Many find that their up-close vision starts to deteriorate after reaching the age of 40 and start to rely on the use of reading glasses. Rather than wearing glasses on a chain around their neck or keeping a pair in your front pocket, many are turning to their ophthalmologist for a more permanent solution for their vision issues. Visit us at our Santa Monica location or our Los Angeles location at 700 West 7th Street, Suite G 260, Los Angeles, CA 90017.Procedures »
Eye Doctor Santa Monica
Dr. Will Christian
As an Ivy League trained, board-certified ophthalmologist in Santa Monica, Dr. Christian provides his patients with truly world-class eye care. Dr. Christian is an internationally recognized leader in cataract and refractive surgery and a highly acclaimed eye surgeon. He frequently lectures throughout the world; educating other eye surgeons on customized cataract, refractive and laser eye surgery. He is most certainly considered one of the premier LASIK and cataract surgeons in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Christian has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters in prominent ophthalmology journals and textbooks. He also serves as a journal board member for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and is a consultant and key opinion leader (KOL) for numerous ophthalmology industry companies. His research in the fields of LASIK, Cataract Surgery, and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), has helped advance the entire field of eye care.View Full Bio »
Go Beyond 20/20 Vision
Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, suffer from astigmatism, or just need reading glasses, The Vanguard Eye Institute can help. Our renowned, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon, Dr. Will Christian, has helped tens of thousands of people restore not only functionality, but HD precision to their vision related issues. Due to his highly advanced, sub-specialized training and experience, Dr. Christian utilizes a number of different, cutting-edge, surgical procedures in order to address almost any visual disturbance. Whether you're in your 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s and in need of LASIK, PRK, or ICL, or in your 50’s or 60’s, frustrated with those reading glasses, and in need of the highly popular Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Dr. Christian will customize the appropriate procedure to address your needs.
Cutting-edge Laser Cataract Surgery
Perfecting your vision... for life.
Modern day cataract surgery is quick and painless. The benefits you enjoy afterwards are not only life-changing, but they last a lifetime. Due to recent, revolutionary advancements in cataract surgery such as; the femtosecond laser technology to perform the surgery, the extended-depth of focus lens implant to attain clear vision at ALL distances, and intraoperative aberrometry for astigmatism measurement and correction, gone are the days of waiting for your cataract to get “ripe”. The surgery has evolved so much so that many people are now electing to have “cataract surgery” in their 50’s and 60’s before the onset of visual degradation. This incredibly popular procedure, called a Refractive Lens Exchange (“RLE”), is restoring people’s reading vision, intermediate vision, and distance vision out of both eyes all at once. The results? For life.Cataract Surgery »
LASIK surgery is one of the most popular medical procedures in the world. It has been approved by NASA and the US Military to optimize the eyesight of astronauts and pilots. Dr. Christian offers the absolute highest quality and the very best LASIK in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.LASIK Surgery »
Dr. Christian treats several different types of conditions, including cataracts. Dr. Christian's expertise allows him to, in most cases, halt the degradation and clouding of one's vision from cataracts. As an expert in the removal of clouded lenses and their replacement, Dr. Christian is the clear choice for your cataract treatment.Cataract Surgery »
Comprehensive Eye Care
The Vanguard Eye Institute is a comprehensive eye care facility. What that means for you is not only advanced treatment procedures for complex conditions, but also the best in routine eye care. An expert in everything having to do with the functions of the eye, Dr. Christian's dedication to helping his patients is unmatched.Comprehensive Eye Care »
Ophthalmologist or Optometrist?
When it comes to eye care, a distinction must be made between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. In the eye field, there is no one more highly trained, educated and skilled than an ophthalmologist. Dr. Christian is a board-certified, Ivy League trained ophthalmologist, specializing in Cataract and LASIK surgery, but also focused on comprehensive eye care (Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, eyeglasses prescription, contact lens fitting, and general eye exams). His experience and training make him one of the best eye doctors Santa Monica and Los Angeles has to offer.Ophthalmologist or Optometrist »
The cornea is the outer transparent layer forming the front of your eye. It’s an organized group of proteins and cells that help protect and shield the rest of your eye from harmful material while simultaneously acting as your outer lens. Though resilient, your cornea is not impervious to various diseases and conditions that, if left untreated, can cause further problems later.Cornea »
If you have been dealing with dry, burning red eyes, you are not alone. This condition is one of the top reasons that patients seek the expertise of an eye doctor. When eyes are no longer responsive to artificial tears, or if they are excessively dry, itchy or burning, then there might be an underlying issue that an eye specialist should investigate.Dry Eyes »
Glaucoma is considered one of the most frightening eye disorders, as it can lead to loss of vision and blindness. Once that vision is lost, it cannot be repaired. Early detection and treatment is the best way to combat against any damage to your optic nerve. Dr. Christian is highly skilled in the detection of glaucoma and can help you get control of this disease process.Glaucoma »
Our top, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Will Christian, has the expertise to turn your eye condition into clarity. While delivering some of the best cataract treatment and LASIK surgery Los Angeles & Santa Monica have to offer, Dr. Christian's skill in helping patients is truly second nature. As such, the Vanguard Eye Institute is the premier facility for everything eye.
2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 985 West
Santa Monica, CA 90404
700 West 7th Street
Suite G 260
Los Angeles, CA 90017