Happy 4th of July!! As many Firework Celebrations have been cancelled this year to encourage social distancing and safety, some of you may be thinking of setting off fireworks on your own. Whether you and your family and friends set off your own smaller fireworks or watch a professional show, it’s important to protect your eyes around fireworks.Here are some pertinent reminders for your safety.Eye injuries account for 19% of all injuries  from at-home Fireworks or Sparklers! And 65% of those injured by fireworks were bystanders! ⚠️ Fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause corneal abrasions, chemical burns or even retinal detachments. ⚠️Read More →

The novel CoronaVirus or COVID-19 can enter through your nose and mouth, but it can also enter your body through your eyes! It can cause symptoms such as light sentivity, redness, irritation, redness and more. CoronaVirus can cause Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as Pink Eye. So besides the recommendations of: 1. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. (Between fingers, around the knuckles and on the back of the hand.) 2. Reduce touching of your face/nose/mouth. This should include the eyes as well! We have a few other recommendations to reduce your risk of infection due to CoronaVirus. **An important thing to remember is,Read More →

STAY SOCIALContact friends and family to strengthen your relationships. EXERCISEBe sure to exercise daily, it is great for the body and mind! Stay tuned here on our BLOG and Social Media Channels for ideas to stay active! NUTRITIONDo your best to eat a balanced diet. Stay tuned on our BLOG and Social Media as we will be discussing how to have a well rounded diet with some recipes! SLEEPMaintain a regular sleeping pattern and try not to sleep in too much! HYGIENEOne of the things you can control is hygiene, keep it up! Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly! Don’t forget that coronavirus can enter through your eyes and cause PinkRead More →

North Park! We Are Still Here For You and your Emergency Eye Care Needs. Here’s what we can still do for you during this time: -TeleHealth Consultations -In-Person Emergency Eye Care -Contact Lens Orders -Emergency Glasses Orders Questions? Just Call us or Text us at (619)280-0664 or Email us at DRCHINNOPTOM@GMAIL.COMRead More →

Based on the media reports, people are rushing across the border to buy Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) to manage the Coronavirus and to protect themselves from infection. Because the medication can have adverse side effects that can affect your vision. Let’s go over some detail about the medication. What is it? Plaquenil is an anti-inflammatory medication primarily used to treat malaria infections and other auto-immune conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. How Does it Work? At the cellular/molecular level, the medication disrupts cell processes to inactivate the body’s normal immune response. The reason why this medication is helpful for conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis is because,Read More →