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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Adam Abroms, MD has been in practice on the Central Coast as a board-certified eye surgeon and ophthalmologist since 1999. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He received both MD and Masters of Surgery (CM) degrees from McGill University where he received an Osler Medical Aid Foundation Scholarship and a Hewlett-Packard Medical Graduate Award for being in the top of his class.
Dr. Paul Dougherty, M.D. is an internationally renowned eye surgeon who has helped pioneer many of today’s most popular vision correction techniques. He serves as medical director of Los Angeles-based Dougherty Laser Vision, and as assistant clinical instructor of ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is also one of just 40 surgeons worldwide to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery – the official peer-reviewed refractive surgery specialty journal published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
"Just had a cataract removed and my lens replaced from doctor Abrams it went amazingly well his staff treated me very wellAnd it was amazing how there was no pain And was nervous about the ProcedureBut I assure youThese people know what they're doing and you're in good handsI would just like to say thank you to doctor Abrams for his excellent work"
"I am very satisfied with my experience with ADV Vision, Dr. Abroms. I had my surgery several years ago and am still very happy with my vision. The office staff are very professional and the technicians are excellent. I couldn't have chosen a better organization."
"Dr Abroms and his staff are very professional and pleasant with my mom. She recently had cataract surgery in both eyes and recently had to have a laser procedure. The staff are very friendly and always smiling when assisting my mom. She has dementia and sometimes can be a bit difficult but they seem to bring out the best in her."
"The whole staff was well trained and so friendly. They explained everything very clearly and in order. The packet I walked away with was just like their direction. I felt like I knew what had happened, what will happen, and all the costs. Thank You"
"Dr. Abrams is fantastic!! I recently had two different cataract surgeries by him. Each surgery was easy and painless. Recovery was simple. I highly recommend Dr. Abrams!! He has a calming, kind manner which I really liked. He’s is very capable and professional. His office staff is also efficient and well organized. I give Dr. Abrams the highest rating! He is excellent!"
"Very friendly and well organized..
Professional and knowledgeable.
I felt very comfortable and all my my questions were answered.
Dr.Abram's and his staff are top notch.."
"Doctor Adam Abroms has is a absolute fantastic practice. Starting from himself...he is professional and in tune with his patients without being distant. When you avail yourself of his help he is going to educate you on whatever You need. You won’t leave his office not really understanding what he has said..thorough is just second nature to him.
He takes time with you and you leave feeling like you should...”your in good hands”. From the time
You call to make a appointment from when you check in with them you are treated as you should be...with respect. While I was there for the first time I saw smiles and witnessed each and everyone one the staff doing what their job was with wonderful attitudes. I didn’t know some information but they assured me they would get anything they needed...so helpful.
How many of us go to a doctor’s office only to leave feeling confused about what the doctor
Said and aggravated with the staff’s rude attitude. I certainly have!
Good for you Dr. Abroms for making sure you are doing what you should do regarding making your practice work.
As for myself, I would not hesitate to be a forever patient and use his facilities for my needs. If you want the best this is where you will get it!!!"
"This has been a new experience for me..I found everyone very professional and courteous... Made sure my needs were met... Next step for me is cataract surgery and I have all the confidence in the procedure..."
"Yesterday was my third visit to ADV Vision (Dr. Abroms). On the first visit, instead of the cataract evaluation I expected, they discovered a detached retina and saved me from going blind in at least one eye by sending me for emergency retinal surgery that day. The second and third visits were for evaluation of my cataracts and scheduling of surgery to fix them. They were efficient, friendly, and answered my questions freely and understandably. I can’t recommend them and Dr. Abroms highly enough!"