by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney 

Providing Exceptional Eye Care to the Community

“Unfortunately, most eye diseases are silent and have nothing to do with how a person sees,” stated Dr. Puneh Baha, owner of Wink Optometry & Eyewear. If that statement wasn’t enough to get you in for an eye exam, maybe this will: Dr. Baha – a Board Certified optometrist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease – has attested to diagnosing troubling illnesses such as hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and hypertension, through a simple eye exam. “The eyes are the window to your soul,” noted Dr. Baha. “I want to stress the importance of yearly eye exams for adults. Children should have an eye examination as early as age three.”

mp_wink_main_punehDr. Baha’s passion for optometry developed when she was eight years old and had her first eye exam. “I recall receiving my first pair of eyeglasses and being able to finally see the leaves on trees,” recalled Dr. Baha. “Before that, I thought leaves were just something imaginary in my coloring books.” Today, Dr. Baha – who has served the San Diego area for over 15 years – uses this memory as motivation in making sure each of her patients can use their eyes optimally. “Vision is how we see the world and it must be perfected,” she said. “We make sure that patients are educated about their eyes so that they understand the importance of continuous eye care.”

In addition to offering comprehensive eye exams, the practice provides such services as diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, contact lens fittings, Latisse and LASIK consultations, cataract evaluations, and pediatric exams. They utilize up-to-date digital refractive equipment to conduct eye exams, and retinal photography to diagnose and document the retina. At Wink Optometry & Eyewear, one can also find luxury brand frames and high-quality lenses in digital and non-digital forms for single vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses. “We also carry a wide variety of sunglasses,” elaborated Dr. Baha. “We only use the best products in the market and provide one to two year warranties.”

“The eyes are the window to your soul.”

It is especially important to Dr. Baha and her staff that each patient feels like a part of the Wink family. “We make sure that each patient feels right at home upon their first interaction with us,” stated Dr. Baha. “We go above and beyond to make sure each patient is taken care of…through caring, educating, and surpassing expectations.”


Name of Business: Wink Optometry & Eyewear
Owner: Dr. Puneh Baha
Manager/Optician: Maria Sidon
Years in Position: Maria – four years
Year of Establishment: 2011
Address: 2673 Via De La Valle Suite E F,
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: 858-755-9465
Description of Business: Wink Optometry & Eyewear is a full optometric practice specializing in comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, hard to fit contact lenses, elite eyewear, and cataract and LASIK consultations.