2500 Alton Parkway Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606
Speclializing in Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Refractive Conditions & Treatment

Subspecialty Fellowship-Trained Eye Physician & Surgeon

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

Dr. Lawrence C. Chao M.D. is a LASIK, cataract and corneal refractive eye physician and surgeon. 

The preferred LASIK surgeon for many of Orange County's most discerning patients since 1998, Dr. Chao personally has performed thousands of cataract, LASIK, lens implant, and corneal refractive procedures.

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. This puts him a category of the few eye surgeons who can manage complex as well as routine eye care. 

Dr. Lawrence C. Chao held numerous clinical faculty positions at University of California Irvine including Clinical Instructor, Director of Refractive Surgery at the Beckman Laser Institute, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and Medical Director of the Gottschalk Eye Clinic prior to establishing Chao Vision Institute.

A member of the prestigious Max Fine Cornea Society, Dr. Chao is active with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and International Society of Refractive Surgery. 

Residency-Trained Therapeutic Optometrist 

Jennifer C. Koh, O.D.
Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Residency, VA Medical Center, San Francisco

Dr. Koh is an optometrist with residency training in primary care with an emphasis in ocular disease.  She holds a CA therapeutic treatment licensure and is certified in glaucoma management and treatment.  As Chief Optometrist of Chao Vision Institute, Dr. Koh's clinical emphasis include but not limited to comprehensive eye care and specialty contact lens fitting. 

Dr. Koh is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, to continue learning within the field to implement newfound knowledge and technology in clinical practice, and to help the profession grow by mentoring optometry students and residents.


Seeing the Right Eye Doctor for Your Vision Condition

For routine eye care including refractions, contact lens evaluations, or annual eye exams to detect and treat common eye problems and certain chronic eye diseases, you can see either an optometrist or a general ophthalmologist. 

For medical related eye conditions, ophthalmologists can provide a greater scope of treatment options including eye surgery.  For complex or specific medical eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts and external diseases, you may want to consult or get a referral to see an ophthalmologist with advanced fellowship or subspecialty training. 

At Chao Vision Institute, your total vision care often will be co-managed by both types of eye doctors to ensure optimal vision health & wellness for a lifetime.

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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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