Achieve and maintain excellent overall eye health

Ophthalmology services in Monterey Salinas Santa Cruz

Monterey County Eye Associates is dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain excellent overall eye health. We offer a range of general eye care options, including treatment for glaucoma, presbyopia, and cataracts (cataract surgery), to patients from Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Hollister and surrounding areas. Whether you need treatment for an eye problem or a comprehensive eye exam, contact our office nearest you to schedule a consultation with one of our respected ophthalmologists.

Cataracts (Cataract Surgery)

Cataracts occur when proteins accumulate in the eye’s natural lens, causing the lens to become clouded. Cataracts usually occur during or after middle age, but they can occur in childhood, albeit rarely. Although cataracts are not preventable, they are treatable, most often with cataract surgery (placement of IOLs).

Intraocular lenses (IOLs)

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial devices used in the treatment of cataracts. They are artificial lenses that are implanted into the eyes to replace the natural lens after cataract surgery. IOLs (including mono- and multifocal lens implants such as ReSTOR® and Crystalens®) are designed to bend and flex like the natural lens.If you are a candidate for cataract surgery, Dr. Rosenblum and our staff will help you determine which option is best suited to your needs. Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in Salinas or Monterey.


Presbyopia is a common age-related vision problem caused by the hardening of the eye’s lens. Since this hardening decreases the eye’s ability to focus on up-close objects, presbyopia is sometimes referred to as age-related farsightedness. Presbyopia should not be confused with hyperopia, since the latter is caused by flaws in the shape of the cornea.


Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease caused by flaws in the eye’s drainage system. Fluids accumulate, causing intraocular pressure (IOP) to build. Over time, elevated IOP places pressure on the optic nerve, which can cause blindness if left untreated. Although glaucoma is not preventable, it can be managed clinically with medicines and laser surgery. Please contact Monterey County Eye Associates for further information about how we can help glaucoma sufferers.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams are essential to detecting eye problems, including dry eyes, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, presbyopia, in their earliest stages, when treatment is most effective. Contact Monterey County Eye Associates to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery treats problems caused by a misshaped cornea, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Depending on the structure of the patient’s eye, the problem to be addressed, and the medical history of the patient, surgeries including LASIK and AK may offer the best chance of good results and minimal side effects. Implantable contact lenses are also a treatment option for myopia.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, a common condition in people with diabetes, can lead to vision problems and even blindness if not properly treated. We offer advanced laser surgery to treat this condition and prevent further vision loss. Prevention of diabetic vision loss is a high priority at Monterey County Eye Associates.

Retina Care

In addition to treating diabetic retinopathy, we offer treatment for other retinal conditions, including retinal detachmentmacular degeneration, and macular holes, flashing lights and floaters and retinal tears.

Contact Lens Services

If you have had trouble with ill-fitting contact lenses in the past, we can help. We specialize in fitting contact lenses, offering custom and multifocal lenses, and lenses for astigmatism.

If you would like to learn more about the eye care and ophthalmology services offered at our Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz and Hollister-area offices, contact Monterey County Eye Associates today.

Optical Centers

At Monterey County Eye Associates, our optical centers offer complete vision care, including a full range of optical services such as the crafting of stylish, customized eyeglasses and contact lens fittings. If you need a refraction, schedule an appointment with our experienced optometrist at our Salinas location, using the most advanced equipment in screening for and treating myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), astigmatism, and other vision problems for patients of all ages. To schedule a consultation with a member of our team, contact Monterey County Eye Associates today.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Eye disorders do not discriminate according to age; they can affect children and are not uncommon. Our pediatric ophthalmology specialist is sensitive to the unique physical and emotional needs of children, and we tailor each child’s treatment accordingly.

Cosmetic Ophthalmology

Monterey County Eye Associates understands that how a person feels about their appearance and, in particular, the area around the eyes – can have a dramatic effect on his or her self-confidence. This is why we offer several of the most advanced cosmetic eye treatments, including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and BOTOX® Cosmetic, to patients from Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and surrounding communities. These treatments can improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes and take years off your appearance.

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