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Cosmetic Eye Services at Vantage Eye Center

You treasure your vision and have selected doctors at Vantage Eye Center to provide top-notch eye care. You may also want to improve the way your eyes look, make your eyes look younger, more refreshed and still ensure that your eyes are healthy.

Through a comprehensive examination Dr. Bernardino will discuss and recommend the best treatment(s) to address your cosmetic eye concerns.

Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments:
Aesthetic facial enhancement has made great strides lately. In the past, patient commitment was significant in terms of both cost and medical risk; surgical intervention was the only possibly way to enhance one’s appearance. However, with advances in medical technology, patients can now pursue cosmetic enhancement with minimal financial cost and surgical risk. In addition, the majority of these “cosmeceuticals” are not permanent and therefore a patient who is concerned about the permanent alteration of appearance can try a cosmetic enhancement with less fear. Cosmeceuticals also offer a bridge until longer lasting, surgical interventions are necessary or warranted. Cosmeceuticals can address skin surface issues, such as skin texture and quality, pigmentation irregularities, wrinkles (both static and dynamic), and volume deficiency (from aging changes or sun exposure).

Reducing wrinkles around your eyes and face:

Wrinkles around the eyes tend to make you look tired or older than you feel. They too can be caused by sun exposure, smoking, and aging changes. Wrinkles around the eyes and face may be dynamic (change with smiling) or static (constantly present). Dr. Bernardino uses Injections of Botox CosmeticTM to improve dynamic wrinkles, while static wrinkles can be improved with fillers like Juvederm XCTM.

Improving your skin condition:
One’s skin condition has multiple components including color and texture. Rough, dry or oily skin, abnormal skin pigmentation or fine wrinkles can also give a tired or aged look.
Chemical peels can improve rough skin texture and fine wrinkles while dry or oily skin and irregular skin coloration can be improved with a prescription strength skin regimen including daily cleaners and medication. Dr. Bernardino can prescribe home treatments to improve your skin.

2 months after once daily Latisse treatments

Increasing your eyelash length and thickness:

Thick, longer lashes give the eye a youthful, energetic appearance. Dr. Bernardino use LatisseTM to improve the thickness and length of your lashes to improve your eyes’ appearance. Latisse can be purchased at Vantage Eye Center in Ryan Ranch and Salinas.

Many of these treatments can be provided the day of the consultation with little or no recuperation. Dr. Bernardino can also evaluate you for more permanent, surgical interventions, if warranted or desired.

Getting rid of ‘bags’ around your eyes:

2 weeks after injections of Botox Cosmetic

Your eyes may look tired or feel heavy or extra skin or ‘bags’ show under them. These changes may be due to sun exposure, smoking, allergies, genetics or aging changes. Regardless of the cause, if you find them objectionable or the droopy eyelids affect your vision there are surgical procedures to correct the problem. Dr. Bernardino performs sutureless surgical correction of droopy eyelids (ptosis repair), droopy eyebrows (brow lift) or removal of excess skin and fat (blepharoplasty) to improve the appearance of your eyes and possibly improve your visual function.


Pursuit of aesthetic enhancement can be exciting but may also be accompanied with nervousness or trepidation. You will not be rushed during the consultation and will have opportunity to have all your questions and concerns addressed. Please allow thirty minutes.

Be sure to bring your current glasses and/or contact lenses, old photographs of yourself that show your appearance when you were younger and your preferred makeup remover.

What to expect during your visit:

  • Detailed questionnaire
  • Test of visual acuity
  • Complete eye examination
  • Eyelid evaluation
  • Facial skin assessment
  • Dry eye assessment
  • Visual field test
  • Full-face photography

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: To be a good candidate you should be at least 18 years of age, not pregnant or nursing and in good medical health.

Q: Are cosmetic eye services covered by insurance?
A: Most procedures are considered elective and usually not covered by insurance. However, if the procedure can improve visual function (i.e. droopy eyelid surgery) it might be covered by insurance. We accept cash, check, and credit cards or can arrange a payment plan with American Benefit Credit™. Fees can be quoted upon request.

Q: Can I have treatment the day of my consultation?
A: Yes. Many of the treatments can be provided the day of the consultation with little down time following that day. You will be advised at the consultation about which treatments require more than one application.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Generally, yes. To make yourprocedure as safe and effective as possible, Vantage Eye uses advanced products. Complications may include allergic reactions, bleeding, infection, under or over correction, or asymmetry. Most complications are temporary.
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