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January 2016 Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the "white" of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.

June 2015 Anterior Chamber OCT
New advancements in OCT technology allows us to analyze the front structures on your eye with the same precision we were only able to use with the inside of your eye. Now we can see the cornea, anterior chamber angle, and evaluate specialty contact lens fits on the eye with much greater accuracy.

April 2010 OCT
Technology is Here! This new instrument, now in use at Seal Beach Eyes, is the most advanced instrument for evaluating the health of the back of your eye. OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomograph) is a painless and very fast computerized analysis of the retina and optic nerve. It is performed without a dilation and gives the doctors a view of the sensitive lining of the internal eye. This is the gold standard of care for monitoring retinal diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. It is also an indispensable tool for Glaucoma management. This is a test normally covered by your medical insurance and not your vision plan.

May 2008
"Not Just a New Toy" We have added a new technology to determine your best vision correction. If you are tired of "which is better, one or two?", you will love this new process. The Topcon Refraction System starts in the pre-testing area with our technician. The comfortable and fast equipment will determine your new prescription, analyze your previous glasses, photograph your eye, and check your side vision prior to your visit with the doctor. This information is electronically transferred to the examination room and to your electronic chart. While you will still have to make some choices, we believe you will find the new refraction to be a breath of fresh air. The final testing and recommendations will take place between you and your doctor in the privacy of the examination room.

March 2008
Synergeyes specialty line of contact lenses are now available at Seal Beach Eyes. Many patients who were previously unable to enjoy contact lenses are now taking advantage of the revolutionary design of these new lenses. Synergeyes provide the excellent crisp vision of a rigid lens design with the comfort of a soft lens. Click here for more info or give us a call!

April 25, 2006
We moved into our new "State of the Art" vision care facilities in Zoeter Place, Seal Beach. Directly across the street from our previous location we now have the very latest in computerized medical records. Officemate and Examwriter systems are now utilized to manage our patient information and provide the most up to date care possible. Also at 11 locations throughout the office, our patients enjoy "Eyemaginations". Eyemaginations is a software that educates and informs about virtually everything related to eyes, vision, contact lenses and eyewear. You will understand much more about any vision problems, specialty contact lenses, or that new pair of polarized lenses!

November 25, 2003
Seal Beach Eyes becomes one of the first optometric practices in the nation to have the Panoramic 200 retinal imaging system. This provides patients with improved disease detection capability and is the first system capable of generating the most comprehensive image of the retina without the inconvenience of pupil dilation. At the push of a button, a digitized scan of the retina is instantly generated.

Jan 18, 2003
The first of its kind CustomLASIK procedure in California was officially performed by our surgeon at the Newport Beach laser facility today. "This event marks the beginning of a new era in refractive surgery. With CustomLASIK, night symptoms are virtually eliminated, and refractive outcomes are more precise with patients having a greater chance of achieving 20/20 or better vision", says center representative, Brett Braun.

June 2002
Seal Beach Eyes is selected to be the one of the first practices in the U.S. to offer Ciba Focus Night & Day contact lenses for 30 Day Extended Wear use. Dr Hill and Dr Nelsen were selected as doctors for a study to determine the safety of these revolutionary new lenses.

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