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June 8, 2019
LASIK Lifetime Guarantee

The Truth Behind the LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”

The Truth Behind the LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee” While a lifetime guarantee for LASIK certainly sounds attractive, the unfortunate reality is LASIK is a surgical procedure, and […]
May 7, 2019
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What’s Behind That SMILE?

What’s Behind That SMILE? It’s human nature to always want the latest and greatest. When the new iPhone comes out everyone rushes to the Apple store […]
April 4, 2019

Researching LASIK? Get the True facts!

Researching LASIK? LASIK is something that is very hard to research on your own. If you simply Google “LASIK”, over 16 million results appear. It’s hard […]
February 13, 2019
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LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses In the United States, an estimated 45 million people wear contact lenses to help correct their vision. Contacts are preferred over glasses […]
December 18, 2018
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Winter Getaway After LASIK:

Winter Getaway After LASIK: As we all know, the holiday season is an extremely busy time to travel to family get-togethers and holiday celebrations. Whether you […]
November 3, 2018
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Dry Eyes: Did You Know?

Dry Eyes: Did You Know? Dry eye syndrome is a very common condition and accounts for 40% of visits to eye doctors. Dry eye can develop […]
October 16, 2018
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Crush Your LASIK Fears

Crush LASIK Fears. It is human nature to fear the unknown. That is why at Saddleback Eye Center, we go above and beyond to provide you […]
September 26, 2018
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Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized Sunglasses. Did you know that 7 out of every 10 adults will develop a sun-related disorder in their lifetime? Everyday exposure to sunlight can cause […]
July 3, 2018
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Eye Drops: Tips and Tricks!

Eye Drops: Tips and Tricks! If you’re fearful of using eye drops, know you’re not alone! Chances are that you might be putting in the drops […]
June 21, 2018
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Summer Vacay after LASIK Eye Surgery with Dr. Charles Manger

Summer Vacay after LASIK Eye Surgery. Finally, summer is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning on relaxing on a tropical beach, exploring historic destinations, or […]
April 20, 2018
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Good Eye Health – You Are What You Eat

Good Eye Health – Growing up you probably became accustomed to listening to your mom tell you to “eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes!” […]
April 9, 2018
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Glasses: The Struggle is Real

Glasses: Millennials (ages 18-34) have been described as being open-minded, confident, self-expressive, and receptive to new ideas and ways of living. On the other hand, they […]
February 27, 2018

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

The Three Mistakes to Avoid are… Thinking LASIK Is All About The Technology: There are only 2-3 different lasers used for LASIK. If it was only […]
January 23, 2018
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LASER EYE SURGERY: The Safest Elective Procedure In the World

Everyday, we have patients come to Saddleback Eye Center to determine if laser eye surgery can help correct their vision so that they no longer require […]
December 21, 2017

LASIK Eye Surgery – Did you know..

Did you know…LASIK is much easier than you think it is? Everyday, we have patients come into Saddleback Eye Center concerned that having LASIK eye surgery […]
December 8, 2017

Am I Too Old for LASIK?

Am I Too Old for LASIK? One of the most commonly asked questions at Saddleback Eye Center is, “Am I too old to get LASIK eye […]
November 9, 2017
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Saddleback LASIK Eye Surgery Center Reviews

One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Saddleback Eye Center is hearing from patients how LASIK has improved their quality of life. From days […]
October 25, 2017
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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. Did you know?

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye, (sclera). It protects and lubricates the eyeball and also allows […]
October 10, 2017
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Pinguecula – Are You at Risk?

Pinguecula…did you know… That without properly protecting your eyes from harmful conditions such as UV rays, wind, and dust, one may be prone to develop pinguecula. […]
August 27, 2017
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Refractive Surgery Improves Military Readiness

As military personnel are often subjected to extreme conditions and uniquely demanding jobs, it is not feasible for members to be inhibited by the hassle and […]
October 19, 2016
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Is LASIK Affordable? How Much Is LASIK Surgery?

Is LASIK Affordable? How much is LASIK? The cost of laser eye surgery is usually one thing that prevents people from undergoing LASIK surgery. Because LASIK […]
March 23, 2016

The Truth Behind LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”

The Truth Behind The LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”  While a “lifetime guarantee” for LASIK certainly sounds attractive, the truth behind LASIK is LASIK is a surgical procedure […]
January 11, 2016

Investigating LASIK Surgery in Orange County

Investigating LASIK? There is no chance that I would have anyone shoot a laser beam into my eye, fry it, just to get rid of my […]
November 10, 2015

Amblyopia – Poor Eye Vision – What is it?

What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood. It is sometimes called “lazy eye.” When […]
October 13, 2015

What are Floaters and Flashes

What are floaters? You may sometimes see small specks or dark shadowy shapes that look like spots moving in your field of vision. These are called […]
September 29, 2015

Orange County LASIK Procedures

For some, it’s human nature to initially fear something, until you have the right information — especially when it comes to how safe LASIK is when […]
July 18, 2015
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American Academy of Opthalmology

New Frontiers in Opthalmology discussed at the 2012 meeting American Academy of Opthalmology Leading Orange County LASIK surgeon, Dr. Charles Manger attends the Annual Meeting of […]
July 18, 2015
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Danger of Budget LASIK Centers

LASIK is not a commodity — you won’t get the same outcome with different surgeons – there are 20-30 decisions a surgeon must make on every […]
June 24, 2015

How to Find The Best LASIK Eye Surgeon

Here at Saddleback Eye Center we know how important your vision is to you. We understand that finding the right LASIK Eye Surgeon to perform your […]
June 9, 2015
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PRK vs LASIK What is PRK vs LASIK? What does it do? PRK stands for Photo refractive Keratectomy. Like LASIK, it is a laser vision correction […]
June 3, 2015
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The most advanced LASIK technology in Southern California

Dr. Manger at Saddleback Eye Center offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser vision correction technology in order to meet every patient’s visual needs. Dr. Manger is […]
April 6, 2015
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Glasses vs. LASIK: LASIK Eye Surgery Costs & Benefits

Are you tired of the inconvenience of wearing glasses? Maybe you have considered LASIK eye surgery costs, but haven’t decided on it because you’re not sure […]
March 25, 2015

Nick – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

Nick – Saddleback Eye Center Patient Having LASIK at Saddleback Eye Center was the best experience I’ve ever had. Go see Dr. Manger and his staff — you […]
March 25, 2015

State-of-the-Art and NASA-approved LASIK Technology

LASIK technology and its effect on vision correction- we have heard about this many times but what exactly is LASIK technology exactly? What are the different […]
January 27, 2015

Kristin S – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

No question I made the right decision Kristin S – Saddleback Eye Center Patient No question that I made the right decision on selecting Saddleback Eye […]
October 23, 2014

Correct common vision problems with LASIK

When considering your options for correct common vision problems correction, including LASIK, it’s helpful to have a solid understanding of how the eye works. It’s also […]
October 23, 2014

InsideLASIK. A Behind-the-Scenes Look

InsideLASIK Event. If you’re considering LASIK, you’ve probably done some homework. You may have researched LASIK surgeons online and read up on their training and experience. […]
October 21, 2014

Enjoy the Top 10 Views in Orange County with Clearer Vision

Life in Orange County has some amazing benefits—one of which is the beautiful natural environment and breathtaking coastline. A relatively short drive or hike can reward […]
September 23, 2014

Understanding LASIK: How It will Correct Your Vision

Understanding LASIK. Easing the Fear of the Unknown The fear of the unknown can be intimidating if you are considering LASIK. If you don’t know exactly […]
September 8, 2014

What Costs More? LASIK or the Hassle of Glasses and Contacts?

What Costs More? LASIK or the Hassle of Glasses and Contacts? The answer might surprise you! If you’re still just thinking about having LASIK, there must […]
September 8, 2014

Orange County LASIK Eye Surgery

Orange County LASIK: Serving Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel When it comes to choosing a LASIK surgeon, a referral from someone you trust can […]
July 21, 2014

LASIK Surgery – How Successful is it?

Since LASIK was approved by the FDA, more than 20 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide. With a patient satisfaction rate of more than 95 […]
June 5, 2014

What Is 20/20 Vision?

What Is 20/20 Vision? What Does 20/20 Vision Mean? How Can I Get It? 20/20 vision refers to normal visual acuity, or the sharpness and clarity […]
May 30, 2014

What is Wavefront (or Custom) LASIK Technology?

What is Wavefront Lasik Technology? LASIK surgery is a complicated procedure that requires precise technical equipment and the steady hand of a very experienced surgeon. While […]
April 29, 2014

Here’s The Truth Behind the LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”

The Truth Behind The LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”  While a “lifetime guarantee” for LASIK certainly sounds attractive, the unfortunate reality is LASIK is a surgical procedure and […]
April 11, 2014

What to Expect on the Day of Your LASIK Surgery

What to Expect on the Day of LASIK Surgery Many patients wonder what will happen on the day of their LASIK procedure. And while it’s natural […]
April 11, 2014

Nearsightedness and Farsightedness? What’s the Difference?

The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness If you’ve been diagnosed with nearsighted vision or farsighted vision, or if you’re just concerned that you may have one […]
March 18, 2014
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LASIK Eye Surgery Prices Vary So Widely. Why?

How Much Is LASIK Eye Surgery? LASIK eye surgery prices vary depending on where you get it done, buy why? How could one place charge only […]
March 18, 2014

How Long is the LASIK Recovery Time?

The recovery time from LASIK surgery with Dr. Manger is quite short. Choosing to have LASIK surgery doesn’t mean you’ll have to put your life on […]
February 19, 2014

How Long Does LASIK Surgery Last?

Is LASIK Permanent? One of the most common questions we receive is “How long does LASIK last?” LASIK surgery is a serious investment, and our patients […]
February 10, 2014

LASIK Eye Surgery Technology

Tell Me About LASIK Technology LASIK Technology – Excimer Lasers, Femtosecond Lasers & Wavefront. Are you considering having LASIK surgery, but hesitating to actually get it […]
January 13, 2014

Does LASIK Hurt? Is Laser Eye Surgery Painful?

Does LASIK hurt? One of the most common questions we receive from patients is “Does Laser Eye Surgery hurt?”, and for good reason. In the past […]
April 9, 2013

“Budget LASIK” Top 5 Reasons Why it Isn’t a Good Deal

As you consider LASIK surgery you’ll find a number of advertisements offering discount LASIK surgery online, in magazines or even by street sign spinners. These budget LASIK centers often claim to generate the same results as more expensive centers, with the surgery costing as little as hundreds (as opposed to the usual thousands) of dollars per eye, but are they really worth it?
March 12, 2013

See why 35% of patients in OC choose Dr. Manger for their LASIK Eye Surgery procedure

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November 30, 2012

What are the Laser Eye Surgery Risks?

There are a number of reasons why people don’t take that first step towards laser eye surgery and clear vision — the fear of LASIK eye […]
October 15, 2012

Are You a Custom LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate?

“I’M NOT A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?!” Have you ever thought or heard you weren’t a good LASIK candidate? Truth is, you very well may be! ***At […]
August 23, 2012

Correct Common Vision Problems with LASIK

Orange County LASIK uses state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Manger of Saddleback Eye Center uses all-Custom LASIK procedure which can cure more than just nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The all laser custom LASIK is safer and more accurate than the laser correction surgery introduced more than a decade ago. The state-of-the-art technology coupled with the skill of a specially-trained surgeon like Dr. Manger means that better vision is easy to achieve.
August 23, 2012

Discover the Wonderment of Clear Vision

When all of our senses are working well, we take them for granted. As kids, most of us would happily read with a flashlight and sit too close to the TV or computer screen, despite our parents’ reminders about taking better care of our eyes. And then we grow older.
August 8, 2012

Review Us About LASIK Eye Surgery

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, we’d appreciate you taking a moment to review us online. At Saddleback Eye Center, we care […]
March 15, 2012

Kevin N. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

I can see! Thank you Dr. Manger! Kevin N. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient I learned of Saddleback Eye Center from the John & Ken Show. […]
March 15, 2012

Sally M. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

It is wonderful to wake up and see the world again Sally M. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient The office staff are very professional, very efficient. […]
March 15, 2012

Kristin S. LASIK Patient

No question I made the right decision No question that I made the right decision on selecting Saddleback Eye Center to take care of my eyes. […]
March 8, 2012

Superbowl champ chooses Dr. Manger for LASIK!

Spencer Paysinger, New York Giants linebacker and recent Superbowl champion, recently visited Saddleback Eye Center to undergo LASIK surgery...
March 6, 2012

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes are one of the most common eye complaints among adults. If left untreated, or if treatment is not effective, dry eyes can be more than just irritating and uncomfortable. Excessive eye dryness can compromise the surface of the eye and may even affect vision.
February 28, 2012


I felt 100% safe and confident with Dr. Manger What a wonderful doctor, staff doctors and crew! I felt 100% safe and confident handing my eyes […]
February 24, 2012

Spencer Paysinger

spencer-2I have been wanting LASIK for the past few years now and wherever I went, I heard Dr. Manger's name mentioned. As a football player, we have to see and react instantly and I always found myself straining my eyes to see the simple things on the field.

My aunt had her surgery done at Saddleback Eye Center and told me all about the procedure as well as the whole staff. After winning Super Bowl XLVI, I knew LASIK would be my present to myself and having it done here was truly amazing. Dr. Manger and his staff knew exactly what they were doing and they make you feel right at home.

February 22, 2012

Blepharitis. What is it anyway?

eye-dropsBlepharitis is an inflammation of the oil glands at the base of the eyelashes and of the membrane covering the inside of the eyelid. Blepharitis can be caused by bacteria in the eyelid glands, on the eyelids, or on the skin around the eyes. Dandruff or oily skin can also cause blepharitis, and wearing contact lenses or makeup can make the symptoms worse.

February 17, 2012

John B. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

The gift of sight is a true miracle John B. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient Dear Dr. Manger, I have worn high-prescription (-9) glasses since the […]
February 7, 2012

Ophthalmic migraines

migraineOphthalmic migraines, also called retinal or ocular migraines, cause temporary disturbances in vision that usually affect only one eye. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and visual disturbances such as light sensitivity, floaters, mysterious reflections, blurred vision, double vision, or flashes of light that appear as jagged lines.

Ocular migraines occur when blood vessels in the brain constrict, reducing blood flow to the eyes. Although the exact cause is not well understood, migraines may have some basis in genetics, as 80% of sufferers have a family history of migraine. Stress and hormonal imbalances may also be a factor, as well as fatigue, emotional disturbances, certain medications or foods, excessive noise, and changes in the daily routine.

January 23, 2012

Your Old Glasses Can Help

eyeglassesDid you just have LASIK surgery? Do you have a pair of old glasses you don't need anymore? Bring your old glasses to Dr. Manger's office, and we will donate them to the local Lions Club to recycle.

The Lions Recycle for Sight program was created by the Lions Club to help people with vision problems in developing countries. Several times throughout the year, members of the Lions Club collect used eyeglasses, reading glasses, bifocals, and sunglasses from various doctors' offices. Volunteers clean the glasses and sort them by prescription strength. The glasses are then donated to people in developing countries where they are needed most.


January 5, 2012

Joe B. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

I was referred by my sister.

joeMy name is Joseph, and I'm here at Saddleback Eye going to have my LASIK procedure performed. I was referred by my sister, and sixty-five thousand is a lot of operations, so it's definitely worth going with somebody that knows what they're doing and has all that experience.

January 5, 2012

Dean R. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

I'm looking forward to being able to see my golf ball.

deanMy name is Dean, and I'm at the Saddleback Eye Center, and I'm having LASIK surgery done today. I’m looking forward to being able to see my golf ball after I hit it a hundred years or more, cause once it goes past a hundred yards, I can’t see it anymore.

I’ve been listening to KFI radio for many years and heard the commercials. My eyes have deteriorated over the last ten years to the point where it has become quite a problem for me. 

January 5, 2012

Lisa L.

I'm so excited about being able to play tennis.

lisaI’m Lisa and I’m here at Dr. Manger’s LASIK clinic to have my surgery done. I probably have been thinking about it for eleven years. I am so excited about being able to play tennis and not being sweaty and have my glasses fall off my nose. This has been a very difficult year for me, and so I thought this is a year to do something great for myself.


January 4, 2012

LASIK Approved by NASA

NASALASIK has been performed since the mid 1990s and is one of the most common elective surgery procedures done in the United States to date. Approximately 14 million people in the US have undergone LASIK since the mid 1990s, with an additional 800,000 procedures now being performed annually.

New advancements in All-Laser Custom LASIK make the procedure so safe that it has been approved for astronauts. In 2007, after evaluating rigorous military testing and clinical trials involving LASIK, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) approved All-Laser LASIK with wavefront technology and Intralase® for its pilots and astronauts.

December 8, 2011

Computer vision syndrome

computer-vision-syndromeEver since personal computers started becoming commonplace in homes and offices, a condition known as computer vision syndrome (CVS) has been on the rise. Millions of computer users commonly complain of eyestrain, headaches, blurred and double vision, dry and irritated eyes, eye discomfort, and neck and/or back pain. Because some of these symptoms may also be related to problems with chronic fatigue or stress-related disorders, it is important to talk to your doctor about other possible causes of discomfort and eliminate as many contributing factors as possible.

December 6, 2011

Bill L.

My experience with Saddleback was great My experience at Saddleback Eye Center was great. The staff was very professional and made me feel very comfortable with […]
December 6, 2011

Jaymee F. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my eyes Jaymee F. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient Dr. Manger, Thank you so much for giving me my vision […]
December 6, 2011

Rachel A.

I had been thinking of LASIK for years I had been thinking of LASIK surgery for years. I was very skeptical about the whole procedure since […]
December 6, 2011

Elvira C. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

My eye doctor told me I wasn’t a candidate for LASIK Elvira C. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient. I wanted to have LASIK done for the […]
November 21, 2011

Understanding LASIK vs Premium IOLs


lasik-iolPatients occasionally ask us about intraocular lens implants, or IOLs, as a means of vision correction. Although helpful for patients who experience visual difficulties due to cataracts, IOLs are typically not recommended for people whose main vision problems are caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.



October 31, 2011

Blended monovision. LASIK could be your solution.

Blended monovision. You’re sitting at the kitchen table with your morning coffee and newspaper. Nowadays it seems like you’re straining your eyes to focus on the […]
October 31, 2011

What Is The Maximum Age for LASIK Surgery?

too-old-for-lasikThink you’re too old for LASIK? While one can be too young for LASIK (patients must be at least 18 years of age), you can never be too old for the procedure, provided your eyes are healthy. Dr. Manger has performed LASIK on patients in their 60s, 70s and even 80s who wanted to be free of glasses and contact lenses.

October 14, 2011

PRK vs LASIK – Learn More About How They Differ

PRKAlthough LASIK is the most popular type of vision correction surgery, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. However, other refractive treatments exist that may be viable solutions for those patients for whom LASIK is not an option. One of these is “flapless LASIK,” or PRK. PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK has been performed in the United States since the mid-1990s and may be an excellent alternative for patients who are not candidates for the LASIK procedure.

September 30, 2011

LASIK myths

Common LASIK myths and misconceptions about LASIK can prevent many patients from experiencing the benefits of better vision. Do any of these sound familiar? “I was […]
September 27, 2011

LASIK and Sports: Don’t let glasses or contacts hold you back from your favorite activities!

surferHave you ever gone surfing and lost a contact lens? Have you sacrificed good distance vision while jogging outdoors so you could wear sunglasses? Wouldn’t it be nice to golf and see where the ball lands on the green?


Whether you love surfing, running, golfing, or any other physical activity, glasses and contacts can get in the way while trying to maintain an active lifestyle. Glasses are impractical for any sport, especially when they slide down your nose or fog up. Contacts carry their own risks and nuisances, from the discomfort caused by a windy day to the risk of one falling out during activities such as swimming or surfing.

August 18, 2011

Poor Night Vision. How Can LASIK Improve?

driving-at-nightHave you ever noticed when you wear your contacts at night that lights seem to have a "halo effect"? Or you get "starry vision" at night when you drive while wearing your glasses? If you've ever considered LASIK as a solution to your vision problems, you'll be pleased to learn that LASIK can also improve your night vision.



August 18, 2011

Budget LASIK centers

budget-lasikWe've all seen those advertisements in the local newspaper or magazine that advertise LASIK surgery "as low as $799" per eye. Or maybe it was someone wearing a gorilla suit and a hand-made sandwich board at your local strip mall. It may sound like a good deal ... but do you really know what you're getting when you go to a LASIK "budget center"?

August 16, 2011

Meet Dr. Manger of Saddleback Eye Center



August 15, 2011

John Kobylt

Getting up the nerve was the hardest part of having LASIK.

johnI want to thank you for giving me 20/15 eyesight for the first time in my life. I hadn't seen clearly without glasses since I was a small child. Getting up the nerve was the hardest part of having LASIK. After meeting Dr. Manger, seeing his confidence and the warmth of his staff, it made me realize I was in safe hands. Saddleback Eye Center runs the best LASIK clinic in the country. My procedure took less than a half hour. It didn't hurt and I'm seeing 20/15!


– John Kobylt, Talk Show Host, KFI AM 640 Radio

John Kobylt had LASIK in October of 2001

August 12, 2011

Protective Sunglasses Are Essential To Maintaining Eye Health

sunglassesChanel, Prada, Gucci, Coach. We all know the brands. Whether they are big and bold, or glittery and gold, sunglasses have become a popular fashion accessory. If you are buying a new pair of sunglasses this summer, make sure to choose carefully with eye protection in mind.

Unfortunately, many of today's designer brands fall short on actual sun protection. Statistically, 7 out of 10 adults will develop a sun-related disorder during their lifetime, and medical studies show that eyelid cancers, cataracts, and macular degeneration (aging retinal disease) are caused by long-term sun exposure. Invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with blue-violet visible rays, pose a potential hazard to the human eye.

August 12, 2011
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How much better would your life be without the hassle of glasses and contacts? Imagine being able to see your alarm clock when you wake up […]
August 12, 2011
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Self Evaluation Quiz

Are you a good candidate for LASIK? Find out if you may be a good candidate for LASIK with our free LASIK Self Evaluation Quiz! Answer the following questions and […]
August 12, 2011
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Get Started

What to expect the day of your VIP LASIK exam When you arrive at Saddleback Eye Center for your VIP LASIK exam, you will be greeted by Dr. Manger’s friendly and knowledgeable […]
August 12, 2011

Monovision LASIK – the answer for reading glasses!

readingglassesYou're sitting at the kitchen table with your morning coffee and newspaper. Nowadays it seems like you're straining your eyes to focus on the print and holding the paper further and further away — in fact, your arms aren't long enough. Sound familiar?

Around age 40, you begin to need reading glasses for up-close activities and you may even need bifocals or progressive lenses so you can see both distance and near objects with one pair of glasses. This loss of focus in near vision is called presbyopia and naturally occurs in your 40s or 50s. You can no longer read a book or magazine, see your cell phone or text, or see your watch clearly without reading glasses. Even activities like putting on makeup or shaving become difficult without reading glasses.

August 12, 2011

Mike Nolan – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

LASIK remains one of the best decisions I've made in my life!

mikeIt has been nearly 10 years since Dr. Charles Manger worked his magic on my eyes, giving me better than 20/20 vision. Yes, I know, it's not magic, it's skill. It's the kind of skill that can only come from being one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country. But believe me, when you first walk outside and feel the joy of incredible vision without glasses or contacts, it will seem like magic. Thank you Dr. Manger for giving me my vision back. It remains one of the best decisions I have made in my life!

– Mike Nolan, Air Traffic Reporter, KFI AM 640 Radio

Mike Nolan had his LASIK in 1998

August 12, 2011

Shauna J.

I don't ever have to worry about wearing contacts again.

shaunaHi, I'm Shauna. I had my surgery around 10 months ago and I've had the best summer I've had in a very long time. I don't ever have to worry about wearing contacts. My vision is still 20/15 after having the surgery and I've been enjoying every single minute of it. 

I came in for a consultation only and before I even knew it, I was having the LASIK surgery! It was so exciting! I had wanted to have this done for over 5 years and now I have perfect vision. Dr. Manger and his staff helped me with all my needs and concerns and took care of me. Now I am ready to do all the fun activities life has to offer without the worry of glasses or contacts. Thank you Dr. Manger!




August 12, 2011

Yasmeen I.

This truly is the best gift you could give yourself.

yasmeenHi, I'm Yasmeen and I had the LASIK procedure about 8 months ago. It is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. Dr. Manger and the office staff have been exceptional. Any questions I had, they answered right away. This truly is the best gift you could give yourself. I feel so blessed that I have the freedom to enjoy life to the fullest.

August 12, 2011

Adrian R.

This is the best thing I've ever done in my entire life.

adrianHi, my name is Adrian. I'm a 20-year-old college student. I had my LASIK procedure with Dr. Manger 2 months ago and today I can see 20/15, which is a vast improvement from my -9.00 prescription before LASIK.

The biggest factor in my decision to have LASIK was that I've been tormented by glasses and contacts since I was 6 years old. Once my vision stabilized, I made the decision to have LASIK and I came to Saddleback Eye Center. I shopped around a little bit and there was no doubt in my mind once I came here. I felt safe and I felt comfortable.

August 12, 2011

Susan W.

The process was very easy and very quick.

susanHi, my name is Susan. I had my LASIK procedure about 6 months ago, and it was probably the best decision I've ever made. The whole process was absolutely fabulous. It was actually my husband's idea – he made my appointment and I went to the exam.

My experience was great! I was nervous about the process, but Dr. Manger and his staff made me feel at ease. Everyone was so friendly and professional. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable. I loved having a coach at my side walking me through each step of the process.

August 12, 2011

Kirsten G. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

If you are thinking about getting LASIK, go for it!

kirstenHi, my name is Kirsten and I had LASIK surgery with Dr. Manger about a month ago. I've got to say it's the best money I've ever spent. I love waking up every morning and looking at my clock and being able to read it. I love that I can go on hikes now and see the trail without having to fumble with my glasses. I love that I can go to a restaurant and look up at the menu and figure out what I want without having to lean over the counter and squint. If you are thinking about getting LASIK, go for it!

August 12, 2011

JaNece S.

It's been the best thing I have ever done for myself.

janeceHi, my name is JaNece. Having Dr. Manger perform my LASIK surgery was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I didn't need glasses for most of my life, but within about a year my eyes changed and I needed bifocals. After wearing glasses for four years, that was enough for me.

I was so impressed by the professional and efficient way Dr. Manger's office operated. It was a painless procedure and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I had the monovision procedure and the staff walked me through it every step of the way. I would recommend Dr. Manger to anyone who wants great vision and doesn't want to live with the hassles of glasses or contacts.

August 12, 2011

Gima H.

My life has changed tremendously.

gimaHi, I'm Gima and I'm a patient of Dr. Manger's. I went through LASIK eye surgery about one month ago and I've been very happy since I got it done.

I had heard about Dr. Manger through the radio and through ads, but also I had heard so many great things about him that I decided to come in just for a consultation. I ended up that very same day doing the procedure and the very next day I went to work.

My life has changed tremendously. When I wake up, I can see and when I travel, I don't have to worry about bringing glasses or an extra pair of contact lenses. I'm an active person so it really has been a blessing.

August 12, 2011

Darren K.

The procedure was quick and painless.

darrenHi, my name is Darren. I had the LASIK surgery about a year ago and my vision is still perfect. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. 

Dr. Manger's staff was great; they walked me through everything. From the front desk to the laser, they made me feel comfortable. Every step of the way I was put at ease. There was no pressure, and Dr. Manger was awesome. The procedure was quick and painless and now I can see perfectly! Thank you Dr. Manger for answering all my questions and for making the surgery seem so simple.

August 12, 2011

Katherine L.

I couldn't be happier!

katherineHi, my name is Katherine and I had LASIK about 6 months ago. I was sick and tired of wearing glasses all the time. I had been wearing glasses for ten years before I finally decided to get LASIK eye surgery.

I did my research before actually having my procedure done. I had been to a couple of LASIK centers before coming to Saddleback Eye Center. At another eye center, I was pressured into making an appointment to get LASIK,  but I just did not feel completely comfortable because I was not going to be able to meet my doctor until the actual day of my surgery.

August 12, 2011

Sarah R.

My life has changed so much since having LASIK!

sarahHi, my name is Sarah. I had LASIK surgery about 4 months ago and since then my life has changed so much! I can see perfectly now. My vision is now 20/15 compared to 20/400 before LASIK. After wearing glasses since age 10 and contacts since age 14, I never imagined being able to see the world in so many vivid colors again. I will never again take my vision for granted! 

The entire LASIK procedure – from the initial exam to the very end of the surgery – was seamless and went by very quickly. A special thanks goes to Dr. Manger for making the day I had LASIK one of the best days of my life! 

August 12, 2011

Tricia L.

I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else!

triciaHi, my name is Tricia. I came to Dr. Manger after my parents both had the LASIK procedure done. I'm going to law school soon, so reading and looking at the computer has been really tough on my eyes since I had such bad vision. But since I have had the procedure done, it has been great! My vision has been perfect. Just waking up in the morning without having to put in my contact lenses or worry about glasses has been absolutely amazing.

August 12, 2011

Kristin C.

The world is a whole new place for me.

kristinMy name is Kristin. I had LASIK in February of 2011 and it has been a tremendous experience.

I hated glasses and contacts – they gave me a headache and my contacts would dry my eyes out. I couldn't deal with that everyday.

If you are thinking of LASIK, and would like it done but you are asking yourself, "Can I afford it?" or thinking, "I have all these things going on" ... don't wait. I wouldn't wait at all. I'm 26 years old and I wish I would have done this in college.

August 12, 2011

How LASIK works – Learn more at Saddleback Eye Center

How LASIK works. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea so that light focuses more precisely on your retina. The first step of the LASIK procedure is the […]
August 12, 2011

Understanding common vision problems

There are three main parts to the human eye: the cornea, the lens, and the retina. The retina is like the film in a camera. In […]
August 12, 2011
LASIK: Step by step

LASIK Step by step. The Saddleback Eye Difference

LASIK Step by step The All-Laser Custom LASIK Procedure. At Saddleback Eye Center, we make every effort to ensure that your LASIK procedure is as comfortable and easy as possible. LASIK takes […]
August 12, 2011

What to expect the day of your procedure

Recovery from All-Laser Custom LASIK is a relatively quick process compared to other forms of surgery. However, it is up to you to allow your eyes to heal […]
August 12, 2011

LASIK technology

The next generation of LASIK technology Since laser vision correction was introduced more than a decade ago, steady advances have been made in the safety and precision of LASIK surgery. […]
August 12, 2011

LASIK FAQ – Get your questions answered by Dr. Manger

LASIK FAQ about All-Laser Custom LASIK Q: What happens at the free VIP LASIK exam?* A: During this thorough 2½ hour VIP LASIK exam, you will learn about All-Laser Custom LASIK as an alternative to […]
August 12, 2011
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Are you a LASIK candidate?

Whether or not LASIK is right for your eyes can only be determined by a thorough examination. At Dr. Manger’s office, we conduct the industry’s most comprehensive 14-test […]
August 9, 2011

6 common LASIK mistakes





August 9, 2011

How Much Does LASIK Cost?


Many patients are pleased to find that All-Laser Custom LASIK with Dr. Manger is an affordable LASIK procedure compared to the amount of money spent on glasses, contact lenses, and solutions over time. And when you also consider the value of living your life without the struggle of glasses and contacts, the cost may seem even more affordable. For many, this extra value of having LASIK is priceless. When making a decision whether or not to have LASIK, you have think about what clear vision is worth to you. This extra WOW factor may be the difference maker for you and help you realize that the cost of LASIK really is affordable and well worth every penny.

August 9, 2011

Is LASIK right for me? Am I a LASIK Candidate?



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