Jodi Shepard,OD

Vision plays an important part in how you interact with others and the world around you. An optometrist can help guarantee the healthy functioning of your eyes. If you are having vision problems or are simply seeking an eye examination in Hayward, CA, Dr. Jodi Shepard and the rest of our staff is ready to assist you.

Understanding Vision Problems

Many conditions can affect your vision. Two common problems are myopia, which affects the way you see things at a distance, and hyperopia, which reduces your ability to read or see close objects. Cataracts are marked by a clouding of the lens of the eye, affecting vision at any distance. Glaucoma affects the optic nerve and greatly reduces your ability to see clearly. Macular degeneration, which is often a consequence of the natural aging process, results in a general deterioration of the optic nerve that transmits images to the brain. Our eye doctor will assess your eyes to determine the underlying causes of your poor eyesight and treating them accordingly.

The Role of an Optometrist

Optometrists are eye care professionals who perform vision examinations,  administer medications, and to take corrective actions that do not involve major surgery. Their services include the fitting of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists have years of undergraduate and medical training and receive degrees in doctors of optometry. Various forms of eye care date back thousands of years, with optometry becoming an established field in the early 20th century.

What to Expect from a Family Eye Doctor 

Our optometrist will perform several tests to determine visual acuity. These tests include the discerning of letters and from up close. Other tests determine one's peripheral, or side, vision. Additionally, an optometrist can dilate the pupils, making it possible to look inside and check for anomalies. Our family eye doctor can evaluate your vision and help you to better understand any problems you may be experiencing. Examinations can also detect underlying health problems, including diabetes and cancer.   

The Importance of Quality Eye Care

There are plenty of things you can do to help maintain your vision. These include the avoidance of smoking, the wearing of sunglasses in bright outdoor settings, and eating foods that promote eye health. Regular vision examinations are necessary to keep your eyes healthy and detect eyesight issues as they emerge. Dr. Jody Shepard has years of experience performing such exams for residents of Hayward, CA, and the surrounding areas. For more information about our eye care services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (510) 921-5242.

My Mission 

My mission is to show my passion for health and wellness, to provide accurate prescriptions and high tech evaluations and to educate my patients on the results.

  • Stellar staff and physicians. They’re friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and thorough in providing vision care services. All social distancing protocol measures are in place and enforced. At no time did I feel unsafe or unsure -which means a lot in 2020. I am very happy with the services/products I received.

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  • I really loved my eye exam, and it was all because of my O.D. She is an amazing doctor. She's happy, she's kind, and she explains things perfectly as far as what's needed for your eyes. I enjoyed my visit.

  • Always a pleasure getting my glass prescription with Dr. Jodi Shepard. She's very informative and seems to know all the questions I need to know regarding my vision health. The office is clean and sanitary which is a very welcoming especially in this pandemic.

  • She educated me on what was happening with my eyes. Made me feel comfortable. And best took digital pictures of my eyes.

  • Outstanding professional friendly help from everyone we interacted with. My mother's bifocals broke at 10 am and was able to get an appt. the same day at 5 pm to see Dr. Shepard. Picked out a pair of frames and was able to pick up her new glasses the very next day.

Our Location

Hours of Operation

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

No Doctor

Wednesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
No Doctor
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm