NVISION Eye Centers Tom Tooma M.D., Founder
Dr. Tooma, the founder of NVISION Eye Centers, has performed over 120,000 procedures and knows that LASIK and cataract surgery at NVISION are as safe as can be. He has performed LASIK surgery on hundreds of physicians, including 250 eye doctors. Dr. Tooma believes that the combination of experience and technology gives NVISION patients the highest possible likelihood of achieving their best vision through LASIK and lens replacement procedures, such as cataract surgery.
A pioneer in the world of LASIK surgery, Dr. Tooma has been a principal investigator in the field of laser vision correction since 1993. He helped several excimer laser manufacturers obtain FDA approvals for their lasers in the United States. He holds the record for many firsts: He was the first doctor in California to perform LASIK surgery and the first to perform custom Wavefront-guided LASIK. He was also the first in the United States to use the femtosecond laser (IntraLaseTM FS30 — bladeless all-laser LASIK), which is safer and more precise than a traditional blade.
Dr. Tooma also takes a refractive approach, to his cataract and lens replacement procedures using the LenSx® laser and the most advanced technology lens options available. These exciting technologies allow patients to experience their best vision possible with independence from corrective lenses for most, if not all, of their daily activities.
Dr. Tooma received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in ophthalmology. At Loma Linda, Dr. Tooma specialized in complex anterior segment reconstruction, some of the most complex procedures performed in ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Emory University Department of Ophthalmology in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been board-certified in ophthalmology for more than 25 years.
For Dr. Tooma, helping patients achieve their vision goals is his passion. “I feel privileged and blessed to participate in what is a life-changing experience for my patients,” he said. In his spare time, Dr. Tooma serves on medical teaching missions to Romania, Bulgaria, China and Fiji, helping to teach local ophthalmologists new surgical techniques. In 2008, he and his wife, Marta Tooma, DDS, founded the Mission at Natuvu Creek in Fiji, which serves 250,000 people with medical, dental and eye care needs provided by visiting physicians.
Dr. Tooma is the most thorough and professional ophthalmologist I have met. His world class facility is on par with his world class staff. My surgery went very well and I have amazing results. The experience was better than I thought. I would recommend NVISION and Dr. Tooma to anyone.
I would highly recommend Dr Tooma.
I had my original LASIK surgery done by Dr. Tooma in 2003, it was a life-changing event. On September 15, 2016, 13 years later I went in for an enhancement to both eyes as my vision had slipped to 20/40. The staff was friendly courteous and did a good job of walking me through the procedure. Dr. Tooma has a great demeanor that made me feel comfortable and relaxed during both procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. Tooma to everyone that is considering having the procedure done.
Dr. Tooma is the absolute best.
Dr. Tooma is the absolute best. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my vision. I was extremely nearsighted and the improvement in my daily life was huge. I would recommend NVISION to anyone, it is well worth the cost.