Why does the doctor dilate me eyes?

The doctor dilates your eyes because it gives her the opportunity to see more of your retina so she can better determine the health of your eyes. Without dilation it's a lot like looking into a keyhole to see what is inside a room; the bigger the keyhole, the better you can see into the room.

How long will the dilation last?

For adults dilation lasts between 2 and 3 hours. Your near vision will be blurry during that time, but your distance vision should be fine. Dilation causes light sensitivity so bring a dark pair of sunglasses with you. If you don't have a pair we will give you a temporary pair. The effects of the dilation often last longer in children.

What kind of insurance do you accept?

We accept Vision Service Plan (VSP) and Medical Eye Services (MES) for vision coverage. We also accept Medicare, Anthem (PPO) and Cigna (PPO) for medical related visits.


What is the difference between vision and medical insurance?

Vision insurance covers your routine eye exam and in most cases provides benefits towards contact lenses or one pair of glasses. Medical insurance can be used only toward medical related visits.

Should I come early to fill out paperwork?

You may come early on the day of your appointment or if you prefer you may fill out your paperwork ahead of time. All you'll need to do is email it to us when you have completed it and we'll take care of the rest. Click here to access our paperwork.

Do I need to wait till my child is school-age to have an eye exam?
No, Dr. Nakada sees patients as young as 6 months old.  Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby's first eye assessment at 6 months.
Things that the Optometrist will test for include:
  • excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism

  • eye movement ability

  • eye health problems

These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.

How long will the exam take?

The exam lasts between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

What is a routine eye exam?

A routine eye exam is an office visit for the purpose of checking your vision, screening for eye diseases, and/or updating glasses or contact lens prescriptions. A routine eye exam produces a final diagnosis like nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatism.

Why do I need to pay for a contact lens exam?

If you wear or want contacts, you need a contact lens exam in addition to a comprehensive eye exam. The doctor will perform special tests during a contact lens exam to evaluate your vision with contacts. With the results of those tests, the doctor can provide a contact lens prescription that is the right fit for your eyes. An improper fitting or prescription of contacts can damage the health of the eyes.

Do you accept credit cards?

We do accept credit cards for transactions over $50. We take all major credit cards except for American Express.

Call and schedule an appointment today!

(310) 414-9595

Eye Doctor


302 W Grand Ave, Suite 1

El Segundo, CA 90245


Tel: (310) 414-9595

Fax: (310) 414-0137