Everett Ai, MD Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology Oakland, CA

Quick Facts

  • 5.0  
  • SPEAKS Chinese, Spanish
  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
  • 4 AWARDS
  • 4 Location

About Dr. Everett Ai MD

Dr. Everett Ai, MD is a doctor primarily located in Oakland, CA, with other offices in San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA( and 2 other locations). They have 46 years of experience. Their specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ai has received 4 awards.

Castle Connolly Regional Top DoctorsPatients' Choice AwardOn-Time Doctor AwardCompassionate Doctor Recognition


Dr. Everett Ai has 4 locations

West Coast Retina 400 30th St Ste 402 Oakland, CA 94609
West Coast Retina 101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 306 San Mateo, CA 94401
Pacific Eye Associates 2100 Webster St Ste 214 San Francisco, CA 94115
West Coast Retina 1445 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94109


Dr. Everett Ai has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Everett Ai has the following 18 expertise

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Retina Surgery
  • Vision Disorders
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Pain
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Perforations
  • Retinitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Vitrectomy
  • Eye Diseases
  • Vision Issues
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness


4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (1)

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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.


46 Years Experience

State University Of New York Upstate Medical University

Graduated in 1975

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


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More about Dr. Everett Ai

August L. Reader, III, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with honors. After obtaining his medical degree from UT San Antonio, he served his internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. After two weeks as an intern, he was asked to become a Neurology resident, which he did to complete his intern year. This was followed by an Ophthalmology residency at the same institution and a Neuroophthalmolgy and Orbital Surgery fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He next headed the neuroophthalmology and ocular trauma unit at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, finishing his tour their as Assistant Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the resident training program. In 1983, he joined practice with Julian Gunzberg, M.D. and James J. Salz, M.D. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. There he has developed a very large surgical practice and has written numerous articles for medical journals on radial keratotomy, cataract surgery and lens implantation, neuroophthalmology, and on the physiology and psychology of near-death experiences. He served on the staff of Cedars-Sinai where he is Director of the Visual Electrophysiology Laboratory and Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He still saw patients two days a week in Los Angeles with the remainder of his time in the East Bay. He also served as a Chaplain at Cedars-Sinai and does work with the terminally ill to help them understand the death process and what to expect at the time of death. In addition to his work at Cedars-Sinai, he has served as the Chief of the Neuroophthalmology Units at Childrens’ Hospital of Los Angeles and White Memorial Medical Center. He has been actively teaching residents at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and at the Doheny Eye Institute where he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. He served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Midway Hospital Medical Center for two years and has served on numerous other hospital committees. He was the first person to serve as Vice-President for Peer Review for the California Association of Ophthalmology and now serves as their Vice-President for Ophthalmic Practice and Managed Care, a position created for him because of his nationally known reputation in health-care reform and managed care. He also serves as Chairman of the Managed Care Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. However, he began splitting his time between LA and San Francisco in 1994. Neuroophthalmology is that area of medicine that deals with those neurological diseases that have effects on the eyes, the vision and the movement of the eyes as seen in patients with strokes or multiple sclerosis. In addition, those conditions which affect the tissues surrounding the eyes, such as thyroid eye disease, tumors, or inflammation, are conditions seen and treated by Dr. Reader. He also performs cataract surgeries, strabismus surgery for double vision and glaucoma laser surgeries.

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