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Intralase Laser Eye Surgery

The IntraLase Method is a 100% blade-free technique used to perform the critical first step in the LASIK procedure: creating the corneal flap. The creation of the corneal flap prepares the eye for the second step of the LASIK procedure where an excimer laser is used on the inner cornea to correct vision.

LASIK Self Evaluation TEST

Find out if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery by clicking on the button below and completing the simple LASIK survey. A LASIK coordinator will be in contact with you to discuss your unique visual system. If you are seeking LASIK eye surgery in Los Angeles or Long Beach, California please feel free to call us directly or just contact us through our website. Our Los Angeles LASIK specialists are looking forward to helping you see your world clearly!

Crystalens - IOL Implants

The Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens is an intraocular lens used after cataract surgery or as a lens alternative in presbyopic lens exchanges. This intraocular lens was engineered with a hinge design to allow the optic, or the part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as your focus on an image changes. The Crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens is permanently implanted during surgery and functions in a similar fashion as the natural lens of the eye. Once the surgery has been completed your eyes can focus on far or near objects in a comfortable way with no discomfort. If you are experiencing presbyopia or cataracts please feel free to consult us about the possibility of utilizing the new Crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens to rejuvenate your eyes.

Optical - Glasses & Contacts

Providing the highest quality eyecare is the number one priority at Eye Physicians of Long Beach and our Optical Department upholds this standard with excellent customer service and great eyewear customized to fulfill the needs of each need of our patients. Whether you need contact lenses or eyeglasses, we offer a wide variety of the highest quality contact lens brands and eyewear for every one of our patients. The latest frames styles from designers such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Maui Jim, Nike, Silhouette and many more are available in our beautiful Optical Store.


Our flexible patient/client payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need.

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Carlos E. Martinez, M.D.

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Carlos E. Martinez, M.D.

Carlos E. Martinez, M.D.


  • Refractive Surgery
    • Refractive Lensectomy Cataract Surgery/Phaco
    • Complications of Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery & Treatment
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular Lens Implant
    • Verisyse, Visian ICL
  • Presbyopia Correcting Surgery
    • Crystalens, ReSTOR
  • General Ophthalmology
  • General Eye Exams and Glasses
  • Therapeutic laser procedure

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a highly respected and accomplished Ophthalmologist, as well as one of the leading physicians and surgeons in Southern California. In addition to having earned numerous honors and awards, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The California Medical Association, The International Society of Refractive Surgery and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Currently, Dr. Martinez is the Chairman of Ophthalmology at Long Beach Memorial. He has served as a clinical professor at UCI. Additionally, Dr. Martinez has been asked to serve in the quality assurance committees of Long Beach Memorial Hospital and Reagan Street Surgery Center.

Dr. Martinez has over 16 years of experience in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. He is proud to have successfully completed almost 10,000 procedures. As a result of his dedication and reputation, Dr. Martinez has become the doctor other doctors prefer.

Dr. Martinez is a general Ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. He conducted a decade of laboratory and clinical research on laser vision correction with the procedure’s pioneering doctors. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters. This includes Dr. Martinez’s collaboration with the first doctor in the world to perform laser vision correction and the person responsible for pioneering the LASIK procedure to write one of the first books on LASIK.

In 1999, Dr. Martinez joined Eye Physicians of Long Beach, a practice committed to eye care for 33 years. Now, as managing partner of the practice, he is dedicated to bringing state of the art eye care to Long Beach. Dr. Martinez is a pioneer in the field, having implanted the first accommodating intraocular lens in Long Beach, performed the first non-penetrating glaucoma surgery in Long Beach, and having built the only practice in Long Beach with a certified all-laser LASIK suite.

Dr. Martinez began his education at Tulane University earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry where the Chemistry Faculty and the American Chemical Society named him the Most Outstanding Senior in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, he was privileged to work as a research assistant to the 1977 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Dr. Andrew Schally. In 1990, he received his Master of Science degree in Theoretical Chemistry and in 1994, received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans.

He finished an internship in Internal Medicine in 1995 and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans in 1999 where he was selected as chief resident during his final year. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology as soon as he became eligible and remains Board Certified.

Dr. Martinez considers practicing medicine a great honor and privilege. He remains committed to a lifetime of learning, researching, and bringing the most advanced technology in eye care to Long Beach. Although he is proud of his contributions to the field of Ophthalmology, he considers having a meaningful connection with his patients the most rewarding aspect of Ophthalmology.

At home Dr. Martinez devotes his time to his wife, Christina, a communications professor at Long Beach University, and their young sons, Michael and Gabriel. Both boys take great interest in their Daddy’s work, but also draw him into their passions. Michael is seven and loves art, music, computers, handball, and reading. For two-year-old Gabriel anything involving a ball-football, basketball, volleyball or golf ball- is a worthy pursuit.

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Dr. Martinez considers practicing medicine a great honor; Having a meaningful connection with his patients the most rewarding aspect of his work.



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