Healthy Vision Month Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

May is Healthy Vision Month. Taking care of your eyes and eyesight should be a priority just like eating healthy and getting the right amount of exercise. Having healthy eyes can help keep you safe every day!

Scheduling a dilated eye exam regularly is important to check for common eye problems. If you haven’t had an exam for some time, schedule one this month. Some common eye conditions can cause vision loss and even blindness. These can include:

  • Cataracts, a clouding of the eye
  • Diabetic retinopathy, which causes damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eye
  • Glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve, often with increased eye pressure
  • Age-related macular degeneration, which gradually affects central vision

To learn more about this and see tips on how to protect your vision, click HERE.

Chapa-De’s Optometry Services

At Chapa-De, we are committed to providing you top-quality optometry services. Our optometry department is located in our Auburn health center. We offer recommended eye exams for all patients, starting with children as young as 4 years old. People who have diabetes or those over the age of 60 should have annual eye exams to check for preventable or treatable causes of blindness.

Our optometry services include:

  • Comprehensive Eye Health and Vision Examinations
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases and Vision Disorders
  • Detection of General Health Problems
  • Prescribing Glasses, Contact Lenses, and Medication
  • Performing Minor Surgical Procedures

Our Optometry team includes Tochuku Nkadi, OD, MS (Optometrist), Laura Massari, ABOC (Optician), and Loni Nofziger (Optometric Assistant). They can assist you with optometry appointments and help you with choosing frames for your glasses, ordering the glasses, and adjusting your glasses as needed.

Remember to make an appointment for your eye exam. If you have a same-day eye emergency, we will do our best to accommodate you. An appointment is also needed for frame selection, repair, or adjustment; we can often schedule these same day or next day. Please call us at (530) 887-2810.

To read more about our Optometry Department and how to schedule an appointment, click HERE.

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members