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Visioncare Associates is committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments in the eye care field. With unsurpassed state-of-the-art diagnostic instrumentation and fully equipped examination rooms, Visioncare Associates will continue its commitment to provide the highest quality eye care services, specialty contact lens, and fashion eyewear in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.

Protect your eyes from the sun!
When it comes to protecting yourself from the sun, it’s not just your skin that you need to worry about. It’s also your eyes. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause cataracts and macular degeneration years after exposure. Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement, but they are a way to block harmful UV rays that can cause permanent damage to eyes in the form of cataracts, pterygium, and possibly macular degeneration.

Attention all athletes!
The America Optometric Association (AOA) urges even casual athletes to protect their sight by keeping street eyewear off the playing field. This is because conventional frames and lenses do not meet the minimum requirements for impact resistance in most sports, whereas sports-protective eyewear is tested to meet rigid standards. Also, because all sports have different visual demands, Visioncare Associates can recommend the proper eyeglasses or contact lens for a patient, or design a vision-therapy program to maximize visual skills for a specific sport.

Contact Lens Safety
Proper care and hygiene are vital to the safe wear of contact lenses. Because the cornea needs oxygen, and all contact lenses block its transmission to some degree, all contacts have the increased risk of causing infection, no matter what type. Therefore, proper cleaning is essential. Use caution with multipurpose no-rub solutions and keep lenses, the solutions, and the storage cases in a clean, dry environment. Also, never share lenses with friends or relatives. Most importantly, contact lens wearers who experience discomfort while wearing the lenses should remove them, and call the office at (310) 271-3937, particularly if there is any pain, redness, decreased vision, or light sensitivity.

What is new to see at Visioncare Associates in 2008? Can you believe it – yes we validate parking! We’re currently upgrading our practice management system to enhance our insurance and appointment scheduling, along with the addition of the new Visioncare Associates Website for our internet-savvy patients.

To enhance our commitment in providing patients with the latest cutting edge technology, we are adding two advanced pieces of diagnostic equipment: the Heidelberg Retina Tonograph 3 – A scanning laser system that detects damage and measures chances for the "earliest development" of ocular disease i.e. glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, etc., and the Tonoplus Tonograph - Helps to identify patients that are more likely to be glaucomatous or are risk of visual loss in addition to identify ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, etc.

Call our office at (310) 271-3937 to schedule an appointment to understand how the latest techniques and products can enhance your vision. We look forward to meeting your eye care needs.

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