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A Commitment to Educating the Public on Blindness Prevention

Dr. David Richardson is committed to educating the public on blindness prevention. As a way of giving back to the community, Dr. Richardson gives complimentary health talks about glaucoma and cataract surgery to various groups and also treats veterans twice weekly at the VA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System.

And It is with great pride that we announce that last July 2016, Dr. Richardson was given the award, “GLA+ (Greet Listen Action Thank) EXCELLENCE in Patient Centered Care” by the VA Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System.

Currently Available Methods to Treat Open Angle Glaucoma

Adjusting the Faucet or Opening the Drain – Currently Available Methods to Treat the Plumbing Problem of Open Angle Glaucoma”- A San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society (SGVOS) Continuing Education Dinner Event – 2 hours CE on April 12, 2017.

Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

FLACS Talk Presented by Dr. David Richardson at the Joint University of Southern California (USC) – San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society (SGVOS) Annual CE Symposium on Oct 23, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Arcadia, CA. The event was attended by optometrists and Optometry students from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) and Western University of Health Sciences.

Free Glaucoma Screening at South Pasadena Health Fair

These pictures were taken at the South Pasadena Health Fair where Dr. David Richardson and his team performed free glaucoma screenings. This was held last June 8, 2016.

A Clear Vision: What’s New in Cataract Treatment? – Health Talk

Leading ophthalmologist, Dr. David Richardson, discussed several treatment options available and the latest breakthrough treatments for cataracts. This informative Health talk was held at the Community Health Education Center of the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center last May 9, 2016.


So You’ve Got a Cataract – Health Talk at Crowell Public Library

Dr. David Richardson talks about cataracts, cataract surgery, types of intraocular lenses, and laser cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery at Crowell Public Library in San Marino, CA last January 8, 2016.

San Marino Eye at South Pasadena Aging Health Fair

San Marino Eye participated in the annual South Pasadena Aging Healthy Fair last May 21, 2015. The Health Fair was held outside South Pasadena Senior Center and the Library and was attended by ~200+ seniors and family members. Around 50 companies/vendors joined the event. Dr. David Richardson, offered free glaucoma screening and consultation to attendees. He was assisted by his caring staff, Ana.

What’s New In Glaucoma Surgery

A Continuing Education course for Doctors of Optometrists presented by Dr. David Richardson. This OD CE Course [2 credit hours] was held at Green Street Tavern, Pasadena, CA last May 20, 2015. At the end of the presentation, audience participants became familiar with the main benefits and risks of currently available glaucoma treatments as well as had awareness of the most promising potential future surgical glaucoma treatments. Listen to the presentation [Video + Slides] via Slideshare.

Canaloplasty – HealthTalk at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

This was the presentation of Dr. David Richardson at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s Healthtalk last November 2014.

This presentation discussed glaucoma, glaucoma treatments, and then toward the end of clock, Dr. Richardson discussed a surgery, that although relatively new, has been the goal of surgeons for at least 50 years to achieve. 

Dinner talk, “Canaloplasty, A Newer, Safer Glaucoma Treatment”

Dinner talk on “Canaloplasty, A Newer, Safer Glaucoma Treatment”. It was well-attended and enjoyed by all. Attendees packed the Mezzanine Room at Cafe Santorini in Pasadena making the large group feel “intimate.” Two of Dr. Richardson’s canaloplasty patients generously volunteered to give personal testimonials of their surgical experience which increased the interest and participation in Dr. Richardson’s subsequent talk.

Do You Need Dr. Richardson To Speak At Your Event?

Dr. David Richardson is open to educating the public at community health fairs, assisted living facilities or senior centers located within the 5 mile radius of San Marino, California. If you are interested in inviting him to your event, please send Dr. Richardson a message with details of your event and estimated crowd size for his assessment.

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