Dr. Chaffin is the founder and Medical Director of Nevada Eye Consultants and Eye Surgery Center of Northern Nevada. He has over 25 years experience in Ophthalmic Surgery and has performed more than 25,000 cataract operations– making him one of the Nation’s most experienced cataract surgeons. Dr. Chaffin is a frequent contributor of articles on advanced cataract surgery techniques, and hosts other Ophthalmic Surgeons who study cataract surgery under his direction. He is a lecturer at National and International Ophthalmology meetings, and serves as consultant to several Cataract Surgery instrument and intraocular lens companies. He is the only surgeon in Northern Nevada awarded the Crystalens Center of Excellence, an award bestowed upon only 50 cataract surgeons in the country.
In his many years of experience working in the field of Laser Vision Correction surgery, Dr. Chaffin has performed over 10,000 LASIK surgery procedures. He is the area’s most experienced ICL surgeon and the region’s only recipient of the Visian ICL award of Excellence. His satisfied patients have included doctors, other ophthalmic surgeons, professional athletes and celebrities. Dr. Chaffin exclusively uses the iLASIK “All Laser” bladeless surgery technique which is proven to provide superior safety and superior vision compared to traditional blade LASIK surgery. His expertise in Laser Vision Correction has been featured on local television, radio, and the syndicated “Health on Your Side” television broadcast.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Chaffin moved to Northern Nevada in 1994. He attended the University of California, Davis, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with highest honors. He received his Medical Degree from the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine, and studied Ophthalmic Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, where he was elected Chief Ophthalmology Resident. He spent an additional year teaching advanced ophthalmic surgical procedures to ophthalmology residents.
Dr. Chaffin lives in Reno with his wife and their two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and taking advantage of numerous outdoor activities available in the Reno/Tahoe area. He also gets a great deal of pleasure from offering new opportunities to former wearers of corrective lenses.
As an avid skier, golfer, and kite surfer, Dr. David Chaffin knows firsthand the benefits of clear, unencumbered vision. He also understands the apprehension many people have of vision surgery. That’s why he and his staff take the time to thoroughly explain the procedures beforehand, and continue to explain each step of the way.