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Your Premier Optometry Provider for the Central Bay Area

Optical Illusions of San Mateo provides more than just the essentials. When it comes to both ocular and optical services, our patients receive an exceptional standard of care.

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Though we all want to look our best, what’s the point if we can’t see our best too?

Over 3.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are either visually impaired or legally blind. Unfortunately, without proper treatment, most eye diseases and conditions will only worsen over time. This makes the early detection and management of visual issues essential.

Most common eye diseases don’t display symptoms or warning signs until permanent vision loss has already occured. Glaucoma, AMD, and diabetic eye disease are prime examples: It’s only in the later stages of these diseases that you may realize something is wrong.

As such, it’s critical to be proactive about the health of our eyes as we age. Optical Illusions uses specialized equipment, traditional methodology, and contemporary technology to ensure that your eyes are protected.

When Should You Have Your Eyes Examined?

You should always follow the recommendations of your optometrist when it comes to your specific eye care schedule.

Our optometrists recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and whether you currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Children especially need annual eye exams to detect vision problems that may interfere with learning and overall development.

We tailor medical office visits recommendations and follow-up schedules based on each of your individual patient needs.

For more general information about when you should have your eyes examined, please click here.

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Our Location

Our location in the prestigious Hillsdale Shopping Center (beside Nordstrom) means we are open seven days a week and have an abundance of parking.

To better serve your vision needs, we provide evening appointments and offer services in Chinese, Spanish, and English.

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194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact Information

Phone: (650) 341-8080
Fax: (650) 341-8565
[email protected]

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