At Southwest Eye Care and Laser, we combine advanced technology with a friendly and compassionate approach to eye care. Our Bakersfield, CA, office features a warm and comfortable setting to help put our patients at ease. From general eye care and evaluations to cutting-edge laser vision correction, our practice can customize procedures to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation at our Planz Road location today to learn more.
Southwest Eye Care and Laser has been serving the area since 1993. This location has several doctors, including Gregory A. Stainer, M.D., F.A.C.S., Glenn Kaprielian, O.D., Keith Miller, O.D., Janae Vance, O.D., and six opticians. Patients can undergo routine eye exams, ophthalmic consultations, and diagnostic testing. Meanwhile, our large optical boutique allows patients to browse the latest, most fashionable styles. We have Wi-Fi in the waiting room as well as high-definition television.
Our office is conveniently located just off of the 99 freeway and White Lane. This location is unique because it serves the southwest region of Bakersfield, as well as outlying communities including Taft, Arvin, and Lamont. We are deeply invested in improving our patients’ quality of life. In the past, we have been the primary practice treating eye injuries for Cal State University, Bakersfield athletes.
We are proud to be the first practice in Bakersfield to utilize an excimer laser. Our doctors have been performing refractive surgeries at our practice for the last 10 years. We have recently incorporated new equipment to provide our patients with the best premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) as part of cataract surgery. Our latest achievement is the incorporation of RetinaGene®, which allows us to evaluate patients who have a family history of macular degeneration. We are also proud to offer state-of-the-art cosmetic laser procedures, in addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments, to rejuvenate our patients’ appearance.
Today, our office employs the most up-to-date diagnostic instruments, which allow us to treat challenging ocular diagnoses. Our technology and capabilities include an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device, digital fundus photography, Pentacam® corneal analysis, and glaucoma progression analysis (PGA) to test the visual fields of our glaucoma patients.
Our practice is continually striving to be at the forefront of emerging technologies. We are currently involved in a research study with Alcon®, evaluating how the LenSx® machine can be applied to treating LASIK patients. Southwest Eye Care and Laser has been actively involved in past drug studies, and Dr. Stainer is currently on the speaker’s bureau for Allergan, Alcon®, and NicOx.
We want our patients’ care to be convenient and affordable. Our regular office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. We also offer extended evening hours two nights a week until 7 p.m. When necessary, we can provide after-hours emergency care.
For elective procedures or other procedures not covered by insurance, we accept CareCredit financing. These flexible plans can break up the total cost of your treatment into manageable monthly payments. To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, contact our practice today.