Abraham V. Shammas, MD

Chief Refractive Surgeon/Glaucoma Specialist

For me, the most exciting aspect of refractive surgery is improving the quality of life for my patients. I take pride in giving my patients the miracle of sight without the dependence of glasses or contacts. I look forward to seeing my patients post-operatively and sharing their excitement over their newfound vision. This is the most rewarding benefit of my profession.

~ Abraham Shammas, MD

Abraham Shammas, MD, President of Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County, has been a leader in refractive surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Shammas has performed over 70,000 successful procedures earning him numerous awards for quality patient care, including the Centurion Surgeon and the Quality of Vision Award. The majority of his patients  do not require any further medical or surgical treatment due to the low enhancement rate . And, in an opinion poll conducted by the Orange County Register, Laser Eye Center was voted the #1 LASIK Center for five consecutive years.

Dr. Shammas’ journey to become a vision-correction surgeon began when he was born into a family of ophthalmologists. He received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the American University in Lebanon. From there, Dr. Shammas completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma at the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation at the University of Southern California. He held academic appointments as an assistant Professor in Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service at Texas Tech University as well as at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Providing the latest in FDA-approved technology at the Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County requires continual study. To date, Dr. Shammas has received numerous refractive-surgery certifications, including:

• Nidek Excimer Laser System;

• Nidek Microkeratome;

• Amadeus® Microkeratome;

• Ladar Vision®Excimer Certification Course;

• Conductive Keratoplasty (CK®); and


Dr. Shammas is affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Doheny USC Professionals Association. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and a prior member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Shammas is listed in the Who’s Who in Medicine and holds hospital privileges at San Dimas Community Hospital.

Dr. Shammas has published several articles and abstracts relating to Ophthalmology. He conducts grand rounds quarterly with his fellow physicians and optometrists to further educate and discuss new treatments options for patients.

Dr. Shammas’ wife, Malak, is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine. They have a son and two daughters. Both he and his wife enjoy world travel to destinations rich in culture and adventure.