Welcome to Our Optometry Practice at Costco Wholesale in Huntington Beach.
Dr. Martin Doll and Associates are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality vision care using the latest technology. We serve Orange County, Huntington Beach and surrounding areas. Our office is conveniently located at the Huntington Beach Costco on Center Avenue. You do not have to be a Costco member to have an eye exam with us. We invite you to come in and check us out for all your eye care needs.
On our website you'll find information about us as well as resources and tools to help care for one of your most valuable assets: Your Eyes.
10 Tips to Protect Your Eyes
We go to the gym, abstain from chocolate cake and drink gallons of water all in the name of good health. But what can we do to protect those most valuable organs—our eyes? We talked to ophthalmology experts to find out what we should be doing to preserve the oft-neglected eyes.
“Eyes are delicate and precious,” says Dr. Andrew Iwach, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). “Just a touch of maintenance will keep them going for years.”
Regular checkups. When was the last time you had an eye exam? If it was at 3 years of age, chances are you’re due. The AAO recommends an eye exam before 5 years of age to check for childhood problems like amblyopia (sometimes called lazy eye) or strabismus (misaligned eyes), and then on an as-needed basis (vision problems or injuries) up to 19 years of age. One exam in your 20s, and two in your 30s can identify problems which may benefit from early treatment. While it’s normal for vision to change with age, serious eye problems like glaucoma and macular degeneration (deterioration of retina that causes loss of detail vision) can be treated if detected early. So step up the eye exams after 40 years of age to every two to four years; after age 65, every one to two years. Anyone with diabetes, a family history of eye problems or African-Americans over the age of 40 should check with their doctor about more frequent visits. (African-Americans may need more frequent checkups in middle age because of an increased risk for glaucoma.)
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