What are the Laser Eye Surgery Risks?

There are a number of reasons why people don’t take that first step towards laser eye surgery and clear vision — the fear of LASIK eye surgery risks. The fear of pain or worse, going blind after an eye surgery, is a very real fear for most of us. But…

Are You a Custom LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate?

“I’M NOT A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?!” Have you ever thought or heard you weren’t a good LASIK candidate? Truth is, you very well may be! ***At Saddleback Eye Center, we routinely turn away 20% of people who are NOT good candidates*** Many eye care professionals erroneously tell you that you are not a good candidate … Read more

Correct Common Vision Problems with LASIK

Orange County LASIK uses state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Manger of Saddleback Eye Center uses all-Custom LASIK procedure which can cure more than just nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The all laser custom LASIK is safer and more accurate than the laser correction surgery introduced more than a decade ago. The state-of-the-art technology coupled with the skill of a specially-trained surgeon like Dr. Manger means that better vision is easy to achieve.

Discover the Wonderment of Clear Vision

When all of our senses are working well, we take them for granted. As kids, most of us would happily read with a flashlight and sit too close to the TV or computer screen, despite our parents’ reminders about taking better care of our eyes. And then we grow older.

Review Us About LASIK Eye Surgery

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, we’d appreciate you taking a moment to review us online. At Saddleback Eye Center, we care about your opinion and value your feedback. Have you had a LASIK experience with Orange County LASIK surgeon Dr. Manger? Are you excited about how much your vision has … Read more

Kevin N. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

I can see! Thank you Dr. Manger! Kevin N. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient I learned of Saddleback Eye Center from the John & Ken Show. I did a Google Search and discovered that they had a five (out of five) star rating. I was very pleased with how professional and courteous the staff here … Read more

Sally M. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

It is wonderful to wake up and see the world again Sally M. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient The office staff are very professional, very efficient. They made the effort of making me feel comfortable. They explained the process every step of the way. I have read some of the reviews before coming here. The … Read more

Kristin S. LASIK Patient

No question I made the right decision 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 say the only thing that needs to … Read more

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes are one of the most common eye complaints among adults. If left untreated, or if treatment is not effective, dry eyes can be more than just irritating and uncomfortable. Excessive eye dryness can compromise the surface of the eye and may even affect vision.



I felt 100% safe and confident with Dr. Manger What a wonderful doctor, staff doctors and crew! I felt 100% safe and confident handing my eyes over to Dr. Manger to fix. It all started with the seminar that I went to on Saturday – what an excellent seminar. It gave me the confidence in … Read more

Spencer Paysinger

spencer-2I have been wanting LASIK for the past few years now and wherever I went, I heard Dr. Manger’s name mentioned. As a football player, we have to see and react instantly and I always found myself straining my eyes to see the simple things on the field.

My aunt had her surgery done at Saddleback Eye Center and told me all about the procedure as well as the whole staff. After winning Super Bowl XLVI, I knew LASIK would be my present to myself and having it done here was truly amazing. Dr. Manger and his staff knew exactly what they were doing and they make you feel right at home.

Blepharitis. What is it anyway?

eye-dropsBlepharitis is an inflammation of the oil glands at the base of the eyelashes and of the membrane covering the inside of the eyelid. Blepharitis can be caused by bacteria in the eyelid glands, on the eyelids, or on the skin around the eyes. Dandruff or oily skin can also cause blepharitis, and wearing contact lenses or makeup can make the symptoms worse.


John B. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

The gift of sight is a true miracle John B. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient Dear Dr. Manger, I have worn high-prescription (-9) glasses since the age of 2. This precluded me from playing many sports and always made me feel self conscious and a little awkward. Contact lenses were a huge improvement but had … Read more

Ophthalmic migraines

migraineOphthalmic migraines, also called retinal or ocular migraines, cause temporary disturbances in vision that usually affect only one eye. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and visual disturbances such as light sensitivity, floaters, mysterious reflections, blurred vision, double vision, or flashes of light that appear as jagged lines.

Ocular migraines occur when blood vessels in the brain constrict, reducing blood flow to the eyes. Although the exact cause is not well understood, migraines may have some basis in genetics, as 80% of sufferers have a family history of migraine. Stress and hormonal imbalances may also be a factor, as well as fatigue, emotional disturbances, certain medications or foods, excessive noise, and changes in the daily routine.

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

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