Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD

Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 86% of peers
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Lustbader's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Greater Baltimore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Wilmer Inst/Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Georgetown University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lustbader has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lustbader's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lustbader to family and friends
25 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lustbader'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 (16)

Dr. Lustbader is the consummate professional, a gifted surgeon, and trusted medical practitioner. Through every step of my recent surgeries, he thoroughly explained the medical diagnoses and answered every question and concern thoroughly. Both surgeries were a complete success, and I have no...more
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I have already recommended Dr. Lustbader to several friends and relatives. He and his staff are outstanding.
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The lady in reception could be a bit more organized - called several patients up and only then told them she needed their Id, or insurance card making them having to walk back to their seats and back to her. Started only at 8am not a minute before even though room was full with people. Makia the...more
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Couldn't be happier with Dr. Lustbader's work and that of his support team. He has a great personality and is completely focused on you. Generous with his time. Patiently and pleasantly answers all questions. I would not not hesitate to recommend him!
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The total experience was outstanding! Dr. Lustbader was very relaxed and took ample when he provided his explanation, in concise terms, of the medical issue and what procedures he would take to correct the problem. We were extremely pleased with the results. He did an excellent job and we will...more
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