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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/srfoptometry. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Red, White, & Blue Sale!

may 2017

PRN Nutritional Supplements for Eyes!

Patients who have dry eye syndrome or who are at risk of macular degeneration progression can benefit from taking omega 3 supplements.  The PRN brand supplements are processed so that the omega 3s are more bioavailable. PRN even offers a liquid formulation for those who have difficulty swallowing pills. Click...

Subscription service for daily contacts with reasonable monthly payments.

San Ramon Family Optometry is now offering LensFerry!

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Join us in the World Sight Day challenge!

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Back to School Sale!

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Best of the Best 2016 – BayArea Parent!

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Join Us For Our Spring Trunk Show!

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Best of the Best!

We just earned our 5th Best of the Best Medal! We have also been awarded a 2015 Best Practice Award by CooperVision...Read More!...

Purchasing individual vision insurance

Do you or someone you know need vision insurance? Vision Service Plan (VSP) offers comprehensive coverage for your eye care and eyewear needs. You can learn more on this website. http://vsp-vision-insurance.7eer.net/c/123467/158599/2963...

Vision 2020 The Right to Sight

This is the is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).  This year we will be donating 5% of all our non-prescription sunglass sales toward this worthy cause.  You...

2nd pair promotion

You can save 25-40% off of U&C pricing on lenses with the purchase of a new frame. This is the perfect opportunity to get the sunglasses and computer/reading glasses that you were thinking about getting earlier this year! This offer expires 12/31/2015 and cannot be combined with insurance....

Our Eyes and Digital Devices

Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase...

Spring/Allergy Season is just around the corner!

Spring is just around the corner and that may mean the beginning of allergy season for some. Don't forget to talk to one of our optometrists at your next visit if you experience allergy symptoms in your eyes.    Here is a great article about allergic conjunctivitis:  http://www.healthline.com/health/allergic-conjunctivitis#Overview1   A...

SRFO now carries Lash Advance!

Lash Advance contains natural ingredients that encourage the growth of lashes and eyebrows.  We have been getting great feedback about it!  http://www.lashadvance.com/products.html...

Concussion test for patients involved in sports

Concussions can occur in many contact sports like football, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, ice hockey, field hockey, wrestling and martial arts. The King-Devick is a test that can detect eye movement and visual perception changes caused by concussions. San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc will now be administering baseline tests to all...

SRFO has a new upgraded Optomap instrument!

San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc is proud to announce that we now have a new Optomap! With this upgraded model, we will have even more tools to better monitor your eye health as well as diagnose and manage eye conditions.  Feel free to read about some of the benefits of...

Learn about how to protect your eyes at home, at work, and in the car!

Read this article and learn how to prevent injury from air bags, champagne corks, laser pointers, fireworks, paintballs and hazards at work. ...

SRFO named Best Eye Doctor of the East Bay by Bay Area Parent

San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc. is honored to be named one of the Best Eye Doctors in the East Bay by Bay Area Parent for the 2nd year in a row!  http://bayareaparent.com/article/best-eye-doctors-in-the-bay-area.html...

June Trunk Show featuring Michael Kors and Nike

Mark your calendars! San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc is having a trunk show Friday June 27 from 2pm-6pm. It will feature Michael Kors and Nike frames. Enjoy refreshments, browse frames, and enter to win prizes in our raffle!...

Sunglass promotion!

We have had some beautiful sunny days in San Ramon recently. Are you protecting your eye from UV rays? At San Ramon Family Optometry we are having a promotion to help you and your loved ones promote your eye health. You can save as much as 30% on sunglasses with...

Google Glass – VSP Glass Preferred Provider

Google Glass Explorers: San Ramon Family Optometry is proud to announce that we are a VSP Glass Preferred Provider.  Here is a video that simulates what it would be like to wear Google glasses!  http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-it-feels/#video=hif-video Here is a great article that summarizes what Google glasses do.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/27/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-glass/...

Are your eyes ready for spring?

Spring is just around the corner! Are you ready? Here are some tips for those of you who have allergies in your eyes.    From http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/eye-allergy.aspx Eye Allergy Treatment & Management If indoor allergens are causing your eye allergy symptoms, avoidance is the key to relief. Use a vacuum with a...

Children’s eyes and computer use

Adults are not the only ones using electronic devices more-kids are too. Please share this information with any children that you know. These articles contain tips for proper ergonomics and suggested monitor time based on age.  http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/children-computer-vision-syndrome.htm https://www.vsp.com/eye-strain.html...

March is National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition month! San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc. would like a share an article from the American Optometric Association discussing some nutrients that can promote eye health.  http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition Diet & Nutrition   ADDING POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS TO YOUR DIET CAN IMPROVE YOUR EYE HEALTH. There’s no substitute for the quality...

Feburary is Macular Degeneration Awareness month!

Here are some tips to help prevent macular degeneration Step One: Smoking cessation  If you are a smoker, stop now. Smoking is a major risk factor for developing macular degeneration. Smokers are up to four times more likely than non-smokers to have macular degeneration, public health experts at the University...

VSP Update: Make to sure to maximize use of your coverage

Attention VSP members: Effective Jan 1, 2014, you can save an EXTRA $20 on featured frames. Ask one of our opticians so see if this offer applies to your plan.    https://www.vsp.com/glasses-deals.html?id=0#marchon20...

Minimize computer eyestrain: 10 things you can do

Check out these 10 awesome tips that can make your eyes a lot more comfortable in front of the computer! ...

Holiday Trunk show!

Mark your calendars! San Ramon Family Optometry would like to invite you our trunk show featuring both Oakley and Badgley Mischka eyewear. It will be on Friday, December 6 from 2-6pm. Oakley promotion: 30% off prescription glasses (frame and lenses)  Badgley Mischka promotion: 30% off prescription glasses (frame and lenses),...

October 10, 2013 is World Sight Day

Thursday October 10, 2013 is World Sight Day!  San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc.  will be donating 10% of our receipts on that day to help prevent blindness and impaired vision.  We also created a team to help support Optometry Giving Sight. You can visit our site by clicking on the...

We have been named Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent!


Our new OCT machine – new technology that will enhance your eye care at our office

Our OCT (optical coherence tomography) machine is here! With this new and cutting edge technology, doctors at San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc will be able to evaluate different layers of the retina and be able to diagnose and manage optic nerve and macular conditions even more effectively. Some common conditions...

Back to School Promotions!

To help our patients gear up for the school year ahead, our office is offering the following promotions: 1) Optos imaging: $30 for students that are 18 year old or younger (regularly $39) 2) Discounts on 2nd pair of glasses. See opticians for details! 3) Free lunch tote with the...

May is National Healthy Vision Month!


Do you have dry eye?

Did you know that 17 million Americans have dry eye symptoms?  Dry eye can manifest itself in many ways: Gritty sensation  Burning, stinging  Decreased comfort in contact lenses Tired eyes  Blurry hazy vision  Watery or dry eyes Increased light sensitivity Many things can cause dry eyes and the composition of...

What can your eyes tell how your cholesterol levels?

  Some signs in the eyes of high cholesterol are: Yellowish bumps on your eyelids A white ring around the cornea Cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels of the retina Having too much cholesterol in the body can cause restricted blood flow to the heart and ultimately lead to a...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month


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National Diabetes Month: Be Aware

Did you know that having diabetes increases your chances of vision threatening eye damage? Diabetes is the number one cause of loss of sight in adults under 75 years old according to the NIH. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage caused by an increase in pressure in...

A Closer Look at Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

Are you aware that there are contact lenses especially made to fix your astigmatism? Firstly, what's astigmatism, anyway? An eye with astigmatism has an irregularly shaped cornea, which changes how light enters the eye. The light doesn't hit the retina properly, which drastically changes one's ability to see clearly. The...

Retinoscopy: What is it?

Sometimes, especially when doing an eye exam on a small child the eye doctor will focus a light in the eye. So what does this do? Firstly, this test is a retinoscopy examination, which is a preliminary way to assess the refractive error of your eye. Whether you're near or...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Have you ever thought about the effect your smartphone might be having on your vision? We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay connected no matter where we are. However because handheld devices are made with small screens, a lot of users usually hold their...

Multifocal Lenses and You

Are you over 40 and finding it more of a challenge to read small print? You might have presbyopia, a condition that affects many of those who are approaching middle age. It's one of the harsher realities of getting older, but it's good to know that developing presbyopia when you...

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Many our younger patients have a lazy eye. Amblyopia develops when the brain switches off or suppresses vision in one eye. This may happen if a child struggles to see as well with one eye due to issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism, or something else that's...

What To Tell Our Eye Doctor

Ladies and gentlemen with eye exams scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are a number of facts we will need from you. Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes...

The Mechanics of Night Vision

You wake suddenly, in the middle of the night, or maybe you're looking for a light switch or door handle or phone in a room with the lights off. We've all found ourselves in the dark before. Gradually, the things in the room begin become visible. This process, ''dark adaptation,''...

Are You Suffering From Presbyopia?

Did you ever wonder why older people prefer larger font sizes? Because as you age, your eye's lens is likely to become more and more inflexible, which makes it more difficult to focus on near objects. The clinical term for this is presbyopia. It's something that happens to everyone. Those...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

Buying the best toys with eye safety in mind is something all moms and dads worry about. How can parents make sure they choose toys that keep kids' eyes in mind? Infants are born with a partially developed visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct stimulation....

Start the School Year With Good Vision

Roughly 80 percent of learning is achieved with children's eyes. But even with this obvious connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, don't include eye exams as part of their child's back to school to-do list. It's important...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Does your son or daughter do well in so many activities, but struggle at school? You may be relieved to know that he or she may be suffering from a particular vision problem, which impacts learning at school. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI is a near...

So What IS 20/20 Vision?

It's likely that you have run into the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. Yet, what do these terms actually mean? 20/20 vision is used to indicate the sharpness of your eyesight measured at a distance of 20 feet. When you have 20/20 vision, that means that from a distance...

Get The Fresh Look

How would you like a brand new look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook¨. They offer a vast assortment of colored contact lenses, allowing you to slightly boost or totally alter your eye color. This cutting edge range of lenses includes such an extensive amount of choices, that you'll be sure...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

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