Welcome to Our Practice
Elson Lai, MD, is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon and proud to serve men and women throughout Los Angeles County at Rosemead Eye Center in Rosemead, California. A product of nearby Arcadia High School, Dr. Lai went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in molecular and cell biology. It was as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley that he first developed a fascination with the eyes.
After graduation, Dr. Lai attended the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he served as surgical chief.
Dr. Lai trained in a number of innovative surgical techniques during his ophthalmology residency, including intraocular lens implantation during cataract surgery. This technique involves replacing the eye’s natural lens with advanced artificial lenses. These lenses not only fix cataracts but correct astigmatism and multifocal vision, allowing patients to be less dependent on glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Lai’s interests include cataract and refractive surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and treatment and management of glaucoma. He belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology. His volunteer work includes providing free eye exams to the community at the Taiwanese Lions Club of San Gabriel Valley and training ophthalmology residents at LAC+USC Medical Center.
It’s Dr. Lai’s philosophy that his patients deserve the same quality of care that he’d provide for his own family. He’s excited to be back in Southern California and providing compassionate care that uses the most cutting-edge techniques available.
"Dr. Lai is very professional and approachable. He explained the process of the exams and results very clearly and was glad to answer any questions that I had."
"Dr. Lai is very detailed and professional and he cares about his patients. He takes the time to answer questions, no rush at all...The facility is clean.."
"Rosemead Eye Center is a truly impressive end-to-end experience from booking and engagement, to the facilities, to the actual consultation and post-visit services."