Dr. Robert Collins
EducationDr. Collins attended USC and received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry (formally know as the Los Angeles College of Optometry).
Contact LensesDr. Collins has served on the national advisory board for Cooper Vision, and he is a charter member of the section on contact lenses for the American Optometric Association. In the early 80ís he worked as an investigating doctor for Urocon Contact Lens gathering information on, at that time, the new soft contact lenses. Today he and his staff are now working with Ciba Vision in evaluating the new Night and Day Contact Lens.
Private PracticeIn 1981 Dr. Collins accepted position with Safeguard Health Plan as their Vision Director and served until 1999. In all these he has always maintained an active role in private practice keeping up with all the modern changes such as; Lasik surgery, myopia control, Orthokerotology, he holds certification by Visual Reality Laser Institute and Laser Eye Institute. When the laws in California changed allowing Optometrist to treat ocular diseases, Dr. Collins was among the first to pass the International Association of Board of Examiners in Optometry in 1996. When in 1966 Dr. Collins opened his practice in the San Fernando Valley he offered eye examinations, contact lenses and glasses for the whole family. We now offer that and much more; progressive lens, polycarbonate lenses for children, emergency eye care (eye injuries) treatment for eye diseases, detection and treatment of glaucoma, contact lenses (bifocal, progressive, daily, 2 week wear, reusable, rotational wear, color lenses for cosmetic purposes, extended wear up to 30 days, and toric for astigmatism).
Helpful hint: Eye examinations for children should begin at the latest right before kindergarden and earlier if the parents suspect a problem.