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Lake Forest, CA
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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. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

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 world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

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 why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

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 around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. 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...

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 color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

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 will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

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, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

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 is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket 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 is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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 that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

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 it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. As...

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. As our eye doctor can explain during your next eye exam, Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms...

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 men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

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 us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

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 to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

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 the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

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 retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

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 them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

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 affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

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 good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Tom Ford Eyewear has arrived!

www.tomford.com/eyewear

Kate Young by Tura

New arrival!

L.A.M.B. and GX by Gwen Stefani

Just arrived!  Come check them out

Chloe by Marchon

Now available!

Oakley Has Arrived!

The long awaited and much anticipated arrival of Oakley has occured.  Please stop by and check them out.  

Office Remodel Finished!

Please come by and see our newly remodeled office.  We've increased our frame capacity from 600 to over 1500 frames.  We hope you love the new look!

Introducing Tory Burch, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Fendi!

Please stop by to look at our newest frame lines!

OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY AUGUST 29th

Due to the final stages of our remodel project we will be closed Friday the 29th for patient care as well as for glasses and contact lens pick-ups.  We will re-open for patient care on Tuesday September 2nd.  We apologize ahead for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Holiday Schedule. Office Closed Monday July 7th.

We will be open for patient care Saturday July 5th, but closed on Monday July 7th.  Thanks for your understanding.  

Temporary office hours changes Week of 4/14-4/18

For the week of 4/14-4/18 we will be closed during the lunch hour from 12pm-1pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Pardon our dust!

We are excited to annouce that our remodel project has officially begun.  Please pardon our dust.  The office will remain open during construction with the occassional closure as needed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this rennovation may cause.  Thanks for your understanding.

Paul Frank Eyewear is here!

Holiday Hours

Our office hours for the Christmas Holiday are as follows:

Saturday December 22nd thru Tuesday December 25th we will be closed.

We will re-open at 8am on Wednesday December 26th.

We will be closed on New Year's Day as well.  Happy Holidays!

$1400 OFF Lasik. Join us for a FREE Lasik Consult day with TLC…SEPTEMBER 18th. Limited availability. RSVP with Debbie @ 949/454-1064 soon!

Schedule Change…Office closed Saturday June 1st

For the month of June we will be open on the 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month instead of the usual 1st and 3rd Saturdays.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

We are now offering free Wi-Fi during your visit!!!

South County Eye Care is now offering free Wi-Fi service for your visit.  We hope this new service makes your visit all that more convenient!...

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Use those Flex Spending Accounts soon!

Don't let your FSA Benefits slip away. Use your Flex Plan Dollars before December 31. If you participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a 'Cafeteria Plan' or other healthcare savings program through your company benefits program, time may be running out. Some plans require the money you contributed to...

$1400 OFF Lasik, Free Lasik Consult Day

Join us for a free Lasik Consult day on Nov 7th. $1400 OFF of a Lasik procedure with TLC @ Harvard Eye Associates for those in attendance.
Call (949) 454-1064 to register.  Limited consultations available.

We will be closing at 4pm on Thursday Sept 20th

  WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH! OUR HOURS THAT DAY WILL BE 9AM TO 4PM.  ...

Win a Free Pair of Ray Ban Tech Sunglasses (Like Us On Facebook by October 31st to enter)!

Eyeglasses Special…Expires Sept 30th (click for details)!

  $50 OFF a COMPLETE PAIR of Single Vision Eyeglasses $100 OFF a COMPLETE PAIR of Progressive Eyeglasses Offer valid for frame AND lens purchase. Not valid with insurance. Offer expires: 09/30/2012  ...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

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