Top, field-leading eye surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Top, field-leading eye surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Top, field-leading eye surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Top, field-leading eye surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Top, field-leading eye surgeons using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group
Santa Monica Eye Medical Group

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IMPROVE YOUR VISION. IMPROVE YOUR LIFE.

We understand that your first visit to the eye doctor can feel overwhelming and we try to accommodate all new patients with a comfortable and organized facility.

Our staff has taken the steps to prepare you for the first appointment by providing a full spectrum of the services we offer and the option to complete our new patient form prior to your visit. Our goal is to cover everything you need with a full and efficient assessment, but without waiting to see the doctor.

Comprehensive Eye Care

If you’d ask most people what sense they value the most, the general consensus is their vision. Your eyes are the gateway to the world and life with diminished vision is unbearable for many. The best way to ensure that your vision stays in proper shape is to make regular visits to your local ophthalmologist. Of course, not all ophthalmologists are alike.

About Us

In Business Since 1948

Since 1948, patients from throughout the greater Los Angeles area have found cutting edge eye care at the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, located in SantaMonica, California. Currently led by Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, the doctors at the practice not only offer state of the art eye care ranging from exams for glasses and contact lenses and treatments for cataracts and glaucoma but also a variety of aesthetic treatments to address scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and melasma using laser treatments with Cynosure technology including Picosure and Pelleve. Patients also can book appointments for Botox treatments and eyelid surgery.

Excellent care and medical treatment.

Since its inception, the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group has provided the most advanced ophthalmologic care. The practice’s founder, John E. Gilmore, MD, developed the very first course in cataract intraocular lens surgery. Today, Dr. Stelzner and her colleagues offer state-of-the-art treatments and compassionate patient care. They understand that the gift of sight changes lives, so they take the time to get to know their patients, listening to their concerns and experiences while also providing excellent care and medical treatment.

NEW PATIENTS

We at the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group have made it a top priority to ensure that patients obtain outstanding visual and aesthetic outcomes while making your experience safe and comfort.

Whether its vision correction surgery, cataract surgery, or laser skin treatments, our highly trained and dedicated support staff are available to answer questions, handle special requests and offer guidance. We want your experience to be as satisfying as your results will be.

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LASIK Surgery

LASIK is the most popular procedure in the world to correct refractive error. At the Santa Monica Eye Group, our surgeons are some of the top LASIK specialists in the Los Angeles area. If you have wondered whether laser vision correction was right for you, call to schedule a consultation. Our surgeons will be there for you throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the surgery, to post-operative recovery period and beyond.

The procedure involves using a laser, known as an excimer laser, to reshape the cornea (the front clear window to the eye) in order to treat your prescription. In traditional LASIK, a surgical instrument called a microkeratome is used to create a partial-thickness flap in the cornea. Our surgeons may also opt to use a laser instead of the microkeratome if extra precision is needed. This flap is then folded back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. At this point, the excimer laser is then applied to precisely sculpt the cornea. The flap is then folded back into place and the procedure is complete. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes per eye.

Cataracts

Your eye contains a transparent structure called a lens. Like a lens in a camera, its purpose is to help you adjust your focus on objects at varying distances. Cataracts are the clouding of this lens. This age-related condition starts imperceptibly and typically progresses over time. They can also develop quickly because of certain medications, health conditions, smoking, or trauma. Symptoms include loss of color vision, blurriness, halos, and trouble seeing near bright lights and at night. Advanced cases of cataracts can result in blindness.

In fact, cataracts are responsible for half of all cases of blindness in the world. Additional dangers are also present due to reduced vision, including an increased chance of falls. If cataracts progress to the point where you are no longer able to participate in normal activities, it is time to seek medical attention for the condition. Cataracts never get better on its own, and the condition gets worse over time.

Comprehensive Eye Care

If you’d ask most people what sense they value the most, the general consensus is their vision. Your eyes are the gateway to the world and life with diminished vision is unbearable for many. The best way to ensure that your vision stays in proper shape is to make regular visits to your local ophthalmologist. Of course, not all ophthalmologists are alike.

You want to make sure the ones you seek treatment from are the best at what they do. With an over 70-year long tradition of top quality care, the Santa Monica Eye Medical Group employs some of the top board-certified ophthalmologists and surgeons in the field who specialize in treating a wide range of eye conditions with expert precision and care.

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