2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606
1955 Sunny Crest Dr. Ste 120, Fullerton, CA 92835
Specializing in Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Refractive Conditions & Treatment

Lawrence C. Chao, M.D.  
Medical Director
Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained Eye Surgeon

Dr. Chao is a board-certified ophthalmologist and your LASIK, cataract and corneal refractive eye physician and surgeon at Chao Vision Institute. 

Fellowship-trained in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery, Dr. Chao personally has performed thousands of cataract, LASIK, lens implant, and corneal refractive procedures putting him in a category of the few eye surgeons who can manage complex eye care outside a university setting.

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.

As Medical Director, Dr. Chao's emphasis include but not limited to LASIK, cataract and corneal refractive eye surgery. 

Lillian Kim, M.D.
Primary Care Ophthalmologist
Residency, Cornell University, New York, NY
A practicing ophthalmologist since 2010, Dr. Kim brings a new perspective to our group.
Prior to joining Chao Vision Institute, Dr. Kim held various associate Ophthalmologist positions.  Her previous experience with Teach for America and as a performance improvement specialist will help us take care of the growing primary care needs at Chao Vision Institute.

As Primary Care Ophthalmologist, Dr. Kim's clinical emphasis include but not limited to dry eye syndrome as well as management of various medical vision conditions.

Jennifer Koh, O.D.
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, Dr. Koh's emphasis include but not limited to comprehensive eye care, vision wellness and specialty contact lens fitting.

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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