Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles | Lasik Surgeon

Dr. Rex Hamilton, MD is a board certified, world-renowned eye surgeon who specializes in premium cataract and refractive eye surgery in Beverly Hills. Dr. Hamilton spent the first 15 years of his career as the Medical Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center. As a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Hamilton not only cared for thousands of cataract and refractive surgery patients, but he taught hundreds of eye surgeons from around the world how to provide better eye care for their patients. Dr. Hamilton currently practices in Beverly Hills at the Hamilton Eye Institute.

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LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is an outstanding option for nearsightedness, particularly for cases of mild and moderate myopia in patients in their 20’s-40’s,

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SMILE Eye Surgery

The SMILE procedure is an alternative to LASIK with patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism. As a pioneer of the procedure Dr. Hamilton offers SMILE to patients throughout the Los Angeles area.

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Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

The Light Adjustable Lens is the only IOL that enables you and Dr. Hamilton to design, trial, and customize your vision after cataract surgery.

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LASIK , PRK, SMILE: What’s The Difference?


LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery today, and was approved in 1995 by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. It is a wonderful option for individuals who wish to reduce their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses and improve their overall vision. For both personal and professional reasons, active and social patients in the greater Los Angeles area choose LASIK eye surgery, as it allows them to more freely pursue their hobbies, sports activities or career options.

LASIK is generally safe and is a very successful procedure when patients take the time to educate themselves and diligently search for a skilled and qualified eye surgeon. Advancements in LASIK technology have continued to increase its effectiveness and safety profile. Click on here to learn more about LASIK in Los Angeles.

Rex Hamilton, M.D. is proud to announce the availability of Relex SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) at the Hamilton Eye Institute. This vision correction procedure builds on the already successful LASIK and PRK laser procedures that are commonly practiced in Los Angeles today. Dr. Hamilton was the first eye surgeon to perform SMILE eye surgery on the West Coast and is proud to provide this incredible advancement in vision correction to his patients.

The SMILE procedure allows Dr. Hamilton to correct nearsightedness in his patients by reshaping the cornea, thus correcting visual errors. SMILE eye surgery is just one of the amazing vision correction procedures offered by Rex Hamilton, M.D. in Los Angeles.

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Cataracts are extremely common among individuals aged sixty and up. In fact, all people will eventually develop cataracts if they live to be old enough. A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye, and the only way to remove cataracts is through cataract surgery. This is one of the safest procedures available in medicine. At our Los Angeles Cataract Center, Dr. Rex Hamilton meets with each patient to review cataract treatment options that best fit their lifestyle needs; he is world-renowned for Premium Cataract Surgery and has helped thousands of patients achieve better vision after their cataracts have been removed.

Cataract surgery with Rex Hamilton, M.D. involves the removal of the clouded lens, which is then replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). Depending on a patient’s lifestyle preferences, there are various types of IOLs that can help patients to correct presbyopia or to restore distance, intermediate, and near vision. Learn more about options for Cataract Surgery in Los Angeles by clicking the links below.

Cataract Surgery

Multifocal IOLs

Accommodating IOLs

Toric IOLs

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The prevalence of cataracts, particularly among individuals aged sixty and above, underscores the importance of understanding this common age-related eye condition. Cataracts, which cause the eye’s natural lens to become progressively cloudy, leading to impaired vision, represent a significant concern in the field of ophthalmology. While aging is the primary contributor to cataract development, other factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and environmental influences can also play a role.

Cataract surgery stands out as the definitive solution to address the visual limitations caused by cataracts. This highly sophisticated procedure involves the skillful extraction of the clouded natural lens. To restore clear vision, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in its place. Dr. Rex Hamilton, a distinguished authority in the field, has been instrumental in advancing cataract surgery techniques, particularly through his pioneering work in Premium Cataract Surgery. Patients who undergo cataract surgery under his care often experience a remarkable improvement in their vision and overall quality of life.

One of the notable advantages of modern cataract surgery is the array of IOL options available. These specialized lenses can be tailored to cater to individual lifestyle needs. Patients can choose IOLs that not only rectify vision affected by cataracts but also address other visual issues like presbyopia, which affects near focusing ability. These advanced lenses come in different designs, enabling patients to regain clear vision at various distances, whether it’s for reading, using electronic devices, or engaging in outdoor activities.

In conclusion, cataracts are a prevalent and almost inevitable part of aging for most individuals. Fortunately, cataract surgery, exemplified by Dr. Rex Hamilton’s expertise, offers a path to restored vision and an improved way of life. Through the integration of innovative IOLs, patients can now personalize their treatment to align with their visual demands, showcasing the remarkable progress in ophthalmic care and technology.

8900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300A

Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Hamilton Eye Institute | LASIK | Cataracts | SMILE | Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA