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Dr. Abroms, Medical Director at ADV Vision gives you an important update about COVID-19 and the safety of your eyes.

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Cataract Surgery and COVID-19

With two effective vaccines on the market, health practices have re-opened their doors and resumed surgical procedures.

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ADV now offers tele-medicine visits including visits for cataract evaluation and routine eye issues. Avoid the ER for eye care issues. Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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Your LASIK & Cataract Surgeons

Abroms + Dougherty

Providing World-Class Care to the Central Coast

Specializing in LASIK Eye Surgery, ReLex SMILE and Cataract Surgery

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A Clinic For Those In Need

LifeSaver - The SLO Noor Foundation Story

Please join Dr. Abroms and the rest of the ADV Vision team in supporting the clinic and the work it does at the SLO Film Fest on Wednesday March 18 at 5PM. Please click the link below to learn more about the clinic and the documentary premier.

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LASIK and Cataract Procedures at ADV Vision Centers

Our Happy Patients

"This was my first consultation appointment with Dr. Abroms and felt the visit went very well! I was referred to this office regarding my cataracts. I felt the staff was awesome and very thorough. I had the opportunity to ask questions and felt the doctor spent enough time with me with an extensive examination and also addressed another optical issue I have. I am confident that my future appointments and pending surgery will go as well."

Dolly Ornelas

"I very happy with my surgery, no pain afterwards, no discomfort at all. i was able to resume my normal activity right away. I did had a problem with the stuff tho, for one i needed my appointment in santa maria that’s why i chose this doctor. The last minute surgery was an hour away. i had a hard time finding someone to drive me so far. We never talked about another going to another town. Then the doctor didn’t let me talk. I was ready to let him know how happy i was, but he was too busy talking he didn’t seem to care about my opinion. i felt i was just another eye surgery not a person. Some of us like to be seen like a person not a project."

Micaela Hernandez

"The staff was very nice and there was not much wait time for my father's appt. I feel like the Doctor was thorough and answered all of our questions. Good experience"

Dana Hodgkinson

"Awesome staff who went through everything in great detail and were very friendly. I felt they genuinely cared about my health and were not chasing money like summer practitioners. I understand it is hard to keep appointment times and this is the only reason they did not get a 5, they were running 30 minutes late and did not let me know or apologize. Little attention to detail can take the consultation from excellent to exceptional. I will recommended them to my family and friends."

Doug Copeland

"Had an informative time learning about Laser and Lasik. Benefitted greatly from the laser cataract surgery! After 70 years, I finally see in 3D! It is amazing!"

Deb Gelacio

LASIK Pricing

One of the first things most of our potential patients ask is, how much does LASIK cost? At ADV Vision, we believe that finances alone should not prohibit you from living life free from glasses and contacts. We strive to make vision correction possible for as many people and budgets possible.

Ways to Pay for LASIK

We are committed to providing the absolute best care using the latest vision correction technology. We’re also committed to making the life-changing benefits of clear vision affordable. ADV Vision allows you to pay for your procedure in a variety of ways- from financing, to FSA/HSA’s and other plans.

How Long Does LASIK Last?

Many who are considering LASIK surgery wonder how long their results will last. The good news is that the LASIK procedure is considered to be a permanent form of vision correction, because it alters the shape of your cornea. However, your results also depend on your age at the time you have this surgery done.

When the lens of your eye hardens, this affects your ability to read small print, which will require reading glasses or the monofocal IOL procedure to correct. Remember that LASIK permanently reshapes your cornea, not your lens.

What Does LASIK Treat?

Younger eyes undergo changes, although they may not affect your eyesight. But if you’re over 40, your eyes will undergo noticeable changes. A common change is presbyopia, which is the hardening of the lens due to age.

It’s important to note that LASIK does not cause either presbyopia or cataracts, but it can correct them. Both of these conditions occur naturally in the majority of people after age 40. After surgery a high percent of patients enjoy better vision, even with the presence of age-related conditions, for the long term.

Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

Cataracts are another age-related vision condition; as your lenses continue to harden, they will become cloudy. A lens implant procedure can be ideal in this scenario.

Similar to cataract surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a popular procedure for patients over 40. Unlike cataract surgery, RLE surgery uses ultrasound to replace the natural lens of the eye with an intraocular lens (IOL), and does not have to remove the cataract.

How Much Does Cataract and Other Surgery Cost?

The average cost of cataract and other surgeries depends on several factors, including whether you have Medicare coverage, an insurance company plan, or other means to reduce out-of-pocket expenses.

Being covered by Medicare could reduce your out-of-pocket costs to receive LASIK enhancement to correct astigmatism, undergo standard cataract surgery, or insertion of permanent contact lenses. Click below to find out how ADV Vision Centers can assist with the additional costs of laser surgery.


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Dr. Adam Abroms

Serving the Central Californian Coast for 20+ Years with Thousands of Vision Corrections Performed

  • In his more than two decades of practice, Dr. Abroms has performed tens of thousands of vision correction procedures.
  • Dr. Abroms completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and then completed an Ophthalmology residency at University of California Irvine, where he was awarded Chief Resident.
  • Completed the prestigious fellowship in Strabismus under Dr. Marshall Parks in Washington, DC.
  • In addition to receiving numerous awards, Dr. Abroms has completed physics research at University of Pennsylvania, biophysics research at Harvard Medical school, and Ophthalmology research at UCLA.
  • He has authored and published research articles in scientific journals and medical textbook chapters and consumer guides.

Dr. Paul Dougherty

A Nationally-Renowned LASIK & Cataract Surgeon with Over 40,000+ Vision Corrections Performed

  • Paul J. Dougherty MD, medical director at Dougherty Laser Vision and ADV Vision, is among the nation’s most experienced laser and lens-based vision correction surgeons.
  • He has personally performed more than 40,000 vision correction procedures to date.
  • He has served as a principal investigator for multiple FDA clinical trials including CATz topography-guided LASIK, Visian ICL, Raindrop Implant for presbyopia and the Tetraflex Accommodating and Softec HD IOLs.
  • Graduated first in his class at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he performed award-winning research on the then nascent field of laser vision correction.
  • Dr. Dougherty was one of the few surgeons in the United States to perform laser vision correction on an investigational basis prior to FDA approval in 1995.
  • In 1997, he also became one of the first eye surgeons in the nation to have LASIK surgery performed on his own eyes.
  • Awarded the Staar Surgical Green Jacket Award as one of the leading implanters of the Visan ICL in the US.
  • An outspoken advocate and educator, Dr. Dougherty routinely lectures and teaches the latest techniques to other surgeons.
  • He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and authored numerous journals and LASIK consumer guides.

ADV Vision Centers

ADV Vision is dedicated to providing world-class eye care to patients across California’s Central Coast. We offer a wide-range of vision correction services, from LASIK and lens implants to cataract surgery, glaucoma diagnosis/treatment, eyelid surgery and general ophthalmology. ADV Vision was formed via a partnership between San Luis Obispo ophthalmic surgeon Adam Abroms, M.D. and Southern California-based Dougherty Laser Vision. It combines innovation and state-of-the-art technology with a deep commitment to serving the Central Coast region.

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Paso Robles LASIK & Cataract Center

View office details 805-987-5300
104 Gateway Center Suite B
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Santa Maria LASIK & Cataract Center

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525 East Plaza Dr. #304
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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San Luis Obispo LASIK & Cataract Surgeon

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835 Aerovista Park #110
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Paragon Surgery Center — Eye Surgery in San Luis Obispo

View office details (805) 548-1051
4472 Broad St Suite 150
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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