Eye Care Services In Laguna Hills and Santa Ana, CA

We offer a wide variety of eye care services to the Laguna Hills, Santa Ana and surrounding communities. Contact us with any questions about our services.

Cataract Procedures

​​​​​​​Cataracts Overview

A cataract is not anything dangerous or urgent. It is simply the natural lens of the eye, like the lens of a camera, which has undergone natural changes and is now cloudy. So instead of looking through a clear lens, it is like looking through a frosted or dirty window. This can make things appear darker, more blurry, and harder to see in general.

​​​​​​​Multifocal Lenses

What an exciting time we live in! In the past, cataract surgery required a three-day hospital stay and having to lie down with sandbags around your head to prevent you from moving. On top of that, once the cataract (the natural cloudy lens of the eye) was removed, no lens implant was placed in the eye to replace the natural lens that was removed.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Laser Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common problem typically experienced by older adults. Though a cataract may not be a pressing concern, there often does come a time when cataract removal would mean clearer vision and a better quality of life. Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. George Salib, has successfully treated thousands of patients in his extensive career restoring vision with the cataract removal procedure.


A toric intraocular lens can reduce your reliance on corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses while producing more clear images through improved focus within the eye. One thing to note about the toric lens is that it does not adjust from near to far as the eye moves. This means that eyeglasses may still be necessary for one or the other distance.

​​​​​​​Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) in Laguna Hills CA at the Orange County Eye Institute is performed similarly to traditional cataract surgery – removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) – only without the presence of a cataract.


​​​​​​​LASIK Overview

It is truly amazing when you can get rid of your glasses and be able to wake up and see that alarm clock or the paper in the morning without reaching for your glasses. Imagine being able to do sports activities like playing tennis, golf or going swimming without worrying about your vision.


For many people, changes to vision are a minor nuisance, causing them to pull out their eyeglasses to read the fine print on labels or perform up-close work. What many of our patients’ experience is far more disruptive to daily life than slight blurring due to presbyopia.

​​​​​​​Are you a LASIK candidate?

LASIK has come to be recognized as a highly effective treatment for moderate astigmatism and farsightedness. This in-office procedure is also an excellent choice for correcting advanced nearsightedness.

​​​​​​​Common Questions

While refractive surgeries are considered permanent, LASIK does not minimize the risk of conditions such as cataracts or presbyopia, which are related to age rather than the shape of the cornea. We are happy to answer your questions about LASIK or our other vision-correcting treatments. Call (949) 770-1322 to schedule your consultation with Dr. George Salib.


Almost everyone over age 40 has presbyopia, which comes from a Greek word that means “old eye.” When the lens behind your iris becomes rigid over time, it can’t change shape as easily to focus light onto the retina so you can see clearly.

​​​​​​​Eye Diseases and Conditions

Taking care of your eyes is obviously very important, and the first thing to do in this regard is to visit your eye doctor on a regular basis. In most cases, a yearly exam is sufficient, while in others, it may be necessary to have your eye exam more often.

​​​​​​​Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eyes may seem like a frustrating problem; but, there is more to it than that. We perform a thorough consultation and examination on each patient to identify areas of concern, factors involved, and potential solutions. Dry eye disease is the condition in which the tears produced or retained in the eye are insufficient to keep the eye healthy and comfortable.

Eye Procedures

​​​​​​​Laser Eye Treatments

Many eye conditions require laser treatments, such as glaucoma and sometimes after cataract surgery. Glaucoma is a condition of the eye where the pressure in the eye affects the optic nerve that lets you see, affecting your peripheral vision.

​​​​​​​Pterygium Surgery

A pterygium is a fleshy, whitish-red growth that comes from the conjunctiva (the white part of your eyes) and grows onto the cornea (the clear window on the front of your eye). This condition, which is caused by sun exposure, is usually not a serious or urgent problem.


Glaucoma is a condition that silently affects a significant portion of our population. People often are completely unaware that they have this condition until they have lost significant amounts of their vision. Glaucoma is basically when the pressure of the eye affects the optic nerve, the main nerve of the eye that lets you see, resulting in progressive damage occurring to the nerve.