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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains healthy. During your session, your optometrist checks your eyes to look for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, many of which lack early warning symptoms.

The exam will start with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

When these tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination matters greatly, because it provides necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your general health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air aimed right onto the eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.

SOUTH COAST OPTOMETRY UPDATE – JULY 1, 2020

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
                                           Nausea
                                           Diarrhea

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Fever/chills
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Fatigue
                                            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,
www.SouthCoastOptometry.com. Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,

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

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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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