Dr. Kohler received his undergraduate training at Northwestern University and his Optometric training and degree from Illinois College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he served his military commitment as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was appointed Chief of the Ellsworh Air Force Base Eye Clinic in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Dr. Kohler served for eleven years as Director of Clinical Services and research for Continuous Curve / Hydrocurve Contact Lenses in San Diego California. He was the co-designer and developer of the first F.D.A. approved lath cut ultra thin soft contact lens, toric soft contact lens, extended wear soft lens, and soft multifocal contact lens in the United States. Dr. Kohler has lectured, consulted, and published articles on various aspects of soft and rigid contact lens design and fitting.
Dr. Kohler has now practiced in Coronado for over 25 years. He is a member of the American and California Optometric Associations, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. He also co-manages refractive and cataract surgeries and his practice is affiliated with leading laser and eye surgery centers.