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).
"Dr. Abroms is superior! I am very impressed with how well he explained the procedure and answered my questions. The office staff is excellent—efficient and friendly. I was especially impressed with Gabby who helped me immensely. She was available to answer questions and returned my call in a timely manner! I would highly recommend ADV Vision!"
"Everyone is super nice, very helpful and patient! I was very confused about what to do and every time I called they were as helpful as the first time. Dr. Abrams has a great bedside manner. I would recommend this office to all my friends."
"ADV Vision has been caring for my eyes since I first went in to be checked for cataracts and Dr. Abroms told me I had a detached retina and referred me to a retinal surgeon. Since then they have done cataract surgery on both eyes and are now planning some in office laser treatments. In EVERY instance they have been professional, reassuring and caring - both the staff and doctors. I trust their skills and knowledge implicitly."
"I never mind going to see My eye doctor. Everyone is always very professional and the scheduling is always on time. Very efficient. I have glaucoma so my appointments are quarterly. I’m happy to be a patient."
"I love the people working at ADV Vision. They are friendly and helpful. Christine is so sweet and a joy to be greeted by her when you arrive. Jorge was so friendly, and puts you at ease while he does his part before the doctor comes in. Dr. Abroms is great and I feel very confident that he's going to have my sight back to normal after my cataract surgeries."
Sharon Gove Sharon
"Absolutely one of Friendliest and organized doctors offices I ever visited for sure. When I talked to Dr. Abrams after my examination, not only did I talked to Dr. Abrams ,but the whole team! Nicely Done! Less than 24 hours I could see through the eye. Some irritation, but not as much as I expected. You need a cataract taken care of, You can feel safe to come here."
"My appointment with ADV was great! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I felt secure that my cataract surgery would go well. The videos I watched after my appointment were very helpful."
"So far so good. Only issue is cost w/ or w/o insurance. Every thing came out good so far. Cataracts done and sight is clearly better and better each day. Staff was great. Very interested, knowledgeable and friendly."
"I had astigmatism for most of my life until I needed cataract surgery. Dr. Abroms presents detailed information plus comprehensive videos ensuring that patients have a full understanding of the procedure. His care in selecting the appropriate lense for each eye has eliminated the need for any further correction. I would highly recommend him for his knowledge in this area in addition to the laser he employs. I’ve never had better vision until now."
"Surgery on my second cataract was done yesterday by Dr. Abroms. The vision in both eyes is so clear I can’t believe it. Both surgeries were quick and easy."