Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs) who are residency trained in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, eye trauma, sagging eyelids, dry eye, eye infections and allergies. In addition, our ophthalmologists perform the most advanced and popular vision correction surgeries such as LASIK, the Implantable Collamar Lens (ICL), and the ReSTOR Implant for both near and far vision. Our ophthalmologists have been and continue to be principle investigators in several FDA studies for new vision correcting implants as well as glaucoma implants. Our ophthalmologists are also published authors with a distinguished resume of teaching around the world. Because many people prefer to trust only eye surgeons when it comes to any procedure around the eyes, our doctors also perform many cosmetic treatments such as eye lid lifts, brow lifts, Botox, wrinkle fillers and chemical peels.
Retina Specialists are ophthalmologists who have additional training in treating trauma, disease and complications of the retina. Our retina specialist specializes in treating such conditions as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments.
Optometrists are eye doctors who are trained at schools of optometry, much like your dentist goes to four years of dental school after college. Optometrists are trained in comprehensive eye examinations, vision correction with glasses and contact lenses, low vision, and the diagnosis of eye disease as well as treating some minor eye diseases such as pink eye. Optometrists are not surgeons but can perform minor procedures such as removing a foreign object, stray eyelashes or inserting tiny plugs to help with dry eyes. Our optometrists work closely with our ophthalmologists as a team to use the strengths of each profession to provide you with the best eye care available today.
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
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
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
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
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
1414 East Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
P1: 805-925-2637 (Available by phone 24 hrs)
Kendall-Shepard Eye Center
425 W. Central Ave.
Lompoc, CA 93436