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Where you go makes a difference on how you will see the rest of your life after LASIK surgery or cataract surgery. The combination of decades of experience, tens of thousands of patients, and our proprietary formulas has our patients seeing better for a lifetime to come. So, if you are looking for the best LASIK surgeons in my area or best cataract surgeons near me, then choose the doctors other area eye doctors choose for their own eyes!
Together, Dr. Brian Stahl and Dr. James Knowles form the most experienced LASIK eye surgeon team in the Miami Valley, and our top rated Ohio eye surgeons are some of the best nationwide. Stahl Vision offers the very best laser technology, the most experienced doctors, and a friendly caring staff. Our experience and reputation for outstanding results has patients from all over the Miami Valley, the state of Ohio, and even the country coming to see us for laser eye surgery.
Our team of managers, techs, nurses, and surgical coordinators truly make the Stahl Vision experience one that stands apart from the rest-- by putting our patients first. From the moment you call, and all through your visit you will see the difference that personalized care makes. Our patients tell us that our friendly staff made a possibly anxious experience an enjoyable one.
Stahl Vision LASIK and Cataract Eye Center in Dayton Ohio
Top Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl, Dr. James Knowles, & Dr. John Gillis
Laser Vision Correction of Dayton Ohio for LASIK Plus PRK in Dayton Ohio
Top LASIK Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl & Dr. James Knowles
Eye Laser & Surgery Center, for Cataracts in Dayton Ohio
Top Cataract Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl, Dr. James Knowles, & Dr. John Gillis
Dr. Stahl is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and surgeon specializing in LASIK eye surgery and cataract eye surgery and has been practicing in Dayton for over 25 years. Dr. Stahl is the area’s best-known surgeon for providing LASIK and Custom LASIK to patients from Dayton and throughout the Miami Valley. He was voted as the #1 eye surgeon in Dayton-- the top cataract surgeon and the top LASIK surgeon. He has been selected as the best LASIK surgeon in Dayton and the overwhelming choice of fellow doctors by a Wright State University study. Dr. Stahl pioneered laser eye surgery including LASIK plus PRK, and CustomVision LASIK eye surgery in Dayton. Using the results of tens of thousands of patients, Dr. Stahl has created proprietary formulas for LASIK treatments, called CustomVision™, that have patients seeing better for a lifetime.
Dr. Stahl is also one of the top cataract surgeons in the area, and is one of the best eye surgeons in the area specializing in advanced cataract surgery with bifocal implant lenses and astigmatism correcting implant lenses. As with LASIK surgery, proprietary formulas here at Stahl Vision have greatly improved implant power selection. The result is happy patients seeing well.
If you were to ask him, Dr. Stahl would tell you what he likes best about being in practice is the ability to help others. In fact, he has been on more than 45 mission trips to more than seven different countries over the years, and helps people here at home as well.
Dr. Stahl received his Medical Degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology and training in eye surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He continues to hold the academic title of Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stahl is a member of numerous academic groups including the International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Ophthalmological Association, and Dayton Area Society of Ophthalmologists.
James R. Knowles, M.D., M.P.H. LASIK SURGEON and CATARACT EYE SURGEON. Dr Knowles is a highly experienced and highly respected LASIK and cataract eye surgeon and is Board Certified in both Ophthalmology and Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Knowles received his B.S. degree from the USAF Academy in Colorado where he was the Cadet Wing Commander. He received his Medical Degree from the Mayo Medical School and completed a Residency in Ophthalmology and surgery training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas. He also has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and completed a Residency in Aerospace Medicine at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Prior to joining Stahl Vision, Dr. Knowles served as the Chief of Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio where he provided laser eye surgery as part of the Warfighter Laser Eye Center sponsored by the Department of Defense. He also served as a commander and eye surgeon at a major trauma hospital in Iraq, receiving the Bronze Star. He retired from the USAF as a Colonel. Dr. Knowles is one of the best and most experienced LASIK surgeons and cataract eye surgeons in the area and state of Ohio.
Dr. Knowles is a member of the American Medical Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Knowles has been a partner with Stahl Vision since 2005. He and his wife, Martina, are active with their local church and community activities. They have five children and five grandchildren that they enjoy traveling to see. Dr. Knowles has been on many mission trips to multiple countries, gaining new experiences and helping patients, over his years in practice.
Patients genuinely appreciate the quality time he spends with them both at the exam and during the procedures (LASIK surgery, Cataract surgery). His calm demeanor puts them at ease as he is known for being both composed and informative. Dr. Knowles is a very personable surgeon, caring enough to call all his patients after surgery to ensure they are doing well and answer any additional questions they or family members may have.
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John F Gillis, MD is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist in Dayton Ohio who is excited to bring his expertise in cataract and general ophthalmology to Stahl Vision. Dr. Gillis received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to complete his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his internship at Wright Patterson AFB, he served as a flight surgeon for two years prior to completing his Residency in Ophthalmology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Dr. Gillis served as academic teaching staff at the Wilford Hall Ophthalmology Residency program training new residents on the surgical and medical management of complex ocular diseases.
Prior to joining Stahl Vision, Dr. Gillis served as Chief of Ophthalmology and Refractive surgery at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. During his time there he focused on diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ocular diseases and conditions. He is an experienced surgeon in advanced cataract surgery utilizing cutting edge lens technology including astigmatism correcting and multifocal lenses. As Chief of the Warfighter Laser Surgery Center he performed Custom LASIK, PRK, SMILE, and ICL procedures to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism for his patients.
Dr. Gillis is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals, presented at ocular conferences, and had the opportunity to participate in medical missions work through his time in the Air Force. Dr. Gillis is excited to join Stahl Vision’s mission of excellence serving the greater Dayton community. looking for the best LASIK surgeons in my area or best cataract surgeons near me, then choose the doctors other area eye doctors choose for their own eyes!
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