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Botox and Fillers: Which One is Right for You?

The popularity of Botox® and fillers has been on the rise for over a decade.  Your friends have completed treatments and perhaps you’re ready to take the plunge but you’re a bit confused about the two injectables.  They seem similar but botox and fillers treat areas of the face in a different way.  In general,… Read More


Cataract Surgery: Which is the better lens, Multifocal or Monofocal?

Cataracts affect millions of people every year.  More than 24 million people, age 40 or older, in the United States.  The good news is that there is a cure, cataract surgery.  Did you know that cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries?  While cataract surgery sounds intimidating and scary, cataract surgery is quick,… Read More


Happy Retirement to Drs. Arthur Allen & Everett Ai

We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr. Arthur Allen and Dr. Everett Ai.  Both Drs. Allen and Ai have been an integral part of our practice for the last 50 years.  It is difficult, if not impossible to sum up their achievements and contributions. Their hard work, commitment and dedication to Pacific Eye… Read More


Hydrus Microstent: Less is more By Dr. Scott C. So

While cataract alone reduces eye pressure, the addition of a Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) can add even more pressure reduction.  MIGS popularity has soared in the last five years, producing a 40 percent growth year over year.  These procedures are just as safe as cataract surgery, and I would argue safer than cataract surgery… Read More


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LASIK Procedures Increase During COVID-19

Did you know that LASIK procedures have significantly increased during the pandemic?  The rise in LASIK and refractive surgery may surprise you but COVID-19 may be a good opportunity to achieve better vision.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is low during LASIK surgery.  Plus, the mechanics of the… Read More


Bay Area Wildfires: How to Protect your Eyes

While Bay Area residents become accustomed to wildfires every summer, the dark sky and orange sun on Wednesday morning was a immediate reminder for all that smoke can travel in the air for hundreds of miles.  The past weekend’s thunder storm and extreme heat wave created wildfires in the region.  Thanks to the fires the… Read More


A Leader in Ophthalmology and Trusted Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson

Please welcome Dr. Charlson to our ophthalmology group.  She is an oculofacial, orbital, and aesthetic plastic surgeon who holds both a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in medical science.  She specializes in eyelid reconstruction, aesthetics, and preserving eye health. Dr. Charlson earned her Bachelor of Science in biology, graduating summa cum laude from… Read More


Cataract Surgery and COVID-19: Is it Safe?

Every year about 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery.  However, this year a lot of individuals are wondering whether or not cataract surgery is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many individuals may be postponing their procedures to limit their exposure to COVID-19.  However, cataract surgery is a decision that best made between you and your… Read More


Visiting your Doctor’s Office? 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk To COVID-19

As restrictions ease in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, many businesses are reopening again, including your doctor’s offices.  A few weeks ago, finding a routine eye appointment was nearly impossible.  Under the recommendations from national health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Optometric Association (AOA), and the American… Read More


Telemedicine Visits are Effective: How to Get the Most out of your Virtual Visit

A couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area issued a “Shelter in Place” order which has helped flatten the curve.  While people are staying at home, there are still many essential errands that lead us out of the house, such as doctor visits.  Although COVID-19 may be in our community, regular injuries and inflammations still… Read More


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