Dr. Richard Simon, MD

Dr. Richard Simon, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Richard Simon, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.

8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 400E

Miami, FL 33176

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 79% of peers
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more than 79% of peers
more than 76% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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10  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Washington Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Washingtons Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simon to family and friends
27 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Simon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Simon is the best ophthalmologist ever. He is patient and walks you through all the procedures. The staff are enjoyable and delightful. Dr. Simon in my opinion is the perfect eye doctor.
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Excellent doctor. For 65 years wore glasses and now have perfect vision.
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I have been Dr. Simon's patients for more than 14 years. I had an eye surgery few year ago and everything was excellent from the Doctor to the post surgery appointments in his office. In addition I have called for appointment due to an emergency and I have been seen the same day and treated like a...more
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I am never going back to that office again, saw the doctor for about 4-5 minutes. i couldn't even properly ask him any questions without him being rude. i will go and find another doctor who is more caring and willing to listen to my medical condition.
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I had cataract surgery with Dr. Simon 7 months ago. He is an excellent physician and I trusted him completely. He has an excellent way of communicating the medical information thoroughly and with great clarity. I highly recommend him.
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