South Coast Eye Care Centers is currently open to all our patients at both the Laguna Hills and Laguna Beach locations. We are currently taking all safety precautions recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology as listed below:

  • Checking all patient, staff and physicians temperatures, as well as taking a COVID-19 history, prior to entering the office.
  • Requiring all patients, staff and physicians wear a face mask during the entirety of their time in our office.
  • Disinfecting all exam rooms before and after each patient.
  • Practicing physical distancing in our waiting rooms.
  • Asking that anyone accompanying a patient, such as a driver, wait outside to prevent unnecessary exposure. If a caregiver or family member is needed during the visit, they are welcome to join the patient. 

 We will be maintaining our normal business hours which are Mon. – Fri. 8:30a to Noon and 1:30p to 5p.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in advance.  Hopefully this national public health emergency will pass without too much suffering for all.

With great care,

The Management and Staff of South Coast Eye Care Centers


Vision Counts so Count on Us

South Coast Eye Care Centers. Improving Vision.  Improving Life.

Serving South Orange County since 1979.


Our Practice

South Coast Eye Care Centers is a comprehensive ophthalmology medical group providing total eye care by Board Certified ophthalmologists with academic appointments at major medical schools. 

About South Coast Eye Care Centers

As your local eye care professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your vision healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend lectures, meetings, and ophthalmology conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern eye care office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art vision care.

Our Services 

Whether your vision needs are just a complete exam, laser refractive surgery, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we work to maintain or enhance your vision.  Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your vision is our first priority!

Advanced Technology Intraocular lenses

After the natural lens of the eye is removed during cataract surgery, a new artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted. IOL technology has made great advancements to give patients many options when having cataract surgery, frequently reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. How often glasses are needed after cataract surgery will depend on the type of IOL implanted. We can help you choose the right type of lens implant to match your goals and lifestyle.

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

 A camera/ultrasound device is placed over your eye to map its surface.  It also gathers information about your lens. The device sends the results to a computer that programs the laser. This tells the laser the exact location, size, and depth for incisions. The surgeon uses the laser to make the corneal incision and the opening in the capsule. They may also use energy from the laser to soften the cataract. An ultrasound probe breaks the lens into pieces and suctions them out. The surgeon then puts the IOL in the eye. Again, the incision usually does not need stitches.

Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction is an alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses that can help you see more, naturally. The concept behind laser vision correction is simple—reshaping the front of the eye to change its focusing power. These elegant procedures are safe and effective with the right patient. They are anything but trivial though, and require a great deal of careful consideration and personalization. 



 Optical Shop  

In addition to the comprehensive ophthalmology services we provide, our practice features an optical center with a wide array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every look and budget. We pride ourselves on our ability to customize your prescription with the latest in optical lens design to optimize your vision in every situation. We offer special lens design options for computer users, office workers, and students.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.  We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Meet Our Doctors

Andrew Henrick, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery, Botox, and Dermal Fillers

Paul Prendiville, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Laser Vision Correction

Holly M. Spanggord, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Corneal Transplant Surgery, and Laser Vision Correction

Alpa Patel, M.D.
General Ophthalmology, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Laser Vision Correction

Phu Nguyen, O.D.

General Optometry, Contact Lens Fitting

Contact Us To Schedule Your Consultation Today!

This website was designed with you in mind. Part of our commitment to serving our patients is to provide them with useful information to help them make more informed decisions about the various treatments that are available today. We would also like to hear from you, so please contact us via telephone or email with any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have. In addition, feel free to contact us today if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Wishing you health and happiness,

South Coast Eye Care Centers