Santa Barbara Eyecare Reviews

Doug Katsev is the best doctor I know. Years ago his quick and personal work saved my vision by quickly organizing me to have surgery to fix a detached retina. His new office is great!​​​​​​​

Gail F.

"Dr. Katsev is a phenomenal eye surgeon! During our initial appointment, he steered me away from the procedure I initially wanted toward one that was safer for my eyes. He took the time to answer all my questions and made me feel incredibly comfortable. My surgery took 5 minutes, and recovery was smooth (he even gives out his personal cell phone number in case you have after-hours concerns!) Everyone on his staff is warm, knowledgeable, and professional. Highly recommend!"

Briel G.

"A few years ago I made an appointment with Dr. Katsev to ask if I needed to have my cataracts removed due to improper vision. As a Chef/Author/Entertainer I was fed up with always having to use and replace my contacts and also having my prescription for my eyeglasses renewed every year. After a visit or two, and checking with my insurance as to what lens implants I could afford, I went ahead and took Dr. K's advice as to what he felt would be the very best. It was short recovery time and now
my vision is very good and I do not need contacts or prescription glasses anymore. I lift a glass of good Italian wine to him and his passion and for his work and his patients. Cheers!"

Andy L.

“ I can't recommend Dr. Doug Katsev enough! I was nervous about getting LASIK, but hated contacts and was frustrated with glasses. He walked me through everything beforehand and explained everything that was going on as it happened. It was a pretty surreal experience, but the end result was worth it! If you are considering LASIK, do it. You can't go wrong with Dr. Katsev!.​​​​​​​”

Andrew J.

“ Dr. Katsev has been the most professional, thoroughly conscientious and caring that I’ve come across in all my years interacting with the medical industry. An excellent Ophthalmologist and person! Would recommend him to absolutely anyone.​​​​​​​”

Richard S.

“ I've been a patient of Dr. Katsev for the past 25 years and there is a reason I'd never go to anyone else, not only is he an expert in his field but he always goes above and beyond for his patients. Doug and the team at Santa Barbara Eyecare are a family that has supported me through my journey from glasses to Lasik and I couldn't be more thrilled with my vision post Lasik surgery. Highly recommend SB Eyecare!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”

Lauren C.

“ I had LASIK surgery done by Dr. Katsev 12 years ago and it was by far the best decision I have ever made. The surgery was so quick and easy, I wish I would have had it done earlier! Dr. Katsev and his staff were wonderful and made the whole surgery relaxing and an enjoyable experience. Would recommend Dr. Katsev and LASIK to absolutely anyone.​​​​​​​”

Terry L.

“ Best Doctor in Santa Barbara! Did my cataract surgery four years ago and I no longer need glasses! Changed my life. Thanks Dr. Katsev​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”

Zoe M.

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