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Gifts, Toys, and Eye Safety Guidelines

The holidays are almost here which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned parents love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season.
It is important that parents inform others about the guidelines about eye-safe toys. Mishaps involving toys may take place, sometimes resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.

Here are some tips to safeguard children from toy related eye injuries:

  1. Only buy gifts which are developmentally appropriate. Be careful not to permit young siblings to use toys and games meant for older siblings.

  2. Show children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play, inspect new toys for broken or loose pieces.

  3. Watch young kids during playtime.

  4. Protect little eyes by throwing out any toys or games with points, spikes, or rods or projectiles, such as BB guns.

Before you purchase that new toy or game that your child has been pleading with you for, take a few moments to read toy safety guidelines. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family members, not the ER doctor. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.


COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website, Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!


Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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