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UCLA First to Perform SMILE in California

Dr. Hamilton, of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center, was the first surgeon in California to perform the newly-FDA-approved SMILE procedure. This procedure, SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction or SMILE, is a minimally-invasive alternative to LASIK. There is no flap creation in SMILE, as opposed to LASIK, and instead a small disk shaped lenticule is removed from a tiny tunnel incision in… Read More


Why Contacts and LASIK Don’t Mix

  If you are approved for LASIK eye surgery, your surgeon will instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses for a set period of time. While most people comply, some think they can get away with continuing to wear the lenses. After all, it cannot do that much damage, can it? It turns out… Read More


Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

You’ve done a lot of research on LASIK and you like the idea of improving your vision in a matter of minutes. There’s one thing that is keeping you from getting too excited, though. You aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. The best candidates have some qualities in common. If you… Read More


Your Cataract Questions Answered

It started with cloudy vision and ended with a diagnosis. You have cataracts. As soon as you found out, your mind filled with various questions. Check out some common questions and answers so you will know more about your condition. Can I wear contacts after cataract surgery? This is a common question. People typically think… Read More


How to Choose the Right Lens

When considering cataract surgery, the most significant decision that must be made by the patient and surgeon is which type of intraocular lens implant will provide the most satisfying outcome. With today’s incredible medical technology, there are a wide range of lens implant options to discuss. Dr. Hamilton recently explained his decision-making and consultation process… Read More


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