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Do You Suffer From Vision Loss?

Have You Been Told “Nothing More Can Be Done?”

If you or a loved one are having problems seeing and doing the things you enjoy, Dr. Ashcraft can help. If you have been told by your eye doctor that a change in your eyeglass prescription will not help you see better, call Dr. Ashcraft. He is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.

Learn more about how Dr. Ashcraft can help you read,
drive, watch tv, see faces, and use a computer or phone.

How to Drive Safely With Bioptic Telescopic Glasses

How To Watch Television and Recognize Faces

How To See Your Phone, Tablet and Computer

How To Read Mail, Magazines, & Other Printed Material

When a Low Vision Patient is Told Nothing More Can Be Done

Screenshot 2020 06 30 When a low vision patient is told nothing more could be done Family Eyecare Center of Optometry

  • Have you been told nothing more can be done for your vision?
  • Are you struggling to read, see faces across the room or view television?
  • Do you feel you are losing your independence by not being able to drive?
  • Are you unable to do hobbies like playing cards or use the computer?
  • Do you have new glasses that are not much better than you old ones?

Hi, I’m Dr. Harold Ashcraft, a low vision optometrist.

With new technology and special vision aids, I help people like you read again, see faces and television, engage in your hobbies again, and in many cases, drive.

It hasn’t always been that way.

Years ago, my own grandmother was struggling with macular degeneration and she came to me for help. She wanted to read, play the organ, and see the faces of her many grandchildren.

I was able to help her read better. But at that time, like most other optometrists, I did not know about all of the possible low vision aids and devices that could help her. I did not have samples to show her.

So, I told my grandmother what you may have been told, that nothing more could be done. I told her I couldn’t help her do the things she wanted to do, like play the organ or see faces.

I didn’t know it then, but I was wrong. Many possibilities existed for her.

If my grandmother were alive today, I would tell her that I could help her. I would show her how she could continue to do the things she loved to do.

If poor vision is holding you back from doing the things you want to do, give me a call at 888-648-9525 to set up a free consultation.

Dr. Ashcraft Helps Doctor Return to Normal Life Activities

Screenshot 2020 07 02 Dr Ashcraft helps patient regain her balance and get back to living life normally again

Driving, Seeing Television and Faces with Telescopic Lenses

Screenshot 2020 08 07 Driving, Seeing Television and Faces with Telescopic Lenses Family Eyecare Center of Optometry

Low Vision FAQ

1. What does low vision mean?

Low vision means vision loss that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, medication, contacts,
or surgery.

2. What are some common causes of low vision?

Some common causes of low vision are macular degeneration, glaucoma, strokes, diabetic eye disease,
inoperable cataracts, Stargardt’s Disease, juvenile macular degeneration, albinism, and Retinitis
Pigmentosa.

3. How do macular degeneration glasses work?

Macular degeneration glasses work by providing more magnification than standard glasses to help
people read and do other near tasks such as seeing cell phones and computers.

4. Can people with low vision drive in California?

In many states, including California, people with low vision (mild to moderate central vision loss but
with good side vision) are permitted to drive, often with the help of bioptic telescopes.

Culver City California Highlights


Nestled in the western section of Los Angeles County, Culver City is among one of the more vibrant cities that this state has to offer. Home to a general population of 38,883 people, Culver City covers nearly five square miles of land with blue skies and beautiful weather. Many people decide to live here because of rich film history, an abundance of restaurants, great retail services, green parks, and friendly neighborhoods.

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The city is home to a major film and television industry, having been featured in movies and television series alike. Some of the best-known movies that were shot in Culver City include <em>Gone with the Wind, Grease, The Wizard of Oz and Air Force One</em>. Popular TV series that feature the city include <em>Cougar Town, Arrested Development, Las Vegas, Lassie, Mad about You and Master Chef</em>.

Culver City is home to many famous film landmarks, including the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. This studio is well-known for its pioneering techniques in motion pictures and television production. Other monumental landmarks in Culver City include the headquarters of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the NFL network Studio, the historic Culver Hotel (which was once frequently visited by icons such as Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan, and Greta Garbo), Beats by Dre, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and Helms Bakery.

In Culver City’s downtown district, one can enjoy several shopping malls and high-end boutiques. For those with an interest in culinary arts, the city offers a wide range of restaurants such as Akasha, Metro Café, Jackson Market, Native Foods, Johnnie’s Pastrami, and Meet in Paris.

If you’re looking for the best way to move around town, you might want to use the Culver City Bus service, which services the main routes. The city is also very pedestrian-friendly, making it ideal for joggers and cyclists to get around. The Ballona Creek and the Culver Boulevard Median bicycle paths make it possible for cyclists to move across the city easily.

Culver City is home to many art galleries and is one of the popular communities in California.

Culver City Locations and Landmarks


Southern California Hospital

3828 Delmas Ter
Culver City, CA 90232
310-836-7000

The Culver City Municipal Plunge

4175 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
310-253-6680

Brothman Hospital

3828 Delmas Ter
Culver City, CA 90232
310-837-1744

More Locations

Lindberg Park

5041 Rhoda Way
Culver City, CA 90230
310-253-6650

National Male Medical Centers Los Angeles

6101 W Centinela Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
877-819-8282

Mayme a Clayton Library & Cultural Center

4130 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
310-202-1647

La Vida Multi Specialty Medical Ctr Friendly Hls

5800 Hannum Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
310-645-0444

Culver-Palms YMCA

4500 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
310-390-3604

Fox Hills Park

Green Valley Circle & Buckingham Pkwy.
Culver City, CA 90230
310-391-9152

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