Comprehensive Eye Care:


Comprehensive eye exams are important in order to determine if you are near-sighted or far-sighted but also to examine for any ocular or systemic diseases. Dr. Peterson-Salgado has a long history of treating patients for allergies, dry eyes and ocular infections. She would like to be the first person you call when your are confronted with one of these problems. She is able to prescribe the latest in pharmaceuticals to quickly and safely clear up your problem.

Routine eye exams are also important in detecting problems like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Peterson-Salgado evaluates every single patient for ocular disease and will discuss pertinent findings with you. She has a strong referral network to ophthalmologists who will manage any disease process that is found.

Full-service optical department:


At Solana Beach Family Optometry, we strive to offer quality products and professional service. Our optical department has a wide selection of frames for men, women, and children with some of the hottest names: BCBG, Ellen Tracy, Cole Haan, Izod, Roxie, Quicksilver, Callaway, and Bolle. Our optician will work to find the right frame for your personal look and budget. We offer a cool selection of sunglasses for both sport and fashion. Don’t forget the importance of 100% UV protection!


It is our goal at Solana Beach Family Optometry to offer the most up-to-date options in lens manufacturing. Our optical lab utilizes the latest in digital lens processing which allows for the sharpest and distortion-free vision possible. We offer new designs in progressive lenses and specialty office lenses for those patients who work at a desk all day. From single vision to bifocal to progressive lenses, we will find the best lens option for you.

Contact Lenses:


Dr. Peterson-Salgado has 14 years of experience fitting both traditional and specialty contact lenses. She enjoys discussing contact lens options with patients to arrive at the best solution for each patient. She excels at fitting monovision, bifocal, disposable, rigid gas permeable, and keratoconus specialty fits. Don’t worry if you have never worn contact lenses before, Dr. Peterson-Salgado and her staff will take the time to train you how to properly care for your lenses. Please ask her if there is an option that fits your needs.

Dry Eyes:


Millions of people suffer from some degree of a dry eye condition. This occurs when there are either not enough tears produced or the tear quality is substandard. This condition is more common in women, especially those who are in menopause or post-menopause. In addition, medications for allergies, depression, hypertension, glaucoma, and sleeping aids can decrease the production of tears. Certain systemic conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and other autoimmune disorders can increase the likelihood of a dry eye condition. There are environmental causes of dry eye like extended computer use and drier weather patterns, like Santa Ana winds.


Symptoms of dry eyes include: stinging, burning, redness, itching and tearing. Many sufferers describe an increased sensitivity to wind and cold environments. Contact lens wear may be very difficult for those with dry eyes.


There are several approaches to dry eye treatment. Over the counter artificial tears is an initial yet often temporary treatment. Some mild dry eye patients may find relief in using artificial tears morning and night. If you are using them more than 3 times a day, Dr. Peterson-Salgado can recommend a better solution to your problem, including Restasis or collagen punctal occlusion.  

Children’s Vision:


Routine eye exams are an important part of every child’s development. It has been shown that 80% of what a child learns in school is processed through the visual system. The AOA recommends every child have an eye exam at age 6 months, then 3 years old, then at age 5 (prior to entering kindergarten). Don’t rely on your pediatrician or the school nurse screening to determine if your child has a vision problem. Screenings predominately target those children with near-sightedness and often miss those with far-sightedness, astigmatism, amblyopia, or problems with depth perception. These problems are much more devastating to your child’s ability to process information in the school environment. Please let us evaluate your child’s visual system and provide the necessary tools which allow them to excel academically.

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977 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite B,
Solana Beach CA 92075
(Located: Vons shopping center)
Ph: 858-259-8239
Email: drpeterson@sdeyevision.com