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Thanksgiving is really about people

In our office we close for the long Thanksgiving weekend.  This year as always, we will take off Thursday and come back on the following Monday.  It is the longest time we are closed for the whole year.  All the staff look forward to this time of year.   We get to spend extended time with family and friends.  Dr. Hirano has an amazing dinner with his wife’s family and looks forward to his mother-in-law’s wonderful stuffing!  Dr. Fukunaga will enjoy her mom’s scrumptious homemade cranberry sauce and her sister’s famous cornbread.  And then, of course, she will be up at the crack dawn to get some Black Friday Shopping done.  Other staff will take a quick trip to see out of town relatives and loved ones.  Thanksgiving is an important time to reconnect with the people that mean the most to you in life.  We at Clear Choice Optometry hope that you and yours will get to reconnect with those that mean the most to you.  Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.

  • 11 Tue 2017
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Change!

Isn’t it funny how life is always changing!  You get a new job or car, meet an new friend. Or, if you are older, get a new ache or pain!  Things are always changing at my practice too.  Thankfully most of the changes are generally for the better.  Right now, one of my long-time employees, Alex Ramos has decided to pursue his dream of becoming an officer and pilot in the Air Force.  It’s a change that is good for him, but sad for us.  He is leaving us and we will miss him!  In his place, Yvonne Silva has joined our Clear Choice Optometry family as one of our opticians.  She started at the end of October and is a wonderful addition to our team.  Welcome Yvonne!

Another change is apparent by looking at the practice as a whole.  When I moved my practice to our current location in 2006, I had four employees and one computer.  Eleven years later, we have 14 employees, 14 computers and several new high-tech diagnostic instruments.  Dr. Fukunaga joined us in 2013 and together we have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education to keep our optometric knowledge sharp.  All these changes are meant to help us accomplish our mission statement: Unsurpassed Patient Care and Satisfaction.  Our goal is to do whatever it takes to serve our patients with state of the art technology and the personal care we would want our own family to receive.   We are thankful that hundreds of our patients have acknowledged our efforts by writing 5 star reviews for us on Yelp and Google.

Change is inevitable in a practice and in life.  It is our hope that the changes and improvements we make in our practice will benefit you with improved vision care and a smooth, pleasant patient experience.  We also hope that the changes in your own life will be positive and lead to much joy and contentment.  Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building on the new.”  Here’s to all of us building on the new!

  • 11 Fri 2017
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Best Children’s Vision Care

Undiagnosed vision problems are a major factor in many children with poor educational performance, decreased attention spans and learning difficulties. It just is not enough that they can read the chart at the pediatrician’s office or at the school screening performed by the nurse. There are many times when the child’s previously undiagnosed vision problem is corrected, and other educational or behavioral issues decrease or resolve entirely.

Dr. Hirano and Dr. Fukunaga recommend that at a absolute minimum, all children should have a complete eye exam by 

Age 4. Sooner if there are any concerns that the parent may have. These concerns may include the child not looking at the parent’s face in infancy or with a crossed eye, a toddler unable to see the plane in the sky that is plainly visible, a preschooler that gets very close to look at a book or closes one eye to read. With any symptom like this, the child should be seen as soon as possible.

The eye doctors both have extensive training in taking care of children’s vision and eyes. Through decades of experience and thousands of examinations they have developed methods to accurately and thoroughly assess the eyes of children as young as infants. We look forward to taking care of your kids!

  • 07 Fri 2017
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Best Treatment Available

Undiagnosed vision problems are a major factor in many children with poor educational performance, decreased attention spans and learning difficulties. It just is not enough that they can read the chart at the pediatrician’s office or at the school screening performed by the nurse. There are many times when the child’s previously undiagnosed vision problem is corrected, and other educational or behavioral issues decrease or resolve entirely.

Dr. Hirano and Dr. Fukunaga recommend that at a absolute minimum, all children should have a complete eye exam by 

Age 4. Sooner if there are any concerns that the parent may have. These concerns may include the child not looking at the parent’s face in infancy or with a crossed eye, a toddler unable to see the plane in the sky that is plainly visible, a preschooler that gets very close to look at a book or closes one eye to read. With any symptom like this, the child should be seen as soon as possible.

The eye doctors both have extensive training in taking care of children’s vision and eyes. Through decades of experience and thousands of examinations they have developed methods to accurately and thoroughly assess the eyes of children as young as infants. We look forward to taking care of your kids!

  • 07 Fri 2017
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