Dr. David Lubeck, MD

Dr. David Lubeck, MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. David Lubeck, MD is a cornea & refractive surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in cornea & refractive surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

150 E Huron St Ste 1000

Chicago, IL 60611

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Lubeck's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lubeck "David Lubeck, M.D. is a founder and world-renowned surgeon at Arbor Centers for EyeCare, specializing in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Lubeck is passionate about surgery, teaching and innovation. Dr. Lubeck teaches cataract and refractive surgery to ophthalmologists all over the world, focusing on new technologies and safe and efficient eye surgery. He is regularly a first to perform complex procedures providing patients with outstanding surgical outcomes. Most recently, Dr. Lubeck is once again leading the way in refractive laser cataract surgery with the use of the Alcon refractive cataract suite, including the LenSx Laser. This technology allows for unique precision during parts of cataract surgery. He has practiced in the Chicago area since 1989 and been responsible for the introduction and advancement of many cutting edge procedures and technologies. Dr. Lubeck has strived to become an effective teacher to patients and other doctors alike. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and lectures regularly. Dr. Lubeck has developed curricula that have been integrated into surgical teaching programs across the USA and abroad. He has hosted and participated in live surgery programs in China, India, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Philippines, and the USA. As the host surgeon in the greater Chicagoland area, Dr. Lubeck led the effort in recruiting patients, surgeons and to operate while the surgery was broadcast to thousands of people via satellite. This type of training program allows many to experience the teachings of skilled surgeons, such as Dr. Lubeck, in real time. Dr. Lubeck specializes in managing conditions involving the front segment of the eye. These include corneal diseases, simple and complex cataracts, tear dysfunction, refractive abnormalities, infections, certain cancers, injuries, and congenital malformations. He employs the latest medical, laser and surgical treatments to restore and preserve the sight of his patients. Over the last decade, he has been most compelled by advanced technology lens implants, laser refractive cataract surgery, partial thickness corneal transplants, and "all laser" vision correction. With a father as a respected ophthalmologist in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Lubeck grew up appreciating the marvelous things that eye surgeons could accomplish. He developed artistic talent and precise dexterity as a jeweler and metal artist. He furthered these skills working as a silversmith in London, England before starting medical training. "My father's influence and my love of detailed precise hand work gave me the tools to become an accomplished surgeon. Amazing teachers and patients throughout my career have encouraged me to continue growing and learning as a surgeon." Dr. Lubeck is described by his patients as "remarkable", "caring", and "very talented". His colleagues describe him as "humble", "an amazing surgeon", and a "great educator". Dr. Lubeck also enjoys snowboarding, competitive sailing, videography and photography. He speaks French and a little Spanish and Italian. His wife, Jeanne, is a successful organizational consultant and part time university professor. His son, Charlie, is a musical theater and television actor. He has two daughters, Zoe, a filmmaker, and Olivia, who does finance for tech start-ups. The Lubecks have two over-indulged Westies."
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3  Specialties

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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23  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Josephs Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Flinders Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lubeck has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lubeck's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lubeck to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Lubeck's 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 (3)

My experience was 5 stars from start to finish with Dr Lubeck and his staff. From initial call to his office to accommodating my need to be seen next day, I would recommend him to everyone. During our consultation, he was very informative, personable and patient with my questions and concerns....more
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It's been 8 yrs since I had Lasik with Dr Lubeck and still 20/20! Best $ ever spent. I had been wanting to do it for 5 yrs but was too nervous. Then I learned a neighbor, her mother, and her mother in law all had Lasik with same doc and all were very satisfied. The rest is history. The man's a...more
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Dr. Lubeck calls me his 'baby patient' because at age 46, I developed a cataract in my left eye.The thought of anyone poking around in my eye terrified me, but Dr. Lubeck put me completely at ease by thoroughly explaining the procedure to me, each step of the way - before during & after the...more
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