Monrovia Optometry

248 W. Foothill Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 701-8880

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Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit Lamp Examinations, Dilated Eye Exams, Refraction for Glasses and Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Pressure Testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.

Contact Lenses Exam

Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.

Macular Degeneration Screening

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.

Glaucoma Evaluation and Screening

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam.

Myopia Control

Myopia or nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. You may need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses all the time, or only when you need sharper distance vision, depending on the degree of your myopia.

Myopia may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. Nearsightedness tends to run in families.

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy or Visual Training is the art and science of developing, improving and enhancing visual skills, perception and performance. It combines optometric training with behavior modification through biofeedback design. This combination allows an individual to become aware of his or her visual difficulty, control it, and ultimately reintegrate that control into effortless function. Simply put, visual therapy utilizes remedial procedures to modify and improve the way eyes and their link to the brain perform. While the activities may seem simple, they are designed to correct what can be a complicated series of vision problems.

There are two sets of eye muscles that comprise the entry point of sight into vision.

One muscle system controls focus for clarity and the other controls the function of seeing single, not double. When these two muscle systems function without coordination or rather, independently, symptoms of eye strain or avoidance behavior result.

Orthokeratology "Ortho-k"

Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye with specially designed rigid gas permeable (GP) contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism. This process is also known as corneal reshaping, and by brand names such as CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) and Bausch & Lomb's Vision Shaping Treatment (VST).

How Ortho-k Works

The GP lenses for ortho-k are applied at bedtime and worn overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision, so you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses when you're awake. The effect is temporary - generally enough to get you through a day or two - so you must wear the reshaping lenses each night to maintain good vision during the day.

Optical Department

For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. We carry a wide selection of luxury eyewear and designer frames.