Dr. Tozer's practice includes corneal, refractive, minimally invasive glaucoma, collagen cross-linking, and cataract surgery.
Dr. Kevin Tozer received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, with a minor in Cinema-Television, from the University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering. While there, he graduated Cum Laude and received a prestigious four-year full tuition scholarship. He was awarded several research grants and received the Renaissance Scholar Distinction award, which was given to select graduating seniors demonstrating excellence in two diverse academic fields.
He went on to pursue his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine. In addition to his studies, Dr. Tozer participated in extensive medical research, including a year-long fellowship through the Dean's Scholars Program and the Research to Blindness Foundation. He was also awarded several grants to support his research endeavors.
Following medical school, Dr. Tozer completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan - Kellogg Eye Center. Following residency, he attended the highly competitive Lindstrom Fellowship at the Minnesota Eye Consultants. His fellowship training included cornea, glaucoma, refractive, and advanced anterior segment surgery. Additionally, Dr. Tozer is among the first in Phoenix to offer corneal cross-linking to his patients. This exciting technology treats a number of potentially debilitating corneal diseases while avoiding surgical transplantation.
Throughout his medical training Dr. Tozer has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, authored 6 book chapters, and served as a reviewer for multiple ophthalmic journals. His research interests include utilizing his engineering background for innovation and novel medical devices.
Since joining Tozer Eye Center in 2017, Dr. Tozer has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tozer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the Phoenix Ophthalmologic Society, American Medical Association and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Kevin Tozer is among the youngest surgeons to be voted Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine, achieving this distinction in his second year of practice in 2019.
In his spare time, Dr. Tozer enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys running, golf, basketball, and is an avid football fan.
At Tozer Eye Center patient safety is our top concern. This is especially true during the current coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, based on recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the governor’s office and federal agencies we are scheduling patients only for urgent care visits and emergency surgery at this time. We are rescheduling all routine eye exams and elective surgeries including cataract surgery for a later date. Routine selection and fitting of glasses will be postponed. If the patient has lost their only pair of glasses, please call the optical shop and a replacement can be ordered and mailed out without visiting the optical shop. Contact lenses can also be mailed to the patient.
We are taking special precautions for those patients we do see. We are checking the temperature of everyone, including the staff and doctors, who enters the office. Each patient will be asked a series of screening questions to determine if they might pose a potential risk of infection to other patients or the staff. We are asking that anyone who accompanies a patient wait outside in their car. Patients may also elect to wait in their car and be contacted when we are ready to bring them to the examining room. All surfaces in the waiting room will be cleaned frequently. We have removed many chairs in the waiting room and spaced the remaining chairs appropriately. The exam rooms will be cleaned after every patient. The doctors and staff are wearing masks and gloves at all times when appropriate.
Signs or symptoms for which you might call the office include:
If you feel you have an urgent problem, even if not mentioned above, please call the office at (480) 947-4493. We are spacing out the visits to avoid overcrowding the office and minimize exposure to our staff and patients.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult, challenging time.