NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - NVISION Laser Eye Centers' CEO Todd Cooper announced today the appointment of Dr. George Baerveldt, an internationally renowned glaucoma surgeon. Cooper says Dr. Baerveldt will be performing surgery at the Laguna Hills and Newport Beach NVISION locations. 

"As we continue to grow and expand our business throughout California and beyond, we seek surgeons with impeccable credentials and experience to underscore NVISION's status as a premier provider of eye surgery services," says Cooper. "Dr. Baerveldt's international reputation is based on his glaucoma research and surgical innovations."

He developed the Baerveldt™ Glaucoma Implant and presently holds six patents related to this invention. He also invented Trabectome®, a minimally-invasive glaucoma surgical instrument for the treatment of adult and infantile open-angle glaucoma which is performed worldwide. In 2012, the American Glaucoma Society awarded Dr. Baerveldt with the Innovator Award for these surgical contributions."

Born and educated in South Africa, Dr. Baerveldt obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria and his residency in ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1980, Dr. Baerveldt was head of St. John's Eye Hospital in Johannesburg when he was recruited as a full-time faculty member at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California.

In 1994, he accepted a faculty position as the Director of Glaucoma at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he remained until joining University of California at Irvine in 1999 as Director of Glaucoma. He was the Irving H. Leopold Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in Irvine from July 2003 - November 2008.

About NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers has 15 locations throughout Southern California from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser -- the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for refractive cataract patients.

With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino.

For more information, visit or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).

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Jennifer Heinly
J&J Consulting