300 Stein Plaza, 2nd Floor
Edie & Lew Wasserman Building
Los Angeles, California 90095

(310) 825-2737
(310) UC LASER

  • UCLA Laser Refractive Center offers superior vision correction in a patient-centered environment. Access to established and pioneering technologies such as Los Angeles LASIK eye surgery for a wide range of refractive errors enables faculty doctors to optimize results by meeting each patient's individual needs.

    The Stein Eye Institute is recognized around the world as a leader in patient care, research and education. It is consistently ranked as the # 1 eye care center in the western United States in the annual U.S. News and World Report survey of best hospitals. Physicians at the Institute are on the faculty of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, and many are celebrated for contributions to the field, providing an ideal setting for the UCLA Laser Refractive Center.

    The UCLA Laser Refractive Center is at the forefront of new discoveries in refractive surgery. The Center was the first in Los Angeles to use an FDA-approved excimer laser to correct myopia (PRK and LASIK). Today, our patients benefit from advanced techniques such as custom LASIK, custom LASEK/PRK, accommodative multifocal and phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs), intracorneal ring implants (INTACS) and astigmatic keratotomy (AK). We are able to treat a wide range of refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, astigmatism and keratoconus. Since its inception, the UCLA Laser Refractive Center has provided care for over 20,000 patients.

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  • We specialize in a broad range of refractive techniques in Los Angeles, including custom LASIK, custom LASEK/PRK, intracorneal ring implants (INTACS), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), natural lens replacement (NLR), phakic intraocular lens implantation and accommodative intraocular lens implantation.

    Custom LASIK in Los Angeles | Custom LASEK / PRK

    Phakic IOLs | Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs


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  • Free Web Seminar on Astigmatism Management
    Dr. Rex D. Hamilton is hosting a free web seminar on astigmatism management this Wednesday, July 16. Click here to register.

    UCLA has merged with USC Doheny Eye Institute!
    They have also been included in the "Best in West" in the new US News and World Report rankings of top eye hospitals!

    Stein Eye Institute is expanding!

    The new SteinEye plaza is now open. This beautifully landscaped central promenade ties together the 3 buildings which make up the SteinEye Campus: Jules Stein, Doris Stein and the new Edie & Lew Wasserman building (scheduled to open in 2014). This plaza may be accessed from Westwood Blvd., the SteinEye parking structure, or the Center for Health Sciences plaza.

    Focus on LASIK

    Dr. Rex Hamilton discusses LASIK in the Fall 2008 issue of Vital Signs, a UCLA Health System community publication. Click here to read the article and see a detailed video.

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  • Visual acuity % of patients
    20/15 76%
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  • The video on this page is Dr. Rex Hamilton, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, UCLA Laser Refractive Center. This video was produced by The American Refractive Surgery Council to help patients choose the appropriate LASIK surgeon. As a Los Angeles LASIK expert Dr. Hamilton explains the things that you should discuss with any LASIK surgeon prior to a decision. Please see other educational videos by clicking on the button below. These videos incorporate education on LASIK and implants for eye surgery. If you are seeking LASIk eye surgery in Los Angeles the UCLA Laser Refractive Center would be happy to discuss your personal vision correction options.

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  • The UCLA Laser Refractive Center offers members of the Bruin family a special savings of 20% on laser vision correction procedures. Staff, students and alumni can take advantage of the best care on your own campus!

    For these elective, surgical procedures, we require payment in full at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check or credit card (VISA, Master Card, Discover or American Express) for payment.

    An additional option to consider is use of your Healthcare Savings Account. Many plans allow laser vision correction as a reimbursable expense. Confirm with your Benefits Counselor then contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

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