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.

As Medical Director of Chao Vision Institute, Dr. Chao is hands-on with all aspects of patient care from consults to postoperative care to ensure the best possible clinical and surgical result. 

Previously, 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. 

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
Post-graduate Residency-Trained at San Francisco VAMC

Dr. Koh is 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. 

More About the Doctors of Chao Vision Institute

Dr. Chao is unmatched in making himself accessible to all his patients, a trait essential to rendering meticulous care and achieving optimal results. While his contemporaries may have mastered the art of social networking, Dr. Chao does it the old school way: patients can reach him in person or by phone. 

Dr. Koh, on the other hand, updates the CVI Optical Facebook Page, posts and shares the latest news in eye care, and maintains a version of the Happiness Project. 

The staff and patients at Chao Vision Institute agree they make a great team. 

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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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