Dr. Scott Lam administers eye exams with a focus on patient education, carefully explaining the different steps for determining a prescription and finding symptoms of damage or disease. After taking a peek at their peepers, he leads guests to the office's showroom, where he and his staff help them pick stylish frames. Instead of concentrating solely on fit, they discuss the client's tastes and lifestyle, hunting down the best match from popular brands and daring boutiques. From classic Coach and Ray-Ban frames to vintage-style specs from Mandalay in Japan, their inventory spans the fashion spectrum.
Dr. Lam also applies his expertise to services that don't focus solely on spectacles. He performs contact-lens fittings, LASIK consultations, and exams for children. Whether searching for signs of glaucoma or helping clients finally read the corny jokes inscribed on the head of every sewing pin, he prioritizes an inviting, customized style of care. Visitors are even allowed to choose from one of five languages: English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
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.
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.
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 Juv?derm beauty injections and offer complimentary beverages and snacks to their patients.
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.
Dr. Lori Moore, a refractive-surgery specialist and the founder of NuVision Laser, reshapes corneas and sharpens eyesight with traditional LASIK surgery. Before submitting their peepers to the laser's beams, patients come in for a consultation and 20 minutes of preliminary testing to determine candidacy, then again for one–two hours of pre-op examination and competitive staring contests. On surgery day, topical anesthetic drops numb the eyeball before a microsurgical procedure cuts open a flap in the cornea. Dr. Moore then uses a laser to reshape the corneal surface and replaces the flap, with total time under the laser amounting to about one minute. Patients return the next day for a post-op exam and a triumphant glasses-smashing ceremony.