• Lasik


    LASIK surgery offers minimal discomfort and a rapid restoration of vision - sometimes immediately after the procedure. Developed to reduce or eliminate the dependency on glasses and contact lenses was a revolution in the vision correction field. Read More
  • Eyelid Surgery

    Eyelid Surgery

    One of the most effective ways to eliminate the effects of aging and sun damage and restore a more vital appearance is through upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Read More
  • Cataract Surgery

    Cataract Surgery

    Ventura Eye Institute is a cataract laser surgery provider in Ventura County, and provides cataract services and treatments to all of Southern California area clients. Read More
  • Glaucoma Surgery

    Glaucoma Surgery

    Every year, over three million people are affected by Glaucoma in this country and about half of the people with chronic glaucoma do not know they have it. At the Ventura Eye Institute we have ways to control glaucoma through medication, laser treatment, and occasionally surgery if necessary. Read More
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  • 1 It’s a miracle I can see!
  • 2 I am so pleased with my Lasik and also my new eyelids.
  • 3 A colleague told me about Dr. Ragen.
  • 4 I am so happy with my eyesight after Dr. Ragen’s laser eye surgery.
  • 5 Never did I realize how blessed I would be to have perfect vision at the age of 67.
  • It’s a miracle I can see!

    Misty W.

    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.

  • I am so pleased with my Lasik and also my new eyelids.

    Joanne P.

    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!

  • A colleague told me about Dr. Ragen.

    Paul J. – Los Angeles Police officer

    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.

  • I am so happy with my eyesight after Dr. Ragen’s laser eye surgery.

    Richard A. R., II, D.D.S.

    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.

  • Never did I realize how blessed I would be to have perfect vision at the age of 67.

    Elizabeth R. B.

    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.

CO2 Laser Rejuvenation

For more intensive rejuvenation, the C02 Laser can yield dramatic results. The sensitive skin around the eyes is especially vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles, especially laugh lines. The cumulative effect of all of this for men and women alike can be a tired appearance that doesn’t match the way you feel inside. There’s a reason this skin is so vulnerable to environmental and hereditary factors. As we age, the collagen fibers of the skin stretch…much like a wool sweater might stretch after years of wear. The CO2 laser can help to shrink the collagen fibers, thereby restoring the more supple wrinkle-free skin you enjoyed years earlier. The result is a more youthful, fresher looking appearance.

How the CO2 Laser works

The Ultra Pulse CO2 laser vaporizes fine wrinkles and other skin imperfections through the use of a precise high-energy laser beam. This laser is popular because it affords a level of precision, control, and accuracy that other methods can’t match. Best of all, we can perform this procedure on an outpatient basis, under mild sedation and local anesthesia. You’ll leave about an hour later…well on your way to looking 10-15 years younger!

What to expect after CO2 Laser Eyelid Surgery

After your procedure, you’ll experience some mild swelling and redness. The discomfort is minimal and can be controlled usually with non-prescription pain medication although most patients don’t require it. While the treated area can remain pink or red for several weeks, we can show you how to apply concealing make-up during the second week so that the discoloration is not noticeable. We’ve found that skin treated with laser rejuvenation heals extremely well over time. It’s important to stay out of the sun for the first few weeks after your treatment.

In many cases, we’ll combine laser resurfacing with other procedures, such as a brow or eyelid lift to achieve a total rejuvenating result. When you meet with Dr. Ragen for your consultation, you can discuss your specific needs and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve your goals. Contact us to learn more about your options and schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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