optometry services Venice, CA

Hoff Optometry & Eyewear offers truly complete eye care services. Whether you prefer designer glasses or contact lenses, you’ll enjoy the best in eye care optometry along with superb customer service. Dr. Hoff and his staff are committed to total customer satisfaction, and you’ll love our carefully curated selection of designer eyewear from famous brands like Barton Perreira, Drift, Mykita, Vintage, Allied Metal Works, Masunaga, Lindberg, and many others.

While the style and selection at Hoff Optometry & Eyewear can’t be beat, you’llget a lot more than just a pair of glasses or a set of contact lenses when you visit us. Our stylish location on Abbot Kinney Blvd. is a complete eye care center for the whole family. Here’s what you can expect when you make an appointment with us:

Eye Exams

Great vision begins with great eye exams. Dr. Hoff and his staff will perform comprehensive eye exams that include refraction, a dilated retinal health exam, glaucoma testing, and visual field testing. If you’re a candidate for LASIK, Dr. Hoff can also perform the diagnostic tests and corneal topography mapping necessary to undergo the procedure. The results of your eye exam will help Dr. Hoff write your prescription for eye glasses or contact lenses. The exam will also check for common eye problems, and it will measure how well your eyes work together. Eye exams are also a great indicator of your overall health. Read more about Hoff Optometry & Eyewear eye exams.

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Eye Glasses Frames & Lenses

Once your prescription has been determined, it’s time to pick out your frames and lenses. Hoff Optometry has a wide selection of hip, trendy styles from the most sought after brands in eyewear, which makes it fun to shop for your perfect look. If you’re feeling more sedate, Hoff Optometry has also carries more buttoned-down, no-nonsense designs that are great for work, play, or sports.

Matching lenses to the frames is also an important part of picking out your eye glasses. There are many types of lenses to choose from, and Dr. Hoff and his staff can guide you through the selection process so you end up with the perfect blend of style, comfort, durability, and affordability.

Read more about choosing eye glasses frames and lenses.

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Contact Lens Exam

If you’d rather correct your eyesight with contact lenses, you’re in luck. Dr. Hoff will give you a thorough contact lens exam in order to prescribe the perfect lens for you. Choosing the proper lens is more involved than just correcting your vision. In order for your contacts to work properly, they need to fit perfectly, and they need to be designed to suit your lifestyle. Dr. Hoff can advise you on the different types of contact lenses available for the level of improvement your eyes require.

Learn more about your contact lens exam here.

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Complete Eye Care Is Important

Good eye health is important. Dr. Hoff employs the latest techniques in digital imaging to make his assessment of the overall health of your eyes. This is extremely important for early diagnosis and treatment of potentially devastating eye problems. Records of your eye exams give your optometrist a clear picture of changes in your eye over time. By carefully comparing your latest results to information collected earlier, Dr. Hoff can see any indications of problems like macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. By catching these problems early, you’re much more likely to have a better outcome from early intervention.

Modern eye exams are fast, safe, painless, and non-invasive. It takes only a few moments for Dr. Hoff to make detailed images of your eyes and their underlying tissues.

To take advantage of all the benefits of a thorough eye exam from Dr. Hoff, call or email us today to make an appointment. Hoff Optometry and Eyewear is conveniently located at 1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in beautiful Venice, CA. Call (310) 452-4633 today, and you’ll see better tomorrow!

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Specialty Contact Lens Fittings

  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Presbyopia Contacts
  • Scleral Lenses for Irregular Cornea
  • Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye treatment aims to alleviate discomfort and improve ocular health for those experiencing dry eye syndrome. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment options may include the use of artificial tears or lubricating eye drops to provide immediate relief, lifestyle modifications such as increasing humidity in the environment or taking breaks from screen time to reduce eye strain, and addressing underlying causes such as meibomian gland dysfunction or systemic conditions. In more severe cases, prescription medications like anti-inflammatory eye drops or punctal plugs to retain tears in the eye may be recommended. Effective dry eye treatment is personalized to the individual’s specific needs, providing much-needed relief and promoting better eye comfort and overall well-being.

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Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) treatment involves a multi-faceted approach to alleviate symptoms and promote eye health for individuals who spend significant time in front of digital screens. Firstly, adopting the 20-20-20 rule, where every 20 minutes of screen time, one should take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away, can help reduce eye strain. Proper ergonomics, such as adjusting monitor height and distance, can also alleviate discomfort. Lubricating eye drops can offer relief for dry eyes, while prescription glasses or specialized computer glasses with anti-reflective coatings may be recommended to reduce glare and digital eye strain. Additionally, managing underlying conditions like uncorrected vision problems and optimizing lighting conditions in the workspace can contribute to effective CVS treatment. Ultimately, a combination of these strategies tailored to the individual’s needs can significantly improve visual comfort and reduce the impact of CVS.

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LASIK Consultation, Referrals, and Co-management

When considering LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery, a comprehensive consultation is the crucial first step. During a LASIK consultation, an experienced ophthalmologist or eye surgeon will evaluate your candidacy for the procedure. This typically involves a thorough eye examination, including measurements of your cornea, pupil size, refractive error, and overall eye health. They will also discuss your medical history and lifestyle to ensure LASIK is a suitable option for you.

In some cases, if LASIK is not the best fit due to factors like thin corneas or certain medical conditions, the specialist may provide referrals to alternative vision correction procedures such as PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) or implantable lenses like ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens). They may also refer you to other specialists if underlying eye conditions need to be addressed before LASIK can be considered.

Once LASIK is deemed appropriate, co-management becomes a crucial aspect of the process. Co-management involves collaboration between the LASIK surgeon and your regular eye care provider (optometrist or ophthalmologist) for pre-operative and post-operative care. Your primary eye care provider will help with pre-operative preparations, ensuring your eyes are healthy and stable before surgery. After LASIK, they will assist in monitoring your recovery, managing any post-operative complications, and conducting routine eye exams to maintain your long-term eye health.

LASIK consultation, referrals, and co-management are all essential components of a successful LASIK journey, ensuring that the procedure is safe, suitable, and supported by a team of skilled eye care professionals to achieve optimal visual outcomes and overall eye health.

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Stye Treatments

Stye treatments aim to alleviate discomfort and expedite the healing process of this common eyelid condition. Typically, warm compresses are employed to promote drainage and reduce inflammation, while good eyelid hygiene helps prevent further infection. Over-the-counter or prescription antibiotic ointments may be recommended to combat the bacterial aspect of styes. Pain relievers can provide relief, and in severe cases, oral antibiotics or professional drainage may be necessary. Avoiding contact lenses and eye makeup during stye presence is advised to prevent aggravation. Seeking guidance from a healthcare provider or ophthalmologist ensures proper diagnosis and tailored treatment for the best outcomes. Generally, with appropriate care, styes tend to resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks.

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