Dr. Douglas Jacobson, MD

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Dr. Douglas Jacobson, MD
Dr. Doug Jacobson MD uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community. He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL. Dr. Doug Jacobson, MD provides state of the art medical and surgical eye care to our Santa Barbara community. A California native, Dr. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Colorado College, then taught in Costa Rica, at Yosemite Institute, and at the Colorado College. He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson completed specialty training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, including Harborview Trauma Center, Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Childrens' Hospital. These hospitals serve as referral centers for a five state area, providing an enormous breadth and intensity of training for selected physicians. Following completion of this training, Dr. Jacobson worked at a multi-specialty group in Seattle providing comprehensive ophthalmology care, including a high volume of cataract surgery. Dr. Jacobson is passionate about treating the whole patient. He believes that part of good eye care is attention to general health, including a healthy lifestyle. He is an avid cyclist and farmers' market shopper, volunteers in the Santa Barbara trail care community, and works to promote a healthy lifestyle in our Santa Barbara community. Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara was the first business gold member of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, and continues to be a strong contributor today. Dr. Jacobson will help you make the best choices for the health of your eyes and your body. Dr. Jacobson volunteers his medical expertise to help underserved individuals through SEE International, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization. He has also made numerous medical missions overseas, providing profound improvements to the quality of life for patients in Ghana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, South Africa, Chile and Guatemala. These experiences are incredibly rewarding, and also provide an enormous volume of surgical experience in cataract and other eye surgeries. Dr. Jacobson uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community. He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL. Visit our website or call today to find out more about how we can help you.

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Holistic, individualized approach. Well informed patients are empowered to make heathcare choices the best suit their personal goals.

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Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara1919 State St Ste 303
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dr. Jacobson Says:

Your vision is precious and deserves the highest quality care available.  Dr. Jacobson MD specializes in expert, state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of vision problems and eye disease to make sure you can enjoy your life fully.  Dr. Jacobson's background includes a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine training at...

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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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I had an inflammation problem with my left eye on a Saturday, called and left a message on what I think was his personal cell phone, and he called me back the same day. He gave me some tips on reducing the discomfort I was experiencing and squeezed me in to be seen and treated 1st thing Monday morning. I'm impressed!
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Dr. Doug Jacobson MD uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community.  He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL.

Dr. Doug Jacobson, MD provides state of the art medical and surgical eye care to our Santa Barbara community.  A California native, Dr. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Colorado College, then taught in Costa Rica, at Yosemite Institute, and at the Colorado College.  He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.  Dr. Jacobson completed specialty training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, including Harborview Trauma Center, Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Childrens' Hospital.  These hospitals serve as referral centers for a five state area, providing an enormous breadth and intensity of training for selected physicians.   Following completion of this training, Dr. Jacobson worked at a multi-specialty group in Seattle providing comprehensive ophthalmology care, including a high volume of cataract surgery.

Dr. Jacobson is passionate about treating the whole patient.  He believes that part of good eye care is attention to general health, including a healthy lifestyle.  He is an avid cyclist and farmers' market shopper, volunteers in the Santa Barbara trail care community, and works to promote a healthy lifestyle in our Santa Barbara community.  Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara was the first business gold member of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, and continues to be a strong contributor today.  Dr. Jacobson will help you make the best choices for the health of your eyes and your body.

Dr. Jacobson volunteers his medical expertise to help underserved individuals through SEE International, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization.  He has also made numerous medical missions overseas, providing profound improvements to the quality of life for patients in Ghana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, South Africa, Chile and Guatemala.  These experiences are incredibly rewarding, and also provide an enormous volume of surgical experience in cataract and other eye surgeries.

Dr. Jacobson uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community.  He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL.

Visit our website or call today to find out more about how we can help you.

Dr. Jacobson's Care Philosophy

Holistic, individualized approach. Well informed patients are empowered to make heathcare choices the best suit their personal goals.

Dr. Jacobson says...

Dr. Doug Jacobson MD specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL and clear lens exchange. 

Dr. Jacobson says...

Dr. Doug Jacobson MD specializes in facial rejuvenation.  Feel and look younger with minimally-invasive injection techniques. Belotero balance dermal fillers and Radiesse volumizing filler  smooth away wrinkles and give your face a more youthful appearance.  You can improve the look of moderate to severe crows feet and frown lines between the eyebrows using Botox Cosmetic onabotulinum toxin A.  With specialized medical and surgical training in the anatomy of the eye and its surrounding structures, Dr. Jacobson MD is best qualified to perform these injections and help you find a more youthful you!

Dr. Jacobson says...

Your vision is precious and deserves the highest quality care available.  Dr. Jacobson MD specializes in expert, state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of vision problems and eye disease to make sure you can enjoy your life fully.  Dr. Jacobson's background includes a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine training at Stanford, specialty training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, and numerous medical missions to underserved patients at home and abroad. Dr. Jacobson MD brings his expert training and extensive experience to the Santa Barbara community.  We look forward to helping you!

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

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Recognition of Eye Care Service Ghana, 8/2008
    • Medical Research Fellwoship Yale, 1/2005
    • Cum laude, 5/1998
    • Medical Service Award Guatelama, 7/2009
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Washington

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Colorado College

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laceration Repair
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy