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First cataract surgeon in Santa Barbara to implant ReSTOR Multifocal and PanOptix Trifocal lenses

Named "Top 100 LASIK Surgeons in the United States" by LaserVision four consecutive years

Has performed over 10,000 refractive procedures

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Paveloff Vision Center

Paveloff Vision Center continues to set the standard for eye care in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties by combining Dr. Paveloff’s experience and highly skilled staff with the very latest in technology.

Dr. Michael Paveloff has provided virtually the entire spectrum of eye care to Santa Barbara and the Tri-County communities since 1996. He is recognized as a leader in the advancement of refractive surgery procedures and was the first cataract surgeon in Santa Barbara to implant the ReSTOR multifocal lens and the PanOptix Trifocal lens. Similarly, the skilled technicians of Paveloff Vision Center have all achieved their certification as Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA).

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Personalized Care

Unlike high-volume medical practices that often compromise the quality of care, Paveloff Vision Center provides a comfortable, boutique-like atmosphere. Dr. Paveloff takes the time to answer any patient questions with the goal of making the office visit a pleasant experience for each patient. We’re confident you will find the professional, highly-trained staff friendly and accommodating as well.

Lens Implants for Cataract Surgery

Previously the goal of cataract surgery was to restore distance vision with a monofocal lens. Typically, the patient would require reading glasses following the procedure. With the FDA approved multifocal, extended depth of focus, and accommodative lenses, our goal is to enhance your full range of vision, minimizing or even eliminating your dependence on glasses, including reading glasses and bifocals. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Paveloff will thoroughly discuss the vision needs and expectations with each patient to determine the best lens option for your lifestyle.

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Advanced Technology

Bladeless, all-laser LASIK is here making the procedure safer and more precise than ever. Dr. Paveloff provides the very latest in technology and has the only center in Santa Barbara with IntraLase. He customizes the entire LASIK procedure including diagnostic measurements with iDesign corneal mapping, a precisely tailored corneal flap with IntraLase, and a laser treatment specific to each individual patient with the VISX Star S4 IR laser.

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What Our Patients Say


Best day ever! I can see up close again. Bye, bye readers -- may we never meet again. Yesterday I couldn’t make out the letters on a menu or my computer screen, yet today I can even read the tiny print on the back of a medicine bottle. Anyone considering Lasik for Presbyopia, go see Dr. Paveloff at Paveloff Vision Center. The procedure is super quick and didn't hurt at all. Seriously feel a decade younger (as long as I don't look in the mirror with my new bionic vision) Thank you!

Karen Kelly

My wife and I are truly grateful for your help. We both enjoy perfect vision now and have you to thank. As a physician, I can appreciate good bedside manner and your sincerity was palpable. Elective surgery can be a difficult decision but you were able to articulate the risks and benefits to ease our anxiety. We are even more pleased with the results; not only do we not have any complaints, but we remain in awe at our amazing visual acuity. I would not hesitate to refer my patients to you
for LASIK.

Jasper Ip, M.D.

I switched my cataract surgery from another well-known SB ophthalmologist to Dr. Paveloff and WOW am I glad I did! Before I felt like a number; at Dr. Paveloff's, I felt not only well cared for, but as if I were a human being. After wearing distance lenses for over 50 years, Dr. Paveloff's expertise has me seeing perfectly. His office is efficient; he is not only good at what he does but has a great bedside manner. I am a convert. If anyone is thinking about having their cataracts repaired, I's suggest a world-class surgeon like Dr. Paveloff!

Janet Mizrahi

Financing Makes LASIK Surgery Affordable.

Paveloff Vision Center offers a variety of flexible financing plans and payment options in an effort to make incredible vision incredibly affordable.

These options include:
Interest-free financing up to 24 months and low monthly payment plans through Care Credit. Our patient counselors can provide complete financing information at your consultation and assist you in selecting the plan that best meets your needs.

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1532 Anacapa St., Ste. 5
Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 682-4459Fax: (805) 682-5355

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