About Dr. Charles A Cooper MD

Dr. Charles A Cooper, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Thousand Oaks, CA, with another office in San Francisco, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Charles A Cooper is Great. Dr. Charles A Cooper has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Charles A Cooper is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Charles A Cooper has 2 locations

get directions LYNN EYE MEDICAL GROUP INC
2230 Lynn Rd Ste 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
get directions CHARLES ALAN COOPER MD
8 Landers St Unit 301
San Francisco, CA 94114

Specialties

Dr. Charles A Cooper has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Charles A Cooper has the following 9 expertise

  • Vision Issues
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Eye Pain
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Blindness
  • Eye Exam
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration

Reviews

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Never a problem

We have been patients of Dr. Cooper for nearly 10 years. I have 6 children, and we have always had professional treatment from both Dr. Cooper and his staff. We really like the optical center as well. Our appointments have always been prompt and efficient. I have friends who were not terribly pleased with Dr. Cooper's manner, but he was professional rather than engaging with small children. I understand the desire to have an engaging Dr, but I'd take professional and knowledgeable over engaging. My (extremely shy) children have never objected to going here or seeing Dr. Cooper.

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nothing but praise - not one complaint

My family and I have had nothing, absolutely nothing but positive experiences with Dr Cooper. Our first experience was that of a serious situation with our young daughter - when I called his office and explained my daughter's situation an appointment was made for her to be seen immediately. For the poster who said they 'should have known' because they were told to come right over.... really, because a doctor made time to see someone right away, you take that to mean something negative? Last year I myself experienced an acute issue with my vision, I was seen in an ER, and then called Dr Cooper's office and was advised to come right over. What I take from the immediate attention we have received - both known and unknown to his office - each time we ever are in need to be seen Dr Cooper has been a physician who is attentive and aware of the need for immediate attention. My daughter has had ongoing issues with her eyes due to other health factors and it is with wonderful and clear communication from Dr Cooper that my daughter's eyes are healthy. I understand and agree the need for the appointments to not be a family outing, I have had to bring my other child along a few times, I, myself, do not want that distraction from the attention that needs to be directed to the patient - I do not want the distraction. Dr Cooper has never, ever been rude, or annoyed in any manner with my children, the patient or my child that came along - who actually can be very distracting. I actually have a great appreciation for the manner in which he communicates with my daughter, my daughter likes Dr Cooper and enjoys her visits. I am very thankful for the care my daughter has received from Dr Cooper, he saved her eye sight, and has been wonderful at every visit. We had seen other eye Drs who treated our daughter, with no success. We were fortunate to find Dr Cooper as her eye/sight was so compromised. I really emphasize this because of the negative commentary that is so contradictory to our experiences and I have never heard anything negative from other moms that I've become acquainted with through school and other child related activities (moms chat). I highly recommend Dr Cooper. S.N.

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Great Doctor

I have been going to my Doctor, Dr. Cooper, for years now. He saw the slight strabismus in my eldest daughter when she was 6 months old and validated what I was telling everyone else I was seeing. Problem cleared on its own. Very professional man, knows his business. My two daughters see him and my twin boys will as well when they get older. He's no-nonsense is exactly what is needed to get the job done. He's not a nanny. He's a busy professional doctor who has many patients to see. If you want a doctor who knows his business, see Dr. Cooper! Oh, love the ridiculous reviews on this site...some of you need to seek therapists, seriously. You need emotional help.

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Biggest regret of my life so far.

In the late 90's/early 2000's, I was in my early 20's and a patient of Dr. Cooper. At that point I had had strabismus surgery as a toddler and over time, as these things happen, my alignment failed. To keep this as succinct as possible - he felt he could operate to improve my alignment. He never ever ever told me there was a chance he could make it worse. In the first surgery, or post-op, the muscle was lost, unbeknownst to him. In the second surgery, I believe he re-attached scar tissue, and the third (yes, I was that dumb to let him operate on me a third time) I don't know what he did. After several months off of surgical procedures to try to recuperate, I went to one of the premier opthalmology hospitals in the area. They agreed to operate and found that the muscle wasn't attached at all. They did their best, but it required an MRI to find it, a second surgery with an orbital surgeon to local the muscle and lots of work to reattach my muscle. And yet, years later my traumatized muscle thinned and stretched require yet another surgery. My eye looks like frankenstein, still, all these years later. And my alignment is not visually better than before I saw Dr. Cooper. At least at that point I could make them straight based upon eye dominance, now they are not straight regardless of which eye I use dominantly. I also experienced double vision post-operatively as the alignment, was at times, so bad that my brain didn't know what to do with the vastly different images it was receiving. I still experience this today. It affects my ability to drive or read as much as I would like, not to mention it's a cosmetic deformative.Every pre-op appointment I had at this other center included "And you realize this may not improve and could make it worse." I wanted to cry. If only I had been told that in the first place. Now I don't even like to make eye contact with people and try to wear sunglasses as much as possible, socially.I regret allowing him to operate on me. I suffer every day for what happened to me here. I look like a freak with my crooked eyes, it is too tiring to drive or read for very long. I am looking at spending hundreds on vision therapy to grasp at straws to try help me, and likely still another 8th surgery after that.I.Suffer.Every.Day. I was better off before I let him operate on me.

Doctor's Response

Hello, We have seen this review copied and pasted across all review sites. We have no record if ever seeing you and have attempted to reach out to you on every major review site with no response. We are concerned and would like to see you. Please call our office or reach out to me directly at your earliest opportunity. Thank you! Sincerely, Renata Watts [email protected] Marketing Director Miramar Eye Lynn Eye Medical Group

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Do not go to this Dr.

There are several Pediatric Opthamologists and I would never take a child to this man. He does not like children. He did not talk to my grandson. He only gave directions and got annoyed.To pay to be treated this horrificly is disgusting.Dr. Cooper had no idea that I am a Dr.s wife. My daughter and I were referred there by our grandson's pediatrician. When we heard we could come right over that should have been the give away. He has no bedside manner and should not tout his fellowship in Pediatrics as he does not like children.He did not say one word to my 9 year old grandson.Stay Clear!!!!

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  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • St Marys Hospital Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Charles A Cooper Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO

More about Dr. Charles A Cooper

Ophthalmologist Dr. Charles A. Cooper M.D. | Thousand OaksDr. Charles Cooper is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in infant and pediatric eye care. He also provides comprehensive eye care for adult patients. Dr. Cooper has practiced at Lynn Eye Medical Group since 1985, and also holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He has extensive experience in the management of medical and surgical diseases of the eyes in children. He has performed over 4,000 surgical procedures, including strabismus surgery (eye muscle surgery) in children and adults, nasolacrimal duct surgery (tear duct surgery) and surgery to correct disorders of the eyelids in children. Conditions routinely treated in the office setting include refractive errors in children, amblyopia, the diagnosis of causes of visual loss identified in abnormal vision screening exams at school or by the child's primary care doctor, and ocular injuries. Dr. Cooper is a proud Aggie, having received his undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency training in ophthalmology from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Cooper also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. Dr. Cooper is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Cooper is also the past President and a previous charter member of the Ventura County Ophthalmology Society, and has served as an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of the State of California.

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