The Future of Vision, Today
2024 Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association
Welcome to

Harvard Eye Associates

Welcome to Harvard Eye Associates. For almost 50 years, we have brought our patients the most advanced treatments and procedures in both medical and surgical eye care. Our board-certified physicians have extensive training and experience in each of their specialties and have performed a combined total of over 200,000 surgical procedures.


In most cases, cataracts are an age-related eye condition where one or both of the eye lenses become cloudy over time. Harvard Eye Associates offers patients in Orange County the latest in cataract surgery procedures and premium lens implant options to restore your vision.

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Our Services


The cornea is your eyes window to the world and can be vulnerable to several eye conditions including Dry Eye, Pterygium, Keratoconus, and more. Learn how the Orange County eye doctors and ophthalmologists at Harvard Eye Associates can help with diagnosis and treatment options.

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Regular eye exams are the best way to catch glaucoma before significant vision loss or blindness occurs. The Orange County glaucoma doctors at Harvard Eye Associates offer patients a variety of treatment options that can help preserve your vision for years to come.

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Serving patients in Orange County, Harvard Eye Associates has on staff retina specialists treating a variety of diseases and conditions that affect the retina including Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, retinal tears, retinal detachments and more.

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Harvard Eye Associates offers patients in Orange County a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery procedures to refresh and rejuvenate the areas around your eyes.

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Are you tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses? The LASIK eye surgery specialists at Harvard Eye Associates can help you regain your visual freedom. Our LASIK surgeons offer a variety of state-of-the-art vision correction procedures in a professional, friendly, caring environment.

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General Eye Care

Routine eye exams can detect several eye conditions, including Cataracts and Glaucoma. The eye doctors at Harvard Eye Associates offer patients comprehensive eye examinations at our offices located in Laguna Hills, San Clemente and Orange, CA.

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Our Doctors

Our Core Values

Visionary Excellence

Which means being the best; skilled, innovative and leaders in technology, always prepared to learn.

Seeing Eye to Eye with Teamwork

Which means being cooperative and synergistic with clear communication.

Focused Accountability

Which means being engaged, courageous, and doing what’s right, not what’s easy.

Luminous Compassion

Which means being respectful, supportive, and having a caring spirit.

Contagious Fun

Which means being joyful, enthusiastic, and inspiring.

What Our Patients are Saying


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Love Dr. Diana Kersten!  She removed my Pterygium that had grown into my line of vision.  As you can imagine, having surgery on your eye can be a scary thing.  Everyone at the San Clemente office was so friendly and the staff at the Surgery Center were sweet and caring.  It has been 10 days since the surgery and I cannot be more pleased with the outcome.  Thank you, Dr. Kersten, for what you do!


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Dr. Hovanesian is a superb surgeon--informative and caring.  My internist Dr. J gave him the highest recommendation.

Nuria P.

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So glad I had this surgery. I have great vision and Harvard Eye has taken excellent care of me.

Winny R.

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Dr. Kim is from Heaven..his hands and knowledge are a Godsend...thank you ..thank you ...thank you... Also, Carolyne and the rest of the staff, are fabulous...they make you feel welcome and treat you with respect...I love this place...Thank you for saving my sight !.. I wish all of you have answered my prayers ..I hope yours are answered as well!

Robert P.

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As a local physician, I have known the doctors of Harvard Eye for decades. Their competence and patient care is second to none. Both my wife and I have had multiple surgeries and ongoing care from their offices, both in Laguna Hills and San Clemente. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone and everyone. They have specialists in every area, and can meet all your needs. I'm just recovering from recent cataract surgery with outstanding results! Couldn't be happier!!!

Steve B.

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If your considering cataract surgery this is the place you need to go to! Dr. Teymoorian is the best. Having done both eyes over the past year and half, I can tell you first hand, it's a painless procedure, the recover last about 2 weeks, with eye drops to help the healing process. After the procedure it's amazing what your eyes have been missing, bright whites and amazing colors!

Thomas B.

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We have a lot of experience with doctors over the years, and the first impression the office makes when you call is generally a good indication of how satisfying the relationship will be over time. I knew from that first call to Harvard Eye Associates that we were going to be glad we chose them. My wife had cataract surgery in both eyes with Dr. Keller, and not only was he great (smart, personable, caring), but every single staff member was the same. All are friendly and very good at their jobs. We could not give a better or more enthusiastic recommendation.

Karen L.

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I have been going to Harvard Eye for at least 8 years. I have seen Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Teymorian and cannot say enough wonderful things about each of these doctors. I had a follow-up today with Dr. Teymoorian as I see him every 4 months to treat my glaucoma. The new office is beautiful and very well run. They have taken every precaution in keeping their patients safe during this pandemic. I was not at all concerned going into their offices this morning as I felt very safe. Despite the masks, you could still see the smiles on everyone's faces.

Beverly M.

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I am so thankful for the care I got from Doctor Edward Kim and staff. I had cataract surgery and it was painless. I woke up seeing like i hadn't in over thirty years. I love not having to wear glasses for every day activities. I would highly recommend the surgery if cataracts are making your vision cloudy and you can trust Dr. Kim to exceed your expectations.

Brandon F.

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Dr. Jeffrey L. Jacobs is an absolutely amazing doctor. I came in for a small procedure and Dr. Jacobs was hands down the nicest, most caring, patient, and well-spoken doctor I've ever seen. He really cares about his patients, goes above and beyond, and is a breath of fresh air. Additionally, the office was beautiful, the front-staff and medical assistants were really kind and very organized.

Our Locations

Laguna Hills

23961 Calle de la Magdalena
Suite 300
Laguna Hills, California 92653

San Clemente

665 Camino de los Mares (at Hospital Drive)
Suites 102-103
San Clemente, California 92673


1010 W. La Veta Ave.
Suite 175
Orange, California 92868

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