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Qualifications and Experience
Awards and Publications
Jonathan M. Davidorf, MD , is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Director of the Davidorf Eye Group in West Hills, California, where he specializes in laser vision correction and lens implant surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute and has served as Director of Surgeon Training for Refractec, Inc., Chief Ophthalmologist for the Women’s World Cup, and Co-Director of Friends of Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and surgical ophthalmologic care to underdeveloped nations. Dr. Davidorf was an Academic All-American at the University of California, Berkeley; he continued his training at the University of California, San Diego, UCLA, and Ohio State University. He
completed an international fellowship in refractive surgery in South America, where he researched and helped develop LASIK and other refractive surgery techniques, several years before their approval in the United States.
Among his publications are the definitive scientific papers on implantable contact lenses and Bioptics vision correction surgery and pioneering work on pediatric LASIK. Dr. Davidorf is also co-author of LASIK: Principles and Techniques, the first medical textbook on LASIK. He has served as investigator for many clinical trials, including the investigations that led to FDA approval of LASIK. In 1999, Dr. Davidorf received recognition from the International Society of Refractive Surgery for best research by a vision scientist.
Dr. Davidorf has delivered award-winning presentations to national and international audiences on the subject of refractive surgery and continues to train other ophthalmologists on advanced surgical techniques. His course, “Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery,” is attended by ophthalmologists and surgeons from around the world. He is a lecturer and course director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Davidorf received Bausch & Lomb’s Clarity Award in 2003 for his leadership and experience with Wavefront technology, and was selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2004. His media appearances include news telecasts for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. He has also been interviewed for numerous radio programs and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles coast to coast.
Verified Patient Reviews
Lovely and professional office staff. Doctor is one really cool guy!
I really liked the office. It was busy and I had to wait, but it was understandable with the last minute appointment. He was thorough and did a great exam.
I was seen as a new patient and my appt was at 10am for a problem focused eye exam. I checked in at 9:50 am. The med-tech took me in about 10:10am. She did the work-up and pretesting which took about 30 mins. Then I was asked to wait in another waiting area for the doctor at 10:45, with my dilated pupils...There were about 6 others in this transitional waiting area. After seeing several patients come and go, at about 11:30 I asked when was I going to see the doctor. It was already 1 1/2 past my 10:00 am appt. They said he's very busy and he has a LOT of patients, and I had a few more people ahead of me. They took me in a room where I waited another 20 mins. Then at 11:55 (almost 2 hrs past my appt time of 10:00) I finally got to see Dr. Davidorf. He was great, thorough, and fast. No complaints about the doctor. But waiting 2 hrs to see him was not something I can imagine doing again...I've never had to wait 2 hrs to see a doctor...I thought that was the purpose of having an appointment? if I were informed ahead of time or during the process perhaps it would have been better. I could have cancelled and rescheduled. Perhaps I would have selected another provider? Message to provider's office: PLEASE DON'T SCHEDULE A 10:00 AM APPT IF THE DOCTOR ISN'T GOING TO SEE YOU UNTIL 12:00 PM (11:55)
Great doctor, although some of the women working the desk (not all!) were extremely rude. And waiting over an hour is unacceptable, let your patients know if an emergency occurred.