Dr. Shira Robbins, MD

Dr. Shira Robbins, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Shira Robbins, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 94% of peers
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more than 93% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Robbins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Robbins "Shira Robbins, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the care of children's eyes and treating adult strabismus. Dr. Robbins completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robbins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Robbins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Robbins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Robbins to family and friends
15 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Robbins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I have been seeing Dr. Robbins and am very pleased with her knowledge and ability. She is a most caring and helpful individual.. I highly recommend her and feel fortunate to have her as my ophthalmologist.
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One and a half surgery to correct double vision in both eyes went without a hitch. I had no pain or discomfort following the surgery and did not even need an aspirin. The results have been remarkable with no sign of my previous condition.
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Dr. Robbins made a strabismus surgery for our 10 month old baby. She was very professional and reliable and kept us updated all the time with his process. The visits at her clinic was the best experience you can have with a young baby. We trust her and will keep visiting as our ophthalmologist in...more
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An hour and a half into us being in the clinic, we had yet to see Robbins and were told that there were still a few patients before us. As I voiced my concerns to the fellow, she snapped at me in front of my daughter as if I were her child. By that point, my husband who is also a physician asked...more
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I had strabismus for most of my adolescent and adult life; within a year of meeting Dr. Robbins, she has treated my strabismus successfully with surgery while going out of her way to provide excellent follow-up care. My eyesight is extremely important to my profession and career and she gave me an...more
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