Roger V. Ohanesian, MD

Specialist in Cataracts and Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Roger Ohanesian is a board certified ophthalmologist and the founder of Harvard Eye Associates. He received his medical degree from The University of Vermont College of Medicine, and was then selected for a two-year staff appointment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Following NIH, he completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He was later appointed Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and was on staff at Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.

As an acknowledged leader in eye surgery, Dr. Ohanesian has taught medical and surgical techniques not only in the United States, but internationally as well. He has authored several dozens of articles for professional journals and has been lead author of multiple books describing eye diagnosis and surgery that have been translated into many different languages and used throughout the world.

Dr. Ohanesian has a true passion for his profession and for helping others. In 1992, he founded the Armenian Eye Care Project with the goal of eliminating preventable blindness and making eye care accessible to all of Armenia, the home of his ancestors. Since its inception, the Armenian Eye Care Project has been able to treat eye disease, restore sight and change the lives of thousands of people in Armenia. Dr. Ohanesian travels to Armenia twice a year, donating his time to help those in need. He is also active in charitable work in the Orange County community.

Dr. Ohanesian lives in Laguna Beach with his wife. They have one son.

“I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to help so many people live a better life with better vision. What is truly an honor is being able to help people all over the world.”

Financial Disclosures

Own shares of Allergan, Alcon, Pfizer and Valiant Optical as well as other pharmaceutical companies.

Principle investigator for Glaukos and own shares of Staar Surgical as a principal investigator for lens implants.