David O'Brien, MD, FACS



New Vision Eye Center
1055 37th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(800) 836-4767

Dr. David O'Brien
Dr. David O'Brien



Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in Vero Beach and the nearby areas

What Patients Say about New Vision Eye Center

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"I had laser vision correction with Dr. O'Brien and it has made my golf game so much easier, not having to rely on glasses and contacts to see the green. The entire process was so simple, I only wish I had done it sooner. Thank you for restoring my vision!" —Sal Spallone


"For years I felt that my droopy lids were interfering with my eyesight, especially my peripheral vision. I also looked tired all of the time. When Dr. O'Brien suggested that I might be a candidate for eyelid surgery, I was completely on board. Swelling, bruising, and downtime were minimal and recovery was easier than I expected. I am so happy that I had this done. My sight has improved, everything seems brighter, and I look and feel 10 years younger." —Ingrid Biesaart


Dr. David O'Brien of New Vision Eye Center is the refractive surgeon that Vero Beach patients trust for quality care and exceptional visual results. He has performed more than 11,000 laser vision correction procedures to help patients enjoy a better quality of life, by reducing their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Dr. O’Brien has been a LASIK patient himself, having undergone bilateral hyperopic correction in 1998.

New Vision exclusively offers the latest version of laser vision correction, topography-guided LASIK, to patients on the Treasure Coast with nearsightedness or nearsightedness with astigmatism. Farsightedness can still be treated with traditional LASIK laser vision correction. Recently approved by the FDA, topographic LASIK is the latest and most advanced technology on the market. Patients treated with this technology experience a better quality of vision than those treated with traditional LASIK treatments. This latest advancement in LASIK technology, since its introduction in the 1990s, surpasses any improvements that have been made in the past 15 years.

Patients undergoing topographic LASIK achieve a better quality of vision than they could while wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct their nearsightedness or nearsightedness with astigmatism.

Patients considering laser vision correction are evaluated one-on-one by Dr. O'Brien during a thorough eye examination. At this visit, he will determine candidacy for the procedure and let the patient know what sort of outcome they could expect based on their specific prescription, age and other determining factors.

More about Laser Vision Correction at New Vision Eye Center

During laser vision correction, Dr. O'Brien creates a small flap on the surface of the eye and carefully folds it back. Using an excimer laser, he meticulously reshapes the corneal tissue to improve the eye's refractive error and enable it to focus light onto the retina. When Dr. O'Brien is finished making these modifications, he restores the flap to the surface of the eye, where it heals itself.

For a more customizable experience, Dr. O'Brien can use sophisticated wavefront technology to capture detailed information about the unique irregularities of the patient's eye. This information is then used to tailor treatment to the patient's specific needs.

Dr. O'Brien offers other laser vision correction procedures, including advanced surface treatment (AST) and conductive keratoplasty (CK), for patients that do not qualify for traditional LASIK. His other areas of focus include eyelid surgery and treatment of corneal disorders and diseases.

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More about Dr. David O'Brien

David O'Brien, M.D., FACS, is the medical director of the Laser Center at the New Vision Eye Center. He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. O'Brien's internship and residency took place at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York, and he completed additional fellowship training in disease of the cornea and refractive surgery at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dr. O'Brien is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Florida Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Indian River County Medical Society. In addition to his dedication to patient care, Dr. O'Brien is well respected among his peers for his clinical research in the areas of corneal disease and refractive surgery.

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