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in Garden Grove, CA

Garden Grove Optometry – Open Saturday

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.

Proudly Serving Garden Grove, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster.

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Meet Our Garden Grove Eye Doctors

Dr. Ann Inman

Dr. Inman has enjoyed seeing patients and their families for over 28 years. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, she attended the 4 year optometric doctorate program at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.  She completed externships at the Los Angeles...

Eric Gaylord, O.D.

Eric Gaylord, O.D. grew up in Westminster, California. After graduating from Westminster High School in 1978, he attended the University of San Diego on a baseball scholarship, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1982. The next year he entered optometry school at the Southern California College...

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

Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.

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A thorough ocular health examination will be done using the latest instruments to evaluate all aspects of vision health.

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.

Our Patients See & Say it Best!

The doctors are very nice and remind you of your next scheduled appointment. The thing that impressed me the most results are given on the spot after the exam is performed. Alleviates lots of anxiety.😊
2 weeks ago
- Debbie F.
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Dr. Inman didn't rush and i got a very thorough exam. Friendly doctor, staff & relaxed atmosphere 🙂 AND, no long waiting!!! If you're looking for a new eye doctor, I highly recommend!
3 weeks ago
- Linda P.
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At Garden Grove Optometry We Carry the Latest Gucci Eyewear

Our sunglasses and glasses ranges are extensive and full of world famous designer brand names. Browse our Designer Frames page for more brands we carry.


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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. Read More


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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: 714-500-7577 for further instructions, or visit our Eye Emergency Page for more info. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Garden Grove Optometry

12902 Brookhurst Street, Suite A
Garden Grove, CA 92840

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Dear Patients and the surrounding community,

As of Tuesday evening, March 17th, the CDC and the Orange County Health Officer have recommended that all routine eye care be deferred until further notice, in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 through our community.

Please be assured that we are still available to triage all urgent and emergent issues as well as help you with routine matters during this challenging time.

What does this mean?

1) If you are scheduled for an annual eye examination we will tentatively reschedule you starting April 14th.
2) If you need to replace glasses or contact lenses and need an extension on your prescription, please contact us and we will assist you in obtaining some until you can come in for a visit.
3) If you are running out of a medication please contact us and we can transmit a refill electronically to your pharmacy.
4) If you have an issue which cannot wait for an office visit, contact us and we will schedule a FaceTime or Telephone appointment with one of our doctors. Medicare has temporarily relaxed its telehealth rules to allow this type of communication during the pandemic crisis. Other insurers may follow suit and allow for reimbursement of virtual care costs. The consultation must be initiated at your request.
5) If you have an ocular emergency we are, as always, available to help you at any time. Call 1-714-530-2020 and wait for instructions at the end of the message. Dr. Gaylord or Dr. Inman will try their best to meet you in the office whenever possible.  If not we will direct you to the nearest eye emergency facility.
6) During this period of social distancing and quarantine, we must all do our part by restricting activities outside the home except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
7) Please remember that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild and resolve within a week. However, if you feel your symptoms are worsening, call ahead before visiting your doctor’s office or emergency department and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

The CDC has many wonderful resources. Arming yourself and your family with clear information will help you avoid undue stress.…/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html…/…/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

With sincerest wishes for your continued good health, we remain at your service,

Ann Inman, OD
Eric Gaylord. OD
Garden Grove Optometry