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The East West Eye Institute now offer 0% Patient Financing. Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery and the specific financing options we offer. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing patient financing for LASIK eye surgery and Premium Lens Implants. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

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LASIK Self Evalution TEST

Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Take our test and hear from our consultants.

LASIK Self Evalution TEST

See Better After Cataract Surgery

Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.

See Better After Cataract Surgery

What's New

The East West Eye Institute now offer 0% Patient Financing. Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery and the specific financing options we offer. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing patient financing for LASIK eye surgery and Premium Lens Implants. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

What's New

Third Street Surgery Center

Will provide content which will most likely include having surgery in a professional environment and have the added comfort of be seen by the doctor in the same building same day.
If you have any questions regarding your surgery, contact our East West Eye Institute at (213) 680-1551 & via email

Third Street Surgery Center

Cataract Surgery

Simply stated, a cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Situated just behind the pupil, the natural lens is responsible for helping to focus light and provide clear vision. Ideally, the natural lens is supposed to remain clear throughout one’s life. Unfortunately, as a result of age or other medical or environmental conditions, a cataract may develop, i.e. any portion of the lens substance becomes cloudy. As such, the light that enters the eye can become scattered or poorly focused. The result is a blurry image.

The cataract may progress to a significant level such that it begins to interfere with activities of daily living like driving, reading, or watching television. It is at this time that cataract surgery is often considered. To restore clear vision, the cataract is surgically removed from the eye and replaced with a clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Cataract Surgery

Artificial lenses have been implanted in human eyes for over 50 years. The surgical techniques have drastically improved since the early days of cataract surgery and so has the IOL implant technology. Assuming an otherwise healthy eye, one can now expect a painless procedure that usually takes only minutes to perform, with a relatively short recovery time, and excellent post operative vision once the eye has completely healed.

Despite their high quality and excellent tolerability within the eye, IOLs have never been able to provide the ability to see both distance and near clearly at the same time, until recently. Patients have traditionally had the option of good distance vision with the need for reading glasses for near work, or good near vision with the need for distance glasses, but not both. For many people, the need for glasses after cataract surgery is a small price to pay for improved vision. For others however, their lifestyle needs are more demanding and they wish to reduce their dependence on glasses as much as possible over all distances, far and near. For them, a new option is now available such as a multifocal IOL implant.

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