M. Amir Moarefi, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK, SMILE) and anterior segment surgery (Cataracts, Glaucoma, Pterygium, Eyelids). He completed a prestigious Refractive Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Eye Clinic, with a focus on advanced-technology lens implants, clear lens exchange, and other delicate procedures.
Dr. Moarefi completed his residency in ophthalmology at Case Western University – University Hospitals, and interned at UC Irvine Medical Center and the Long Beach Veterans’ Hospital. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School, after completing two Master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Healthcare Management & Administration.
Dr. Moarefi was the youngest surgeon in the country to implant the KAMRA Inlay and one of the first surgeons in his area to implant the Tecnis Eyhance Toric Intraocular lens. He has published and presented several peer-reviewed papers in ophthalmology, including two book chapters on laser vision correction.
Named by Los Angeles Magazine as a “Top Ophthalmologist” three years in a row, Dr. Moarefi has been quoted and interviewed by major publications such as NPR, NBC Nightly News, WebMD, Medscape, and Fox News, for his humanitarian work here in Los Angeles. Dr. Moarefi’s passion for eye surgery extends to mission work in India and Syria, performing sight-restoring surgery on blind patients. Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Moarefi’s professional career led him to Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Cleveland, but he is excited to return home and give back to the community that raised him.
Travel is Dr. Moarefi’s passion, having visited over 80 countries. He has lived in South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, volunteering at medical clinics, teaching English, learning Spanish, and trekking some of earth’s most beautiful environments. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, scuba diving, basketball, and spending time with family.
Dr. Moarefi considers it an honor to be a part of your vision correction journey.