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Wednesday 9:30-5:15
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*Not open during GWC school holidays or between semesters.

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Rob Bachmann, RN, MN
rbachmann@gwc.cccd.edu

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OPTICAL SERVICES AND REFERRALS

The Eyeglass Rule

The law requires eye doctors to make available to their patients, the eyeglass
prescriptions, except for contact lenses, at no extra cost (you don't have to buy them
from the doctor who gave you the exam). With your prescription in hand, you can
shop for your eyeglasses, looking for the best quality at the best price, just as you
would for any other product.

Eye Professionals

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MD or DO). They are eye specialists. They
can prescribe medications and can perform surgery. The may provide eyewear too.

Optometrists are not medical doctors, but they have a doctor of optometry degree
(OD). They have training in detecting eye diseases, but they can't treat you. They can
examine eyes, prescribe, and sell eyewear.

Opticians fill prescriptions for eyewear. They cannot examine eyes or prescribe lenses.

Referrals

Eye Care Center College of Optometry
http://SCCOeyecare.com
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd Fullerton 714 449-7401
Complete vision care. Some staff speak Spanish.
50% off with college ID. Call for an appointment.

Nhan Hoa - Optometry & Optician
7761 Garden Grove Blvd.,Garden Grove (714) 898-8888
$25.00 eye exam Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am—6pm

Dr. Eric Bass - Optometry & Optician
20% discount, 2 locations Call for an appointment
15068 Golden West St. Bolsa/Golden West Westminster 714 898-5631
130 S Main St. Suite F Chapman/Main Orange 714 939-9202

Walmart Vision Centers - Optometry & Optician
Find a vision center near you online at:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=546837
8230 Talbert Ave Huntington Beach 714 841-3570
13331 Beach Blvd Westminster 714 799-2774