Scott F. Lee, O.D.
Director of Clinical Care and Research
Dr. Scott Lee provided full-time preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing laser vision correction, CK, presbyopic lens procedures, and many other advanced eye procedures, such as Intacs, pterygium surgery, and corneal transplantation, for example. He is the founder and director of the Research Program at Pacific Vision Institute.
Dr. Scott Lee was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated at the top of his class from UC Irvine with B.A. in Arts. An accomplished artist, he was, nevertheless drawn to the rigor and precision of science, especially visual science. Dr. Lee found his passion for art and science united in the pursuit of post-graduate optometric degree at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry - one of the top programs in the United States. His graduation thesis, "Effect of mechanical microkeratome in LASIK surgery on nerve fiber layer thickness", was one of the most significant contributions to this important field. After completing his degree in optometry, Dr. Lee pursued three additional years of subspecialty studies, including specialized work at the Travis Airforce Base.
As the founder of the Research Program at Pacific Vision Institute, Dr. Lee has been the Principal Investigator on studies involving IntraLase, Wavefront Aberrometry, Optical Coherence Tomography of the Anterior Segment, and the new pharmaceuticals. Some of his publications include: "An introduction to IntraLase LASIK," "Anterior segment OCT diagnostic guide," "IntraLase vs. mechanical microkeratome", etc. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the eFocus newsletter to the optometric community of the Bay Area and he is the creator of SightGags cartoons - that look at the humorous side of vision.
Dr. Lee had LASIK vision correction at Pacific Vision Institute, as did his wife, Chrystine, and his brother Kenneth.
While some of us are lucky to have perfect vision throughout our lifetime, many are not. Impairments can be the result of problems in the way our eyes are built or in some cases, changes take place over time.