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Eyelid surgery is a very common and sought after procedure in California, especially among people aged fifty and older. Formally called blepharoplasty, this terms refers to any manipulation of the upper and lower eyelid intended to improve appearance. In some, relatively rarer cases, eyelid surgery can also benefit a patient's eyesight. Patients should learn all about eyelid surgery in California before they plan to have the procedure done, because it can occasionally have complications -- although these tend to be minor. It is also important to know the circumstances under which your eyelid surgery might be covered by California insurance.

In the majority of cases, eyelid surgery is not considered to have any major medical benefit -- in fact, this accounts for more than 60% of blepharoplasty cases in the state of California. A surgical incision is made on the upper or lower eyelids -- frequently both -- to allow a surgery to eliminate excess material and pull the skin tight using special stitches. In state of the art California facilities, the stitches used are typically of a smaller variety that will gradually dissolve during the healing process. This ensures that you do not have to pay for the additional cost of a follow up procedure to remove the stitches.

In a minority of cases, an eye doctor will find that a patient has a pressing medical need to receive blepharoplasty; this kind of urgent eyelid surgery targets the upper eyelids. As we age, the upper eyelids can become overwhelmed as the muscles supporting them begin to weaken. This allows skin to hang and causes the delicate areas of skin around the eyelids to become uncomfortably heavy. At times, this can give a patient a "half mast" appearance that impacts their ability to see things close up. Patients complain of issues while reading or driving that can form the basis of an insurance claim in California.

The cost of eyelid surgery in California is higher than in many states and is often quoted beginning at $3,000. This is not a "per eye" price as in many other eye procedures, since it is necessary to do both eyelids at the same time to encourage healing and preserve a natural appearance. Without insurance, the price can be higher -- $3,500 or more would not be uncommon. Be aware that any price you are offered should cover an examination about two weeks after the procedure, which checks for the possibility of infection and helps ensure that the incisions heal as intended.

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Donaldson Eye Care Associates
595 Stanislaus Ave., Suite A
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Golden State Eye Medical Group
1001 Tower Way #150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Tri-county Eye Laser Vision Center
1124 S. Main Street Suite 101
Corona, CA 92882
Pacific Eye Specialists
1850 Sullivan Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015
Advanced Valley Eye Associates
2035 Lyndell Terrace, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616
Morris Eye Group
477 N. El Camino Real Suite C202
Encinitas, CA 92024
Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley
16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 750
Encino, CA 91436
Atlantis Eye Care
26730 Towne Centre Dr. Suite 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92610
Natural Vision
6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Eye-Q Vision Care
7075 N. Sharon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Terry Eye Institute
270 Laguna Road
Fullerton, CA 92635
Glendale Eye Medical Group
607 N Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
Kings Eye Center
1395 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
North Bay Eye Associates
1310 Prentice Drive Suite F
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Limberg Eye Surgery
406 Canal Street
King City, CA 93930
Shiley Eye Center
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Harvard Eye Associates
24401 Calle De La Louise
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Long Beach Laser Center
3300 E. South Street, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90805
A Center for VisionCare
4418 Vineland Avenue, Suite 106
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Grutzmacher and Lewis Medical
1515 River Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95815
Vantage Eye Center
622 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
West Coast Eye Care
6945 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
LaserVue Eye Center
1700 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Spectrum Eye Center
2577 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124
Peninsula Eyecare Medical Associates
1360 West 6th Street, Suite 215
San Pedro, CA 90732
Berg-Feinfeld Vision Correction
13320 Riverside Drive Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Valley Eye Center
14914 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Davidorf Eye Group
7320 Woodlake Ave, Suite 190
West Hills, CA 91307
William May, M.D.
15141 E. Whittier Blvd, Ste 480
Whittier, CA 90603
Medical Vision Laser Eye Center
120 A West Court St.
Woodland, CA 95695

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