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About Us

Vantage Eye Center has a long tradition of offering the best eye care on California's Central Coast. With two locations in Monterey and another in Salinas, we value our reputation as the region's premiere center for comprehensive eye care and services.

Our History

Vantage Eye Center was originally founded as Salinas Valley Eye Associates in 1980, when Dr. Stuart Paul, MD, joined Dr. Glenn Smith, MD, in his growing eye care office. Dr. Paul was the first physician on the Monterey Peninsula to treat cataracts with intraocular lens implantation, a procedure revolutionary at the time that has now become the standard of care. This was the beginning of our commitment to offering patients the most advanced treatments available. 


Since its early days, our practice has flourished. We now have three locations and have welcomed new providers who bring exceptional expertise and experience in eye care. We continue to offer comprehensive vision care services alongside advanced surgical treatments.

Our Services

We have decades of experience treating cataracts with the latest surgical techniques.

We offer a broad variety of contact lens services, including multifocal lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, monofocal lenses, and accommodating lenses.

We offer a variety of laser vision correction procedures, including LASIK, PRL, ICL, and other laser refractive surgeries.

We offer comprehensive screening and treatment for glaucoma, including glaucoma surgery.

We provide advanced treatment for retinal conditions, including macular degeneration and retinopathy

We are the only facility in Monterey County to offer corneal transplantation surgery.

Our providers can help you with cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of your eyes as well as reconstructive surgery to restore function.

We offer eye exams, refraction, glasses, and contact lens prescriptions for people of all ages, including children.

Blue Water

Our Network


Vantage Eye Center is proud to be a member of the American Vision Partners' network, one of the fastest-growing networks of top-quality vision care providers. American Vision Partners affiliates include, among others, the nationally recognized Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and Southwestern Eye Center. Our patients continue to receive the high level of care they have come to expect at Vantage Eye Center, in addition to a variety of benefits thanks to our affiliation with American Vision Partners.

What does this mean for you?

Enhanced Services


We're excited to offer the newest treatment options in order to provide innovative eye care personalized to our patients’ needs.

Expanded Geographic Footprint


Vantage Eye Center patients can also visit any other American Vision Partner affiliate location and receive the same high level of care we provide. With more than 40 locations throughout Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and New Mexico, this network gives patients access to the best providers, whether close to home or traveling throughout the Southwest.


Greater Process Efficiency

American Vision Partners supports our practice with upgraded systems and tools to manage scheduling and billing issues, so we can focus more on providing excellent care. 


To learn more about our eye care services or to schedule an appointment,

contact us at 831-647-3900.

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