Dr. John Davidson, MD

Dr. John Davidson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. John Davidson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3085 Loma Vista Rd

Ventura, CA 93003

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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more than 95% of peers
more than 93% of peers
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Davidson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Davidson "In his distinguished career, John Davidson, MD has performed more than 30,000 major eye surgeries as a board-certified ophthalmologist, including over 2,500 laser cataract surgeries. He is the second-highest rated ReSTOR® IOL implanting surgeon in all of California and has more experience with ReSTOR® than any other surgeon in the Greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Davidson is a lead instructor for laser cataract surgery courses for both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The recipient of many prestigious awards, Dr. Davidson has been named one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by both America's Top Doctors and Castle Connolly every year since 2007. And, since 2013, Dr. Davidson has been included in the Los Angeles Super Doctors directory as a leading ophthalmologist in the region. He is also a key opinion leader for laser cataract surgery at national ophthalmology meetings. Dr. Davidson earned his M.D. with Highest Distinction in the top 1 percent of his class at Indiana University. After completing his ophthalmology residency, he won the Clinical Fellow Research Award at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been performing cataract surgeries since 1988, and LASIK and PRK since 1999 following FDA approval of those procedures. He has been honored with the prestigious Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for having more than 2,000 hours of Continuing Medical Education since his graduation from medical school (a rate quadruple that which is required to maintain licensure!). A charitable person at heart, Dr. Davidson strives to bring the gift of sight to all his patients on eye surgery missions to developing nations. He spends his free time as a volunteer physician for SEE International, which is devoted to helping restore sight in blind individuals worldwide and has provided modern eye care to many hundreds of people. He has also provided surgical training to local ophthalmologists in Albania, Mexico, Venezuela, and Vietnam."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Davidson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Davidson to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Davidson's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Davidson is very knowledgeable and, through, kind and explained all my options for my complex vision issues. Felt very well cared for and trust his guidance
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Dr. Davidson removed the cataract from my right eye some years ago. At the time, I told him my left eye had already had the surgery - and was nearsighted at my request. I made it clear that I wanted both eyes to work together. He was not listening, didn't care, tried unsuccessfully to upsell me to...more
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Dr. Davidson was excellent, he was knowledgeable about what I needed and explained things in a way I could understand. I had eye surgery because, I was was unable to see clearly due to a cataract. Dr. Davidson performed my surgery and now I can see like everything so clearly now. I would recommend...more
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