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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.

Redondo Beach, California Highlights

Redondo Beach CA is a beach city nestled in the South Bay region of the County of Los Angeles. Formerly inhabited by the Chowigna Indians, the city became a part of the Ranch San Pedro Spanish land grant during the 18th Century. The land was later reclaimed by America post the Mexican-American War in the 19th century.

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Redondo Beach straddles across 6.25 sq. miles and is a home to an estimated 67,815 people. The population density is average from the perspective of both the South Bay region and the County. It is one of the 3 beach cities in the LA County and bordered by other cities in the LA County. On the north are the Hawthorne and Manhattan Beach, Hermosa on the northwest, Palos Verdes on the south while Torrance envelopes the eastern to southern border.

Redondo Beach enjoys a pleasant, moderate climate. The temperature usually ranges between 78 degrees F. and 45 degrees F. throughout the year. The rainfall is quite scanty and it doesn’t snow in Redondo Beach. The city is pleasantly sunny for most days of the year. Being a coastal city, people in Redondo Beach enjoy a wide range of beach sports and water sports. Beach Volleyball and surfing the waves are the major part of the people’s lives in the South Bay. There are others who like to ride bicycles, engage in skateboard and roller-skating, or just take a stroll. People here love their Sun and sand for sure!

The Redondo Beach Unified School District serves the city of Redondo Beach CA. There are 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools under the command of the District. There are a number of private schools, a charter school and an independent study school.

The cost of living in Redondo Beach CA is extremely high and is racing up at a high rate every year. The demand for oceanfront homes is ever-increasing given the magnificent view and amazing, laidback lifestyle of the city. The city has its fair share of economic development. Aerospace major Northrop Grumman and upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom are some of the major employers in Redondo Beach, California. Others include The Cheese Cake Factory, Crowne Plaza, Macy’s, Target, Redondo Beach Unified School District and Beach Cities Health District.

Redondo Beach has been a popular filming destination. The city has appeared in TV series like Dexter, CSI: Miami, 24, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Baywatch, The O.C., and Star Trek: The Original Series. Movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Men at Work, The Hot Chick, and Point Break were shot partly or entirely in Redondo Beach. The city has been mentioned in the cult classic Pulp Fiction. Vincent Vega, the character played by John Travolta hails from Redondo Beach.

Redondo Beach is or has been a home to scores of notable people; right from actors and models to astronauts and athletes. Demi Moore, Eve Torres, Pau Gasol, Shannon Brown, Judith Resnik, Slava Voynov etc have been associated with the city.

Redondo Beach Locations and Landmarks

Little Company of Mary Hospital Pavilion

514 N Prospect Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Redondo Beach Urgent Care

520 N Prospect Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Ami South Bay Hospital

514 N Prospect Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Hopkins Wilderness Park

1102 Camino Real
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Alta Vista Park

801 Camino Real
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Aviation Park Gymnasium

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278


Redondo Beach Public Library

303 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Redondo Beach North Branch Library

2000 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Perry Park

2301 Grant Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90278