Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Closed for 2 weeks in compliance with Federal and State suggestion

COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, and businesses

We want to share an update on what Dr Boyer is doing to keep our patients and our employees safe during this national and world health crisis.

Although we have followed the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus; with frequent hand washing, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of our facility and equipment, we are being asked to go further.

State and federal authorities are suggesting, [with strong urging] that we close our business, along with other businesses for 2 weeks, effective March 18th till April 1st. We are complying with this directive in order to do our part for the social conscience of our community.

With that said, we will have some staff on hand to dispense ordered glasses, and contacts—by appointment only. You need only to call the office (909) 596-6756 to be scheduled for a quick 10-15 minute time slot. Our hours will be 10-5 Monday thru Friday with a half hour lunch closing from 12:00-12:30.
Should you have a medical or eye emergency, a doctor also will be available to handle that during this time. 

These guidelines will be followed until April 1st, at which time we hope to resume normal business days and hours, unless we receive further notice or extensions.

Wishing you health,
Dr Brian C Boyer and Dr Kenneth J Boyer
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Monday, February 24, 2020

Titanium strength frames

Flexible Titanium Eyewear. More durable, lightweight and resistant than conventional metals allowing wearers to confidently embrace every challenge without hesitation.  (909) 596-6756  2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Diabetes and your eye exam

There are 30 million American adults living with diabetes. Another 84 million are living with prediabetes, yet 90% of them don’t know they have it. People living with diabetes or prediabetes face increased risk for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. 

Blurry vision is often one of the first warning signs of diabetes. Your vision may be blurry because fluid is leaking into the lens of your eye. This makes the lens swell and change shape. Those changes make it hard for your eyes to focus, so things start to look fuzzy. If you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk for a variety of eye problems. It’s important to have regular checkups and eye exams. This should include a comprehensive eye exam, including dilation, every year.

Fortunately, we can effectively manage and even prevent diabetic eye disease with early detection and treatment. For those living with diabetes, an annual eye exam is a must – offering a simple way to prevent or delay disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. 

Dr’s Ken and Brian Boyer are specially trained and certified to treat and manage eye care for diabetics. Call for an appointment to receive an exam and treatment information today.
(909) 596-6756  2443 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750 drboyeroptometrist.com 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dry eyes

We rely heavily on our eyes every day, yet we often take them for granted. We spend too much time staring at bright screens, going out into the sun without any eye protection, and overtaxing them by close reading and burning the midnight oil during exams.

Yet most of us tend to be unconcerned about our eye health as long as we can see clearly.

Don't wait until you develop blurry vision before paying attention. Start taking care of your eyes with some simple habits:
1. Reduce screen time
Daily use on various screens such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets, can cause eye strain and dry eyes. These devices also emit blue light, which is harmful to your eyes. To reduce your exposure to blue light, make the effort to cut down on your screen time, adjust your screen settings, or invest in special glasses that filter it out.
2. Take a break to reduce eye strain
If you find it difficult to cut down the amount of time you spend looking at screens, make it a point to practise the 20-20-20 rule: take a 20 second break every 20 minutes of screen time to look at something that is 20 feet away.
3. Avoid exposure to UV light
Excessive exposure to UV light from sunlight or other light sources can be damaging to your eyes. Get a good pair of sunglasses that completely blocks both UVA and UVB light, and make it a point to wear them whenever you are outdoors during the day.
4. Avoid rubbing your eyes
Even though it might provide immediate relief or distraction from irritated or itchy eyes, it can exacerbate the problem and further worsen the discomfort. Use some eye drops to soothe eye irritation instead.
5. Get the right kind of nutrition to optimize your eye health
Getting the right nutrition is key to keeping your eyes healthy. Berries are good for this purpose, as they are packed full of antioxidants and contain anthocyanins, which have been found to be beneficial to people with cataracts, and could help to protect the retina from damage caused by ageing and overexposure to light. Berries also contain vitamin C, which may slow down macular degeneration and vision loss.

Call for an appointment to get the latest facts, procedures and supplement information for dry eye at drboyeroptometrist.com
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Monday, December 30, 2019

New Years hours

HOLIDAY HOURS:   DEC. 31st  8-noon, Jan 1st  Closed
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours for December. Regular schedule resumes Dec 27. You can make your appointment conveniently online on our website https://www.drboyeroptometrist.com/

Sunglasses in Winter

It is a common misconception that sunglasses are only needed in the summer but it’s so important to remember to wear sunglasses in winter too. 

If sunglasses keep your eyes safe from harmful rays in the summer months, then they are twice as much needed in winters.

Research shows that winter brings with it a double threat to eye damage.

Sun rays can still carry the same UVA and UVB rays as they do in summers and in snowy regions, the threat to eyes get doubled as snow acts as a reflective medium for the rays.

Experts say that winter sun sits lower in the sky and at a different angle than summer months. It actually leads to more exposure to harmful sun rays if one is out for a longer period of time. It can be damaging to various layers of the eye.

Call our office today for your appointment  with Dr Brian or Dr Boyer