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Carmel Mountain Vision Care

San Diego's Leading Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Specialists Since 2000

Carmel Mountain Vision Care, located in San Diego, CA, is an FDA clinical study site for Corneal Refractive Therapy, or CRT. Our practice was one of the first in the nation to offer this revolutionary treatment, beginning in July of 2000. As a result, we have the largest number of successfully treated patients in CRT in Southern California. Our leadership and experience with CRT combined with our state-of-the-art corneal mapping instrument, the Humphrey ATLAS CT System, offer you unparalleled CRT care.

Carmel Mountain Vision Care is proud to offer the latest to our patients!

Neurolens: technology for eye strain and headache relief in the digital age

iLux: cutting-edge dry eye treatment

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Unique Optical

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses will impact your vision.

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Corneal Reshaping Therapy

Imagine correcting your vision while you sleep with safe, CRT therapeutic lenses, and enjoy great vision 24 hours a day!

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Meet Our Eye Doctors: Dr. Kevin Reeder, Dr. Barbara Bytomski, Dr. Earl Sandler, and Dr. Lori Bende


Dr. Kevin Reeder O.D.


Dr. Barbara Bytomski O.D.


Dr. Earl Sandler O.D.


Dr. Lori Bende O.D.

Meet our eye doctors in San Diego, California. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Ask Our Doctors...

Q: Are there some every day activities that can cause Dry Eye?
A: Having heaters or fans that blow in your face, not drinking enough water or eating enough fruits & vegetables, smoking, wearing contact lenses that aren't a good match for your eyes, and using a computer for a long time without remembering to blink, can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.

Q: I have a friend whose eyes are frequently overly watery. That isn't Dry Eye, is it?
A: Actually, the two biggest causes of watery eyes are allergies (usually accompanied by itching) and dry eye. There are two kinds of tears: basal and reflex tears. If you don't have enough good quality basal tears to keep the eye moist, the reflex tears (which are the crying/cutting onion tears) kick in and then you have too many tears streaming down your face! Think of it as your eyes turning on the taps to water themselves.

Q: What causes myopia?
A: Myopia is caused by a combination of environmental factors and heredity. Studies show that if we can move the focal point in front of the mid peripheral retina we can slow the progression of myopia. The increased use of cell phones and computers, as well as less time outdoors is probably a contributing factor.

Our Designer Frames

Carmel Mountain Vision Care is a full-service optical center with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients in San Diego look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you.

We’ll ensure that you put your best face forward. Enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

Dr. Sandler and his staff were outstanding and professional as always.
I have been going to CMVC for many years
and they always treated me respectfully.

-Richard, San Diego

Insurances We Accept At Carmel Mountain Vision Care

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

If you need help figuring out your coverage, we invite you to call our office for guidance before you come in for your visit. Our staff has extensive experience working with many major insurance companies and will be glad to help you understand what benefits are available for your specific case.

  • VSP
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • MES Vision
  • Medicare
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