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Have you ever had a contact lens fall out only to exhaustively search for it? Have you found yourself searching for contact solution late at night when you forgot to pack it for trips? Do you feel burdened by eye glasses or contact lenses during sports or other common outdoor activities? Have your questions answered by our team at Benjamin Eye Institute.

Dr. Benjamin has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Benjamin can speak to the benefits of LASIK, as he not only performs the procedure on patients daily, but he has also experienced the benefit of LASIK on his own vision. Dr. Benjamin, as a patient, experienced the Modern All-Laser Wavefront Optimized LASIK on his own eyes – read more about Dr. Benjamin’s LASIK Experience.

Almost a million LASIK surgeries are performed each year, correcting vision for Americans suffering with nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic vision. Our vision experts at Benjamin Eye Institute in West Hollywood will work with you to answer all of your questions if you are interested in learning more about LASIK eye surgery.

Basic Guidelines for Candidacy

Patients may be ineligible for LASIK if they suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Thin corneas
  • Corneal scarring
  • A history of dry eye
  • A high degree of refractive errors
  • Large pupils

For patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK, Arthur Benjamin, MD offers alternatives for Los Angeles area patients seeking better vision.


Monovision is a strategy for eliminating the need for bifocals or reading glasses. The goal of the treatment is to achieve spectacle freedom while performing everyday visual tasks. Monovision can be achieved through the use of contact lenses or LASIK. As a result of treatment, one eye, usually the dominant one, is focused at distance. The fellow non-dominant eye is focused at near. With both eyes open, the brain automatically picks the image that is best in focus.

For example, when looking at objects that are at near, such as a watch, cell phone or a price tag, the “near” eye is doing most of the work. While performing tasks that require distance vision, such as driving or watching TV, the “distance” eye does most of the work.

This strategy is well tolerated by most people but is not for everyone. For this to be successful, careful pre-operative planning must be done which includes:

  • Determination of eye dominance, working distance
  • Simulation of monovision with loose lens test and/or soft contact lens
  • Planning for treatment of any corneal astigmatism that may be present


  • Less costly than multifocal lenses
  • Improved contrast sensitivity
  • Reduced haloes and glare
  • Availability of high contrast (Tecnis)
  • Availability of an astigmatism correcting lens (Acrysof TORIC IOL)


  • May still need glasses for some visual tasks
  • Loss of some depth perception
  • See for yourself how we can bring the world of “close up” back in focus
  • During your next visit, ask us to demonstrate these concepts to you

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Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Benjamin to learn if you are a candidate for LASIK.

Contact Benjamin Eye Institute at 310.507.7988.

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Orsi N., Google +

If you're thinking about LASIK surgery, don't even look further. Dr. Benjamin is the absolute best!! Couldn't be happier with his services.

elgordo123, City Search

Dr. Benjamin was so friendly that I can't wait until my next appointment! I DEFINITELY recommend him to anybody looking for a great ophthalmologist!


Wow, what a huge difference a short 15 minutes makes! Having spent so much of my life helpless without my glasses and inconvenienced by an expensive contacts routine -- suddenly I could see, and with minimal down-time.

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    Doe G.
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    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
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    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

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    Renee T.
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    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

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