Optometric Center of Los Angeles - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Optometric Center of Los Angeles
Southern California College of Optometry
Optometric Center of Los Angeles
3916 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 234-9137 (Local)
(323) 235-6203 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Optometric Center of Los Angeles specializes in complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adults with vision problems, ranging from eye tracking, eye teaming and eye focusing disorders (Visual Efficiency Evaluation), strabismus and amblyopia (Strabismus/Amblyopia Evaluation) to learning-related vision problems (Visual Information Processing Evaluation). The Center also features specialty care of acquired brain injury related vision problems, computer related vision problems, and sports vision.

OCLA is an affiliate teaching clinic of the Southern California College of Optometry.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM for primary care services; Fri. 8:00 AM-12:00 PM for low vision services.
Clients served on average per year: 10,000-11,000 patient visists-all services
Number of staff: 3 doctors of optometry on any given day and 8-9 student interns
Staff description: Primary eye care optometrists, along with specialists in ocular diseases, low vision, vision therapy and contact lenses.
Geographic area served: Los Angeles and Southern california


Tony Carnevali, Clinic Director/Associate Professor, (323) 234-9137, tcarnevali@scco.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Assists people with low vision and their families in understanding the eye/vision disorder, how it affects vision and the ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Evaluates remaining vision to determine full potential and determines which techniques and devices will be most helpful in meeting goals. Prescribes different devices available for a person with low vision, including magnifiers, telescopes, microscopes (high plus lenses for reading), custom lighting, and a special television to magnify reading material and photographs. Provides training in their use. Prescribes custom-designed low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides comprehensive primary care and low vision assessments and visual aids.
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