What’s the buzz behind Blue Light Filters and Glasses? Have you been hearing more and more about Blue blockers, Blue light filters, lenses or glasses? That’s because we are part of the digital age. With the average person spending at least 6 hours of their days on some sort of cell phone, computer, or tablet, there is a growing concern of how staring at these devices might affect our eyes. Cue digital eye strain, and the many side effects associated with it. But first, let’s talk a little bit more about what the heck blue light even is! Light is energy and comes from bothRead More →

This year for World Sight Day, on October 10th, 2019, we partnered with Transitions Lenses to experience first hand what vision is like for people with different eye diseases. We used Virtual Reality to see the world around us through the eyes of conditions like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. See our video below to see for yourself! We also took the opportunity to educate our patients and the public about the importance of Annual Eye Examinations and how your eyes and health can benefit from it. Sometimes, the Optometrist can be the FIRST person to detect whether you have a medical condition likeRead More →

CL Safety Month

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we know some of you are planning some amazing and intricate costumes for the holiday. As you start preparing, there are some things we’d like you to keep in mind! All Contact Lenses are categorized as Medical Devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a require a prescription from a Licensed Practitioner. Even if they are colored contacts or costume contacts for Halloween. 1 in 10 Americans have worn some type of cosmetic contact lens, whether it be colored contacts or costume contacts for special occasions like Halloween.* We know that only 50% of people who haveRead More →

You’re Invited to Our Dia de los Ojos / Pre-Halloween Celebration! We will be featuring and viewing theTom Ford Optical and Sunglass Collection over some spooky bites and sips! Get fit into a new pair of Tom Ford’s by one of our expert stylists.We’ll be having exclusive specials, exclusive gifts with purchase, great raffle prizes*, and more!  *We’ll even be raffling off a pair of Tom Ford Sunglasses! Date: Friday, October 18thTime: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PMWhere: 2856 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 RSVP Required – Space is limited! RSVP by calling us at (619)280-0664 or emailing us at drchinnoptom@gmail.comRead More →

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It’s officially August, the month where everyone begins to get ready with back-to-school shopping and mental preparedness. One thing that is always over-looked, is the comprehensive eye examination for children, teens, and college/grad students! What’s alarming is that most parents don’t think about their children’s vision as one of the major things on the list to get done. The common reason for this is that parents may not know that their children are having difficulty seeing, and the children don’t know it either.  (Most children do not understand the concept of blur, and often cannot describe blur if they have never seen a clear imageRead More →