Where Modern Technology Meets Conventional Wisdom
Welcome to Garden Grove Optometry
Proudly Serving Garden Grove, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster.
We are a husband and wife team of eye doctors with over 58 combined years of practicing vision and medical eye care! Our office has served the community since 1980 and was one of the first Optometry practices in Garden Grove. We handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses in Garden Grove, CA. We also help with eye emergencies, and treatment of eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Eye Infections and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.
We are experienced, caring doctors and staff who use modern technology and years of expertise to deliver the best care every step of the way- from quality eye exams to glasses fitting and contact lenses! We also want to educate the public about preventative health care and the importance of routine screenings.
Great Vision, Advice, Technology and Fit
By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology our Garden Grove vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come. We even have special contact lenses for astigmatism, keratoconus, dry eye, other corneal disease.
We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. We have watched people “grow up” in our practice! Contact our eye care clinic in Garden Grove today to find out how we can help.
Garden Grove Optometry offers emergency services. Dr. Inman and Dr. Gaylord offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.
iCare tonometers are based on unique, patented rebound technology, in which a very light and small probe is used to make a momentary contact with the cornea. The quick and painless measurement is barely noticed by the patient and any anesthesia or inconvenient air puffs are not needed at all. Icare technology has been proven accurate and reliable by several clinical studies. iCare Tonometers provide easy and intra-ocular pressure measurement.
At Garden Grove Optometry We Carry the Latest Gucci Eyewear
In addition her primary family eye care practice and contact lens services, Dr. Inman is licensed to diagnose and treat eye diseases such as eye infections, glaucoma and diabetes. (In fact, she was one of the first optometrists in California to be licensed for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.) She also performs evaluations for laser vision correction and cataract surgery along with the follow-up care needed for these procedures.
Dr. Gaylord practices general optometry with an emphasis on primary eye care. He has extensive experience in treating vision disorders of all types with glasses, soft contact lenses, and rigid contact lenses including scleral lenses for keratoconus. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and the Los Angeles Optometric Society. His volunteer activities include the Boy Scouts of America, Little League Baseball, the American Youth Soccer Organization, and the Garden Grove Host Lions Club.
What Makes Us Different?
- Easy parking
- Spanish speaking
- Budget options for eye wear
- We collect used glasses for the Lion’s Club recycled eye glasses program
- Accept most vision and medical plans
Our Garden Grove Eye Doctors Answer YOUR Questions:
Eye Infections, Sudden Vision Problems, and Foreign Objects in Your Eyes
An eye infection is caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus microorganism that invades your eye or the surrounding lid tissue. Your eye may become red or irritated and there may be a watery or mucous discharge. It’s important to see an optometrist immediately if you have any symptoms for proper treatment. At Garden Grove optometry, our eye doctors use special equipment to help diagnose and treat eye infections and other urgent vision conditions that a medical doctor or an emergency room probably do not have.
Eye infections can vary greatly in their appearance, cause and duration. Some will disappear on their own, but, some can cause scarring or even blindness (such as an orbital cellulitis). We are especially concerned when a patient is wearing contact lenses or a child has a red eye. Prompt care by your Garden Grove eye doctor is crucial to diagnosing the cause and prescribing the proper treatment.
Generally, an eye that is red, weepy or has discharge is contagious. So, children need to be seen and treated by their optometrist before going to school. If you're in any doubt, call up your local eye doctor in Garden Grove and get your child an appropriate child eye exam.
If any kind of chemical liquid or spray gets in your eye, flush it immediately with cold water for 5-10 minutes and go to see your optometrist immediately. Toddlers, young children, and people who work with chemicals are especially at risk of getting damaging chemical burns and need to be treated by an eye doctor in Garden Grove immediately.
The important thing to remember when you get a piece of a solid material (in other words, a foreign object) in your eye, is not to rub your eye! It's very tempting to try “to rub it out” but this may only embed the particle further into the eye. Instead, try to hold the eyelid open and flush the eye with water or saline for 5-10 minutes. Then try to see your Garden Grove optometrist (or your local eye doctor anywhere else) immediately to see if the eye is scratched or if the foreign body needs to be removed or it just doesn’t “feel right”.
Most of us will see random dark spots periodically, especially if the lighting is just right. However, new spots of any color should be investigated immediately by your optometrist to rule out a problem with your retina. Unfortunately, an early retinal detachment or tear can have the same symptoms. Therefore all new spots and/ or flashes of light should be investigated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. It should also be noted that there is no pain associated with early retinal detachments. This makes it more tempting for people to “wait and see” if it gets better. At Garden Grove Optometry, we recommend an evaluation of all spots or floaters to determine if they are normal, even if you have had them for awhile.
Featured Contact Lenses at Garden Grove Optometry in Garden Grove, CA
BioCurve Monthly Disposable Contacts
BioCurve incorporates the ideal aspheric curvature for each soft lens power and thickness and compensates for aberrations caused by lens flexure on the eye.
- Improved visual acuity, especially in moderate to high prescriptions
- Can correct astigmatism up to one diopter
- Produced by the proprietary ContinuFlowTM Molding Process
AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde Contact Lenses
AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde contact lenses are made with a highly breathable* material that allows nourishing oxygen to flow continuously through the lens for white, healthy-looking eyes. They are the first and only contact lenses to feature two advanced technologies, SmartShield® Technology and HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix , to help provide excellent deposit protection3,4, and support long-lasting lens surface moisture.
- Made for people who have active lifestyles, play sports, or exercise regularly.
- Made for people who want long-lasting lens surface moisture.
- Vision Correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness.