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Pleasant Hill Optometry

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. At the Eye & Vision Center of Pleasant Hill, we encourage you to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

There are a number of reasons why we are considered by many, to be Pleasant Hill’s favorite place to get new eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lens prescriptions. We offer expert eye exams, pediatric eye exams as well as the treatment of dry eye syndrome, eye disease and eye conditions, like cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes related eye problems, sports, protective and specialty eye wear fitting, or what to do about computer eyestrain.

Dr. Gilbert Matsuoka, OD

Our Pleasant Hill eye doctor believes in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Dr. Gilbert Matsuoka knows that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrist will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.

What Makes Eye and Vision Center of Pleasant Hill Unique
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Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice. We carry state-of-the-art technology.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Meet Our Doctor

Gilbert Matsuoka, O.D.

Dr. Gilbert Matsuoka was born and raised in Santa Cruz county.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he obtained graduate degrees in Nutritional Sciences, Physiological Optics, and his Doctor of Optometry.  Dr. Matsuoka has been in private practice in Pleasant Hill, CA since 1983. ...

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Our Patients Know Best!

Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 925-304-1417 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Q&A with Dr. Matsuoka | Dry Eyes?

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

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Serving Contra Costa County

With our office located in Pleasant Hill, Eye & Vision Center of Pleasant Hill also serves Walnut Creek, Concord, and all of Contra Costa County. Schedule an appointment with the most reputable optometrist Pleasant Hill has to offer and see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes. For your convenience, we speak Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese.

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