Why Choose DLV Vision
We’re a Vision Center that Stands for Quality
At DLV Vision, we champion a patient-first experience and embrace cutting-edge eye surgery technologies. Because we’re locally-owned, our eye care professionals only answer to you, meaning we’ll always go the extra mile to give you truly personalized solutions — and even better results. As part of our commitment to constant growth and improvement for our care, we also support our doctors’ continued education in the latest treatments and tools. In short, we only offer the best, because nothing is more worthy of quality than your vision!
The DLV Advantage
DLV Vision has always been a cut above when it comes to what and how we provide for our patients. We’re proud to stand out — whether it’s because of our doctors who boast a depth of expertise, how we personalize your experience with us, or that we offer the most unique selection of eye care services in our region. No matter how you found your way to us, we’ll be by your side every step of the way to help you see your best.
Hear What Our Patients are Saying
We’re not just reliable providers of vision correction surgeries: we’re true experts. Our doctors have diverse backgrounds and training in the full scope of ocular surgery, and they’re always staying on top of what’s next in the industry so they can provide truly modernized care. Dr. Dougherty — DLV’s founder and leader — has even directly helped in multiple FDA studies testing the effectiveness of new laser and lens-based vision correction technologies!
When you’re in our exam or operating room, you can rest easy knowing you’re under the care of experts who have performed thousands of successful surgeries. Dr. Dougherty alone has performed over 40,000 refractive procedures, including on many other doctors!
Paul J. Dougherty, M.D.
Paul J. Dougherty, M.D., is the Medical Director of DLV Vision and is one of the nation’s most experienced laser and lens-based vision correction surgeons.
Houman Vosoghi, M.D.
Dr. Houman Vosoghi is an ophthalmologist that specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.
Asha Balakrishnan, M.D.
Dr. Asha Balakrishnan is a fellowship-trained cataract, refractive, and cornea surgeon as well as a board-certified ophthalmologist.
Joseph Chen, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Chen is a Board Certified glaucoma expert who specializes in laser assisted and premium cataract surgery, as well as the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma.
Xiaolin (Lynn) Zhang, M.D.
Dr. Xiaolin (Lynn) Zhang is a dry eye specialist and Board Certified ophthalmologist who is expertly trained to perform refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeries.
Anh Le, O.D.
Clinical Director Dr. Anh Le grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA where he earned his first undergraduate degree in neuroscience and was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.
Sidra Qadri, O.D.
Dr. Sidra Qadri grew up in Houston where she attended the University of Houston and double-majored in psychology and biology with a minor in health sciences.
Soseh Markarian, O.D.
Dr. Soseh Markarian immigrated to the United States after high school and attended the California State University at Northridge, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in chemistry.
Wide Range of Services
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to vision correction and eye health. While we offer the most common procedures, like LASIK and premium cataract surgery, we also have other services as well. Your eyes are as unique as you, and we’ll work with you to understand what treatment is best for you based on your goals and needs. In addition to refractive and cataract surgeries, we offer refractive lens exchange (RLE), general ophthalmology, advanced dry eye care, glaucoma and retina treatment, and more.
In-House Cataract Surgery
DLV Vision is proud to restore eyesight lost due to cataracts with our in-house cataract surgery options. This is an excellent alternative for patients who have an HMO, a high deductible PPO insurance, or no insurance at all. You don’t need to go to another surgery center — even if you’re uninsured! Our team of experts use high-tech tools and equipment in our cataract surgery and can even offer premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), to enhance your vision after surgery, potentially reducing your reliance on glasses or contact lenses. We offer a range of payment plans to make this procedure accessible to everyone and can even do surgery on both of your eyes on the same day!
Our team uses state-of-the-art technologies to perform your surgery and is expertly trained in three different excimer laser systems, as well as two different keratome technologies. We’re the first in the region to carry the Swiss-made Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser for cataract and LASIK surgery and INTACS ring incisions. And to position ourselves on the cutting-edge of ocular surgery, we offer CATz (Topography Guided LASIK). Dr. Dougherty also helped develop the EVO Implantable Collamer™ Lens (ICL) from Visian, being one of four surgeons in the U.S. to be in the Elite Master’s Club of STAAR Surgical, the device’s manufacturer.
Lifetime Enhancement Policy
At DLV Vision, we believe in providing great vision for life — and we carry out that mission with our Lifetime Enhancement Policy. If you choose to be a part of this program, you will need to get annual eye exams to ensure you stay on top of your eye health, and in return you may be eligible for free or discounted enhancement procedures! For more information about opting into this policy, reach out to our knowledgeable team!
We proudly serve those in need with the eye care they deserve by partnering with the Andrew Dougherty Vision Foundation. This organization trains surgeons on the latest cataract and refractive surgery techniques, and provides pro bono vision correction procedures to underserved populations and war-torn or disaster-stricken areas.
Begin your journey to worry-free, clear vision and discover how we’ll go above and beyond for you — schedule a consultation today at DLV Vision!
We provide southern California with easy access to exceptional services and experienced surgeons. Each of our convenient locations boast the same high standard of care, so no matter where you visit us, you can be sure you’ll always receive the best treatment and results.