William Ellis, MD, FACS



Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center
(866) 624-8767

Sacramento Office
700 Sunrise Avenue, Suite A
Roseville, California 95661

San Francisco Office
2001 Union Street, Suite 480
San Francisco, California 94123

Santa Rosa/Sonoma Office
100 Tamal Plaza, Suite 105
Corte Madera, California 94925

San Jose Office
2211 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95128

Oakland Office
6500 Fairmount Avenue, Suite 2
El Cerrito, California 94530

Oakland/East Bay Office
1479 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 104
Walnut Creek, California 94598


Dr. William Ellis




Dr. Ellis offers affordable LASIK vision correction procedures and CareCredit financing option for patients who qualify.

Serving patients seeking LASIK, laser vision correction in Sacramento and the surrounding area


Dr. Ellis uses the latest vision correction laser equipment to perform LASIK eye surgery.

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William Ellis, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is known as an innovator in the field of vision correction procedures. He has performed more than 50,000 LASIK laser eye surgeries and has been providing Bay Area and Sacramento patients with unsurpassed eye care for more than 33 years. Dr. Ellis has authored several ophthalmologic textbooks and published extensively on topics related to refractive procedures. He was among the first eye surgeons in the United States to perform LASIK and has pioneered the bladeless thin flap Epi-LASIK procedure. In recognition of his outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Ellis was asked to chair a panel on the surgical correction of astigmatism at the 26th International Congress of Ophthalmology.

Ellis Eye and Laser Medical Center has been named a "Specialized Astigmatism Center" by Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV). Read the press release.

Dr. Ellis personally performs all laser vision correction procedures at one of his six state-of-the-art surgical suites located throughout Northern California. In addition to LASIK, Dr. Ellis performs a variety of other advanced procedures, including Epi-LASIK, PRK, radial keratotomy, cataract surgery with sophisticated intraocular lens implants (IOLs), and refractive lens exchange (RLE).

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ellis and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center toll free at (866) 624-8767.

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Dr. Ellis is a distinguished member of several prestigious ophthalmologic organizations.

More About Vision Correction at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Dr. Ellis specializes in bladeless LASIK, an advanced procedure during which he combines the leading-edge Technolas 217 excimer laser to produce near perfect vision with minimal patient discomfort.

Prior to the surgery, Dr. Ellis uses the latest corneal topography technology to create a unique map of the patient's cornea. This precise information allows Dr. Ellis to identify corneal imperfections and develop an effective treatment plan that leads to the best possible vision correction results. Next, he creates a flap in the outermost layer of the cornea, which is then folded back. After using the excimer laser to correct even the smallest corneal flaws, Dr. Ellis gently places the flap into its original position to act as a natural bandage for the eye. When performed by Dr. Ellis, a premier Bay Area eye surgeon, patients often achieve crystal-clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Ellis?

"My vision is great. I mean, my left eye is 20/20 and right eye is 20/30. It is wonderful to see the freeway signs. It didn't hurt at all. It was quick. It was easy. The thing I like the best is that you get up in the middle of the night, or you wake up first thing in the morning, and you look at the clock and you can see it. You don't have to get up and put your glasses on before you can even see the clock." —Sharon Tocchini


"I had heard of Dr. Ellis for so many years and I've heard nothing but good things about him. And I also knew that he was instrumental in developing the procedures.

My concern as a physician was the fact that if the cornea, the outer layer of the cornea scarred then that could be a permanent problem and could distort the vision. But with the LASIK procedure you don't have to worry about that, because there's really no surgery done directly on the outer layer. They go to the inner layer and the outer membrane is basically intact.

I had myopia, the nearsightedness was pretty bad. I also had very bad astigmatism that made it really difficult to even get a good fit with glasses and contacts, sometimes. And he corrected both of them. He has restored me to 20/20 vision." —Claude Marguette


"I compared the costs of contacts and glasses to the cost of the surgery and I realized that I would come out even in about two years. And then I realized that I had additional expenses like the dog grabbing the glasses, the kids sitting on the glasses, throwing my contacts out one time, that made it just much more worth it.

Dr. Ellis was very comfortable to talk to. He gave me confidence that this procedure would turn out for me and his whole office was just very nice to work with. They were very kind. I was very scared and they were more than kind in how they took care of me. I had it done, now I see with 20/20 vision and it is wonderful." —Kristen Jones


"I researched many doctors. I went to many seminars and I interviewed many doctors and when I discovered Dr. Ellis, I discovered many things about him. Dr. Ellis has been at the forefront of this technology. He has done more surgeries that any of the other doctors I had interviewed and I figured that if I'm going to have this done and if it is something so important as my eyesight, I'm going to go with the best I can find.

It was beyond my expectations and I'm seeing better than I did when I was wearing my glasses. I'm able to see things I couldn't see before." —Fred Turner


"Many people say that they feel a freedom, and I would say yeah. It is definitely a freedom. We videotaped my surgery; it took eleven minutes to do both eyes. It was painless. It's just an amazing experience. I would recommend it for all of my family, my loved ones. I would do it again, but I know I won't have to." —Bob Lim


More About William Ellis, MD, FACS

William Ellis, MD, FACS, completed an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Medicine degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He served his residency at the Stanford University Medical Center in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ellis studied under Russian professor Svyatoslav Fyodorov, who pioneered modern radial keratotomy. He is certified in multiple sub-specialties by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons; is a Diplomate in cataract surgery, incision keratotomy and LASIK; and is a member of several professional organizations.

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