Dr. Liu’s Unique Approach to Patient Care

It’s common for patients eager to be rid of glasses and contacts but overwhelmed with their options. Attempting to do your own research will often subject you to confusing marketing and polarizing experiences. The good news is that for the majority of patients, there is a safe and effective procedure that is right for them. Our technology has advanced significantly even in the past 10 years. However, there is not one clinic or technology that is ‘THE BEST’ for every single patient. That’s why it’s so important to select a surgeon and clinic you can trust and that shares your values. Dr. Liu’s signature approach is straightforward, transparent, and personal. You’ll meet and speak to her directly in advance of your procedure date and she will see you at each post-operative appointment. Our team is small by design, so each team member will know your needs, and when you call, you will speak with an on-site person if available or else have your message answered promptly. We will answer your questions, tell you exactly what to expect every step of the way, and ensure that you feel supported pre-op, during the procedure, and post-op. 

Dr. Liu’s Personal Experience With Corrective Vision Surgery

Long before she became an eye surgeon in Long Beach & Torrance, CA, Dr. Liu was a patient who underwent PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy). Almost two decades ago, she experienced first-hand the life-changing benefits of clear vision without glasses or corrective lenses. Today, she finds it deeply rewarding to share that same gift with her patients. 

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Extensively Trained at the World’s Leading Educational Institutions

A Bay Area native, Dr. Liu graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in Neurobiology and Public Health. After a post-graduate stint at Google, she returned to medical school at the University of California, Irvine. She then completed an Ophthalmic Pathology and Research fellowship at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, and an ophthalmology residency at Tufts Medical Center. 

From there, she completed a clinically and surgically intensive fellowship at the Shiley Eye Institute of the University of California, San Diego. In addition, Dr. Liu has had extensive trauma experience at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, along with cutting-edge refractive surgery training with the Navy Refractive Surgery Center. 

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A Leading Voice in Ophthalmology Research

Dr. Liu has published multiple book chapters, articles on vision correction and advanced intraocular lens technologies, and case reports. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, and the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. She also regularly presents at national conferences.

Providing Vision Care to Underserved Communities

Throughout her undergraduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Liu has demonstrated a passion for providing vision care to the underserved. In our practice, we continue to advocate for patient rights and access to care. For every surgery performed, we sponsor a cataract surgery for underserved individuals through the HCP Cure Blindness.

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Beach Cities Laser Vision Services


RLE replaces your dysfunctional lens with a new, artificial lens. This procedure corrects the refractive error and removes/prevents the worsening of cataracts.

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PRK is performed to correct common refractive errors. It has great results but has a longer healing time than other procedures. 

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LASIK is probably the most well-known laser eye surgery. During this procedure, a laser superficially changes the shape of your cornea to correct most refractive errors.

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EVO ICL is a biocompatible lens implant that corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism. This procedure is especially beneficial for patients who may have previously been told they weren’t candidates.

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SMILE, a type of LASIK that can correct astigmatism and nearsightedness, takes 5 minutes for each eye, and 99% of patients can return to all their activities the next day.

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Schedule an Appointment

Are you ready to plan your corrective surgery? The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erica Liu, a leading eye specialist, at our office. 

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