Our services include exams for glasses, soft and gas permeable contact lenses in tinted, spherical, toric or bifocal form. We offer the latest in thinner, lighter lenses, digital progressive add lenses (no-liners), coatings, polarized and Transitions variable tints. We carry all types of contact lenses including Bausch and Lomb, Coopervision, Air Optix and Acuvue brand of lenses. We have available special soft lenses which can correct high astigmatism and fill the need for multifocal lenses. We can fill existing contact lens prescriptions.
Lesser known is that we can prescribe computer glasses, prescription sunglasses, golf glasses, fishing glasses, safety glasses and glasses for special vision needs such as for librarians and carpenters.
Our routine exams include tests to detect glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. We can also evaluate and manage symptoms of dry eyes and allergies. Our office can comanage in the after care for LASIK and cataract surgery. For more information on LASIK see the website of our preferred surgeon, Dr. Mark Mandell at www.optimaeye.com
Facilities and Equipment
Our office building is easily accessible from Olive Avenue and has convenient parking. It is equipped with an autorefractor to instananeously help determine the strength of your eyeglass lens, the top of the line Haag Streit slit lamp to examine the front of the eye and we do not hesitate to dilate the pupil to evaluate the interior of the eye. We have the highly regarded Humphrey visual field tester that does short and extensive tests. We use the new iCare tonometer that can barely be felt on the eye and the precise Goldmann applanation method to determine eye pressure. Our Humphrey corneal topographer can detect irregularities during LASIK screenings and help find subtle eye disease. We use our new OCT to painlessly scan the retina and optic nerve for signs of glaucoma and retinal disease. We have the Optomap retinal imaging system to document the back of the eye in search of disease.
We have over 700 frames to choose from that include top designers such as Anne Klein, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Tura, Calvin Klein, Flexon, Kate Spade, Coach, ,Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, LuLu Guinness, Juicy Couture, Max Mara, Tiffany, Nine West and Swarovski . We have recently added luxury designer Gwen Stefani's iconic LAMB eyewear to our selection. We carry an extensive collection of sunglasses including Oakley, Maui JIm and Ray Ban. We have the Panoptyx brand of wrap around motorcycle sunglasses.
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept cash, personal checks, debit card, American Express, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and Carecredit .
We participate with VSP, Medicare, Medical Eye Services, and other vision plans by arrangement. Please have your personal information available when scheduling an appointment so we may obtain your authorization for services. Check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.
Our staff speaks English.
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Dr. David Baba, Optometrist
3178 Collins Drive, Suite A
Merced, CA 95348
Mon, Tue, Wed, 8:15 am - 5:00pm (Closed for lunch 11:30 to 12:30)
Thu 9:15 am - 6:00 pm (Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30)
Fri, 8:15 am - 5:00pm ( Closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00)