Dr. Paul Ernest, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 73

Dr. Paul Ernest, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Jackson, MI and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ernest to book an appointment.

Dr. Ernest

Specialty Eye Institute

1116 W GANSON ST Jackson, MI 49202
Accepting new patients

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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 Removal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernest performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernest performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Ernest's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(517) 782-5026

Dr. Ernest accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
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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
Jun 30, 2021

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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


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications


Kresge Eye Inst/Wayne
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
Sinai Grace Hospital
Internship Hospital
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School


  • 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 Removal Surgery, and Cataract. 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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Specialty Eye Institute

Specialty Eye Institute1116 W GANSON ST Jackson, MI 49202

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ernest is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

Battle Creek, MI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Jackson, MI

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)