John Hovanesian is an ophthalmologist in Laguna Hills and a member of the teaching faculty at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Recognized internationally for his research in optimizing the quality of vision after laser vision correction, he specializes in corneal and refractive surgery. Prior to developing an interest in laser vision correction, Dr. Hovanesian published research about improving the vision of glaucoma surgery patients at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor where he also attended medical school and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society as an undergraduate.
Dr. Hovanesian is an Eagle Scout, a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and a recipient of their highest award for volunteer service. He is the chairman of the Orange County Association of Armenian Young Professionals. His hobbies include swimming, playing piano, and performing magic. Dr. Hovanesian resides in Laguna Beach with his wife, Tanya and their three children.