Dr. Gabriel Carpio
Dr. Mario Vergara



Angeles Health International
Hospital Angeles Tijuana
Paseo de los Héroes #10999, Zona Río, Tijuana
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

(877) 624-0484


Dr. Gabriel Carpio


Dr. Mario Vergara



LASIK Tijuana – Serving patients seeking laser eye surgery in Tijuana and the surrounding area

Dr. Gabriel Carpio and Dr. Mario Vergara are leading Tijuana LASIK surgeons with more than 35 years of collective experience in ophthalmology. Dr. Carpio is a founding member of both the Mexican Society of Intraocular Lenses and Refractive Surgery, and the College of Ophthalmology of Baja California. Dr. Vergara has performed upwards of 3,500 refractive surgeries, including LASIK surgeries; 2,000 cataract surgeries; and 1,800 glaucoma surgeries. In addition, Dr. Vergara is bilingual. Both highly skilled ophthalmologists are on staff at the Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center.

At the Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center, the laser eye surgeons are committed to providing patients with precise vision correction results with advanced laser technology and attentive care. Dr. Carpio and Dr. Vergara offer traditional LASIK, custom wavefront LASIK and other refractive surgery options, as well as general eye care services, cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants (IOLs) and many additional ophthalmologic services.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Carpio or Dr. Vergara, and learn more about your laser vision correction options, please contact Angeles Health International at (877) 624-0484 today.

Vision Correction at Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center

At the Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center, Dr. Carpio and Dr. Vergara combine experience, sophisticated technology and thoughtful patient care to provide each patient with personalized laser vision correction. The Vision Center is furnished with wavefront excimer laser technology, so the laser eye surgeons can deliver safe, effective vision correction results to LASIK Tijuana patients.

Prior to beginning the LASIK procedure, Dr. Carpio and Dr. Vergara employ wavefront mapping technology to produce a "3D" image of each individual's eye irregularities. This allows the eye surgeons to diagnose "higher order aberrations," which are subtle abnormalities that only wavefront technology can detect. Dr. Carpio and Dr. Vergara use the map generated with this technology to calibrate the excimer laser that will be utilized during LASIK to correct the curvature of the patient's cornea.

To begin the LASIK procedure, Dr. Carpio or Dr. Vergara applies anesthetic drops to the eye. This way, the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during LASIK surgery. Next, the laser eye surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to make a small flap in the patient's cornea. He then carefully lifts the corneal flap to uncover the tissue beneath, and uses the excimer laser to change the curvature of the cornea, correcting the individual's vision in the process. As soon as the eye surgeon is satisfied with the corrected cornea, he gently replaces the flap back in its original place, where it will naturally re-bond to the eye without the need for sutures.

Typically, individuals seeking LASIK in Tijuana discover that the procedure is not painful. They usually notice an improvement in their sight within one or two days after the LASIK procedure. Also, most patients can forego the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses following LASIK surgery. In fact, many individuals have 20/20 vision following LASIK.

Email the Surgeon

What Patients Say about Their Experiences with Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center

"I was totally impressed with everyone and everything concerning my cataract surgery. The Doctors and staff at Angeles Health International were kind and helpful. And the best part is that I now have my eyesight back and I can't stop smiling." —Pauline V.

More About the Laser Eye Surgeons at Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center

Dr. Gabriel Carpio graduated from Nuestra Señora de La Luz Hospital in Mexico City and then pursued sub-specialty training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Institute of Ambulatory Surgery. He has held posts as Chief Resident Eye Surgeon at Nuestra Señora de La Luz Hospital, Professor of Ocular Physiology and Clinical Pathology at the School of Optometry at the University of Xochicalco, and President of the Council of Ophthalmology of Baja California, among several others. Dr. Carpio is currently on staff at the Angeles Health International Tijuana Vision Center, and is a member of the Medical Society of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Northwest Ophthalmological Society at the Sharp Health Care International Institute in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Mario Vergara attended the Autonomous University of Baja California in Tijuana, graduating with honors. He completed an ophthalmology specialty at Hermosillo General Hospital in Sonora, Mexico, prior to fulfilling his sub-specialty training in glaucoma and cataract surgery in Mexico City. Aside from being on staff at the Vision Center at Angeles Health International, Dr. Vergara is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, and the Mexican Society of Glaucoma.

You Can Email Drs. Gabriel Carpio and Mario Vergara Here: