December 10, 2003

Dougherty Laser Vision Expands Into Los Angeles

Combines Forces with Steel Advanced Vision to Become One of Southern California’s Largest LASIK Providers and Refractive Surgery Research Centers

Dougherty Laser Vision has expanded into the Los Angeles market through its acquisition of Steel Advanced Vision. With the addition of surgery centers in Los Angeles and Westlake Village, Dougherty Laser Vision now serves an expansive three county area, and offers an unparalleled level of expertise and service.

Steel Advanced Vision was founded in 1976 by refractive surgery pioneer Douglas Steel, M.D., who in 1995 was one of the first surgeons in the US to perform LASIK. Between them, Drs. Dougherty and Steel have personally performed more than 25,000 LASIK procedures.

Now that we are combined, we can provide even better service to our patients!

“We are excited to expand our practice by joining forces with Dr. Steel, who has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s foremost LASIK experts,” says Dr. Dougherty. “Dougherty Laser Vision is growing to become the region’s premiere provider of refractive surgery and ophthalmic services.”

Drs. Dougherty and Steel are renowned for advancing the field of vision correction through surgical excellence and research on the latest advances in treatment. Both have served as FDA investigators for numerous cutting edge procedures. Most recently, they were among just a handful of researchers to participate in the FDA clinical trials of the Staar Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).

“I’m delighted to be a part of Dougherty Laser Vision,” says Dr. Steel. “Paul Dougherty is a uniquely gifted surgeon, and there’s simply no other practice in Southern California that offers our level of expertise, technology and service.”

The newly expanded Dougherty Laser Vision operates four refractive surgery centers located in Los Angeles (Larchmont Village), Westlake Village, Camarillo and Santa Barbara. It is one of the few refractive surgery practices in the U.S. to offer three cutting edge laser technologies including the Alcon Ladarvision laser and VISX Star S4 laser for custom treatments and the scanning-slit Nidek EC-5000 laser.

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