Skip to main content
Menu
flower-1460889_1280-1
Home » Our Eye Doctors

Our Eye Doctors

Optometric Care Associates Images 0022

Our Doctors-- Douglas L. Major, Daniel Hile, Karen R. Kudija, and Brent R. Wells -- form our group to give what we feel is the best eye care available. They are all licensed to treat and detect anterior eye diseases, posterior eye disease, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration.

We are also on call for all eye emergencies!

Meet Our Eye Doctors:

Images-0030

Dr. Douglas L. Major O.D.

Dr. Major received his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1985 after completing his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University. While in professional school, he received numerous national awards for his research in the areas of computer-assisted visual skills and visual problems associated with juvenile...
Images-0028

Dr. Daniel Hile O.D.

Dr. Hile received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1995. He graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2000. Dr. Hile has received several awards for academic achievement and for clinical excellence in the areas of...
Images-0027

Dr. Brent R. Wells O.D.

Dr. Wells received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry with an emphasis in Ocular Disease and Glaucoma. Dr. Wells was born and raised on the Central Coast,...
Images-0029

Dr. Karen R. Kudija O.D.

Dr. Kudija graduated salutatorian of her class from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1990 after receiving a BS Degree at UC Berkeley in 1981. She has been involved with researching the link between vision problems and juvenile delinquency. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and...
Images-0031

Dr. Steve Jio O.D.

Dr. Jio received his Doctor of Optometry from UC Berkeley in 1979 after receiving his Bachelors in Zoology in 1972 also at CAL Berkeley. He has been practicing solo in Los Osos for 36 years and recently joined OCA in 2016....

x

Is your eye doctor’s appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff safe is our top priority.

We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. Our optometric clinic is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty.

That said, guidelines for slowing the spread of this pandemic are rapidly changing. Please pay close to attention to local regulatory changes to get the most up-to-date information. Our practice is up to date with the current local, state and federal recommendations. Read more.

Here Are the Precautions Our Eye Clinic Is Taking to Limit COVID-19:

We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all eye doctors, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days.

The staff may ask you to wait outside or in your car rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.

During your eye exam:

  • The eye doctor may use a special plastic barrier called a slit-lamp breath shield to block the exchange of breath between patient and doctor.
  • The practitioner will wait for your slit-lamp eye exam to be over before speaking with you or answering any questions you may have.
  • We sanitize all equipment and patient contact surfaces after every use and at the end of the day.
  • We sanitize all surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) with antibacterial wipes.
  • All staff members wash their hands after contact with each patient and throughout the day.
  • Our office is equipped with several sanitizing stations.
  • We request that patients sanitize their hands prior to and after trying on frames. We also make sure to clean frames that have come into contact with patients
  • If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.

Please call Optometric Care Associates at one of our three locations Paso Robles 805-238-1001, Los Osos 805-528-5333 or Atascadero 805-466-6939 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you feel it’s best for you or a member of your family to reschedule your appointment, we encourage you to do so.

To stay abreast of the corona virus pandemic, please visit the following official health organizations:

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www. CDC.gov
  • World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int
  • Thank you and stay safe! o so.