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New Office Location 5330 College Ave. Ste. 110
One month after we completed construction, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, our new office passed all our final building inspections. By Tuesday, Aug. 27, prior to our move, confidential patient information had been secured and was no longer accessible. Our Ophthalmic equipment was moved into Ste. 110 first, then movers came for everything else. We have been setting up our telecommunications, phone and computer systems so we have not been able to return phone calls during this time. Thank you for your patience as we have prioritized the security of protected information and protected systems during this move. We will be open Tuesday, September 2, 2019. Our new business hours will be: Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Welcome to our new office at 5330 College Ave. Ste. 110.
Moderne Eye Optometry will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2 for our move to 5330 College Ave. Suite 110
Right sizing our private practice
Our new practice location progresses towards completion. We have passed our Title 24, Fire Safety, City recycling requirements, final mechanical and final electrical- at 5330 College Ave. Ste. 110. We have a few more things to do for plumbing and ADA. Our office will be closed August 28, 29, 30, 31 and Labor Day, Sept. 2 for our physical move.
Moderne Eye Optometry continues to provide our niche services of private practice primary comprehensive eye care and customizable optical lens technologies for spectacle prescriptions. Our eye care practice utilizes state of the art technologies such as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), Fundus Photography, Automated Perimetry to help with early detection of manageable eye diseases such as maculopathies related to diabetes, medications, and aging; as well as, detecting optic nerve changes due to glaucoma and visual pathway abnormalities. Our optical services are provided by a licensed American Board of Opticianry, Optician, who is knowledgeable and skilled at edging and dispensing spectacle prescriptions. As healthcare consumers have more choices for their purchase of spectacles and contact lenses, Moderne Eye Optometry remains focused on our core services as we right size our practice in Rockridge for the next 25 years. If you choose Moderne Eye to provide your eye exam or optical services, we honor the services we provide, in writing. If you choose to purchase your prescriptions elsewhere, please seek remedies such as frame adjustments and optical troubleshooting through the vendor who provided those products and services as this is customary with optical services.
Moderne Eye @ 5330 College Ave. Ste. 110
The work on our new office is progressing nicely. Above are progress photos of the building exterior and interior spaces. We are in the process of moving our cabinets and displays to our new location, so pardon the disruption as we re-use the beautiful cabinets and displays designed by Fred Dong, Architect, 25 years ago. Our office will be closed Aug. 28-Aug. 31 to complete the move. September 1, 2019 is our probable move-in date . . . . . stay tuned.
Our office is moving to 5330 College Ave.
Fortunately, we are happy to be staying in the Rockridge neighborhood. Our lease will expire without an option to renew on September 30, 2019. Our new location is the ground floor of the Rockridge Vista building, located at 5330 College Ave. Ste. 110. Our updated office is currently under construction, so stay tuned for more information.
25th Anniversary of Moderne Eye Optometry
Sue and Reuben opened Moderne Eye Optometry in 1993. Fred Dong, Architect, in his mid-70’s, designed our office (and all the custom fabricated display furniture) at 5802 College. In 2014, Fred Dong, in his early 90’s, re-designed our expanded office at 5820 College. Y. Caswell-Chen worked with us as our first Optician. J. Galustian gave us our first optical sale. A. Eisenmann was our first exam patient. P. Thompson has seen us for an eye exam every year for 25 years. J. Christensen returned for her eye exams from all over the USA. Jennifer joined our office as an Optician in 2000 and has been the calm, helpful Optician since then. We were so sad to see Nancy, Optician Extraordinaire, move to So Cal. We were equally sad to lose Dr. Wickenberg to the state of WA. Jose is a talented Optician who joined our office 3 years ago.
We are very thankful for the support of our staff, patients and optical clients, these past 25 years in the wonderful and diverse City of Oakland. Thank you, very much, for your trust and support of our optometry practice.
WEAVE Phone System
On Oct. 15, 2018 we update our phone system to a VOIP interface which allows us respond to your phone calls with a text message. The WEAVE phone system is HIPAA compliant and Moderne Eye will not be using your text enabled phone number or emails for sales or promotions. As healthcare providers, we are obligated to protect your privacy as required by law. To help us respond to your inquiries regarding your vision care (often this requires us to access your chart information and insurance information) we appreciate being able to have the correct spelling of your name and a mobile phone number or email to communicate with you. WEAVE will allow us to confirm your appointments with a text or email as well as text you when your prescription glasses are ready for dispensing. Because, our first priority is to deliver excellent optometric and exceptional optical care for patients who have scheduled appointments in our office, when we are not able to answer the phone personally, we hope this new phone system will help us respond to your phone inquiries more efficiently.
30 Years ago
UCB School of Optometry Reunion Oct. 6, 2018
Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Dr. Sue Lin and Dr. Edna Lee – ’88 is great!
2018 American Optometric Association Annual Meeting
Dr. Lin and Dr. Rivera fulfilled their continuing education requirements in Denver Colorado this June 20 – 23, 2018. The role of technology in early diagnosis of Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma management, diabetes, and Ocular Surface Disease (aka Dry Eyes) were the hot topics for this year’s conference.
2nd Annual Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Dr. Lin and Dr. Rivera attended the glaucoma updated hosted by the Glaucoma Research and Education Group in San Francisco on Feb. 4, 2017 receiving 4 hours of continuing education on a variety of topics pertaining to glaucoma detection and therapy.
Dr. Lin and Dr. Rivera attend COA HOD
The California Optometric Association (COA) held it’s annual House of Delegates meeting in San Francisco Feb. 10 – 11, 2017. Drs. Lin and Rivera represented the Alameda Contra Costa Counties Optometric Association at the governing body of the COA. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association, spoke about vision care and medical eye care concerns across America.
American Academy of Optometry Meeting
We were charmed by Phoebe wearing her Doggles in Long Beach.
Dr. Lin met up with classmates and completed 22 hours of continuing education Nov. 9 – 12, 2016.
Dr. Rivera completed 20 hours of education and didn’t see anyone from the Class of 1985.