The Leader in Eye Care Excellence



*As chosen every year since 2002 by the Consumer Research Council of America.

“I’ve dedicated my career to offering my patients the very best in treatments, procedures, and care. It’s a commitment I take very seriously because as a Ventura eye doctor I know how precious the gift of good eyesight is to each and every individual I treat. It is my privilege to improve how people experience their world and I am enriched by each interaction.”

Michael T. Ragen, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of the Ventura Eye Institute, is recognized as a leader in the world of eye surgery. Dr. Ragen began distinguishing himself early in his career when he served as the Young Physician Representative Advisor to the American Medical Association. More recently, he has been involved with various medical companies as a consultant and instructor of surgical techniques to other physicians. Dr. Ragen was involved in the FDA studies leading to approval of the laser used in LASIK vision correction.

“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. I went all the way to Ventura for laser eye surgery because you are just incredible!“
Matt N., San Francisco, California

Dr. Ragen is one of only a few eye surgeons in Southern California who is both board certified in Ophthalmology and trained in facial plastic surgery. He has developed new surgical approaches for cosmetic eyelid surgery that allow for quicker recuperation and better outcomes.

Dr. Ragen was also the first Ventura County eye doctor to perform “No-Stitch” cataract surgery. He has been instrumental in teaching his knowledge and expertise as a Ventura eye doctor to numerous surgeons throughout Southern California. With all this experience, expect to get the best eye care in the County of Ventura for LASIK Vision Correction services.

The Ventura Eye Institute

The Institute has extensive general eye care facilities and has become a reference in Ventura for laser eye surgery. Under Dr. Ragen, the Ventura Eye Institute is recognized as the most technologically advanced ophthalmology center in Ventura. LASIK vision correction, as well as Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, Macular and Diabetic Disease, Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery all have their own technology departments with state-of-the-art equipment.

The Institute also has four different laser systems that make it one of the most comprehensive centers on the West Coast. At Dr. Ragen’s institute in the County of Ventura, LASIK vision correction, LASEK surgery, diabetes and macular degeneration to skin wrinkles are performed with the best technology available. This, combined with Dr. Ragen’s skill and expertise, has drawn tens of thousands of people from around the world seeking the very best for their eyes. It has been his privilege—and his passion—to improve the quality of life for people from all walks of life.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ragen has demonstrated commitment and care beyond the surgery procedure. Dr. Ragen treats each patient with unique attention, ensuring they have all their questions answered and all their concerns addressed before and after the surgery. Dr. Ragen also performs all the surgical procedures at the Ventura Eye Institute so that whether it is vision correction, a cosmetic procedure or any other eye care service, his patients have his attention at every single step of their surgery. With his personal care Ventura Eye Institute has become well known worldwide. Patients from every State in the country and from eight foreign countries on three continents have come to his institute in Ventura County for LASIK eye surgery, LASEK and CK vision correction and are all proud to call Dr. Ragen their eye surgeon.

Ventura County Lasik Eye Surgery and Ventura Lasik Vision Correction

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Your Ventura Eye Doctor - Education and Training

Dr. Ragen has had an extensive study/practice background to make him one of the most respected eye doctors. Dr. Ragen is a 1985 graduate of the prestigious University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned University of Southern California/Doheny Eye Institute. As part of his ongoing commitment to research and education, Dr. Ragen received postgraduate education at such prestigious institutions as the Harvard Medical School and Pennsylvania’s Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Ragen has also studied and trained in facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques with leading experts from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Dr. Ragen has been Director of the Ventura Eye Institute since it’s founding in 1989. At the Ventura Eye Institute, Dr. Ragen became a pioneer in Ventura County with LASIK eye surgery. Committed with quality and high standard care, Dr. Ragen has always sought for new techniques and procedures. As a result, Dr. Ragen has developed an unsurpassed reputation for his pioneering work in Ventura for laser eye surgery and cosmetic procedures.

Professional Associates

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
ARVOVentura County Ophthalmology Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Southern California Association of Clinical Oncology

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