Dr. Wei Wan, MD

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Dr. Wei Wan, MD
Dr. W. Lee Wan is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience, and is the President and Medical Director of Coastal Eye Specialists, the practice started by his father in 1964. Specializing in advanced cataract and lens implant surgery, Dr. Wan has provided an exceptional medical and surgical eye care to patients at Coastal Eye since 1988. He holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Wan graduated with his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of the Hoxie Award for excellence as a medical student. He then completed an internal medicine internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, before focusing his training on ophthalmology. Dr. Wan completed a research fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery and his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Nesburn Award for research as a resident. In addition to his extensive training and practice experience, Dr. Wan also remains active within the medical community as a member of many professional organizations, including: American Academy of Ophthalmology American Medical Association American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Ventura County Medical Association Ventura County Ophthalmology Society Dr. Wan holds appointments on the Medical Staffs of St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and Channel Islands Surgicenter, as well as the teaching staff of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He has been the recipient of many honors, including inclusion in the Best Doctors in America list every year since 1996 (selected by his fellow physicians). He has also been awarded Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award by St. John's Hospitals, the Spirit of Philanthropy Award by St. John's Healthcare Foundation, and the Values in Action award by Catholic Healthcare West. In addition, he has held many elected and appointed leadership positions in the medical community, including President of the Medical Staff at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospitals, a member of the hospitals' Community Board, and the medical staff representative to the California Medical Association. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Ventura County Medical Association and the California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, is Executive Vice President of the Ventura County Ophthalmology Society, and is a Past President of the Ventura County Medical Association. In addition to his busy practice and leadership activities, Dr. Wan has also found time for medical missionary work under the auspices of Surgical Eye Expeditions, including surgical expeditions to Vietnam, as well as training local eye surgeons at the Imperial City Eye Meeting in Hue, Vietnam, and at Childrens Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dr. Wan's work has appeared in numerous publications and scientific presentations discussing advances in cataract and refractive surgery, as well as other emerging ophthalmology treatments. In his free time, Dr. Wan loves family time, is passionate about snow skiing and tennis, and has a wide range of musical tastes reflected in his operating room playlist.

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Dr. Wan's Care Philosophy

At Coastal Eye Specialists we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for each patient, by helping them achieve and maintain the best vision and eye health possible. We strive to do this by providing comprehensive eye care with the highest levels of excellence, service, and professionalism.

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    Coastal Eye at the Medical Pavilion at St John's1700 N Rose Ave Ste 200
    Oxnard, CA 93030
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    Dr. Wan's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wan to family and friends
    3.6
    based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
    Dr. Wan's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (1)
    in Oxnard, CA |
    My mother had lense implant surgery and years later, she was still able to read the text on the TV that I couldn't read! I had an iridotomy, also called LPI, on my right eye. I found Dr Wan and his staff to be excellent. He explained exactly what I was to expect and answered any questions I had. My right eye now feels even better than my left eye and I am looking forward to having my left eye done next week. I got my progressive lens trifocals there and they are AWESOME! Now I C PERFECTLY!
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    Dr. W. Lee Wan is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience, and is the President and Medical Director of Coastal Eye Specialists, the practice started by his father in 1964. Specializing in advanced cataract and lens implant surgery, Dr. Wan has provided an exceptional medical and surgical eye care to patients at Coastal Eye since 1988. He holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

    Dr. Wan graduated with his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of the Hoxie Award for excellence as a medical student. He then completed an internal medicine internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, before focusing his training on ophthalmology. Dr. Wan completed a research fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery and his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Nesburn Award for research as a resident.

    In addition to his extensive training and practice experience, Dr. Wan also remains active within the medical community as a member of many professional organizations, including:

    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    • California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
    • Ventura County Medical Association
    • Ventura County Ophthalmology Society

    Dr. Wan holds appointments on the Medical Staffs of St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and Channel Islands Surgicenter, as well as the teaching staff of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

    He has been the recipient of many honors, including inclusion in the Best Doctors in America list every year since 1996 (selected by his fellow physicians). He has also been awarded Catherine McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award by St. John's Hospitals, the Spirit of Philanthropy Award by St. John's Healthcare Foundation, and the Values in Action award by Catholic Healthcare West. In addition, he has held many elected and appointed leadership positions in the medical community, including President of the Medical Staff at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospitals, a member of the hospitals' Community Board, and the medical staff representative to the California Medical Association. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Ventura County Medical Association and the California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, is Executive Vice President of the Ventura County Ophthalmology Society, and is a Past President of the Ventura County Medical Association.

    In addition to his busy practice and leadership activities, Dr. Wan has also found time for medical missionary work under the auspices of Surgical Eye Expeditions, including surgical expeditions to Vietnam, as well as training local eye surgeons at the Imperial City Eye Meeting in Hue, Vietnam, and at Childrens Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Dr. Wan's work has appeared in numerous publications and scientific presentations discussing advances in cataract and refractive surgery, as well as other emerging ophthalmology treatments.

    In his free time, Dr. Wan loves family time, is passionate about snow skiing and tennis, and has a wide range of musical tastes reflected in his operating room playlist.

    Dr. Wan's Care Philosophy

    At Coastal Eye Specialists we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for each patient, by helping them achieve and maintain the best vision and eye health possible. We strive to do this by providing comprehensive eye care with the highest levels of excellence, service, and professionalism.

    Dr. Wan says...

    Advanced cataract surgery (small incision, no-stitch, no injection, topical anesthetic, no-drop, less-drop, femto-assisted)

    Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs) for presbyopia and astigmatism (Restor and Tecnis multifocal, toric, crystalens, Trulign, and Symfony (Extended Depth of Focus) IOLs

    Refractive Lens Surgery (Refractive Lens Exchange)

    Laser eye surgery

    Glaucoma surgery, including Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS, iStent, canaloplasty, KDB goniotomy, XEN) and trabeculectomy

    Pterygium surgery (with no-stitch conjunctival autograft and amniotic membrane grafting)

    Dr. Wan'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 malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Best Doctors in America, 1996-2008+
      • Values in Action Award, CHW, 2002
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    • Media & Publications
      • Best Doctors (Ophthalmology), 1996-2012

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      Sanctions

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    Board Certifications

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Blindness
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Disease
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Trauma
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Foreign Body in Eye
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      La Co Usc Med Center

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Doheny Eye Institute-University Of Southern California

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Doheny Eye Institute

      Completed in 1985

    • Undergraduate School
      Pacific Union College

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Dilation of Outflow Canal
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Eye Examination
    • Eye Procedure
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • Iridectomy
    • Laser Surgery
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Refractive Lens Exchange
    • Refractive Surgery
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy