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Brow Lift

Many patients requesting an eyelid lift really need an eyebrow lift. With age, our skin often begins to wrinkle and gravity begins to pull the skin downward. As the forehead skin loosens the eyebrows descend and cause heavy skin over the eyelid.

There are several ways to lift the eyebrows. The best method for most patients is an endoscopic-guided brow lift, also called an endobrow. In this technique, the patient is asleep and the surgeon makes several small incisions just inside the hairline above the forehead. The surgery is performed through a small endoscope (microscopic camera) placed through the incisions.

The tissues of the eyebrow are treated from underneath the skin guided by the endoscope. The forehead skin is then lifted and suspended. Once healed, no scars are visible and the lift usually lasts many, many years. The endobrow procedure is not covered by medical insurance.

Another technique is the direct or supraciliary brow lift. In this case, the anesethized skin is incised directly above the eyebrow. Although this gives a nice lift to the eyebrows and may be covered by insurance, it also leaves a noticeable scar for most patients.

Many patients needing a brow lift also have drooping upper eyelid skin or baggy lower eyelids. Often upper or lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed at the time of the brow lift.

If you would like more information about brow lift surgery or other cosmetic procedures, please contact us.

Laser Vision Correction

Vision Correction Surgery that corrects a variety of problems, including near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism using laser techniques such as LASIK, CustomLASIK, as well as the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and the ReSTOR bifocal implant.

Laser Vision Correction

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world, and cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in America. Cataracts, or clouding of the natural lens in the eye, affect over 50% of people over age 50 and over 70% of people over age 70. This is usually an age-related disease, although it can also result from eye trauma, steroid use, diabetes and other diseases.

Cataract Surgery

Retina Treatments

Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Dan Shepard, is fellowship-trained to treat medical and surgical disease of the vitreous and retina. Our retinal services include treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye trauma, evaluation of floaters, and much more.

Retina Treatments

Cosmetic Services

BOTOX injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. BOTOX or botulinum type A is a medication used to relax the muscles of the face that create wrinkles. The injection causes a temporary paralysis of the muscle, and the effect wears off after several months.

Cosmetic Services

Optical Services

The optical store showcases our extensive frame selection as we continue to provide the finest eye care available. Our optical dispensary offers the largest selection in Lompoc and our licensed opticians are experts in glasses fitting and service.

Optical Services




Shepard Eye Center
910 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
P1: 805-925-2637 (Available by phone 24 hrs)

Kendall-Shepard Eye Center
425 W. Central Ave.
Lompoc, CA 93436
P: 805-736-2020

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