John Kownacki, M.D.

Meet John Kownacki, M.D. an independent laser eye surgeon at The LASIK Vision Institute.

Dr. Kownacki has performed more than 65,000 LASIK refractive surgery procedures . He was the first surgeon in the southwest to perform the newest FDA approved Custom Ablation treatment. He is so confident in the LASIK procedure that he has had LASIK himself, and performed LASIK on his wife, both children as well as his father, mother, and brothers. He is committed to provide you the same quality and attention to detail that he gives his personal family.



Dr. Kownacki received his M.D. degree and performed his ophthalmology residency at St. Louis University. He is the most experienced Board Certified LASIK surgeon in Arizona and was the Chief Ophthalmologist for the Air Force at Davis- Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. He has performed studies in the field of refractive surgery and practices the latest technologies using the most up-to-date equipment. He was certified on the first excimer laser approved in the U.S. in 1995, is now certified on the latest Wavefront and topographic guided excimer lasers.


Dr. Kownacki is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and re-certified twice in the specialty of refractive surgery. He is licensed in good standing in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Missouri.