Here at Santamaria Eye Center, we want to help you look and feel confident to see the world clearly. We’re excited to make helpful recommendations about nutritious foods to enhance your eye health and offer Latisse treatments to give you the healthy, full eyelashes you’ve always wanted.
The main ingredient in Latisse is a drug called Lumigan, or Bimatoprost. Lumigan works by stimulating resting hair follicles to grow thicker and darker. Lumigan is also used to help treat glaucoma.
The most common side effects reported by patients who have used Latisse are itchiness and eye redness. Other less common side effects include skin darkening and eye dryness. These side effects are likely to subside shortly after using Latisse.
Our team will walk you through the steps to use Latisse, so you feel comfortable using the treatment at home. After ensuring your face is clean and removing all makeup and contact lenses, draw the applicator carefully along the skin near your upper eyelashes. Blot any excess with a tissue and dispose of the applicator.
Many patients note seeing changes due to Latisse in 4–8 weeks. The recommended treatment length is 16 weeks for optimal results.
Berries like strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, and blueberries contain antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that help maintain eye health. Many of these fruits are high in vitamin c, which can lower your risk of developing eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. They may also slow the progression of refractive errors like myopia.
Many nutrients are linked to improved eye health, including lutein and zeaxanthin, zinc, vitamin C, A, E, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Regarding your eye health, we often recommend fish oil supplements. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can protect you from glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye disease.
Dr. Santamaria was very patient and comforting during the entire process. I was reassured multiple times that my eyes were healthy enough for LASIK. During the procedure, he and his assistant made sure I was comfortable and made the process painless. I have had no issues since the surgery and wouldn't think twice about recommending Dr. Santamaria!
Surgery was amazing. Colors are bright and vivid. Everything is sharp. White is white, not off-white. Could not see like this with glasses I have worn for 67 years. Thank you, Dr. Santamaria and God bless you.
My eyes were getting worse every year. Being a diabetic, I was even more afraid. Even with the new glasses, I couldn't see signs or drive-up menus. I decided: ``The heck with these vision center places. I'm going for a good check up to Dr. Santamaria``. I have Medicare now, but thought he was only a surgeon. Praise God - it was the best move I made. He and his wonderful staff diagnosed a cataract in each eye. Why wasn't it seen before? I went every year for a check up. I now see better than I EVER did. I don't need my glasses. Driving is wonderful. I can read the scores on TV - It's a whole new world. I am so happy and so grateful to Dr. Santamaria and his staff! On top of their expertise, his staff is pleasant, knowledgeable and will answer any questions and concerns! Thank you again.
For the first time in 71 years I am now able to see without glasses thanks to the doctors and staff of the Santamaria Eye Center. They explained every aspect of the operation step by step, and made sure I understood. I felt relaxed and confident. I had 2 operations and each time I received the same excellent care by the most skilled, efficient doctors and staff possible. I would recommend the Santamaria Eye Center to anyone wanting the best Eye Care by the best team of doctors and staff available today. Thank you.