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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


What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision. Common cataract symptoms include: Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual blurring of one’s vision. This blurring… Read More


Now offering virtual visits for non-urgent appointments

Recent government action has expanded telehealth coverage for patients nationwide. Simply put, this means that you don’t have to wait to schedule face-to-face, non-urgent appointments with our expert ophthalmologists. By using chat technology (like Apple FaceTime) on a smartphone or tablet, qualifying patients can schedule a live interactive visit with one of our providers. Please… Read More


COVID-19

An Urgent Update on COVID-19 from Pacific Eye Institute Download COVID-19 Pandemic Medical Care Consent Form At Pacific Eye Institute, we continue to work with our physicians and staff to prepare for any potential impact of the coronavirus for our patients, teams, and facilities. We’re closely following the latest updates from the CDC and the… Read More


What Kind of Sedation is Used for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common age-related condition where the lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. This leads to progressive vision impairment. Cataracts are easily treated with a simple surgical procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL.  Today, most cataract surgery… Read More


What is the Average Age for Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you get older, the protein parts of the lens can begin to clump together. These clumps start small but grow larger over time. The bigger… Read More


Halloween Eye Safety

Novelty contacts can create spine-chilling effects but they can result in SERIOUS eye damage – even if only worn for a short time. Damage like: Eye infections Scratched or scarred cornea Eye pain Here are a few alarming facts: There is no FDA regulation that covers novelty contacts sold in Halloween stores, gas stations, flea… Read More


What are Some Signs of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, if left untreated, they can quickly begin impacting vision and may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening… Read More


Common Vision Challenges by Age

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

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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?

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