We are pleased to welcome you to our practice. Our commitment is not just in meeting your expectations, but in exceeding them. Because we know how much your eye health and appearance can mean to the quality of your life, we are committed to servicing your complete eyecare needs.
Q&A with Dr. Nathan Orr
Dr. Nathan Orr Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Monica J. Asks: "I have an infant, a toddler, and a middle-schooler. Should my kids be wearing sunglasses?"
Great question Monica, and the answer is absolutely! Kids spend a tremendous amount of time outdoors, and as a result are being exposed to significantly higher levels of ultraviolet light (UV) than many adults. We estimate we get 80% of our harmful UV light exposure before age 18! UV light is invisible, high energy light emitted by the sun that can actually damage the front surface of the eye and the skin of the eyelids. You can't put sunscreen on the edge of the eyelid, so sunglasses are by far the best way to protect this area. If you look at people who have not protected their eyes over the course of their lives, you will see yellow, callous-like bumps called pinguelcuas on the white part of the eye. In some cases the clear tissue on top of the white part of the eye starts to grow onto the cornea. This is called a pterygium and may require surgery to fix. Other conditions that can be related to UV damage are cataracts and forms of cancer. The take home message is that a good pair of UV protective sunglasses is very important at every age. The long term benefits of UV protection are better eye health, and better eye appearance. Besides, how many other things things that are good for make you look cool while doing it? We carry excellent sunglasses for all ages. Thanks for the question! Dr. Nathan Orr, O.D.
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We carry a wide selection of beautiful frames as well as contact lenses for every type of vision. Our expert eye doctors and dedicated eye care team will help you find the best choice for both your eyes and your sense of style.
- Lamorinda Optometry
3581 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette CA 94549
Phone: (925) 283-8502
Emergency Contact: In the case of an ocular emergency, please call the alternate number indicated on our office message
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. "We Care for Your Eyes"
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.