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Common Fears About LASIK Surgery

Most Common Fears About LASIK Eye Surgery

One of the biggest reasons people put off getting LASIK eye surgery is fear. It is only normal to feel this way, but most of our patients regret waiting so long to get LASIK after realizing how easy and pain-free it is with Dr. Manger. Should You Be Afraid Of LASIK Surgery? Many people are … Read more

What You Need To Know About The LASIK “Lifetime Guarantee”

So, you’re interested in LASIK and just had a consultation where the practice offered you a Lifetime Guarantee.  You think, “This is great!  They are going to take care of my eyes for the rest of my life and are guaranteeing me 20/20 vision!” Not so fast!  Read these exclusions from actual practices that offer … Read more

Why Your Eye Doctor Keeps Saying You Are Not a Good Candidate For LASIK?

Why Your Eye Doctor Keeps Saying You Are Not a Good Candidate For LASIK?

During your initial exam here at Saddleback Eye Center, Dr. Manger will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Routinely, 80% of patients are great candidates for LASIK. Only 20% are not, and this is usually due to an underlying eye health condition. Shockingly, half of the patients who are great candidates had … Read more

What is YAG Capsulotomy?

During cataract surgery, the cataract was removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL. The new lens is held in place in what is called the posterior capsule in the eye. Cloudy vision after cataract surgery can occur if this posterior capsule becomes opaque. This can happen as soon as a few months to … Read more

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract occurs when the inner lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Typically, light can pass through the lens to your retina and allow you to have clear vision. As the lens becomes cloudy, less light passes through and can cause blurry vision and make it harder for the eyes to focus. Some may also … Read more

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Dr. Manger Celebrates 90,000 LASIK Eye Procedures

Laguna Hills, CA – Saddleback Eye Center, the top referred LASIK eye center in Orange County, celebrates 90,000 LASIK procedures performed solely by Dr. Charles Manger. While very few LASIK surgeons achieve this milestone, Dr. Manger is the only LASIK specialist in California 100% focused on LASIK surgery. He has been performing the LASIK procedure … Read more

What Is Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye)

What Is Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye)

A pterygium (plural is pterygia), otherwise known as “surfer’s eye,” is a fleshy growth of tissue raised and filled with blood vessels. It starts in the pink area of your eye (the conjunctiva) and spreads through the cornea, which is the clear protective shield covering the eye. A pterygium commonly originates from the inner corner, … Read more

Dr. Manger Of Saddleback LASIK Eye Center Made Headlines For Providing Superior LASIK Expertise And Unparalleled Visual Results To His Patients

Saddleback Eye Center Makes Headlines For Advanced LASIK Technology

Dr. Manger Of Saddleback Eye Center Made Headlines For Providing Superior LASIK Expertise And Unparalleled Visual Results To His Patients. LASIK eye surgery is a non-invasive procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism to help patients be independent of their glasses and contact lenses. Patients come from around the world to have Dr. Manger perform … Read more

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How Dr. Manger is Shaping the Next Generation of Medical Professionals

As anyone in medicine knows, getting some clinical experience before going to medical school is of the utmost importance. For the past decade, Saddleback Eye Center has trained many of the next generation of medical technicians, physician assistants, doctors, and nurses. Dr. Manger, best known for providing the best LASIK eye surgery in Orange County, … Read more

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LASIK Patient Story: Meet Dr. Auth

Dr. Jonathan Auth is a physician and general pediatrician in Orange County. One month ago, after 15 years of pondering over the possibility of LASIK, he decided to schedule an appointment for an exam with Dr. Manger.  Read below to hear his story: “As a physician and general pediatrician, I have a lot of experience … Read more

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14-Step LASIK Exam: Test #1 The Auto Refractor

Have you been considering having a LASIK exam with Dr. Manger?  Did you know the LASIK exams at many LASIK centers only last an average of 45-60 minutes? At Saddleback Eye Center, we conduct an extremely thorough, 14-test exam that typically takes 2.5 hours to complete! Not only will your eyes be thoroughly tested, but … Read more

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LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses In the United States, an estimated 45 million people wear contact lenses to help correct their vision. Contacts are preferred over glasses by many people because they are virtually undetectable. Long-term use of contact lenses, though, may cause a number of different complications including irritation, dry eyes, corneal abrasions, and conjunctivitis. … Read more

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Winter Getaway After LASIK:

Winter Getaway After LASIK: As we all know, the holiday season is an extremely busy time to travel to family get-togethers and holiday celebrations. Whether you are visiting family for the holidays, or going on a winter vacation, the added hassle of dealing with glasses or contact lenses makes this time of year that much … Read more

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Eye Drops: Tips and Tricks!

Eye Drops: Tips and Tricks! If you’re fearful of using eye drops, know you’re not alone! Chances are that you might be putting in the drops incorrectly! Holding the bottle directly above your eye and then watching the drop as it falls slowly toward your eye is possibly the hardest way to do this. Plus, … Read more

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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

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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

How LASIK works – Learn more at Saddleback Eye Center

How LASIK works. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea so that light focuses more precisely on your retina. The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of a corneal flap, a thin segment of the outer layer of the cornea. This flap can be created two different ways — with an oscillating metal blade … Read more

Understanding common vision problems

There are three main parts to the human eye: the cornea, the lens, and the retina. The retina is like the film in a camera. In normal vision, the cornea refracts (bends) light so it can be directed correctly through the lens and onto the retina. Vision problems requiring glasses or contact lenses are usually … Read more

LASIK: Step by step

LASIK Step by step. The Saddleback Eye Difference

LASIK Step by step The All-Laser Custom LASIK Procedure. At Saddleback Eye Center, we make every effort to ensure that your LASIK procedure is as comfortable and easy as possible. LASIK takes only minutes per eye. A series of numbing drops will numb your eyes so that there is no pain during the procedure. Most patients tell us, “If I had … Read more

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

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LASIK technology

The next generation of LASIK technology Since laser vision correction was introduced more than a decade ago, steady advances have been made in the safety and precision of LASIK surgery. One of the most groundbreaking of these advancements is All-Laser Custom LASIK technology. Many people don’t realize that not all LASIK is the same. And they’re surprised to learn that many surgeons still … Read more

LASIK FAQ

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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