Dr. John Carlson Merriam MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 33 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Dr. John Merriam has 2 office locations.
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
635 W 165th St
Washington Heights, New York, NY 10032

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Specialties & Research

Dr. John Merriam, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Radiation Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Merriam graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 2 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)


Dr. Merriam has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Merriam accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey - 2 plans
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield - 2 plans
  • Unicare - 2 plans
  • Oxford Health Plans - 3 plans
  • Medicare - 1 plan
  • Cigna - 2 plans


  • French
  • Korean
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

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Where does Dr. John C. Merriam practice?
Dr. John Merriam practices Ophthalmology near New York, NY.
See New York Ophthalmologists.