OUR LOCATION
437 S Hwy 101, Suite 103
Solana Beach, CA 92075
 

CONTACT US
858-481-7262 

 

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Extended hours and Saturday appointments are also available for your convenience
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Meet Our Doctor

 

Dr. Michael Foyle

  

Dr. Foyle loves optometry and has been serving Solana Beach for over 35 years. His passion for optometry started early in high school when a family friend offered him a part time job in one of largest and most prestigeous optometric practices in West Los Angeles. The job was to do lab work; learning about eye glass prescriptions, ordering lenses, managing lens inventory and making glasses. The Eye Doctor that he worked for was a stickler for quality and accuracy. Not only did young Michael excel in this new endeavor, he was made lab manager when he was a junior in high school. That was it, he found his life work and started on the fast tract to becoming an optometrist.

  

During his time at that practice and knowing he was going to apply to optometry school after college, many of the junior eye doctors in the practice took him under their wings and would invite Michael in the exam room when they were seeing difficult cases and interesting pathology, much like a medical intern would experience in the hospital. The senior eye doctor and practice owner was very big on patient communication and problem solving and would make sure that all of his patients were completely satisfied(the reason he had such a successful practice). This  golden rule stuck with Dr. Foyle early on and probably is the number one reason why his optometry practice has been so successful!

 

The training that Dr. Foyle received in high school was also key in obtaining early acceptance to optometry school.  With 5-6 years of practical experience, he was light years ahead of the entering optometric students with regards to practical optometry. Dr. Foyle ultimately graduated youngest in class from the Southern California College of Optometry at the age of 23. He had a great opportunity to join this large Optometric practice in LA, but he always had his heart set on living and working in North San Diego County because of the many surf trips that he made to the area while in school.

COMMUNITY ENVOLVEMENT

 

Dr. Foyle still loves North County and all that it has to offer. He donates countless volunteer hours doing vision screening in our local schools and offering free exams to the needy. He believes, that because of the computer age we now live in and the visual stress at near that are children are exposed to, annual vision exams or at least screenings by eye doctors should be perfromed yearly on all school aged children. Good vision is essential to school success. Currently, Dr. Foyle runs the Cathedral Catholic vision screening program. He has done this for over 25 years.  Recently, with VSP On Wheels,  Dr. Foyle provided almost 50 free eye exams in San Diego and VSP provided free glasses to all that were tested with this program. Coming up, Dr. Foyle is pleased to announce that he will be providing a free vision screening for Cardiff Elemenatary. If your school would like to know how to set up a free comprehensive vision screening program, call our office and we would be happy to assit you.

 

Our Staff

 

Dr. Foyle has been pleased to work with a fantastice group of loyal staff members,. We have seven staff members, of which, most have been with us for more than 20 years each. You'll find our staff to to be very knowlegable and friendly. Because no one is on a specific bonus system for selling eye wear, or lens extras, you'll find when it comes to selecting your new frames and lenses, there is absolutely no sales pressure. Our staff are experts in frame styling and selecting the perfect shape for your face. Any discussion on lens extras are only presented as possible options, so your new glasses will ultimately meet all your visual needs and perform perfectly for years to come.

 

In addition, both Dr. Foyle and the entire staff are constantly attending optometry seminars in order to stay up with the latest in technology in the optical field. You, our PATIENT, is our only concern. Staying current with the latest research in ocular pathology and treatment, high tech equipment, lens materials, coatings and designer eye wear, allows us to provide you with the best possible optometric care!