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What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps or deposits prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting… Read More


Will I Still Need Glasses After LASIK?

Patients typically undergo laser eye surgery to reduce or completely eliminate their need for visual aids such as contact lenses and glasses. The truth is that most patients will eventually require reading glasses at some point in their future. Laser eye surgery effectively treats farsightedness, a refractive error that results in blurry near vision and… Read More


What Kind of Doctor Performs Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Cataract surgery can… Read More


Are Patients Satisfied with LASIK?

LASIK surgery is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in medicine today. At Pacific Eye Institute, your LASIK satisfaction is our goal. Our Doctors are committed to providing our patients with superior service and vision care. LASIK has quickly become the go-to refractive procedure for those who want to improve their vision and… Read More


Yearly Costs of Glasses and Contacts

The average eyeglass wearer will buy a new pair of glasses every 1-2 years and spend an average of $200 to $600 per pair. Eyeglass prices vary tremendously, depending upon the type of frame and type of lenses. You may also need to have more than one pair of glasses. Many people have separate glasses… Read More


A Word from Dr. Peter Bekendam, MD

My Experience with the new PanOptix® IOL Prior to the FDA’s approval of the PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens, I was reluctant to convince patients that an advanced technology IOL would be a good idea for them. In fact, during the preoperative consultation I would spend a great deal of time and energy warning and educating… Read More


The Invention of LASIK

While LASIK is now a household term and common form of eye surgery, just a couple of decades ago it was a brand-new procedure that intrigued many people who were inconvenienced daily by their contacts and eyeglasses. Further back, researchers experimented with rudimentary techniques of surgical vision correction that involved freezing the cornea before removing… Read More


What Happens if You Blink During Cataract Surgery?

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Upland, Our Doctors remove the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens – IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does… Read More


Does LASIK Require Anesthesia?

When you think of having a surgical procedure, you typically will associate anesthesia as part of that experience. LASIK is not like most surgical procedures because general anesthesia is not necessary. While some patients may prefer the idea of being “put to sleep” for the duration of their procedure, it is actually very important that… Read More


Why Can’t I Wear Contacts Before LASIK?

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASIK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASIK consultation. Prior to a LASIK consultation and surgery, it is vital that contact lenses not be… Read More


Common Vision Challenges by Age

20 - 40
Are you tired of glasses & contacts?
Are you curious about LASIK vision correction?

Take Our Free LASIK Self-Evaluation
40 - 50
Has your up-close vision become blurry?
Do you need reading glasses to see menus, text messages, labels, etc.?
50+
Are you experiencing cloudy, yellowed vision?
Have you been diagnosed with cataracts?

Take Our Free Cataract Self-Evaluation