When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.
The experienced aestheticians at Ageless and Beautiful foster smoother dermises and slimmer waistlines with Lipomassage, also known as endermologie. During the noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment, trained hands guide dual-action rollers across problem areas to break apart fat cells. The rollers, much like a moody blowfish, employ a combination of agitation and suction designed to shrink cellulite and firm loose skin. Though not classified as a weight-loss procedure or a mammal, Lipomassage can reduce inches in addition to reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Football fans owe a thank-you to Dr. Farzad Yaghouti. The doctor's LASIK expertise made it possible for linebacker Shaun Phillips to achieve 20/15 vision, energizing the athlete?s NFL career for the foreseeable future. Dr. Yaghouti, Global Laser Vision's medical director, has performed more than 60,000 LASIK operations and lectured on the procedure at national conferences and on Fox 6 News?s San Diego Living.
The doctors at Global Laser Vision meet with patients for preliminary exams during which they discuss the pros and cons of treatments and perform numerous tests and measurements. Global Laser Vision also works to treat cataracts, and removes growths from eyes using surgical methods far more effective than simply blinking really fast.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
Led by Dr. Esfandiari, the staff at San Diego Eye Care performs eye exams for patients of all ages, from kids who need checkups to adults who suffer from dry eyes or diabetes. Their expertise doesn’t end there, though; they also fit their patients for glasses and contact lenses—including spherical, rigid gas-permeable, and multifocal contacts. For those who want to ditch their glasses altogether, the eye experts offer consultations for LASIK vision-correcting surgery.
At Motwani Lasik Institute, one of the oldest refractive practices in San Diego, Dr. Manoj V. Motwani's lasers have sharpened the vision of professional athletes, physicians, and crime fighters alike. The doctor, who has more than 15 years of experience performing refractive surgeries and has done LASIK on more than 100 physicians, corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with devices such as the Nidek and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q system lasers. Dr. Motwani also specializes in correcting past LASIK and/or RK surgeries.
"You make such an impact and a difference in people's life?it's very satisfying," Dr. Motwani says. "People get to see without those contacts or glasses as if they never needed anything at all. This can completely change the quality of someone's life."