Dr. Paul Ernest, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 74

Ophthalmology

Dr. Paul Ernest, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Jackson, MI and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Paul Ernest, MD

Specialty Eye Institute

1116 W GANSON ST Jackson, MI 49202
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I had to have two implants due to cataracts back in 2008. I have astigmatism and was terribly nearsighted as well. Then a year later Doctor Ernest did a laser touch up on both eyes due to a normal one time buildup of scar tissue. Both of the procedures that Doctor Ernest did came out perfect. I highly recommend Doctor Ernest.
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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Grant Sefa – Oct 28, 2022
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I found Dr Ernst to be meticulous, and all business. He is a perfectionist and doesn't take chances. He is extremely talented and professional. I had lazer cataract surgery 6 yrs ago and have great vision now. I had some of the worst cataracts that Dr Ernst had ever seen. I didn't qualify for any speciality lens because of the severity of my cataracts. I received the standard lenses in both eyes. However they prescribed the perfect strength lenses for me and I had 20:15 vision after the surgery was completed. I can read the newspaper without glasses and my distance is excellent. I just took my wife to him August 8th and she is doing great after healing. She got the latest lenses and can read and see distance without glasses. So we love Dr Paul H Ernest and highly recommend him.
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
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Gary Sadler – Sep 15, 2022
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Dr. Ernest walked in the room and told me about the Toric lenses he'll be putting in my eyes. I had a list of questions to ask him, but he went out of the room so fast I couldn't stop him. I asked Karissa Naylor, the surgical counselor, some questions about it and she had a nasty attitude. Now that I've had the surgery, I see glare a lot especially from my right eye, and in the morning my eyes burn real bad. I have to keep them closed for awhile. I hope this goes away. The retina specialist said it will take possibly a year for this to correct itself. Dr. Ernest should have explained that these things could happen. If I had to do it over again I would have went somewhere else so I could ask questions of the doctor or maybe not have it done at all. My cataracts weren't that bad after all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Care Philosophy

Our patients deserve the best eye care possible. From the moment one enters our clinic, it is important that every encounter with every staff member be...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Kresge Eye Inst/Wayne
Fellowship Hospital
1977
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Residency Hospital
1974
Grace Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Sinai Grace Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 34 Best Ophthalmologist in America, 2010
  • Top 100 Doctors, 2002

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What are Dr. Paul Ernest, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ernest frequently treats Senile Cataracts, Cataract, and Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ernest treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Ernest, MD's office located?

Dr. Ernest's office is located at 1116 W GANSON ST, Jackson, MI 49202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ernest's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Senile Cataracts
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernest treats Senile Cataracts more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernest treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernest treats Cataract more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernest treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernest treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 93% of his peers

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

Dr. Ernest's conditions and procedures:

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(517) 782-9436

Dr. Ernest accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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