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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

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.

El Segundo, California

El Segundo has an area of 5.5 sq. miles and a population that is estimated to be about 16,614 people. El Segundo translates to 'The Second’ in Spanish. The city got its name when Chevron Corporation set up its second refinery with the same name in the year 1911.

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The climate of El Segundo is very mild. The temperature throughout the year ranges between high 70s during the summer to low 50s during the winter. The city receives a somewhat sparse but evenly distributed rainfall.

El Segundo is an enjoyable place for those who appreciate an active lifestyle. The beach remains a popular place to hang out. Many people use the volleyball courts and bonfire pits, while others head to the beach to stroll along the sand and to surf the waves. There is also a bicycle path along the beach for biking enthusiasts. The city has three public swimming pools: two outdoor and one indoor.

The Recreation Park on Sheldon Street offers a large variety of recreational facilities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball fields. Acacia Park has picnic tables, a swimming pool, and a children’s play area. The El Segundo Youth Skate Park gives skating enthusiasts a safe and fun place to skateboard.

The local schools are a part of the El Segundo Unified School District. There is one preschool, two elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools in the city. Apart from their excellence in education, El Segundo schools have been a hotspot for many film and TV series. Movies like <em>Dude, Where is My Car?, Superbad, The Hot Chicks, and Yours Mine and Ours</em> were filmed in El Segundo. Additionally, the staff of El Segundo Parks and Recreation is the foundation for the popular TV sitcom <em>Parks and Recreation</em>.

Numerous companies belonging to the aviation sector and oil industry operate in El Segundo, as well as the Aerospace Corporation and Wyle Laboratory. Other prominent businesses like Boeing, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin have their facilities in El Segundo. Apart from these aerospace corporations, Mattel, Xerox, Rhythm and Hues, Accenture, International Rectifier, Time Warner Cable, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Direct TV are some of the top employers in the city.

Due to its beautiful oceanfront scenery, magnificently warm climes and easy commute to the city of Los Angeles, El Segundo is considered to be a prime place to stay, with some of its famed residents being Joe Caravello, Rusty Frank, Roseann Barr, and Ken Brett, to mention a few.

El Segundo Locations and Landmarks

Freedom Park

Freedom Park
El Segundo, CA 90245

Acacia Park

600 W Acacia Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

Hilltop Park

Maryland St. & Grand Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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El Segundo Public Library

111 W Mariposa Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

Computer Sciences Corporation Library

2100 E Grand Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

A.R.E.A .44

401 E El Segundo Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245