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Rex Hamilton, MD is among the top eye surgeons in the United States, offering a range of specialized vision care services in Los Angeles to help his patients see their best. Utilizing advanced technology and practicing the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Hamilton specializes in refractive surgeries such as LASIK vision correction, SMILE eye surgery, and cataract surgery, additionally specializing in the treatment of Dry Eye. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Hamilton at the Hamilton Eye Institute, visit the pages below!


Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (or LASIK) is the world’s most popular vision correction procedure. Since 1991, there have been over 40 million LASIK surgeries performed around the world. LASIK vision correction can treat a variety of eye problems including nearsighted, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In addition, it is one of the world’s safest medical procedures. Patient satisfaction is also extremely high, with an estimated 95% of patients happy with their results.


Cataracts are a cloudiness of the crystalline lens in each of your eyes. They result in a reduction of vision and other visual artifacts that impair vision. Cataracts have to be removed by undergoing surgery. To replace the damaged lens, Dr. Rex Hamilton can place one of a variety of artificial lenses into the eye. Basic monofocal lenses can provide you with clear vision at one distance (near or far), while more advanced lenses like extended depth of focus or multifocal can provide you with a range of vision. In addition, there are also toric lenses available if you suffer from moderate to high levels of astigmatism.

SMILE Eye Surgery 

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, or SMILE, is the latest generation of vision correction surgery. Less intrusive than LASIK and with faster healing and less risk of post-operative dry eye, SMILE vision correction is gearing up to overtake LASIK as the go-to vision correction procedure worldwide. Dr. Rex Hamilton is one of the few SMILE specialists in Los Angeles, and was the first surgeon on the West Coast to perform the procedure.

Dry Eye

Dry eye disease is when your eye fails to produce high-quality tears or tears in a large enough quantity to properly clean and lubricate your eye. This can result in irritation, redness, and blurred vision in addition to feeling dry. There are a multitude of causes for dry eye and treatment may vary depending on its cause. Dr. Rex Hamilton has had many years of experience dealing with the many causes and has a large array of treatments to alleviate your issue.