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Dr. William K Christian 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.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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As a physician myself, I really did my due diligence in researching LASIK surgeons prior to undergoing the procedure. It can get confusing when evaluating doctors, especially LASIK sugeons, in terms of deciphering what's just hype (paid advertisement) vs. what's real. The reputation, training, and experience that Dr. Christian at the Assil Eye Institute has is world-class. It doesn't get any more real than a Yale-trained eye surgeon who has actually completed a Fellowship in LASIK surgery and is well-known in his field. I have two friends that are ophthalmologists in other parts of the country, and both knew of Dr. Christian and highly endorsed him. That was all the reassurance I needed.I had a wonderful experience from initial evaluation, to the surgery itself, to all of my post-operative visits (which were all with Dr. Christian)! He is confident without being arrogant and very pleasant. I had a perfect outcome and have never seen so sharp in my entire life!!! Without a doubt, one of the best decisions I've ever made!!!
My mother was diagnosed with "cataracts" by her eye doctor in NYC and was very nervous about getting the surgery done. She wanted to find the "top doc" in the country to do her eye surgery. Her own eye doctor had recently been to a lecture by a renown eye surgeon by the name of Dr. Christian who apparently has a reputation for being "an absolute perfectionist with incredibly gifted hands". We were sold!Dr. Christian is amazing!!! He literally performed a miracle on my mother's eyes. She could not even pass a driver's test before surgery, now she is seeing 20/20 WITHOUT glasses AND can read a book with small print WITHOUT glasses! She literally cried she was so happy! The best part is that Dr. Christian is a total sweetheart. The best decision we've ever made!!!
Not only does Dr. Christian have absolutely world-class training, but he is an amazing surgeon with an incredible bedside manner. I had LASIK with him, then my boyfriend had him do his LASIK, and just last week my sister had her eyes done. We are all seeing better than 20/20!!! My advise would be to compare his training to any other LASIK surgeon's. I guarantee you he is better trained and more highly respected than whomever you are considering.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2012, 2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
16 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. William K Christian accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsJayantkumar Patel MD, 2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 985W, Santa Monica, CA
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