Is a cataract interfering with your vision, making it difficult to perform daily tasks like driving and reading the newspaper headlines? The cloudy, cataract-diseased lens can be surgically replaced with an artificial lens implant to restore clear vision.

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More than 2 million people suffer from glaucoma, a group of diseases that affects the optic nerve and peripheral vision. Glaucoma is treated with medication, laser treatment or surgery, depending on its severity.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 65. Though there is no cure for macular degeneration, a specific combination of vitamins and minerals (AREDS formula) can stop the disease’s progression.

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Medical and surgical therapy are used to treat corneal conditions, including Fuchs’ dystrophy. Improvements in corneal transplant techniques have led to the evolution of the advanced DSAEK and DMEK procedures.

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Are you embarrassed by tired or aged-looking eyelids? Cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty improve the contour of the upper and lower eyelids for a more attractive and youthful expression.

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San Diego Eye Care Center


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Dr Sally Mellgren established this practice in 1987 with the basic foundation of providing the highest level of eyecare to her beloved community. Using the newest technologies and equipment and providing an environment where anyone could feel comfortable and safe. Dr Mellgren and staff moved into this building on Vista Way in Oceanside in 2013. The organization has grown and evolved over time but the organization continues to be regarded as a premier vision care medical practice based on her values of: Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Humility.

In 2017, we continue to grow as Ramin Tayani M.D. a Board Certified Ophthalmolgist and Orbital Facial Plastic Surgeon and Peter Joson M.D. another Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and excellent cataract surgeon, who join our team. Both have been practicing in The Orange County and Mountain communities for many years, have an excellent reputation and now bring their expertise to you.

Dr Michael Long, our Optometrist has been with us for 16 years to ensure you get the best possible eye exams and the right fit from our large selection of glasses and contacts. We have the styles and price ranges to meet most everyone’s lifestyle and pocket book.

We recommend annual eye exams for early prevention and detection of illness, Eye exams for glaucoma & cataracts San Diegoinfections or keeping aging eyes healthy. We offer comprehensive ophthalmology, ocuoplastics, retina, and optometry services, whether it be: Annual checkup, an eye infection, or dry eye, glaucoma treatments, new glasses or contact lenses, surgery for cataracts, vision, or droopy eyelids.

Often times, eye problems and diseases are not visible nor are there signs or symptoms until it is too late. Early prevention and detection is a key factor in maintaining your eye health. We use cutting-edge technology and equipment for glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, etc.

San Diego Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery SpecialistsI was listening to a conversation by two patients who just had surgery. One said, “I got up this morning and could see again, without glasses. I am loving it.” The other patient said, I can’t believe how vivid colors are…”

We want to help you too. Please call 1-800-738-8816 to arrange for your eye exam and personal review of your healthy eye program. Our doctors and staff are committed to provide a peaceful, harmonious environment in which personal care is provided to every patient. We are conveniently located in Oceanside to serve both San Diego and Los Angeles patients.



San Diego Eye Care Center

Sally Mellgren, M.D.

Dr. Sally Mellgren has been practicing ophthalmology in Oceanside, California since 1987. She’s a board-certified ophthalmologist, and is highly respected and well-known throughout San Diego County. Learn more about Dr. Mellgren

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