optometric Center's staffers speak Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
Voted Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice 'Best Doctor' in Southern California in 2011 and 2012, Market Optometrix's (formerly Global Eye & Laser) doctors combine years of experience and various specialties, such as ophthalmology, refractive eye surgery, and laser vision correction, to help patients overcome a variety of vision-inhibiting ailments. The doctors demonstrate their dedication to patient health through their thorough pretreatment examinations, which consider the overall health of patients by combing over medical records and checking for banana peels. When examinations conclude, the doctors administer treatments utilizing up-to-date techniques and equipment, along with knowledge made current through continuing education.
Since 1997, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ferzaad Moosa has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures, gaining a level of expertise that inspired Top 10 LASIK to name him one of California's 10 best surgeons. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, the doctor served an internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and completed a three-year residency at the esteemed Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Moosa corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness with increasingly advanced laser systems, employing wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea while reducing negative side effects such as poor night vision or spontaneous disco-ball mirages. The machine also tracks the position of the eye 200 times every second, instantly pausing if it moves out of range.