Dr. Shawn Palmer

Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

Shawn L. Palmer, MD graduated Magna Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1987. He then completed a surgical internship in the U.S. Navy, followed by flight surgery training. He graduated at the top of his class from the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida. As the Gulf War was emerging, he served his country as a Naval Flight Surgeon. Dr. Palmer then pursued his ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia where he received numerous awards for his skills.Dr. Palmer is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is licensed by the state of California.

Dr. Palmer has published numerous articles in internationally known medical journals. Some of his research is leading into new developments in ophthalmology.

Dr. Palmer has a strong focus on refractive surgery. His experience includes LASIK, PRK, as well as other forms of refractive surgery. To date, he has performed thousands of Laser and Ocular procedures.

Dr. Palmer and his family are involved in their community. His hobbies include hiking, biking, skiing, camping, swimming, basketball, and more, which is why he decided to have refractive eye surgery performed on his own eyes.

In addition to his experience as a Laser Vision Specialist, Dr. palmer performs state-of-the-art small incision cataract surgery. He also specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery, diabetic retinopathy, retinal disease, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Palmer prides himself in offering top quality eye care to all people.


Dr. Joshua Baer

Dr. Joshua Baer is originally from Washington state. He attended Brigham Young University on a full scholarship, where he double majored in Pre-Med and Spanish. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish he went on to receive a Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. He completed professional internships at the prestigious Moran Eye Center (University of Utah School of Medicine) and at George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he worked in a clinic devoted to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. He also worked at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona, where he focused on cataract diagnosis and pre-operative and post-op cataract care. He is certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD) by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the California State Board of Optometry.

Dr. Baer likes to travel, and has made several humanitarian trips with other doctors to El Salvador and Mexico to provide eye care for underserved communities there. In his spare time, Dr. Baer enjoys playing and watching all sports, but he roots for the Seahawks, the Angels, and the Celtics (sorry Kings). He also enjoys music, and has sung throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa.