It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, so when it comes to your health and optometry needs, seek the guidance of those on the forefront of their field.
For comprehensive vision care and family health care services, The University Eye Center and Family Medicine at Ketchum Health is second to none.
The state-of-the-art facility treats and manages eye conditions and diseases affecting all ages in the Orange County community.
In addition to offering affordable, exceptional eye care and treatment, Ketchum Health serves as the eye health and vision care teaching facility of the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU). The renowned faculty boasts an array of leaders in their respective fields.
Dr. Jenny Coyle proudly serves as Dean of MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry. One of many areas of expertise touted by Ketchum Health is pediatric eye care. With vision impairment in children on the rise, we are here to help!” says Dr. Coyle.
She continues, “According to a variety of studies from vision experts, more than 40% of the total U.S. population has myopia – nearsightedness. Children have the fastest progression of all age groups. Globally, uncorrected near sightedness is the leading cause of distance vision impairment. Almost 10% of those that are nearsighted have what we call ‘high myopia,’ which could lead to permanent vision loss.”
Naturally, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t done us any favors, with experts attributing a recent rise in pediatric nearsightedness to COVID-related lockdowns and increased home-based learning.
To combat the progression of nearsightedness in children, Dr. Coyle cites special contact lenses and eye drops as helpful tools.
“Our staff doctors specialize in ‘Myopia Control’ and offer evidence-based treatment to address this growing problem in children,” says Dr. Coyle. “These options can prevent the type of progression that could cause permanent vision loss and improve the quality of life for children, including their potential to succeed in school.”
Ketchum Health is home to one of the largest optical showrooms in Orange County, and, in addition to the Pediatric Eye Care Center and Myopia Control Clinic, specializes in issues such as primary eye care, cornea & contact lenses, vision therapy, Ocular Disease & Ophthalmology consultation, low vision rehabilitation, ocular prosthetics, Keratoconus management, dry eye management, and sports vision.
The team at Ketchum Health also provides stellar care through their Family Medicine Clinic, treating patients in the areas of Allergies & Immunology, Dermatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Immunizations, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Sports Physicals, and routine check-ups/sick visits.
Ketchum Health’s talented, compassionate team works tirelessly to achieve their goals of delivering affordable, dependable health and eye care through a patient-centered approach.
According to Dr. Coyle, “We do this through a guided learning environment with clinical faculty and student interns. During each appointment, a student and faculty member will give patients plenty of time for communication and education. With a multilingual staff and most insurances accepted, Ketchum Health offers personalized service in an environment that puts the patient first.”
In light of the pandemic, Ketchum Health’s passion and commitment to putting patients first remains critical. “We have a strong sense of dedication to provide eye care that meets the needs the of the communities we serve, through the highest quality education and leadership. The pandemic has truly magnified the inequities in access to health care, and we strive to bridge that gap, within our sphere of influence,” says Dr. Coyle. “Our current and future patients are our inspiration!”