About Us

SoCal Eye. Long Beach Ophthalmology

SoCal Eye is one of the oldest, and most trusted ophthalmology groups in the nation. With over 55 years of service excellence to Long Beach eye patients. 

Established in 1964 by Dr. Ronald Hartman, Lakewood Eye Physicians, Los Alamitos Eye Physicians and Long Beach Laser & Cosmetic Center served the communities of Orange and Los Angeles counties. As the practice grew, we were united under the name SoCal Eye. Today we are the preeminent Long Beach Ophthalmology practice serving the Long Beach, Cerritos, Garden Grove and Huntington Beach communities with offices in Lakewood and Los Alamitos.

We provide a complete line of comprehensive eye care, including Cataract and implant surgery, LASIK and refractive surgery, and treatment for Glaucoma, Cornea conditions, Dry Eye, and Eyelids (Ptosis). We also offer facial cosmetic treatments and surgery.

Top Doctors / Physicians of Excellence

Our renowned surgeons are recognized as some of the finest in California. 

They are award winners (2022 Physicians of Excellence), outstanding clinicians and teaching professors who are always informed about the latest advances in eye care. They participate as clinical research investigators for many leading-edge products and technologies, such as the newest generation of implantable lenses for cataract and refractive surgery.

Surgery Center – America’s Best Award

SoCal Eye is one of the few private ophthalmology practices that operates its own surgery center. This allows us to offer a safe, convenient, high-quality alternative to inpatient hospitalization and superior patient experience. In 2022 SoCal Eye was recognized as being one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers by Newsweek Magazine. In fact, it was one of only 5 Ophthalmology Surgery Centers to receive the award across the United States.

With state-of-the-art technology and monitoring, and board-certified anesthesiologists, the SoCal Eye surgery center is certified by Medicare and approved by most insurance. Our skilled staff is known for their expertise and for providing service in a friendly, caring environment. A personal Registered Nurse is assigned to each patient and remains dedicated to him/her throughout the entire procedure.

Regardless of your surgery type—whether LASIK, cataract, facial plastic, or oculoplastic—you will feel comfortable and confident knowing you are always in good hands with SoCal Eye.

Our Services

  • Seven board-certified, university-affiliated ophthalmologists at your service
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology practice with subspecialty expertise in Anterio Segment (Cornea, Iris, Ciliary Body, Lens), Cataracts & Refractive Surgery incl LASIK, Cornea and Glaucoma. 
  • Full-service emergency facility
  • Medicare-approved, state-of-the-art surgery center in Lakewood
  • Latest technology Laser Center in Los Alamtios.
  • Procedures that are performed in a comfortable, safe and relaxed, non-hospital atmosphere with the aid of a board-certified anesthesiologist
  • A board-certified physician and surgeon, who is available for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • In-depth consultation letters, which include our findings and recommendations to referring doctors
  • Co-management, by working with one of the largest networks of optometrists in California to ensure you receive superb continuity of care

Our Staff

Our highly-trained and experienced staff is here first and foremost for you. At SoCal Eye, we have a proud history of friendly service and low employee turnover. In fact, a number of staff members boast membership in our “20-Year Club,” having been with our practice for over two decades!

We constantly strive to provide top-quality eye care that is personal, honest, cost-conscious, and accessible. Many of us in the SoCal Eye “family” are also bilingual.

Commitment to Quality

The physicians and other eye care professionals at SoCal Eye are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. As a result of our uncompromising quality, we have a superb level of patient satisfaction. This has resulted in over 80% of our new patients coming to us as referrals from other satisfied patients or doctors.

Commitment to our Community

As a Long Beach Ophthalmology practice, SoCal Eye has been serving the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County region for over 50 years. Our surgeons–voted “Best Eye Doctors” by Press-Telegram Readers’ Poll–have performed thousands of LASIK surgeries, and combine to make us one of the most experienced vision correction centers in the country. They also provide treatment for U.S. veterans and lecture at local community and retirement groups. In fact, all of us at SoCal Eye are committed to making a difference in the areas where we both live and work. Our patients know we will be there for them today and in the future, and always with the latest advances in vision care.

Clinical Research

SoCal Eye Clinical Research Center conducts clinical trials and market research on surgical products and techniques that impact ophthalmology. Our clinical trial experience has encompassed many implant, drug, and device companies. As a result, SoCal Eye patients often have the benefit of being first to hear about and receive new products, technologies, and techniques. Funding for these studies comes from research foundations, as well as corporate and government sponsors.

The staff of SoCal Eye Clinical Research Center consists of physicians, study coordinators, recruiting staff, regulatory staff, and marketing and administrative support personnel. As a patient of SoCal Eye, you may be offered the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. The trials are extremely diverse, and participation is completely voluntary.

Optometry & Co-Management

SoCal Eye is proud to work with one of the largest networks of optometrists in California to ensure top-quality care for our patients. We appreciate that many people who come to us have an excellent history with the optometrist who referred them. At SoCal Eye, we help you maintain that patient-physician relationship.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

Call us at the numbers below or schedule online:

(562) 531-2020

(562) 598-7728

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