Main Office: 2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606
North County Office: 1955 Sunny Crest Dr. Ste 120, Fullerton, CA 92835

Lawrence C. Chao, M.D.  
Medical Director
Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained Eye Surgeon
Lasik, Cataract, Corneal Refractive Surgery Fellowship, University of California Irvine

Fellowship-trained in cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive surgery, Dr. Chao personally has performed thousands of cataract and LASIK procedures.  Dr. Chao founded Chao Vision Institute in 2006 on the principles of delivering university level expertise in the best of environment. 

Dr. Lawrence 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.

More about Dr. Chao's educational background and advance training.

  • Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Refractive Fellowship, UC Irvine.
  • Ophthalmology Residency, St. Vincent's Medical Center, NY.
  • Medical Degree, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bachelor of Science, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Jennifer L Wu, M.D.  
Associate Ophthalmologist
Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained Eye Surgeon
Cornea Fellowship

Fellowship-trained in cornea and external diseases, Dr. Wu has earned a reputation as Orange County's premier cross linking eye surgeon placing her amongst the few eye surgeons who can manage complex as well as routine cornea conditions outside a university setting.

Prior to joining Chao Vision Institute, Dr. Jenny Wu previously served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Dean McGee Eye Institute-University of Oklahoma where she trained resident and fellow surgeons and conducted clinical research and spearheaded the cornea cross linking program for an Orange County based medical practice.

More about Dr. Wu's educational background and advance training:

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Southern California.
  • Medical Degree from Yale University, CT.
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, Yale University.

Michelle Chun, O.D.
Medical Optometrist
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Not everyday, one needs an eye surgeon.  At Chao Vision Institute, we believe the foundation of your eye health is all about maintaining vision wellness with routine annual eye exams. 

Dr. Michelle Chun will focus on primary eye care as well as specialty contact lens evaluations and fittings. However, if you choose Chao Vision Institute for your refractive vision correction care and surgery, you may be seeing Dr. Chun on your preoperative visit because we believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to eye care.

More about Dr. Chun's educational background and advance training:

  • Primary Care and Contact Lens Residency, University of CA, Berkeley
  • Doctor of Optometry, University of CA, Berkeley, School of Optometry
  • BS, Cell Biology and Genetics, University of British Columbia, Canada
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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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