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.
"ADV is always a pleasant experience. The office staff and medical assistants are welcoming to the patients and obviously enjoy the working conditions. They’re friendly and engaging. Dr. Abrams carefully explained my options, answered my questions, and explained why or why not my vision would or would not be successful with various procedures."
"ADV provides a warm, friendly welcome followed by competent care from exceptional staff. I had eye surgery and follow up care that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Abroms is one of the best medical doctors I've met; And I've seen a lot of doctors! I was very apprehensive about eye surgery. Just the thought of it made me squeamish! He was so reassuring through the surgery and the results were wonderful. I am an eye witness!"
"Most friendly staff I've seen in a long time. Wonderful people, Dr Abraham was very informative of the procedure i will be haviing ahead of me.. i have heard many positive achievements to his credit as a Cataract specialist and have faith in his treatment ahead for me."
"Dr Abroms is an excellent doctor and has made my eye care the best experience. The staff is so professional and helpful by making all follow up appointments and referrals needed. I have never been so confident or had this quality of care at other eye centers.
This is where I would want my family and friends to go when needing eye care and surgery."
"i have been going to Dr. Abroms for all of my eye issues, of which I have many. He is very thorough and an excellent ophthalmologist. His office staff is very personable and efficient. I highly recommend him!"
"Dr Abroms and his office staff are very caring people. They are also very efficient. When I called to schedule, the front desk staff was able to give an appointment date & time, that worked with my schedule. Once at the office, all of the staff were very respectable & welcoming. I love that there are bilingual staff!!
When we were ready for cataract surgery, the staff were very respectful & knowledgeable with our questions. The surgery coordinator gave us time to discuss payment options with my family. She was very patient.
The doctor & staff are amazing. I will highly recommend this office!!"
"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere the staff creates in this office. Everyone was sincerely friendly. Dr. Abrom introduced himself to me, then went through my chart and made notes and familiarized himself with my reasons for being there. He took the time to discuss everything I needed to discuss without rushing. And set a plan for what we need to do next. I appreciated all of that."
"Professional and nice. On time, knowledgeable and most willing to share that knowledge. Nice, comfortable and clean office. Highly recommended 👌"
"They Did an Excellent Job, with My Left Eye! I can See alot Better Now! I'm Very Pleased with the way I was treated also, they Where very nice and explained everything very well"
"Everyone was personable and professional. Love the staff and Dr. too."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).