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Optical Illusions of San Jose named 2024 Best Optometry Office by The Mercury News


SAN JOSE, CA – Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice has been named the 2024 Best Optometry Office in Silicon Valley by The Mercury News. This esteemed recognition highlights Optical Illusions of San Jose’s exceptional dedication to providing outstanding eye care and highlights their commitment to excellence in patient services. “We are happy to reopen our […]

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Optical Illusions of San Mateo named 2024 Top 5 Best Eyecare by San Mateo Chamber of Commerce


SAN MATEO, CA – Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice has been named one of 2024 Top 5 Best Eyecare and Eyeglass Stores by the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce. This esteemed recognition highlights Optical Illusions of San Mateo’s exceptional dedication to providing outstanding eye care and underscores their commitment to excellence in patient service. “It […]

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Dr. William To Named One of America’s Best Eye Doctors 2023 by Newsweek


SAN MATEO, CA – Dr. William To, Optometric Physician in AK and Doctor of Optometry in CA, has been named one of America’s Best Eye Doctors 2023 by Newsweek. This esteemed recognition highlights Dr. To’s exceptional dedication to providing outstanding eye care and underscores his commitment to excellence in patient service. Dr. To’s recognition as […]

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It’s Eye Allergies Season: Don’t Rub Those Itchy Eyes!


As spring unfolds, bringing with it a symphony of blooming flowers and greening trees, many individuals find themselves grappling with the less welcome arrival of allergy season. Seasonal allergies, commonly triggered by pollen from plants, mold spores, dust, and pet dander, can significantly affect your eyes, leading to discomfort and sometimes more severe reactions. In […]

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Annual Eye Exams: Why Regular Check-Ups are Essential for Your Health


In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of regular eye exams. However, maintaining your eye health is as critical as visiting your dentist or getting a physical check-up. Annual eye exams are not only pivotal in detecting vision problems but are also vital in identifying early signs of […]

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What Do Christie Brinkley and Bono Have in Common?


A regular eye screening saved both from significant vision loss due to glaucoma. Both supermodel Christie Brinkley and Bono, the lead singer of U2, were diagnosed with glaucoma during a routine eye exam. Both were also surprised by the diagnosis since they weren’t experiencing problems with their vision. That’s the sinister nature of glaucoma, one […]

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Maximize Your Vision Benefits


Every year, millions of Americans let their vision benefits go to waste. It is estimated that we collectively forfeit $400 million a year from unused FSA / HSA. Don’t risk losing your benefits this year. Maximizing these benefits before the year concludes is not only a savvy financial move, but a proactive step towards prioritizing your eye […]

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Signs of Childhood Myopia

an eye doctor performs an eye exam on a young girl to determine if she has childhood myopia

As a parent, you’re constantly keeping an eye on your child’s health and well-being. While you may be quick to jump on signs of a cold or a fever, monitoring your child’s vision is just as important. In today’s world, with so much screen time, it’s common for kids to develop myopia (commonly known as […]

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When Is It Too Late To Treat Lazy Eye?

A young girl wearing glasses shows symptoms of amblyopia with her left eye turning inwards.

Lazy eye is a common condition that can affect vision if not treated properly.  Regular eye exams with the optometrist can help identify and treat conditions like lazy eye early to prevent long-term vision issues from developing. It’s important to take your child in for annual eye exams.  Fortunately, there are many treatments available for […]

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