Dawson T. Li, O.D.

Dr. Dawson T. Li, O.D.

Education & Experience

Dawson T. Li, O.D., achieved his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and then earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He practiced optometry in Atlanta for two years, specializing in primary care optometry and LASIK co-management, before coming to Li & Liao Optometry to serve the Bakersfield community in 2001.




Achievements and memberships icon


  • Member — American Optometric
  • Member — California Optometric
  • Past President — Kern County
    Optometric Society


Dr. Li is an empathetic eye doctor — and not just because he understands what it’s like to be a patient firsthand following his own experience receiving LASIK! He finds community service to be extremely important, and is a member of the Bakersfield West Rotary Club, whose primary focus is giving back to the children of Kern County, and the Bakersfield Business Network. He’s also a board member on the Panama Buena Vistan Foundation, which serves kindergarten through eighth grade students in the area. When not in the office, Dr. Li enjoys spending his spare time traveling, skiing, golfing, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

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