Our office is conveniently located on Yorba Linda Blvd in the East Lake Village shopping center (next to Von’s). We are a family optometric practice comfortable in serving the needs of patients anywhere from 4 to 104 years old. We tailor our exams to meet the specific needs of each individual in our exam chair.
We look forward to welcoming you to our vision care family.
We are extremely excited to be one of the first practices in the world to prescribe neuroLenses! NeuroLenses from eyeBrain utilize a revolutionary progressive prism design to help alleviate eyestrain in patients with certain eye muscle misalignments. In many cases, individuals that suffer from chronic headaches, migraines, and even neck pain experience a significant improvement in symptoms when wearing neuroLenses. Dr. Bittel also takes pride in using advanced technology to fit his young nearsighted patients in orthokeratology lenses. Not only are these lenses a great alternative to glasses and day-time soft contact lens wear, but they have also been proven to significantly slow or even stop nearsighted progression in many cases. Furthermore, we are proud to have a state of the art OPTOS digital retinal camera, which uses advanced laser scanning technology to give the doctors a view of the entire retina WITHOUT dilation! This is a great screening instrument for patients of all ages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your Insurance Policies
We accept select vision plans including VSP, some Eyemed plans, MES, Safeguard, and some private bill plans. We are also able to bill Out Of Network for other plans like Davis Vision and Spectera. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your specific plan and we will answer any questions you may have.
We also accept some PPO’s and VSP Primary Eyecare for medical office visits.
What forms of payment are excepted?
We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit cards, HSA and flex spending cards, cash, personal checks and Care Credit.
What does an optometrist do?
Optometrists, or doctors of optometry, are primary health care providers that specialize in eye care and visual health. They conduct eye exams, assess eye disease, write prescriptions, recommend specialized services and provide pre- and post- operative care for cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK), and retinal surgery. They are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders that affect the eye or vision.
What is the difference between an optometrist, ophthalmologist, and an optician?
- Optometrist: An optometrist is a primary health care provider (OD) that specializes in eye care and visual health.
- Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) specializing in eye disease who may perform ocular surgery.
- Optician: An optician is a professional who fits and grinds lenses and dispenses glasses.
What does a comprehensive eye exam include?
A comprehensive eye exam includes tests and procedures to assess your vision and eye health. During an examination, optometrists conduct and assess:
- Vision assessments/refraction: Optometrists determine the clarity or blur that patients have and use tailored techniques to find a prescription for the patients best possible vision.
- Binocular vision: Optometrists determine the patient’s ability to properly focus and coordinate the eyes, and assess depth perception.
- Eye disease: Optometrists diagnose and treat some eye diseases with pharmaceutical agents. They also identify systemic diseases with ocular manifestations such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid conditions, cancer, and HIV.
- Pre/post-op care: Optometrists provide both pre-operative and post-operative care for cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK), and retinal surgery.
When should I schedule an appointment?
You should schedule an appointment if you are:
- Having difficulty reading print on computer and newspapers, magazines, & menus, or numbers/letters on your phone
- Rubbing your eyes frequently
- Having tired or burning eyes
- Experiencing blurred vision or double vision
- Experiencing frequent headaches or eyestrain when working on a computer or reading for long periods of time
- Having difficulty driving at night
- Having problems with glare
- Symptoms of flashes and floaters
- Someone with diabetes, hypertension, or any other systemic or chronic disease
- At risk for certain systemic or eye diseases because of family history or other factors – i.e. diabetes, high-blood pressure
- Playing sports and having trouble judging distances between you, the ball, or other objects
- Losing track of a person or objects in your peripheral (side) vision
- Experiencing frequent near misses, accidents, or difficulty parking or driving
- Handling or using chemicals, power tools, or lawn and garden