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.

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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

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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

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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.

Kirsten G. – Saddleback Eye Center Patient

If you are thinking about getting LASIK, go for it!

kirstenHi, my name is Kirsten and I had LASIK surgery with Dr. Manger about a month ago. I’ve got to say it’s the best money I’ve ever spent. I love waking up every morning and looking at my clock and being able to read it. I love that I can go on hikes now and see the trail without having to fumble with my glasses. I love that I can go to a restaurant and look up at the menu and figure out what I want without having to lean over the counter and squint. If you are thinking about getting LASIK, go for it!

JaNece S.

It’s been the best thing I have ever done for myself.

janeceHi, my name is JaNece. Having Dr. Manger perform my LASIK surgery was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I didn’t need glasses for most of my life, but within about a year my eyes changed and I needed bifocals. After wearing glasses for four years, that was enough for me.

I was so impressed by the professional and efficient way Dr. Manger’s office operated. It was a painless procedure and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I had the monovision procedure and the staff walked me through it every step of the way. I would recommend Dr. Manger to anyone who wants great vision and doesn’t want to live with the hassles of glasses or contacts.

Gima H.

My life has changed tremendously.

gimaHi, I’m Gima and I’m a patient of Dr. Manger’s. I went through LASIK eye surgery about one month ago and I’ve been very happy since I got it done.

I had heard about Dr. Manger through the radio and through ads, but also I had heard so many great things about him that I decided to come in just for a consultation. I ended up that very same day doing the procedure and the very next day I went to work.

My life has changed tremendously. When I wake up, I can see and when I travel, I don’t have to worry about bringing glasses or an extra pair of contact lenses. I’m an active person so it really has been a blessing.

Darren K.

The procedure was quick and painless.

darrenHi, my name is Darren. I had the LASIK surgery about a year ago and my vision is still perfect. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 

Dr. Manger’s staff was great; they walked me through everything. From the front desk to the laser, they made me feel comfortable. Every step of the way I was put at ease. There was no pressure, and Dr. Manger was awesome. The procedure was quick and painless and now I can see perfectly! Thank you Dr. Manger for answering all my questions and for making the surgery seem so simple.

Katherine L.

I couldn’t be happier!

katherineHi, my name is Katherine and I had LASIK about 6 months ago. I was sick and tired of wearing glasses all the time. I had been wearing glasses for ten years before I finally decided to get LASIK eye surgery.

I did my research before actually having my procedure done. I had been to a couple of LASIK centers before coming to Saddleback Eye Center. At another eye center, I was pressured into making an appointment to get LASIK,  but I just did not feel completely comfortable because I was not going to be able to meet my doctor until the actual day of my surgery.

Sarah R.

My life has changed so much since having LASIK!

sarahHi, my name is Sarah. I had LASIK surgery about 4 months ago and since then my life has changed so much! I can see perfectly now. My vision is now 20/15 compared to 20/400 before LASIK. After wearing glasses since age 10 and contacts since age 14, I never imagined being able to see the world in so many vivid colors again. I will never again take my vision for granted! 

The entire LASIK procedure – from the initial exam to the very end of the surgery – was seamless and went by very quickly. A special thanks goes to Dr. Manger for making the day I had LASIK one of the best days of my life! 

Tricia L.

I wouldn’t trust my eyes to anyone else!

triciaHi, my name is Tricia. I came to Dr. Manger after my parents both had the LASIK procedure done. I’m going to law school soon, so reading and looking at the computer has been really tough on my eyes since I had such bad vision. But since I have had the procedure done, it has been great! My vision has been perfect. Just waking up in the morning without having to put in my contact lenses or worry about glasses has been absolutely amazing.

Kristin C.

The world is a whole new place for me.

kristinMy name is Kristin. I had LASIK in February of 2011 and it has been a tremendous experience.

I hated glasses and contacts – they gave me a headache and my contacts would dry my eyes out. I couldn’t deal with that everyday.

If you are thinking of LASIK, and would like it done but you are asking yourself, “Can I afford it?” or thinking, “I have all these things going on” … don’t wait. I wouldn’t wait at all. I’m 26 years old and I wish I would have done this in college.

What to expect the day of your procedure

The LASIK eye surgery cost will depend on the condition of your eyes. Recovery from All-Laser Custom LASIK is a relatively quick process compared to other forms of surgery. However, it is up to you to allow your eyes to heal after the procedure, which means following all the instructions given to you by Dr. … Read more


LASIK FAQ – Get your questions answered by Dr. Manger

LASIK FAQ about All-Laser Custom LASIK Q: What happens at the free VIP LASIK exam?* A: During this thorough 2½ hour VIP LASIK exam, you will learn about All-Laser Custom LASIK as an alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Our doctors and staff will perform a series of 14 tests on your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Dr. … Read more

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Are you a LASIK candidate?

Whether or not LASIK is right for your eyes and your LASIK eye surgery cost can only be determined by a thorough examination. At Dr. Manger’s office, we conduct the industry’s most comprehensive 14-test diagnostic LASIK exam, which takes approximately 2½ hours to complete. Not everyone is a candidate for the LASIK procedure; even with the extensive … Read more

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