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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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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

Crush Your LASIK Fears

Crush Your LASIK Fears

The best way to crush LASIK fears is to shift your focus on how to find the best LASIK surgeon with excellent background and help ensure a successful surgery. That is why at Saddleback Eye Center, we have the best LASIK surgeon in Orange County to provide you with all the information you need to … 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

Summer Vacay After LASIK Eye Surgery

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 camping under the stars, glasses and contacts can cause unnecessary hassle. How many of you have ever lost your glasses while on vacation, or forgotten your contact case and … Read more

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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!” Low and behold, she was right! Carrots and other orange colored fruits and vegetables contain Beta-carotene, a type of Vitamin A. Beta-carotene helps to protect the surface of the … Read more

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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 the use of glasses and contact lenses. Often, patients come into our office with fear about having a laser eye surgery procedure on their eyes. With a warm smile, … Read more

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LASIK Eye Surgery – Did you know..

Every day, we have patients come into Saddleback Eye Center concerned about how does LASIK work, thinking it will be a long and painful process. However, Dr. Manger and the Saddleback Eye Center staff want to assure you that, in fact, LASIK surgery is performed through a very quick and painless procedure. The procedure itself … Read more

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 surgery?” The answer is “No!” Dr. Manger has performed LASIK on people of various ages, from patients as young as 18 to our oldest at 91 years old! For … Read more

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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 to years following their procedure, patients have expressed their gratitude to Dr. Manger for helping them gain amazing vision through LASIK eye surgery. Here’s what some of our patients … Read more

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

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 the eye to turn easily. The conjunctiva contains many small, rather fragile blood vessels. Rupture of one of these small vessels or capillaries results in a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This … Read more

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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. Pinguecula is a small, fleshy lump, typically a whitish or yellowish color, that grows on the white part of the eye (called the sclera). Adults who are exposed a … Read more

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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 limitations of glasses and contacts. Fortunately, refractive surgery allows for these patients to have excellent vision without corrective lenses. A recent study conducted by Rose Sia, M.D., focused on … Read more

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Is LASIK Affordable? How Much Is LASIK Surgery?

For many patients contemplating laser eye surgery, considering the cost of the LASIK procedure may be one of the factors that prevent them from moving forward. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what determines the cost for LASIK. The cost for LASIK will range depending on a number of different factors including the patient’s ocular … Read more

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 and NO surgical procedure can be guaranteed.  The main problems associated with a ‘lifetime guarantee” are: It’s good for the lifetime of the center, not of the patient There … Read more

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 reading glasses. I would rather resort back to my Federal agent days, carrying a machine gun through a door in Bogota, Columbia with forces of the Medellin Cartel being … Read more

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 one eye develops good vision while the other does not, the eye with poorer vision is called “amblyopic.” Usually, only one eye is affected by amblyopia, but it is … Read more

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 floaters. They’re particularly noticeable when looking at a blank surface or an open space, such as a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or … Read more

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 done by a very experienced surgeon. Our eyes are one of the most important organs. They are ones of the most sensitive, too. We are often hesitant to undergo … Read more

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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 the American Academy of Ophthalmology earlier this month in C…

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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 eye.

Do it right the first time and avoid complication…

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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 a world expert in the LASIK industry, and was one of the first LASIK surgeons in the U.S. to adopt All-Laser LASIK technology. Let’s start at the beginning: What … Read more

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Glasses vs. LASIK: LASIK Eye Surgery Costs & Benefits

Are you tired of the inconvenience of wearing glasses and catch yourself wondering, “how much is LASIK in Orange County?”. Here’s some information that will shed the light on the costs and benefits that an Orange County laser surgery.   Consider this… a successful LASIK surgery from an experienced surgeon will last a lifetime. A LASIK … Read more

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