ABOUT GLENDALE OPTOMETRY
About Dr. Allison Park:
Dr. Allison Park is a board certified optometrist who received training in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Park received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Park graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from the Southern California College of Optometry. Upon receiving her doctorate degree, Dr. Park completed her residency training in pediatric optometry and vision therapy at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Park gained invaluable clinical experiences at the Veterans Affairs Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, and the Center for the Partially Sighted. Furthermore, Dr. Park was a clinical instructor for the pediatric department at SCCO. Prior to opening her private practice, Glendale Optometry, Dr. Park served as a clinic supervisor at the Children’s Eye Institute. In addition, Dr. Park is currently working for Children’s Retinal Institute of California, where she provides comprehensive eye exams for pediatric patients and low vision evaluations for patients with various ocular conditions.
Note from Dr. Allison Park:
I often get asked from patients about what age a child should have their first eye examination. The American Academy of Optometry recommends that children should have their first eye exam as early as 6 months of age. In addition to working at my private practice, Glendale Optometry, I also work with a pediatric ophthalmology group that specializes in pediatric eye diseases. It is always surprising to see little children come in with eye conditions that were previously undetected at their routine pediatrician visits. The most common conditions that are undetected without an eye exam are Hyperopia (farsightedness), intermittent strabismus (eye misalignment), and amblyopia (vision not correctable to 20/20 even with proper correction due to uncorrected refractive error and/or strabismus). These conditions often times lead to children performing poorly at school and cause some children to exhibit behaviors that resemble ADHD or other behavioral problems. If these eye conditions are detected at an early age, children can receive the appropriate treatment(s) and prevent irreversible vision loss. At Glendale Optometry, we are committed to providing your entire family with the highest quality eye care. We offer comprehensive pediatric exams as well as examinations for your entire family including diabetic screenings and contact lens fittings. We also carry a great selection of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses that are budget friendly to high end brand names.
Dr. Allison Park, O.D.