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Our Eye Doctors

Seeking an Eye Doctor or Eye Surgeon in San Diego?

Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute is a comprehensive vision care practice. Our team of eye doctors and eye surgeons offer a full range of services and procedures to meet your eye care needs.

Why Choose the Eye Doctors at GSNVI?

  • Experience Our team of doctors has successfully treated over 80,000 refractive patients, and our eye surgeons are Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
  • Training Our eye doctors have completed extensive training in a range of specialties, and our team includes corneal specialists, dry eye specialists, glaucoma specialists, LASIK specialists and more.
  • Leadership Eye surgeons Dr. Michael Gordon, Dr. David Schanzlin, Dr. Alison Gordon, and Dr. Julio Echegoyen combined with co-management by Dr. David Geffen, 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.
  • Commitment The optometrists, ophthalmologists, eye surgeons, and the entire staff at our vision practice are all dedicated to helping patients in San Diego improve their vision and maintain healthy eyes. We combine personalized and patient-centered care with the most advanced treatments.

What is an Ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists and optometrists are both eye doctors. So, what are the differences between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? Optometrists complete optometry school and hold a doctor of optometry (OD) degree. Ophthalmologists complete medical school and have an MD (doctor of medicine) or a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine) degree. Ophthalmologists will often complete a medical residency and specialized surgical training as well. While both optometrists and ophthalmologists can perform eye exams and a range of vision care, only ophthalmologists perform surgery.

Which Type of Eye Doctor Do I Need?

At Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, our experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists work together to provide comprehensive eye care. If you are interested in eye surgery, such as LASIK, or if you have a serious eye condition, you will see an ophthalmologist. An optometrist is a great choice for annual eye exams and contact lens fittings, and they will also help eye surgery patients with pre and post-surgical care.

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LASIK Eye Surgery Safety and Success Rates

When patients at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute are considering LASIK, often their first question is “How safe is it?” The second is, “How likely is it to improve my vision?” In other words, how successful is the procedure? We love to answer these questions because a well-informed patient is […]

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First Vision Practice in San Diego to Offer the Light Adjustable Lens

At Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, we are committed to bringing the latest vision care innovations and most advanced treatment options to our patients. We are excited to announce that we are the first practice in San Diego to offer the RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens™. This revolutionary intraocular lens (IOL) […]

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Coronavirus: A Note to Our Patients

Dear Valued Patient, As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an evolving public health issue affecting people at home and around the globe, the team at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute want to stress that your health, safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. We would like to […]

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