Cataract and Refractive Surgeon; Vision Correction Specialist

Daniel H. Chang, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology.  He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Emory University, and finished a prestigious cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Minnesota Eye Consultants.

Dr. Chang has performed over fifteen thousand successful LASIK, PRK, cataract, and corneal procedures. He is Managing Partner at Empire Eye and Laser Center and Medical Director of Empire Surgery Center in Bakersfield, CA. He is also a volunteer surgeon, founding member, and President of the board of directors for Advanced Center for Eyecare, a non-profit clinic that provides medical and surgical care to the underserved in Central California.

Dr. Chang has served on committees for both the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology; and he serves on the editorial boards of several ophthalmic trade publications including “Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.” He has authored and contributed to hundreds of articles and publications on lasers, refractive surgery, and advanced intraocular lenses. He has also been principal investigator on dozens of Phase III and Phase IV U.S. FDA clinical trials, helping to bring many advanced intraocular lens implants to market.

Dr. Chang has given over a hundred submitted and invited presentations at educational and professional meetings around the world, and he trains and advises surgeons globally on vision correction technology. For his decades of contributions to the advancement in Ophthalmology, he was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016 Annual Achievement Award and top honors of “2017 Top Doctors List” in Bakersfield Life Magazine.

Dr. Chang and his wife, Lisa, have 14-year old and 11-year old daughters, Sarah and Abigail. Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with his family, running, traveling, talking about life over a good cup of coffee, and playing with the latest electronic gadget from Apple.

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Daniel H. Chang