At East Vale Optometry, Dr. Vance T. Nguyen oversees a stock of more than 1,000 designer frames. Brands such as Gucci, DKNY, and Calvin Klein line the shelves, ready to be fitted with prescription lenses and worn as both a vision aid and a fashion accessory. However, Dr. Nguyen's dealings have to do with more than trends. With nearly two decades of private practice under his belt, he cares for eyes with preventative and curative treatments. He can test for glaucoma, address infections, and provide pre- and post-op care for Lasik patients, as well as fit contact lenses. He and his staff are also multilingual, and accommodate English-, Spanish-, and Vietnamese-speaking clients.
Dena M. Mintz, O.D. follows in her late father's footsteps. Dena has been practicing since 1988 and has made a name for herself as a specialist in contact-lens fitting. She and her staff of optometrists, opticians, and optometric technicians are also fully licensed and equipped to offer evaluations, treatments of eye diseases, and digital photography that may detect conditions that include glaucoma or macular degeneration.
The office stocks modern technology such as premium options of lenses on the market, including Zeiss and Varilux products, and the staff excels in pairing frames from designers such as Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nike, Sean John, and more with clients' facial features. The result is glasses that give new dimension to personal looks and help patients see the most subtle detail, whether it's of a painting, a concert stage, or the informational brochure on how to clean their new lenses.
Iron Chef Café uses the heat of the wok, grill, and frying pan to creatively fuse the diverse flavors of traditional Asian cuisines. The menu is peppered with dishes made with the freshest possible ingredients, never with added MSG. Start with an order of crispy Asian lettuce wraps with chicken ($6.29) or shrimp ($7.49) or a plate of crab wontons ($3.95/four), and cleanse your palate with a warm bowl of egg-flower soup ($2.29/small). Specialty dishes from the Japanese grill, served with your choice of brown or white rice, satisfy savory seekers with teriyaki and hula bowls topped with chicken, steak, shrimp, or tofu ($5.49–$7.29) and mixed tempura ($6.79). Meanwhile, a wide variety of fresh wok bites delights with classic stir fries including crispy orange-peel chicken ($7.25), Thai-basil tofu ($6.69), and Mongolian beef ($7.95). For lighter fare, throw back a few fresh sushi rolls ($3.99–$7.49), or indulge in an Iron Chef signature dish such as the honey-walnut shrimp ($9.95) or spicy eggplant ($7.45), both served with brown or white rice. The café also offers a selection of low-carb and dim-sum bites.
Led by Dr. Vance T. Nguyen, the staff at Chino Spectrum Optometry operate advanced equipment and take a caring approach to prove their dedication to helping clients discover clearer vision. The practice offers a comprehensive spread of preventative services, including cataracts and glaucoma tests, as well as pre- and post-operative care for laser treatments. They also maintain a selection of more than 1,000 designer frames from Calvin Klein, Gucci, and other brands, which can be fitted with prescription lenses from their in-house labs instead of colorless panes of rock candy.
Dr. Claudia Montana-Collins started her optometry career more than 25 years ago at the University of LaSalle in Colombia. After moving to the U.S., she earned her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and researched prosthetic contact lenses at Wesley Jessen. Now at her own practice, Foothill Ranch Eye Care, Dr. Montana-Collins regularly matches prescription lenses with designer frames by Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Ray-Ban, prescribes toric, multifocal, and gas-permeable contact lenses, and diagnoses ocular diseases ranging from cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration to spontaneous x-ray vision. Dr. Montana-Collins has extensive experience conducting dilated eye evaluations for diabetic patients, and receives patients with hard-to-fit prescriptions, including patients with advanced astigmatism, keratoconus, and presbyopia. Thanks to their fluency in both Spanish and English, she and her staff communicate clearly with a diverse clientele.
At Eyestyles For Lifestyles, skilled optometrists calibrate prescriptions for lenses that are ground in onsite express labs. The eyewear technicians slip the quickly created lenses into frames from designers such as Gucci and Juicy Couture, turning out vision-enhancing creations that flatter faces better than a close-talking admirer. They also guard against the glare of the sun with prescription sunglasses, and clients can order contact lenses from brands including Bausch & Lomb.