Low Vision Specialist California LA

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Dr. Harold Ashcraft

8735 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles,
CA 90045

Located in Westchester, California, Dr. Harold Ashcraft serves as a low vision specialist to the partially sighted residents of Los Angeles County. His practice covers a range of cities such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley as well as Encino, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, and Burbank.

After earning two Bachelor of Science degrees with Honors, and his Doctor of Optometry degree with Distinction from Southern California College of Optometry, he went on to receive specialized low vision post-doctoral training with the renowned Dr. Richard Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O. Currently a member of an elite group of low vision specialists, Dr. Ashcraft serves as a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists.

Dr. Ashcraft is committed to helping patients of all ages with the vision issues caused by conditions such as albinism, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and Stargadt’s disease. With the goal of returning a patient’s independence by improving their vision and therefor their quality of life, Dr. Ashcraft sets his objectives to helping people to regain the ability to read, write, watch tv, see the faces of loved ones, and even drive.

Dr. Ashcraft became aware of the issues of low vision during his time in optometry school and completed an internship at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica, California. As the class valedictorian, he was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.

As a member of many rewarding organizations like the Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Sigma Kappa honor societies as well as the American, California, and Los Angeles County Optometric Societies, he has gone on to receive many awards and scholarships such as:

  • Ava Custos Oculi Award for outstanding achievement in contact lens studies
  • Bertram Roberts Award for expertise in ocular pathology and special testing
  • Bernell Scholarship Award
  • Tri-Counties Award
  • American Optometric Society Award
  • Herbert Dixon Award

Pride in his skills keeps Dr. Ashcraft up to date on the most recent changes and developments for the vision impaired patients he works with. He enjoys offering independence to those who have been told there is nothing more that can be done for their vision.

When people come to him and say they’ve been told their prescription glasses can not be made any stronger, Dr. Ashcraft is able to help with the aid of specialty low vision magnification options such as spectacle telescopes, microscopes, and glasses, as well as other forms of the latest in technology.

When he is not working with patients, Dr. Ashcraft enjoys spending time with his ever-growing family- his wife Kelly, their seven children, and eight grandchildren. He also enjoys reading, traveling and learning about various new topics.

You can visit his website at 

www.lowvisionlosangeles.com or call for a FREE phone consultation to see if Dr. Ashcraft can help you or a loved one regain their independence.


Dr. Peter DeGraziano is a Low Vision trained optometrist and is a fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS). He is passionate about helping patients suffering with vision loss. Through the use of specialized custom eyeglasses, devices, and vision therapy, Dr. DeGraziano helps Low Vision patients enjoy activities which have become difficult or impossible because of sight-limiting diseases (such as Macular Degeneration). With his help, many of Dr. DeGraziano’s patients are able to achieve goals such as reading, watching TV, and even safely driving automobiles.

Dr. DeGraziano was the recipient of several scholarships for his graduate studies, including a full academic scholarship from the United States Navy. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he completed four clinical externships with concentrations in diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, refractive surgery, and pre-and post-operative care, pediatric eye care, and primary care. In 2001, he obtained a Doctorate in Optometry, graduating with Academic Honors. Thereafter, he proudly served as an officer and optometrist in the Navy. He feels privileged to have been trained in Low Vision care by the founder and president of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) and is honored to have the opportunity to work with and enhance the lives of patients with vision loss.

When not working, Dr. DeGraziano enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. For exercise, he swims, hikes, and bikes beautiful San Diego County.

Dr. DeGraziano is committed to finding ways to improve his patients’ vision and invites anyone with Low Vision to call and discuss their situation.

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