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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.

Oxnard City California Highlights


Oxnard is a city located in Ventura County, California. It is surrounded by Ventura to the north, Camarillo to the east and Malibu to the South. It is the 22nd most populous city in California. Located on the Oxnard Plain, Oxnard is surrounded by numerous biological communities such as beaches, rivers, creeks, and wetlands. Due to the fertile soil, which some believe to be one of the most fertile areas in the whole world, Oxnard is California’s largest supplier of strawberries. It supplies more than 80 percent of the strawberries in the United States.

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Oxnard is the location of the National Weather Service forecast office that serves the Los Angeles area. Oxnard is home to the most coastal power plants in California including three fossil-fuel power plants. It is also located next to the city of Port Hueneme, famous for its port (333 Pomona Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041) and the city of Santa Paula to the north east (970 Ventura Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060).
Oxnard was chosen as a site by the Los Angeles Rams to be their Official Team Activities and minicamp. Some notable residents of Oxnard include Cesar Chavez (political activist), and Ben Rich (business).

Oxnard City California Locations and Landmarks



California Retina Consultants

2901 N Ventura Rd #250
Oxnard, CA 93036

South Oxnard Senior Center

200 E Bard RD
Oxnard, CA 93033

St. John’s Regional Medical Center

1600 N Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030



More Locations


Channel Islands Harbor

3900 Pelican Way L#5200
Oxnard, CA 93035

Mullin Automotive Museum

1421 Emerson Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033

Low Vision Support Group, Wilson Senior Center

350 N C St
Oxnard, CA 93030




Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market St
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Ray D. Prueter Library

510 Park Ave
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Santa Paula Art Museum

117 N 10th St
Santa Paula, CA 93060




Santa Paula Hospital

825 N 10th St
Santa Paula, CA 93061



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