Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD
Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Lustbader is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information
Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD

Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Lustbader

Dr. Lustbader's Experience

Dr. Lustbader's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

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
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Read More


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Scleral Reinforcement 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

Dr. Lustbader does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lustbader and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Lustbader's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lustbader to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (9 with comments)
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 (9)
Arlington, VA |
Although it can be hard to get or change an appointment w/Dr. Lustbader, it is worth it. He is terrific, skilled & patient. I have also been very happy with the care of the techs and support staff working in the office. I have been seeing him for many years for routine eye care, cataract surgery (one of his specialties), uveitis, monovision, glasses and contacts.
Washington DC |
Excellent Care and Service
Arlington, VA |
Dr. Lustbader is extremely knowledgeable, particularly about cornea problems. He is a a very skilled surgeon, and I have trusted my eyes to him in several major surgeries. Georgetown is a teaching hospital, so you might be asked if residents /students may examine you. He is very busy, the only drawback when it comes to scheduling routine appointments. The office staff, particularly Meghan and Jenai are friendly, patient, competent and quite wonderful. I have been a patient for over 10 years.
in Schuylkill Haven, PA |
I was looking for a GOOD doctor that I thought could help me with my terrible eyesight I have had my whole life and it wasn't getting any better as the years went on with aging floaters and then discovering I had cataracts in my fifties when he examined my eyes. He performed surgery on my eyes and after having the cataracts removed I no longer need my thick glasses or my contact lenses. I was surprised on how well my vision is now.
Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Lustbader is a brilliant surgeon and he and his staff are attentive , kind and very professional. Appointments are prompt .
in Reston, VA |
Hello - I was referred to Dr. Lustbader by Catherine Silver who is an Oncology Nurse and a 28 year employee with MedStar (Lombardi). I have been provided what I would describe as World Class Ophthtalmology Service. Each step in my journey, from initial appointment, diagnosis, pre-operative work, surgical procedures, post-op visits and annual follow-up visits have each been a model of the finest professional care and personal service. Thank you Dr. Lustbader and his fine Team!
Gaithersburg, MD |
I have been a patient of Dr. Lustbader since he joined the Georgetown faculty, and I was a medical faculty member as well. I now travel from Gaithersburg to see him annually because I believe in the importance of continuity of care and I trust Dr. Lustbader. I have always been cared for well, but I am pleased to say that wait times have significantly decreased in the last 25 years. I am now in and out much more quickly. Thank you for a smoothly run clinical practice.
in Virginia |
I have been going to Dr. Lustbader for more than 11 years and I have recommended him frequently to colleagues. He is courteous, never rushes the appointment and takes the to explain procedures. I will continue to see him even when I have moved to the eastern shore as I doubt I could find as good a doctor there or even here in DC.
in Washington, DC |
Appointment and exam went smoothly. Assistant very professional and thorough. Dr. Lustbader, as always, quite friendly and gave me his full attention. Office staff helpful in settling account and arranging future appointment.
Have you seen Dr. Jay Lustbader, MD?
Are you Dr. Lustbader?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Lustbader

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lustbader accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Lustbader has admitting privileges

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
View Hospital Profile
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
View Hospital Profile