L. Lothaire Bluth, MD
Aaron Peterson, MD
Brian M. Chang, MD
Daryl Pfister, MD
Eric Farber, MD
Michael Campion, MD
Phillip D. Boyer, DO
Southwestern Eye Center
3321 E. Bell Road, Suite B12
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Serving patients seeking LASIK, cataract surgery, implantable contact lenses in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and the surrounding area
Southwestern Eye Center's on-site surgical facilities
are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Southwestern Eye Center is a premier medical practice staffed with highly skilled eye surgeons and optometrists who provide a full spectrum of eye care services to patients throughout Arizona. With more than 20 convenient locations, Southwestern Eye Center is able to provide comprehensive treatments and vision correction procedures to fit the specific needs of each patient. The accomplished ophthalmologists at Southwestern Eye Center specialize in refractive surgery procedures, offering expertise in laser vision correction, cataract surgery and implant lenses. Southwestern Eye Center's on-site surgical facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows the surgeons to provide outstanding vision correction results while promoting maximum patient safety and comfort.
Laser Eye Surgery at Southwestern Eye Center
Southwestern Eye Center surgeons specialize in Custom LASIK, a highly individualized vision correction procedure designed to deliver unsurpassed accuracy that often leads to 20/20 vision or better. LASIK eye surgery at Southwestern Eye Center is performed with the advanced VISX STAR Laser system. This technology allows eye surgeons to develop a unique treatment plan for each patient by identifying even the smallest imperfections. The procedure is performed by creating a corneal flap and reshaping the underlying corneal tissue using an excimer laser. Southwestern Eye Center surgeons have performed thousands of successful LASIK procedures.
Cataract Surgery at Southwestern Eye Center
Southwestern Eye Center boasts an impressive number of highly qualified cataract surgeons who have helped many patients achieve clearer vision. Cataract surgery at Southwestern Eye Center is performed using a "no-stitch" technique and premium lens implants. This advanced procedure allows surgeons to eliminate cataracts while reducing the patient's dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The cataract surgeons of Southwestern Eye Center offer the most sophisticated intraocular lens implants (IOLs), including AcrySof ReSTOR, Tecnis and the accommodating Crystalens, which can also be used for presbyopia correction.
Southwestern Eye Center uses state-of-the-art intraocular lenses.
For patients who may not qualify for LASIK or cataract surgery, Southwestern Eye Center offers the Visian ICL, a permanent contact lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to correct vision.
Additional Eye Care Services and Cosmetic Procedures at Southwestern Eye Center
In addition to the above refractive procedures, Southwestern Eye Center provides patients with a wide range of eye care services, from routine eye exams to complex treatments such as glaucoma, retinal and corneal transplant surgery. Patients may also undergo cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures, including brow lift and eyelid surgery. Minimally invasive cosmetic treatments include Botox injections, Juvederm, Radiesse and laser skin resurfacing.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with an experienced Phoenix LASIK eye surgery provider and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Southwestern Eye Center at (800) 769-0037.
What Do Patients Say About Southwestern Eye Center?
"…in March of 2006 I decided enough was enough and that it was time to have LASIK surgery. Going into surgery on April 7, 2006, my sight in both eyes was 20/400, being nearsighted and having astigmatism in both eyes. Now that my eyes have healed, I have perfect 20/20 vision in both eyes.
The care from the staff before, during and after the surgery has been excellent and I have recommended Southwestern Eye Center to several people as "The Place to Go for LASIK Surgery." In closing, if you have been thinking about having LASIK surgery, all I can say is…"GO FOR IT! It has been the best money I have ever spent!!!" James B. Spangler
"The question that always comes up is based on the level of 'pain'! What impressed me the most about Southwestern Eye Center's doctors and nurses was the way that you are walked through the entire process. Every step is described as to what to expect therefore eliminating any surprises. There was no pain and when anything unusual was going to occur I knew what to expect. Any discomfort was minimized by having every step described. I would do it again for 3 times the expense as it has improved the quality of my life by 10 times." Kent Urbine
"I think I am pretty much like everyone else who turned forty and discovered they suddenly need glasses. It took me about three years to get used to walking with bi-focals, I had trouble walking without looking down. A few years later, I needed some distance correction. I had a lot of trouble changing back and forth between sunglasses and reading glasses. It was such a hassle.
When I heard about the Crystalens, I was hesitant to have anything done to my eyes…I had to give a lot of serious thought to the process before I decided to get the procedure done. I had cataracts that needed to be removed that I didn't know I had until I had the first eye done everything I saw with the natural eye appeared yellow. After having the first eye done, I had no doubt that I had done the right thing. I have talked to others who have had the surgery and they often have the same results as me. I can see very clearly at a distance. I have recommended this procedure to several friends and they are as delighted as I am.
It is such a relief to go without glasses for the rest of my life. The Cataracts never grow back and the Crystalens is a permanent implant. I couldn't be more pleased." Cliff Whiles
"I was a contact lens wearer for 14 years. Day after day and year after year my eyes became red, blurry, dry, and irritated.
After receiving the Implantable Contact Lens procedure, I could see instantly! I no longer have red, irritated eyes. Currently, I am seeing better now than I ever have before.
Thanks to Southwestern Eye Center, I am seeing 20/20 in both eyes. This procedure has changed my life." Heather Bluth
More About the Eye Surgeons of Southwestern Eye Center
L. Lothaire Bluth, MD, is the founder of Southwestern Eye Center. He completed his medical degree at the University of Arizona and his ophthalmology residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Bluth is also a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He serves patients in Lakeside, Mesa and Prescott.
Aaron Peterson, MD, completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and his medical degree at the University of Arizona. He served his residency at the Storm Eye Institute of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with many professional organizations. He serves patients in Casa Grande, Coolidge, Nogales, Phoenix, Safford, Sierra Vista, Sun City and Willcox.
Brian M. Chang, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed a residency program in ophthalmology at the Eye and Ear Institute in Pennsylvania. Dr. Chang completed glaucoma fellowship training at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of many professional associations. Dr. Chang serves patients in Cottonwood, Kingman, Phoenix, Sedona, Sun City and Village of Oak Creek.
Daryl Pfister, MD, earned his undergraduate degree at Davidson College in North Carolina and his medical degree at the University of Alabama. He served his residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Pfister is affiliated with many professional organizations. He treats patients in Apache Junction, Bullhead, Kingman, Mesa, Tempe and Yuma.
Eric Farber, MD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Farber has been in the field for more than 21 years. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Farber serves patients in Yuma.
Michael Campion, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla. He served his ophthalmology residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York. Dr. Campion is a proud member of many professional organizations. He serves patients in Lake Havasu, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Yuma.
Phillip D. Boyer, DO, obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and his medical degree at Des Moines University. He served his ophthalmology residency at Genesys Regional Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Boyer serves patients in Sierra Vista, Safford and Willcox.
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