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10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
*Saturday morning hours by appointment only*
After Hours Emergency Contact Info:
If it is urgent that you reach Dr. Elman after business hours call the office using either local or toll-free number above. During recorded announcement press 0 (zero) to connect to Dr. Elman's cell phone/pager.
Location & Mail Info:
Dr. John W. Elman
1431 7th Street, Suite 101,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dr. Elman's optometry office is located in downtown Santa Monica at 1431 7th St, on the east side of 7th St., across the street from the Santa Monica fire station, 1 block west of Lincoln Blvd, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd, and 1/2 block south of the Santa Monica Public Library; it is a short walk to the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place Mall, and restaurants, but just 2 blocks north of the Lincoln Bl off ramp and on ramp to the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10). See paragraphs below and to left for information about hours, parking, public transportation, handicap access, online feedback, online registration and emergency contact instructions.
FREE PARKING: There are a number of free 2 hour parking places on 7th Street in front of the Dr. Elman's office. There is also free parking offered by Dr. Elman to his patients in a single parking space in the small lot behind the building (access through alley from either Boadway or Santa Monica Blvd; park in front of sign on the 1431 building designated "Dr Elman patients only"; use building directory call box intercom (located to right of garage door) to dial suite "101" for us to open pedestrian door. If phone plays recorded message we are busy on another call--either try again or walk around to front of building.
MORE PARKING: If the free spaces are taken public parking is available for 50 cent per 1/2 hour in the Santa Monica Public Library building on the northwest corner of Santa Monica Blvd and 7th St, with entrance on west side of 7th St., 1/2 block north of Dr. Elman's office. The library has over 500 parking spaces and attendants will make change when you leave (no need to pre-pay and worry as you do with meters). You can park all day for maximum charge of $5.00. Although there are metered parking spaces on adjacent streets we recommend you avoid the short-term metered parking spaces at the corners unless you are just stopping to pickup glasses or contact lenses.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (www.BigBlueBus.com) and LA Metro (www.MTA.net) bus stops close by on corners of Broadway and 6th St and Santa Monica Blvd near 7th St.
HANDICAP ACCESS: Building is wheel chair accessible through front door on 7th St. Handicapped Parking is available in ground level garage from alley behind building--access through alley with entrance on Santa Monica Blvd or Broadway and either use intercom at garage door to dial suite 101 to call for assistance to enter building (if driver is not the handicapped person) or call 310-395-5550 from your cell phone while in your vehicle. If you receive recorded message we are on another line. Try again in a minute. Do not leave unattended vehicle in front of garage door. When garage door opens you will see "Handicapped Parking" straight ahead, next to Dr.Elman's back door.
Printable Patient Forms -- Expedite your exam visit by filling out registration and Medical History forms beforehand. You can download forms click here. If you book appointment on line using Zocdoc you can fill out the forms online, and they will be in your file when you arrive at our office.
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Office is closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and on Saturdays unless appointments have been prescheduled. It is always best to call for appointment. Voice mail messages are monitored when office is closed and are returned promptly.