JOHN D. ZDRAL MD (Medical Director) | JOHN E. ESSER, OD

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301 W Bastanchury Road, Suite 10, Fullerton, CA 92835

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    Welcome to Fullerton Eye Institute

    We are excited to provide you professional Eye Care services in a comfortable and friendly environment. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today.

    We are pleased to welcome you to our practice. Our commitment is not just in meeting your expectations, but in exceeding them! Because we know how much your eye health and appearance can mean to the quality of your life, we are committed to excellence in servicing your complete eye care needs. With that in mind we are looking forward to providing you with more exciting options to access in the near future.

    Mission Statement

    Our Medical Director, John D. Zdral, MD, founded the Fullerton Eye Institute in 1995.  Our ambition has always been to provide every patient with the highest standard of care by offering leading-edge technology in the field of ophthalmology in order to preserve, restore, and enhance our patients' optimum eye health, while cultivating strong professional relations based on honesty, respect, and meritorious service.
    It has been this gold standard of care and dedication that has contributed to our success for over 30 years of service in our community.  Thank you to our patients and professional colleagues for your long standing trust and referrals, we are forever grateful for your partnerships.

    Why Choose Us?

    We have the best professional team to care for your eyes

    • What are Cataracts?
      The natural lens in the eye is perfectly clear, but will naturally become cloudy with age- refered to as a 'cataract'. Eventually, the vision becomes hazy and the lens will need to be removed, as it causes burred vision, and often times is associated with nightime glare.
    • What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
      Symptoms of cataract include: Clouded, blurred, or dim vision. Also reduced quality of night vison, often associated with nighttime glare with driving. Many patients will also note difficulty reading, and the fading of colors.
    • How are Cataracts Treated?
      Before cataract surgery, you will meet with your doctor to talk about lens options, and clarify any questions you may have. Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most common, and most effective procedures performed in the United States. It is an outpatient procedure that is usually completed in approximately 20 minutes. During the procedure, anesthetic is applied to your eye, and you are also given an IV 'twilight' sedative by an anesthesiologist. The cataract is broken up and removed, and your chosen IOL is implanted to replace the original lens. Most people experience little or no discomfort during the process and say that cataract surgery was easier than they expected.
    • When is the Best Time for Cataract Surgery?
      You must ultimately decide when the best time will be to proceed with the surgery. The decision is based on your symptoms, and how much difficulty you may be having with visuql tasks. Ultimately, the right time is when you wish to see better, and improve your vision.

    Looking for an Eye Specialist near me? We are the best eye specialist, eye doctor, and eye surgeon in Fullerton, Orange County California.

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    Patient Testimonials

    Everyone was wonderful and very helpful! Elsa explained everything and answered all of my questions. The Doctors take their time and make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend The Fullerton Eye Institute

    Debra B

    Debra B

    Dr. Zdral and his staff were very professional and informative about the eye surgery. Everything is great with my new lenses. A whole new world. Thank you so much!

    Larry C

    Larry C

    The staff at The Fullerton Eye Institute are wonderful, caring and professional! Dr. Zdral is an excellent surgeon and I trust him completely. I can't wait for surgery on my other eye!

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    Dennis L

    The entire team here is awesome. I have always been very nervous about any procedures involving my eyes and everything was fully explained with courtesy, patience and assurance. Surgery went extremely well. I have total confidence in Dr. Zdral and would highly recommend him to anyone needing eyecare. Thank you to the entire staff and surgical team. There are no words to describe how wonderful it is to see so clearly asgain. This truly feels like a miracle!

    Pamela R

    Pamela R

    I am more than happy with the professionalism and kindness shown to me. I can see clearly now! (just like the song says). Thank you Dr. Z!

    Greg E

    Great experience, I've never seen better. Colors are vibrant now! This was an unbelievable experience! My cataract surgery went smoothly, no pain.

    Michael Q

    Michael Q

    I found the doctors and staff at the Fullerton Eye Institute to be highly professional. My cataract surgery was a complete success!

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    Gary T

    Gary T

    I had fantastic results from my eye surgery! Both Dr. Zdral and Dr. Esser were great! I really recommend their services to everyone. I am so happy with my results and I can see better than ever!

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    Gloria L

    Gloria L

    I had cataract surgery on both eyes by Dr. Zdral. I am so happy now, it was the best decision I have ever made! I am free of contact lenses and glasses. I am so grateful to Dr. Zdral and his team!

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