Dr. Krzysztof Gwizdak or “Dr. Krys” as he likes to be called, has lived most of his life in Long Beach and surrounding areas. His family came here from London, England, his birthplace, when he was just two years old. He received his Doctorate degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1993 after having graduated from California State University at Long Beach and Millikan High School, also in Long Beach.
Working in various settings, from private optometric practices to ophthalmology surgery/research offices to lasik surgery centers, has given Dr. Gwizdak a wide range of experiences in the eye care field. Some of his most interesting and rewarding work was as a clinical investigator for FDA phase III research studies. These were studies designed to allow approval of revolutionary new medications for the treatment of various eye diseases. Many of these medications are in use today. One of the most important studies he was involved in was for the approval of Allergan’s Restasis. This is the first eye drop of its kind that treats dry eyes by actually stimulating tear production. In November of 1999, Dr. Gwizdak underwent LASIK surgery to correct his nearsightedness. To this day, his vision is still excellent. Like most other people that have had laser surgery, he will still tell you “It’s the best thing I ever did for myself.“
Dr. Gwizdak came to Seaview Optometric in the summer of 2002 to help Dr. Bisson with a rapidly growing practice. His expertise in pediatrics, refractive surgery, and ocular disease (especially dry eyes), is a wonderful complement to the many services already offered at Seaview Optometric Center.
Dr. Gwizdak is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Rio Hondo Optometric Society. In his spare time, he donates his time and energy to such fundraising events as the annual Revlon Run/Walk for Womens’ cancers and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Fishing, tennis, snow skiing and water skiing are some of the doctors favorite outdoor activities. He also enjoys competitive bass and tournament deep sea fishing and has placed top-5 in most of these events. Being the father of two wonderful girls, Izabella and Liliana, does not leave much free time these days. Fortunately, the girls enjoy spending every spare moment they can with “daddy”.