Philip J. Penrose, MD

Eye MD on Cass
880 Cass Street, Suite 105
Monterey, California 93940

(877) 578-2820

Eye MD at Ryan Ranch
21 Upper Ragsdale, Suite 201
Monterey, California 93940


Dr. Philip J. Penrose



Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in the Monterey Bay area, including Carmel, Salinas and the surrounding area

Philip J. Penrose, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who leads the medical and surgical team of Eye MD on Cass, a leading-edge eye care facility offering comprehensive eye care, including laser eye surgery. Dr. Penrose has been treating eye care patients in Monterey and the surrounding area for more than eight years. He and his team strive to provide quality, compassionate care in an intimate setting.

In addition to LASIK eye surgery, Eye MD on Cass offers cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs), glaucoma treatments, diabetic eye disease management and optical services.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with LASIK surgeon Dr. Penrose and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Eye MD on Cass at (877) 578-2820.

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More About Vision Correction at Eye MD on Cass

Eye MD on Cass offers Custom Wavefront LASIK eye surgery with the state-of-the-art VISX S4 excimer laser system. With features such as wavefront mapping and iris registration, this advanced technology allows Dr. Penrose and his team to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as higher order aberrations (subtle refractive errors unique to each set of eyes), thereby increasing the odds of optimal postoperative vision.

In order to provide the most individualized LASIK procedure, Dr. Penrose first obtains a unique, three-dimensional map of the eyes. This information is then used to guide the laser vision correction procedure for best results.

LASIK begins with the creation of the corneal flap, a thin piece of tissue that is folded back from the eye to expose the stroma (the middle layer of the cornea). The flap is created with either a microkeratome (a handheld surgical tool) or a femtosecond laser (bladeless LASIK). Next, the VISX S4 excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea by removing microscopic pieces of corneal tissue. Once this is accomplished, the corneal flap is placed into its original position to protect the eye during the healing process. LASIK eye surgery is performed under topical anesthesia and lasts less than 15 minutes per eye. Most patients experience improved vision within 24 hours and are able to gradually reduce their need for corrective eyewear. Dr. Penrose also offers PRK, an alternative laser eye surgery technique for patients who do not qualify for LASIK.


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More About Philip J. Penrose, MD

Philip J. Penrose, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado. Dr. Penrose completed his medical internship at the University of Illinois and his ophthalmology residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He speaks Spanish and regularly travels to Guatemala, where he performs cataract surgery for patients who don't have access to advanced eye care. Dr. Penrose is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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