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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:

Now as an American Vision Partners Affiliate, patients can also visit any of our affiliate locations where you will receive the same quality of care you have come to expect from us. With multiple locations throughout California. Patients can access the best possible provider for their needs, closer to home, and with less wait time.

Greater Process Efficiency:

We will introduce new systems and tools to ensure our patients receive care promptly while spending less time on scheduling and billing issues. 

The most-trusted eye care doctors in California