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About Us​

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 Santa Monica, California. The practice’s founders, John E. Gilmore, MD, and Donald E. Dickerson, MD, developed the very first course in cataract intraocular lens surgery. Currently led by Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, associate professor at UCLA, the doctors at the practice offer not only state-of-the-art eye care ranging from advanced surgical procedures including laser refractive surgery (LASIK), refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery (ReLACS), and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and exams for glasses and contact lenses. We also specialize in a variety of aesthetic treatments to address scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and melasma using laser and IPL treatments with Cynosure technology including PicoSure and TempSure. Patients also can book appointments for Botox and filler treatments as well as eyelid 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.

Our Mission

At Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, our mission is to lead the way in innovative eye care, harnessing cutting-edge technology to transform lives.

We are committed to providing our community and international patients with the highest standard of ophthalmic excellence. Our expert team of dedicated physicians and staff strive to enhance and preserve your vision, employing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment methods.

We are passionate about patient-centric care, offering personalized solutions and the latest advancements in eye health. Through collaboration, education, and relentless pursuit of excellence, we aim to set the benchmark for ophthalmology, ensuring Santa Monica Eye Medical Group remains a beacon of advanced eye care, today and into the future.

Why Choose Us

  1. Unparalleled Expertise: Our team of experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists are leaders in their field, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of specialized care.

  2. Cutting-Edge Technology: We invest in state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment to provide the most advanced and accurate solutions available.

  3. Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that each patient is unique, and we tailor our treatments to individual needs, ensuring the best outcomes.

  4. Patient-Centered Approach: Our practice is built around the patient’s well-being, with a commitment to active listening, empathy, and a supportive atmosphere.

  5. Comprehensive Eye Care: From routine check-ups to complex surgeries, we offer a wide range of services to address all aspects of eye health.

  6. Education and Empowerment: We believe in educating our patients about their conditions and treatment options, enabling them to make informed decisions about their eye health.

  7. High-End Patient Experience: From our welcoming environment to our courteous staff, we strive to make every visit a comfortable and pleasant experience.

  8. Innovative Solutions: We are at the forefront of research and development in ophthalmology, offering patients access to the latest treatments and techniques.

  9. Prompt Access to Care: We understand the urgency of eye issues and provide rapid response and scheduling for patients in need.

  10. Commitment to Excellence: We continuously monitor and improve our services to maintain the highest standards of medical and ethical excellence, making us the preferred choice for your eye care needs.

Choosing our ophthalmology practice means choosing quality, expertise, compassion, and a dedication to your vision health that goes beyond the ordinary.

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