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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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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

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 won’t regret it. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I can’t imagine going back to having to wear glasses and contacts every day. Nick

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 types of LASIK technology? Are all LASIK the same? To answer common questi…

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 Center to take care of my eyes. I opted not to go with many options near my home in West Hollywood to come here. After researching Saddleback I can … Read more

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. Perhaps you’ve learned a bit about how LASIK is performed or read some patient testimonials. But when it’s time to actually choose your LASIK surgeon, is this information enough? … Read more

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 you with an incredible view. And what better way to enjoy these vistas than with…

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 and unsure of how does LASIK work. If you don’t know exactly what to expect or how LASIK works, you might be hesitant about going through with the procedure, and understandably so. To help … Read more

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 be something holding you back. For a lot of people, it comes down to sticker shock. Anything …

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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 go a long way. For example, if a close friend or family member were to tell you who per…

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 percent, LASIK surgery is rated as one of the safest, most reliably successful surgeries in the…

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 of vision measured at a distance of 20 feet. When you have 20/20 vision, it means you c…

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 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 are … Read more

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 of these conditions, then you’ve probably got quest…

LASIK eye surgery cost in Orange County

LASIK Eye Surgery Prices Vary So Widely. Why?

How Much Is LASIK Eye Surgery? The cost of how much is LASIK in Orange County varies depending on where you get it done, but why? How could one place charge only $1,000 per eye, when others are charging $2,500 or more? It’s relatively complicated, but this post will explain exactly what goes into determining … Read more

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 hold.

Virtually all of our LASIK patients are able to resume their normal activities the very day foll…

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 want to know whether or not the surgery will permanently improve their vision. The good news is that the vast majority of our patients receive permanent improvements to their … Read more

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 done because you don’t trust the technology? Well we’ve got good news – LASIK technology is safe, effective, and backed by some serious technology. Saddleback Eye Center offers one … Read more

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