Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Gordon was the first surgeon in the United States to use the Summit excimer laser to correct nearsightedness, as well as the first surgeon to correct astigmatism and hyperopia with the patented Emphasis Erodible Mask.

Together Dr. Gordon, Dr. Schanzlin, and Dr. Geffen, a national specialist on refractive surgery and co-management, are among the most experienced refractive teams in the world.  LASIK Surgeons from around the globe come to Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute in San Diego to learn the latest refractive eye surgery techniques. They continue to lead the way having performed the first Blade Free All Laser Custom Wavefront CustomCornea® procedure in the world, in January 2003.

Our eye surgeons are trained as Corneal Specialists and are Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Together with Dr. David Geffen, this team of doctors has successfully treated over 75,000 refractive patients.

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What is the Difference Between the Various Types of IOLs?

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an advanced option for patients to improve their vision without heavy dependence on glasses and contact lenses. While these lens implants can be very beneficial for patients who may not be candidates for laser vision correction but still wish to reduce their reliance on corrective […]

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Celebrating Futures Event

One of the true blessings of working in the vision correction surgery field is that we are continually bearing witness to the ongoing miracle of restored vision. We are wrapped in a blanket of gratitude, as our patients’ success stories are a constant reminder that we are providing a service […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy and the Importance of Regular Eye Exams

In California alone, approximately 2.3 million people suffer from diabetes. In addition to the overall health effects that can be caused by diabetes, both of the major forms of this condition, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, can lead to diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common causes of […]

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