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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Summer Special $1,000 OFF ContouraLaser Vision Correction

Summer is here in beautiful San Diego; the sun is shining and the waves are warm. San Diego is a sports and recreation dreamland, full of adventure and outdoor entertainment. With so much to do in San Diego, summer is no time to be sidelined by the ongoing hassle of […]

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LASIK Surgery from the Patient’s Perspective

With the many advancements in LASIK surgery over the past decades, the speed, efficiency, precision, and comfort of the procedure have improved dramatically. Innovations such as all-laser LASIK, which eliminates the need for a surgical blade during the procedure, and other state-of-the-art technologies are often able to make our patients […]

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Can I Afford LASIK?

Price is often a factor for many people who are considering LASIK laser vision correction to reduce their reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses. This is completely understandable, and Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute is committed to offering patients a number of payment options that can make LASIK affordable and […]

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