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At Avant Eyes Optometry, we are passionate about patient education. We believe that you are your own best advocate when empowered with knowledge and answers to your curiosities about eye care. And we have those answers! Dr. Kataria will share her knowledge on topics such as medical eye care, night driving vision, contact lens care, dry eye, how to recognize an eye-related emergency, and more! Remember to check back frequently for updated topics.


Dr Kataria was voted #5 Newsweek's Top Eye Doctors 2022 and #1 Eye Doctor in California!

Dr. Kataria was voted #5 in Newsweek's Top Eye Doctors 2022 and #1 Eye Doctor in California!


Dr. Kataria was featured in Women in Optometry

Dr Kataria was featured in Women in Optometry recently as she documents her journey to entrepreneurship.


Career Driven By Love Of Medical Eye Care

Dr. Kataria had the privilege to talk to Women in Optometry before she became a practice owner, to share her journey as a medically-focused optometrist. She now serves on the Editorial Board for Women in Optometry and advocates for women in the profession through spreading awareness and education.


Best foods for eye health

You may often wonder which foods are beneficial to maintain good eye health and prevent future eye disease. Our favorite way to put this is: “Eat the rainbow.”


How to prevent digital eye strain in children

We live in a very digitally-oriented world, and our children are becoming more acquainted with digital screens, especially owing to recent virtual learning.


Up Close With Hardeep K. Kataria, OD, FAAO

Dr. Kataria was featured in Modern Optometry.


Why is your vision blurry when driving at night?

You may have noticed that your vision is only blurry when you drive at nighttime, but during the day you feel you see well. There are multiple causes for this, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, uncorrected refractive error (do you need glasses?) and most commonly, dry eye disease.


What is the difference between a pediatric vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam?

Generally, vision screenings detect overt vision problems such as drastically reduced vision abnormal pupillary light reflexes, leukocoria or eye muscle imbalances.


What is myopia?

Myopia is synonymous with near sightedness, meaning you can see at near but have difficulty at the distance without correction. This typically develops at a young age, during childhood, when the body and the eyes are growing.


How to manage dry eyes if you are considering cataract or LASIK surgery

The integrity of the ocular surface plays an important role in the success of cataract and refractive surgery. Treatment of dry eye disease (DED) is becoming an integral part of primary eye care, and optometrists are poised perfectly to initiate treatments for DED in a primary eye care setting.


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