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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



“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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“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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“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. 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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“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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“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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“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

Researching LASIK? Get The True Facts!

Researching LASIK? Get The True Facts!

Since various information can be found online regarding LASIK surgery, how to find the best LASIK surgeon should be your first search to ensure you get accurate and reliable information. 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 know what to look for on the Internet? What is the best way to research LASIK, then? And how do you look for the best LASIK surgeon in Orange County?

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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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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A LASIK Surgeon

Thinking LASIK Is All About The Technology:
Since there are only 2-3 different lasers used for LASIK, knowing how to find the best LASIK surgeon with years of experience will ensure a safe and successful surgery. If it was only the technology that was important, everyone would have the same outcomes. But, they don’t because…

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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


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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