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Stephen Bylsma, MD

Stephen Bylsma, MDInternationally recognized for his leadership in eye care, Dr. Stephen Bylsma specializes in state-of-the-art vision-correction surgery including LASIK and intraocular implants as well as cataract, glaucoma and cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Bylsma is a member of the clinical faculty at UCLA, Department of Ophthalmology associated with the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Bylsma received his Medical Doctor degree from the Oregon Health Services University and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bylsma is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He serves on the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Ophthalmology/Glaucoma.

Dr. Bylsma has been a principal investigator for numerous FDA investigational studies, including the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), the AquaFlow implant for glaucoma and the Collamer Intraocular Lens. He continues this work with ongoing FDA studies involving Viscoshield viscoelastic substance and the new Hoya intraocular lens. He has been an author in numerous textbooks, scientific journals and ophthalmology magazines. He holds a patent on an apparatus used throughout the world in cataract surgery, and has been invited worldwide to teach his eye surgery techniques.

Dr. Bylsma enjoys his time with his two children, and participates in a variety of hobbies and community activities on the Central Coast.

  • Practices in the Santa Maria clinic
  • Board-certified Ophthalmologist
 

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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