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Eyelid Surgery

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With age, our skin often begins to loosen and wrinkle and gravity begins to pull the skin downward. Around the eye, this shows up as drooping upper eyelids and sagging and baggy lower eyelids. Some patients also have drooping eyebrows that push the eyelid down.

If eyelid drooping and sagging is making you look older than you feel, you may want to consider eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty. This outpatient surgery can lift the upper eyelids and remove the bags under the eyes. A refreshed, rejuvenated and wider field of view is the result.

The upper eyelid blepharoplasty removes extra eyelid skin in a 20-30 minute outpatient surgery. Sutures are left in place for a week and the eyelids may have some swelling or bruising for a few days. Sometimes insurance will cover the cost of the surgery if the heavy eyelid is obstructing the upper vision.

The lower eyelid blepharoplasty is usually performed from inside the eyelid leaving no visible scar. This 30-minute outpatient surgery removes the fat pockets that cause bags underneath the eyelids. No sutures are generally needed and the eyelids may have some swelling or bruising for a few days.

Other eyelid surgeries that are sometimes needed include ptosis repair of the eyelid muscle for very droopy upper eyelids and lower eyelid tightening for loose lower eyelids. Some patients have ectropion (out-turning) or entropion (in-turning) of the eyelids that need repair.

Patients who are bothered by the eyelid skin folds or bags and choose to have blepharoplasty are some of the happiest patients who have cosmetic surgery. The risks of surgery are low and the results are obvious.

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

Below are Before & After Pictures from some of our patients who experienced dramatic results








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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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