welcome to socal eye

Welcome to SoCal Eye, an ophthalmology group that has been proudly serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1964. Founded by Dr. Ronald Hartman as Lakewood Eye Physicians, SoCal Eye has grown to include seven board-certified, university-affiliated ophthalmologists, three board-certified optometrists, and a wonderful dedicated staff. Our renowned surgeons are teaching professors and clinical research investigators for some of the latest breakthrough technologies. With two convenient locations, Long Beach and Los Alamitos, we provide our patients with a private state-of-the-art surgery center and refractive and cosmetic center. However, we believe that there’s even more to great patient service—as members of your community, the doctors and staff at SoCal Eye are also dedicated to giving you the best in compassionate personal eye care.

welcome to socal eye

SoCal Eye, a Long Beach ophthalmology group that has been proudly serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1964. SoCal Eye has grown to include six board-certified, university-affiliated ophthalmologists, three board-certified optometrists, and a wonderful dedicated staff.

Our renowned surgeons are teaching professors and clinical research investigators for some of the latest breakthrough technologies. With two convenient locations, Long Beach and Los Alamitos, we provide our patients with a private state-of-the-art surgery center and refractive and cosmetic center.

Our Services

With over 100 years of combined experience, SoCal Eye make up one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ophthalmology groups in the nation.

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Providing patients a complete line of comprehensive eye care in Southern California

What Our Patients Have To Say

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  • "My vision exceeded all expectations after cataract surgery. Dr. Carl and his staff are the team to pick! I unreservedly recommend SoCalEye as they are the most experienced team to trust restoring your eyesight to perfection. Carla really runs the business end well, a very pleasant lady that ensures all your scheduling, prescriptions, and billing happens with no issues."
    Ray P. - Socal Eye Cataract Patient
  • "I recommend the doctors at SoCal Eye to all my fellow police officers, friends and family. The entire staff was friendly, personable and professional."
    Kim M. - Socal Eye Cataract Patient
  • One cataract surgery completed and what a blessed and beautiful change Dr. Nhu has my everlasting thanks. Her staff is courteous, kind with pre and post op. Smiles and considerations expressed by everyone. You all are a beautiful team.
    Ken
  • My vision exceeded all expectations after cataract surgery. Dr. Carl and his staff are the team to pick! I unreservedly recommend SoCalEye as they are the most experienced team to trust restoring your eyesight to perfection. Carla really runs the business end well, a very pleasant lady that ensures all your scheduling, prescriptions, and billing happens with no issues.
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To all of our patients:
Our doctors and staff want all of our patients to know we are closely monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we are doing our part to keep you safe. Even though our daily routine is to maintain a clean and safe environment, we have taken steps to be extra vigilant.
We have implemented additional procedures including: screening of all patients and employees before allowing entry into the office, usage of masks by the physicians during the examination, and repeated cleaning of all surfaces in both the waiting and exam rooms.
In order to assist us in keeping our staff and other patients safe, we ask that you call to cancel your appointment if you are having any flu like symptoms (temperature, cough, shortness of breath); or, have been in contact with anyone with symptoms.
Social distancing is the practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19. Should you decide to keep your appointment, we ask that you do not bring any additional family members with you to your appointment (caregivers are okay), and that you maintain 1or 2 seats between patients when sitting in the waiting area.
We want to let our patients know we are here for you and we respect any decision you choose to make regarding your care. Your health and maintaining good vision is our priority. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding any upcoming appointments.

Do you feel sick and have any of the following symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you answered YES to any of these, PLEASE DO NOT COME IN TODAY.

We kindly ask that you call to reschedule your appointment. Your cancellation fee will be waived.
If you have the above symptoms and have recently traveled internationally (specifically China, Iran, Italy, Japan, & South Korea) or have been in close contact with someone who has, please seek medical attention from your primary care physician immediately.