Main Office: 2500 Alton Parkway Ste 102, Irvine, CA 92606
North County Office: 1955 Sunny Crest Drive Ste 120, Fullerton, CA 92835


Lawrence C. Chao, M.D.  
Medical Director
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship-Trained Eye Surgeon
Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Refractive Surgery

Our greatest source of referrals is our patients. For your continued support, reviews, and referrals of friends and family, we thank you and look forward to seeing you soon at Chao Vision Institute.

Who would your health care provider see for eye care?

"Dr. Chao demonstrates all of the characteristics associated with a caring, compassionate, competent doctor. In many ways, he is truly a healer." - Ronald C. MD, Orange County, CA.

"As a professional, I could not have asked for a better doctor.  Due to Dr. Chao's skill & treatment, I am now able to read, drive, without aid of glasses for the first time in my life.  Kudos to our Dr. Chao!" - Marvin F. DDS, Orange County, CA.

"When I decided to have Lasik surgery on my eyes, I talked to a retina specialist and he strongly recommended Dr Lawrence Chao. I was told that there are a lot of doctors who do the procedure, but for someone who has the ability to handle any situation and think on their feet, Dr. Chao was the best." - Debra G. MD, Irvine, CA. 

"I just want to thank all of you for your prompt attention to my recent vision problem. I appreciate your caring approach. It was very reassuring to me." - Sharon P. RN, Orange County, CA.

Beyond expert results, meticulous care matters.

"I was unable to see the fingers on my hand with my left eye.  On my very first meeting with Dr. Chao he said 'Richard, I think I can help you.' He restored my vision to 20/20. I was able to return to teaching motorcycle safety classes and riding my motorcycle everyday." - Richard B, Motorcycle Safety Instructor, Seal Beach, CA.

"Of all the valuable things that Dr. Chao did for my wife and I, it's the feeling of confidence he instilled in us that I'm most grateful for.  From the start, he answered our questions in terms we could understand, and helped us make informed choices we could feel good about." - Michael B, Orange County, CA.

"I did alot of research and found Dr. Chao to be one of the leading innovators in the field of corrective surgery. Everyone was very nice and helpful. And Dr. Chao was very upfront and honest with me every step of the way." - David N, Writer, Irvine, CA.

Thank you for entrusting us with your vision. 

"He was highly recommended by my friend - Beyond my expectations! Dr. Chao is as professional and competent in skills as he is warm and personable in his manner."- Janet B, Laguna, CA. 

Dr. Chao not only gave me great corrected eyesight, he also gave me back my career. (a week post-op, I booked a television episode!). Just started playing tennis again & WOW!!! I see the ball so well. I think I'm seeing the ball better than before surgery w/ contacts." - Amy H, Actor, Los Angeles, CA.

"His personal touch and caring staff were wonderful.  The results were excellent.  I highly recommend Dr. Chao - to be able to see clearly again has improved my life." - Lowell H, Business Owner, Orange County, CA.

Excellent referrals; great clinical background and experience.  The entire process from pre-care, preparation, the actual procedure, to the post-care follow up has been great. Dr. Chao was hands-on with every step.  Priceless." - Elaine M, RSM, CA. 

"In wisdom gathered over time
I have found every experience to be a form of exploration."
- Ansel Adams

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Dr. Chao is not active on facebook, twitter, or instagram.

When he's not seeing patients, he's hanging with good friends and family, traveling - most likely fishing somewhere.

Chao Vision Institute specializes in cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive vision conditions and treatments.

See Dr. Lawrence Chao for a consult or second opinion if you are considering eye surgery, including Crystalens ™, Visian ICL™, and LASIK surgery in Irvine, Orange County, or the Los Angeles , Riverside, and San Diego areas.

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