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Matthew Kirk, M.D.

I believe in providing excellent care in a friendly and professional setting.

Matthew Kirk, MD



Matthew R. Kirk, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Serving the community of La Jolla since 2007, Dr. Kirk is focused on providing the best quality of care for each patient he works with.

Dr. Kirk’s training includes Boston University School of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.  He did his internship at the Naval Hospital, San Diego and served as a flight surgeon with the 3rd Marine Air Wing at Camp Pendleton and abroad.

After his time in the military, Dr. Kirk went on to do his residency at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was selected as a chief resident. He joined us at Eye Care of La Jolla in 2007. 

In his personal time, Dr. Kirk enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with his family.

  • College
    Union College, B.S. in Biology, Schenectady, NY (1990-1994)
  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Boston, MA (1995-2000)
  • Internship
    – Surgical Internship, San Diego Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA (2000-2001)
    – U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon Training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
  • Residency
    Wills Eye Hospital, Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident, Philadelphia, PA (2004-2007)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • Chief Resident, Wills Eye Hospital (2006-2007)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Award for overseeing medical operations for Navy and Marine Corps while deployed in Kuwait and Iraq
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Dora Savenor Prize for Excellence in Surgery. Award for the highest overall achievement in the field of surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (2000)

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Serving Our Community

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.

Eye Care of La Jolla

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.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours may vary; please contact the office at (858) 457-3050 to confirm.