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Serving Our Patients for more than 44 years

About Vantage Eye Center

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.

The doctors at Vantage Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care. Our doctors use some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally recognized specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Vantage Eye Center clinics.

Vantage Eye Center is proud to partner with the American Vision Partners network. American Vision Partners is focused on maintaining the quality of vision care you have always come to expect from Vantage Eye Center. For our patients, you can expect to work with the same doctors and staff you have always trusted for your ophthalmology needs.

Our Mission

To change lives by improving and preserving sight.

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 it’s 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.

Benefits for our Patients:

Enhanced Services:

We will continue to introduce new treatment options to always provide the best, most innovative eye care options

The Convenience of an 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 they’re 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.

The most-trusted eye care doctors in California