Meet Our Eye Doctors
At Lamorinda We Care for Your Eyes
Our mission is to provide all of your family members with the highest quality eye health care, outstanding service and the finest products that are currently available.
For over 30 years, unlike “big box stores” our emphasis is on the individual, creating a relationship to ensure that all their eyecare needs are met.
The Lafayette eye doctors at Lamorinda Optometry believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Doctors Orr and Baker know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.
With an office in Lafayette, Lamorinda Optometry also serves the residents of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Concord. Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.
What Our Patients Are Saying...
My work changed my vision coverage and so I went looking for a doctor in our new vision plan. Tried for 2 years and wasn’t happy with any of the doctors. The exams were short and not as thorough as the Lamorinda office. The Lamorinda office checked in with me on a yearly basis as a follow up and I found myself going back to see Dr. Baker and paying out of pocket. My husband and I both use Dr. Baker and Dr. Orr and are very happy with the service.
I have been a patient of Dr. Richard Baker for over 30 years and have always received excellent vision care from both he and his staff. I have recommended his practice to several people I know and will continue to do so.
Definitely would recommend Dr. Orr at Lamorinda Optometry. He is very professional easy to talk to, and explains and answers any of my questions about my eye health. The staff is very pleasant and efficient. I was able to get an appointment in a very reasonable amount of time with options that were convenient for my work week.
My husband and I both see Dr. Baker, and think he is exceptional. He has a calm demeanor, is personable, knowledgeable, and really takes time to ensure he performs a thorough exam and answers all questions. His staff is always very pleasant, professional, and welcoming. Highly recommend him and his office!
I wish I could give these folks 6 stars. I’m aware that some reviews may sound a bit lofty, however, when I say that Lamorinda Optometry changed my life, I really mean it. They have been my optometry of choice for almost 30 years and every time I go they get better and better.
Your Eyecare Specialties in Lafayette
Q&A with Dr. Nathan Orr
Dr. Nathan Orr Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What is the Optomap? Is it important?
Absolutely! A major part of your eye examination is when your eye doctor looks through the pupil and examines the inside of the eye. Evaluating the retina is an extremely important health test that should be done regularly, especially since many of the eye diseases we routinely diagnose do not have any symptoms. The Optomap is a fast, easy, inexpensive way of quickly taking a very thorough and detailed image of the inside of the eye. It provides several benefits to the patient. First, it creates a digital record of the inside of the eye, which can be referred to in the future to make sure the eye is healthy and stable. Second, it provides your doctor with multiple images that help them assess certain types of eye problems in ways that they cannot with the naked eye. Third, it is much more comfortable for the patient compared to the extended light sensitivity that comes with dilation. Finally, it is just plain cool. Many people are curious about what we look at during the eye examination and the Optomap allow us to look inside the eye together. Your doctor typically uses the Optomap and a special microscope to look inside the eye and assess the health of the retina. The doctor is looking for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal tears, or any other eye diseases. Depending on the appointment or symptoms, your doctor may recommend Optomap, dilation, or both.
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Lafayette, CA 94549
We are conveniently located near the Lafayette Bart Station in the Clocktower Building next to Bank of the West. The closest intersection is the new traffic signal at the corner of Lafayette Circle and Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lamorinda is also close to residents of Walnut Creek.
- Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday:8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Saturday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM