Dr. John Elman, OD
**Please provide your insurance ID so the office can authorize your insurance prior to the appointment. Without providing the full ID, we cannot guarantee the insurance will be accepted.** John W. Elman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has lived in California since age 13. He attended the University of California at Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his doctor of optometry degree (O.D.) from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1968. That year he became a Diplomat of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California, since 1972. He is a charter member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association. In 1996 Dr. Elman completed the postgraduate Course in Ocular Therapy given by the University of California School of Optometry at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He also completed his preceptorship for therapeutics with the Jules Stein Eye Institute. By passing the examination in Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease given by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in 1996 he became certified by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry, and was among the first optometrists in California to receive a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry with TPA (Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent) certification. Dr. Elman has a special interest in how computer technology can enhance testing, medical record keeping, communication, and health delivery.
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Education and training
- Marshall B. Ketchum University, Doctor of Optometry
John W. Elman, O.D.
1431 7th Street, Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90401