Dr. Keith Wan (left) and Dr. Jay Mashouf in their newly renovated Scripps Poway Eyecare. (photo by John Gregory)
Scripps Poway Eyecare celebrates 20 years
Scripps Poway Eyecare is hoping to help their patients see 20/20 in 2020.
After an extensive renovation, Scripps Poway Eyecare, 10549 Scripps Poway Parkway in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace shopping center, will host its grand re-opening event on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The renovation provides the practice with more exam rooms and the ability to continue their myopia research and clinical trials.
Dr. Keith Wan and Dr. Jay Mashouf, classmates atUniversity of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, will celebrate 20 years of their practice in Scripps Ranch this year. Wan opened the practice in 2000, with Mashouf joining in 2003. The doctors have grown the practice along with the growth of the community. In addition to taking care of families in the community, it is also a goal to further the practice’s research, Wan said.
“One of the clinical trials we are doing right now is an eye drop that has shown to reduce the progression of nearsightedness, also known as myopia reduction,” Wan explained. “It’s just amazing to be part of optometry right now. And, to potentially change the course of eye care has been a dream come true for both myself and Dr. Mashouf.”
In addition to the practice’s research, another specialty at Scripps Poway Eyecare is assisting patients who are difficult to fit with contact lenses, Wan said. He attributes this to taking the time with patients to understand their needs in addition to researching a variety of contact lenses on the market. Their office has access to many specialty lenses that may not be readily available at other optometry offices.
“A lot of patients say, ‘Oh, I can never wear contacts.’ They can. It’s just that they haven’t been to a place where they have specialty lenses or that have taken the time to fit the contact,” Wan said.
Patient exam spots are scheduled for 30 minutes versus the typical 10 to 15-minute exams at other locations. Wan said he prides himself on building relationships with his patients and caring for families year after year.
Scripps Ranch resident Jeri Demner has been one of Wan’s patients for 15 years.
“He is unequivocally the best practitioner I have dealt with over all these years. He is well educated on all aspects of optometry … He keeps up with new advances and is very personable, caring and reassuring when problems arise,” Demner said. “He has guided me through a few vision bumps along the road, and I am beyond pleased with the outcome.”
The Scripps Poway Eyecare team’s grand opening event will welcome all Scripps Ranch community members. The event will have a taco truck and several raffle prizes including Maui Jim and Oakley sunglasses. By coming to the event, attendees will receive one raffle ticket, and if an appointment is booked, attendees will receive 10 raffle tickets. The team is also offering free thin and light lenses, a $250 value, with any purchase of a glasses frame as part of their grand re-opening event. For more information about Scripps Poway Eye Care, visit scrippseyecare.com.