Dr. Charles Manger III, MD

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Age 73
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Dr. Charles Manger III, MD
Dr. Manger was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland by Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in mathematics and nuclear science and graduated with honors. Dr. Manger then served in the Navy as an engineering officer on a nuclear missile submarine under Admiral Hyman Rickover for 5 years. Following his service with the Navy, he completed pre-medical studies at Harvard University and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. He then completed an internship and 3-year ophthalmology residency at the renowned Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Manger has participated in many important FDA clinical investigations, covering a wide variety of vision correction technologies. He has been involved in all aspects of eye surgery, including teaching LASIK surgery, lecturing LASIK eye surgery doctors, and writing and researching on an extensive array of vision correction procedures. www.saddlebackeye.com

23161 Moulton Pkwy

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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Dr. Charles Manger III, MD

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Dr. Manger III's Experience

Dr. Manger III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Manger III "The first thing I do when treating patients is to find out what their goals and expectations are from LASIK. What are their specific visual needs? An airline pilot, a police officer or even an athlete usually have different visual needs than from an accountant or an attorney. How old is the patient? A 50 year old has different visual concerns than a 25 year old. There is no "one size fits all" approach to LASIK surgery. We customize the treatment for each and every patient. Once we establish what the patient needs, we spend time with our patients to educate and to ensure that all their questions are answered. I find that patients are much more comfortable with LASIK once they are well-educated and fully understand what to expect from the procedure. "


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness


  • Eye Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • United States Naval Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Lac Usc Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Lac Usc Medical Center/Doheny Eye
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Manger III's Reviews

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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Newport Beach |
Dr. Manger did an exceptional job on my LASIK surgery. I was 20/1000 before my LASIK procedure and the next day after my LASIK I could see 20/20! Dr. Manger was very thorough from start to finish. From my initial LASIK exam to my post op appointment the next day I felt that all my questions were answered. Dr. Manger values attention to detail, and that is a quality I was looking for in my LASIK surgeon. I'm pleased that I found a dedicated LASIK specialist with as much experience as Dr. Manger
Riverside, CA |
Dr. Manger was my #1 choice when I was researching LASIK surgeons. There is no other LASIK surgeon with as much experience as Dr. Manger. I like the fact that he truly specializes in LASIK because LASIK is the only procedure that he does every single day. Dr. Manger's staff is extremely nice and helpful. From the moment I walked through the doors, I was greeted with a smile. Every step of the way, each staff member was so supportive and answered any questions I had. Dr. Manger has personally don
Mission Viejo, CA |
I came into Saddleback Eye Center with a lot of questions and by the end of my exam every single one of my questions were answered. The LASIK exam was very thorough and the staff explained the purpose of each and every test to me, which calmed my nerves. I also took comfort in the fact that Dr. Manger has performed over 81,000 LASIK procedures. If you want quality eye care with a team you can trust; I highly recommend paying Saddleback Eye Center a visit. I’m overjoyed with my new vision and am
in La Habra, CA |
Before arriving at Saddleback Eye Center, I was told I wasn’t a candidate for LASIK by my optometrist due to my astigmatism. After receiving the most thorough and detailed eye exam, I knew I was in the best hands with Dr. Manger. Not only was I a candidate, but I had the procedure done the same day! The surgery was a breeze and I was seeing better than 20/20 the next day. The whole experience at Saddleback Eye Center was so professional and friendly that I regret not visiting sooner!
Irvine, CA |
Before my LASIK procedure with Dr. Manger my vision was 20/600 and now I'm thrilled to see the world with 20/15 vision! As an individual working in the field of medicine, I have worked with physicians (i.e. ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, hospice care physicians etc). Dr. Manger provides customized treatments and an unparalleled patient care experience for each and everyone one of his patients. There is no surgeon I would recommend to my family and close friends other than Dr. Manger
in La Mesa |
I did a lot of research prior to having LASIK and I found Dr. Manger to be highly qualified. Having my LASIK with Dr. Manger was one of the best decisions I’ve made! I was amazed by his attention to detail and expertise. He was able to answer all of my questions, and I was confident I would be in good hands after seeing how he cares for his patient. After a detailed exam and painless procedure, I’m happy to be seeing 20/20. I would highly recommend Dr. Manger to family and friends.
Lynwood, CA |
There is no one else that I would trust my vision with than Dr. Manger. From the moment I walked into my examination all the way to the end of my surgery, I felt at ease. Dr. Manger's over 20 years of experience and over 81,000 procedures were reflected in the way he answered all my questions and concerns with confidence. My vision before the surgery was 20/400 and I am now seeing 20/20! This has changed the quality of my life and I am so glad I made the decision to get Lasik by Dr. Manger!
Los Alamitos, CA |
I recently had LASIK done by Dr. Manger, and for anyone that has been struggling with the decision to have LASIK, I can sincerely say that Saddleback Eye Center will put all of your concerns to rest. All of the staff seems genuinely dedicated to making sure you are fully educated about LASIK. I had my procedure on the same day of my exam, and it couldn’t have been any easier. Dr. Manger made the procedure very simple, quick, and comfortable, and I can now happily see without my glasses!
Moreno Valley, CA |
When it came to finally getting LASIK, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner! I had avoided having LASIK for years just because I was terrified of the “what if’s”… The most important thing to me in choosing where to have LASIK was the surgeon. The fact Dr. Manger has done over 81,000 LASIK gave me the confidence I needed to finally go through with the procedure. I went from 20/60 to 20/15 and I could not be happier! Easy surgery process- no pain, and I was back at work the next day
in Huntington Beach |
I've been wearing glasses and contacts since forever.It's not the cheapest but Dr. Manger's price&quality of care is unbeatable.There is a reason why over 81,000 patients trust him with their visions.He texted me several hours after LASIK to make sure I was doing okay.I don't know of many doctors that do that for their patients!It's a great investment because I love waking up and being able to see RIGHT AWAY!No more contacts or annoying glasses to worry about.My vision is 20/20 and SO HAPPY!!
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