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Board-Certified Specialists
Ophthalomologists, Surgeons and Optometrists On Site
Surgery Center
State-Of-The-Art On-site Surgery Center
Latest Technologies
Dr. Stelzner leads her team at Santa Monica Eye Group's in-house surgery center.
Precision Examination
Staff trained to use precision ophthalmology and optometry instruments
In-house Optical Center
Wide range of diverse brand names with custom lens for all your optical needs.
Since 1948
Serving the diverse Westside population for decades.
Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgeons with a wide variety of IOL lens options.
Aesthetic Services
An on-site medispa with the wide variety of aesthetic services.
Brand Name Eye Wear
A wide variety of choices of brand names to choose from.
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Your Search for LASIK & Vision Correction in West Los Angeles Ends Here.

Dr. Stelzner is a world-class eye surgeon in Santa Monica, California. Santa Monica Eye Medical Group takes pride in offering the entire spectrum of vision correction in Southern California.

CATARACT

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that restores clear vision for individuals with cataracts. Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing blurred vision and difficulty seeing in low-light conditions. At Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we offer comprehensive cataract surgery services to help you regain optimal vision and enhance your quality of life.

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GLAUCOMA

At Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we understand the importance of effective glaucoma treatment. Our experienced ophthalmologists provide a range of advanced procedures to help manage this sight-threatening condition. We offer various treatment options, including Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Laser Peripheral Iridectomy, and Durysta injections. Read on to learn about the benefits of each treatment, who is a good candidate, and how they can address specific glaucoma concerns.

LASIK

LASIK, or “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis,” is a popular surgical procedure used to correct vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK is designed to reduce or eliminate a person’s dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, to change the way light enters the eye and is focused on the retina.

Restylane

AESTHETICS

Aesthetic treatments, also known as cosmetic treatments, are procedures or interventions performed with the primary goal of enhancing a person’s appearance or addressing cosmetic concerns. There are numerous aesthetic treatments available, and they can be broadly categorized into non-surgical and surgical options. Here are some of the most common aesthetic treatments in each category. At Santa Monica Eye Group, we use a variety of non-surgical aesthetic treatments with the very latest state-of-the-art technology.

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OPTICAL GALLERY

Santa Monica Eye Group’s optical gallery carries brand names with a curated selection of eyeglass frames and sunglasses from well-known and high-end brands. We focus on providing customers with a wide range of designer eyewear options to choose from. Some optical galleries may even carry exclusive or limited-edition frames from renowned fashion houses and eyewear designers.

When you visit our optical gallery you can expect to find eyewear from brands such as, but, not limited to:

  1. Ray-Ban
  2. Oakley
  3. Gucci
  4. Prada
  5. Versace

Our Patients Love Us!

"Everyone, the doctors, the staff, is really nice and take the time to explain things and make recommendations based on what I need specifically for my life and work. Really glad they take care of me and that I don't feel lost in the shuffle."

SUSAN W.

Google

"This was an amazing experience from start to end. I didn’t realize how badly my cataracts were interfering with my vision. I delayed and reluctantly realized I couldn’t wait any longer to remove both cataracts.

All the staff, including the receptionists, the optometrists, and the associates who explain the options and lead you through youths process are knowledgeable, patient and kind

The atmosphere in the office is created and encouraged by the surgeon, Dr. Stelzner. She is remarkable as she discussed the possible alternatives and guided me to the choice that was best for me. The surgery and recovery were painless. I had one eye done and then the other eye surgery was performed 2 weeks later. The results have been nothing short of amazing. De. Stelzner restored my eyesight to when I was 10 or 12 (I’m 79 now). No more fumbling for glasses first thing in the morning. No more contact lenses in and out daily.

I will be forever grateful to Dr. Stelzner and her capable staff"

SHARON S.

Google

"Very happy with results of cataract surgery and new lens replacement."

RAUL R.

Google

"Staff is great, never have to wait long, really like Dr. Braun - she is attentive and very personable. Highly recommend!"

CATHERINE C.

Google

"Dr. Stelzner was awesome with my cataract surgeries. She didn’t push me into it, but thoroughly discussed my options - and why I might want to wait. But we went forward, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. And it’s been five years since my surgeries…"

JEREMY S.

Google

"Dr Stelzner saw me right away and stopped my issue before
it became serious. She also is thoughtful and thinks about the whole picture - a great doctor – not just one to do an eye exam and send you on your way"

NISHA G.

Google

"Dr. Braun was absolutely wonderful. Professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, warm, caring andunderstanding. She practically answered my many questions before I could get them out."

RAY L.

Google

"Very friendly staff and knowledgeable optometrist. They are helpful and courteous without being pushy or trying to force you to buy something you're not ready to buy yet. The optometrist was very professional and did a great job explaining the changes in my prescription and the new lenses I'd have to choose from as my previous brand is no longer on the market. 5/5 would recommend to anyone needing a good eye doctor in Los Angeles"

DANIELLE S.

Patient

"YAY!!! The brilliant Dr. Stelzner and Dr. Nyguen have their most awesome tech back, Michael! The practice is complete again. The best eye doctors EVER, I have a very horrible and serious case of Glaucoma, and Dr. Stelzner has kept my vision and test scores the same for a year and a half, and now the BEST TECH EVER is back!, Michael.

If you want caring, personal, family like treatment where your doctor and tech care about you as much as your family does, you must make an appointment at SM Eye Group. Dr. Stelzner takes all the time in the world for her patients. And Michael cares about you eyesight as much as you do! They are best team EVER!!"

ROCHELLE C.

Yelp

"Reception is warm and efficient. Wait time minimal. The medical attention is excellent. The Physician's Assistant was both personable and efficient. My physician volunteered explanations and invited questions. Her recommendations and treatment are proving out. I well felt cared for and respected."

JOHN T.

Yelp

"I've been coming here for about 5 years now because I have a difficult prescription and love this Eye group. Everyone here is super friendly especially the lady at the glasses desk. Highly recommend this office, it's a great customer experience"

MICHAL F.

Yelp

"I am very lucky to have found Santa Monica Eye Medical Group. Having seen good reviews about the office, and now done a procedure with them, I completely understand why they have such great reviews. The staff is great, extremely competent, very professional, and friendly...Santa Monica Eye Medical Group has assembled a team of elite, competent, caring healthcare professionals. Very strong recommend"

JOHN C.

Yelp

"The doctors and tech and front desk receptionists are all so incredibly warm and smart and they make the experience enjoyable. My tech was so assuring and wonderful. Thank you"

DIANA B.

Yelp

"Great experience. Super clean and Covid safe. Saw Dr. Stelzner right away. Dr. Stelzner is a wonderful, thorough doctor. Everything is very pleasant and professional. Highly recommended"

FERN M.

Yelp

"I received a new multifocal PanOptic lens for my right eye as I had early stage cataracts. The surgery by Dr. Stelzner and the support of her medical team were terrific. My follow up and care by her office staff was great as well. For those in need I would highly recommend her and staff for your surgery. You will be in caring skillful hands"

JEFF T.

Yelp

UPGRADE YOUR VISION

CRYSTAL CLEAR VISION 87%
NO MORE FOGGY VISION 93%
DRIVE AT NIGHT 92%

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CATARACT SURGERY REDEFINED

UPGRADE WITH LATEST
IOL LENSES

The combination of state-of-the-art technology and facilities with world renowned surgeons must be a deciding factor on who you allow to touch your eyes! Dr. Stelzner’s team of ophthalmologists have performed thousands of successful surgeries over the decades.

BENEFITS OF CATARACT SURGERY

Cataract surgery is a common and highly effective procedure aimed at improving vision by removing a clouded natural lens (the cataract) and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This surgery offers several significant benefits

SCHEDULE A FREE ONLINE CONSULTATION

Dry Eye
Center for Excellence

SYMPTOMS

Are you experiencing dry, gritty, burning eyes, redness, watery eyes, or sticky mucus after sleep? Santa Monica Eye Medical Group has the solution you’re looking for.

Forma-I

Forma-I is certified to treat dry eye symptoms from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), relieving inflammation and improving blood circulation in the eye area.

IPL TREATMENT

Lumecca-I is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy that reduces inflammation in the eye area by targeting pigmented and vascular lesions.

LIPIFLOW

LipiFlow uses advanced technology to treat dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction by clearing blocked glands with the a thermal pulsation system.

ONE FACILITY. MULTIPLE SERVICES.

AESTHETICS

A comprehensive list of aesthetic services are offered by Santa Monica Eye Group ranging from blepharoplasty, botox, Restylane, Sculpsure, Sculptra, Tempsure, PRP, Picosure and more. 

CATARACT

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, leads the team of surgeons to diagnose and perform cataract surgery with state-of-the-art technology and an in-house surgery center. 

COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE

The entire team of Santa Monica Eye Group has highly trained technicians and professionals that provide a one-stop for your comprehensive eye care needs. 

GLAUCOMA

With specialists who can diagnose and treat glaucoma, Santa Monica Eye Group has been a leader in treating glaucoma successfully. 

LASIK

LASIK reshapes the cornea using a special cutting laser to precisely change the shape of your cornea to eliminate the distortions, correct your refractive error, and give you better vision. It replaces having to wear glasses or contact lenses on a daily basis in order to see clearly. Dr. Stelzner and her team of specialists offer a variety of LASIK choices. 

As a part of Santa Monica’s comprehensive eye care services is an in-house Doctor of Optometry, who will diagnose your optometry needs including prescription eye glasses, contact lenses and brand name eye wear.

State Of
The Art Technology

To improve quality of vision of our patients.

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, MD

Dr. Maria Braun, MD

Christina Moghadam, OD

Dr. Christina Moghadam, OD

State Of The Art
Surgery Center

It doesn’t get any better and more convenient than this. Our in-house surgery center has been approved with the highest levels of safety and state-of-the-art technology and is on-site at our Santa Monica location.