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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses aren't only an important accessory in the sunny season. While most of us are aware of the damage the sun presents to our eyes during the summertime, we don't all realize that it is essential to take precautions in the winter as well.

Actually, those UV rays that beat down on you in the warm season remain strong in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes, particularly when bounced off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who love get-aways that involve snow-based activities should be extra careful if you plan to spend an extended amount of time in the intense reflected sunlight which can be harmful to the eye. It's very important to guard your eyes from UV rays.

So what steps should you take to protect your eyes in the winter? Optometrists advise using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to invest in a great pair of sunglasses that is suitable for the entire year. Select a pair that is fitting and totally protects your eyes.

You will quickly discover that there is an abundance of decisions to be made when it comes to purchasing the best pair of sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, style, color and design, there are many lens technologies that have been developed to create specialized sunglasses. If you participate in water or snow sports, you might want to opt for anti-reflective coatings which reduce reflected glare. Gradient lenses are tinted from top down to shield your eyes from overhead sunlight particularly when on the road. Consult with one of our opticians to find out more about the various sunglass options on the market and which best suit your needs.

This winter get out those sunglasses... you will see the difference.


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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