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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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Why LASIK? Reason# 2 .. Safety Glasses/Shields

Wearing safety glasses reduces eye injuries in the workplace, at home and recreationally and every effort should be made to wear quality eye protection. For those working in environments where safety glasses and goggles are part of the everyday life, managing these with prescription eyewear is often an additional challenge. With the sudden rise in […]

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Why Lasik? Reason#1

Exercising While Wearing Eye Glasses is Not Fun. Working out and exercising with eye glasses can be irritating and bothersome. As your temperature rises and the sweat starts to flow it is inevitable that your glasses will get in the way at the worst possible time. First they start to fog and then the sweat […]

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Cataracts: Frosty Windows

The first true cataract surgery was performed in 1747, and today it is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. It is estimated that 3.5 million cataract procedures are performed annually in the US. SoCal Eye Ophthalmology in Long Beach are Cataract Specialists and Cataract Surgeons. Cataracts, often associated with cloudy vision, represents […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month – Long Beach Glaucoma Specialist

Glaucoma Awareness According to Prevent Blindness America, it’s estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma making this one of the most common eye conditions in the country today. The unfortunate part is that only half know they have it. SoCal Eye offers the highest level of Glaucoma Treatment from a Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist serving […]

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Myopia. A Growing Concern.

What is the most common cause of blurred vision in people younger than 40? The answer is Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness. At least one-third of the U.S. population is nearsighted today, an increase from 25% a few decades ago. It is predicted nearly half of the global population will be myopic by 2050. Given [...] Read More

Vitamin D: Does Your Eyesight Good

  Vitamin D & Age Related Macular Degeneration: As you age, vitamin D can help your eyes stay healthy and strong. People with early Age Related Macular Degeneration are associated with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. “Drink your milk, so you can grow up big and strong.” As kids, many of us […]

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Are you at risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma Specialists in Long Beach According to Prevent Blindness America, it’s estimated that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma making this one of the most common eye conditions in the country today. The unfortunate part is that only half know they have it. SoCal Eye has on staff a number of Glaucoma Specialists in Long [...] Read More

How to Fix Foggy Glasses?

How to Fix Foggy Glasses? How to Fix Foggy Glasses? Is a question that is so 2020. In California masks are now required for leaving the house in order to prevent further spread of Covid 19. For many who wear eyewear the curse of masks and foggy glasses is now even more of a daily [...] Read More

Dangers of Blue Light

SoCal Eye recognizes the month of March as Workplace Eye Wellness month, reminding both employers and workers of the importance of wearing certified eye protection. A danger to eyesight that often goes unnoticed is the blue light emitted by tablets and computers. Sunlight is the largest source of blue light, but studies have shown that […]

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