Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
Dr. Dickson Chen’s active academic career culminated with being named Young OD of the Year in 2003 by the California Optometric Association. He turned this impressive career start into a practice that performs virtually all aspects of eye care, from identifying eye illnesses and assessing vision to pairing patients with frames. He holds a special interest in fitting eyes with contacts, extending this specialty as a clinical investigator for CooperVision. Dr. Chen is a founding member and director of the American Optometric Society, and has served on the Governing Council of the Southern California Public Health Association.
Lasik Today's six eye surgeons clear up vision with surgical procedures such as bladeless LASIK, implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, and Pterygium removal. They can improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, and treat dry eyes with the help of eye drops or watering cans. They also beautify areas around the eyes with Latisse eyelash serum and Botox or Juvéderm beauty injections and offer complimentary beverages and snacks to their patients.
When skimming Dr. Robert T. Lin’s credentials, the number 25,000 stands out. It represents how many successful refractive surgeries he has completed in his career. One can only assume that several of those tallies come from the time he spent developing Micro-LASIK, a form of laser eye surgery considered less invasive than traditional LASIK because it creates a thinner corneal flap and no longer requires eyes to answer personal questions such as “When is the last time you had direct contact with a contact?” Dr. Lin founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 and has since added an equally as skilled staff of fellow eye doctors who specialize in refractive eye surgery procedures, cataracts, Ortho-K, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative eye care.
Because 20/10 is paperless, patients don't spend hours in the waiting room filling out forms or wondering how to fold their bill into a paper crane. In lieu of waiting, behold the office's cutting-edge and state-of-the-art equipment, which amuses more than any old issue of Homely House Magazine. After receiving a careful diagnosis from experienced and passionate Dr. Eileen Chang, peruse a wide selection of stylish lenses to adjust your line of sight accordingly (lenses start at $90). Wrap newly convex or concave light-benders with sleek new frames, which start at $130 and come in a variety of designer options. Equip your peepers with the pure pounded cool of the Dior 3156 ($405), the undoubtedly glowing Gucci 2786 ($360), the geek-chic Giorgio Armani 502 ($315), or the bold Juicy Couture Drama Queen ($180).
After opening their first store in Anaheim in 1993, the grocery gurus behind Super King Markets noticed the globe-spanning diversity of their customer base. This keen insight led them to stock shelves with brands from across the world and around the corner, a policy which helped them win LA Weekly's Best Ethnic Deli Counter of 2009, Best Place to Buy Nutella of 2010, and Best Palace of Cheap Produce of 2011. Now expanded to five locations, the store still fills each outpost with fruits and vegetables, quality meats and private-label seafood, and an assortment of shells in the mixed-nut bar. Staff members behind the service deli weigh imported salamis, caviar, and cheeses for their upcoming high-school wrestling matches, and clerks in the liquor aisle dole out advice on each spirited beverages. Additionally, the Los Angeles, Altadena, and Claremont locations invite shoppers to linger longer with an expansive fresh bakery.