Best Eye Doctors in Los Angeles

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Last updated 5/15/2020
Dr. Assil discusses the AEI advantage

Two of Assil Eye Institute’s Los Angeles ophthalmologists scaled the Best Eye Doctor Los Angeles list for 2020, according to the prestigious Los Angeles Magazine survey. The influential directory is based upon a physician’s standing within their peer group and surveyed 1,400 doctors in Los Angeles County.

 

Dr. Kerry Assil was named for the fourth year in a row. He formed the Assil Eye Institute (AEI) in 1995 with Dr. Robert Sinskey, known as the father of modern cataract surgery. AEI is recognized for its standard-setting level of eye health care and continuous efforts to advance the fields of laser refractive surgery and intraocular lens implantation. 

 

Also, Assil Eye Institute’s Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur, a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Cataract, LASIK, and Glaucoma Specialist was also named to the 2020 Los Angeles Top Ophthalmologist list.

 

“Being recognized by my peers is a prestigious reward in and of itself,” said Dr. Assil, who has performed more than 70,000 eye surgeries and authored or contributed to more than 100 textbooks. “But our patients are the real beneficiaries of the clinic’s ongoing goal of providing the highest level of eye care in the nation.”

The Award-winning best Los Angeles eye doctors near you

 Assil Eye Institute is nationally recognized for its continuous efforts to advance the fields of laser refractive surgery, cataract, intraocular lens implantation, and the treatment of eye diseases.

 

AEI specialties include: 

 

 

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Our treatments and procedures include: 

 

  • Artificial Iris Implant
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Contjunctival Nevus Removal
  • Cornea Transplantation
  • Corneal Inlays
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • CRAO
  • CRVO
  • DELIT
  • Diabetic Eye Conditions
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • ERM (Epiretinal Membrane)
  • Eye Floaters and Flashes
  • Eyelid Conditions
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
  • Intraocular injections
  • Iris Conditions
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Limbal Relaxing Incisions
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Holes
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Ocular Herpes
  • Presbyopia
  • PRK
  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Pterygium (Surfer's eye)

The most experienced, dedicated team and best eye doctors in Los Angeles

 Patients at AEI are seen by the best eye doctors Los Angeles, who include: 

 

Dr. Kerry Assil

 

Dr. Kerry Assil has a following of patients in all walks of life from worldwide — celebrities, star professional athletes, leaders of industry and medical specialists.

 

Dr. Assil is also known for his teaching abilities, and has helped 14,000 eye doctors in cataract and refractive surgery. He also takes his teaching experience to prestigious colleges such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Baylor and Duke University.

 

The doctor enjoys his wife, three children and dog Milo at his home in Santa Monica. He is well known for giving financial support to community organizations.

 

Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur

 

Dr. Avneet Sodhi Gaur is known for her depth of expertise as a result of performing literally thousands of cutting-edge eye surgeries.

 

The board-certified doctor has achieved special training in cataract, LASIK and glaucoma procedures. 

 

Dr. Sodhi Gaur has also achieved experience in implants and minimally invasive procedures such as iStent, OMNI 360 and Xen gel stent.

 

Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina 

 

Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina achieved her ophthalmology training at prestigious Stanford University. After her graduation from that school, she completed a specialized program studying the retina at UC San Diego. 

 

Now one of just a few thousand retina-vitreous experts in the US, Dr. Pilyugina brings to AEI a unique skill set in the treatment and surgery of retinal disease.

 

In addition to practicing hands-on ophthalmology, the doctor is noted for writing research papers, speaking at conferences and taking part in clinical trials.

 

Dr. Pilyugina also fills the role as Chief Editor for the New Retinal Physician.

  

Dr. John May

 

Dr. John May is an invaluable member of the AEI team of doctors. He is considered to be an expert in geriatric optometry and earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

 

While attending college at Holy Cross, the doctor competed in varsity track, and earned a duel degree in art history and biology. He took his advanced doctorate degree from the State University of New York and completed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Health Center. He is a well-known instructor who also lectures and organizes grand rounds. 

 

Dr. Lindsay Harris 

 

Dr. Lindsay Harris graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. At AEI she is known for her unparalleled opthamological skills.

 

While attending the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, she tutored professional colleagues in the classroom — a position that earned her numerous academic achievement awards. 

 

Prior to AEI she spent her fourth years at school taking part in clinical rotations in private practices and the William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Center and Hahneman Hospital. 

Los Angeles’ leading ophthalmology group 

The team of doctors at Assil Eye Institute pride themselves on providing patients the highest quality of eye care in the nation. In keeping with the founding principles of AEI, our Los Angeles ophthalmologists offer a comfortable and family friendly environment, much like how family-run medical practices used to be.

 

internationally recognized for its compassionate patient-centric care, Assil Eye Institute, its commitment to innovating advances in ophthalmology and its dedication to supporting the health and well-being of not just its patients, but also of their community.

 

Dr. Assil’s life-long commitment to advancing the field of ophthalmology is can be seen in his body of work developing new surgical techniques and advances in laser surgery. He lectures around the world and has taught advanced surgical skills to over 10,000 ophthalmologists internationally. AEI has participated in dozens of FDA clinical trials, as both lead investigator and team member, testing new ophthalmological devices and surgical techniques.

Giving back to the community 

Our ophthalmologists are proud of their academic accomplishments and reputation for providing advanced eye care, but one of the our founding principles is giving back to the community.

 

Assil Eye Institute has partnered with charitable organization, both at the local and international level. Locally, we have teamed with the Southern California Lions to provide pro-bono services through the Assil Sight Fund. This fund continues to provide charitable eye care services to Southern Californians on a weekly basis. Our eye surgeons also travel internationally on medical missions to under-served populations.

 

Assil Eye Institute continues to be laser-focused on our founding mission of providing state-of-the-art health care in a caring and compassionate environment. We are driven to advance the field of ophthalmology and give back to our community every day.

Why choose Los Angeles' Assil Eye Institute for your eye care? 

The doctors at Assil Eye Institute offer world-class eye care and vision correction specializing in LASIK, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma treatments and a lot more. At AEI, you will experience state-of-the-art medical facilities that bring together revolutionary technologies with the most experienced hands in ophthalmology. Our goal is to help you achieve your personal best vision.

 

For more information or to request appointments, please call (866) 945-2745 or visit us here to make an appointment.

 

Schedule your consultation with our Los Angeles Eye Doctors now!

 

 

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