Founder and Chief Medical Officer
NVISION Laser Eye Centers is an innovative leader in lifestyle surgical eye care with 17 locations in California and Nevada. NVISION is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDV(tm) Crystal Line Laser.
Dr. Thomas Tooma, M.D. Medical Director, Southern California After finishing my ophthalmology residency training in 1983, I decided to sub specialize in corneal transplantation surgery and refractive surgery. It was very rewarding to restore vision to thousands of patients who needed corneal transplantation or complex vision restoring procedures. I taught many physicians and ophthalmology residents these complex procedures. It was not until 1994 that I decided to limit my career to Laser Vision Correction. No other procedure in the practice of ophthalmology has such a profound effect on an individual’s quality of life as laser vision correction has. Patients are so excited with the sense of freedom from the dependence on glasses and contact lenses. I became a principal investigator in the field of Laser Vision Correction in 1993/1994. I helped several excimer laser manufacturers obtain FDA approvals for their lasers in the U.S. Based on my experience as a principal investigator, I have chosen the four lasers that I believe give my patients the best possible chance of getting 20/20 or better vision and the best quality of vision. I will choose the laser that I consider most suited for you. After performing more than 60,000 primary LASIKprocedures, I do sincerely believe that laser vision correction in our center is the safest it can be. That fact, combined with the latest technology, provides us with the greatest chance of providing our patients the highest probability of achieving 20/20 or better vision, safely. Specialties: Dr. Thomas S. Tooma currently limits his practice to refractive surgery. He has performed over 60,000 surgical procedures. As a principal investigator in excimer laser technology, he has taught hundreds of eye doctors refractive surgical procedures and has certified many ophthalmic surgeons in excimer laser surgery. He has been a participant and an invited speaker and surgeon at many national and international meetings