To serve the community and improve my patients' vision with custom treatment options are my true passions.
Dr. David S. Michelson is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology with special interests in dry eye syndromes and treatments, ocular surface disease syndromes and treatments, glaucoma management, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye care, as well as laser vision correction and small incision cataract surgery.
Dr. Michelson brings his love of the latest new technology, techniques, and proven treatments to his patients using personalized and customized treatment plans.
Dr. Michelson grew up in La Jolla and is passionate about serving the eye health needs of the community. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University (graduating Magna Cum Laude) he received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and followed with an internal medicine internship at Johns Hopkins University Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
As a medical student, Dr. Michelson received clinical elective honors and internships in otolaryngology and eye pathology, graduating in the top third of his medical school class.
After completing a three-year residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Michelson returned home and began working with La Jolla locals – helping care for the eyes of the people from his childhood hometown.
A fun thing to know about Dr. Michelson is that he played drums in several rock bands in order to help pay his way through college and medical school.
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.
9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hours may vary; please contact the office at (858) 457-3050 to confirm.