Dr. Tonica Johnson, MD

Dr. Tonica Johnson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tonica Johnson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

4102 N Roxboro St

Durham, NC 27704

Contact Information

(919) 595-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Massachusetts Institute Of Techonology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Southern California, Keck School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Deans Scholar. Four Years. Emory Univ School of Medicine,
  • Bell Communication Research Engineering Scholarship -MIT,
  • General Motors Engineering Scholarship - MIT,
  • Excellence in Engineering Award - MIT,
  • MAP International Medical Mission Scholarship,
  • Bell Communication Research Graduate Engineering Fellowship-Stanford Univ,
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (29 with comments)
Dr. Johnson'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 (29)
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson Gave Me Back the Stars and Planets… Post-Surgery: After opting for the basic lens (personal preference), I could not be happier with my results! That first night back at the telescope with my granddaughter was a real treat as Saturn was up high in the night sky and the rings looked better than they ever had before! I give recommendations sparingly, but I have since recommended Dr. Johnson to other discriminating amateur astronomers that I know…
in Durham, NC |
I had bilateral cataract removal by Dr Johnson during the summer and could not be more pleased. NO discomfort, NO nausea, NO complications, only 1 eye drop to use daily. Dr Johnson is very experienced, explains everything clearly, and is very personable. What could be better? And... my vision is. Good for the first time in my life ( I could not see the big E on the eye chart with my un-corrected vision). Now, I could find my way out if my house caught fire in the middle of the night!
in Durham, NC |
Very professional and exceptionally well demeanor. Unhesitant to explain my medical treatment and address my health concerns in a clear and understanding manner. Truly an asset to their profession.
Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson and her Staff are highly professional and proficient. She takes time to answer all your questions and concerns about your condition. My Lasik surgery was very successful and I'm so happy that I can see without my glasses.
in Roxboro, NC |
Dr. Johnson is a very caring doctor who makes you feel at ease. She is very thorough and gives you your options as you come up with a medical plan. Very satisfied with her medical care.
in Durham, NC |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Johnson. Very satisfied.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson did laser cataract surgery on my eyes last fall. Wonderful results! I love my new eyes. I only need readers for very small print, and at age 74 at that. I received very considerate, professional care and would advise anyone needing this surgery to ask for Dr. Johnson. You will be excellent hands.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson recently successfully performed cataract surgery on my eyes. I am 100% satisfied with the results. I found Dr. Johnson exceptionally competent. Her friendly, warm personality created a calm. She took time and patiently answered all questions. I highly recommend Dr. Tonica Johnson.
in Hurdle Mills, NC |
Dr. Johnson is wonderful. She preformed cataract surgery on my right eye yesterday. Today I have perfect vision! No pain...It is great! She is a very skilled knowledgeable surgeon. She was extremely patient and understanding with me as I asked numerous questions. She answered them on a level where I completely understood what she was explaining. She the time to make me comfortable with the procedure. I look forward to Dr. Johnson operating on my left eye in 13 days! I highly recommend her.
in Durham, NC |
I have enjoyed the work and her knowledge. Her surgical work was excellent and follow through has been thorough.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson removed the cataracts from both of my eyes, and she previously performed Lasik surgery on both of my eyes. All of my experiences have been great. I can see clearly without having to wear glasses. The surgeries all went well. Dr. Johnson provided me with lots of information about what would be involved during and after the surgeries, and kept me up to date during followups. All in all, Dr. Johnson can be considered a model for other doctors should serve their patients.
in Durham, NC |
I had another Dr who retired and Dr Johnson took over. She told me I had cataract, which no one had told me about before. I had the surgery in both eyes and I can see distances perfectly now, for the first time in my life!
in Durham, NC |
Upon learning that I had to have cataracts removed, I became nervous and frightened of this. I was immediately reassured by Dr. Johnson that this was a simple and harmless procedure that didn't take long. She performed the procedure as she promised in no time at all, I was protected by the staff as well as Dr. Johnson. I would recommend her to my friends. I liked the way I was taken care of and handled by the entire staff, thank you Dr. Johnson and staff at NCEENT.
in Butner, NC |
I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes. I opted for the surgery just to remove the cataract and did not realize that my need for corrective lenses would practically be eliminated. I now only need reading glasses. Dr. Johnson has always provided me with professional care and I went into the surgery without fear knowing her commitment to excellence. I have since referred others to seek her for their ophthalmological needs.
in Roxboro, NC |
Dr Johnson was very professional and did an excellent job on my eye. Within a month it had healed and doing really well. She was able to get my surgery done pretty quickly and NCSH staff was excellent also. I am very pleased with the outcome. Follow up visits was fast and convenient. I would be returning to Dr Johnson in the future and will be referring my family and friends to her.
in Durham, NC |
I absolutely love Dr. Johnson. She is energetic, knowledgeable, professional and cares about her patients. She was recommended to me by my former doctor who is retiring. She came highly recommended for her skills in cataract removal and care. I was not disappointed. My vision has improved remarkably and can see better than I could ever I imagine. I have recommended her to many friends.
in Durham, NC |
After an awful experience with another Durham Ophthalmologist I was referred to Dr. Johnson by a friend. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. Dr. Johnson is extremely experienced, very personable and spent time talking to me and clearly explaining all my options. The surgical procedure was performed painlessly and totally successfully. I would not hesitate to refer her to family and friends. In fact I already have.
in Winterville, NC |
Doctor Johnson has treated and continues to treat me for glaucoma and IRITIS for over 10 years. She also performed an extremely successful cataract surgery during late 2012 and 2013. She is 100% knowledgeable when it comes to diagnosis and eye treatment. She is consistently courteous, professional and friendly when dealing with patients
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Johnson has taken care of my eyes for many years and has done an excellent job. She performed cataract surgery on me and helped me through several eye infections. I would highly recommend her!
in Timberlake, NC |
Dr. Johnson took over my care from another NCEENT provider and quickly identified and treated my problem.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Johnson has treated me for cataracts, I have had both eyes operated on and am very satisfied with the operation. Dr. Johnson is very good at explaining what the procedure will recquire and put me at ease before the operation.
in Durham, NC |
I would recommend Dr. Johnson - and actually have done so. She is very professional and knowledgeable yet compassionate and willing to take time with the patient.
in Youngsville, NC |
Dr. Johnson always answers every question I ask of her and she is very kind and patient. Many doctors seem rushed but she is always very attentive. I have complete confidence in her capabilities. I have worn glasses since I was sixteen and had a terrible astigmatism problem. She diagnosed and treated my cataracts and inserted intraocular lens so now I only need reading glasses occasionally. Her confidence in performing the surgery gave me the courage to do the procedure. I highly recommend her.
in Creedmoor, NC |
I was told I was a Glaucoma Suspect and knew I needed to continue care for this condition. Dr. Johnson was so understanding to my needs. She works at one of the best eye clinics in Durham. North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. She actually caught a big problem before it could become a big problem and I am very grateful to her for the treatment she provided for me.
in Durham, NC |
Dr Johnson is very good at what she does. She is very good with patients and takes time to find out what eye conditions are bothering you she knows right away what medicines to give and how to use
in Durham, NC |
She is always very professional and knowledgeable. She has a great personality and makes you feel comfortable with her. She operated on my cataracts and did a superior job. I would certainly recommend her to my family and friends.
in Durham, NC |
I have recently had cataract surgery on both eyes and I must say that I was very pleased with Dr. Johnson. I found her to be very kind and easy going and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to my family & friends.
in Oxford, NC |
It is a pleasure to have Tomica Johnson as my ophthalmologist. She is very professional, listens attentively and eagerly answers questions. The office atmosphere make you feel right at home. Dr. Johnson welcome me before the surgery. During the surgery she talked to me making me feel more relaxed. She is a excellent ophthalmologist and I highly recommend her.
in Bahama, NC |
I have seen Dr. Johnson for the last 5-6 years and have been very pleased with my care. She explains things on a level that I can understand and always asks if I have any questions. I plan on continuing to see her for my eye care . I have also recommended her to several of my friends.
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Dr. Johnson accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Johnson has admitting privileges

Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
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North Carolina Specialty Hospital
3916 Ben Franklin Blvd
Durham, NC 27704
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