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**Please be advised we do NOT perform contact lens exams** Dr. Lawrence S. Kahn has been in private practice in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona since 1985. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Cataract and Refractive surgery. He has been voted Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine for 2005. After graduating with honors from the University of New Mexico, he went on to receive his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn trained as a resident in Ophthalmology at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kahn is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Diplomat of the International College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Arizona Ophthalmology Society and the Phoenix Ophthalmology Society. A valued part of Dr. Kahn's practice is Refractive Surgery. Keeping abreast of all advances in the field, he has pursued further education with courses, training and certification in PRK, LASIK and Wavefront technology. Dr. Kahn derives a lot of pleasure and satisfaction from the successful surgical outcome of his patients. Dr. Kahn has performed over 3000 LASIK procedures, including 16 eye doctors and 70 regular physicians and their families. Four days per year since 1986, Dr. Kahn has donated his services to Arizona Medical Eye Unit providing ophthalmologic care to indigent rural Arizona. Dr. Kahn enjoys family, bike riding, weight training, snow skiing, tennis, camping and travel.
Verified Patient Reviews
Everyone very pleasant, helpful & professional. I'll will certainly go to them again. Judy M
I have only visited Dr Kahn three times. Each visit was very well conducted, fully professional and very thorough. The office staff are pleasant, polite, and efficient. I fully recommend this practice for a competent and professional experience.
Professional service. Excellent doctor. Right to the point and knowledgeable.
Little chatter, straight to the point. Rachel was very informative.
Had a solution to my issue. I feel confident in his medical judgement.
He was pleasantly kind, great sense of humor. He also resolved my issue on my first visit. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr Kahn was also knowledgeable and understood my situation
Pretty straightforward and basic Appointment. No complaints.
Great visit very easy going and put me at ease.
Dr. Kahn was good and informative...
Arrived hour early and they had time so I was finished before my appt time.
Very good Dr. Great chairside manner, able to put a pt. at ease with his knowledge and easy going humor. Staff also was very good and knowledgeable.
I was honest with the stars, but I hold this office in the highest regard.
He had an easy going manner. Explained everything about what the results meant after the exam. which saved me asking a bunch of questions. Next appointment will be with Dr. Kahn.
Dr kahn was great and i will definitely continue to see him. Office staff was great.
Dr. Kahn was very aloof...I went in for a total eye exam and to discuss the dry, itchy, discharging eyes I had been experiencing. Once Dr. Kahn came in, he did not listen to or answer my concerns about my vision, he just appeared to rush through the exam, while training another doctor and then push bifocal glasses and prescription sunglasses on me, even after I told him I paid for ik surgery a few years earlier so not to have to wear glasses! I was rushed so much, I forgot to ask about the discharge I was having from my dry eyes, one of the main reasons I made an appointment. Then, when turned over to the glasses salesperson, I find out they don't accept my vision insurance, even though the receptionist told me they did when I made the appointment! I am going to see another, more caring ophthalmologist.
Dr. Kahn was very professional but also set us at ease. We felt like the whole visit to his office to be a very good experience.
I thank the Lord God for answering my prayer and using Dr. Kahn to provide health care for me. I am grateful and happy to receive the blessing.
Even though it was a long wait; they took their time with me and gave me professional attention which gave me reasons to understand the wait.
Very pleased. Would recommend him to a friend.,
The receptionist was efficient, the nurse assistant was professional and friendly, Dr. Kahn was very understanding and professional. The office exam and consultation was a pleasant experience.
Friendly, pleasant, effiecent, a sense of humor
The MD spent time and seemed to listen to what I had to say. His attitude was great. I would definitely refer him to others.
Awesome. The doctor and his assistants were just the best. Thank you for such excellent service.
I was really pleased with the way I could book my appointment online.
You were a person not a number. Dr. Took time to explain different options that you had at your disposal.
It was enjoyable, he was so nice and very cheeryful
He was very nice and helpful, especially during my last visit which I had an issue I was anxious about.
I was very satisfied. He and his staff were very thorough and efficient.
Dr Kahn is very personable. He did a thorough exam and found that my eyes are in good shape.
Great !! All of the staff were pleasant and helpful, Doctor was very informative.
Pleasant and professional. True "old school" medical practitioner.
I plan to return every year for regular checkups
Dr. Kahn is very personal.
Absolutely outstanding visit for my eye exam. Appt was right on time, plus the most friendly & courteous staff you could ever want. AND knowledgable. Dr Kahn & his medical staff were so thorough in explaining the exam results and the choices that I had in improving and maintaining my eyesight. I would highly recommend Dr Kahn & his staff for long term eye care.
Staff very professional and thorough. State of the art equipment
Dr Kahn is soft spoken and very courteous professional but the waiting period for me was way too long. I arrived in his office 15 minutes before 10:00 AM and after waiting for slightly more than 2 hours, I was seen by Dr. Kahn few minutes passed 12:00.. Also, Dr. Kahn has seen me at least 3 times before but it appears he forgot almost everything about me and he asked all those questions which he has asked before and my file containing information about all my previous visits was right in front of him..
Dr. Kahn is excellent, and so is his staff. They are friendly, personable, efficient and very professional, as always.
Dr. Kahn is a cataract specialist. He found an infection that needed treatment before cataract surgery and gave me an immediate recommendation to a specialist in eye infections.
Good experience...professionally handled.
This was my first visit. I liked everything about it except the long wait.
Very pleasant. Everyone was very friendly
Beth was outstanding. Dr. Kahn has a great bed side manner and I felt totally comfortable.
Great friendly assistant and the Doctor was wonderful. Very thorough and explained everything in detail. Would recommend him.
Staff was very professional and friendly. Dr. Kahn was extremely thorough. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Everyone was very nice and helpful.
Very professional and informative.
He friendly and quickly did his exam to diagnose the problem and recommend further treatment.
I had a thorough exam and all staff was great. Dr Kahn explained everything very well. I will be back!
Kind of strange greeted me with a fist bump and a "thats what Im talking about" I had to remind him of the reason I was there. He just seemed kind of disconnected in a fog.
Professional. Personable. Engaged. Relaxed, Instructive. Sensible. I recommend Doctor Kahn and his staff..
Good visit. Very professional and a knowledgable and professional staff. I would highly recommend.
Dr is great, but office manager is very rude.
I was well pleased with the Doctor and the help. Everyone was very professional.
Wonderful service! Would recommend again and again!
I thought he was great! Excellent bedside manner, friendly, and he really took the time to explain my treatment plan. I highly recommend him as a doctor!
All went well.....surgery is scheduled....
VERY competent and pleasant manner. Assistants were also personable.
All the staff at this office was extremely friendly and efficient. Dr. Khan was very willing to explain, in detail, the issues that concerned me and this was very important. The wait time was what I expected and about one half of the wait I had with my previous eye doctor so I had reading material and it really was not a concern of mine.
I had plenty of questions and Dr. K had just the right answers. He was straightforward and matter-of-fact, I like that in a doctor. I would highly recommend him and his entire staff.
Dr Kahn and his staff were very professional & very helpful. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr. Kahn was great. He explained what was wrong and what could be done to fix the issue. I was afraid at first but Dr. Kahn helped me settle down with his friendly personality.
Dr Kahn and staff were extremely efficient and professional.
As always, I had a great visit with Dr. Kahn. He is very knowledgeable, very personable, and he seems to care very much. He is easy to talk to and easy to understand.. The staff is also great and very usefule.
He is very professional, kind, & personable. He doesn't rush you into surgery like the other physician I went to in Apache junction tried to do. my physician back home told me to wait, to avoid complications. Dr Kahn told me to wait. He cares about his patients and does what's best for them. I already recommended him to my friend.
Office staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Kahn is friendly, conversant and explains his treatment strategy. My visit was exactly what I expect it to be.
This is most possibly the best eye doctor you will visit. He was able to help cure my eyes and any worries we had.
He afirmed my suspicion a greedy doctor had misdiagnoised cataracs, and misinformed me as to options.
Great staff, Dr. Kahn was kind and very personable and very good with kids! Glad we came here!
Very professional doctor. Took the time to explain everything that I needed to know concerning my condition.
Over all very good,
I have finally found my new Opthomologist. This man I trusted in the first 5 mins I was with him. He LISTENED to what I had to say and he HEARD me. He didn't rush me, he was very thorough and I couldn't be happier. The woman who checked me out has been with him for 14yrs and that says a lot about them both. She was as sweet and cheerful as they come, but you could tell she knew just what she was doing. The office was run beautifully. Terri Dahlgren
Excellent eye professional. Very comprehensive exam and I learned a lot about my eyes. I have been going to different eye doctors for years; but I feel I got the best exam and information from Dr. Kahn
very pleased. I have complete confidence in Dr. Kahn's opinion, diagnosis and recommendations for corrective action. He is definitely my "go to" source for anything that pertains to my eyes.
just a long waiting to see the dr. over 45 minute.
Dr Kahn was very thorough and intelligent. I went in with my husband about a chalazion and being a big worrier I was very nervous for the appointment, but Dr Kahn was funny and put my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend him.
I was nervous but they put me at ease !!
Pleasant enough office but doctor did not do entire examination, an office assistant did prescription exam/analysis and wrote new prescription, which I find unacceptable. Optical person did not provide sunglasses to protect against bright sunlight. This patient, who had dialated eyes, had to drive 25 miles back home, which was both painful and dangerous. Prices exorbitant.
The receptionist and med assistant were very pleasant and thorough. The doc was a bit off. He finished the exam, directing me to the front desk to leave paperwork without realizing I did not have my contact lends on, and with very poor eyesight had to navigate around looking for them, retrieve my belongings, the trash, in a very dim room and hallway. I then stepped outside into a blinding sunlight with my eyes dilated. I had to wait for quite awhile in my car to be able to drive home. I was never given or told ahead of time about having sunglasses, given any, or told I might need a ride home.
Dr. Kahn and his nurse were both very personable and professional. I was pleased with their service. The front office staff had no idea I was a new patient, and when I mentioned that I was and asked if I needed to fill out additional paperwork, I was simply told to "Sit down until you are called up" (not very welcoming) They didn't know I was there for a problem, though I had filled out paperwork online. They made no attempt to let me know that they were having problems reaching my insurance company, and when another patient inquired as to if they forgot about me (as she was taken in for her appointment before me when her scheduled time was 1/2 hour later) the response was a short "No." When I inquired it was obvious they didn't appreciate the question, and it wasn't until I was ready to leave that they decided I could be seen. I was seen by the doctor almost an hour after my scheduled appointment time. I would be OK with that in itself (though I understand from the others in the waiting room that the office always runs late), if the communication were improved. As someone new to the community, I wasn't impressed with the office staff, though the doctor and his nurse were very kind. First impressions are lasting!
Office staff were efficient and professional, assistant/nurses were excellent in their care.
The staff was inviting and warm
Dr. Kahn and his staff are consumate professionals. After I received excellent care, I learned that my eyes hadn't changed enough to require new glasses. That was a nice surprise!
it was informative but the wait time was horrible. My appointment was at 10:30 and I didn't see him till almost 12. /the staff was nice and the doctor is nice as well. but they have to work on their timing.
It went very well once I was received.
Doctor and staff were courteous, professional, warm and friendly. I would highly recommend.
I am very pleased with his service; very nice man
Dr Kahn and Desert Vista Eye staff were all great to work with. The long wait to be seen was the only negative.
Wait time was horrific. Staff was nice, but Dr. was unapologetic and absent minded.
Dr Kahn is great, very professional, very caring and gives his full attention to my glacoma issues. I will keep his as my permenant Doctor.