Our staff provides a combination of the latest in vision correcting technology with one-on-one patient care. Come and experience boutique-style care and prompt service without long waits, where the staff is experienced in personalized cataract, refractive lens exchange, and LASIK surgeries.
An experienced and well-trained staff
The staff at Sharper Vision Centers is well trained in all aspects of our services. They regularly attend national meetings to keep up with the latest advances in LASIK and cataract surgeries. The staff has frequent educational meetings with Dr. Oyakawa.
An experienced, trusted, well-trained ophthalmic surgeon
Dr. Oyakawa is a trusted, skilled, and experienced ophthalmic surgeon who has been in practice for over 26 years. He is fellowship-trained in vitreoretinal surgery. He has performed thousands of corrective surgeries from referring physicians for complications of cataract surgery. He is one of few surgeons who is trained in vitreoretinal surgery and who can also perform both LASIK and cataract surgeries with the latest techniques. He trained at the Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Bascom Palmer Institute of the University of Miami. Click for a detailed bio.
The most advanced surgical techniques
Dr. Oyakawa has implanted all FDA approved presbyopia-correcting IOLs and started presbyopia-correcting cataract surgery in 2000. Only a minority of cataract surgeons are implanting presbyopia-correcting IOLs and most of them did not start until after 2006.
We use small incisions for cataract and refractive lens exchange surgeries with topical and intracameral anesthesia for safety and better results. We also offer astigmatism control and presbyopia correcting IOLs (Crystalens® Center of Excellence was awarded to Dr. Oyakawa). The Intralase® is used for LASIK surgery for a safer and more precise blade-free surgery to create the flap.
State-of-the-art diagnostic tools
A macro automated refraction system is used to measure the refractive state of your eyes. This system is much more accurate than the manual phoropters commonly in use. The IOLMaster with latest the upgrade is used to determine the IOL power for your cataract or refractive lens exchange. We routinely use the IOLMaster biometry for standard cataract implants. The IOLMaster has the most accurate method of measuring the axial length of the eye and the corneal horizontal diameter. We are using the latest version 5.02 software. This device also measures the corneal curvature, anterior chamber depth, and the horizontal diameter of the cornea. Occasionally, the IOLMaster cannot measure the axial length for certain types of cataracts. In these cases, an immersion ultrasound is used for axial length measurements. For refractive or presbyopia correcting cataract surgeries additional tests are done. Ocular dominance is determined, macular functions test are done if a multifocal IOL is chosen, vector analysis to determine the need for astigmatism correction, and corneal topography. A corneal pachymetry map is done if astigmatism correction is indicated. The data from corneal topography, vector analysis, and corneal pachymetry is used to plan the astigmatism correction (LRIs). The Optovue is used to evaluate the macula and optic nerve to detect any subtle abnormalities.
Using the best facilities for your eyes
All our cataract and refractive lens exchange surgeries are done at Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills. This center has the latest equipment and best-trained staff to ensure the best possible surgical results for our patients.
All LASIK surgeries are done at the Laser Eye Associates in Beverly Hills, formerly the Cedars-Sinai Laser Center. This was the first facility in Los Angeles area to have an Intralase® to provide a safer blade-free LASIK. We have multiple laser platform (VisxS4 with CustomVue™ and Allegretto Wave™) to customize your LASIK surgery.
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