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Welcome to La Mesa Vision Care
Your Optometrist in La Mesa, CA

Call us at (619)-466-5665 today.

We are excited to provide you professional Eye Care services in a comfortable and friendly environment. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today.

We would like to welcome you to our optometry practice. The professionals at our practice provide each patient with quality vision solutions and exceptional customer service. Our staff is experienced in all areas of vision care. Maintaining healthy eyes requires regular vision and eye exams. We look forward to serving you.

Our Services

Eye Examinations

Complete eye exams, including diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and injury

Contact Lens in Stock

Complete contact lens services, including specialty lenses and bifocal contacts.

On Site Optical Lab

We stock, generate, and edge lenses onsite in our optical lab. If we have your prescription in stock...

Low Vision experts

Low Vision? You may still be able to Read,Watch TV,or even Drive! Dr. Hixson is San Diego's premier Low Vision Specialist

Vision Therapy experts

Dr. Giles provides full scope developmental vision evaluations, vision therapy and sports vision training.


La Mesa Optometrist | La Mesa Vision Care | (619)-466-5665
8007 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942

Meet the Optometrists

Learn Who We Are

  • Thomas M. Hixson

    Dr. Hixson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1982 and was honored with the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award that same year. He is a member of the Low Vision Section of the American Optometric Association and is past president and former advisory board member of the San Diego Service Center for the Blind. He continues to assist patients at the Center for the Blind on a bi-monthly basis.Dr. Hixson practiced in Lemon Grove from 1982-1995, specializing in Low Vision Care and specialty contact lens fittings. From 1985-1995, he also served patients in Carmel Mountain and El Centro, where branch offices were opened. He was named Low Vision Specialist at the Mericos eye Institute, Scripps Memorial Hospital in 1994. And, in 1995, Dr. Hixson opened his own practice, La Mesa Vision Care Center. While serving hundreds of patients, he also has been active in contact lens investigative research, conducting ongoing research studies for the F.D.A. Since 1998, he has been a Volunteer Optometrist for the Women's Rescue Center of San Diego.A native San Diegan, Dr. Hixson has been an active member of several other organizations, including San Diego Optometric Society, the La Mesa Optimist Club (past president) and the California Optometric Association. He and his wife Sally, live near San Diego State University, where both received their undergraduate degrees.

  • Gregory Giles

    Dr. Giles graduated locally from Christian High School in El Cajon and began his undergraduate studies at Grossmont Community College. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville with a full athletic scholarship in football. Dr. Giles is currently the team optometrist for Grossmont Community College.Dr. Giles attended the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California where he graduated with special recognition. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science and a Doctor of Optometry degree from SCCO. 'My goal is to give every patient I see the best chance to succeed visually. In addition to providing general vision care and contact lens services, I want to meet the needs of those patients with very specific interests and needs. Whether it is a child with learning related vision problems, or an athlete who has a desire to perform at the highest levels of his capability, I will design treatment plans to meet each patient's specific visual needs', states Dr. Giles. Since joining La Mesa Vision Care in 2001 he also has been active with Dr. Hixson in contact lens investigative research, conducting ongoing research studies for the F.D.A.Dr. Giles lives with his wife Tiffany, daughters Marissa and Morgan, and son Trenton in La Mesa.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr Hixson is the best. He has been my doctor for almost 30 years. We moved and still drive to see him! He uses Cutting edge technology!"
    Kristi K
  • "I highly recommend La Mesa Vision Care because of the wonderful people who work there . They are like a family and treat their clients as if they were members of their family . Try them ! You will love them AND your new glasses !!"
    Marie E

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Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed