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Are droopy eyelids or fine lines and wrinkles making you feel self-conscious? Have you noticed a growth in or near your eye?

Oculoplastics can tighten the skin around your eyes and remove obstructions to rejuvenate your appearance and restore your vision.

Our experienced ophthalmologists can perform oculoplastic surgery for those in Salinas, King City, Monterey, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Rejuvenate Your Look Contact Our Monterey-Area Practice Today

Our skilled oculoplastic surgeons use the market's most sophisticated eye surgery technology. We can restore your vision and the youthful appearance of your eyes. Contact our Monterey, CA, practice if you feel self-conscious about drooping or wrinkling around your eyelids. Request your consultation to see how we can reverse the clock.

We Create 5-Star Experiences "My visit was definitely five-stars."

"Every member of this fine team provided services that helped to make me more comfortable & confident, answered all my questions, and then one of these kind people wrapped me in warm cotton blankets, making it much easier to relax & allow them to do what they do best.  My visit was definitely five star & I eagerly look forward to the next time when the other eye will get the same attention by healers who are skilled & caring."

Oculoplastic Surgeons
vs. Ophthalmologists
What's the Difference?


Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who go through extended training to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye, eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, tear system, and overall orbital region. With this extensive training, our ophthalmologists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to improve your appearance and vision.

Oculoplastic Procedures Our Monterey, CA, Practice Offers

We offer several of the most advanced cosmetic eye treatments to restore your look and confidence. Through our oculoplastic options, patients in the Monterey, CA, area can take years off of their appearance. During your consultation, our ophthalmologists will review your aesthetic goals to determine your best form of treatment. Our practice offers:


Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a relatively minor cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissue around the eyes. It corrects the appearance of “tired” or droopy eyelids, which can make a patient look much older than they are, and in some cases even impair their vision. Eyelid surgery is often all that is needed to rejuvenate a patient’s appearance, but some blepharoplasty patients complement the surgery with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

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BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic is a quick, effective solution for wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, including crow’s feet, furrows between the eyes, and fine lines. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neuromuscular toxin. Once injected into the skin, it temporarily relaxes the underlying facial muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic injections instantly minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving patients a smoother, more youthful look.


Pterygium Removal

A pterygium is a white or yellow wedge-shaped growth on the cornea (the clear tissue covering the iris) or on the conjunctiva (the eye’s outer mucous membrane). Pterygiums are believed to be caused by extensive UV radiation, sun exposure, and environmental irritants, including dust and wind. Although untreated pterygiums can grow over the cornea and obstruct vision, they are manageable with treatment. Contact our office for more information about removal and how it can restore your vision.

Am I a Candidate For Oculoplsatic or Reconstructive Surgery?

Many patients seeking a cosmetic upgrade around their eyelids and forehead are good candidates for oculoplastic procedures. Contact our Monterey, CA, vision center to request a consultation. We will review your cosmetic goals and health history to determine your candidacy. Good candidates for cosmetic ophthalmology have:

Good Overall Health

You should be in relatively good health before undergoing any cosmetic ophthalmology procedure. Being in good health lowers your risk of complications during treatment and aids recovery.

Obstructed Vision

You are typically a good candidate for cosmetic ophthalmology if droopy eyelids or a pterygium obstruct your vision. Our treatments can help remove and tighten excess skin around your eyelids that may be blocking your field of vision. 

Met the Age Requirement

While some patients may come in for BOTOX Cosmetic at a younger age, good candidates for blepharoplasty should be at least over age 35. 

Sufficient Tear Production

Those with insufficient tear production may not be a good candidate for some oculoplastic surgeries. Tear production helps you heal quickly and keeps your eyes protected during recovery. 

Ready To Boost Your Confidence? Contact Our Monterey, CA, Practice

For over 20 years, our team of experienced ophthalmologists and orbital surgeons has provided top-quality care in California. Our team of eye-care professionals can treat virtually any eye condition. However, we know that eye care stretches beyond ocular health and vision. Our California-based practice offers cosmetic ophthalmology to ensure every patient has clear vision and confidence in their appearance.

To learn how cosmetic surgery can enhance your self-esteem and take years off your appearance, contact our Monterey, Salinas, and King City, CA, vision centers today to request a consultation. 

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ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! Everything clean and machines up to date. Special\well informed assistants and nurses to begin your eye exam.   Am an old patient with Monterey Bay Eye Center. The doctors are all so experienced and caring.

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What To Expect During Oculoplastic Surgery

You will visit our Salinas or Monterey, CA, surgery centers for your blepharoplasty or pterygium removal surgery. Both are outpatient procedures, so you will need someone to take you to and from your appointment. 


You will first meet with one of the doctors on our oculoplastic and orbital surgical team. We will review your aesthetic goals, health history, and ocular health to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will best suit your needs.


Local or general anesthesia may be used, depending on your type of surgery.


Our experienced medical team will perform oculoplastic surgery to restore your vision and enhance your appearance.


BOTOX Cosmetic can be added to your oculoplastic surgery to enhance your facial aesthetics and youthful appearance.

When Should You Call Us? The Symptoms To Look Out For


While rare, there are risks to every surgery. You should immediately call our optical center if you are experiencing pain that does not get better with medication, signs of infection, worsening vision, or an incision that has not healed or looks worse. Our ophthalmologists will see you right away so we can protect the health of your eyes.



Why Not See a Plastic Surgeon For My Oculoplastic Surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery is used to both rejuvenate your appearance and to treat eye disorders that can be painful or obstruct your vision. While some of these treatments can also be performed by a plastic surgeon, there are some notable differences between a plastic surgeon and an oculoplastic surgeon. 

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons train as general surgeons before completing their plastic surgery fellowship. During their plastic surgery training, they learn how to rejuvenate and reconstruct every area of the body, including the face, breasts, stomach, arms, legs, and more. A plastic surgeon can help patients achieve their desired look in any area of the body. 

Oculoplastic Surgeon

After medical school, oculoplastic surgeons study ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists have training beyond optometry that teaches them the intricate details of the orbital region, eye, and eyelids. An ophthalmologist also receives training in ocular surgery. After this education, they go through further training to complete a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery. 

The Difference

While plastic surgeons can help patients achieve their desired aesthetic in any area of the body, oculoplastic surgeons have extensive knowledge of the complex structures of the eye, eyelids, and orbital area. Their specialized training in ophthalmology and eye surgery helps ensure patients receive the best care for both their vision and facial aesthetic.

Our Optical Practice Provides 5-Star Care To Enhance Your Vision and Aesthetic


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The staff, assistants and doctors are always genuinely helpful and thorough.  I feel immediately at ease knowing that I am receiving the best care.

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Excelente service, I had an emergency and the receptionist immediately took me in and I was seen that busy Monday. Dr. Rosemblum is the best!

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The team of doctors at Monterey County Eye Associates

Monterey County Eye Associates
Leland H. Rosenblum, MD - MBEC
Eric J. Del Piero, MD

Our team of ophthalmologists provides state-of-the-art eye care using the latest technology. They are proud to be affiliated with: 

  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ABO: American Board of Ophthalmology

To schedule an appointment, please call us at one of our four ophthalmologist office locations in Monterey, Ryan Ranch, Salinas, and King City, or contact us online.

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