Only the Best Eye Doctors at Saddleback Eye Center
Dr. Manger has assembled a team of best-in-class optometrists to assist him with his practice. While you will always be examined by Dr. Manger at your comprehensive, 14-test diagnostic LASIK exam, one of Dr. Manger’s optometrists will perform the preliminary portion of your exam. You will also see one of these optometrists during your postoperative visit, along with Dr. Manger. However, all LASIK procedures are performed by Dr. Manger. There are no other surgeons at Saddleback Eye Center.
Charles Manger III, M.D.
Dr. Manger was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland by Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in mathematics and nuclear science and graduated with honors. Dr. Manger then served in the Navy as an engineering officer on a nuclear missile submarine under Admiral Hyman Rickover for 5 years. Following his service with the Navy, he completed pre-medical studies at Harvard University and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. He then completed an internship and 3-year ophthalmology residency at the renowned Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles.
I decided a long time ago to limit my practice to LASIK only. I figured if LASIK was the only procedure I did, I’d probably do it better than anyone else.
Hiep Nguyen, O.D.
Dr. Hiep Nguyen graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in biochemistry. After working for 2 years as a radiation oncology research scientist at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, he completed his graduate studies at the Southern California College of Optometry, earning a Doctorate degree in optometry. Dr. Nguyen received the distinctive Dr. Irvin M. Borish Award and the Southwest Vision Services Scholarship.
Dr. Nguyen joined Saddleback Eye Center in 1993. As the Director of Optometry, he works closely with Dr. Manger. He assists Dr. Manger with patient care for our refractive surgery patients and is an excellent resource for patients considering blended monovision LASIK. Dr. Nguyen is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.
Mary Sciarra, O.D.
Dr. Mary Sciarra received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in visual science from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1988 and her Doctorate degree in optometry in 1991.She has been working at Saddleback Eye Center as an optometrist since 1994, assisting Dr. Manger with patient care of his PRK and LASIK patients. Because she has had her vision corrected by Dr. Manger, she understands patient questions and concerns from a firsthand perspective.