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Ophthalmologist in Southern California

Welcome to Hecht Eye Institute

Dr. Matthew Hecht is a warm and skilled ophthalmologist who can restore your vision so that you can live your life to the fullest. Dr. Hecht is an expert in all aspects of eye care and a leading refractive surgeon, performing laser eye surgery for cataracts, LASIK, and more. Understanding your vision is as unique as you are, Dr. Hecht provides a complimentary, thorough exam to determine which procedure is right for you. Dr. Hecht is dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care to patients throughout Southern California including Lawndale, Beverly Hills, and Marina del Ray.

In addition to vision restoration, Hecht Eye Institute offers non-invasive cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate your skin and youthful appearance through our Pacific Skin Tightening services.

You can rest assured you will receive cutting-edge treatment in a comfortable, friendly environment utilizing the latest technology. Whatever your needs might be, our staff can provide them.

Lasik Eye Surgery

Leave your glasses and contacts behind. Getting FDA-approved LASIK Surgery with Dr. Hecht is one of the best ways to improve your vision.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical treatments for people over 65. Dr. Hecht is an expert in the latest cataract surgery procedures.

 Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Visit Dr. Hecht for all macular degeneration screenings.   

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. You can protect your vision against serious loss with early detection and treatment with Dr. Hecht. 

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic eye diseases can develop in anyone who has type 1 or 2 diabetes. Dr. Hecht is available for regular eye exams for active monitoring and treatments.

eyelid surgery

Excess skin and fat around the eyes can limit your field of view. Dr. Hecht can help you regain a path to clear vision and more youthful look.

Cosmetic Enhancements

Through our Pacific Skin Tightening services, we are now offering a range of non-invasive cosmetic procedures to enhance your skin and regain your youthful appearance. Learn more about the services being offered at our South Bay Laser Eye Center location.

Meet Dr. Hecht

Dr. Matthew Hecht is a warm, trusted, skilled ophthalmologist and a provider of cutting-edge vision restoration. Specializing in eye surgery, eye health and vision care, Dr. Hecht provides every aspect of eye and vision care from screenings to eye surgery.

Patient Testimonials

I was a good candidate for LASIK surgery which was really great because I’ve had terrible eyesight since high school. I was so used to having problems with my vision. Dr. Hecht is so skilled he found a great balance for my eyesight. Even the next morning I could see better than when I was a little kid. It was a miracle. Dr. Hecht looks at me like an individual.

– Sarah K.

The Latest from Hecht Eye Institute

Understanding the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if not treated. If you are a diabetic, we hope that message gets your attention. Most people are not even aware they have it until the final stage of the disease. However, an ophthalmologist can diagnose diabetic retinopathy in its early stages…

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7 Signs You Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Getting older has some benefits, problematic health issues, and it’s inevitable. One of those problematic health issues is age-related macular degeneration, and 10 million Americans suffer from its consequences. It is the leading cause of vision loss, and more adults have it than have glaucoma and cataracts combined. If you are over 60 years old,…

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LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Expect

Most LASIK patients are surprised at how fast their vision improves after having LASIK eye surgery. For many the very next day their vision is remarkably better. Many patients even drive themselves to their first follow-up appointment the next day, and they are so excited that they can read the signs along the way. Sounds…

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