John C. Casebeer

John Charles Casebeer, AB '60 died December 14, 2012, in Divide, Mont.

He was an ophthalmologist and a pioneer in keratorefractive surgery. He began his medical practice in 1971 in Flagstaff, Ariz., where he founded Surgical Eye Expeditions International of Arizona and served as its president from 1975 to 1994; he received numerous humanitarian awards for his work serving the ophthalmological needs of the poor, especially in Mexico.

In 1994 he moved his practice to Scottsdale, founding Casebeer Eye Centers Ltd., and in 1997 he returned to his home state of Montana to focus on clinical research, education, and product development.

From 2003 to 2010 he was the founding president and CEO of Choices Anti-Aging Centers. He was a charter member of the Lasik Institute and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons.

He leaves a daughter, Laura, two sons, John and Gregory, a sister, Mary Anne Foster, and two brothers, Harvey and James.

Harvard Magazine July/Aug. 2013