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  • • Pioneer and Leader in Vision Correction

    • EVO ICL: Voted Top ICL Surgeon in the Nation

  • • SMILE: First US Surgeon* Certified in SMILE

    • LASIK: First Surgeon* to perform VisuMax Bladeless LASIK

Meet The Doctor.

Dr. Paul C. Lee Titles & Distinctions

– Voted Top ICL Surgeon in the Nation
– Second Surgeon to perform Toric (Astigmatism) ICL
– First U.S. Surgeon* certified in SMILE
– First U.S. Surgeon to perform SMILE with Astigmatism on the West Coast
– First U.S. Surgeon* to perform VisuMax Bladeless LASIK
– Alcon Centurion Surgeon Award in LASIK
– Diplomat American Board of Ophthalmology
– Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
– Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

* Excludes investigative and FDA study-related surgeons.


Bladeless Wavefront

Small Incision Lenticule
Extraction (SMILE)

Implantable Collamer
Lens (EVO ICL)

Refractive Cataract

Refractive Lens
Exchange (RLE)


Keratectomy (PRK)

Corneal Collagen
Cross-Linking (CXL)

Our Technology

Visumax laser

VisuMax Femtosecond

WavelightEX500 Excimer Laser

WaveLight EX500
Excimer Laser

VARIO Wave Light Topolyzer

VARIO WaveLight

Pentacam Corneal Analyzer

Corneal Analyzer

Advances Technology Cataract Lens

Advanced Technology
Intraocular Lenses

Optiwave Refractive Analysis System (ORA)

Optiwave Refractive
Analysis System (ORA)

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence
Tomography (OCT)

Konan Specular Microscopy

Konan Specular

LuxOR Revalia Microscope

LuxOR Revalia


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Since establishing CCRS in 2000, Dr. Paul C. Lee has dedicated himself to delivering customized eye care and vision correction at their finest. At CCRS, we feel that we can provide affordable, world-class eye care by eliminating inefficiencies and focusing on the essentials.

The four distinguishing features of CCRS are:

1) Latest technology: VisuMax-WaveLight EX500 Bladeless Wavefront LASIK, Topo-guided Custom Ablation Treatment (T-CAT) or Contoura LASIK, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), Implantable Collamer Lens (EVO ICL), Advanced Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery, and Corneal Cross-linking are some of the cutting-edge technologies utilized offered at CCRS.

2) Expertise: Dr. Paul C. Lee is a pioneer and a leader in custom vision correction as evidenced by his experience, awards, and recognitions but, most importantly, by the outcome and patient testimonials.

3) Affordability: This stems from Dr. Paul C. Lee’s lifelong belief that the highest quality care should also be affordable and that the cost should not be the major factor in realizing one’s dream of a perfect vision.

4) Caring Staff: CCRS staff is dedicated and takes pride in offering the very best in eye care. They are compassionate and will go above and beyond to give our patients the best experience.

Dr. Lee’s criteria for surgery include the condition of the eye, age, prescription, and consideration of future surgical options. Dr. Lee is a leading expert in all forms of vision surgery and performs them regularly, continuing to refine and offer the best in all surgical options. As such, Dr. Lee can focus on what is best for the patient, not limited by his preference nor availability.

There is no perfect age for an elective eye surgery. Instead, it is more important to assess your visual needs and explore options with a long-term goal in mind. With current breakthroughs in technology, we can tailor our approach to one’s age and eye condition. In this way, we deliver life-changing procedures for those in their early 20’s to those young-at-hearts in their advanced years.

Come and see what is possible at CCRS.

Refractive surgery is divided into cornea-based procedures such as LASIK, SMILE, and PRK and lens-based procedures such as ICL, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), and Refractive Cataract Surgery. In cornea-based procedures, vision correction is achieved by reshaping the cornea with a laser; whereas in lens-based procedures, a corrective lens is inserted into the eye. In ICL, a collamer lens is added to the eye, and in RLE and Refractive Cataract Surgery, the natural lens is replaced with a corrective lens (usually a multifocal lens). Please visit our Procedures section for more detailed information.

While both LASIK and SMILE are corneal procedures, the distinguishing feature of SMILE is that it is flapless. Thus, there are no flap-related complications. Also, during SMILE, a much smaller incision is made leaving the cornea with greater biomechanical strength. However, if a revision is needed due to regression, LASIK offers a simpler enhancement solution.

Please visit our Procedures section under LASIK and SMILE for more information.

LASIK for all is a concept of the past. We now have more suitable procedures for people with high correction, a thin cornea, dry eyes, those at risk for glare and halos, those with an increased risk of regression, those who have lost near vision through aging, and more. Through procedures such as Contoura LASIK, SMILE, EVO ICL, RLE, and Refractive Cataract Surgery, Dr. Lee can customize treatment for each patient given their age and unique eye condition.

At CCRS, patients undergo a thorough examination followed by a personalized consultation to find the most suitable surgery. Please visit our Procedures section to discover more about your options.

There are two main reasons why vision may change after LASIK. First is the “healing or reparative process,” which can cause regression in vison. The second is the natural changes that occur with age.

This healing process is observed more with “subtraction” surgeries such as LASIK, SMILE, and PRK. In these procedures, the amount of corneal tissue removed, “subtraction,” is proportional to the degree of correction. Thus, patients with higher refractive error require a greater amount of tissue removal. This, in turn, elicits host reparative response and regression. For most patients, the regression can be addressed with touch-up or enhancement surgery.

Unlike subtraction surgeries, ICL is an “addition” surgery in which no tissue is removed from the eye. Vision correction occurs by placing a biocompatible contact in the eye. The lens can be removed or exchanged at a future date if needed. Thus, ICL is not associated with regression, and subsequent age-related vision change can be addressed more easily.

The eyes, like any other part of the body, change with age. The most significant change occurs in the natural crystalline lens. As the lens ages, it becomes more rigid and less transparent. This process can also lead to a change in prescription.

In procedures such as RLE and Refractive Cataract Surgery, Dr. Paul C. Lee replaces this aging natural lens with an Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens (ATIOL). These smart lenses restore clarity, correct refractive error (prescription), and allow older patients to see at both far and near.


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