Christopher J. Kurz, M.D.
Dr. Christopher J. Kurz joined Virginia Beach Eye Center in 2012 after years of dedicated service as a flight surgeon, field surgeon, instructor and international humanitarian mission leader in the United States Air Force. From his most recent position as director of the USAF Warfighter Laser Refractive Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, Dr. Kurz brings advanced skills including those of refractive laser surgery, intraocular lens implantation, corneal transplants and cataract extraction. He holds awards for outstanding medical service in this country as well as with Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Dr. Kurz received his M.D. degree from the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine where he received honors in clinical clerkship. Dr. Kurz completed his residency in ophthalmology at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium followed by fellowship training in corneal disease and refractive surgery from the John A. Moran Eye Center in Salt lake City, Utah.
Growing up in Huntington Beach, California Dr. Kurz enjoys anything to do with water including sailing, surfing, and volleyball. He and his wife are now happily at home in Virginia Beach with his daughters Tessa 6, Lucy 3, and first son Warren 2, newly arrived here through the couple’s first international adoption.
Hear what Dr. Kurz’s patients have to say:
“Excellent Lasik experience at VA Beach Eye Center. Once I made my decision to move forward with having my vision corrected I researched possible procedures and had evaluations with a couple highly rated local providers. VA Beach Eye Center was by far the most thorough, professional, and least pushy. Lasik is not something I’m looking for a ‘deal’ on….not like shopping for a used car which is the feeling I received from other Lasik providers. My Surgery Coordinator was Julianne H. who was friendly, professional and very willing to provide answers to all questions and concerns I had regarding the procedure. I was able to meet Dr. Kurz a couple times prior to my actual surgery who was also very professional, informative and at no point did I ever feel pressured into making a decision to follow through with Lasik. I would say my experience was outstanding and the results were probably well above average. Pre Lasik I was practically legally blind without contacts or glasses. Post Lasik I have 20/15 vision with virtually no side effects (slightly dry eyes when I wake up early in the morning, nothing a couple lubricating drops don’t fix instantly, this has gotten better over the past couple weeks). Post opp you have one day of basically laying around the house with your eyes closed, the day after surgery I was seeing very clear just sensitive to bright light, and after a week of medicated drops a few times a day I am 20/15 and back to normal eye comfort. I should mention I am just over 2 weeks out of surgery and I have zero discomfort. I should have done this a long time ago. Thanks Virginia Beach Eye Center, Julianne, and Dr. Kurz!”- Chris Lamy
“As a long time patient of Virginia Beach Eye Center, I am so pleased with all the services I have received from emergency eye care to routine eye exams to cataract surgery. Everyone from the receptionists to Dr. Kurz treat me as though I am the First Lady of the United States. Even though I live and work in Norfolk, I will drive to Virginia Beach to see these professional, pleasant and welcoming people. I have recommended Virginia Beach Eye Center to my friends. The entire office, bathroom and surgery suites are always immaculate. I can’t praise you all enough. Thank you! Thank you!” – Elizabeth Ann Mootry
“I was fortunate to have Dr. Kurz perform cataract surgery on me in November 2014. After wearing glasses for over 70 years I am now able to read, sew and do so many other things without glasses. I now only use glasses to drive and watch tv. What a difference it has made in my life. The day of surgery I was taken care of from arriving at the center until I was discharged later in the afternoon. The staff is exceptional. They could not have been more professional or caring. It was a wonderful experience. My thanks to Dr. Kurz and the entire staff. You have made such a difference in my life. I would highly recommend Virginia Beach Eye Center. Thank you so much.” – Kathleen Horey
“Everybody at this office is professional, and beyond courteous… they are incredibly nice. Dr. Kurz had the best chairside manner I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend this office for optical needs as well as ophthalmology if you need it. First class business and a wonderful experience for me.” – Jimmy Masters
“I had the best visit from your office that I have had from a doctors office. All of your techs I feel went out of their way to make it a pleasant visit. They always explained what they were going to do and asked if I had any questions. The big one was when I was in one of the waiting rooms and DR. Kurz came in to get me.He checked my eyes again and explained what he could do to fix them. When I got to Andrea to set up the surgery appointment she gave us a couple of choices. Now for getting the surgery set up she said what needed to be done. In closing I am glad that it only took one hour for the eval. The last place took three hours and done by at least six techs.I will recommend any one to your practice.” – Jim Hahn
“I have been a patient of Dr. Kurz for the past year. The entire staff have treated me with kindness and professionalism. The receptionists have especially been friendly and helpful. Janna Ives, the optical manager, was highly accommodating in helping me with my new glasses. Thank you for your fine staff.”– Jean Strangways
“Staff very professional. The tech that did my refraction was very knowledgeable. She never made me feel like I was failing. Loved Dr. Kurtz. I will definitely make this my permanent eye care center.”– Martha L. Gentry
“I would love to tell the World about my experience in this office. I was going blind, Dr. Kurz and the Virginia Beach Eye Center gave me back my sight with 20/20 vision. I never had 20/20 vision before, wore glasses since 1st grade, and actually still unable to see with glasses. I lost hope, until Dr. Vaid told me that going blind was unacceptable and referred me to The Virginia Beach Eye Center, and I had no insurance, from Dr. Kurz and all the office staff were kind, compassionate and very professional. I love Dr. Kurz and the complete staff there and I really can’t thank them enough. Thanks Always” – Blanche Jackson.
“I am very pleased with my recent cataract surgery. Dr Kurz is a very skilled and compassionate Eye Surgeon.I am happy I chose him to do the procedure. I would highly recommend Virginia Beach Eye Center, pleasant and knowledgeable staff.” – Cheryl Klein
“I had the cataract removed from my right eye a week ago. I knew the cataracts were diminishing my vision, but I didn’t realize just how much I was missing out on until it was corrected. If you have the opportunity to clear your vision–do it. I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I was nervous beforehand but found the procedure was completely painless. They were patient and knowledgeable. They clearly communicated what they were doing and what was expected of me after surgery. I am looking forward to having the cataract removed from my left eye next month by Dr. Kurz. I highly recommend this facility. Please call these dedicated people if you have any questions or concerns about your vision. They have truly changed my life for the better.” – Angela Short