Pacific Eye News

Pacific Eye is dedicated to helping our patients make informed decisions about their vision care.

Because of our doctors' reputation as leaders in the field of ophthalmology, Pacific Eye is committed to sharing relevant news and updates about our practice, as well as the latest technological advancements in vision correction.

If you have any questions about the following articles or vision correction in general, please contact our office.

Media and News Features

September 25, 2017 | Nominations now being accepted for the 2017 Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge
Pacific Eye is seeking the community’s help in selecting worthy 501(c)(3) organizations to participate in their annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. By year-end, Pacific Eye will have donated $55,000 to local non-profits since the inaugural challenge in 2012. Read More »

October 24, 2016 | Pacific Eye Opens Non-Profit Contest Voting to Public
Help Pacific Eye donate $10,000 to local non-profit organizations through its fifth annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. The challenge is designed to highlight the outstanding organizations that make positive change visible on the Central Coast. Read More »

September 19, 2016 | Nominations now being accepted for the 2016 Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge
Pacific Eye is seeking the community’s help in selecting worthy 501(c)(3) organizations to participate in their annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. At the close of this year’s contest, Pacific Eye will have donated $45,000 to local non-profits since the contest’s start in 2012. Read More »

January 14, 2016 | SLO Youth Symphony gives a standing ovation to Pacific Eye
A huge bouquet of gratitude for all the physicians and staff at Pacific Eye in San Luis Obispo for their generous gift of $10,000 at Thanksgiving to 10 local charities. Read More »

December 18, 2015 | Good news for Morro Bay Maritime Museum, Jack’s Helping Hand, SLO Youth Symphony and Central Coast Funds for Children
Pacific Eye has given $10,000 in total contributions to 12 local nonprofit organizations as a result of its annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. Read More »

November 19, 2015 | Integrated Contact Lens Management System Increases Practice Productivity
Pacific Eye discusses how their deployment of My Vision Express has increased office efficiency and enhanced patient experience. Read More »

December 4, 2014 | Pacific Eye Donates $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Pacific Eye celebrated its 10-year anniversary with $10,000 in total contributions to local non-profit organizations this week as a result of the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. Read More »

October 21, 2014 | Pacific Eye Opens Non-Profit Contest Voting to Public
Pacific Eye honors 10-year anniversary with $10,000 in donations. Read More »

July 14, 2014 | Pacific Eye Begins Clinical Trials
Mark Sherman, MD, and Pacific Eye staff will study treatments for panuveitis. Read More »

May 14, 2014 | Pacific Eye Physicians Make a Medical Mission Trip to Honduras
With Icare International, several Pacific Eye physicians and staff provide critical eye care to patients in remote Honduran villages. Read More »

December 13, 2013 | Pacific Eye Donates $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Pacific Eye makes major holiday contributions to local organizations through the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. Read More »

October 31, 2013 | Pacific Eye Announces Online Contest for Local Non-Profits
Help Pacific Eye Give Away $10,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations with the Pac Eye Gives Back Challenge! Read More »

August 3, 2010 | Pacific Eye to open new Paso Robles office
In order to better serve patients and the community, Pacific Eye announced recently that it will be moving to a new location in Paso Robles, effective at the end of the summer. Read More »

May 10, 2010 | Local doctor, surgery technician return from eye-opening mission to Guatemala
Dr. Rupert Chowins and surgery technician Eric White of San Luis Obispo-based Pacific Eye have returned from their medical mission to Guatemala. Read More »

March 17, 2010 | Dr. Abroms, Dr. Higginbotham & local Rotarians improving eye care abroad
Local rotarians and eye surgeons set off on Saturday for an eye opening experience. The Rotary Clubs of Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach-Five Cities and Nipomo will take their vision of helping people to Honduras where they have helped to fund a mission to perform cataract surgeries on the needy. Read More »

March 5, 2010 | Local doctor travels to Guatemala to give free eye surgeries
A local doctor sets off on a sightseeing adventure. It's not the first time Dr. Rupert Chowins has visited Guatemala. The San Luis Obispo Pacific Eye Care expert is making his fourth trip to perform cataract surgeries free of charge. Read More »

February 17, 2010 | Local eye care professionals set out on missionary trip
A local eye care group is sending a team to Central America to improve the sights of thousands of Guatemalans. Optometrist Dr. Rupert Chowins and Surgical-Technician Eric White of Pacific Eye will leave the first week of March. Read More »

September 21, 2007 | NASA Approves Advanced LASIK for Use on Astronauts
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., a global leader in ophthalmic surgical devices and eye care products, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has approved the company's LASIK technologies for use on U.S. astronauts. Read More »

December 11, 2006 | First LASIK With the Advanced IntraLase Method™ Performed on U.S. Naval Aviator
Marking both a milestone in U.S. Naval medicine and refractive surgery, IntraLase® Corp. today confirmed the Navy's announcement that the first LASIK procedure using the IntraLase Method has been performed on an aviator as part of a new Bureau of Naval Medicine project. Read More »

September 8, 2006 | In Vietnam, Doctor Sees a Need
When a cataract clouds the eye, surgeons in America typically remove it so the patient can continue reading, driving and doing other normal activities. For the poor in Vietnam, the cataract may have made the person nearly blind before it is removed. That, according to Vietnamese eye doctor Cam Duong, is why a clinic proposed by San Luis Obispo County eye surgeon Sonny Higginbotham is so needed. Read More »

June 28, 2006 | Back to Vietnam with a Mission
Local eye surgeon is trying to set up a free clinic for the impoverished in the nation where he treated soldiers and civilians during the war. Read More »

Press Releases

October 24, 2016 | Pacific Eye Opens Non-Profit Contest Voting to Public
Help Pacific Eye donate $10,000 to local non-profit organizations through its fifth annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. The challenge is designed to highlight the outstanding organizations that make positive change visible on the Central Coast. Read More »

September 19, 2016 | Pacific Eye Seeks Nominations for Local Non-Profit Organizations
Pacific Eye is seeking the community’s help in selecting worthy 501(c)(3) organizations to participate in their annual Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. At the close of this year’s contest, Pacific Eye will have donated $45,000 to local non-profits since the contest’s start in 2012. Read More »

December 3, 2015 | Pacific Eye Donates $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
The Central Coast eye care group’s donations were guided by the community’s votes Read More »

November 2, 2015 | Pacific Eye Opens Non-Profit Contest Voting to Public
The Central Coast eye care group honors local organizations with $10,000 in donations Read More »

October 14, 2015 | Pacific Eye Seeks Nominations for Local Non-Profit Organizations
The Central Coast eye care group will donate at total of $10,000 to charities this fall Read More »

December 4, 2014 | Pacific Eye Donates $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Pacific Eye celebrated its 10-year anniversary with $10,000 in total contributions to local non-profit organizations this week as a result of the Pacific Eye Gives Back Challenge. Read More »

July 14, 2014 | Pacific Eye Begins Clinical Trials
Mark Sherman, MD, and Pacific Eye staff will lead a clinical trial studying panuveitis. Read More »

August 23, 2012 | Advances in Cataract Surgery Make It Safer, More Effective
New technology gives cataract surgery a whole new level of precision, allowing for better surgical outcomes than ever before, says Ahmad A. Amir, M.D. a board-certified ophthalmologist who performs eye surgery in San Luis Obispo. Read More »

April 5, 2011 | Ophthalmology Practice in San Luis Obispo Sponsors SLO Symphony's 50th Anniversary
Pacific Eye, the premier ophthalmology practice that also provides optometry services in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, is a proud sponsor of the SLO Symphony's 50th anniversary season. Read More »

August 4, 2010 | Pacific Eye Touring the Central Coast
The doctors at Pacific Eye is dedicated to informing the community about eye care. In August, September, and October Pacific Eye doctors will be giving free eye care seminars to the public along the Central Coast. Read More »

March 15, 2010 | Pacific Eye Sponsors 2 Medical Missions to make a difference in Honduras and Mexico
Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, are proud to sponsor 2 different medical missions in the same week. Pacific Eye's Dr. Adam Abroms and Dr. Robert Higginbotham will make a major difference in the lives of 100 patients blinded by cataracts in Honduras. Read More »

January 19, 2010 | January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, are proud to send Dr. Rupert Chowins Director of Optometric Services and Pacific Eye's highest level surgical-technician Eric White to volunteer their time and expertise in Guatemala. Read More »

January 12, 2010 | Pacific Eye Improves Lives in Guatemala
Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, recognize January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month, as it affects over 4 million Americans and remains the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Read More »

December 22, 2009 | North County Physician Merges Practice With Pacific Eye
Pacific Eye continues to focus on you and your comprehensive eye care. We are very pleased to announce that Christopher S. Hulburd, M.D. will be merging his practice with Pacific Eye effective January 1, 2010. Read More »

October 14, 2009 | Pacific Eye is Now on Facebook and Twitter
Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, announces the launch of their new Facebook fan page and Twitter page. Pacific Eye continues to embrace the latest forms of communication and technology to better serve both patients and the community. Read More »

October 13, 2009 | Pacific Eye is Giving the Gift of Sight Through LASIK Surgery for One Lucky Central Coast Resident
Hurry, till October 31st, Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, are giving away the gift of sight! Pacific Eye uses 100% All-Laser IntraLase™ Wavefront® LASIK eye surgery as a practical option to improving eye sight for both nearsighted and farsighted patients. Read More »

October 13, 2009 | Pacific Eye Nominated for the 2009 SLO Chamber of Commerce Green Award
Pacific Eye, leaders in comprehensive eye care on the Central Coast, have been nominated for the SLO Chamber of Commerce Green Award! As leaders in the community, Pacific Eye believes that it is important to uphold environmentally conscious business practices. Read More »

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