Testimonials

“A colleague told me about Dr. Ragen. I needed a procedure, but I only had a short window of time before my insurance would no longer cover it. Dr. Ragen went above and beyond to schedule my surgery within the timeframe I had in which to complete it.

During every appointment and throughout the surgery, Dr. Ragen explained what was happening and what to expect. He and his wonderful staff kept me informed and relaxed during every step of the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Ragen and his laser eye center in California.”
Paul J. – Los Angeles Police officer

“It was a wonderful and exciting experience to wake up able to see everything around me. It’s great, after 39 years, to be free from glasses and contact lenses.

I frequently travel and have already started enjoying the savings in time and space. I realize that having my vision corrected really lightened my physical and emotional load. The staff was very professional and courteous. Providing a limo with a driver to and from the procedure was a very nice added benefit.”
Toni Y. – Wardrobe Consultant

“It is with great delight that I share my experience with LASIK laser eye surgery at the Ventura Eye Institute! Even after researching it for about five years, it was still something beyond my means and remained a dream—one of those things that might be nice—someday.

When I received a brochure from the Ventura Eye Institute, I decided it was time to see the doctor and find out what LASIK really was all about. I made an appointment to see Dr. Ragen.

My eyes were checked and the doctor gave me some real solid facts about the procedure and my excellent chances for success. Then I met with his financial staff, who clearly laid out my options for obtaining the great improvement of my eyesight. By the end of the day, I called back and was ready to go! Two days later, I had my LASIK laser eye surgery at the Ventura Eye Institute —18 seconds per eye!! It was absolutely painless and I could truly see my vision improve. It was so fantastic that I actually worried that perhaps I was only dreaming and it wasn’t really happening.

After 25-30 years of wearing glasses (bifocals) and experiencing a dramatic deterioration of my vision, how can I possibly describe the pure joy of being able to see across great valleys and gaze on distant mountain ranges—or the joy of looking on a hawk flying high in the sky as they say: You just had to be there….”

Dr. Ragen is an expert of the highest order in his field. His staff is also very knowledgeable and skilled. You will be in the hands of true professionals in his laser eye center in Los Angeles or Camarillo. You will understand the procedure and will go in with confidence. And you will achieve your expectations.”
Edward R. M., Sr., Quality Engineer

“I am writing to express my overwhelming appreciation for your excellent work. It has been over a year since I had my eye surgery. Having my vision corrected with laser surgery was the best gift I have ever given myself. I take pleasure in the result every day, and say a little thank you to all of you for your excellent work. The surgery was as simple as explained and very quick. I was amazed at how fast I regained good vision.

I would also like to say thank you to the staff of this great laser eye center in California. They were always polite, courteous, and helpful. Their cheerful attitude brightened my day. I would recommend this procedure to anyone with similar vision problems as I had. It has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I participate in many sports, and my improved vision has made me better in all of them. Good vision is also essential in my profession, and I am safer and keep others safer as a result of this procedure. Dr. Ragen, you came highly recommended to me by my peers who have had similar outstanding results. Your follow-up care was, and continues to be, excellent. You can only imagine the pleasure you have brought to my life every day. I have gladly recommended your laser eye center in California to everyone. Best wishes.”
Timothy D. Y.

“I am so happy with my eyesight after Dr. Ragen’s laser eye surgery. I had worn corrective lenses since I was in 3rd grade and never imagined I would be able to see without them in my lifetime. I found Dr. Ragen and his friendly staff to be professional, efficient, and extremely competent. I am recommending the Ventura Eye Institute to all my patients and friends who are interested in laser vision surgery in California.”
Richard A. R., II, D.D.S.

“I was at a friendly gathering the other evening at which fliers were handed out for discussion. The gentleman beside me held his out at arm’s length and I leaned over and said, ‘I highly recommend laser surgery.’ He laughed but I didn’t stop there. I told him about my experience and that it was worth every penny. How wonderful it is to see everything first thing in the morning—no more groping for a pair of specs to see if I should measure one or two tablespoons of anything.

Everyone at the Ventura Eye Institute was very friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous—not a bad apple in the barrel! I felt I was in very capable hands at the Ventura Eye Institute and constantly recommend this surgery to everyone I know. Like I trust my diamonds to only one jeweler, I trust my eyes to Ventura Eye Institute.”
Linda M. S.

“As a professional artist, my eyesight is crucial. It has been one week since Dr. Ragen performed LASIK surgery on my eyes, but the miracle of having 20/20 vision has lost none of its magic. Thank you for a safe, comfortable process that has changed my life.”
Leah K.

“Never did I realize how blessed I would be to have perfect vision at the age of 67. After having very successful cataract surgery, and before being fitted with glasses for distance vision, I inquired about laser surgery. I was delighted when told that I could have one of my reading eyes corrected for distance vision with laser surgery. It is now perfect. I opted for laser vision surgery in California and I am overjoyed with the results. Never again will I be frustrated with constantly changing vision and the need to wear glasses.”
Elizabeth R. B.

“It’s a miracle I can see. I have worn glasses and contacts all my life, since 2nd grade. I was very content with my contacts and never dreamed of having LASIK surgery. But, after many years of wearing contacts my last fitting was miserable. My eyes didn’t want to accept the new lenses and, because I was unable to see out of them, I was stuck with having to wear my glasses continuously. My optometrist mentioned laser surgery but the thought of it scared me. I already couldn’t see, and if the doctor slipped while working on my eyes I would be blind. When you have poor eyesight, the vision you have is very precious. Still, with all my difficulties I felt I had no choice but to look into LASIK. A fellow deputy referred me to Dr. Ragen and I made my appointment. To this day I am in awe of the fact that I can see. I don’t need anything in or on my eyes to see. It really is a miracle.”
Misty W.

“Thank you so much for my new eyes! I have worn glasses since I was seven years old. I still cannot believe that I can see 20/15 without anything on my eyes. You are incredible! I totally researched the procedure before having it done. You were the top surgeon on my list and I am so grateful for your care. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
Matt N.

“I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying my new eyes. This change has affected so many aspects of my life—for instance, we went water skiing and for the first time in my life, I could actually “see” the people in the boat!! My friends have nicknamed me “20/20”. Thanks so much!!”
Cindy M.

“I was very impressed by the professional service and the personal touch provided by Dr. Ragen and staff at his laser eye center in California. Everyone was easy to work with and the procedure was amazingly short. At worst, there was a slight discomfort for a few seconds, but no pain. The improvement in my vision is remarkable.”
Steve H.

“I can truly tell you that my LASIK laser eye surgery in the Ventura Eye Institute has been a life changing experience in so many ways: all of them positive. It is really hard to anticipate how great it feels to not wear glasses or contacts anymore. Just to be able to see the clock when I wake up in the middle of the night is wonderful. Watching television and going to the movies and driving at night are also great!

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for meeting with me one-on-one and answering all of my questions about the surgery. Also I must compliment your staff for being so gracious and professional during my visits to your office—especially the day of my surgery; they were very helpful both before and after the surgery.

In about six minutes I went from wearing glasses and contacts to having 20/20 vision. It really is a miracle. Again, let me thank you for taking such good care of me and giving me my vision back. Now I can truly SEE why you do more of this kind of surgery than anyone else and the Ventura Eye Institute is such a respectable laser eye center in Los Angeles.”
Paul F.

“I am so pleased with my Lasik and also my new eyelids. This change has made a big difference in my life. I feel younger. My eyelids look FANTASTIC. Thank you. My husband can’t stop talking about the wonderful job you did with his LASIK. Thanks to your team, as well. They’re great!”
Joanne P.

“I am so elated to be able to see past my bed covers when I wake up in the morning without the help of glasses or contacts. To be able to see so clearly that I can notice such details as “leaves on the trees” or license plate as they speed by is a revelation!”
Roni C.

“I am 23 years old and have had to wear glasses ever since pre-school. As a matter of fact, I spent two years in pre-school because my eyes were so bad. I wondered why all of my friends were going to kindergarten while I stayed back. To make a long story short, right before the operation my left eye was 20/200 and my right eye was 20/400. The day after the surgery both eyes were 20/30. After the three to four week healing process I now enjoy 20/20 vision. Without LASIK I could never pass the medical examination for the city fire department. Because of Dr. Ragen’s’ vast expertise and experience in LASIK my eyes fit well within range of any city fire department’s medical standards. Now I can put out structure fires instead of brush fires.

If you are thinking about LASIK, please don’t waste your time and money on any other doctor: choose Dr. Ragen. This kind of investment cannot be trusted with anyone else. I owe my visual success to Dr. Ragen and I hope you enjoy the same results.”
Michael D.

“I want to express my gratitude to you and your staff. I have worn glasses since about the 5th grade in school and, after 50 years, not having to wear them is almost as unbelievable. I had always dreamed of how it would be without glasses—not to have to worry about sweat and fogging and seeing things with no glare and so many other issues!

When I heard about laser surgery, I wondered if it would be a possibility for me. After checking into the surgery and talking to you, I felt that it would. As I talked to many people, your name kept coming up as the one to do it. After we talked the last time and I got my eyes checked for new glasses, you talked to me frankly and honestly, letting me know that I was a good candidate for surgery. With that, I made the choice.

Since my surgery, I cannot express the joy that I feel when I awake in the morning, look around and see the clock, the sunlight shining in the window and so many more things without having to look for my glasses.

It has been a real pleasure to know you and your staff and to feel so comfortable asking questions. You are to be congratulated on your willingness to listen and your understanding about how, I am sure, many people have felt in my situation. You have made life more beautiful and more pleasing for me. I will heartily recommend you and your laser eye center in Los Angeles area to any person from anywhere that contemplates this procedure.”
Dean J.

“I am 37 years old and, after very careful research, decided to have eye laser surgery done on both my eyes. Within hours of my surgery, I could already begin to see well. My right eye just took a bit longer than the left to improve. However, I am very pleased with the results of my surgery.

I would encourage anyone considering laser vision correction to wait no longer. I’m sorry I didn’t have this procedure done sooner. It’s amazing how fast you can see the results. In fact, everything went quickly and smoothly—just as promised. If you’re reading this, I wish you good luck in your decision to have laser eye surgery! You won’t regret it.”
Beatrice V.

“I am writing this note to endorse your fine care. As a business attorney, I tend to over-investigate everything before I proceed. My LASIK surgery was no different. I spent several months asking questions, both on the internet and in person. I interviewed several surgeons and had a few physician friends give me their advice for where to go. By the time I made my decision to have you perform my surgery, I felt I had a very good grasp on the identities of the best surgeons. Surprisingly, the same eight names kept coming up. Some people may think it silly that even having good doctors much closer to home, I traveled all the way from Brussels to have my laser vision surgery in California. I didn’t feel that way. I know I only have one set of eyes and a 10-hour plane ride was a small price to pay to have the person I consider the best perform my procedure.

Your treatment lived up to your excellent reputation. My sight is now 20/20 in both eyes. I see better than I ever did with contacts and it is a joy to swim and ski without the hassles I used to have with my glasses and contacts. I especially appreciated your sense of humor, which relaxed me and made the procedure even easier. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done. I am sure you have heard that several thousand times in your life, but I truly mean it. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. You have changed my life.”
Rose M.
Chief Corporate Legal CouncilBrussels, Belgium

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