Ophthalmologist located in La Jolla, CA

About Practice

Eye Care of La Jolla is a top-rated ophthalmology practice providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care as well as routine and preventive ophthalmology services for patients in La Jolla, CA, and throughout the surrounding San Diego area. The practice features state-of-the-art technology to ensure the most appropriate, safest and most accurate treatment options for a wide array of conditions and diseases, including LASIK surgery, advanced cataract surgery, multifocal and toric lens implants, dry eye treatments, and evaluation and management of chronic eye conditions including macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as routine eye examinations for patients of all ages. Eye Care of La Jolla also offers a wide selection of custom eyewear for patients with all types of vision needs, including designer frames, ultra-light titanium frames and eyewear specially designed for patients with dry eye syndrome.

Dr. Michelson and the entire staff of Eye Care of La Jolla are committed to providing patients with individualized solutions based on each patient's needs to help ensure the clearest vision and optimal resolution of eye health issues. The practice employs the most advanced care options for both acute and chronic issues, performing in-depth evaluations and helping patients understand their conditions as well as the treatments that are available to them so they can feel confident in the choices they make regarding their care. Plus, the on-site optical shop enables each patient to enjoy complete care in one location, without the need to travel to an off-site retail location to purchase frames and order lenses.

Eye Care of La Jolla is conveniently located on Genesee Avenue, and the practice accepts Medicare and most PPO insurance plans. explore the website or contact the practice to learn more.


Optical Department

Fashion meets Function 

Our optical services are an extension of our commitment to the health of your eyes and enhancement of your lifestyle through improved vision. We provide precision optical lenses and quality frames, dispensed under medical supervision. 

Certified opticians have the experience to optimize your visual performance, comfort and appearance. Our acclaied optical department features the Eye Care of La Jolla "Jewelry for your Eyes" frame collection, including the ultra-durable air titanium frames, and the exquisitely fashionable Judith Leiber frames, as well as our special collection of frames for dry eye patients, designed to optimize protection, function and style.

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Matthew Kirk, MD

Doctor Matthew Kirk, M.D is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega National Honor Medical Society. After completing a surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Kirk served as a U.S Naval Flight Surgeon at Camp Pendleton, CA and abroad. He went on to complete his Opthamology residency at the world-renound Wills Eye Hospital, where he was selected Chief Resident.

Dr. Kirk has interests in comprehensive eye care, including the latest small incision cataract surgery, Multifocal lenses, glaucoma treatment, laser refractive surgery, Diabetic eye care, eyelid surgery, dry eyes and eye emergencies. 

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David Najafi, MD

Doctor David Najafi, M.D is a Board Certified Opthamologist, Vitreoretinal Suegeon, and Fellow of the American Academy of Opthamology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology. He received his M.D degree from Cornell University Medical College. His medical training continued at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and North Shore University Hospital, New York.

His residency in Opthamology at the New York Hospital of Cornell University was followed by a two year fellowship in diseases and surgery of retina and vitreous at the Shiley Eye Center of UC San Diego. Practicing as a Vitreoretinal surgeon in San Diego since 1999, Dr. Najafi also devotes time to resident training at the UCSD Medical Center. Dr. Najafi is on thr staff of Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla.

At Eye Care of La Jolla, Dr. Najafi practices opthamology with special emphasis on medical and surgical disorders of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, intraocular tumors, macular hole, epirentinal membrane, uveitis, and retinal vascular diseases.

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Paul E. Michelson, MD

Dr. Paul E. Michelson was born in Albany, New York. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University, he received his M.D from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He did an internal medicine internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a three year residency at the renowned Wilmer Ophthamolmolgic Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following his training, Dr. Michelson served in the U.S Army Medical Corps at the Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in Boston, as head of Opthalmology at Scripps Clinic Medical Group, and chief of the Ophthalmology section of the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where he is a member of the senior staff.

The author of the book Insight to Eyesight, Dr. Michelson has published numerous research articles. His current research interests include small incision cataract surgery and intraocular lenses, the management of dry eye disorders, and the treatment and rehabilitation of pateitns with macular degeneration.  

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Diana Ng, MD

Doctor Diana Ng is an opthamologist in La Jolla, California. She received her degrees at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Banner Good Samartian Medical Center. 

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Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept Medicare and most PPO plans. If you have any questions, pleaes contact our office. 

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Health Net

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    "I have been going to Eye Care of La Jolla and Dr. David Michelson for 8 years now. The whole team at Eye Care of La Jolla is very careful and supportive."

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Eye Care of La Jolla
9834 Genesee Avenue, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-457-3050
Fax: 858-457-0851
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Eye Care of La Jolla
9834 Genesee Avenue
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037