Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our MYKITA display finally arrived...


We finally got our MYKITA display. Looking real good. We have a spot just dedicated to MYKITA's.
I'm pleased :)





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New 3D Printed ic! berlin Suns with Frozen Lens Technology are Available Now!




ic! berlin has recently released a collection of three plotic! sunglasses with exclusive new frozen mirrored lenses: frozen greenfrozen gold, and frozen blue.  ic! berlin is the first manufacturer to launch the lenses, and they are available here @ Golden Vision Optometry 


The frames themselves are also 3D printed - a new technology to ic! berlin.  "We've mastered steel, we've mastered acetate, now the next frontier - ic! berlin presents plotic! - 3D eyewear by Selective Laser Sintering". Plotic! is extremely lightstrongflexible, and, because there is no material waste from the manufacturing process, very environmentally friendly!  Unlike competition 3D printed eyewear, plotic! is a thermoplastic print so can be fitted and adjusted just like traditional shell frames. 


The target demographic of the eyewear is a tech-savvy, luxury, first-generation adopter.  Stop by check out this new unique, exclusive eyewear technology from ic! berlin NOW!


We currently have all 3 frames and all 3 frozen lens. 

Exclusively at 

Golden Vision Optometry

call or visit now to see them in person.

949-.552.4271
Golden Vision Optometry
15333 Culver Dr. ste. 690
Irvine CA, 92604



More Eye Facts


Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Such great warm weather. Time for me to go fishing!!!

Here is some helpful tips that can help you take preventative care for your eyes.

Be back with an update, more tips, and more deals soon. 
Have a great rest of the week. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Did you know?

Eye fact of the day...
Though 75% of women 
worry about eye health, 41% are not wearing sunglasses consistently.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunglasses season underway!

It's about that time! Sunglasses season!
Make sure you guys protect you eyes and skin. When going outdoors.
Wear sunglasses regularly. Not only will sunglasses protect the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun, but it will also help prevent squinting, which directly contributes to wrinkling. Don't forget to use sunscreen as well. Have a good one folks!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Patient ask... patient shall receive!

        All ready for pick-up! A patient wanted some really nice stylish sunglasses. She found the perfect pair. She wanted a little custom work done to it as well. As you can see it turned out amazing. This is what she asked for and we got her what she wanted. Here you will see a custom Gradient tint, Flash mirror coating with a backside A/R coating on a Progressive sunglasses. 

BLING'iN !!!!!!

This is the "Ultimate summer pair made to order."
If you would like something made special to order. Feel free to ask. Let us get you exactly what you want.
949-552-4271


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer Trunk Show series kick'in off soon!

Hey guys! Our summer trunk shows are about to begin soon. Don't forget to mark your calendars! Here's the details...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Mother's Day


You heard that right! Let's celebrate our Mother's!!! It's that time of the year. Where we take that time to reflect and appreciate all that our mom has gone through and done for us. Raising kids is no joke. Growing up and now a bit more mature. I realize how import it is to show appreciation to my mother. Nothing we can do can amount to what our mom's have done in raising us. But spending the time and day to show our appreciation can let her know how much we care. 

Last year I got my mom an exam, new frame, and progressives lenses. Instead of flowers. Something she will have and last for a while. What will you guys be doing for your mom this year? Whatever it is or may be. I'm sure she will love it. 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

electric! PVD ic! berlins


Colorful, gaudy, bright. Like a rainbow. Almost too good to be true. It's the same with our glasses. We have them coated, not painted. And now they shine in exciting colors, arising from the fact that light is refracted. With the electric! PVD coating, we have succeeded for the first time to make stainless steel colorful. In this case, no color comes into the metal, but a crystal layer that reflects certain wavelengths of light. Like the rainbow. Just beautiful. Only permanent. The layer is ten times thinner than a human hair, not scratched and makes the patented ic! berlin joint extremely smooth and wear resistant.





Available now @goldenvisionoptometry

Call for more info

949-552-4271

MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA

MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA PRESENT: DAWN

For the A/W 2014-15 season MYKITA and Damir Doma have designed a new feminine classic. “DAWN” is the most recent product of the ongoing design collaboration between the two brands and made its first public appearance yesterday, during Damir Doma’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

S.T. Dupont

Here's something new we added to the collection. Come by and take a look, let us know what you think of these S.T. Dupont. Maker of high end luxury pens / lighters.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patty's Day!

Who's drinking green beer this weekend?  


Golden Vision Optometry
Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Have a blast! & Get home Safe :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RayBan Flash Mirror

Got Flash Mirror? 



Making a come back. Sure to an even bigger hit this year! Def a must cop for California spring/summer weather, even for our winter! LOL Living in the west coast we are fortunate to have the best weather IMO. With the gorgeous weather we have for the most part of the year. Our options for apparel and styles are just about endless. Lucky Californian can rocks these badboy just about all year long. The Green is definitely growing on me

What color do you like? 




Thursday, February 13, 2014

His and her personal Tom Ford

Thought I'd share with you guys, 
what me and my better half wear out.

Happy Valentine's to ALL!
<3


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring time is almost here!

March 20
In 2014, spring begin with the vernal equinox on March 20 at 12:57 P.M. EDT.

Being that it is just around the corner. Who's doing spring cleaning? Well, when and if you do so. Please keep in mind that if you have pair of glasses that you no longer use, or maybe intending to discard. Here at Golden Vision Optometry will do collect glasses for donation to third-world countries.

Here at Golden Vision Optometry we try to make a difference in people lives. Whether it is to help patients in our office or outside. We're partnered up with 3 difference organization along with the communities surrounding us to help serve those globally who cannot afford or do not have access to eyewear.


As a small token of our appreciation. When you participate. We are offering $10 voucher for future eyewear purchases from our office. Not that you really need an incentive to help those in need. 


Please keep in mind. One $10 voucher person, not per glasses. Valid for any future eyewear purchases. Lens, Frame, A/R coating, Tint, Transition, and so on...
(offer exclude contacts lenses) 

Kamra/Raindrop Inlay/Onlays

Corneal Inlays and Corneal Onlays

The primary use of current corneal inlays (the term "corneal onlays" is used less frequently these days) is to improve near vision and reduce the need for reading glasses in older adults who have presbyopia.
In some cases, corneal inlay surgery can be combined with LASIK surgery to correct both presbyopia and common refractive errors (nearsightednessfarsightedness and/orastigmatism).
Because corneal inlays are implanted within the tissue of the cornea, this type of refractive surgery is less invasive than phakic IOL procedures that involve larger implantable lenses that are placed deeper in the eye, in front of or behind the pupil.
Through use of corneal inlays and onlays for vision correction, eye surgeons may avoid complications sometimes associated with procedures such as LASIK and PRK because no corneal tissue is removed. And these devices may have fewer risks than implantable lenses because the surgery takes place within the cornea, not inside the eye.

Kamra Corneal Inlay

While the technology is not yet FDA-approved, clinical trials began in early 2006 for one device created by AcuFocus, which has formed a business alliance with Bausch + Lomb.
Previously called the ACI 7000 and now known as the Kamra, this corneal inlay is designed to correct presbyopia. During the Kamra procedure, a thin flap is created in the center of the cornea where the device is inserted. The flap then is replaced over the inlay to hold it in place.
AcuFocus ACI 7000 corneal inlay
The Kamra corneal inlay (left) is used for presbyopia correction. Here it is shown next to a typical contact lens. (Image: AcuFocus)
The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and can be performed in the eye surgeon's office. Sutures are not required, and only topical anesthesia in the form of eye drops is used.
According to Bausch + Lomb, the Kamra is designed to block certain light rays reflecting from near objects that ordinarily would not be focused correctly by the presbyopic eye.
"Its optical principle is the pinhole phenomenon, which when used in photography (in terms of a small aperture), creates greater depth-of-focus and thus allows clear vision at all distances — near, intermediate and distance," said Vance Thompson, MD, who is participating in clinical trials for the device.
Thompson, a member of AllAboutVision.com's editorial board, said it's important to remember that the Kamra is still in investigational phases, but that early results are very promising.
"Having worked in the field of presbyopia correction for more than 18 years, I find it is such a pleasure to use a device like the AcuFocus corneal inlay," Thompson said. "It provides our patients who have needed reading glasses with good near vision, while still maintaining good distance vision."
Thompson said the Kamra is just 3.8 millimeters in diameter and only 10 microns thick (about 1/10th the thickness of a piece of paper). The device is made of an opaque biocompatible polymer called Kynar, a thermoplastic material that softens in heat and hardens in cooler conditions.

Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay

Researchers from Mexico presented promising early results from surgical implantation of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay (ReVision Optics) during a 2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery conference.
Summary box for corneal inlays and onlays
Formerly known as PresbyLens in the U.S. and Vue+ in Europe, the tiny (2mm diameter) inlay is made of medical-grade hydrogel plastic similar to that used for soft contact lenses and has optical characteristics that are almost identical to the human cornea, according to the company.
The inlay improves both near and intermediate vision, as demonstrated by a study involving 38 people who received the Raindrop Near Vision implant in their non-dominant eye:
  • All people enrolled in the study ranged in age from 45-56.
  • Six months after receiving the implant, most people could perform near vision tasks such as reading a newspaper without the need for eyeglasses.
  • Most subjects also did not require eyeglasses for intermediate tasks such as reading a computer screen.
  • All study participants had 20/25 or better distance vision in both eyes.
  • Only one adverse event was reported, when an inlay needed to be repositioned.



The Raindrop Near Vision corneal inlay is placed within the cornea under a LASIK-style flap. When in position, the inlay changes the curvature of the cornea so the front of the eye acts much like a multifocal contact lens.
In June 2012, ReVision Optics announced the Raindrop Near Vision inlay advanced into the final phase of its U.S. clinical trial required for FDA approval.
In earlier phases of the trial, patients who had the device implanted in the cornea of their non-dominant eye had an average improvement of five lines of near visual acuity and one to two lines of intermediate visual acuity on a standard eye chart, while maintaining binocular distance vision of 20/20.
Phase 3 of the U.S. clinical trial will be conducted at a number of specialized ophthalmology centers across the country. If you are interested in participating in the trial and want to find out if you are eligible, you can learn more at the ReVision Optics website.

Flexivue Microlens

The Flexivue Microlens (Presbia Cooperatief U.A., Amsterdam) uses a laser, which creates a tiny "pocket" just below the eye's surface. Eye surgeons use a specially developed instrument to then insert the microlens for correction of presbyopia. The pocket seals itself to hold the lens in place.
The lens is made of hydrophilic polymer, a highly wettable synthetic substance often used in intraocular lenses that permanently replace the eye's natural lens in cataract surgery. However, the Flexivue Microlens is permanent but can be easily removed and replaced if a stronger prescription is needed.
The tiny lens is 3 mm in diameter and only 20 microns thick at the edges — about a quarter of the width of a human hair.
This lens is being researched outside the U.S.

Corneal Onlays

W. Bruce Jackson, MD, University of Ottawa professor and chairman of ophthalmology, has helped pioneer another minimally invasive vision correction technology known as the corneal onlay. These devices are made of mostly liquid, genetically engineered collagen-like material.
Cornea onlay diagram
The corneal onlay is made up of artificially produced tissue similar to the eye's surface or cornea and can be used to reshape the eye. (Image provided by Dr. W. Bruce Jackson)
Corneal onlays do not require a thin flap, as occurs with inlays, but instead are placed in an artificially created pocket under the outer layer of the cornea (epithelium). This pocket then holds the onlay in place until the disturbed epithelial cells grow back to cover the device.
Jackson told AllAboutVision.com that laser energy ultimately might be applied to the onlay to sculpt it for vision correction, just as the eye's natural surface is now reshaped in LASIK and PRK.
The corneal onlay technology described by Jackson is still in experimental stages.
Other researchers are investigating techniques such as using biocompatible adhesives to attach an onlay temporarily to the outside of the cornea long enough to allow epithelial cells to grow over and secure the implant.
Reversibility is a major advantage of corneal inlays and onlays, which can be removed at any time. 

Credits to: Vance Thompson, MD. Gary Heiting, OD. also contributed to this article.

You will be among the first people in the U.S. to be part of this exclusive program
For more information please contact Golden Vision Optometry for a free confidential assessment with your surgeon. You will receive a thorough consultation to confirm you candidacy. 

Golden Vision Optometry
15333 Culver Dr. Ste.690
Irvine, CA. 92604
949-552-4271


Optometrist Lasik Cataract Ortho K.


Google contacts for diabetes announced Jan 16, 2014

You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep their blood sugar levels under control. Uncontrolled blood sugar puts people at risk for a range of dangerous complications, some short-term and others longer term, including damage to the eyes, kidneys and heart. A friend of ours told us she worries about her mom, who once passed out from low blood sugar and drove her car off the road. 

Many people I’ve talked to say managing their diabetes is like having a part-time job. Glucose levels change frequently with normal activity like exercising or eating or even sweating. Sudden spikes or precipitous drops are dangerous and not uncommon, requiring round-the-clock monitoring. Although some people wear glucose monitors with a glucose sensor embedded under their skin, all people with diabetes must still prick their finger and test drops of blood throughout the day. It’s disruptive, and it’s painful. And, as a result, many people with diabetes check their blood glucose less often than they should. 

Over the years, many scientists have investigated various body fluids—such as tears—in the hopes of finding an easier way for people to track their glucose levels. But as you can imagine, tears are hard to collect and study. At Google[x], we wondered if miniaturized electronics—think: chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter, and an antenna thinner than a human hair—might be a way to crack the mystery of tear glucose and measure it with greater accuracy.
We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. We’re testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second. We’re also investigating the potential for this to serve as an early warning for the wearer, so we’re exploring integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed above or below certain thresholds. It’s still early days for this technology, but we’ve completed multiple clinical research studies which are helping to refine our prototype. We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease.

We’re in discussions with the FDA, but there’s still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use. We’re not going to do this alone: we plan to look for partners who are experts in bringing products like this to market. These partners will use our technology for a smart contact lens and develop apps that would make the measurements available to the wearer and their doctor. We’ve always said that we’d seek out projects that seem a bit speculative or strange, and at a time when the International Diabetes Federation (PDF) is declaring that the world is “losing the battle” against diabetes, we thought this project was worth a shot. 


Mykita 2014

Here is what you can expect to be seeing for 
"Mykita" 
this summer.


We will be putting up a new Mykita display soon along with new frames.
Come check us.

We are located in the Culver Plaza in Irvine.
15333 Culver Dr. ste.690
Irvine CA 92604


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Did you know ?



VSP covered patients are eligible to receive additional 30% discount on their 
2nd Complete pair of prescription eyeglass/sunglasses.





Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hearts hearts hearts...

Lana Del Rey in a vintage style heart shaped aviator


What will you be wearing for your valentine's date?
Come check us out with our new year rotation of new frames just in. 
Love is in the air and we're offering 20-30% off women's eyewear.
Time to give yourself a nice present ladies. Choose from any of our top sellers
Rayban's, Tiffany & Co., Ferragamo, Tom Fords, IC! Berlin and many many other brands to choose from.

Remember guys 20-30% off now til Valentine's day.



Offer not valid w/ insurance and cannot be combined with any other offers/promos. For more information pay us a visit or contact us @ 949-552-4271


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Poor Vision?

Just a little fun animated infographic  
by: Eyecare20/20



The Best Glasses For Your Face Shape...


Here is a useful video tutorial I just found made by make-up artist youtuber Michelle Phan. Some tips and guidelines that might help you choose the best form fitting frames for you face shape. 



Monday, January 27, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII


With Super Bowl 48 just less than 6 days away. Who will our patients be rooting for? Peyton Manning powerhouse offense and his legacy? or Seahawks with their young dynamic power defense and Pete Carroll? 

I couldn't have pictured a better match-up this week. Either way it will be a GREAT game. We hope you have a great week and a wonderful weekend.


Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
Super bowl 48
New Jersey MetLife Stadium

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mykita image film



MYKITA is a modern manufactory that combines precision craftsmanship with new technologies.

A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA's collections. A key factor in the company's success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm's own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.

MYKITA's eyewear collections are available at the firm's own shops in Berlin, Paris, New York, Monterrey, Cartagena, Zurich, Vienna and Tokyo as well as at selected opticians and fashion outlets in over 70 countries.

www.mykita.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to our patient...

Golden Vision would like to thank our patients by offering a free gift when you visit our office.

Now through the holiday season when you come in for your appointment at Golden Vision Optometry. Please show us your "Yelp Check-in" and review us after your exam. 
Receive a free USB car charger adapter.


Limit one per person. While supplies last.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Did you know? If you don't use it you lose it?


Don't forget folks. 
It's that time of the year again. 
Make sure you use up all you FSA/HSA before you lose it. 

Call and make an appointment now

949-552-4271

Useful winter tips...


Seasonal Eye Care Tips

Winter Eye Care Tips

There are new and different reasons to protect your eyes during the winter. Here are a few ways you can combat the effects of cold weather and dry air on your eyes.

Winter Dry Eyes

Heaters and Humidifiers

Dry winter air can cause eyes to be more sensitive. An easy way to prevent dryness is by using a humidifier in areas with indoor heating; the heat tends to dry the moisture in the air and cause irritation and dryness in your eyes.

Contact Lenses

Talk with your eye care provider if you feel your contacts becoming dry. He or she may suggest rewetting drops or another solution to help keep your contacts moist.

Bundle Up

Wear a hat or hooded jacket to protect your eyes from the weather, dust, and debris.

Holiday Celebrations and Makeup

Winter celebrations are fun reasons to put on a little extra or special makeup. But, be careful – never share makeup or makeup brushes. Another person’s germs may be hazardous to you and it is an easy way to pick up a bacteria or virus, such as pink eye!

Sunglasses in Winter? Absolutely!

The winter sun may not sine as bright or feel as warm, but its harmful UV rays can still reach your eyes. In addition, sunlight reflected by snow can lead to sunburned eyes; another reason to make sure your sunglasses and snow goggles block 100% of UV rays.

Prevent the Spread!

Prevent the spread of the flu and eye-related illnesses like conjunctivitis (pink eye) by washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes.

Start the New Year Right – with an Eye Exam!

Make a new year’s resolution that is easy to keep: get a comprehensive eye exam! Check when your vision benefits renew; many renew the first of the year.


Golden Vision Optometry accepts: VSP , Eyemed, Aetna, Davis Vision, M.E.S., Central Health Care, Medi-cal, One care, and PPO insurances. If you do not see your vision provider listed. Please contact us and we can check for you. 

Gift Certificate Available Now


Can't think of a good gift idea? Why not give the gift of sight? Something a friend or family member can actually use. We are currently offering Gift Certificates now through 
Dec. 21th

Purchase a $25 Gift Certificate and pay ONLY $20
Or
Purchase a $50 Gift Certificate and pay ONLY $40
Or
Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate and pay ONLY $80

Gift certificate offer only valid for eyewear (i.e. exam, glasses, sunglasses, lenses.) Offer not valid with insurance, contact lens purchases, other offer/promo. 

For further information please contact:  

Golden Vision Optometry 
949-552-4271

We are located in the Culver Plaza 
(next to Sam Woo restaurant & 99 Ranch Market)

15333 Culver Dr. Ste 690
Irvine CA, 92604