Dr. Richard Meister, MD

Dr. Richard Meister, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Meister is a true leader in the laser eye surgery field and was one of the first American doctors to specialize in LASIK. Over the years, he's distinguished himself as both an exceptional doctor and ardent scholar. Deeply passionate about the advancement of refractive surgery technology, Dr. Meister is regularly asked to speak on the topic at institutions around the world. Dr. Meister received his bachelor's degree in Medicine from the University of North Dakota in 1978. He graduated from the University of California at Davis Medical School two years later.

NVISION Eye Centers - Sacramento

5959 Greenback Ln Ste 310

Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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Dr. Meister's Experience

Dr. Meister'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


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Nearsightedness


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange

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.


  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • UCLA Harbor Genl
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Tex Hermann Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meister has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meister's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meister to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Meister's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Los Angeles, CA |
The evening before a scheduled surgery for a family member, Dr. Meister called me himself concerned the patient was no longer planning to have the procedure. He was very pushy. He discouraged getting a second opinion, and already had a large non-refundable deposit. He scared us all with blindness. The problem could easily be handled with hard contacts. Get a second opinion that is nott from a referring doctor. . Beware of advanced deposit! !!
in Auburn, CA |
In November of 2015, Dr. Meister scared me into YAG surgeries, stating I had GLAUCOMA. Due to these procedures, I have lost half of my eyesight, my Retina was trying to separate from my left eye, which also has a PERMINANT crack across it, five floaters, pain, pressure and extreme DRY EYE in both eyes. I cannot see to drive at night. I have been examined by 6 other Doctors. They state I NEVER had Glaucoma. I am so sorry I ever let him trick me. He took no responsibility.
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Hospitals where Dr. Meister has admitting privileges

Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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