Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 49

Ophthalmology

Dr. Matthew Kim, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Fullerton, CA. He is affiliated with St. Jude Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Matthew Kim, MD

Terry Eye Institute

270 Laguna Rd Ste 100 Fullerton, CA 92835
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr Kim has a wonderful reputation. His office is filled with local doctors and nurses as his patients. That says something. Also, he has a wonderful office staff.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Oct 23, 2021
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Fantastic office! Professional doctor with a great bedside manner. Very happy with his care.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 22, 2021
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Doctor didn't answer my questions, dismissed another doctors diagnosis from a previous appoint because I am "too young" without bothering to check it the condition himself.
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  • Office environment
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Kim is always professional, friendly, respectful and very smart. This Doctor is a problem solver. He explains medical situations and procedures clearly. You never feel rushed or ignored by him or the staff. It is a very good practice and you will have a pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CeceliaC – Apr 08, 2020
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I love Dr Kim! He is very busy, but spends a long time explaining the problems to you. It is refreshing to see a doctor who cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Emmy in Fullerton, CA – Jan 16, 2018
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Got my LASIK by Dr. Kim. No, I see 20/20. Yay!! Thank you so much!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fullerton, CA – Jun 25, 2017
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Dr. Kim has taken care of my whole family for years. My grandparents are very happy with their cataract surgeries. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brea, CA – Jun 25, 2017
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I received an excellent care from Dr. Matthew Kim. I had a serious corneal ulcer because of my contact lens issues. He took care of me and got me out of trouble. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Irvine, CA – Jun 25, 2017
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Fantastic ophthalmologist! Very attentive and excellent office staff. I highly recommend this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Norwalk, CA – Jun 22, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a cornea and refractive surgery specialist, I believe in giving the best care possible to improve one's vision and life. I listen first and discuss...Read more

Biography

Dr. Matthew Kim is a fellowship trained corneal surgeon who has an extensive experience in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgeries.  He...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
University of Illinois
Internship Hospital
2006
Loyola University Medical Center - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Matthew Kim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kim frequently treats Dry Eyes, Tear Duct Disorders, and Pterygium. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Kim, MD's office located?

Dr. Kim's office is located at 270 Laguna Rd Ste 100, Fullerton, CA 92835. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kim speaks Spanish, Korean, and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dry Eyes
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Dry Eyes more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Pterygium
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Pterygium more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Infections 
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Episcleritis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(714) 525-2375

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Easy Choice Health Plan
Easy Choice Health Plan HMO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
SCAN Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Locations

Terry Eye Institute

Terry Eye Institute270 Laguna Rd Ste 100 Fullerton, CA 92835
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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

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