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Implantable Collamer Lens

Visian ICL LensThe implantable collamer lens or ICL has been recently approved by the FDA for correction of myopia or nearsightedness. It also may be used in farsighted patients enrolled in an ongoing clinical trial. The surgeons at Shepard Eye Center were some of the first in the nation to implant the ICL.

The ICL artificial lens is implanted in the eye behind the pupil and in front of the natural lens. It is similar to a contact lens but placed inside the eye by your surgeon in the operating room. The painless surgery takes about 10 minutes. After surgery, the eye never feels the lens and it doesn’t need to be replaced or removed. The lens corrects the vision, reducing or eliminating the patient’s need for glasses.

 

The ICL may especially be a great option for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK laser surgery but who want to be less dependent on glasses. Shepard Eye Center was at the forefront in developing this lens and participated in the original FDA trials that led to its approval.

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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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