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DR. JOHN E. BOKOSKY, F.A.C.S., M.D.

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John Bokosky, M.D. is a renowned San Diego surgeon who specializes in Cornea Surgery and Vision Correction. He is on staff at over ten hospitals throughout San Diego County, including Scripps-Mercy, Sharp Cabrillo, Sharp Memorial, Children's, and Pomerado hospitals.

John Bokosky, M.D. is the former Chief of Ophthalmology at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Currently, he is the Medical Director for the San Diego Eye Bank. Other appointments include Diplomat and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and past President of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society.

His specialized training in ophthalmology includes certifications to perform VISX Vision Correction, to instruct VISX Laser Courses and to perform Intacs procedures. John Bokosky, M.D. has surgical expertise in Corneal Refractive Surgery, including Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK), Photo Astigmatic Refractive Keratectomy (PARK), Laser-Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) and Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK). He also performs Corneal Transplants, Cataract Extraction using Phacoemulsification with Intraocular Lens Implants, Pterygium surgery and Glaucoma surgery. He consults on complicated intraocular lens implant problems and diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, including dry eye, blepharitis, contact lens-related problems, and ocular infections.

John Bokosky, M.D. received his Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases from the University of Michigan. He earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois. He performed his internship at Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and his Ophthalmology residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

John Bokosky, M.D. was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is married and has two children.
Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Urbana Campus
• Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago
• Flexible Internship, Scripps-Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, California
• Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
• Fellowship in Corneal Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Certifications:
• Board Certified, American Academy of Ophthalmology
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Associations:
• Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
• Member, International Society for Refractive Surgeons
• Member, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
• Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
• Member, California Medical Association


DR. PHILIP TAUNTON, O.D.

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Philip Taunton, O.D. earned his degree from Bradford University School of Optometry in Great Britain in 1968. He studied with The New England College of Optometry, where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Ocular Disease and Pharmaceutical Application.

Philip Taunton, O.D. is licensed with the California State Board and passed the National Board of Optometry exams in Basic Science, Clinical Science, Clinical Skills and Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. In 1997, he joined Eye Care of San Diego / California Laser Vision Inc. as a Resident Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist. He specializes in Aphakic, Keratoconusand post-surgical contact lens fitting. Philip Taunton, O.D. attained Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent certification with the California State Board in December 1997, and Treatment Management of Glaucoma in December 2001.

Philip Taunton, O.D. has worked professionally as an Optometrist in Great Britain and South Africa and was involved in providing the first one-hour comprehensive laboratory service for eyeglasses in Durban, S.A.


DR. NEIL CHOPLIN, M.D.

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Neil T. Choplin, M.D. is a graduate of New York University, with a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and served a general surgery internship at Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology at Nassau County Medical Center.

Neil T. Choplin, M.D. entered military service upon completion of residency training and served four years at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. After completion of a Glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, Neil T. Choplin, M.D. transferred to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he is currently the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Service. He holds the rank of a Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps.

In addition, Neil T. Choplin, M.D. serves as a Glaucoma consultant to Eye Care of San Diego / California Laser Vision Inc. and holds staff privileges at Scripps-Mercy Hospital. Neil T. Choplin, M.D.has extensive experience in Visual Field Testing, has written numerous articles and has authored three textbooks dealing with Glaucoma and Visual Field Testing. In addition, Neil T. Choplin, M.D. has been involved with the development of a new technology to assess the retinal nerve fiber layer, the tissue affected by Glaucoma. Examination with this Nerve Fiber Analyzer is available at Eye Care of San Diego / California Laser Vision Inc.

Neil T. Choplin, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is President of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society and serves as Commissioner representing the Society of Military Ophthalmologists on the Joint Commission for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).


Dr. ADRIANA SANCHEZ

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Dr. Sanchez earned her degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2002 where she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Sanchez completed a post-graduate program in Treatment and Management of Glaucoma at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Adriana A. Sanchez, OD has worked professionally as an Optometrist in Colombia after she earned her degree from the University of La Salle in 1992. She worked in a private practice providing eye examinations, vision therapy and contact lens fits. She also provided eye care access for rural low-income elementary schools and small towns and she was involved in training rural school personnel at eye screenings.

Dr. Sanchez is licensed with the California State Board of Optometry with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certification. She joined Eye Care of San Diego in 2002 as a staff Optometrist. Dr. Sanchez provides primary care optometry and contact lens fitting services. Dr. Sanchez is also fluent in Spanish


DR. ASA MORTON, M.D.

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Asa Morton, M.D., a native San Diegan, received his undergraduate degree from Revelle College, University of California, San Diego. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine he took time to fulfill a childhood dream of flight and served five years as a Navy jet pilot. Having realized his dream of flight Asa Morton, M.D. was able to pursue his medical training. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. During this time he was honored with selection to the prestigious Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, later serving as President of the local chapter. Upon graduation Asa Morton, M.D.was awarded the Surgeon General Award for academic excellence, medical professionalism and leadership skills.

Asa Morton, M.D. completed his internship and ophthalmology residency training at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, during which he was selected as the Intern of the Year. Upon completion of his residency Asa Morton, M.D. was assigned to the Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, where he ran the Ophthalmology Department. Selected for the highly competitive University of Michigan program (Go Blue), Asa Morton, M.D. spent 2 years studying and operating with innovators in the field of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the eyelids, forehead, face, orbits and lacrimal system.

Asa Morton, M.D. served as the Director of Oculoplastics and Orbital Reconstruction, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, more commonly known as the "President's Hospital". At present he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Morton is committed to volunteering on various humanitarian surgical missions and education programs for medical providers in developing nations. Over the past decade he has served as both teacher and surgeon in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala. Asa Morton, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Asa Morton, M.D. brings this extensive training and experience to Eye Care of San Diego / California Laser Vision Inc., offering Facial Rejuvenation services.

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