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Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

  Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some...

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

Why Choose An Optometrist Who Specializes In Contacts Vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first...

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty Eyes You know that gritty feeling in the eye, when it feels like something’s in it or it just feels rough and scratchy? It’s...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe and protect your eyes.

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

A conversation with Dr. Poolsaad – South Coast Optometry

1) What brought you to Los Angeles and to South Coast Optometry in particular? I was raised in Long Beach so I've always been a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Guide to LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery

Wondering about LASIK eye surgery? The article below cover all aspects of LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery.

New Technology for Optometry

Our office is on the cutting edge!

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Contact your Costa Mesa, CA Eye Doctor to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to notice signs of presbyopia or a diminished...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

Often, when either children an adults experience poor vision, it can be caused by a few conditions such as anatomical changes in the eye, diseases...

Under the Radar: Convergence Insufficiency

When a child has trouble at school, it isn't always a learning disability. It's important to be aware that the child could be suffering from...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

The Dangers of Blue Light

Which is more harmful to your eyes UV Rays or Visible Light? As most of us know, UV light is harmful not only for our...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

New Computer Eyewear

Are your eyes stressed from too much screen time? Find out how to ease Computer Vision Syndrome(CVS)

Kazuo Kawasaki Frames

Have you been facinated with Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin? Like her or not, her eyewear is fabulous!

Dr. Quon on Fox News 11

Wow! Dr. Quon and the new High Definition iZon lenses were recently featured on Fox 11 News.

Listen Live!

Best of LA nominates South Coast Optometry and Dr. Quon for Best Optometrist

Vote today for Dr. Quon on Best of LA: http://bestoflatv.com/vote/309/992.
 

Successful Annual Flu Shot Clinic

My office, along with my daughter (Dr. Charlene Quon, Pharmacist for CVS-Irvine), successfully provided 29 patients with flu shots on October 1st, 2010! With such...

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...

Be In the Know About Glaucoma

In an effort to spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading...

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment...

Dry Eyes Getting You Down? Tips on Guarding Your Eyes This Cold Season

While it is common to think of winter as the wet season due to the precipitation, the air is really more dry in the colder...

Buying Eyeglasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to buying more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are one item...

Eye Allergy Season is Coming – Are You Ready?

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For many, spring is eye...

The Advantages of Gas Permeable Lenses

  While you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known kind of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes referred...

Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Safely?

  Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even...

Be Aware of the Dangers of Ultraviolet Rays for Your Eyes

  Thanks to efforts to increase knowledge of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most know about...

The Reason Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Vision

We have all heard that carrots improve night vision, but is it the truth? Optometrists will tell you that carrots can't save you from needing...

Everything Parents Need to Know About Children’s Protective Eyewear

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits each year. That's equal to an accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe...

Dr. Quon at the PEN’s Meeting

Dr. Quon attended  the PEN's Educational Meeting that took palce on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. 

10 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Now that the summertime has arrived it’s time to safeguard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun:...

Why We All Must Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

For those of us blessed with eyes that are in good condition, we might miss the importance of a routine eye test. Nevertheless, early detection...

Handling Common Eye Injuries

There are a variety of kinds of eye accidents that can take place, with varying degrees of severity. Some may require emergency action and immediate...

Contacts Keep Teenagers Happy!

Requiring glasses is often difficult for a teen. Teenagers cringe at the idea of having to wear glasses and looking ''nerdy''. In comparison with glasses,...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School: Costa Mesa Kids’ Eye Exams

Many experts believe that approximately 80 percent of learning happens through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change often, consistent eye and vision...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Schedule your Eye Examination in Costa Mesa Now

Many individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the number one culprit for sight loss amongst those over 54. In fact, over half of the population...

Dr. Quon on NBC!

Learn about the latest development in progressive eyewear!

Sunblock and your Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe...

Makeup Advice for Contact Wearers from your Costa Mesa, CA Eye Care Practitioner

If you use contact lenses certain precautions should be taken when applying cosmetics. Below are some basic pointers for ways to be sure you keep...

Eye Safety in the Home

In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically for...

Costa Mesa, CA Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Strain

  According to the American Optometric Association over seventy percent of workers that sit daily from a computer (close to 143 million individuals) experience computer...

Halloween Eye Safety: Watch Out For Special Effect Contact Lenses!

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't end in some frightening...

Fall Eye Allergy Relief in Costa Mesa, CA

  Toward the end of the summer, many individuals start to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. Above sneezing and a stuffy...

Costa Mesa, CA Vision Exams: Exploring the Eye Chart

  Ever ask why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' vision and what it really means? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to describe normal...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Costa Mesa, CA

In order to have adequate eyesight, the eyes and the brain must function as a team. In instances when this system breaks down, the result...

November is National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the chief agent of vision loss among men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? In the past four...

Understanding Color Blindness

Call our Costa Mesa, CA Optometrist for a vision test

Don’t Lose Your Flex Spending Account Credit!

The New Year is coming fast which means that flex spending credits will soon expire. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar to you, you probably...

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...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to review the importance of recognizing the threat of this vision threatening...

Winter Has Arrived! Don’t Forget Your Shades

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and freezing rains and sometimes snow are also on the horizon....

Don’t Let Winter Dry Eye Get You Down

Winter time often leads to many more instances of dry eyes due to the cold, dry air.

How Do You Clean Your Contact Lenses?

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer showed that a large number of people are using dangerous lubricants in place of contact lens...

Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the...

Pink Eye: Types and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, colloquially called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, particularly with children. Pink eye can be caused by a virus,...

What You Want to Know About Astigmatism

The cornea around your iris and pupil is, under usual conditions, round. When light enters your eye, the cornea's role is to project that light,...

Vision and Health at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, as marked by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The goal of this directive is to educate corporations and their workers...

Eye Care on The Go

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, road safety depends on a number of visual abilities like the ability to see both near...

ChromaGen Practitioner Spotlight

Southcoast Optometry was recently featured on the We Read Better website. Read the interview with Dr. Quon.

This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more opportunity to engage in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye...

A Look At Women’s Eye Health

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life could have...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just put out a new addition to their extensive range....

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...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. However, the dangers related to long-term exposure to these...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

June is Cataract Awareness month. Are you aware that cataracts are the most common reason behind vision loss among patients who are over 55 years...

Change Your Lenses – Your Eyes Depend On It!

Do you ever end up leaving your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's a pretty accepted...

Looking at Eyelid Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis, is something that many people experience at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, often associated...

Get The Fresh Look

Don't you think you're ready for a different, newer look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a vast assortment of colored contact lenses, which let you...

20/20 Vision: What Does it Mean?

You have most likely come across the expressions 20/20 vision and visual acuity. As frequently used as these terms are, do people actually know what...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

Most progress at school is achieved with the use of a child's eyes. But even with this obvious link between eyesight and learning, a lot...

An Eye on Toy Safety

Of course, moms and dads worry about keeping their kids' eyes safe. But it can be difficult to know which toys are the safest and...

What is Presbyopia?

When you reach your 40s, you may begin to notice that you have some trouble with reading. Seeing things that are up close is an...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or perhaps you're trying to find the light switch or door in a room with...

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Lazy eyes are seen in many children, and are also fairly simple to rectify. Amblyopia develops when the brain switches off or suppresses sight in...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. There are...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might be developing presbyopia, a condition that affects many of those who are approaching...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Take a look around- you will probably find that almost everyone is texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. Smart phones,...

A Closer Look at Retinoscopy

There are various tests that you may have noticed at an eye exam and questioned how they work. Having beams of light shined into your...

Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses

A lot of people with astigmatism are under the impression that they are not able to wear contact lenses. But there's actually a special kind...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Did you know that having diabetes increases your chances of vision loss? Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in adults between the ages...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

Check Out the Amazing Spring Specials at South Coast Optometry!

Spring Specials Single Vision Lens Special Regular price $345.00, Now $170.00 Includes: Poly Aspheric with AR House Progressive Lens Special Now $388.00, Regularly priced at...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Use Your Flex Spend Benefits Before They Expire!

Don't wait until the end of the year! Book an appointment now!...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

Our Holiday Hours

Please note our upcoming holiday hours: Monday, Dec 23rd, 2013:  10-7 Tuesday, Dec 24th, 2013:  CLOSED Wednesday, Dec 25th, 2013:  CLOSED Thursday, Dec 26th, 2013: ...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

Dr. Daniel Quon receives the Optometric Business Innovator Award

We are proud to announce that Dr. Daniel Quon is a receipient of the Optometric Business Innovator 2014 Award by Vision Monday and the Review...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

Blue Light: It is Not So Rosy

Blue light is everywhere, these days! Close to the spectrum of ultraviolet light, shortwave blue light rays are emitted from electronic devices like your computer...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

How Blue Light Is Hurting Your Eyes & What You Can Do About It By Dr. Quon

Computers, smartphones, iPads and similar electronic devices are an increasingly common sight in our world today. Many have had a positive effect on the way...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Learn more about BluTech Lenses

The most technologically advanced lenses you can get, they offer the ultimate in visual performance and protection for those who know and demand the best....

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...