Welcome to DeCarlo Optometry Placentia where one on one patient attention set us apart from others in the field. Dr. DeCarlo has been providing exceptional eye care in CA since 1989. Dr. DeCarlo provides routine eye exams, contact lens services, red eye checks, diabetic retina exams, glaucoma management, keratoconus management featuring Scleral Contact Lenses and the NovaKone soft lens for Keratoconus, Myopia Control- Ortho K, LASIK co-management and screenings for cataracts and macular degeneration.
Dr. DeCarlo specialize in computer vision syndrome and can help choose lenses that are right for your lifestyle like computer progressives and digital progressive lenses for everyday living. For patients with dry eye and corneal disease like Keratoconus Dr. DeCarlo is proficient at fitting specialty contact lenses like Scleral Gas permeable lenses and the NovaKone soft lens. The office features the Topcon Maestro retinal scanning technology for detection and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other eye disease.
The office features fine eyewear including Tom Ford, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Nike, Oakley, Ray Ban, Calvin Klein, XL frames for the person with a big brain and many other frame lines to fit any budget. Dr. DeCarlo looks forward to meeting you and providing you with exceptional eye care.
Meet our insurance administrator Lorena DeCarlo. Lorena can authorize your vision benefits so we can maximize your savings and ensure a smooth appointment.
Meet Karen Blanco our optician. Karen helps us keep our inventory up to date and can help you find the perfect fit for your frames.
Red Eye Checks
Dry Eye Treatment
Diabetic Eye Exams
Computer Vision Syndrome
Myopia Control- Ortho K
Specialty Contact lenses for Keratoconus and Dry Eye
Lenses for Keratoconus and Dry Eye
Dr. DeCarlo has advanced training in fitting specialty contact lenses for Keratoconus like Scleral lenses and the NovaKone soft lens. Traditional RGP contact lenses are uncomfortable and in some cases unhealthy. The increased comfort and health benefits from Scleral lenses is greatly appreciated by Keratoconus patients. Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea. The cornea is the window of the eye and with keratoconus the cornea becomes irregular and cone like which distorts vision that eye glasses or traditional soft lenses can’t correct. A well fit NovaKone soft lens or Scleral RGP vaults over the cornea and offers a smooth optical surface and excellent vision and comfort. These lenses are more comfortable and healthier than a corneal RGP lens which can touch and rub on the apex of the corneal cone. This 'apical touch' of a traditional RGP lens causes discomfort, pain, scarring and decreased vision. Increase your corneal health and comfort with the NovaKone soft lens or a Scleral RGP contact lens. Scleral contact lenses are also an excellent treatment for Dry Eye.
Headaches, eyestrain, neck pain, back pain, fatigue and general discomfort are just some of the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. If you are using a digital device for several hours a day and not wearing the appropriate lenses you can suffer from the above symptoms. Wearing the wrong lenses like a general progressive lens creates poor ergonomics and increases the chances of discomfort. Computer users should use a lens that offers the correct Rx for the focal distances needed. The Rx is different when focusing on a computer at 30 inches verse focusing at a typical reading distance of 15 inches. Computer lenses enhance the intermediate and reading optics offering increased visual comfort, better ergonomics and a more productive and happier existence in front of the computer. Computer lenses can also have a blue light blocking filter added to increase visual comfort and protect the eye from harmful blue light.
MYOPIA CONTROL / ORTHO-K
If you are Myopic, a.k.a. nearsighted, there is a non surgical treatment to get 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or daytime contacts at a fraction of the cost of LASIK. It is called Orthokeratology or Ortho-K and can treat any age person up to -6.00D of nearsightedness and 1.75D of astigmatism. This treatment option uses specially designed contact lenses that are worn overnight. In the morning, when the lenses are removed, the patient can see clearly without the use of glasses or daytime contact lenses. IMAGINE THE FREEDOM of seeing life without limits.
Myopia may lead to a list of serious short and long-term vision complications including:
* Impaired Ability to Learn
* Premature Cataracts
* Retinal Detachment
In the U.S., the prevalence of myopia has increased 66% since 1971. Myopia is a rapidly increasing epidemic. It is estimated that 50% of the world's population will be myopic by the year 2050 based on current treads. Myopia usually begins in childhood at school age (six years and onwards) and can continue to worsen over the years. There are both genetic and environmental causes of myopia. It is believed that increased close range activities such as reading and computer work maybe increasing the incidence of myopia. Dr. DeCarlo is a contact lens specialist that can treat your myopia with the Paragon CRT Ortho-K lens. Schedule your appointment today.
Featuring Digital Progressive lenses for larger smoother optics.
Stop squinting and cut the glare with polarized lenses.
See clearer and crisper while cutting out night time glare and star bursting with an Anti-Reflective coating.