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Dr. Gary Kawesch

A graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry Dr. Kawesch earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine; completing his ophthalmology residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in 1992.

He opened his first refractive surgery practice in Northern California in 1992. His original clinic was a small facility in Santa Clara. In 1994, he opened an office in Oakland, and relocated this to Danville a year later. In the "early years" the procedures performed were radial keratotomy (RK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), and automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK, a precursor to LASIK).
Dr. Kawesch opened the first excimer laser center for LASIK and PRK in the South Bay in early 1996 with a facility on Winchester Boulevard in San Jose. By 1999, his practice had grown to the point that larger centers were needed, so he moved his South Bay location to its current site, a 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art center on Saratoga Avenue. Simultaneously, he moved the Danville location to a larger 5,500 square foot facility in Pleasanton.

A board-certified LASIK surgeon, Dr. Gary Kawesch recognizes the importance of forming an individual relationship with each patient in order to provide the best possible treatment. And in order to provide the highest quality service in LASIK eye surgery, Dr. Gary Kawesch uses the industry’s finest technology. His offices are equipped with state-of-the-art lasers, including Bausch & Lomb's Zyoptix®, Nidek's EC-5000, and the Allegretto WaveLight® and IntraLase®.

He has performed more than 40,000 refractive surgical procedures, earned recognition as the premier LASIK surgeon for the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the preferred LASIK provider to the Oakland A's and San Diego Padres. Author of numerous scientific articles in the field of ophthalmology, he shares his knowledge of vision correction surgery with other local eye surgeons, acting as a lecturer and teacher for continuing ophthalmologic education. Additionally, Dr. Kawesch is the inventor and U.S. patent holder of an innovative device and method for measuring patients’ vision.

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