At Empire Eye and Laser Center, our goal is to meet all of your medical and surgical eye and facial aesthetic needs. To help you navigate the many procedures that we perform, we have divided them into two main categories: SEE Better and LOOK Better. SEE Better procedures are those that preserve, restore, or improve your vision. LOOK Better procedures are those that refine, rejuvenate, and enhance your appearance.

We hope that these pages are informative and educational, but they are not intended to replace the expert evaluation and recommendations from our physicians. If you are interested in an examination or consideration for a procedure that you see, please call our office at 661-325-3937.

SEE Better

Never before has there been the technology to help you to achieve your personal best vision. Whether by treating eye diseases or enhancing vision, Dr. Daniel Chang and the doctors and staff at Empire Eye and Laser Center have helped thousands of people to SEE Better.


Including Custom all laser blade-free LASIK and advanced PRK, Laser Vision Correction discusses your surgical options to reduce your need for glasses.

Cataract Surgery/Lensectomy

The most common surgical procedure performed in the United States is Cataract Surgery. Cataract Surgery can now include lens-based Vision Correction, and now many people are able to function without glasses–even for reading.

Comprehensive Eye Care

From Glasses to Glaucoma, Blurry Vision to Blepharitis, from Dry Eyes to Diabetes, from Astigmatism to Age-Related Macular Degeneration, we cover it all.

Dry Eye & Allergy Clinic

At Empire Eye and Laser Center, our Dry Eye & Allergy Clinic is available to test for the 60 most common allergens native to the Kern County area and detects the underlying cause of your dry eye.


Empire is proud to be the first to offer Lipiflow Treatment in Central Valley.  As of November 2015, Lipiflow is the only electronic device cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction with clinical studies that demonstrate safety and effectiveness.

LOOK Better

In this day of modern aesthetic and oculoplastic surgery, there are an increasing number of ways in which we help you to LOOK Better. Don’t be intimidated if you’re not sure what might be best for you. Schedule a consult with Dr. Joseph Chang, and he will happily discuss your aesthetic goals and desires. Together, you will determine what procedure (or combination of procedures) would move you closer to the Look that you want!

Eyelid Surgery

If people think that you’re tired all the time, or if you feel like gravity is having its effects on your eyelids, you may want to consider an eyelid rejuvenation procedure. Take a look at some of the stunning results from a simple outpatient blepharoplasty procedure.

Botox/Dysport and Filler

You skin may simply need a Facial, but if you’re interested in Injectables (Botox and Dermal Fillers) or even Surgery, we can help meet your facial aesthetic needs. Navigate the media hype and dispel the myths of the art and the science of Facial Rejuvenation.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time, replacing lost collagen. Giving you a natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years.* So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age.


Empire Eye and Laser Center is proud to be one of the first offices in Bakersfield, CA to offer KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid), the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical, injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.

Laser Aesthetics

With modern lasers and techniques, we can remove unsightly colors, lesions, and hair. Empire Eye and Laser Center uses the most advanced lasers and light to provide you with state-of-the-art Skin Rejuvenation procedures.


Ultherapy® is a non-surgical lifting procedure for the brow, face, and neck that uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production deep within your skin, providing a lift from the inside out. Empire Eye and Laser Center is proud to offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy®, in Bakersfield, CA.


At Empire Eye and Laser Center, we offer the acclaimed non-surgical fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting®, that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look great from every angle.