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LASIK Laser Vision Correction in Santa Barbara
LASIK Eye Surgery in Santa Barbara, California CA

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Shapiro Laser Eye Center
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David R. Shapiro, M.D.
David R. Shapiro, M.D.

David Shapiro, M.D. is a LASIK Surgeon in Santa Barbara and the Medical Director of Shapiro Laser Vision where he provides LASIK in Santa Barbara as well as specialized types of LASIK Eye Surgery in Santa Barbara such as Custom LASIK, for patients from throughout Santa Barbara County. Dr. Shapiro received his Medical Degree from the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and then completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. Prior to entering practice to perform Laser Eye Surgery in Santa Barbara, Dr. Shapiro attended his Fellowship in Fellowship in Refractive Surgery making a specialist in Laser Eye Surgery. As the Founder of Shapiro Eye Laser Center, he personally performs all Custom LASIK and LASIK Surgery in Santa Barbara at Shapiro Eye Laser Center and has performed more than 10,000 LASIK procedures in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Shapiro is an invited instructor in refractive surgery including LASIK, Custom LASIK and other types of specialized LASIK Surgery such as monovision LASIK at Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology, University of California-Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Davis and University of California-Irivne and has served as a Clinical Investigator for the Clinical Trials to obtain Food and Drug Administration approval for LASIK. He has authored more than 30 authoritative articles on refractive eye surgery and has contributed chapters to textbooks on refractive surgery as well as developed many surgical instruments used in eye surgery.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a not only a highly experienced California LASIK Surgeon, but is a refractive surgery patient himself. Having had refractive surgery gives Dr. Shapiro a unique perspective and insight from which to advise and counsel patients and answer their questions.

Shapiro Laser Vision offices are conveniently located for patients from the Santa Barbara County towns of Buellton, Carpinteria, Casmalia, Goleta, Guadelupe, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivios, Montecito, New Cuyama, Orcutt, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang and Summerland and the San Luis Obispo County towns of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Cambria, Creston, Grover Beach, Harmony, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita, Shell Beach and Templeton.

Learning More About LASIK: The reality of LASIK is that it is the most popular Laser Eye Surgery performed today. However, LASIK Eye Surgery is one of a number of eye surgery procedures for the correction of nearsightedness-or myopia, farsightedness-or hyperopia, and astigmatism, that your LASIK surgeon may suggest as a way to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK Surgeons such as Dr. Shapiro, and the practice staff will evaluate you thoroughly to help you make the best decision for your individual needs. Although LASIK Surgery is the Laser Eye Surgery procedure of choice for most patients, Dr. Shapiro, and the practice staff may also suggest Custom Wavefront Lasik or other types of laser eye surgery including PRK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK or monvision LASIK for presbyopia to help those who might need help with close vision and reading.

Successful LASIK Surgery requires an experienced LASIK surgeon who demonstrates consistent TLC for LASIK  patients in order to provide a thorough Consultation for LASIK plus Laser Vision Correction expectations that are realistic- Dr. Shapiro, and the practice staff offer expertise and experience in LASIK plus Santa Barbaraconvenience to help you achieve your vision correction goals. Choosing trusted LASIK Surgeons who are LASIK doctors as well as LASIK specialists is key to getting the best LASIK Surgeon.

In the event that you are not a candidate for LASIK or any type of laser eye surgery as a result of being extremely nearsighted, your surgeon may suggest the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens to correct your vision.

If you are not a candidate for LASIK because you have the begining of a cataract or perhaps because you are over 45 and are presbyopic beyond a point where monnovision LASIK might be appropriate, your surgeon may suggest Lens Replacement Surgery using the AcrySof®ReSTOR® Lens in Santa Barbara, the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens in Santa Barbara, the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens or Crystalens® in Santa Barbara.

Taking the next step to freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses & contact lenses with LASIK....
If you have been considering having LASIK in Santa Barbara or having any type of Laser Vision Correction to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you should take the next step of scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shapiro, and the practice staff to fully explore your candidacy and options. Santa Barbara patients will be pleased to find the cost of Santa Barbara LASIK is affordable at the office of Dr. Shapiro, where they will be happy to offer you a number of easy payment plans that can fit into your budget. Phone us for a consultation at 805-339-0566.

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