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Insurance

We are participating providers with the following payers:

  • Medicare
  • Medi-Cal
  • Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority
  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Beech Street PPO / Capp Care PPO
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Champus
  • Choice Care PPO / Humana PPO Network
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • First Health Network / CCN Network
  • Great West
  • Interplan
  • Health Net
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
  • Marian Health Services (Catholic Healthcare West - Central Coast) EPO
  • MCS PPO
  • Medical Eye Services
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare
  • PHCS PPO
  • PPO Next
  • Safeguard
  • Tricare / Tri-West
  • United Agriculture Benefit Trust
  • United Healthcare
  • Western Growers
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Participating provider status is subject to change, and new payers are added frequently. Please contact us for the latest information.

As a service to you, we will file insurance claims on your behalf with your primary, secondary and additional insurances. Our knowledgeable and friendly billing staff are ready to help you with any questions regarding your account and insurance billing.

Please note that a service called a "refraction" is excluded by law from Medicare coverage. The refraction is the portion of the examination during which the doctor determines the appropriate refractive correction for your eyes. Often, but not always, your prescription for corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) is determined during the refraction. However, it is also important for the doctor to know your refractive error, in order to help him judge the health of your eyes, and choose the most appropriate medical treatments for you. For this reason, the doctor may request a refraction even though you are not given a new prescription. In all cases, Medicare will not pay for the refraction. It will be the patient's financial responsibility, and will be billed as a separate charge which is not included in the exam.

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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