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Temporary Changes: Covid-19

Dear Monji Optometry Patients,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. We are open during our regular business hours, please call us at (818) 629-0229 if you need to arrange to pick up glasses or contact lenses. We can also take orders for contact lenses and have them shipped free of charge.

On April 29th the California Optometric Association in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health encouraged Optometrist to resume practicing with new safety measures in place. We are actively taking the appropriate measures to ensure patients and our staff are protected. The steps we are taking include the limiting of patients to one per hour, telehealth, good hygiene, protective barriers, and screening all employees and patients as they enter the office. We are planning on seeing patients on a limited capacity towards the end of May, please call us if you have any urgent vision needs and we will accommodate you.

When visiting the office please wear a mask, we are limiting the number of people in the office so please call us beforehand. Thank you, we hope you are doing well and take care.

Monji Optometry

Our office is located in downtown Burbank across from the Kabuki & Shake Shack restaurants.
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Treatment of Macular Degeneration

While there is no cure for macular degeneration, treatments do exist that can delay the progression of the disease, preserve existing vision and sometimes even improve vision loss.

Currently, there are no approved treatments to prevent or cure dry AMD, although there is evidence that indicates that certain nutritional supplements, including omega 3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin, can prevent the progression of the disease to the more advanced wet form, which can cause more severe vision loss.

There are a couple of options for treating wet AMD to slow the progression of vision loss which include medicated injections and laser therapy. These therapies are designed to stop the development of new blood vessels, to destroy existing ones and to prevent leakage into the macula – the main dangers with wet AMD.

Unfortunately, while much research continues to be conducted, currently there is no treatment and no way to fully regain vision lost by AMD. Those who have suffered significant vision loss can benefit from the many low vision devices on the market which utilize your existing vision to assist in maintaining your independence. Such devices include standing and hand-held magnifiers and telescopes and other aides that can help to improve your vision.

If you have been diagnosed with AMD, regular vision tests are essential. Close monitoring and adherence to treatment can not only prevent further vision deterioration but can sometimes even improve vision.