Dr. W. Andrew Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D.

Fresno LASIK Surgeon
Dr. W. Andrew Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. W. Andrew Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D.

  • A true LASIK expert, with over 30 years experience LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures like PRK.
  • A true cataract surgery and lens implant (IOLs) expert, with over 30 years experience. 
  • Performed over 15,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures and over 15,000 lens implant (IOL) procedures (which often includes cataract surgery).
  • Surgical Staff at Fresno Surgical Hospital
  • Edited two ophthalmology textbooks, published has published over 50 peer reviewed-scientific papers and given presentations and lectures on ophthalmology throughout the world.
  • Included on the Health Grades Honor Roll and has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America for over two decades.


Credentials and Qualification
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Insight Vision Center

Contact Form for Dr. Andy Maxwell at Insight Vision Center

Main Office: (559) 449-5050

1360 East Herndon Ave., Suite #103 & 201
Fresno, CA 93720

Chestnut Office: (559) 492-3547 

7015 N. Chestnut Ave., Suite
#101 Fresno, CA 93720

Madera Office: (559) 492-3547

509 S. "I" Street, Suite C
Madera, CA 93637

Fresno Surgical Hospital: 559-447-5050 

1360 E. Herndon Ave., Suite #201
Fresno, CA 93720

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. W. Andrew Maxwell has extensive qualifications that that Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ estimates place him among the top 1% of LASIK laser eye surgery and refractive and cataract surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Maxwell has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Maxwell’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top vision correction, LASIK, and cataract surgeons include:


  • Over 30 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 30 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Over 30 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 15,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 15,000 lens implant (IOL) procedures

Premier Patient Care

  • "All-Laser" LASIK (bladeless) using the IntraLase laser
  • Wavefront Based ("Custom") LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Use of iLASIK Procedure- WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic implants and toric implants
    • Limbal Relaxing Incisions
    • Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems and complications from LASIK surgery or another vision correction operation or cataract surgery originally performed by another eye doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have had their LASIK or other refractive and cataract surgery performed by Dr. Maxwell

Professional Credentials

Additional Career Highlights

  • Has been listed among the “The Best Doctors in America” several times
  • Keynote Surgical Speaker: Achieving Emmetropia: The Goal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in the 1990’s. Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Best Paper of Session Award: Prospective Evaluation of Posterior Capsular Opacification and YAG Capsulotomy Rates and Visual Acuity Outcomes with Small Incision IOL’s. American Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society, Seattle, Washington
  • Mericos H. Whitten Award Speaker. LASIK: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 11th Annual Symposium: Vision in Ophthalmology, La Jolla, California


  • Undergraduate: University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
    • Herbert Kraft Scholarship
    • Warden Award in Food Science
    • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Masters Studies: M.S. in Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis
    • Institute of Food Technologists Fellowship
  • Doctorate Studies: Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of California at Davis
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Intership: Internal Medicine University of California at Los Angeles
  • Residency: Residency in Opthalmology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    • Resident and Fellows Research Paper Competition:,First Prize, Los Angeles Eye Society: paper on Corynebacterium endophthalmitis
    • Scientific Paper Award for Studies on HLA Antigens in Herpes Simplex Keratitis Ophthalmology Residents and Fellowship Symposium, Jules Stein Eye Institute

Surgeon Bio

Andrew Maxwell, M.D., PhD, entered private practice in Fresno in 1980 after earning his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completing his residency at UCLA.

As one of the country’s innovators in refractive surgery and a leading investigator of intraocular lens implants for cataract surgery, Dr. Andrew Maxwell has imparted his knowledge to hundreds of physicians from around the world through seminars and symposia. His expertise has been displayed as editor of two ophthalmology textbooks and as author of over 50 scientific publications.

Dr. Andrew Maxwell is dedicated to keeping Insight Vision Center on the leading edge of technology and providing patients with the most advanced and comprehensive eye care services available.

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