Dr. David Wallace, MD

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Cornea & Refractive Surgery | Male

LA Sight 11600 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Get Directions
Dr. David Wallace, MD
Dr. David Wallace, MD is a cornea & refractive surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

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Dr. Wallace's Care Philosophy

Dr. Wallace is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implants and other methods of vision correction. He is a firm believer in and advocate for public accountability of professionals including doctors and surgeons. Medicine is at its core a service profession, not unlike the hotel and restaurant business. Yet the consumer of medical care has no tools to help guide medical care decisions like a Michelin hotel guide, a Zagat restaurant survey, or the statistical equivalent of a baseball player's batting average. He has helped implement surgical outcome tracking and reporting systems within his private practice and for other LASIK providers, to both monitor and improve results for recipients of laser care, and provide the public with accurate statistics about safety, efficacy, stability and accuracy of laser vision care.

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    Dr. Wallace's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wallace to family and friends
    4.7
    based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Wallace's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Sunnyvale, CA |
    Dr. Wallace and the entire team at LA Sight is incredible. My husband and I just completed our LASIK surgery yesterday, and today have perfect vision. Apart from the stellar results, the team made me feel extremely comfortable the whole time. They were easy to work with, kind, and accommodated our schedules. We traveled from the Bay Area for the procedure, and they worked worth us to have everything done from initial consult (Wed), procedure (TH), and post-op check-up done (Friday morning).
    Los Angeles, CA |
    When one doctor (who you trust) refers you to another doctor, that's a pretty good start. Which is how I came across Dr Wallace. From the moment I walked into their office, and spoke with the front-desk staff, I had a great feeling about the place. During the exam, Dr Wallace explained the procedure, my options, insurance, etc. The next day, at 7 am, I was in surgery. During the process, Dr Wallace was explaining step-by-step, what was happening. Their follow-up was equally detailed.
    in Marina Del Rey, CA |
    I perceived Dr Wallace as having a good sense of humor and a very professional demeanor. I'm overall very impressed with the level of care and service that his clinic offers. The price of lasik was amazingly affordable (compared to other local providers), and still the consultation office was very clean, comfortable and inviting. The staff seemed pleasant and accommodating. And, the lasik procedure itself was as comfortable as lasik can ever be.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    LA Sight was better than I imagined. I'd wanted to get Lasik for years, and I finally decided it was time. I was very anxious and nervous about the procedure, but the amazing staff put me at ease. Everything was done efficiently and professionally. I could see from the moment the procedure was done, and my vision was almost perfect by the next day. I would recommend LA Sight to any and all of my friends who are interested in getting Lasik. It's absolutely worth it. Thank you, LA Sight doctors an
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    I would not recommend this place for Lasik surgery. I had my operation done in October 2015. It's been only 6 months since my surgery and I started noticing black floating objects in my vision when going outside in broad daylight. When I called the office to schedule an appointment to get it checked out the secretary said that I would have to pay $200 to get it checked out. I was furious, I paid $3,500 to get this Lasik procedure done and now I'm being charged $200 for a check up. Outrageous!
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    Dr. Wallace's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Wallace is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implants and other methods of vision correction. He is a firm believer in and advocate for public accountability of professionals including doctors and surgeons. Medicine is at its core a service profession, not unlike the hotel and restaurant business. Yet the consumer of medical care has no tools to help guide medical care decisions like a Michelin hotel guide, a Zagat restaurant survey, or the statistical equivalent of a baseball player's batting average. He has helped implement surgical outcome tracking and reporting systems within his private practice and for other LASIK providers, to both monitor and improve results for recipients of laser care, and provide the public with accurate statistics about safety, efficacy, stability and accuracy of laser vision care.

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    Dr. David Wallace is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implants and other methods of vision correction. A graduate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, he completed his internship at UCLA and his ophthalmology residency at USC Medical Center's Doheny Eye Foundation. In private practice since 1983, he has performed over 25,000 LASIK treatments and over 14,000 lens implant procedures.

    Dr. Wallace was named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of "LA's Best Doctors" , and has been quoted in the New York Times Los Angeles Times , and Business Week magazine, among others. He has authored numerous scientific papers in professional journals and several articles about laser eye care in the lay press including LASIK For Pilots in Plane & Pilotmagazine.

    Dr. Wallace is a firm believer in and advocate for public accountability of professionals including doctors and surgeons. He has helped implement surgical outcome tracking and reporting systems within his private practice and for other LASIK providers, to both monitor and improve results for recipients of laser care, and provide the public with accurate statistics about safety, efficacy, stability and accuracy of laser vision care. 

    Dr. Wallace says...

    Dr. David Wallace is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implants and other methods of vision correction. He has performed over 25,000 LASIK treatments and over 14,000 lens implant procedures.

    At LA Sight we customize our treatments, tailoring them to the visual needs of each patient.  We discuss treatment options at length and explain advantages, and possible limitations of any proposed plan.  This takes a bit more time than any "cookie-cutter" approach but allows patients to achieve outstanding results with proper and reasonable expectations.

    Dr. Wallace's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Visx award for "Most Educational Website", 2004
      • Regent's Scholar, University of California, 1977
      • Alcon LADAR "Centurion Surgeon" award, 2006
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Tumor
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
    • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
    • Cataract, Congenital, With Microcornea or Slight Microphthalmia
    • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
    • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
    • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
    • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
    • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
    • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
    • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
    • Cataract, Zonular
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Strain
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Farsightedness
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Keratoconus Posticus Circumscriptus
    • Myopia, Type 6
    • Nearsightedness
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Severe Myopia
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Ulcer
    • Vascular Disease
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1977

    • Internship Hospital
      UCLA Harbor Med Center

      Completed in 1978

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Harbor Med Center

      Completed in 1979

      Usc Med Center

      Completed in 1983

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Doheny Eye Fdn

      Completed in 1980

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At San Diego

      Graduated in 1973

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Eye Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • LASIK
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy