Dr. David Lyon, MD

Dr. David Lyon, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. David Lyon, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Leawood, KS. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Read his story

11261 Nall Ave

Leawood, KS 66211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
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Blind Hypotensive Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Lyon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lyon "Dr. David B. Lyon is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and strabismus (eye muscle disorders). He received his medical training at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y. After an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He received his fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc. In addition to his private practice with Sabates Eye Centers, Dr. Lyon serves as a professor of ophthalmology at UMKC School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology. His faculty responsibilities include teaching ophthalmology residents in ophthalmic plastic surgery and conducting clinical research. He has authored numerous scientific papers, journal articles and textbook chapters on many aspects of his subspecialty. Dr. Lyon is a scientific reviewer for several national publications. He has held numerous leadership positions within the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and serves on the board of directors for the Vision Research Center."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis


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  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Union College, Schenectady, Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Josephs Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Wisconsin Madison
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lyon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lyon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lyon to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lyon'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 (7)
Mission, KS |
Dr. Lyon eased my concerns by answering all questions I had and carefully explaining the procedure to correct my vision.
Overland Park, KS |
I have been seeing Dr. Lyon since 2014 when cancer caused me to develop Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He is exceptional! He has excellent medical skills, is compassionate, caring and always follows through on what he says he will do. I have been in the medical field and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his type of care.
in Paola |
He did a great job on my eyelids! I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Thank you for your positive review! It means a lot to us!
Independence, MO |
This man is Wonderful. His Staff at the Independence Office location is the best there is. From his Front Desk Staff to the Optical department. This Group is top notch.
in Lee's Summit |
Dr Lyon is absolutely wonderful! He has been treating my daughter since kindergarten. He is incredibly calm, patient and thorough! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing sound ophthalmic advice!
Dr. Lyon was very good with my young daughter that has a vision impairment. He took the time to insure she had a thorough eye exam and patiently explained more about her eye condition to me. All the while, he was warm, calm and reassuring.
in Kansas City, MO |
On September 24, 2015 - Dr. David Lyon was scheduled to do a ptosis surgery on my right eye. Had me wait 2 years to justify the surgery- finally agreeing to do it when I had a truck accident on the right (bad eye) side. I insisted I WANTED HIM - NOT ANY RESIDENT to do ANY part of my surgery having been am optician 30 years and needing excellent vision. Ptosis surgery was done to my LEFT eye per 2 other surgeons by Dr Sarah Dehabi and Dr Lyon who tried claim dictate error - Not responsibility
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lyon accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • National Provider Network
  • Planvista
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Tricare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Hospitals where Dr. Lyon has admitting privileges

Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Saint Luke's South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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