Laser Vision Center

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The Laser Vision Center offers LASIK using cutting-edge technology, including wavefront-guided or custom treatment as well as "all-laser" LASIK through the use of the IntraLase™ femtosecond laser. Each of our laser systems is capable of treating a wide range of refractive eye conditions using either conventional or custom modes. For patients who prefer PRK, also known as surface treatment, our surgeons offer the newest techniques, including laser eithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) and epi-LASIK (Epi-K).

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UCSF and its specialists are recognized nationally as leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and research of eye disorders, including laser vision correction. Since 1995, the center has participated in important Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trials that have led to the approval of new refractive technologies such as PRK, LASIK and Intacs insertion.

Our mission is to provide the highest standard of surgical care using the latest techniques, advance the field of refractive surgery through research and educate our patients about surgical and non-surgical vision correction treatment options. We offer free educational evening seminars, patient education materials and personalized consultations about vision correction surgery, including the most advanced laser surgery techniques.

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Getting Here

Laser Vision Center
Beckman Vision Center
8 Koret Way, Room U-519
San Francisco, CA 94143–0644
Phone: (415) 353–2020
Fax: (415) 514–6904

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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If you are interested in learning more about vision correction surgery and the most advanced laser surgery techniques, you can attend our free informational seminar and meet our refractive surgery specialists. Seminars are held on specified evenings from 6–7 p.m. in the UCSF Koret Research Building at 10 Koret Way, next to the UCSF Laser Vision Center.

For more information on upcoming seminars or to reserve a seat, please call (415) 353-2020.

If you are unable to attend an informational seminar, we offer individual consultations that include a comprehensive eye exam, corneal mapping and an in-depth personalized consultation with one of our surgeons.

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David G. Hwang
David G. Hwang, MD
Stephen McLeod
Stephen McLeod, MD
Julie Schallhorn
Julie Schallhorn, MS, MD