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.


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.

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. 

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.


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.

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.


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 my decision to have the LASIK monovision treatment. I came in for an exam after hearing an introduction on KLAC. I wasn’t expecting to have the treatment the same … Read more


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 back. As soon as I stood up after the procedure and looked across the room, I knew I did the right thing. I was able to see my little … Read more


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 this is the only set of eyes I have. After my exam/consultation with Dr. Manger and Dr. Park I was still having second thoughts. Going to the seminar helped … Read more


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 longest time, but every time I went for an eye exam, my eye doctor would tell me I am not a good candidate because of me being farsighted and … Read more

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.




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 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 … Read more

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.

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.


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 told I wasn’t a candidate for LASIK” Sometimes, eye doctors will tell patients that they are not good candidates for LASIK simply because they do not perform LASIK and … Read more

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.

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.



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”?

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

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.

SECR-072-07 900Page_banner

Save $900!

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 … enjoying swimming, running, sailing, golfing, and all your favorite activities without the inconvenience of corrective lenses … saying goodbye to the redness, irritation, and dryness that so often … Read more

selv evaluation

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 receive your results instantly. You will also be given an opportunity to download our our new All About LASIK Guide! Our illustrated guide will provide you with the information you need … Read more

Get Started

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 staff. Since most of our staff members are also patients of Dr. Manger’s, we understand your questions and concerns and are happy to spend as much time as you … Read more

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.

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

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!




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.

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.

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.

Call Now Button Skip to content Saddlebackeye Calendar