Lawrence Chi Chao, MD

Lawrence Chi Chao, MD is the founder and president of Chao Vision Institute, a private eye clinic located in Tustin Ranch, California. Dr. Chao is Fellowship-trained in cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive surgery. Dr. Lawrence Chao has personally performed over twenty thousand cataract, LASIK, and corneal refractive procedures.

Prior to establishing Chao Vision Institute, Dr. Chao held numerous clinical faculty positions at University of California Irvine including Clinical Instructor, Director of Refractive Surgery at the Beckman Laser Institute, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and Medical Director of the Gottschalk Eye Clinic prior to establishing Chao Vision Institute.

Dr. Chao received his Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St Louis Missouri. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He completed advanced surgical training in Cataract Surgery, LASIK, and completed his Corneal Refractive Fellowship at UC Irvine. He then went on to compete
his ophthalmology residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Cente in New York.


Chao Vision Institute


5175 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite #102

Long Beach, CA 90804 USA

Telephone – 949-679-2426

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