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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.

Hollywood, California Highlights

Hollywood is a neighborhood located in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is known globally as the home of entertainment and is famed for the celebrities living here. There are many historic studios, which have contributed to Hollywood’s image as the face of the motion picture industry in the United States.

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The name of Hollywood is said to originate from the story of H.J. Whiteley, also known as the “Father of Hollywood”. When on his honeymoon in 1886, he stood atop a hill overlooking the valley and saw a Chinese man traveling in a wagon full of wood. The Chinese man approached Whiteley and bowed. When Whiteley asked what he was doing, the man replied, “I holly wood”, meaning, “I hauling wood”. Whiteley came up with the idea to name this new town Hollywood.

There are many sites to see when visiting Hollywood. Some of the most recognized places include:

- Cinerama Dome
- Dolby Theatre
- Crossroads of the World
- CBS Columbia Square
- El Capitan Theatre
- Nickelodeon on Sunset
- Hollywood Museum
- Hollywood Palladium
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Pantages Theatre
- Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood has an ethnically diverse community and a rich economic history. Developing from just a small community in the 1870s, Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in 1903 and made its official merger with the City of Los Angeles in 1910. Soon after, it started to venture into the popular film industry, which gradually helped Hollywood became the most recognizable place in the entire world.

Hollywood Locations and Landmarks

Hollywood Walk-In Clinic

6430 Selma Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

Bronson Canyon-Griffith Park

3200 Canyon Dr
Hollywood, CA 90068

Lake Hollywood Park

3200 Canyon Lake Dr
Hollywood, CA 90027

More Locations


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 W Sunset Blvd
East Hollywood , CA 90027

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

6245 De Longpre Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

Hollywood Wilshire YMCA

1553 Schrader Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028


The Getty Cente

1200 Getty Center Dr
Hollywood, CA 90049

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plz
Hollywood, CA 91608

The Grove

189 the grove Dr.
Hollywood, CA 90034