Eyeglass Factory combines 30 years of retail experience with a huge selection of stylish eyewear, which made it a finalist in the Santa Barbara Independent's Best of 2012 competition. After optometrists examine eyes at a convenient next-door location, customers can browse the collection of budget-friendly and designer brands. Staffers can handcraft lenses within onsite production laboratories in less than an hour, with the notable exception of clown-size prescription trifocals.
For more than 15 years, the caring crew at Eyeglass Factory has provided free services and glasses to people in the community who cannot afford vision care. Eyeglass Factory works in conjunction with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE), a Santa Barbara?based nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that optical health is within everyone's reach.
Like any detective, Dr. William Shaffer sometimes fields tough cases. He might have to scout out the perfect contact lens for a hard-to-fit pair of eyes, glasses small enough for a baby, or the right glaucoma treatment. He takes on each visitor with the same cheer and ease, however?after more than 30 years of running a practice in Oxnard, he's learned how to navigate the tricky as well as the routine examples.
Dr. Shaffer examines eyes with standard check-ups and specialty procedures, such as corneal topography measures and glaucoma checks. He determines prescriptions for corrective lenses?glasses or contacts?and helps clients to browse a selection of frames, including specs from Guess and Ray-Ban. Above all, his office emphasizes convenience for families. It boasts eyewear for all ages, an on-site lab for quick repairs, and a bilingual staff.
Ophthalmologic accomplishments and accolades abound on Dr. Paul Nazemi's CV. During his journey to become a board-certified fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he studied at USC's Doheny Eye Institute and by the side of a world-renowned oculoplastic surgeon. He's presented lectures, published articles, and researched faster ways to diagnose eye diseases, such as 3D testing and running everywhere. In addition to performing eyelid lifts, treating conditions such as cataracts, dry eyes, and eye injuries, and detecting and managing glaucoma at Thousand Oaks Eye Center, he's also a clinical instructor in the USC Department of Ophthalmology.
Experienced optometrist Dr. Sol Regwan cures ocular maladies and pinpoints prescriptions at FY Eye Optometry Center. Designer frames from Dior, Prada, Chanel, and Oliver Peoples fill the airy showroom’s shelves as a staff fluent in Hebrew assists men, women, and children in selecting the perfect match for their peepers. Zeiss progressive and thin lenses fill frames with scratch-resistant, antireflective, and 3-D coatings that put an end to blurry, side-scrolling vision. FY Eye Optometry Center can also prescribe discreet contact lenses and permanently eradicate fuzziness with cornea-correcting LASIK surgery.
Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
At EyeCon Optometry, Dr. Laura Ha serves the community in which she grew up and where her passion for eye care began. While volunteering as an undergraduate at the mobile eye clinic at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Ha realized how valuable and life-changing proper eyewear can be for children. She felt compelled to pursue optometry as a career, and she now focuses on helping people with vision therapy, specializing in the treatment of conditions such as strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), and polyoculus (extra eyes).
Dr. Ha designed her office herself, outfitting it with cheerful yellow chairs, rich, wooden display cases, and delicate orchids that, when viewed without glasses, resemble a portrait of the Hamburger Helper hand's immediate family.