Precise and unrushed eye examinations with full ocular health assessment. This by definition includes evaluation of glaucoma and cataracts in adults, and of learning-related visual skills in the younger population.
Expert frame and lens fitting, with styling to complement your lifestyle. We make use of a large selection of lens types including progressive designs, superthins and advanced photochromics to maximize performance and appearance.
Contact lens fitting of all types, including bifocal contact lenses. This is an area Dr. Chiang particularly enjoys.
Assessment of cataracts. We take the time to explain findings and options. While there are many "good" cataract surgeons available, we work to identify the very best surgeons and refer appropriately. The difference between a "good" and a superb surgery can be quite significant.
Assessment of retinal conditions. This is another area where often specialty refer is indicated. If so, we again work to identify and refer to the best available retinal specialist.
Consultation for and comanagement of LASIK and other refractive surgeries. We are well-informed, up-to-date and conservative in this area.
Foreign body removal.
Treatment of acute ocular diseases including red eye, pink eye, conjunctivitis.
Myopia prevention and control. This is another area where we take special pains to keep up with current and historical literature.
"Alternative" eye and vision care therapies, including nutrition, herbology, bioenergetic therapies and others. This is Dr. Chao's area of expertise.
Nutritional and other therapies for macular degeneration.
Behavioral and developmental optometry. Assessment of visual and visual-perceptual skills as they affect reading, learning and athletics. Vision therapy is available when indicated, both as office and home-based programs. We typically find the time needed for remediation is less than the average traditional vision therapy practice.
Treatment of strabismus and amblyopia.
Appropriate referral to other health care professionals, both mainstream and complementary.
"Oops" note: many of the specialized therapies including low vision work, developmental testing and vision therapy are not part of the initial eye and vision evaluation.
Facilities and Equipment A great selection of both upscale and basic frames. A nice selection of pediatric frames. Retinal and external photography. EAV (elecro-acupuncture) and microcurrent instruments. Vision therapy equipment - both free space and computer-based. Low vision equipment. Thousands of contact lenses. Pachometer (used for refractive surgery assessment). Phototherapy and syntonic optometry equipment. Computerized perimeter (glaucoma and neurologic assessment). Keystone Telebinocular. Developmental testing equipment including tachistoscope, Belgau board, LaBarge Electrotherapist, etc. Strabismus and amblyopia testing instruments including synoptophore, Bagolini lenses and Brock posture board. A lot more Dr. Chao is an equipment junkie.
Types of Payment Accepted We accept Cash, Debit Card, MasterCard, and Visa.
Insurance Plans We participate with VSP, Medicare, and Medicaid, We do accept a handful of other insurances please contact us. We have chosen not to accept insurances that essentially require us to rush our patients to cover our office expenses. Check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.
Languages Spoken Our staff speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish (Dr. Chao - basic only!)
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