Bold Optometry Services

Eye Exams

New technology and procedures have helped optometrists deliver the highest level of care. At Bold Optometry, we combine new technology and award winning customer for an overall experience focused on our patients.

Dr. Michael Bold will customize each visit to you and cater to your vision needs. Using a variety of techniques, to achieve the best results and listening to you,  we as a team want you to get the most out of your visit. Dr. Bold is an industry proven optometrist and has experienced a wide array of optometric issues.

Here are a few eye and vision tests that Dr. Michael S. Bold believes you are likely to encounter during a routine comprehensive eye exam:

Visual Acuity Tests

Among the first tests performed in a comprehensive eye exam are visual acuity tests that measure the sharpness of your vision. Dr. Michael S. Bold explains that these usually are performed using a projected eye chart to measure your distance visual acuity and a small, hand-held acuity chart to measure your near vision.

Color Blindness Test

A screening test that checks your color vision often is performed early in a comprehensive eye exam to rule out color blindness. Dr. Michael S. Bold goes on to note that in addition to detecting hereditary color vision deficiencies, color blind tests also can alert your eye doctor to possible eye health problems that may affect your color vision.

Cover Test

While there are many ways for your eye doctor to check how your eyes work together, Dr. Michael S. Bold believes that the cover test is the simplest and most common. During a cover test, your eye doctor will have you focus on a small object across the room and then he or she will cover each of your eyes alternately while you stare at the target. While doing this, Dr. Michael S. Bold will assess whether the uncovered eye must move to pick up the fixation target, which could indicate strabismus or a more subtle binocular vision problem that could cause eye strain or amblyopia ("lazy eye"). The test is then repeated up close. And there are many more tests which Dr Bold will perform as necessary or you request.

Dilation Eye Exams

This eye test is most necessary for those people who are at the highest risk of developing eye disease. Your optometrist will inform you if you are potentially one of those people and will recommend a pupil dilation eye exam.


To make your pupils dilate the eye doctor will add a few drops into your eyes, once these take effect the optometrist will be able to examine the internal structure of each eye. A variety of equipment will be used during the exam.


As your pupils become dilated you will be more sensitive to light than usual. The drops usually take effect within 20-30 minutes, so you will have a little wait before the tests can begin.


Be aware that the drops take a number of hours to wear off therefore it is important to remember to bring sunglasses with you to help compensate for the sentitivity to light following your test.


Dr. Bold offers pre-operative and post operative consults for patients who may require Lasik eye surgery in La Palma. During your initial consultation he will assess your eyes and determine the most likely outcomes from your surgery based. Your medical history and the potential benefits and small risk of complications will be discussed with you so that you can make the best decision for YOU.


During the post operative phase of treatment he will follow up with you to make sure that you are having a great recovery and will be available to assist with any questions you may have.


What is LASIK Surgery and how does it work?


Also known as Laser-assisted in situ Keratomilieusis is the full medical term for this procedure. 96% of patients achieve great results that mean contact lenses and glasses may not be required. The cornea is re-shaped during the operation which allows the brain to process light at the back of the eye. Vision is improved as a result.


What is Lasik Surgery used to treat?


Chronic eye trouble such as Hyperopia, Myopia, Hypertropia, Presbyopia and Astigmatism are all treated using Lasik eye surgery.


Will it be painful?


The eye is numbed before surgery therefore the procedure should be painless or almost painless.


How will Lasik surgery benefit me?


You will no longer require glasses or contact lenses - you will also be able to wear sunglasses without affecting your vision.


And the risks?


When carried out by a skiilled Lasik Surgeon the chances of complications should be miniscule. The possible effects re infection, slipped flaps, dry-eye, halo vision are possible and loss of vision (though) highly unlikely.

Macular Degeneration Screening

What is Macular Degeneration?


Macular Degeneration is often referred to as ARMD or AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) as it is found most often in older people.

Part of the eye's retina, the Macular enables focus and centralization of vision when performing everyday tasks. As the Macular degerates so the loss of central vision becomes more apparent.


There are 2 types of ARMD:



Of the two types of age-related Macular Degeneration, wet ARMD is the most severe. The Macular can become scarred by leaking blood vessels that have grown on the retinal membrane.



Dry age-related Macular Dengeration is the more common of the two and is less severe and is caused by the degeneration or death of the pigment epithelical cells of the retina.


How is ARMD treated?


There is no cure for either type however there are treatments for the symptoms and to manage the condition. Treatment will depend on which type of ARMD you have and the severity of the disease.


Macular Edema


Macular Edema is the hemorrhaging of blood vessels on the retina. This can be treated orally or with eye drops. Vision may be seriously impacted and become swollen - if these symptoms occur, please contact Dr. Bold immediately.


No matter what you are experiencing, there is always a solution. Dr. Bold will dedicate their time and their resources to making sure that you are back on your feet feeling better than ever. Being proactive with any issue is the best way to assure yourself that you are going to minimize your downtime. At Bold Optometry we are constantly pushing ourselves to make sure that we make sure that our patients know their up to date condition at every visit. We value your health and stand by our work.


We will take you through the whole entire process and ensure that you are happy with your selection and fit. Whether you intend your glasses to be a fasion statement, or a be as invisible as possible, we have a wide selection of frames that are sure to please. On top of a wide breadth of frames, we offer a variations of lenses to compliment your new style. Our team at Bold Optometry puts you first! We look forward to putting in time and effort in serving you!


Are you looking for customized eyewear to suit your own personal style?


For those that are hesitant about glasses, we can help minimize the change by selecting low profile frames. We will match your facial structure to a frame that will compliment your look, allowing for the decision to get glasses for the first time to be an easier and stress-free process.


Lens Types and Correction


We offer various options that best meet your budget,lightweight, anti-reflective or photochromatic options are also available. No matter what capacity of involvment with our office, we stand by the quality of our products and services. Our premium products include: Zeiss Progressives, Varilux Comfort/Varilux Panamic Progressives, Shamir Progressives, Teflon Anti-Reflective, and Crizal Anti-Reflective lenses.


At Bold Optometry we also offer all of the most current contact lense products available. For people that have prescriptions that require a more custom fit, we offer bifocal contacts , custom toric fits including monovision fits.


We look forward to assisting you with all of your vision needs !