Healthy eyes and good eyesight are an important part of your overall well-being. To protect your vision, it's important to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent eye diseases, eye infections and eye injuries. Your diet and other health conditions, such as diabetes, can also affect your eye health.
Appropriate medical care also plays an important role. From screenings to medicines and surgical treatments, care from an ophthalmologist, an optometrist or optician can make the difference between healthy vision and losing your eyesight.
Complete Vision Care
The Sansum Clinic Eye Care Center is the only multi-specialty ophthalmology and eye care center in the region. 29 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara Learn More.
Dr. Doug Katsev offers LASIK procedures using the most advanced iLASIK, IntraLase and Advanced CustomVue technologies that assure the most accurate results with your LASIK procedure. Our LASIK Procedure has earned FDA approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism. Our LASIK procedure combines the world's most advanced vision correction advancements into one safe and effective procedure. Call 681-8951 to or visit us online contact our LASIK Coordinator.
Read more about Dr. Katsev's journeys to deliver advanced ophthalmology care and restore sight to people across the globe.
Correcting Lazy Eye
Frequently patients and physicians will be concerned about a child with a “lazy eye”. This is a common catch-all term, yet it can mean various things with different treatment implications. In this article, Dr. Mark Silverberg explains that it can refer to any number of conditions including: a droopy lid (ptosis), an eye that is misaligned (strabismus), or an eye that appears normal with poor vision (amblyopia).
Recommended Eye Examination Schedule
Your eyes do not always hurt when something is wrong. We recommend that you schedule regular eye examinations to determine changes in your vision or eye health, instead of relying on broken glasses or lost contacts to get you to the eye doctor.
Optometry and Optical Shop
Our board certified Optometrists and full service Optometry Department and Optical Shop can perform your regular vision exams and fit you with the best prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses or contact lenses to fit your lifestyle and tastes.
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Stop by our Optical Shop at 29 West Anapamu St. to browse our complete selection of designer frames and sunglasses or call 681-8980 to schedule an appointment for an eye examination. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 5 PM
Health Resource Center: FREE and Open to the Community
Drop by the Health Resource Center for reliable answers to health questions in a private, comfortable place with trained staff. Browse the Internet, books, newsletters and videos on health. Get community resource information and registration for health programs. The Health Resource Center is located at 215 Pesetas Lane in Santa Barbara on the 1st floor across from the lab. Call (805) 681-7672 or visit us online to “Ask a Librarian” about healthcare related questions.