Welcome to Dr. Gary D. Polan
Your Optometrist in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Call us at 310-459-0055 today.

Welcome to Dr. Gary D. Polan in Pacific Palisades. Dr. Gary Polan and our team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam appointment at our Pacific Palisades office.

Dr. Gary D. Polan is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout Southern California come to Dr. Gary D. Polan because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Polan and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Dr. Gary D. Polan, we will be happy to explain any procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Dr. Gary D. Polan, we will work with several vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Polan and our staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Pacific Palisades area. We offer  the following services: comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, orthokeraology, vision therapy, visual perceptual therapy, sports vision, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative refractive surgery care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Pacific Palisades office at 310-459-0055.

At Dr. Gary D. Polan, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at 310-459-0055 

Dr. Polan was a featured guest on Dr. Klapper's Weekend Warrior Radio Show discussing Vision Therapy and Sports Therapy. The show is available on ESPN LA podcast July 15,2017 first hour. On November 28,2018 he was interview by Lynda Huey from Meet The Doctors. You can listen to his podcast on MeetTheDoctorsPodcast.com [1] , where he discusses his career and expertise.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Polan has superior knowledge and skills in the field of vision-correcting laser surgery."
    David A. Wallace, M.D. / Santa Monica, CA

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Pacific Palisades Office

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appt.

Sunday:

Closed

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