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COVID-19 ReOpening—Expectations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and doctors is our first priority.

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Welcome to Family Eyecare Center of Optometry in Westchester

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At Family Eyecare Center of Optometry we welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctor, Dr. Harold Ashcraft OD, provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health condition, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.

Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Los Angeles Airport Area Cities Westchester CA, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Inglewood CA, Culver City, and Hawthorne residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.


Low vision is considered significant vision impairment that usually results from serious eye disease or an injury. The vision loss, which is characterized by either reduced visual acuity (to 20/70 or worse) or reduced field of view, can’t be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.

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Even without knowing the term “dry eye” or “Dry Eye Syndrome“, if you suffer from it, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and even the constant misery that can come with dry eyes.

We use the most advanced diagnostic equipment and tools to quickly and accurately pinpoint the cause and type of dry eye problem you’re suffering from. We don’t just throw any old drops at you either. We provide custom, tailored treatment plans designed to maximize the relief of your dry eye symptoms AND treat the underlying cause of your discomfort.

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Because myopia is very often progressive, distance vision continues to get worse and worse. This means your child constantly needs an updated stronger prescription and new glasses or contacts. The progression of myopia often outpaces your child’s eye exams. Since learning is by and large visual, myopia negatively affects your child’s school performance. What’s more, the rate of progression of myopia directly correlates with the risk levels of developing vision-threatening eye diseases.

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Why Choose Us?

Experienced Staff

Our highly trained and compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Family Eye Care

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

Great Selection

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and favorite styles.

Convenient Location

Forget about having to travel for great care. We serve residents from Westchester CA, El Segundo, Silicon Beach, Playa Vista, Playa Del Rey, Inglewood CA, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, and surrounding areas.

Happy Patients

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Focus on Eyeglasses

We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Focus on Contact Lenses

Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Ask Dr. Ashcraft OD a Question...

Let’s face it. Not all people are good listeners. In fact, poor listeners are much easier to find than good listeners! The same holds true for doctors. Looking for a good doctor can suck up all the extra hours in the week that would have been spent on a hobby, or relaxing with family. Luckily, you’ve found Dr. Ashcraft OD.

He has built his loyal customer base around his ability to listen, care for, and treat his patients as individuals. So stop your search and come meet the eye doctor who will change the way you view eyecare. Then use the extra time to enjoy your hobbies or take time with your family.

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.


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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 310-670-4411 for further instructions. If urgent, find the nearest emergency room.

Pink Eye

Hi, I’m Dr. Harold Ashcraft, an optometrist in Westchester (Los Angeles), California.
I would like to share with you my “Top 10 Tips for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pink Eye”.





  1. What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
  2. What are some common eye emergencies?
  3. What is low vision?


  1. An optometrist is an eye care doctor who provides primary vision care including eye health examinations, measurement, and fitting of glasses and contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of many common eye diseases such as pink eye, dry eye, and glaucoma. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye care, the treatment and management of eye diseases, and eye surgery.
  2. Common eye emergencies are loss of vision, double vision, infections and swelling of the eyes.
  3. Low Vision refers to vision loss that cannot be corrected fully with standard glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.


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Family Eyecare Center of Optometry

8735 La Tijera Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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*Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Monday to Friday)
*Open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We Are Open! COVID-19 ReOpening—Expectations
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and doctors is our first priority. Read Safety Protocols. Please read our safety protocols here.