NVISION Eye Centers

A History With Vision

NVISION was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to better vision. Our network of surgeons, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and support staff offer our patients unparalleled care, helping them to achieve exceptional vision outcomes.

With a strong emphasis on excellent clinical care and superior surgical outcomes, it’s no wonder that NVISION is an innovative leader in ophthalmology and the #1 choice of referring doctors.

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Foundings, Growth & Achievements

When Dr. Tom Tooma established the Newport Beach and Ontario NVISION Eye Centers in 1998, his goal was to provide patients with truly exceptional care. With nearly 25 years of gold-standard care for patients, NVISION has absolutely delivered on that goal.

NVISION has come a long way since those two initial locations. Today, NVISION Eye Centers have performed over 2 million cataract and refractive surgeries across more than 70 locations in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Texas, and Toronto, Canada.

In December 2020, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan acquired a majority stake in NVISION Eye Centers. This partnership enables accelerated growth with an expanded geographic presence, supporting NVISION’s foundational goal of accessible vision care.

Dr. Tom Tooma
1998 Growth

Dr. Tooma establishes Newport Beach and Ontario NVISION Eye Centers

1999 Growth

Dr. Tooma forms joint venture with TLC Laser Eye Centers in California


NVISION is one of the first sites to obtain the FDA-approved Technolas laser


NVISION is the first to complete a LASIK procedure in California


NVISION is the first to complete a femtosecond laser treatment in California


NVISION is the first to use a wavefront-guided treatment in California


NVISION is the first to use a wavefront-guided treatment in California


NVISION is the first to offer femtosecond-assisted LASIK enhancement surgery in California


Forbes Magazine names Dr. Tom Tooma as leading U.S. laser eye surgeon

2010 Growth

Dr. Tooma purchases 8 eye centers in California and rebrands them to NVISION Eye Centers


NVISION is the first to perform cataract surgery with the Alcohol LenSx laser in California


NextGen Healthcare provides electronic health records to NVISION


NVISION is the first to conduct collagen cross-linking clinical trials in Southern California

2012 Growth

NVISION partners with Berg-Feinfield in Los Angeles
Dr. George Baerveldt joins NVISION

2013 Growth

NVISION acquires Meiser Eye & Laser Center in Sacramento
NVISION acquires the Eye Surgery Center in Sacramento
NVISION acquires Capital Eye Medical Group in Carmichael, CA


NVISION is the first to use ORA technology

2014 Growth

NVISION acquires Nevada Eye Care’s two offices in Las Vegas
NVISION acquires Teplick Custom Vision in Portland, OR


NVISION is one of the first in the U.S. to offer breakthrough KAMRA inlay for near vision loss associated with aging


NVISION among the first to offer CentraSight telescope implant for age-related macular degeneration


NVISION performed first KAMRA inlay procedure in Oregon


Dr. Mihir Parikh named one of San Diego’s top doctors


NVISION offers LENSAR cataract procedure to Oregon patients

2015 Growth

Dr. Sheri Rowen joins NVISION
Dr. Jack Weiss joins NVISION
Dr. Jeff Machat joins NVISION
NVISION acquires Walman Eye Centers of Phoenix


NVISION acquires VisuMax femtosecond laser


Dr. Mihir Parikh chosen to lead the esteemed San Diego Medical Society


NVISION offers the Symfony lens to cataract patients

2016 Growth

NVISION partners with Dr. George Simon and the LASIK Custom Vision Centers of Concord and Foster City, CA
NVISION partners with Dr. Robert Ruper in Orange, CA
NVISION partners with Crystal Clear Vision in Toronto, Canada


NVISION is the first to complete SMILE laser eye surgery in Orange County


NVISION offers the first FDA-approved cross-linking procedures for progressive keratoconus


NVISION is the first to offer ReLEx SMILE procedures for myopia correction in Orange County

2017 Growth

NVISION partners with Sierra Eye Center in Sacramento
Dr. James Donovan joins NVISION


Dr. Tooma offers the Visian Toric ICL in Newport Beach

2018 Growth

NVISION partners with Alta Rose Surgery Center in Las Vegas
NVISION partners with HyperSpeed LASIK in Rowland Heights, CA

2019 Growth

NVISION partners with Alvarado Eye Associates in San Diego
NVISION partners with H. Douglas Cooper in Sacramento
NVISION partners with Clarity Eye Group in Huntington Beach, CA
NVISION partners with One to One LASIK in San Diego
NVISION partners with San Diego Eye & Laser Center
NVISION partners with Winston Eye in Fullerton, CA
NVISION partners with Royo Eye Centers in Sacramento
NVISION enters the Arizona market and partners with Hodges Eye Care & Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ
NVISION enters the Washington market and partners with Olympia Eye Clinic & Ambulatory Surgery Center


NVISION is the first to implant the Vivity IOL in California

2020 Growth

NVISION partners with Eye Care Associates in Lebanon, OR
NVISION partners with Bridgeport Eye Physicians in Pasadena, CA
NVISION partners with Eye Associates of Orange County, CA

2021 Growth

NVISION partners with East West Eye Institute (EWEI) in Los Angeles
NVISION partners with Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group in Los Angeles
NVISION partners with Auburn Eye Care in Auburn, CA
NVISION partners with SkyPark ASC in Torrance, CA; the Third Street Surgery Center in Los Angeles, CA; Lynn Eye Surgery Center in Thousand Oaks, CA; and the Westlake Ophthalmology ASC in Westlake Village, CA