Sidney Gicheru is an ophthamologist based in Irving, Texas who founded LaserCare Eye Center. A skilled Board-Certified Ophthalmologist (Eye Physician and Surgeon), Dr. Sidney Gicheru received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He obtained his undergraduate degree in both Electrical Engineering and Pre-Medical education. He received his Medical degree from the University of Texas–Southwestern Medical School. Thereafter, he completed a Medical Internship at the prestigious Beth Israel Hospital /Harvard Medical School training program. He then went on to complete a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He founded LaserCare Eye Center, P.A. in 2000.
As a comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Dr. Gicheru provides a wide range of eye care services including LASIK surgery, No Stitch, No Shot, Small incision Cataract surgery, ReSTOR lens replacement surgery, Laser treatments for Glaucoma and Diabetes, Eyelid Plastic surgery, Comprehensive eye exams and Contact lenses/Glasses exams. With his background in Electrical Engineering, he uses the very latest laser technology, while focusing on patient safety. It is no wonder that he has performed surgeries on numerous area Doctors and their family members.
Dr. Gicheru is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He serves on the Executive Council of the Texas Ophthalmological Association. He is affiliated with the area’s leading health facilities and health networks including Irving-Coppell Surgical Hospital, Baylor Health Center at Irving-Coppell, Las Colinas Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Irving and other hospitals in the area.
Dr. Gicheru has a real commitment for teaching. In addition to his private practice, he serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at UT-Southwestern Medical School, where he teaches new doctors the latest techniques in Eye Surgery. In 2003 and 2006, the Medical School awarded Dr. Gicheru with an Outstanding Service Award for his work with his students. He has given numerous lectures on such topics as LASIK, Cataract surgery, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy.
On a personal note, Dr. Gicheru was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He has lived in the DFW metroplex for over 20 years. He is married and has two children. For recreation, he enjoys running, hiking, cycling, world travel, electronic gadgetry and golf.
Source: LaserCare Eye Center