Category Archives: Blog

Keratoconus, Eye Patches and X-Factor USA Finalist, Lyric Da Queen

X-Factor USA finalist, Lyric Da Queen, is known for her signature eye patches. But the patch isn't just a fashion accessory. In 2008, her right eye turned grey and she lost her vision. Doctors diagnosed her with keratoconus and just weeks later, the same thing happened with her left eye. What is keratoconus? The cornea is...
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How ODs can help fight the rise of measles

originally published on February 2, 2014 by the American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/how-ods-can-help-fight-the-rise-of-measles
  A recent measles outbreak—believed to have direct links to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park—has health officials and health care providers on high alert.
"The evidence is clear that vaccinations save lives and reduce suffering."
The disease outbreak, while concentrated in California, has affected...
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Lens Care and Types – Which Type of Contact Lens Is Right for Me?

Are you considering getting contact lenses? There are all kinds of things to consider...Hard lenses, soft lenses, disposables, daily disposables, etc. So which one is right for you and which are safest or easiest to take care of? Take a look at our optometrist's take on it  (Dr. Dave Ardaya) and then speak to your eye...
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Eye Care Center of Excellence

For over 50 years, Golden Optometric has been the community eye care Center of Excellence.  Consistent technological investment--a cornerstone of our practice--allows our doctors and staff to practice at their best, giving you state-of-the art care.  Now, with the addition of Dr. Jacob Khoubian, a UCLA Jules Stein trained ophthalmologist, our practices have expert cataract...
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Sizzling New Products

Anna Sui Eyewear Drawing inspiration from Anna Sui's fashion and accessories, Anna Sui Eyewear incorporates the same fanciful details that have defined the brand since it's beginning including the signature rosebud, Anna's favorite butterfly motif and classic fretwork design. Anna herself has always been known for her signature eyewear style and loves incorporating sunglasses and optical...
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Dr. David Ardaya, Young Optometrist of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. David Ardaya, for being named "Young Optometrist of the Year" and the great article that appeared in the Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Tribune,and Pasadena Star. The best Doctors are here at Golden Optometric! Read the full article Dr. David Ardaya named Young Optometrist of the Year Young Optometrist of the Year, David Ardaya,...
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Golden Optometric Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Whittier Community

Father/son team has seen many changes at Washington and Norwalk Blvds. -- WHITTIER, CA (April 30, 2009) -- Golden Optometric Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving the eye care needs of the Whittier and surrounding communities. Dr. Sheldon Golden opened the doors of his practice in 1959 upon graduation from optometry school. The practice...
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Exercise For Your…Eyes?

[caption id="attachment_168" align="alignleft" width="195"]End of beach day by Scott Pehrson Photo credit by Scott Pehrson[/caption] Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help your heart, energy levels, and waistline....
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Answers to your vision concerns about kids and video games

With the holiday season in full effect, you can bet that many kids will be receiving a video game or a new system in the next few weeks. In fact, one million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in North America in the first 24 hours of its recent launch. Sadly, I was not one of...
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Are Colored Contacts Dangerous?

special effects contact lenses and colored contactsThinking about buying some inexpensive colored contact lenses from the pharmacy, beauty salon or 99 Cent store? You might want to re-think that idea. Sure, they're cheap,  but the sale of contact lenses (even colored lenses) without a valid prescription is...
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Suffering from Dry Eyes? Flaxseed to the Rescue!

Omega-3 supplements might help your dry eyes.
Do your eyes burn, sting or have redness? These are symptoms of dry eyes and they may affect your ability to wear contact lenses or cause twitching of the eyes. Flaxseed oil could be the solution you've been looking for. Many doctors are...
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Pink Eye: What to Look Out For

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the thin membrane lining the inner eyelid or white part of the eye. When inflamed, the eye turns pink or red, hence its name. Treatment of conjunctivitis depends on its root of cause. Possible causes include infections from viruses, bacteria, allergens, pollutants and underlying diseases...
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Styes and Lid Lesions

The most common lesions on the lids are styes. Styes are caused from blocked oil glands on or around the edge of the eyelid that results in bumps that are red, tender to touch and painful. They can be triggered by many factors that include overproduction of oil, bacterial infections or lack of proper hygiene....
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Happy First Day of Spring: Relief for Eye Allergy Misery

Itchy, watery, or swollen eyes? Light sensitive? You may have allergic conjunctivitis -- inflammation of tissue lining the eyelids. Exposure to allergens releases histamines and the conjunctiva (clear membrane covering the “white” of the eye) swell. Pollen, pet dander, and perfumes can all trigger allergies. Wrap-around sunglasses can prevent allergens from entering the eyes. Artificial tears...
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What Do You Know About Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is called "The Silent Thief of Sight" because in its early stages, there are no symptoms or pain. According to the National Eye Institute, 2.7 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma but only half of them know it. In honor of World Glaucoma Week, here are some facts about glaucoma from the Read More

Macular Degeneration: Dry and Wet

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is a disease of the macula that causes loss of central vision, leaving side vision relatively unchanged.  The macula, an area of the retina that lines the inside back wall of your eye, is responsible...
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Is One Pair of Eyeglasses Adequate for Your Lifestyle?

Hiking, running, tennis, work: We have specific shoes for each activity, why should our eyes be any different? Using the computer, working, driving and playing sports each call for their own eyeglasses. For instance, distance glasses are needed for driving, but when intense focus is required in activities like reading or needlepoint, reading glasses may...
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids, usually around the area where the eyelashes grow. Overgrowth of bacteria or blockage of oil glands around the eyelids can cause blepharitis. It leads to red, swollen, itchy eyelids with crusting and flaking of skin around the eyelash base. Thorough cleaning of the eyelids...
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Lens Coatings and Their Benefits

The number of lens coatings available for your eye glasses can be daunting. Here is a quick primer describing the different coatings, with an explanation of their importance: Anti-reflective (or anti-glare) coating (AR) - Significantly reduces glare caused by light reflecting off the front and back surfaces of lenses. AR coatings allow more light...
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Computer Glasses: Relief for Your Tired Eyes

Blurred vision? Eye strain? Headaches? 70% of computer users suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome, according to the American Optometric Association. Computer screens are positioned 20-26 inches from the user’s eye. Closer than driving vision, but farther than reading vision, people often compensate by leaning forward or looking through the bottom portion of their glasses. This...
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Food for Sight

It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinaopathy and help promote good eye health...
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The Wrong Eye Drops Can Damage Your Eyes

Red eyes are commonly caused by dryness, allergens, infection or tiredness. Most people seek relief with over-the-counter eye drops, but are they the appropriate remedy? Eye drops packaged as ‘relief for red eyes’ can actually worsen your condition. Commercial eye drops are decongestants, which shrink the outer blood vessels in the whites of your eyes....
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Get Help for Your Dry Eyes

Many patients experience the stinging, burning, scratchy sensation that is so common with dry eye sufferers. As we get older, our tear production decreases. Many medications can also contribute to dry eye: antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants, hormone replacement therapy, diuretics, beta blockers. Many systemic diseases have associated dry eye: thyroid disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Environmental and...
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Keep Your Child’s Eyes Healthy and Safe

Prevent Blindess America, and organization dedicated to eye health and safety, points out that for children, "early detection is key to preventing eye problems and diseases and to ensuring healthy vision for life." They recommend eye examinations at birth, six months, pre-school, regularly throughout the K-12 years, and any time you suspect an eye problem. For...
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Good Vision Can Improve a Child’s Academic and Athletic Performance and Self-Esteem

Is your child’s eyesight limiting his or her potential? Vision Council of America found that one in four children has problems with their sight. Since 80% of what children learn is visual, slight vision impairments can interfere with academic and athletic performance, and contribute to low self-esteem. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), routine...
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Which Contact Lenses Are Right For Me?

Contact lenses are divided into two main categories: soft and rigid gas permeable. Soft contact lenses (SCLs) are made of a polymer-plastic combined with water, which allows oxygen to pass through the lenses. The newer line of SCLs is made with a silicone hydrogel material that allows greater oxygen to pass through, promoting better corneal...
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Beware of Cataracts

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies in the middle part of the eye that helps to focus light onto the retina (light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). The most common...
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