Reviews

Voted “Favorite Eye Doctor” five years in a row (2010 - 2014) by STYLE Magazine Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay

Testimonials

Dana C, Roseville, CA - Posted on: Demand Force

“I absolutely adore the entire staff at Roseville Optometry! They  take care of my entire family and I recommend them to anyone looking  into vision services!”

Natalie O, Sacramento, CA - Posted on YELP

“I started going there few years ago when I lived in Roseville. I  moved out of the area, but still make a drive to see Dr Thornton and  staff. Always friendly, helpful, knowledgeable . Great selection of  frames and never a long wait to get the order.”

Edward H, Rocklin, CA - Posted on: Demand Force

“I had an introductory eye examination and I was very impressed with  the doctor and the staff. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and  Dr. Nguyen was very competent both in her exam procedures as well as  explaining the exam results and the implications. I also appreciated  that, when my results weren't very bad, that she was up front about not  necessarily recommending that I get new glasses beyond my over the  counter readers. I felt that she was genuinely interested in making the  same recommendation that she would have made to her personal friend or  family member. That is the standard I set for an ethical practice. Now I  would not hesitate to refer my friends or family to her.”

Lore C, Roseville, CA - Posted on WEB SYSTEMS 3

“This was the best experience in an optometry office I've had so far. Thank you!”

Anthony F, Sacramento, CA - Posted on Facebook

“I've always had a great experience working with Dr. Nguyen and her  staff. My recent visit I was helped by Kira and Stephanie, both of which  are very professional and friendly.”

J.D., Rocklin, CA - Posted in YELP

“I have been going to see Dr. Thornton for almost two years now.   She is wonderful, has a lot of patience and she is willing to spend the  time with you.  I never feel rushed there.  The rest of the staff is  very helpful and very knowledgeable.  I would definitely recommend  Roseville Optometry.”

Blue Light Awareness

Blue light is an increasingly common topic as digital devices have  come to dominate daily life. Until the introduction of LED screens,  exposure to blue light came exclusively from the sun, but now blue light  waves are also emitted from LED lights and digital screens such as your  TV, tablet, smartphone, and computer screen. Research has linked blue  light to several different health concerns, so it is important to  understand the benefits and dangers in order to protect your eyes and  maintain your vision and health.

The main health concerns that stem from high levels of blue light exposure are:


1. Eye strain and fatigue
More people are complaining of eye strain and fatigue as a result of  computer use than they are of carpal tunnel now. When blue light enters  the eye, it defocuses in front of the retina, causing a glare. The eye  is constantly straining to focus the light which causes discomfort.


2. Macular Degeneration
More commonly known as age related macular degeneration, blue light is  taking out the age factor. Blue light penetrates deep in the eye and  causes damage to the macula and retina. The effects are compounded with  frequent blue light exposure. Macular Degeneration is not reversible and  eventually causes blind spots and vision loss. 


3. Sleep Disruption
Blue light from the sun helps to regulate the circadian rhythm. However,  blue light waves from devices can disrupt the circadian rhythm when  used right before bed. As a result, people have more trouble falling  asleep and are unable to reach the deeper levels of sleep which are the  most restful and restorative. It is best to put down devices an hour  before sleep in order to let your body adjust and achieve deeper sleep.  Several serious health problems have been linked to sleep deprivation  such as obesity, diabetes, cancerous tumors, and conditions similar to  ADHD. 


Because this explosion in technology use is relatively recent, the  full effects on health and vision cannot yet be known. It will have the  largest impact on children who are growing up in front of screens and  will have exponentially larger exposure levels than adults. However,  adults should take precautions as well. A few ways to slow the effects  of the extreme levels of blue light exposure that are now so common are  to put down your devices occasionally, keep the 20-20-20 rule in mind,  and wear ‘tinted’ lenses.


We know that it is difficult to step away from smartphones and  computers for very long, especially when your job requires their use,  but try to give your eyes frequent breaks. A good general guideline to  follow is the 20-20-20 rule. In other words, after 20 minutes of staring  at a screen, give your eyes a 20 second break to focus on something at  least 20 feet away. This gives your eyes time to rest and reset  themselves before returning to work. 


An easy and effective precaution is to wear blue light protective  lenses which either absorb or deflect blue light so that it does not  harm your eyes. These lenses will have little to no visible tint but  will allow you to look at screens without danger of the damage blue  light waves can cause. These are even recommended for kids as digital  screens are a part of their daily life from an even earlier age. Ask us  about the best lens options for you and your family!