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The "Doctor's Doctor" Westlake Village, Beverly Hills, Camarillo, San Luis Obispo, Encino, Simi Valley

It’s common for people to hear the words ‘laser eye surgery’ and think only ‘LASIK’. While LASIK is by far ‘king’ of laser eye surgery as we know it, there are a multitude of other extremely safe and effective options available today. Before we get…

A common misconception is the unquestioning belief that contacts are far safer than a laser eye surgery like LASIK.  In reality, this is just not true– contacts can pose some serious risks to your eye health if not used properly. Contact Lens Risks Infection and…

Can I still have eye surgery even though I am nursing? While nursing mothers were excluded from LASIK and ICL FDA trials because of the theoretical risk of change in prescription after hormones change when nursing is discontinued, I have performed countless vision correction procedures…

High prescription doesn’t count you out as a candidate for laser eye surgery. With modern technology, virtually any prescription can be corrected, including extremely high prescriptions. The average patient (meaning nearsighted) I perform LASIK on is 3.00 diopters. For high prescriptions, lens surgery (ICL or…

My prescription is too low to have surgery This is another common misnomer. Any patient with any prescription who is dependent on glasses or contacts to see is a candidate for surgery. Just because the prescription is low does not eliminate you as a candidate. Only you can…

I am too old to have vision correction surgery? Just like the dog that isn’t too old to learn a new trick or two, no one is too old for vision correction surgery. The oldest patient I have done LASIK/PRK on is eighty-eight; the oldest I…

I am too young to have vision correction surgery? “You’re never too young to fall in love,” goes an old saying. When it comes to vision correction surgery, however, there is a standard I adhere to. In normal circumstances, I will perform vision correction surgery…

Myth: My Prescription Is Not Stable While I will not perform surgery on patient whose prescription is not stable, many patients come to me with the mistaken belief that their prescription isn’t stable. Stability is defined as one diopter or less of change in the prescription over…

Myth: Vision correction surgery is not stable Every surgery I perform, whether lens- or laser-based, involves a permanent change in the vision and is typically stable long-term. After the early to midtwenties, a patient’s prescription remains relatively stable, with the exception of the expected loss of accommodation…

What you can expect with your recovery after vision correction surgery. A 3 part series. Recovery time after vision correction surgery varies based on the procedure, but in general, return of full vision is very quick. With LASIK surgery your vision will be improved almost immediately after surgery,…

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