Posts tagged ‘eye care’

Yes, We are Partnership Providers

As many of you know, California’s Medicaid program has made a monumental switch in Lake County from  Medi-Cal to managed care through Partnership Health Plan of California. Some of our patients have expressed difficulty finding our doctors in the provider directory for Partnership. Both Dr. Alan D. Sampson and Dr. H. Vernetta Johnson are PHC providers and listed in the directory. Dr. Sampson is listed on page 21 under Ophthalmology (not on page 25 since Dr. Sampson is not a VSP provider). Dr. Johnson is listed on page 22 under Pain Management, both at her CPIC location at Creekside Medical Plaza and at Lake County Tribal Health. We welcome all PHC patients and still look forward to serving you and “helping you find health and well being.”

For a full listing of the Partnership Health Plan providers in Lake County, please click here.


October 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Prevent Eye Strain from Your Computer Screen

As summer is coming to an end and the days are quickly getting shorter, many of us are adjusting our daily activities and spending more time indoors. Among our indoor activities, spending time on the computer has become an increasingly popular evening pastime, with Americans spending an average of 32 hours a month on the internet across all age groups (comScore Data Mine).

If you wear eyeglasses and spend extended time on the computer, it can cause eye strain and sometimes result in eye discomfort.  One of the quickest ways to reduce glare on your lenses is to ask your eyeglasses specialist for an anti-reflective coating. Explaining your lifestyle to your optician when you purchase your glasses can better help him/her suggest lenses that will make your viewing experience more pleasant.

At the Optical Shop at Creekside Medical Plaza we provide several specialty lenses and lens-coating options that reduce or even completely alleviate the discomfort that comes from spending hours staring at a computer screen. We particularly suggest the Crizal Sapphire UV lenses which are high-quality lenses designed to reduce glare and create the most comfortable screen-viewing experience. Crizal offers several anti-reflective, anti-smudge, and UV protective lenses and their Sapphire UV lenses are specifically designed for those who want to make their eyes more comfortable during their computer use.


By Almonroth

Before purchasing any new pair of eyeglasses or just switching lenses, we always suggest considering your lifestyle habits and doing a little bit of research to determine which lenses fit best with your hobbies and habits.  What may first appear to be the most cost conscious may not save you money in the long run if the glasses that you purchase don’t work for your daily activities. If you ever have any question about lens options, please don’t hesitate to call our optical shop at (707) 263-3500.

September 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

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