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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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Lars H. Hertzog, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lars H. Hertzog, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Lars H. Hertzog, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The practice of ophthalmology within the Hertzog family began in Long Beach in 1927. Lars Hertzog, a fourth-generation surgeon and a third-generation ophthalmologist, has been in private practice since 2001. In 2014, Hertzog Eye Center merged with Eye Physicians of Long Beach, creating a true multispecialty ophthalmic surgical practice.

Lars Hertzog attended Bellflower St. John Bosco HS and Loyola Marymount University, where he competed in intercollegiate lacrosse and served as team captain. He graduated as a member of the National Jesuit Honor Society, earning a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Prior to medical school, he completed a cornea/laser refractive surgery research fellowship at the USC Doheny Eye Institute, participating in some of the earliest published research on the Excimer laser, now used in LASIK. He obtained his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine in 1996 and completed an internship in general surgery at the USC-affiliated Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Hertzog completed a three-year surgical residency in ophthalmology at The University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He then remained for an additional year to complete a surgical fellowship in cornea/external disease and laser refractive surgery.

A board-certified eye surgeon, Dr. Lars Hertzog specializes in diseases and surgery of the anterior segment, including microincisional cataract surgery, advanced-technology lens implantation, laser vision correction, corneal transplantation, and glaucoma. He is actively involved in surgical teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC/Keck School of Medicine.

In 2003, Dr. Hertzog became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an honor held by less than one percent of ophthalmologists. The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name indicate that his education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

Lars Hertzog, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He is delegated authority by the Federal Air Surgeon to determine which pilots can be issued a medical certificate and is required to report aeromedically relevant information to the FAA. Senior Examiners are the only Aviation Medical Examiners authorized to issue First Class (commercial, passenger transport) airman medical certificates.

Lars and his wife Michelle reside in Long Beach with their children, Tomas, Liv, and Erik. Lars is an avid competitive runner and can often be spotted running the streets of Long Beach after work and on weekends. He also enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, and coaching youth lacrosse.

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