Michael Gordon, MD
Jack L. Weiss, MD
David J. Schanzlin, MD
Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute
8910 University Center Lane, #800
San Diego, California 92122
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Dr. David J.
LASIK San Diego – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in San Diego and the surrounding area
Michael Gordon, MD, Jack Weiss, MD, and David Schanzlin, MD, are board-certified ophthalmologists and leading LASIK surgeons in San Diego. Over the course of their more than 30 years in practice, the surgeons have successfully treated over 75,000 refractive surgery patients. They were the first team in the world to perform the blade-free, all-laser custom wavefront LASIK procedure in 2003.
The Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute surgical team treats patients at their convenient San Diego location, where they offer a range of vision correction procedures, including LASIK, cataract surgery, optimized wavefront LASIK and all-laser LASIK. The team also offers PRK and implantable contact lenses for patients who do not qualify for LASIK surgery.
To schedule an appointment with Drs. Gordon, Weiss or Schanzlin and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute at 877-880-7188.
More about Vision Correction at Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute
Drs. Gordon, Weiss and Schanzlin use wavefront optimized technology to customize vision correction treatment; wavefront-guided procedures offer patients enhanced precision and accuracy. The state-of-the-art, modern office of Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute is outfitted with the most advanced diagnostic equipment and femtosecond and excimer lasers.
Before LASIK surgery, the surgeons use wavefront technology to produce a map of the patient's refractive errors, including any subtle vision problems that cannot be detected through any other diagnostic system.
During the LASIK procedure, the surgeons make a small flap in the surface of the cornea, using a femtosecond laser. After gently folding back the flap to reveal the underlying corneal tissue, the surgeon directs an excimer laser beam at the tissue to carefully reshape the cornea and eliminate the patient's refractive error. Once the surgeons have achieved the desired corneal shape, the flap is restored to its original position, where it seals itself naturally to the eye.
San Diego LASIK patients often notice a rapid improvement in their vision. Many wake up the day after surgery and are able to see things very clearly. Some even achieve 20/20 vision or better.
What Do Patients Say About the Surgeons of Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute?
"Thank you so very much for changing the way I see the world, literally. You put your patients at ease, you explain things very clearly but most importantly you have a great sense of humor. You really make eye surgery a wonderful experience." Amy, Encinitas, CA
"I would just like to say thank you so much for the excellent work you did for me and my eyes. Though still recovering, my eyes feel amazing. It is one of the greatest feelings in the world to now wake up and be able to see without my glasses or contacts. And, I appreciate you and your staff for helping me." Jonathan, San Diego, CA
"Thank you for correcting my vision as I can't wait to get back on the baseball field to try out my 'new eyes.' You and your entire staff are amazing people!" Mike, San Diego, CA
"This is to thank you for accepting me as your patient. Thank you so very much for the fine expertise you exhibited operating on my eyes and causing my sight to improve amazingly! I appreciate your time and your proficiency and professionalism more than I can express." Marta, Carlsbad, CA
"As I start to write this one day after my eye surgery, I realize that July 19, 2007 truly impacted my life. It is not only amazing, but an absolute miracle that I now have perfect eye sight without the use of glasses – something I have longed for the past few years. Thank you for making it possible for me to see the beauty of the colors in the flowers which you gave me today. You and your staff are deeply appreciated." Yvonne, La Mesa, CA
"Thank you so much! I really can't thank you enough. The care and treatment I've received at your facility has really been unbelievable. Without the procedures I've been so fortunate enough to go through, my life would truly be a struggle. The gift of sight is an unexplainable blessing. I will never take it for granted. The impact of my lens prosthesis has been remarkable. You and your team have really saved my life. I don't know how I would be able to function in society or lead a quality way of life without your help." Reid, San Marcos, CA
More About the Surgeons at Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute
The surgeons of Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute are members of several professional organizations.
Michael Gordon, MD, earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Gordon was the first surgeon in the United States to use the Summit excimer laser to correct nearsightedness. He was also involved in all phases of clinical investigation for the Summit laser prior to and up to its approval in the U.S. Dr. Gordon has taught laser vision correction techniques to ophthalmologists all over the world. He has also published papers and presented them at medical conferences worldwide.
Dr. Gordon is the recent recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a founding board member of the International LASIK Institute and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). Dr. Gordon is on the medical advisory board for Refractec, IntraLase, Revision Optics, ALCON Labs and Presbia.
Jack L. Weiss, MD, earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, and obtained specialty fellowship training in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Weiss has served as a corneal consultant to the U.S. Navy and has served on the faculty of Albany Medical College, Columbia University, UCSD and the University of Minnesota. While in San Diego, Dr. Weiss has served as the President of the San Diego Eye Bank and Chief of Ophthalmology for Scripps Encinitas Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. He has also taught at UCSD.
Dr. Weiss received an award for outstanding research presentation at an annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is extensively published and has lectured throughout the United States. Dr. Weiss is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the ASCRS and the ISRS.
David J. Schanzlin, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Chicago; he was named Chief Resident during his ophthalmology residency there. Dr. Schanzlin completed fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Francisco's Proctor Foundation. He previously served as Professor and Director of Keratorefractive Surgery at Shiley Eye Institute at UCSD, where he made significant advancements for the eye center. Dr. Schanzlin is also former Professor and Chairman at Saint Louis University's Department of Ophthalmology, former Director of the Anheuser-Busch Eye Institute and former President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has appeared as a medical expert on ABC News, "The Today Show," "Extra" and local news programs. Dr. Schanzlin has traveled around the world as a coveted speaker at eye society meetings.
Dr. Schanzlin has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" and is the recipient of the Jose I. Barraquer Award for his contributions to the field of refractive surgery. One of these contributions involves Intacs, on which he is considered an international authority.