Dr. Harold Ashcraft
Phone: (888) 345-6299
Serving the partially sighted in all of Los Angeles County including the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley cities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Glendale and Burbank.
Dr. Ashcraft is committed to helping low vision and partially sighted patients of all ages do the visual tasks they most want to do such as reading, seeing faces, watching television, driving, playing cards, writing, and enjoying live theater.
Most of Dr. Ashcraft’s patients have been told the nothing more could be done for them and that their glasses could not be made any stronger. But with recent developments in special magnifying low vision glasses, spectacle telescopes and microscopes as well as other new technology, hope is within reach.
Dr. Ashcraft’s goal is to improve the quality of life by improving vision and helping the partially sighted to be more independent so that they can have the life they have dreamed of. Common conditions that Dr. Ashcraft helps with are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, albinism, and Stargardt’s disease.
Dr. Ashcraft is located in Westchester, California, a part of Los Angeles just north of LAX airport. His office serves all of Los Angeles County stretching from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica to the end of the San Fernando Valley including the cities of Encino, Burbank, Glendale, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Northridge, Thousand Oaks and everything in between.
Dr. Harold Ashcraft has received two Bachelor of Science Degrees with Honors as well as his Doctor of Optometry Degree with Distinction (1984) from Southern California College of Optometry. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Sigma Kappa honor societies. He is also a member of the American, California and Los Angeles County Optometric Societies.
Dr. Ashcraft has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the Ave Custos Oculi Award for outstanding achievement in contact lens studies, the Bertram Roberts Award for expertise in ocular pathology and special testing, the Bernell Scholarship Award, the Tri-Counties Award, the American Optometric Society Award, and the Dr. Herbert Dixon Award. As valedictorian of his class, he was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.
Dr. Ashcraft was introduced to low vision while in optometry school. He did an internship at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Ashcraft received special post-doctoral training in Low Vision with renowned Low Vision Diplomat Dr. Richard Shuldiner, O.D, F.A.A.O. and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, an elite group of low vision doctors.
Dr. Ashcraft and his wife Kelly have seven children and eight grandchildren with more to come. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, and is interested in just about everything.