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LASIK and other procedures treating Nearsightedness, Farsightedness & Astigmatism

Treatments and services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced CustomVue
  • Intralase 

The Sansum Clinic Advantage

The Laser Eye Care Center offers the advantage of access to the full range of Sansum Clinic resources, including:

  • Convenient locations throughout Santa Barbara County
  • Outstanding physician care and nursing care
  • Choice of numerous primary care physicians and specialty care providers
  • Prompt access to specialty care and urgent care services
  • Coordinated appointment scheduling
  • Physician's desktop access to our state-of-the-art digital x-ray results
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Unified medical records (e.g. charts, history)

Conditions Treated

Among the many conditions we commonly treat are:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia 

Understanding Vision Problems

Nearsightedness (Myopia) Nearsightedness (Myopia) occurs when the cornea is too curved or the eye is too long. This causes light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)Farsightedness (Hyperopia) occurs when the cornea is too flat in relation to the length of the eye. This causes light to focus at a point beyond the retina, resulting in blurry close vision and sometimes blurry distance vision as well.

Astigmatism Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped like a football (more curved in one direction than the other) and often occurs with nearsightedness and farsightedness. This causes light to focus on more than one point on the retina, resulting in blurry and distorted vision.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a condition in which there is diminished power of the eye focusing near to far distances. This arises from loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye as is typical after age 40. Laser Surgery can overcome this condition if you opt for "monovision." You should discuss this procedure carefully with your eye care professional.


Sansum Clinic, Laser Eye Care Center
29 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 681-8951

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