Corneal Topographyanalysis is used to aid in the diagnosis of corneal conditions, as well as in the expert fitting of contact lenses.  Whether it is to help fit an irregular eye with specialty custom designs or to monitor the curvature shifts of the normal eye, this technology is used to its maximum benefit for our patients.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)is used to evaluate the cross sectional views of the retina, deep vitreous, the cornea and the iris for many defects previously unable to be viewed by traditional instruments.  It aids in the early detection conditions such as keratoconus, glaucoma, and retinal conditions such as macular degeneration.  With OCT, we are able to view 3D images of structures less than paper thin.

We test more than just eyesight.  We test vision!

20/20 eyesight does not mean perfect vision

Children and adults with high visual demands often experience visual stress and have undetected visual problems, which interfere with their ability to perform or learn.  Symptoms such as loss of place, visual fatigue, blur, headaches, reduced comprehension and difficulty concentrating may indicate a developmental and/or visual problems.

Our Comprehensive Vision Exam goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills.

Refractive Status

Evaluations are made for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and the benefits of glasses and contact lenses.

Visual Acuity at Near

Is vision clear and single at close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to reading, writing, close work and computer use.

Visual Efficiency

Evaluations are made for visual tracking, focusing and eye coordination ability to insure maximum performance for school, work, and leisure activities.

Eye Teaming Skills

Do the two eyes aim, move, and work as a coordinated team? Weakness in binocular (two-eyed) vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties.

Eye Focusing Skills

Do the eyes maintain clear vision at varying distances? Rapid automatic eye focus adjustment is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc. Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.


We recommend that infants have their vision evaluated within the first six months of life by their pediatrician, and then a formal eye examination by an optometrist by 3 years of age. Children beginning at age five, should have an annual developmental and visual efficiency evaluation by an optometrist.

Eye Examinations in Santa Monica

Eye Health

The eye, neural pathways, visual fields and eye pressure are evaluated to determine the presence of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes hypertension, and other ocular and systemic diseases.  We recommend a retinal screening using the Optomap and OCT annually.                               


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At Ocean Park Optometry , we truly care about the health of your eyes. Dr. Ito and her team are dedicated to providing a comprehensive eye health and vision examination which may include the following:

    Thorough case history
    Visual acuity
    Refraction (Please see below for more information)
    Internal health of the eye
    External health of the eye

    Blood pressure (High blood pressure may lead to vision loss)
    Contact lens evaluation
    Cataract evaluation
    Ocular pressures with the no-puff iCare tonometer (glaucoma testing)
    Depth perception
    Color vision
    Visual field (peripheral vision)
    Laser vision consultation
    Optomap retinal scan

    Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT viewing the layers inside ocular tissue)
    Pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement)
    Corneal Topography (mapping of corneal surface)

    Visioffice (precision measurements for the fabrication of eye wear)

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Services now include Neurovisual Medicine for Binocular Vision Dysfunction in Santa Monica