Dr. Lo, O.D., will spend time to know you and your needs, your general health issues, and your hobbies and interests to better understand you as an individual at Standard Optometry. A detailed history is essential since many general health conditions and medications can affect your vision and eyes. Please be aware that your first visit in our office may take up to one hour, perhaps longer depending on your visual needs and complexity of care.
As pupil dilation remains the best method to detect early signs of eye diseases, we strongly recommend a dilated eye exam upon your first visit in our office.
Please bring the following things and information for your eye examination:
• Prescription eyeglasses
• Prescription sunglasses
• Any currently worn contact lenses, contact lens cases, prescriptions and/or boxes
• Complete list of medicines and dosages, including over the counter medicines
• Name of your primary care physician
• Driver if you feel uncomfortable driving after pupillary dilation
Patients under 18 years of age will require a parent/guardian in the office with them. If you must leave a minor with us, a signed Consent to Treat Form may be filled out . Again you may bring this with you, email, or fax it to us at (650) 917-1044.
Please call our office with questions at (650) 917-1342 or email us.
At Standard Optometry, Dr. Lo can perform a contact lens fitting to prescribe quality contact lenses and make sure you are comfortable wearing them. She will educate you in contact lens care so your eyes remain healthy throughout your lifetime.
Contact lenses are medical devices that are controlled by the FDA, and therefore Dr. Lo will perform a professional fitting to ensure that your contact lens wearing experience will be safe and comfortable. Contact lens fittings and eye exams should be done once a year to ensure that your eyes are continuing to tolerate contact lens wear without any detrimental effects or complications.
We fit all brand name lenses from Acuvue, Bausch and Lomb, CooperVision, CibaVision and many others, and we can suggest fittings for patients with astigmatism and presbyopia.
Depending on the condition of your eyes and your visual needs, Dr. Lo may suggest the following types of lenses:
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most common types of lenses prescribed today and are commonly available in daily, bi-weekly and monthly modalities. With advances in contact lenses, we may also be able to suggest soft contact lenses for patients with astigmatism and presbyopia.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
RGP lenses have properties of high oxygen permeability and can provide better vision to certain patients with conditions such as keratoconus.
Many patients are unaware that many general health conditions can affect your eye health and vision; often times optometrists can be the first doctor to come across signs such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as eye diseases such as glaucoma.
Therefore it is important to have an annual eye exam that includes a dilation to make sure your eyes remain healthy. Some of the conditions Dr. Lo may diagnose and/or treat and manage include:
• Dry Eyes
• Ocular allergies and itchy eyes
• Abrasions and eye trauma
• Discharge in the eyes
• Pink Eye
• Flashes or floaters in your vision
• Halos and glare around light
• Diabetic Retinopathy