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About Us

Dr. Chen founded Ocean Eye in 2010 because he wanted to create an environment that would deliver the kind of eye care he would want for his own family. Our practice is committed to providing cutting-edge medical and surgical eye care.

We are located in the Scripps Medical Office Building in beautiful Del Mar/Carmel Valley, conveniently off the 5 Freeway. The Scripps Medical Office Building Carmel Valley provides a full-spectrum of medical doctors, from generalists to specialists, and has an abundance of complimentary parking. We offer extended hours to accommodate our patients' busy schedules. We see patients of all ages and provide expert care for a broad variety of eye problems.

Our practice has invested in the best technology available so that we can maintain your eye health at the highest level. Your eye health is our top priority. We also believe that patient understanding is a key component in health care today and we take the time to educate you on your health conditions so that you can be an active, well-informed participant in your health care decisions. We recognize that a visit to the doctor can be stressful, and we take pride in providing a friendly, helpful environment.

Our Doctor

Edwin S. Chen, MD is a graduate of Stanford University and Medical College of Ohio at University of Toledo. After completing his general eye surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital-New York Medical College in Manhattan where he served as Chief Resident, he spent an additional year in fellowship studying the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases at the prestigious Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, a leader in eye care and a pioneering institution in the development of cutting-edge corneal transplantation, including the partial thickness tissue-sparing corneal transplant technique known as endothelial keratoplasty (EK/DLEK/DSEK/DSAEK).

While at Devers and in the years since, Dr. Chen has been recognized as an expert in corneal diseases through his publication of over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Chen has been invited to speak on his research and areas of expertise both nationally and internationally at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Cornea Society, and the European Eye Bank Association. Prior to moving back to Southern California where he grew up, Dr. Chen helped train future eye surgeons as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and later as an Assistant Professor at Jefferson University's Wills Eye Hospital, the oldest eye hospital in the country. His commitment to evidence-based medicine has led him to serve as a reviewer and referee for scientific journals including Ophthalmology (the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology), Eye (the official journal of the Royal College of Eye Surgeons), Cornea (the official journal of the Cornea Society), and Archives of Ophthalmology (the eye-specific publication of the American Medical Association), among others.

In addition to his subspecialty interests in corneal transplantation, Dr. Chen also enjoys practicing comprehensive eye care because it allows him to establish long-term relationships with his patients. He believes strongly that the best healthcare is built on the familiarity and trust that comes from a history between patient and physician.