Choosing a LASIK eye surgery doctor can be difficult and stressful, but the staff at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists makes your decision easier. All surgeries at Providence Eye are performed by Dr. Reza Mozayeni, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist who has completed tens of thousands of successful laser vision correction surgeries. Dr. Mozayeni is the most experienced LASIK surgeon in the Charlotte region.
Dr. Mozayeni is well-known nationwide for his vision correction expertise, but did you know that he likes to make his own chili on the weekends? While choosing the right LASIK eye surgery doctor may seem difficult, it might be easier than trying to spell his name (Is it Dr. Mozayeni, Dr. Mosiani, or Dr. Reza?).
1. Dr. Reza Mozayeni married his college sweetheart 25 years ago.
Dr. Mozayeni met his wife, Kristen, at their alma mater, Union College. In 1992 they married in Boston, and then Dr. Mozayeni went on to complete his medical studies at Albany Medical College (medical school & residency), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center(internship) and University of Minnesota (cornea fellowship). Fast forward to 2018, and they now live in Charlotte, NC with 3 children; boy/girls twins and a second daughter.
2. Dr. Mozayeni has lived in Charlotte, NC for 18 years.
Dr. Reza grew up in Newburgh, NY, which is about 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. After spending most of his life in New York, the Mozayeni family moved to Charlotte, NC in 2000 from Albany, NY. “I love the pace of life in Charlotte compared to many northeastern cities.”
3. He loves his short commute to work in Charlotte, NC.
“Charlotte isn’t as large as many northeastern cities which makes my commute shorter and family time longer.” Dr. Mozayeni strives for a work-life balance for himself and his employees and ensures that he is home every night for family dinner.
4. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists is 15 years old.
Dr. Mozayeni opened Providence Eye in March 2003 with his practice manager, Rey, and two ophthalmic technicians. “Those early days were very different than today. Let’s just say that I had very long lunch breaks.” He knew that he could provide a better medical outcome and overall experience if he opened his own practice. “I recognized that it was a risk, but I was confident in my skills, as a physician and a person, to deliver a better experience.”
5. First LASIK eye surgery performed at Providence Eye was on March 14, 2003.
“I felt privileged and honored that my first patients trusted me.” From the first LASIK eye surgery to today, his personal and medical philosophy have separated him from his colleagues as a top-notch . “I am extremely proud of our team and the practice we have built.”
6. Dr. Mozayeni earned Best Doctors in America honor 9 years in a row.
Even if many people have trouble spelling his name, Dr. Mozayeni, Dr. Mosiani, or Dr. Reza, they definitely know about his impressive credentials. Each year Best Doctors, Inc. selects their list of top U.S. physicians based on thousands of peer reviews, and Dr. Mozayeni has received the honor 9 years in a row!
7. Dr. Mozayeni likes to make his own chili on the weekends.
No lasers required when Dr. Mozayeni is in the kitchen making chili. That is oftentimes what you will find him doing on a Saturday especially in the fall football season. “I’ve experimented with many different recipes. The one I like the most has coffee, chocolate, dark beer and two different kinds of beef.”
8. Beach or Mountains?
Beach, a Caribbean beach to be exact. “A Caribbean beach is my preference, but I also love the quiet pristine beaches of NC & SC.”
9. Barrington’s Restaurant is Dr. & Mrs. Mozayeni’s favorite date night destination.
“Barrington’s never disappoints! It was a great addition to Charlotte.”
10. Dr. Mozayeni’s favorite sunglasses brand is Maui Jim.
He owns several pairs and highly recommends them to all of his patients. “They give you crystal clear vision every time with great style!”
Choosing a LASIK eye surgery doctor doesn’t have to be difficult. At Providence Eye, we encourage all of our patients to get a second opinion before making their final decision. If you would like to meet Dr. Mozayeni (may also be spelled, Dr. Mosiani or Dr. Reza), contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.