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Hearing Center

Hearing and vision are your two most important senses.  Together, these two senses provide you with your three-dimensional perception of the world around you.  Unfortunately, both senses tend to fail during the same stage in life.  Because of this, leading eye care practices across the country are now treating vision and hearing together.  During our regular eye examinations we now routinely screen for indications of hearing loss.  You can also call and schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation at our office at anytime.  Shepard Eye Center is pleased to offer the services of Michael Colbert, our licensed hearing instrument specialist, for full hearing evaluations and hearing aid fitting and servicing.  The hearing evaluations are included as part of our care that we provide to our patients – there is no additional charge.
 
Hearing loss is a pervasive problem affecting approximately 50% of older Americans and yet 80% of those with significant hearing loss are undiagnosed and untreated.  Studies are showing that baby boomers are experience hearing loss as much as 20 years earlier in life than previous generations.  Untreated hearing loss is linked to clinical depression, anger management, social withdrawal and isolation, as well as evolving fears and phobias about activities and situations that used to seem normal.  More simply stated, hearing loss can change your personality and affect your relationships with everyone you know and come in contact with.  While vision loss affects only you, hearing loss affects everyone.  It becomes exhausting to try to hear and follow conversations or events and is equally frustrating to everyone else around you.  It is important to identify hearing problems or changes and address them early.

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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