Welcome to Chao Vision Institute
Orange County's most trusted LASIK, cataract & cornea subspecialist since 1998


Lawrence C. Chao, M.D.  
Founder & Medical Director
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Eye Physician and Surgeon

Chao Vision Institute is an independent vision care practice and premiere LASIK facility offering general and subspecialty vision care and surgery for those who value commitment, expertise, integrity, and results.

At our sole location in Irvine, CA, we offer a refreshing alternative to discerning patients seeking personalized-care.  You'll work with doctors who have been recognized by peers as thought leaders in their industry and experience seamless integration of knowledge, skills and technology; and enabling optimal results. 

With a company wide goal of meeting or exceeding patient expectations at every encounter, let us know how we can help.  Thank you for entrusting us with your vision needs.  We look forward to working with you.

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Are you considering LASIK?  Learn more about personalized-care LASIK at Chao Vision Institute

Dr. Lawrence Chao offers a complimentary LASIK consult for those considering LASIK laser vision correction.  From the initial complimentary LASIK consult to each follow-up encounter, your LASIK experience will be provided with unparallel personalized care. 

We invite you to book a FREE LASIK consult with us when you're considering LASIK in Orange County:

  • Explore your laser refractive options with Dr. Lawrence Chao M.D.
  • Experience state of the art technology enabling optimal results.
  • Tour the on-site VISX laser suite.
  • Ask us about our all-inclusive CVI Laser Vision Correction packages.

While we can coordinate care with your eye care professional regarding your LASIK eye surgery, we are committed to providing you the most comprehensive preoperative and postoperative LASIK care to ensure best possible results now and years from now.

Consider a Cornea Subspecialist for Lasik & Cataract Surgery:  Learn more about Dr. Lawrence Chao

As a fellowship-trained cornea subspecialist, Dr. Lawrence C. Chao MD is one of the most experienced LASIK, cataract and corneal refractive eye surgeon in the country with a reputation for meticulous care and optimal results. 

In 2012, Dr. Chao became one of the first Orange County cataract eye surgeons to offer the LenSx Laser Technology for cataract removal surgery.  In addition to offering laser cataract surgery, Dr. Chao also offers after-cataract surgery LASIK enhancement surgery and Yag capsulotomy at his practice in Irvine, CA. 

Dr. Chao has extensive experience implanting a broad range of custom intraocular lenses including the Crystalens, Trulign, and toric IOLs.  For those considering cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant, this means you'll have the best custom intraocular lens options offered to you by a cornea subspecialist. 

Chao Vision Institute is a Crystalens Center of Excellence.  Florence Henderson is an actual Crystalens IOL patient; photo courtesy of B&L.  

How to Maintain a Healthy Vision for Life.  Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Koh

We recommend scheduling an eye exam annually to detect and monitor age-related eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or every other year in absence of an age-related eye condition.

The eye care professionals at Chao Vision Institute are committed to helping patients maintain a healthy vision for life.  General vision care and optical services are delivered with the same level of commitment, expertise, and integrity when you entrust us with your family's vision wellness needs.

A NOTE TO OUR VALUED REFERRAL PATIENTS - We know you have many choices for your primary eye care needs.  As a courtesy to your eye care professional who has referred you to Dr. Chao for LASIK, cataract or subspecialty care and surgeon, may we suggest that you give them the opportunity to meet your eye wear needs.   


"Be the change you want to see."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Chao Vision Institute specializes in cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive vision conditions and treatments.

See Dr. Lawrence Chao for a consult or second opinion if you are considering eye surgery, including Crystalens ™, Visian ICL™, and LASIK surgery in Irvine, Orange County, or the Los Angeles , Riverside, and San Diego areas.

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