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Dr. Paul Dougherty, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Paul J. Dougherty, M.D. is one of the most experienced and respected LASIK and Lens implant surgeons in the world. He has performed over 30,000 vision correction procedures. He is an authority on LASIK, Cataract surgery and other non-laser vision correction techniques such as the new generation of implantable contact and intraocular lenses (ICL’s/IOL’s) and treatments for corneal conditions, such as Keratoconus with Cornel Collagen Cross-Linking and Intacs. Dr. Dougherty served as a principal investigator on FDA trials that helped pioneer today’s new generation of lasers and lens implants. He has helped to develop many lens and laser-based vision correction technologies that have revolutionized his field, often travelling the globe training refractive surgeons in those techniques. Dr. Dougherty graduated first in his class at the UCLA Medical School and is a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA ‘s Jules Stein Eye Institute. He also trained as a year-long fellow with Dr. Richard Lindstrom, the surgeon credited with popularizing LASIK in the United States. Dr. Dougherty was among the first surgeons in the United States to perform laser vision correction on an investigational basis before the FDA approved it in 1995. In January 1997, Dr. Dougherty became one of the first ophthalmologists in the US to have LASIK performed on his own eyes. Therefore, as a surgeon who experienced the LASIK procedure first-hand, Dr. Dougherty can relate to his patients' concerns with unique insight and perspective. Such experience breeds trust. That’s why Dougherty has become the “Doctor’s Doctor.” Hundreds of physicians and other health care professionals, including other vision correction surgeons, have made Dougherty their choice when it comes to correcting their own sight.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Medicine
  • Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis, Fellowship in Refractive and Corneal Surgery
  • University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Ventura County Reporter 2007 Best LASIK Center in Ventura County, 2007
  • Ventura County Reporter 2011 Best LASIK Center in Ventura County, March 2011
  • Ventura County Reporter 2010 Best LASIK Center in Ventura County, 2010

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083744775

Office locations

Dougherty Laser Vision

4353 Park Terrace Dr., #150

Westlake Village, CA 91361

Dougherty Laser Vision

9100 Wilshire Blvd., #265E

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Dougherty Laser Vision

1821 E Daily Dr

Camarillo, CA 93010

Dougherty Laser Vision

628 California Blvd

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Dougherty Laser Vision

835 Aerovista Lane, Suite 110

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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The ladies here were so so nice. Dr. Y and everyone else
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The doctor i saw was great but they didnt have my records even though i submitted and they never confirmed my appt so i had to call and when i did theyhad to change the date.
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Great Doctor who treated me with the best care and advice
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Staff was excellent. Doctor was great! First visit for eyes ever and it was a great experience.
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Great place wonderful people
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He seemed a little put out. Will never use ZOCDOC again. Total confusion as to why I was there, that I was an existing patient, and what all I would be having done.
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