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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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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

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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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American Academy of Opthalmology

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 Chicago. In November, Dr. Charles Manger,  a leading Orange County LASIK surgeon, spent time in Chicago at the annual meeting … Read more

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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 complications or further LASIK procedures. Your outcome will only be as good as the surgeon you choose.  Budget LASIK centers … Read more

How to Find The Best LASIK Eye Surgeon

Here at Saddleback Eye Center we know how important your vision is to you. We understand that finding the right LASIK Eye Surgeon to perform your LASIK eye surgery can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. To make researching easier for you, we have provided a breakdown of the four main categories of LASIK eye … Read more

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PRK vs LASIK

PRK vs LASIK What is PRK vs LASIK? What does it do? PRK stands for Photo refractive Keratectomy. Like LASIK, it is a laser vision correction procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure may be recommended for patients with certain corneal conditions such as very thin corneas, corneal scarring, or patients who have … Read more

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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? Maybe you have considered LASIK eye surgery costs, but haven’t decided on it because you’re not sure if it’s affordable. 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 will … Read more

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 laser technology? Are all LASIK the same? To answer common questions about LASIK, here are some facts which will help you understand LASIK technology better. First off, … Read more

Correct common vision problems with LASIK

When considering your options for correct common vision problems correction, including LASIK, it’s helpful to have a solid understanding of how the eye works. It’s also important to understand how common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia affect the eyes. This information can give you valuable insight about how LASIK can provide … 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 clear vision, without the hassle of glasses or contacts? If your goal is to … Read more

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. 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 you understand LASIK and ease those fears, … 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 with a price tag in the thousands of dollars range can be … Read more

Orange County LASIK Eye Surgery

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 performed their Orange County LASIK procedure, wouldn’t you be more inclined … Read more

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 history of medicine. At Saddleback Eye Center, Dr. Charles Manger provides a custom, … Read more

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 can see the same line of letters on an eye exam chart … Read more

What is Wavefront (or Custom) LASIK Technology?

What is Wavefront Lasik Technology? LASIK surgery is a complicated procedure that requires precise technical equipment and the steady hand of a very experienced surgeon. While there are many different tools available to LASIK surgeons, some technologies are far more advanced than others, and using the most advanced technology helps ensure the best surgery results. … Read more

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

What to Expect on the Day of Your LASIK Surgery

What to Expect on the Day of LASIK Surgery Many patients wonder what will happen on the day of their LASIK procedure. And while it’s natural to feel a mix of anticipation and nervousness about having LASIK done, some patients are overly fearful, thinking that it will be a painful, long and arduous process, but … 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 questions about them. Many people have trouble understanding the difference between nearsighted and farsighted, but fortunately, we’re here to clear things up. … Read more

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LASIK Eye Surgery Prices Vary So Widely. Why?

How Much Is LASIK Eye Surgery? LASIK eye surgery cost in Orange County about budget LASIK surgery cost vary depending on where you get it done, buy 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 … 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 following their procedure. Here is a detailed explanation of what the after-care … Read more

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