Worried about the Coronavirus?

As a health care facility, Marina Del Rey Optometry, has always taken care to disinfect instruments to avoid the spread of viruses. The Coronavirus reminds us that there is a difference between disinfecting and sterilizing. Marina Del Rey Optometry is big advocate for single use contact lenses. Since each lens is sterile, there is less chance of infection. We are not saying this prevents all infections, but it does decrease the incidence.

Being so close to LAX, we have to be aware of the increased risk of possible exposure to the Coronavirus.

As you are aware from recent news reports, there is a confirmed case of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Orange County.

Our patient's and team's health is our utmost concern and top priority. Our team continues to monitor their health, as well as practicing preventive care as one would during flu season:

Additional preventive measures:

Important points to consider:

For ore information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the following website:

Kristine Kobayashi, OD Kristine Kobayashi, OD Kris Kobayashi, O.D. completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Kobayashi has specialized training in low vision and hospital-based optometry. She obtained her license to utilize pharmaceutical agents in the state of California in 1997. She discovered her passion for eye care when she got her first pair of glasses in 4th grade. When she is not in the office or at a continuing education meeting, she is spending time with her husband, Randy and 2 kids. She enjoys volunteering for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and at the Orange County Ronald McDonald house.

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