Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD

Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

5438 Centre Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Contact Information

(412) 681-8505

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CSX Railroad
  • 20 More

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very high
more than 84% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 88% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Chun's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chun "Dr. Benjamin Chun graduated from a combined program from Dartmouth and Brown Universities with an MD. During his medical school training, he joined the Health Professional Scholarship Program with the United States Army. It was during these formative years that he established not only his knowledge but his passion for eye care. We see every patient as a new opportunity and challenge with the ultimate goal always to pursue better vision for a better life!"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chun "Dr. Chun became the Medical Director of The Cataract & Laser Institute in 2007.  It was at this time that the model of care has been designed around patients' needs and providing them with a higher level of quality of service as well as affordability.  We do this through innovative design, excellent customer service, and the efficient use of technology.  

Our entire team believes in building trust based partnerships with our patients.  Rather than simply writing a prescription and sending you on your way.  Your primary care provider, (PCP) will collaborate with us as your long-term eye health advocate.  Dr. Chun will help you manage your eye heath issues and navigate complex decisions, and empower you with the knowledge and guidance you need to make positive changes.  We use diagnostic tests appropriately, wary of the risk of over-diagnosis, and strive to ensure that follow-up plans are clearly understood.

Moreover, we're focused on caring for you in a holistic manner, taking all aspects of your over all health and lifestyle into consideration.  To help you restore and maintain optimal eye health, we've made some specialty services available to you on-site at select locations.  As we grow, we'll continue to add more services to make our care as comprehensive and effective as possible.

Dr. Chun is here for all your eye health needs, bringing you the peace of mind that comes from having a trusted advisor in your corner, and should you ever require a surgery, we'll help you make the best possible choice, and we'll ensure a well coordinated approach.  




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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Shunts
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chun to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (9 with comments)
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice! The input and feed back from you and all of our patients is very important to us. We always desire patient's expectations to be met upon arrival.  ...

Dr. Chun's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Chun provides professional personalized care. His eye exams are thorough. He explains your eye conditions and offers treatment options. You make the best decisions together. The staff is kind, caring, professional and organized. You are treated as a person and not just a number. The cataract surgery I had was completely explained to me and scheduled by staff along with follow up appointments. Dr Chun is an amazing physician/surgeon. I am pleased with the care I received.
Dr. Chun and his staff display the knowledge and the skills needed to provide healthcare at the highest level. The entire team was extremely friendly and helpful throughout my visits and I will treasure this experience for years to come!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Chun's staff was friendly and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Chun explained my problem to me and gave me his opinion on the treatment I should receive. I am very happy with the treatment I received at his office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chun
in Pittsburgh, PA |
For a serious condition as glaucoma, his lack of explanation is appalling to me. He could have used diagrams, pictures or even the plastic model of the eye in his office to better explain this serious illness and what he found in my eyes when he did his examination. He seemed to be in a big hurry and didn't welcome questions at all.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Pittsburgh, PA |
I went there for laser hair removal and this doctor supposed to do it. The office was a complete dirt, the doctor was so rude, and while I question him if he had experiences with laser hair removal burning, he said can I ask you to go to other places. He officially kicked me out of his office. He was very rude and not flexible. The office was a mess, I think it hadn't been cleaned for years
in Pittsburgh PA |
Tonya is awful. She needs to find another job or stay at home. Rude. Not professional. Does not make office visits or phone calls pleasant.
Canonsburg, PA |
The Blonde heavy set woman who answers the phone and checks you in and out is verbally abusive and rude to us and moody and bi polar so we are finding another dr. She makes us feel bad everytime. When we call she verbally treats us bad and like I said she is verbally abusive. We have been in the office and witnessed her treating her other patients like that in person and on the phone that she stormed away so why do they keep her with elderly patients or any patients?
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Too long of a wait Unprofessional slow office staff
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Dr. Chun accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna HealthFund HDHP
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Care Security
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Care Security PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Lincs
    Blue Lincs HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Select
    Blue Solutions HMO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • CSX Railroad
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana HMOx
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • March Vision Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • Opticare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program
    TRICARE Dental Program
    TRICARE Extra
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
    TRICARE Prime Overseas
    TRICARE Prime Remote
    TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    TRICARE Retired Reserve
    TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
    Tricare South
    TRICARE Standard Overseas
    TRICARE Young Adult - Standard Option
    TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (Prime Remote)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option (USFHP)
    TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option Overseas
    Value Options
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan
    Enhanced Bronze HMO
    Enhanced Gold HMO
    Enhanced Silver HMO
    Essential Bronze HMO
    Goals Gold HMO
    HealthyU HDHP
    Inside Advantage Gold PPO
    Inside Advantage Platinum PPO
    Inside Advantage Silver PPO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life Deductible With Rx HMO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life High Deductible With Rx PPO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life HMO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life Rx Enhanced HMO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life Rx HMO
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life Rx PPO
    Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - UPMC for Kids
    Premium Bronze PPO
    Premium Gold PPO
    Premium Savings Gold PPO
    Premium Savings Silver PPO
    Premium Silver PPO
    Secure HMO
    UPMC Community Care HMO-SNP
    UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage Plan
    UPMC for Life Options HMO-SNP
    UPMC for You - Medicaid
    UPMC for You Advantage HMO-SNP
    Value Gold HMO
    Value Plus Gold HMO
    Value Plus Platinum HMO
    Value Silver HMO
    Vision Advantage PPO
    Western Pennsylvania HDHP
    Western Pennsylvania HMO-High
    Western Pennsylvania HMO-Standard
  • Vision Benefits of America

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Hospitals where Dr. Chun has admitting privileges

UPMC McKeesport
1500 5th Ave
McKeesport, PA 15132
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Upmc Mercy
1400 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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