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Dr. Chinn's Vision Care

Primary Location
2856 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-280-0664
Fax: 619-294-8100

Office Hours

Monday10 am6 pm
Tuesday10 am6 pm
Wednesday10 am6 pm
Thursday10 am4 pm
Friday10 am6 pm
SaturdayBy Appt Only
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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition where the front surface of the eye is not getting adequate lubrication or nutrition. For some people, there are not Enough tears being made; and for others, the Type of the tears created are of poor quality. The tear film lubricates, washes away foreign particles, provides nutrition and provides a smooth clear surface for vision. So the big question is, is it the Quantity or Quality of tears that is creating your Dry Eye?

Let's start by describing the different layers of the Tear Film.

The Mucin/Mucous layer allows the tears to adhere/stick to the front surface of the eye. The Aqueous/Water layer is the lubricating water component of the tear film that provides nourishment and protects the cornea. The Lipid/Oil Layer lubricates as well as preventing the tears from evaporating.

Depending on why your eyes are dry, the treatment methods are different.

Symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Blurred Vision
  • Light Sensitivity/Glare and Haloes
  • Tired Eyes
  • Headaches
  • Foreign Body Sensation

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"Awesome place for all your eyeglass needs! The staff is very professional, friendly and efficient!  Dr. Chinn is very knowledgeable and attentive. The shop is clean, organized and located in a very trendy, cool neighborhood.  Got my glasses just the way I ordered them, and the girls really help in explaining and helping out to find the perfect pair, fashion-wise as well as going over different features/lenses/etc. They were also very helpful to my parents who went on a separate occasion. They raved on how understanding and patient the girls were in helping them with their needs. Would definitely recommend them."

Christine S.,
November 30th, 2017

Office Hours

Monday10 am6 pm
Tuesday10 am6 pm
Wednesday10 am6 pm
Thursday10 am4 pm
Friday10 am6 pm
SaturdayBy Appt Only
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 am 10 am 10 am 10 am 10 am By Appt Only Closed
6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 4 pm 6 pm




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