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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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Floaters and Flashes

Floaters may appear in your vision as spots of varying shapes. Often they are noticed when looking at a plain background, looking into the sky, or at a wall. Floaters are caused when the gel that fills the inner eye, the vitreous humor, develops clumps or strands. When light hits the clump, it creates a shadow on the retina, which is perceived as a floater in your vision; the spots may appear to be outside, but they are really inside your eye.

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The young vitreous has the consistency of thick gelatin; this same vitreous gel, as the eye ages, starts to liquefy and becomes similar to water. Eventually, the gel will shrink and separate from the rest of the eye causing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Eighty percent of patients above 60 years of age will have a posterior vitreous detachment. As the vitreous separates it can pull on the retina, causing flashes to appear as flashing lights or lightning streaks. As the gel pulls away from the retina, it may stimulate the retinal cells. The brain interprets this stimulation as a flash of light. These flashes can appear on and off for multiple weeks, and become more common as the eye ages. However, they can be due to other conditions such as a retinal tear or detachment.

As the vitreous separates, it may find a firm attachment to the surface of the retina and may pull on the retina, causing a retinal tear. People with symptomatic PVD have a 10- 15 % risk of having a retinal tear, and if there is bleeding in the eye there is a 70% chance of having a tear. If a tear occurs, the liquefied vitreous can enter the tear and cause a retinal detachment. For this reason, if you have any flashes or floaters in your vision, you should contact your eye doctor immediately to make sure you do not have any condition that requires treatment. If a retinal tear is caught early, laser treatment or a freezing treatment could prevent a retinal detachment. If a retinal detachment is found, an early diagnosis is better than ignoring its symptoms.

Your eye doctor may dilate your pupil with eye drops to perform a full examination. The exam is painless, and your doctor will examine all the areas of your eye including the retina and vitreous gel. If your eyes have been dilated, you will require a ride home after your appointment.

Some patients experience flashes of light that appear as jagged lines in both eyes at once, which last from minutes to hours; these flashes can start in the middle and zigzag around until they vanish in the periphery, and are usually the result of an ocular migraine and may not be related to retinal pulling.

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3325 Palo Verde Ave., Suite 103
Long Beach, CA 90808


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