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Dear Patients,

We are getting ready to reopen the offices for regular patient care on May 15th in Dana Point and May 16th in Irvine. In order to avoid crowding and to stay on top of additional disinfection procedures, appointment slots will be limited. What you can expect:

  1. Face coverings required, non-touch temperature reading, hand washing upon arrival.
  2. Disinfection of touch surfaces in addition to our usual sanitation procedures as well as barrier films on certain high-touch areas.
  3. Digital frame measurement technologies for all spectacle orders to replace face-to-face measurements.
  4. On-site, but non-facing payment options.
  5. Elimination of paper and electronic forms in the office.

We understand delays in care are inconvenient and can lead to poorer health outcomes. With reduced appointment volumes and a 2-month backlog, we will do our best to see all of you while maintaining strict safety precautions. Your cooperation in completing medical questionnaires at home, prior to your visit, is greatly appreciated. We’re all excited to see you soon.

Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center in Irvine and Dana Point, California
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Back To School Eye Exams

It’s back to school season and you want to make sure your child is ready to enter the classroom on the right foot. If your child passes the vision screening given at school, you’re probably good to go. But if your child does not pass, it’s important to book an appointment to see if there’s something more urgent going on. If there is a family history of eye conditions, such as parents with high prescriptions of myopia, or nearsightedness, then your child may qualify for Ortho-K treatment, a night-contact lens that helps to manage myopia. Of course, if your child already wears a high prescription due to nearsightedness, we recommend scheduling an evaluation to see if your child qualifies for Ortho-K.

But what are the dangers of nearsightedness?

A good analogy is to think of your child’s eye as a building structure. If the structure of a building is at risk of getting worse, it’s important to strengthen it so it does not collapse. The same is true of myopia- the progression of nearsightedness can ruin the structure of your child’s eye, thus creating room for other diseases to occur. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the risks of myopia in your child because of the future risk of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, and cataracts. These risks are pretty well-established, so if we can work together to prevent myopia, we can likely prevent these risks as well. The good news is that Ortho-K is a proven option that may reduce your child’s nearsightedness. Schedule an appointment today to discover how to best manage your child’s eye health.

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