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.

Latest News

How LASIK Helps to Avoid Three Mommy Meltdowns

All moms know how fast things can spiral out of control when little ones have a meltdown, as parents are the true heroes of stress management. While every parent deals with daily stress, struggling with contacts and glasses only confounds the already difficult task of parenting. Here are three scenarios […]

Continue Reading

Pterygium – Dr. David J. Schanzlin Answers Questions About this Common Eye Condition

A pterygium is a very common condition, particularly here in the San Diego area. Characterized by an abnormal growth over surface tissues of the eye, a pterygium can get progressively worse and ultimately affect the cornea. When left untreated, this condition can cause distorted vision, excessive tearing, eye irritation, eye […]

Continue Reading

Presbyopia Treatment – What the Future May Hold

In the first and second part of our series on presbyopia, we talked about causes of the condition and available treatment options. Today, our own Michael Gordon, MD and Dr. David Schanzlin discuss clinical trials they are currently working on that involve state-of-the-art potential treatment techniques for presbyopia. Refocus VisAbility […]

Continue Reading