eye doctor and optometrist in rancho cucamonga

Eye Care Services

Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam.

Pediatric Eye Care

Comprehensive eye examination should, in fact, be performed before the age of 1 year, at age 6-12 months or sooner if an infant exhibits symptoms.

Early examination detects potential problems that can lead to learning and developmental issues later.

Consider these statistics:

  • 1 in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems.
  • 1 in 25 will develop strabismus (commonly known as crossed eyes) a risk factor for amblyopia.
  • 1 in 30 children will have amblyopia (often referred to as lazy eye), a leading cause of vision loss in people under the age of 45 years.
  • 1 in 33 will have blurry vision due to near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, and will need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • 1 in 100 will be have or be at risk for eye diseases such as glaucoma.
  • 1 in 20,000 children have retinoblastoma (intraocular cancer), the seventh most common pediatric cancer.

At Alta Loma Optometric Center, no one is too young to have their eyes examined.

Contact Lenses / Specialty Contact Lenses / Keratoconus

We maintain a huge inventory of contact lenses and welcome any and all challenging (or routine) contact lens fittings. Just remember that a comprehensive examination is required first, and contact lens services are in addition to comprehensive exam services, so additional fees are required.

Please call for a list of general contact lens fees for services, but please keep in mind that an EXACT quote cannot be given prior to a comprehensive exam. Our doctors of optometry can fit any contact lens that is manufactured, including specialty contact lenses such as bifocals, multifocals, and keratoconus lenses.

People with keratoconus know how frustrating it is to get sharp vision, and often times have been unsuccessful and repeatedly frustrated. We are saving a seat for you at Alta Loma Optometric Center! You have many alternatives.

Treatment & Management of Ocular Diseases

At Alta Loma Optometric Center, our doctors are trained and licensed to diagnose and manage any eye condition, including glaucoma, as well as cataract, macular degeneration, diabetes/diabetic retinopathy, dry eye/ocular surface disorders, and many, many others.

Our optometrists will also coordinate care with other physicians such as primary care physicians or other specialists. Patients requiring surgical procedures such as cataract, LASIK, or glaucoma surgery can be co-managed with the appropriate specialty surgeon.

Dr. Morton and our associates strive to maintain close relationships with many of the best physicians and surgeons in the valley.

Low Vision Services

"Low vision" refers to decreased visual acuity, even with a person's best spectacle or contact lens correction. Impaired vision—even with glasses or contacts—can be the result of many conditions, including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, optic atrophy, or others.

Low vision aids such as magnifiers, closed circuit television (CCTV), or large print publications may be required for such patients to perform required daily activities independently.

Surgical Co-Management

Patients requiring surgical procedures such as cataract, LASIK, or glaucoma surgery can be co-managed with the appropriate specialty surgeon. Pre-operative evaluations and post-operative monitoring can be managed at our office.

Dr. Morton and our associates strive to maintain close relationships with many of the best physicians and surgeons in the valley.

Full Lab Services

Our office is equipped with a full-service spectacle lens finishing lab. We have a large inventory of spectacle lenses and prescriptions, and if the lens and prescription is in stock we can modify the lens blank to fit your selected spectacle frame within minutes.

Genetic Testing for Macular Degeneration

Generally, macular degeneration can be categorized into two main types: "dry," meaning without the presence of new blood vessel growth in the retina, or "wet," indicating the presence of new blood vessels and blood leakage into the retina.

We provide genetic testing to evaluate the risk of a patient with early or intermediate (dry) macular degeneration progressing to advanced choroidal neovascular disease (wet) within two, five, and 10 years.

Optical Department

For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. We carry a wide selection of high fashion eyewear and designer frames.