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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ira Opatowsky, Ophthalmologist is Excellent. Dr. Opatowsky has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.6
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.6

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Contact lenses
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Opatowsky graduated from University of California at San Diego, La Jolla. He has 3 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Opatowsky has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Antelope Valley Hospital 
  • Ridgecrest Regional Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Ira E Opatowsky MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Ira E. Opatowsky practice?
Dr. Ira Opatowsky has 2 office locations.
Dr. Ira Opatowsky practices Ophthalmology near Ridgecrest, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Santa Ana, CA.
See Ridgecrest Ophthalmologists.