Dr. Charles Zacks, MD

Dr. Charles Zacks, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Zacks, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Portland, ME. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

15 Lowell St

Portland, ME 04102

Contact Information

(207) 523-5357

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

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 1980
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Pacific Presby Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zacks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zacks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zacks to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Zacks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Maine |
I was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy and it was recommended I see Dr. Zacks. My experience with Dr. Zacks and his entire staff has been a positive experience. His staff takes a personal interest in you and it is reflected in the attention and care you receive. My appointments with Dr. Zacks were informative and educational as I became very comfortable in the process we negotiated together. The end result has been terrific.
Portland, ME |
I highly recommend Dr Zacks for cataract surgery. He has a good beside manner and is extremely knowledgable and skilled. My cataract surgeries (both eyes) was painless and the staff was supportive and very professional
in Portland, ME |
I had cataract surgery in both eyes last month. The total experience and outcome was great. The staff at Maine Eye Center were totally helpful. The procedures went smoothly, there was minimal discomfort and followup was excellent. Dr. Zachs was professional and informative. His reputation with his peers as an outstanding eye surgeon is fully deserved. I will recommend him without reservation. C. Voss, M.D.
Yarmouth , ME |
Years ago specialists in Boston and in Nashua, NH had told me I had a progressive eye disorder, so when I moved to Maine I needed a corneal specialist. My eye sight was deteriorating. I was referred to Dr Zacks who correctly diagnosed and treated me. My eye sight improved significantly, but alas I needed cataract surgery, which I had done recently. Dr Zacks did a great job. He is personable, and he and his staff listen and respond to my concerns and questions.
in Old Orchard Beach, ME |
I have gone to Dr. Zacks for many years with the exception of a space in time I was away. I had no issue at all with anything in that office. The wait time was just fine, the rod and staff....oh how they comforted me! I was a nervous Nelly when I had two surgeries there and gosh, they were awesome and, everything the told me to expect was, right on. My follow up appointments were great, very organized with seeing surgical people early morning, in/out. Good Luck!
Boston, MA |
I had cataract surgery on both eyes. I had been to other opthamologists performing this surgery in Maine and was put off. But dr. Zacks and his staff were extraordinary. There is an extra level of professionalism at dr Zacks practice. He is interested in his patients, and kind. I cannot praise my experience more highly.
in Kennebunkport, ME |
I recently had cataract surgery with Dr. Zacks, and am exceptionally satisfied with the results. Dr. Zacks’ mission was not the easiest as I am extremely near sighted. The operation was painless, and my eyesight improved dramatically. Dr. Zacks is very knowledgeable, caring and kind. He answered all of my questions, and made me feel confident in his ability to help me. His staff was very courteous and helpful. Yes, I strongly recommend Dr. Zacks for cataract surgery.
in camden me |
Excellent. Together my spouse and I have seen a number of eye doctors and are able to compare. Dr. Zacks is by far most professional and worthy of patients confidence
in Winthrop, ME |
Very thorough, explains things clearly so that I understand, kind and reassuring. I felt he did a very complete exam, and put me at ease.
in Peaks Island, ME |
I am a 35-year patient of the Maine Eye Clinic, primarily with the wonderful Frank Read, M.D., retired by the time of my right-side cataract-removal/lens-replacement in April 2016. In the six-month run-up to that procedure, I met with Dr. Zacks twice, leading me to be very comfortable with him and the anticipated surgery. The surgery/followup were excellently handled by him. I was especially grateful for my complication-free recovery, as my wife had shoulder surgery at nearly the same time.
in Portland, ME |
Preoperatively, I had two high risk eye conditions. Despite that, the surgery was successful, there were no complications, and my vision afterwards in the operated eye was 20/15. It was difficult surgery for Dr. Zacks, but he gave as much time as was needed to do a good job. I recognize that as exemplary of the highest skill and ethical standards. It is clear to me that Dr. Zacks likes his work and that for him, the patient comes first.
in South Portland , ME |
I am a RN and Dr Zacks did cataract surgery on both eyes. I had an excellent experience with him.& would highly recommend him to everyone .i have been an RN since 1967 so I have had enough experience with doctors to know that he is an excellent MD. Carol Robinson RN
in Rockland, ME |
Dr. Charles M. Zacks, M.D. performed surgery on my right eye on April 21st to remove a growth known as a Pterygium, commonly known as surfers eye. Dr. Zacks explained the procedure and every pertinent aspect of the delicate surgery and recovery time. I underwent surgery and found it to be a pleasant experience due to his professionalism and quality of his staff. Dr. Zacks is a Master at his craft and I was amazed at how quickly I recovered. I am most grateful for this professional ! Thank you
in Standish, ME |
Excellent experience. I would highly recommend Dr Zacks and the Maine Eye Center for all ophthalmology needs. My cataract surgery was quick and easy, the staff was caring and efficient. Thanks to Dr Zacks for giving me better vision than I've had in years!
in Saco, ME |
Dr. Zacks was highly recommended and worth the wait for the appointment for my recent cataract surgery. He is patient, kind and caring and explained the details of the surgery in easy to understand language. I am very satisfied with results of my surgery and would recommend Dr. Zacks.
in Portland, ME |
I highly recommend Dr Zacks. He did surgery on my eye to remove a cataract and did an excellent job. The operation went smoothly and I have had no problems with my eye since. He is easy to talk to and does a very good job at explaining things. If I have another eye problem, I will definitely go back to him.
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Dr. Zacks accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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