La Jolla Optique's friendly and informed team of eye specialists will start by deducing the current condition of your ocular apparatus with a comprehensive eye exam. Using the latest technology and his years of experience, Dr. Damian Ploof will determine how to sharpen your vision without sharpening it to the point where you can glimpse the chittering eldritch entities that exist just beyond the veil of our reality.
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.
Dr. Shervin Alborzian helms the Eye Center of La Jolla, where laser-powered iLASIK surgery updates the original LASIK procedure to sharpen vision for 99% of patients. A pre-operation consultation ensures a patient’s candidacy for the procedure, with the typical iLASIK candidate donning glasses or contacts to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or seeing friends as hamburgers during periods of intense hunger. Dr. Alborzian then performs the surgery using only lasers, which boosts procedural safety. Boasting a 3-D mapping system, the now-bladeless surgery customizes itself to the layout and secret passageways ensconced in each pair of eyes. Afterwards, as research charts, 99% of patients achieve their intended level of correction. This Groupon also includes post-op visits one day, one week, six weeks, and six months after the surgery, and, if patients own a time machine, six hours before.
With more than 20 years of experience enhancing eyeballs with laser technology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman helps clear up fuzzy views with a compassionate approach and high-tech tools. Lasik surgery is the most-performed laser vision-correction procedure for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, with a high rate of procedures resulting in clear vision. In a Lasik procedure, the doctor reshapes the cornea with highly precise lasers so that the eye refracts light directly onto the retina, sharpening the eye’s vision. Very similar to Lasik, PRK surgery reshapes the surface of the cornea, rather than tissue under the corneal flap, to improve vision in the same way that Lasik does. The PRK procedure can be a better fit for those with thin corneas, large pupils, or a risk of injury on the job or while participating in sports.
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.
Dr. Tania Stevens has been administering eye exams for more than 15 years. She doesn't just pinpoint prescriptions—during comprehensive checkups at Optometry Cabana, Dr. Stevens also uses equipment such as retinal cameras and computerized systems to screen for ocular health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. She's happy to answer any questions you might have about anything from LASIK to vision issues caused by computer use.
Outside of the examination room, friendly staffers—who speak both English and Spanish—help patients peruse a selection of stylish frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Tiffany, Oakley, and other designers. They can also recommend different types of contacts and tell you how to order them at home via Optometry Cabana's partner company, ReorderContacts.com.