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Pediatric Vision Health – Some Behaviors to Look Out For

Pediatric Vision Health. Many vision issues can be difficult to detect and frequently are undiagnosed by a pediatrician’s routine vision screenings or during every day school interactions. Unfortunately, many children with undetected vision problems struggle at school and can be misdiagnosed with ADHD or reading issues. Often times all they really need is vision correction […]

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day – March 23rd 2021

Diabetic Eye Exam SoCal Eye in Long Beach recognizes American Diabetes Association Alert Day.. March 23rd. Did you know that an eye exam can detect signs of serious health conditions including Diabetes? According to a 2011 study, eye doctors found symptoms of some diseases such as Diabetes before other health care professionals. This is because [...] Read More

Computer Vision Syndrome

What a year it has been! As Covid 19 has wrought havoc upon all of our lives in so many ways, recent rays of optimism have begun to shine through. As the world struggles to achieve a new normal it may be time reassess some of our Covid habits… it may be time for a [...] Read More

LASIK History: 50 Years of Discovery

In 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the LASIK vision correction technique for the treatment of refractive errors in patients. This approval was the culmination of 50 years work performed by a series of researchers and practitioners across the globe. Today more than 10 million people in the United States alone have […]

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Considering BOTOX? Try your Ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist: BOTOX Specialist in Long Beach With over 6 million BOTOX treatments performed in the US every year, Botox Aficionados are often surprised to learn that many Ophthalmologists offer BOTOX as one of their services along with LASIK and Cataract Surgery. Given that BOTOX originated in Ophthalmology practices as treatment for clinical eye conditions such [...] Read More

Is LASIK Right for You?

Is LASIK Right for me? What are LASIK Qualifications? Since the FDA approved LASIK for use in 1998, over 10 million people have opted for LASIK surgery. Today it is one of the most popular surgical procedures performed in the United States. LASIK surgery offers individuals greater freedom from traditional corrective eyewear. If you’re considering […]

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PRK vs LASIK

PRK vs LASIK. Both are common refractive surgery techniques that utilize laser vision correction to help improve eyesight. Is PRK better than LASIK? PRK has been around longer, but both are still widely used today. SoCal Eye, Long Beach’s Eye Physicians outline the differences. The Procedure: PRK vs LASIK PRK and LASIK are both used […]

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Corneal Cross Linking FAQs

SoCal Eye is proud to announce the launch Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL), a new procedure for conditions of the Cornea including Keratoconus and Ectasia. The addition of this important capability places SoCal Eye amongst a select group of Ophthalmology practices in the United States. Dr Allison Jarstad, a Fellowship trained Cornea Specialist at SoCal [...] Read More

A New Treatment for Keratoconus: Corneal Cross Linking

SoCal Eye is proud to announce the launch Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL), a new procedure for conditions of the Cornea including Keratoconus and Ectasia. The addition of this important capability places SoCal Eye amongst a select group of Ophthalmology practices in the United States. What Is Keratoconus? Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KCN’, is [...] Read More

Dr Patricia Bath. Honoring An Ophthalmology Pioneer

In celebration of Black History Month 2021, SoCal Eye would like to honor Patricia Bath, a pioneer of modern Ophthalmology who did so much to battle blindness and developed laser technology that redefined cataract surgery in the 21st Century. Dr Bath was an inspiring American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. Ophthalmology Pioneer Born in 1942 in […]

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