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Common Fears About LASIK Surgery

Most Common Fears About LASIK Eye Surgery

One of the biggest reasons people put off getting LASIK eye surgery is fear. It is only normal to feel this way, but most of our patients regret waiting so long to get LASIK after realizing how easy and pain-free it is with Dr. Manger. Should You Be Afraid Of LASIK Surgery? Many people are … Read more

What You Need To Know About The LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”

So, you’re interested in LASIK and just had a consultation where the practice offered you a Lifetime Guarantee.  You think, “This is great!  They are going to take care of my eyes for the rest of my life and are guaranteeing me 20/20 vision!” Not so fast!  Read these exclusions from actual practices that offer … Read more

Why Your Eye Doctor Keeps Saying You Are Not a Good Candidate For LASIK?

Why Your Eye Doctor Keeps Saying You Are Not a Good Candidate For LASIK?

During your initial exam here at Saddleback Eye Center, Dr. Manger will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Routinely, 80% of patients are great candidates for LASIK. Only 20% are not, and this is usually due to an underlying eye health condition. Shockingly, half of the patients who are great candidates had … Read more

What is YAG Capsulotomy?

During cataract surgery, the cataract was removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL. The new lens is held in place in what is called the posterior capsule in the eye. Cloudy vision after cataract surgery can occur if this posterior capsule becomes opaque. This can happen as soon as a few months to … Read more

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract occurs when the inner lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Typically, light can pass through the lens to your retina and allow you to have clear vision. As the lens becomes cloudy, less light passes through and can cause blurry vision and make it harder for the eyes to focus. Some may also … Read more

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Dr. Manger Celebrates 90,000 LASIK Eye Procedures

Laguna Hills, CA – Saddleback Eye Center, the top referred LASIK eye center in Orange County, celebrates 90,000 LASIK procedures performed solely by Dr. Charles Manger. While very few LASIK surgeons achieve this milestone, Dr. Manger is the only LASIK specialist in California 100% focused on LASIK surgery. He has been performing the LASIK procedure … Read more

Pinguecula: What is it and How to Treat it

Pinguecula: What is it and How to Treat it

A pinguecula is a growth that develops on the conjunctiva of the eye. The overdevelopment of tissue is usually yellow and tends to form on the side of the eye closest to the nose. Pinguecula may be small and hardly noticeable, or large and uncomfortable, but this overgrowth of tissue usually happens at a very … Read more

What Is Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye)

What Is Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye)

A pterygium (plural is pterygia), otherwise known as “surfer’s eye,” is a fleshy growth of tissue raised and filled with blood vessels. It starts in the pink area of your eye (the conjunctiva) and spreads through the cornea, which is the clear protective shield covering the eye. A pterygium commonly originates from the inner corner, … Read more

Dr. Manger Of Saddleback LASIK Eye Center Made Headlines For Providing Superior LASIK Expertise And Unparalleled Visual Results To His Patients

Saddleback Eye Center Makes Headlines For Advanced LASIK Technology

Dr. Manger Of Saddleback Eye Center Made Headlines For Providing Superior LASIK Expertise And Unparalleled Visual Results To His Patients. LASIK eye surgery is a non-invasive procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism to help patients be independent of their glasses and contact lenses. Patients come from around the world to have Dr. Manger perform … Read more

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How Dr. Manger is Shaping the Next Generation of Medical Professionals

As anyone in medicine knows, getting some clinical experience before going to medical school is of the utmost importance. For the past decade, Saddleback Eye Center has trained many of the next generation of medical technicians, physician assistants, doctors, and nurses. Dr. Manger, best known for providing the best LASIK eye surgery in Orange County, … Read more

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Charles Manger III

Dr. Charles Manger III graduated from the United States Naval Academy with degrees in Math and Nuclear Science and then went to medical school at USC. Dr. Manger completed the LA County/USC Medical Center Ophthalmology Program in 1980. He is a board certified Ophthalmologist and founded Saddleback Eye Center in Laguna Hills, CA where he … Read more

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Melanie

“Goodbye contacts!” Melanie is a Patient Counselor. She had LASIK with Dr. Manger in 2019 and had such a great result that she referred both her dad and husband.

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Hayley

“I was previously told I was not a candidate!” Hayley is a Patient Counselor and had LASIK in 2019. Her boyfriend saw how happy she was after LASIK that he got it done himself!”

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Carol

“No more reading glasses!” Carol is a Patient Counselor and had LASIK 20 years ago and since then she has referred 3 cousins, son, nephew, niece, neighbors, and several friends to Dr. Manger. Learn more about our Orange County Lasik Technology.

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Dr. Nguyen

“Dr. Manger is the only one I’d trust for my family” Dr. Nguyen is our Staff Optometrist and although he doesn’t need LASIK for himself, he referred his brother, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and several friends.

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Jessica

“My family deserves the best, and that’s Dr. Manger” Jessica is our Social Media Manager and although she doesn’t need LASIK, she referred both her mom and dad to get their vision corrected by Dr. Manger.

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Laurie

“No more astigmatism!” Laurie is the Director of Communications and had LASIK in 2015. She was so pleased with her result that she referred her brother, 4 cousins, and 9 close friends!

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Linda

“24 years later, still 20/20” Linda is our Practice Administrator and had LASIK by Dr. Manger 24 years ago! She is still seeing 20/20 and referred her husband, daughter, dad, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, step-daughter and many friends. Learn more about our Orange County Lasik Technology.

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LASIK Patient Story: Meet Dr. Auth

Dr. Jonathan Auth is a physician and general pediatrician in Orange County. One month ago, after 15 years of pondering over the possibility of LASIK, he decided to schedule an appointment for an exam with Dr. Manger.  Read below to hear his story: “As a physician and general pediatrician, I have a lot of experience … Read more

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14-Step LASIK Exam: Test #1 The Auto Refractor

Have you been considering having a LASIK exam with Dr. Manger?  Did you know the LASIK exams at many LASIK centers only last an average of 45-60 minutes? At Saddleback Eye Center, we conduct an extremely thorough, 14-test exam that typically takes 2.5 hours to complete! Not only will your eyes be thoroughly tested, but … Read more

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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 NO surgical procedure can be guaranteed. Think about it; have you ever heard an orthopedic surgeon guarantee the success of your shoulder surgery? No. So why is there a … Read more

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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 to wait in line. Why buy an ordinary gas car when you can get a Tesla? We live in an age where there’s always something newer, always something better, … Read more

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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 to know what is actually true and what is false information. And, let’s face it, LASIK is a surgical procedure; it’s very technical and highly specialized. Would you even … Read more

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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 by many people because they are virtually undetectable. Long-term use of contact lenses, though, may cause a number of different complications including irritation, dry eyes, corneal abrasions, and conjunctivitis. … Read more

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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 are visiting family for the holidays, or going on a winter vacation, the added hassle of dealing with glasses or contact lenses makes this time of year that much … Read more

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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 at any age, and eyes typically become a little drier every year as you get older. Symptoms of dry eye may go unnoticed or may be ignored by patients, … Read more

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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 have the best LASIK surgeon in Orange County that goes above and beyond to provide you with all the information you need to know about LASIK, so you can feel comfortable and can make a decision … Read more

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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 your eyes to age prematurely. Everyday exposure also increases the risk for eyelid cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration. UV sunlight reflects off bright surfaces, including the ground, and causes … Read more

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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 incorrectly! Holding the bottle directly above your eye and then watching the drop as it falls slowly toward your eye is possibly the hardest way to do this. Plus, … Read more

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