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EYE CARE DESTINATION
Comprehensive eye exam, Rx for eyeglasses, contact lens fitting & office visits
Soft lenses, 1-Day disposal, multifocal, or rigid gas permeable (RGB)
Lasik Surgery + more
Co-management for Lasik and Cataract surgery. Myopia control and OCT (retinal imaging)
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At El Segundo Eyecare we are committed to providing quality optometric services for everyone. We value our patient relationships and strive to improve your quality of life and vision wellness by offering exemplary service and quality products. Dr. Rosales and staff are a close-working team dedicated to delivering personalized care tailored to your lifestyle and vision needs.
Our office is located in beautiful Downtown El Segundo on pedestrian-friendly Main Street. Dr. Steven Rosales opened El Segundo Eyecare in 2007 and he is happy to serve the people of this quaint town and its neighboring communities.
With Dr. Rosales you will receive a friendly and professional service during your eye examination.
The doctor will thoroughly evaluate your vision and ocular health and answer any questions you may have about your eyesight. He will then make recommendations on how best to maintain or to improve your eye health based upon your individual needs. If vision correction is required, Dr. Rosales will prescribe glasses, fit contact lenses, or refer LASIK consultation.
After your exam, our optical staff will guide you in selecting the most fashionable and functional eyewear for your prescription and taste. We want to ensure that you are seeing the best you can and confident about your selection. If you have any benefits questions you need answered, be assured that we are knowledgeable about interpreting insurance coverage that may need to be explained.
Dr. Steven Rosales is a lifelong South Bay local. He was born in Torrance and raised in Manhattan Beach. After attending Mira Costa High School he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in physiological optics. He then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. Rosales has been practicing optometry for 24 years, and is a member of the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the South Bay Optometric Society. Some of his favorite activities, outside of being an optometrist, are surfing, going to concerts, hiking, camping and gardening. He enjoys coaching AYSO soccer for his two boys and teaches beekeeping for the 4-H South Bay Chapter. Dr. Rosales can also communicate in Spanish during an eye exam.
Together with his wife Christine, the duo will become like family to you.
Our office is happy to accept new patients. Call to book an appointment. 310.615.9941
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which insurance plans do you take?
El Segundo Eyecare accepts most major vision and medical (PPO) insurance plans as well as a number of vision discount plans. Flexible spending and HSA accounts may also be used to pay for services and products.
What is vision insurance?
Vision insurance is used for services related to determining your prescription, when we perform your contact lens examination, and for when you purchase eyeglasses and/ or contact lenses. Plans may have a fixed schedule of copays for services and materials, a fixed dollar amount to contribute (called an allowance), or they may provide a flat discount. Many plans also offer additional benefits for prescription sunwear and laser vision correction. Most plans will cover eyeglasses OR contact lenses, but some employers offer secondary coverage so you can receive full benefits when you purchase both. Plan benefits can either renew on the first of the year, or an insurance-specified time from the last service date.
What is medical insurance?
Medical insurance is used for ocular (eye related) medical services and exams. Diabetic eye exams, as well as office visits related to eye injuries, infections, and irritations. Make sure to bring your medical insurance card with you to your appointments. Most medical insurance plans consider optometrists to be specialists, so for office visits you should expect to pay the Specialist CoPay at the time of your visit.
Do you offer Vision Discount Programs or Office Discounts?
You may have a medical insurance plan or a savings group membership that offers a vision discount program to subscribers. Savings with these programs are modest but worth looking into. We suggest that you call your medical insurance Member Services department and ask if they offer any discounts on routine vision services and materials. If you do qualify for a vision discount program, please inform us of the program when scheduling your appointment. We honor most nationally-recognized discount programs.
Our office also offers certain discounts to qualifying patients and purchases. We’ll be sure to calculate in these discounts when totaling your order.
Do you offer Flexible Spending/ Health Savings Accounts?
Eye exams and prescription eyewear/ contact lenses qualify for Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account dollars. These accounts can be combined with other vision coverage, so make sure to let your optician know that you are using your flex spend or HSA money and we’ll provide a detailed receipt for submission. If you have extra money left at the end of the year, why not use it for a great pair of prescription sunglasses?
What services do you provide?
We're your one stop center for all your eyecare needs. We offer comprehensive eye exams for all ages and contact lens fitting for soft disposable or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. We also provide LASIK and cataract surgery co-management and ocular health issues such as pink eye and allergies. In addition, we offer myopia control to slow the progression of near-sightedness.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Please bring any current eyeglasses and/or contact lenses or boxtops. If you have the actual prescription that is helpful too. During this pandemic please also wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to your appointment.
Should I wear my contacts or glasses to my appointment?
If you are wanting to renew a contact lens prescription, ideally please wear your contacts to your appointment. That way the doctor can evaluate how your current lenses are working for you. If you have run out of contact lenses do not worry because we can always provide you with the trial lenses or order you some trial lenses if necessary.
Do you sell eyewear and contacts?
Yes, we carry high end to budget frames to suit your taste and lifestyle. Our designer frame lines are authentic and carry a one year warranty against manufacturer’s defects. For those who wear contact lenses, we have a vast selection of disposable lenses that the doctor could recommend. We also offer rigid gas permeable lenses and multifocal lenses, depending on your needs. Please be sure to let the doctor know if you are having issues such as dry eye.
What are your lens options?
We carry an array of lens to fit your needs.
Anti-reflective (AR) Coating – Eliminates reflections such as the halo effects from nighttime driving and from computer monitors, and glare from the lenses that may cause eyestrain and headaches. As an added bonus it makes for clearer lenses, allowing other people to see your eyes more clearly.
High Index Lenses – Reduces thickness of lenses for higher prescriptions (No more Coke bottle lenses!).
Multi-focal Lenses – Bifocal, trifocal, or no-line progressive lenses.
Photochromic or Transitioning Lenses – Crystals in the lenses are activated by the sun then darken to change into sunglasses.
Polarized Lenses – Tinted, glare-reducing lenses commonly used in sunglasses to sharpen clarity.
Progressive Lenses – No-line multifocal lenses.
Scratch Coating – Adds durability to regular plastic lenses. However, this does not imply that the lenses are scratch-proof and will never get scratched.
Is there parking?
Yes, we are right next to a public parking lot and there is plenty of free street parking.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
Due to the current pandemic we prefer that you come alone to your appointment if possible. We have removed most chairs in our waiting area. This is for your safety and the safety of our staff. We are trying our best to minimize contact among people in order to do our part in keeping everyone healthy. A guardian may accompany a minor or elderly patient.
How do I contact you?
Email us at anytime at or call us at 310-615-9941