Abraham Shammas, MD



Laser Eye Center
5363 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 141
Encino, California 91316
 
(800) 805-2737


Abraham
Shammas, MD



About LASIK eye surgery for patients in Encino, CA

The Laser Eye Center Surgeon in Encino, Abraham Shammas, MD, is a renowned San Fernando Valley ophthalmologist who is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Over the course of his career spanning twenty-plus years, Dr. Shammas has performed countless successful LASIK eye surgeries to transform the vision of Encino LASIK patients. He also has served and continues to treat patients from other parts of the valley as well as other areas of Los Angeles County. He is widely regarded as one of the area's top refractive surgeons and has written and published academic papers for a number of medical journals. Dr. Shammas and his team are unwaveringly devoted to their patients and do their utmost to meet the needs of every patient they have the privilege of treating.


Laser Eye Center – Your San Fernando Valley LASIK Provider in Encino

Dr. Shammas firmly believes that each patient should receive a comprehensive exam before deciding how to move forward with treatment. His LASIK patients benefit from leading-edge wavefront technology, which is used in conjunction with the custom LASIK procedure to identify even the minutest imperfections in corneal curvature. This technology creates a corneal map that is used when calibrating the laser to correct the patient's vision.

Though not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, there are several viable alternatives to LASIK that can be used, depending on an individual patient's needs. PRK is a procedure similar to LASIK that, like LASIK, can result in significant vision improvement. Implantable contact lenses (ICLs), also called phakic IOLs, are another good option. Dr. Shammas offers Verisyse and other ICLs.

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What Do San Fernando Valley LASIK Patients Say About Dr. Shammas?

"I am enjoying the benefits of the LASIK procedure from Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles. I just had my four-month check-up and continue to see 20/20. Each day, I marvel at the vision correction technology and the skills of the doctors at Laser Eye Center. I want to extend a heartfelt note of thanks to the entire staff.

It is truly amazing that something that takes just a few minutes can translate into such a change. Today, I see without my glasses. And, I don't miss contacts either. They used to dry my eyes. It really makes a difference in my appearance as well. I would encourage anyone dependent on glasses or contact lenses to consider LASIK at the Laser Eye Center." —Larry Marino, KIEV 870 AM

"Almost two years ago I made the "decision" to visit the Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles. I was very nervous, but the wonderful staff calmed my fears while I had the vision correction surgery. Now, I can't believe that I waited so long. There was no pain and very little recovery time. As soon as it was over, I knew that my life would change forever – and it did. I could see right away. The next morning, I played 18 holes of golf. I still can't believe it!!!"
—Shawn Parr, KZLA 93.9 F.M.

"Thank you, Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles! I'm thrilled that my vision has been permanently corrected with the LASIK procedure. From waking up and being able to see the clock and read-out on my nightstand, to driving, watching television, even putting on make-up – being able to see clearly without wearing glasses is truly amazing! I had the procedure done on a Friday and went to the mall that weekend and bought a pair of non-prescription sunglasses. What a treat! Thanks again." —Cindy Davis, KOLA 99.9 FM


More About the Doctor, Abraham Shammas, MD

Dr. Shammas received his medical degree and completed his residency at the American University of Beirut. This was followed by a glaucoma fellowship at Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, an institution affiliated with USC. Dr. Shammas formerly served in academic positions at both White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is a member of several esteemed ophthalmology organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Doheny USC Professionals Association.

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