LASIK Eye Surgery In Whittier

We maintain the highest standards of patient care and put maximum effort into catering to the needs of all our patients during and after LASIK surgery. From the pre-surgery exam to post-up follow-ups, we do everything with utmost care and precision.

The good news is 80% of people who come into the office qualify as a LASIK eye surgery candidate. This means we will only consider you a candidate if you pass each one of our 14 diagnostic tests. Many patients, if candidates, like the convenience of having their procedure the same day. In fact, over half of Dr. Manger’s patients choose this “Same Day” option.

Saddleback LASIK Eye Center is a complete state-of-the-art facility with the best excimer lasers in the country. All surgeries are conducted by renowned LASIK eye surgeon Dr. Charles Manger, who is among the top 1% of LASIK eye surgery experts in the country. He has performed over 94,000 surgeries to date, and he takes special care to customize the procedure for each of his patients.

You can schedule a free 3D LASIK exam on our website at your convenience or call our office between 6 AM and 7 PM from Monday to Friday.

Schedule your free* LASIK exam online and receive a certificate for special LASIK savings.

Note: LASIK Exam Appointments Are Approx. 2 Hours Long

July 2024

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Is LASIK The Right Choice For Me?

Most people over 18 years of age who have had a stable eye prescription for the past year may qualify for LASIK eye surgery. This means adults who want to improve their vision without using glasses or contact lenses may opt for this procedure, so long as they’re deemed a good candidate.

Moreover, the technological advancements allow people with severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism to avail the benefits of LASIK. We’d strongly recommend scheduling an appointment for our diagnostic tests without any delay if you want to check your LASIK eligibility.

LASIK patients for Saddleback Eye Center

We understand that some patients may be fearful about getting an eye surgery like LASIK.

While no surgery is completely risk-free, there’s enough clinical evidence to suggest that it’s one of the safest procedures worldwide. In fact, the risk of developing serious conditions from wearing lenses is about 5 times more than laser eye surgery.

You will also be relieved to know that Dr. Manger is committed to ensuring the highest level of safety for his patients. We make the procedure very comfortable for our patients and will provide a mild sedative for patients relaxation.

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Why Choose Dr. Manger For LASIK Eye Surgery In Whittier?

Without a doubt, Dr. Manger is THE eye surgeon for LASIK eye surgery in Southern California. However, his reputation isn’t only based on his position among the top 1% of eye surgeons in the country.

Being highly committed to patient care, Dr. Manger sees each and every patient here in Whittier at Saddleback LASIK Eye Center. As someone who has undergone vision correction surgery himself and dedicated his practice to LASIK only, Dr. Manger understands the importance of laser eye surgery like no one else.

Dr. Manger combines his expertise and knowledge with some of the most advanced laser technologies. His facility boasts 8 lasers all of which are completely blade-free.

Not only that, but he also performs the pre-LASIK eye surgery calculations himself, and patients are free to interact with him from day one. Unlike other laser surgery centers in Whittier, where more than one eye surgeon and (other professionals) make decisions, Dr. Manger personally customizes the treatment plan for each and
every patient.

In fact, this “one location, one specialty, one surgeon” approach has allowed him to excel in the field of LASIK and provide high-quality eye care. More than 99% of his patients get a perfect 20/20 vision or better post-LASIK, which speaks volumes about his expertise.

If you don’t qualify for LASIK, Dr.Manger will explain the reasons behind it and suggest the best specialist to deal with the specific condition you may have.

What Is LASIK Surgery?

We understand that not everyone considering LASIK eye surgery in Whittier may be familiar with the process, so here we are to explain it.

LASIK is a type of refractive laser eye surgery that employs a specialized laser to reshape the surface of the corneal tissue. This helps it to precisely refract the light onto the retina, thereby providing you with clear vision LASIK can correct.



Myopia is a condition which affects your ability to see objects at a distance, which is caused due to a longer eyeball or an unusually sharp curve in the cornea. This causes the light rays to focus in front rather than on the retina to blur your vision.



In people with shorter eyeballs or flatter than usual corneas, the refracted light rays meet behind the retina (instead of focusing on it), which affects their near vision. Additionally, some cases of hyperopia may cause blurry distant visions.



Astigmatism is whether the eye is shaped more like a football than a basketball, which can cause problems with your near and distance vision.

Presbyopia (reading glasses)


Primarily an age-related condition, presbyopia causes your eye lens to harden so much that the eye muscles can’t change their shape to help you focus on nearby objects. It’s more prevalent in people over 40 years of age and is the main reason why they may need reading glasses.

Dr. Manger is one of the top experts in blended monovision, a type of LASIK eye surgery that improves the need for reading glasses in patients 40 years of age or older. A successful procedure in this regard will allow you to do activities that involve your near vision without the use of reading glasses.

What To Consider Before LASIK Surgery?

Although our 14 pre-surgery diagnostic tests will confirm your eligibility, here are a few things to keep in mind before you opt for LASIK eye surgery in Whittier:

In most cases, patients should have a history of stable eye power for at least a year before the procedure. Moreover, certain conditions like dry eye syndrome, pink eye, infections, or injuries can affect the recovery time and efficacy of LASIK. 

What Does LASIK Eye Surgery In Whittier Involve?

When you walk into our LASIK eye center, Dr.Manger will conduct a complimentary* exam of 14 diagnostic tests spanning over 2 ½ hours to understand the exact visual issue you’re dealing with. You may also ask him about this laser eye surgery once the diagnosis is complete.

This face-to-face interaction is often not possible with every eye surgeon in Whittier, primarily due to most having multiple offices that they split their time between.

Once you qualify for the procedure, you can choose a convenient date or you may do it that same day. The first step will be to provide you with a mild sedative to help you relax, and then clean around your eye area and numb your eyes with a series of drops. Keep in mind you’ll have own coach with you throughout the LASIK procedure to guide you through the process.

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Then, femtosecond laser pulses will be used to create a precise flap on your cornea to proceed with vision correction. If you have corneal scarring or small orbits, then Dr.Manger may opt for an alternative technique called PRK to remove or reshape the outer layer of the cornea. And the layer will “heal” on its own with time.

The final step of the procedure involves an excimer laser with WaveFront technology, which help with precise visual correction according to your needs. In fact, the former is equipped with high-precision eye movement trackers to ensure that the laser beams are only directed at the center of your cornea.

Dr. Manger’s expertise and the use of the latest, blade-free technology assures patients they are receiving the best possible outcomes. The corneal flap is replaced post vision correction, which heals without any stitches. Healing begins almost immediately.

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What's The Recovery From LASIK Eye Surgery In Whittier?

Since LASIK eye surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time or process isn’t rigorous. Most patients can resume usual activities like driving, reading, watching TV or using computer devices the very next day!

LASIK Eye Surgery Whittier FAQ's

Although our 14 pre-surgery diagnostic tests will confirm your eligibility, here are a few things to keep in mind before you opt for LASIK eye surgery in Whittier:

Although most people relate eye surgeries with pain, you will be happy to know that LASIK isn’t a painful procedure. Your eyes will be numbed so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure despite being awake. Plus, our bladeless laser technologies make for fast, effective, and safe LASIK eye surgery in Whittier.

One of the first things to do is to ensure that your preferred surgeon is licensed to perform LASIK eye surgery in Whittier. After all, you wouldn’t want to risk putting your eyesight in the hands of someone unqualified!

Beyond that, look at his experience in the field and the type of technology he uses for the procedures. It is important the surgeon you choose has documented visual outcomes for all his procedures and patients. The best LASIK eye surgeons have a thorough knowledge of using modern technologies for safe and effective procedures. At the same time, he should be aware of alternatives (like PRK) to customize the surgery if needed.

Since LASIK procedures always start with a consultation, grab this opportunity to gauge how he prioritizes patient care.

It’s best to avoid any eye surgeon who deflects consultations to his juniors or isn’t willing to take queries or questions from the patients. Moreover, you should feel comfortable in his presence.

However, a simpler way to avail the best LASIK eye surgery in Whittier is to book an appointment with Dr.Manger at our center!

In ideal conditions, you may experience the benefits of LASIK just 24 hours after the procedure. However, this time can vary from one patient to another depending on their eye health. And it may take up to 3 months for the cornea to heal completely. Any medical procedure takes up to a full year for 100% healing, but some of our LASIK patients are even able to drive themselves home after their LASIK eye procedure.

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