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About Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group

Office Staff PhotoOffice Staff Photo- FunnyWe are a licensed provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group’s mission:

To provide and promote exceptional primary eye care, contact lens and preventative healthcare services. To inspire trust and confidence through innovative and exemplary services, always with a personal caring attitude.

The Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group offers comprehensive vision and ocular health examinations for both adults and children. We offer a number of services such as:

  • Eye disease diagnosis and treatment (i.e. Glaucoma, Conjunctivitis, Red Eyes, etc.)
  • Systemic disease screening (i.e. High Blood Pressure)
  • Specialty contact lens services (i.e. Bifocals, Ortho-K, CRT, Keratoconus, Astigmatism, etc)
  • Laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK) pre and post-operative care

We have had the pleasure of being the primary eye care providers for over 25,000 patients. We have patients who fly in from all over the United States, as well as, the world. Places such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Washington, Hawaii, England, Spain, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and Hong Kong.

Practice History

Our optometric office was established in 1921 in the city civic center area of Downtown Los Angeles in an area known as Little Tokyo, located near well-known landmarks as City Hall, the Music Center, and Parker Center/Central Police Headquarters. The optometric practice was established by Dr. Arthur Kenzo Sugino in 1921. Dr. Kenzo Sugino was the first Japanese optometrist in the U.S and his office was located at 206 ½ S. San Pedro St. He passed away on September 4, 1958.

Dr. Kenzo Sugino was succeeded by his son, Dr. Arthur Tatsu Sugino. Dr. Art Sugino passed away in a single-engine private plane near Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, MA, along with his wife, Ruth, and their 4 children (Catherine, Victoria, Craig, and Sandra) on June 26, 1966. At the request of his surviving family, the practice was continued by Dr. Rodger T. Kame in 1966 and was later named The Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group. Dr. Kame later moved the practice to the 8th floor of an office building (Kajima building) at 250 E. 1st Street. Dr. Rodger Kame continued the practice for 34 more years until his untimely death on July 11, 2000 from renal cancer. His legacy goes on with his son, Dr. Gregory Y. Kame, who continues the excellent, professional eye care that has been provided in the Downtown Los Angeles area for nearly 100 years.

This primary eye care/specialty contact lens practice was named one of the 10 best contact lens practices in the country in 1986 by 20/20 Magazine. Known for its “cutting edge” posture in the contact lens field, L.A. EyeCare’s professional team performs clinical studies and investigations on an ongoing basis.