Dr. Steven Johnson, MD

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Dr. Steven Johnson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Southern Illinois U, School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.

Dr. Johnson

Central Coast Eye

628 California Blvd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Endophthalmitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Endophthalmitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Macular Hole
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Macular Hole more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(805) 544-0102

Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CenCal Health
Cigna
Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid of California
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

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Dr. Johnson is an excellent physician. He clearly explains everything. He is extremely competent. And he gave me my vision back. 100% recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 27, 2021
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Doctor didn't discuss my diagnosis. Was not informative and looked angry when questions were asked.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 05, 2021
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I have had Dr. Johnson as my retina specialist for the past 4 years for an on going issue with my left eye which he has treated expertly. When I found out I needed cataract surgery on my right eye I knew I was in good hands! I am a registered nurse and I trust Dr. Johnson completely. I am now 2 days post surgery and I am seeing better than ever and Bonus- no more glasses! Surgery was without pain, expertly done, and amazingly quick. I couldn’t be happier. Dr Johnson is the BEST.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Silva RN – Mar 12, 2020
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About 3 months ago, Dr Johnson performed cataract surgery on both my eyes. I could not be happier with the outcome. Based on his comments, I chose to got with the multifocal lens (Symfony). I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes and can read most print in good light without reading glasses. Mild reading glasses are helpful in low light or with small print. I had no complications and was seeing well on the day following each surgery. His office staff is very friendly and helpful.
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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4 people found this helpful
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LakeDenizen in Paso Robles – Feb 15, 2019
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I had blurring in the center of my right eye, the cause of which would have no doubt been a challenge for anyone to diagnose. But Dr. Johnson had the right equipment and expertise to discover and effectively treat my problem. I now have normal sight and am very grateful to have been treated with such care and expertise.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Steve McCormick in Los Osos, CO – May 20, 2016
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Dr, Johnson informed me of all my options with cataract surgery. I had a lot of trust in him doing my surgeries. I wore contacts for 50 years and now I can see without them. What a blessing! I would recommend him to others for cataract surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Gwen H. in Los Osos, CA – Mar 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Pacific Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1979
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Southern Illinois U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Monmouth College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Steven Johnson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Endophthalmitis, and Macular Hole. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Johnson, MD's office located?

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 628 California Blvd Ste C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD speak?

Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Central Coast Eye

Central Coast Eye628 California Blvd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnson is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)