Dr. Lisa D. Garbutt
Board-certified ophthalmologist Lisa Garbutt, MD, joined Coastal Vision in 2014. As a fellowship-trained surgeon, she specializes in cataract surgery, corneal transplants, LASIK, and certain oculoplastic procedures to improve vision such as blepharoplasty. She is also extensively trained in DSAEK, a breakthrough technique for treating corneal diseases.
In addition to treating medical and surgical diseases of the eye, Dr. Garbutt enjoys being involved in various FDA trials conducted at Coastal Vision. She completed her medical degree cum laude at Boston University School of Medicine and received her ophthalmology training at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Shiley Eye Institute. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
"One of the main reasons I became an ophthalmologist is because it gives me the opportunity to make a significant difference in someone's life. We often take our sight for granted, and don't realize how important it is to our everyday functioning, enjoyment, and happiness until it is compromised."
"I enjoy introducing the science and innovation of ophthalmology into my patients’ lives. The advancements in this field are moving swiftly forward each year, and allow me to provide the best care possible. Most importantly, I have the utmost respect for the trust of a patient, and aim to use my training, experience, and skill to enhance their quality of life."
Dr. Garbutt is well respected and well liked by her patients, as well as her peers, for her compassion with patient care, her meticulous surgical skills and her comprehensive approach to ophthalmology. She has successfully performed thousands of cataract and cornea surgical cases prior to joining Coastal Vision.
Happy to be in Orange County, where she grew up, Dr. Garbutt enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.