A Kind Note Makes My Day!

We work hard to deliver exceptional patient care and customer service! One of our patients showed their appreciation through a kind note, which really made my day. This greatly motivates me to keep our patients the focus of all we do and take great pride in the difference we can make in people’s lives. ThankContinue reading “A Kind Note Makes My Day!”

Warranty & Repair Policy January 2022

1. All prescription lenses are considered special orders, and are therefore non-refundable. Some vision plans cover the cost of one lens remake within a required time frame. If you are unable to adapt to the lens style or material, we do not offer a refund. 2. We offer a manufacturer defect warranty on select framesContinue reading “Warranty & Repair Policy January 2022”

Benefits of Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

While soft contact lenses dominate the market, there are many benefits of rigid gas permeable contact lenses! for more information: http://www.contactlenses.org Good vision: corrects most astigmatism; excellent optical quality, good surface wettability, available in bifocal designs Excellent eye health: 2-3 times more oxygen to the cornea than soft contacts, smaller size allows for tear exchange,Continue reading “Benefits of Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses”

Our Eyeglasses Warranty

1. All prescription lenses are considered special orders, and are therefore non-refundable. Some vision plans cover the cost of one lens remake within a required time frame. If you are unable to adapt to the lens style or material, we do not offer a refund. 2. We offer a manufacturer defect warranty on select framesContinue reading “Our Eyeglasses Warranty”

Hindsight is 20/20

Dear Friends:      2020 was the year that an invisible virus wrecked complete havoc on our lives and our country!   Amid chaos, sickness, and death, we have seen the strength, kindness, and resilience of our own community.  Due to nationwide and local lockdowns, there have been longer wait times than usual and significant delays inContinue reading “Hindsight is 20/20”

MPOD a biomarker for health!

Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions for healthier diet and exercise! Did you know that those with serious medical conditions are more at risk for eye problems? For the past few years, we have been measuring macular pigment to assess risk for macular degeneration and as a biomarker for health. How Macular Pigment WorksContinue reading “MPOD a biomarker for health!”

Tomato Glasses Designed for Kids and Babies

Did your doctor just tell you that your child has poor vision and needs eyeglasses? We are thrilled to announce we offer the Tomato line of frames, specially designed for our kids and babies! This is a beautiful selection that comes with adjustable nose pieces, temples, and a strap to fit your child just right.Continue reading “Tomato Glasses Designed for Kids and Babies”

Thermal 1 Touch

Dear Friends:     I am thrilled to announce that we offer Ocusoft Thermal 1 Touch.  Gentle, localized heat and pressure is applied to the eyelids releasing lipids from the Meibomian glands.  Most dry eye is caused by glands that get clogged, causing your tears to lack essential oils necessary to function properly.   Thermal 1Continue reading “Thermal 1 Touch”

Kids’ Video Games that Benefit the Eyes!

The CPT program offers a unique computerized perceptual therapy modality for: These new, revolutionary programs will significantly improve your patients’ binocular and perceptual vision skills, while putting minimal demands on your time… even if you have not offered this valuable patient service before! Learning Disabilities Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities Non Verbal Learning Disabilities Rapid Automatized Naming AutomaticityContinue reading “Kids’ Video Games that Benefit the Eyes!”

The Nuclear Option for Dry Eye + Styes: Thermal 1 Touch!

We now offer Thermal 1 Touch as an effective, affordable in-office treatment for dry eyes and styes! Patented OCuSOFT® Thermal 1-Touch™ applies heat and gentle pressure to the eyelids releasing lipids from the Meibomian glands. The procedure is fast, virtually painless and takes place right in your office with just one touch to achieve optimumContinue reading “The Nuclear Option for Dry Eye + Styes: Thermal 1 Touch!”

Davis Vision Warranty Policies

As of January 1, 2020, the Los Alamos National Laboratory will no longer offer Vision Service Plan (VSP) to their employees. Instead, Davis Vision will be the vision insurance for LANL employees. Although the benefits are comparable, we have noticed significant changes in warranties, products, and contact lenses. With VSP, anti-reflective coatings had a 2Continue reading “Davis Vision Warranty Policies”

Eye doctors add safety measures to cut COVID-19 risk

By Adam Debrowski from All About Vision The coronavirus pandemic has temporarily closed countless American businesses, but some eye doctor’s offices often are open — though with reduced hours and with added safety precautions in place. Optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians continue to offer essential eye care ranging from saving a patient’s vision to mending aContinue reading “Eye doctors add safety measures to cut COVID-19 risk”

HTS2 | Home Therapy Solutions

Did you know that you can have 20/20 vision, but still have trouble focusing?   An online vision therapy program that you can do at home can really help your eyes work together!   Recently, I had a patient who has convergence insufficiency, and is motivated to start this program. Source: HTS2 | Home Therapy Solutions

Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ – Shamir USA

LANL employees:  great news!   Shamir age specific progressive lenses, Intelligence, will be available through Davis Vision with a copay. Designed to Match Your Visual Age™Today’s progressive lenses provide patients with a “personalized” lens based mostly on the measurements of their selected frame, or “customized” based on lifestyle information from questionnaires. This “one design” concept providesContinue reading “Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ – Shamir USA”

Pediatric Eye Exams

I often get asked, “How early should my child have an eye examination?”   The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye examination at 6 months, at age 3, before school, and every 2 years after that.”   Then parents will ask, “How can you do an eye examination when they can’t talk or read yet?”   IContinue reading “Pediatric Eye Exams”

Macular Degeneration Screenings

  Your macular pigment is one way to measure the quality of your diet and your risk for a macular degeneration, which can lead to devastating vision loss!   Heterochromatic flicker photometry is a noninvasive diagnostic test to measure MPOD. The macular pigment is made up of zeaxanthin and lutein, which protect the retina and shieldContinue reading “Macular Degeneration Screenings”

Lasik Comanagement

Lasik is a surgical procedure that corrects common vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.   It reduces your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses.   Dr. Shin can assess whether you are a good candidate for Lasik, and schedule your post-operative visits.


We offer specialty contact lenses to fit many eye conditions, including high astigmatism and keratoconus.   If you’ve been unsuccessful with contact lenses in the past, there are new technologies, materials that can give you excellent vision and outstanding comfort with contact lenses. Any of the following conditions can make contact lens fitting and comfortable contactContinue reading “Keratoconus”


Based on genetic and environmental factors, what if your child’s myopia could increase to 8 Diopters?   What if there was a safe and effective way to prevent this progression, so that instead, your child maintains 4-5 Diopters of myopia throughout his/her lifetime.  Would this be worthwhile?   Yes!   Studies show that high myopes are at riskContinue reading “Ortho-keratology”

Advanced Technology

RTVue is an ultra-high speed, high resolution optical coherence tomography retina scanner used for retina imaging and analysis.  It takes about 100 scans within seconds, giving more detail about the retina, macula, and optic nerve!   This ultra-high speed and high resolution features help me to visualize the retinal tissue with ultra-high clarity in a fractionContinue reading “Advanced Technology”