Our LASIK and Cataract Eye Surgeons

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. 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 Staff Makes A Difference

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.

Our regional eye center combines all three facilities under one roof:

Stahl Vision LASIK and Eye Center in Dayton Ohio
Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl & Dr. James Knowles
Eye Doctor: Dr. Kelley Basinger

Laser Vision Correction of Dayton Ohio
LASIK Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl & Dr. James Knowles

Eye Laser & Surgery Center, for Cataracts
in Dayton Ohio
Cataract Eye Surgeons: Dr. Brian Stahl & Dr. James Knowles

Ohio LASIK Surgeon and Cataract Surgeon
Brian Stahl, MD, OD

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 has been selected as the leading 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 area's most experienced cataract surgeons, and is one of the area’s leading eye surgeons 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 30 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.

Ohio LASIK EYE Surgeon and Cataract EYE Surgeon
James Knowles, MD, MPH

James R. Knowles, M.P.H., M.D. is a LASIK surgeon and cataract eye surgeon and is Board Certified in both Ophthalmology and Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Knowles received his Medical Degree at Mayo Medical School and completed a Residency in Ophthalmology and surgery training at Wilford Hall Medical Center as well as 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 and other surgeons provided laser eye surgery as part of the Warfighter Laser Eye Center sponsored by the Department of Defense. He served as a commander and eye surgeon at a major trauma hospital in Iraq, receiving the Bronze Star. Dr. Knowles holds a position as associate clinical professor for the department of surgery at the Wright State University School of Medicine and is a very accomplished LASIK surgeon and cataract eye surgeon.

Dr. Knowles is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Knowles is a welcome addition to the Stahl Vision team, together with Dr. Stahl they are some of the best LASIK surgeons in the Ohio Valley, as well as being some of the most experienced cataract eye surgeons in Ohio.

Stahl Vision LASIK and Cataract Eye Surgeons in Dayton Ohio is conveniently located for patients interested in LASIK surgery or cataract surgery from Sidney Ohio, Springfield Ohio, Urbana Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Cincinnati Ohio, West Chester Ohio, Eaton Ohio, Xenia Ohio, Jamestown Ohio, Franklin Ohio, Springboro Ohio, Waynesville Ohio, Lebanon Ohio, Mason Ohio, Oxford Ohio, and Middletown Ohio.

Our doctors and surgeons are some of the highest rated docs in Dayton. But don’t take our word for it, check them out for yourself!

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