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At The Classical Eye in La Jolla, we pride ourselves on maintaining a welcoming and elegant office where everyone can feel comfortable. But our true commitment is to ensuring our offices are fully equipped to handle your every vision and eye health need.

As part of the Total Vision eye care network, our optometrists have access to the latest in diagnostic technology and treatments. Along with their years of experience, this allows them to provide you with fast, reliable diagnosis of eye conditions and aggressive, active treatment.

Eye Conditions



Although referred to by one name, glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions which together can damage the optic nerve and eventually cause blindness. Under the care of your Classical Eye optometrist, you will undergo regular screenings for glaucoma so that, if necessary, you may receive treatment for this disease before noticeable symptoms have even emerged. Treatments can include eye drops in the earlier stages, laser treatments, and surgery. 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Everyone experiences dry eyes periodically, but chronic dry eye syndrome can be a painful and frustrating condition. Depending on the exact cause of your dry eye syndrome, treatment can include the use of artificial tears, prescription eye drops, or a very small implant called a “punctal plug.”

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Diabetic Retinopathy

A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is a complication that can occur with any type of diabetes, including gestational diabetes. Caused by damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye, diabetic retinopathy can eventually cause vision loss and blindness. The best treatment is prevention with careful maintenance of your diabetes and regular eye exams. However, effective treatment options for those with diabetic retinopathy can include injections, laser treatments, and eye surgery.


Stabismus is a misalignment of the eyes that is highly treatable, but can cause permanent vision loss if left unchecked. Most common in children, it can also rarely develop in adults as a side effect of eye injury or stroke. Treatments can include glasses, eye exercises, prism and, in serious cases, eye muscle surgery.


Also called “lazy eye,” amblyopia is most prevalent in children and occurs when there is a lack of communication between one of the eyes and the brain. Although not painful, delaying treatment for amblyopia can result in permanent vision loss in the ‘weaker’ eye. Treatment can include simple patching for specific time periods during the day, eye drops, glasses, and vision therapy.

The Exceptional Eye Care You Deserve

At all stages of life, you and your family deserve the care and attention of exceptional eye care professionals such as those at The Classical Eye. With consideration of your specific needs, your optometrist is prepared to offer a skillful diagnosis and carefully developed treatment plan for all eye diseases and conditions. Join us at our conveniently located offices to learn more about the comprehensive eye care we offer and we'll discuss your eye care options.

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COVID-19 Update:

Dear Patient,
We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Public Health has given us permission to resume full scope eye care, including preventative care and postponed exams.

At Total Vision Care, the health of our patients, doctors, and associates is our top priority. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our community.

Health and safety protocols we are taking:

  • All visits are by appointment to ensure social distancing. This includes picking up of glasses/contact lenses, adjustments on glasses, and ordering new products.
  • Patients are asked to arrive to their appointment alone and notify us from your vehicle once you arrive (a parent/guardian may accompany a minor and a family member/caretaker may assist a senior). Please call the office and someone will greet you at the door.
  • Prior to your entry a team member will take your temperature, provide you with hand sanitizer and ask you a series of questions regarding your health and possible COVID-19 exposure. Our team members are all subject to these same screening protocols.
  • All doctors, associates, and patients must wear masks.
  • Our team sterilizes all equipment and surfaces after every patient and disinfects all frames prior to placing them back on display.

What we ask of patients:

  • If you have any of the following symptoms, you must reschedule your appointment for a future date: Fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, gastro-intestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or stomach pains), recent loss of smell or taste.
  • Please bring a mask which must be worn in our facilities at all times.
  • Your patience in adhering to new safety protocols.
  • Please feel welcome to communicate any questions that you have to your Total Vision Care practice associates.

In addition, we will continue to monitor CDC, WHO, governmental, and optometric associations guidelines and make changes as appropriate to protect our community. Thank you so much for your continued support of our practices. We appreciate your patience throughout this process and for trusting us with your eyecare needs.

The Total Vision Care Family of Eyecare Professionals