Protecting Your Eyes

Did you know…

  • Nearly half of traumatic eye injuries relate to ball sports
  • 45% of these occur in children under the age of 14
  • 90% of these are preventable

Polycarbonate is a lens material that is widely used for shatter-and-impact resistant lenses, and when combined with sturdy frame materials, makes for formidable eye protection.

There are hazards of sunlight and bright light that are harder to understand; namely, ultraviolet rays (UV) and Glare (extreme brightness). Protecting your eyes from these distracting, even dangerous elements is equally important to eye protection.

Protecting Your Eyes From UV Rays:

Every day—sunny or cloudy, Spring through Winter—you are exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays. Though you may not realize it, it’s there—UV radiation is invisible to the naked eye.

Did you know…

  • UV light can "sunburn" the eye's surface and cause benign yellowish growths on the human eye
  • Prolonged exposure to harmful UVA and UVB radiation over time can contribute to serious, age-related eye conditions or diseases
  • These diseases include cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60
  • Only lens materials or lens treatments that promise 100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays protect your eyes fully from the harmful rays of the sun. Demand 100% UV protection.

Protecting Your Eyes From Glare:

Glare is a distracting and sometimes dangerous excess of bright light, and can happen day or night. Glare can cause squinting, eye fatigue, and in extreme cases, even temporary blindness.

Did you know…

  • In daylight, glare can occur when walking indoors to outdoors, moving from shade to sunlight, even from reflected light off of surfaces like cars or sidewalks

  • At night, glare can occur from oncoming headlights while driving, or from bright reflections off of wet roads, even signs

  • Glare can impair visual comfort and visual quality, which can diminish healthy sight

Anti-reflective (AR) treatments are available for many lens products to help protect your eyes. AR treatments are proven to significantly reduce glare while increasing visual comfort.

Best of all? These types of lens treatments and materials, plus others like photochromics and polarized lenses, can often be bundled into one lens product for maximum versatility, as well as eye protection. 

Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website.

Lori Nishida-Eugenio, OD, FCOVD

Optometrist located in Burbank, CA

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is a developmental optometrist and owner of Burbank Optometric Center, Inc. She is a 1992 graduate of the State University New York College of Optometry, one of the most prestigious schools for vision therapy.  She earned her Fellowship in Vision Development in 2007. She provides a wide range of eyecare services including testing for learning-related vision problems, vision therapy for strabismus and amblyopia for adults and children, specialty contact lens fitting, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract co-management as well as LASIK co-management.

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio spends time volunteering on the Board for the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (she held the position of President in 2010-2012).  She is a member in good standing of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for vision therapy, giving educational seminars to parent groups, healthcare professionals and schools.  Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is active in her community, volunteering her services for the Kidsight Noon Lion's Club and local health fairs. She also provides pro-bono eye exams for organizations such as InfantSee, California Vision Foundation and Burbank Temp Aid. Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is an independent contractor providing vision therapy services for LAUSD, BUSD AND GUSD students.

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is married to her high school sweetheart. They have been gifted with three beautiful daughters and one son.  She attributes her personal and professional success to her wonderful and supportive family, to her son who has Autism and God's grace... 

"I love what I do and that passion carries over into the patient encounter.  My patients appreciate the high standard of care and the personal attention I give them. My personal experience with my special needs child gives me a unique perspective, enabling me to approach each patient with patience, understanding and compassion." 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in it's various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10


 
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Burbank Optometric Center, Inc.

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is a developmental optometrist and owner of Burbank Optometric Center, Inc. She is a 1992 graduate of the State University New York College of Optometry, one of the most prestigious schools for vision therapy.  She earned her Fellowship in Vision Development in 2007. She provides a wide range of eyecare services including testing for learning-related vision problems, vision therapy for strabismus and amblyopia for adults and children, specialty contact lens fitting, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract co-management as well as LASIK co-management.

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio spends time volunteering on the Board for the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (she held the position of President in 2010-2012).  She is a member in good standing of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for vision therapy, giving educational seminars to parent groups, healthcare professionals and schools.  Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is active in her community, volunteering her services for the Kidsight Noon Lion's Club and local health fairs. She also provides pro-bono eye exams for organizations such as InfantSee, California Vision Foundation and Burbank Temp Aid. Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is an independent contractor providing vision therapy services for LAUSD, BUSD AND GUSD students.

Dr. Nishida-Eugenio is married to her high school sweetheart. They have been gifted with three beautiful daughters and one son.  She attributes her personal and professional success to her wonderful and supportive family, to her son who has Autism and God's grace... 

"I love what I do and that passion carries over into the patient encounter.  My patients appreciate the high standard of care and the personal attention I give them. My personal experience with my special needs child gives me a unique perspective, enabling me to approach each patient with patience, understanding and compassion." 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in it's various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10


 

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What we offer

Services

Welcome to our Office!

Established in 1972, our Burbank eye care clinic is staffed and equipped to care for all of your vision needs at any age.  We examine infants as young as six months of age through the InfantSee program.  We diagnose and treat learning-related vision problems in children, as well as adults.  We provide specialty contact lens fittings and diagnose and treat eye diseases such as glaucoma.

By utilizing the latest advances in digital eye care technology available, our vision center can provide you with your best vision today—and in the years to come. 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.Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

 At Burbank Optometric Center, our optometrists' are passionate about providing our patients with a lifetime of exceptional vision care.

We understand that when it comes to helping you maintain good eye health, we need to take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Good vision and eye health is more than just seeing 20/20. 

Your Burbank, CA Eye Doctor

Dr. Lori Nishida-Eugenio balances several factors, including clear eyesight, visual skills efficiency and your ability to process visual information effortlessly. Whether you need a routine annual eye examination, an eyeglasses or contact lens fitting, treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration), eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery) or vision therapy, our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, and treatment options available, utilizing state of the art technology.

Burbank Optometric Center has been serving California's San Fernando Valley and Glendale for more than 40 years. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors in Burbank, CA today to see how we can help you and your family enhance your vision.  

The eye is the lamp of the body.  If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

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Insurance

The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses. A vision insurance policy is not the same as health insurance. Regular health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Here are just some of the plans that we accept:

In-Network Medical Plans: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare.

Vision Plans we accept: Vision Service Plan (VSP) and EyeMed

CareCredit
EyeMed
Medicare
VSP
Our Team

We are here to help

  • Lori   Nishida-Eugenio
    Lori Nishida-Eugenio
    Doctor
  • Judy  Cao
    Judy Cao
    Doctor
  • Veronica  Sotelo
    Veronica Sotelo
    Optical Manager
  • Elizabeth   Borja
    Elizabeth Borja
    Optician
  • Peter  Kim
    Peter Kim
    Optician
  • Becky   Sweeney
    Becky Sweeney
    Vision Therapist
  • Lilliana   Pino
    Lilliana Pino
    Office Manager
  • Anna   Sahakyan
    Anna Sahakyan
    Receptionist
Location
Burbank Optometric Center, Inc.
1032 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-296-0898
Fax: 818-846-3204
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818-296-0898