Oakbrook Optometry, Eye Exams in Thousand Oaks, California
We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our kind and trusted eye doctors in Thousand Oaks, California provide personalized optical and medical eye care services, including specific exams for scleral lenses fitting & myopia management.
Dr Snyder provides the latest ortho-k lenses which control your child’s myopia – while they sleep!
At Oakbrook Optometry, our Thousand Oaks optometrists become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and provide comprehensive treatment for all eye conditions.
Orthokeratology, also known as “ortho-k”, is a safe and effective method of correcting vision while slowing the progression of myopia in children. If you are the parent of a nearsighted child, learn how ortho-k can also help preserve your child’s eye health.
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Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see things clearly unless they’re situated close to your eyes. It is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. Most patients with this condition wear eyeglasses or contacts to correct their vision.
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Our optical offers a large selection of eyeglasses, designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.
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I LOVE Dr Synder and his staff. I have come to this office for over 20 years and I am so glad when I have had to change Ins coverage for 3 times, I was still able to come here. My daughter has been here for some years as well. Highly recommend this place, you would be very happy with his services. Thank you.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 805-497-7373 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.
Q&A with Dr. Snyder
Q: What causes myopia?
A: Myopia is caused by a combination of environmental factors and heredity. Studies show that if we can move the focal point in front of the mid peripheral retina we can slow the progression of myopia. The increased use of cell phones and computers, as well as less time outdoors is probably a contributing factor.
Q: Does reading my smartphone or tablet in the dark damage my eyes?
A: Reading from a tablet or smartphone in the dark is okay for your eyes, as long as it's not for a long period of time. These devices have decent lighting and good contrast. However, they give off blue light, and long-term exposure may cause damage to the structures of the eye. As well, studies have shown that blue light at night disrupts melatonin production and interferes with healthy sleep cycles. Optometrists recommend wearing blue light blocking eyewear for extended digital device use, and limiting screen time during the last hour before bedtime.
Q: Can I wear my contact lenses to the beach?
A: Besides the obvious risk of losing them in the water or in the sand, you're are also increasing your risk of contracting a serious eye infection. The ocean water has high levels of bacteria which could contaminate your lenses and in turn cause a bacterial infection in your eyes. We recommend that you take regular eyewear or prescription sunglasses for your day at the beach. Enjoy!
Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well.
We at Oakbrook Optometry stand behind our products by knowing we offer high-quality eyewear manufactured by smaller, independent companies.
We are continuously inspired by the beauty and individuality of handmade frames and the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.