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Dr. Michael Gordon

Dr. Michael GordonMichael Gordon, M.D. is a board-certified and award-winning ophthalmologist at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute in San Diego, specializing in laser refractive LASIK, PRK and cataract procedures. With over 35 years of experience performing LASIK and other vision correction surgeries, Dr. Gordon is widely recognized as a pioneer in vision correction and a leader in the field of refractive surgery. His notable achievements include performing the world’s first all laser High Definition Wavefront-guided laser surgery, and being the first surgeon to correct nearsightedness using the Summit excimer laser.

Dr. Gordon shares his extensive knowledge of vision correction by teaching other eye doctors, as well as publishing and lecturing at medical conferences all over the world. While serving as a role model to other eye surgeons, he also never stops seeking out new developments and advanced techniques that can benefit his patients and he has traveled world-wide to learn from other leaders in the field.

Dr. Gordon works to bring safe and effective vision correction procedures to the field of ophthalmology by serving as lead investigator in several FDA clinical trials. His outstanding work in refractive surgery was recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology when they awarded him a distinguished Achievement Award.

Click Here to Read About Dr. Gordon’s Incredible Personal Experience with PRK Surgery!


  • Medical Degree, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver
  • Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases, University of California, San Diego

Certifications and Affiliations:

  • Founding Board Member of the International LASIK Institute
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, IntraLase
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, International Society for Refractive Surgery
  • Member, American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member San Diego County Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board/Investigator, Anamed

Medical Advisory Board:

  • Refractec
  • IntraLase
  • Revision Optics
  • Presbia

Latest News

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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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