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Dr. David T Kira has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. David T Kira has the following 9 expertise
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
Dr. David T Kira is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Nov. 6, 2017 My PRIMARY goal in going to see Dr. Kira was to eliminate the need to wear glasses. Journal of my experience with eye Dr., Dr David Kira and his office staff. May 18, 2016 I was given a referral from Dr Thomas H Murphy (Eye Designs Optometry) to visit with Dr. Kira to see about the possibility of getting rid of the glasses. Upon the examinations it was found that I had mild cataracts and a stigmatism in the right eye. I did not notice any haloes and did not realize I had any eye problems other that the need for prescription glasses. Of course over time these symptoms had developed and I did not know what I might be missing and the possibility of having better vision without the need for glasses is what encouraged me to proceed with a course of action. Dr Kira said to come back in about six months to follow up. March 17, 2017 I returned in March and went through more exams and testing and again reiterated that my primary goal was to eliminate the need for glasses. I was VERY clear on this. Dr. Kira informed me that I was within the range to get cataract surgery and lens implants. He recommended I go with Toric Multifocal lens as it would eliminate the need for glasses whereas the standard lens would still leave me with having to wear glasses for either far or near distance. He said with the Toric Multifocal lens there was the possibility that I might need glasses just for very fine print such as pill bottle labels. I agreed to proceed with the expectation of eliminating full time glasses. June 20,2017 The surgery date was set for Jun 20, 2017 on the right eye and June 27 for the left eye at the Eye Surgery Center of Northern California. Both surgeries were successful for the implants. After about two weeks of recovery I ventured out one night and noticed very large concentric rings and circles in all lights and particularly car headlights that extended into both lanes on the road. The rings were so vivid that I could count the circles. These lights seemed to me to be motorcycle headlights because each headlight on a car is set at a different angle to avoid lights from oncoming cars. The headlights appeared to be set at different distances so it looked like oncoming motorcycles. It was particularly scary when a second car appeared and looked like a motorcycle was passing the ones in front and coming into my lane. Until I got used to the experience I swerved so as to not run head-on into the vehicle that appeared to be coming into my lane. I was informed by Dr. Kira that the brain would adjust and the concentric circle would go away. They did not and I was never informed of the possibility to have concentric circles. On a follow up visit I was asked by Steven, one of Dr. Kira’s staff to come into a room in the office to see what my prescription would be for glasses. I was shocked and immediately said “There better not be a prescription for glasses because that is the main reason I came here in the first place”. He then proceeded to check for what my prescription would be. I then met with Dr. Kira and this is when he back tracked and said I may still need glasses. I was feeling rather furious at this point and he recognized my anxiety and proceeded to show me what my sight would be with a standard lens which would basically put me right back where I started, having to wear glasses. He said my options at that point were to keep the Toric Multifocal lens and learn to live with the concentric rings and still have to where full-time glasses or remove the lens and go with standard lens and wear full time glasses. I told him at that time I wanted my $6,000.00 back as that was my primary goal, to eliminate glasses, and now I am in worse shape than before I came in here. His only response at that time was that I had signed a consent form at some point along with other documents and the money had already been spent on the Toric Lens. My assessment of the experience with Dr Kira’s office and staff: I believe I was lied to and oversold on the idea of the Toric Multifocal lens. There NEVER was a disclosure about the possibility of seeing concentric rings and circles and the fact that it was possible that I may have to wear full-time glasses after the ordeal. They, the staff and Dr Kira, all talked in terms that everything would be better and I would not have to wear glasses, which again was my main goal in going through the whole process. I also have a dark line that I see on the left side of my left eye because of the where the edge of the lens was. I guess I’m supposed to learn to live with that also. October 11th, 19th, 2017 Since my experience With Dr Kira’s office, because I would not trust him to do it, I have had Dr Barrett an opthamologist in Boise Idaho remove the Toric Multifocal Lens and implant a standard lens in the left eye and a $1,500.00 standard Toric lens (not multifocal) to correct the stigmatism in the right eye. I do not see concentric rings and circles anymore and I know that I will have to where glasses the rest of my life and so I have come full circle, right back where I started. My understanding of the consent form covered everything that I had been told would be the outcome. The outcome was no where near what I was told in the office.
Dr. Kira is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
University Of California
Dr. David T Kira accepts the following insurance providers.
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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