America's Best Eye Doctors 2022 - Optometrists

America's Best Eye Doctors 2022

Newsweek is proud to announce our annual ranking of America's Best Eye Doctors. For the second year in a row, we've partnered with the respected global data research firm Statista to find the 350 best ophthalmologists and optometrists in the country.

We surveyed over 10,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, clinic managers and other healthcare professionals across the country and, based on their recommendations, selected the 175 best ophthalmologists (MDs or doctors of osteopathy who specialize in treating the eye) and 175 optometrists (licensed professionals who have earned a post-college doctor of optometry degree). We did not rank opticians, who are trained to design and fit eyeglasses and lenses but not to diagnose or treat diseases or injuries.

We were looking the doctors who had earned the most respect from their peers in three categories: the quality of care they provide, the continuity of care and the quality of the technology they use in their practices. If you are looking for an eye doctor, we hope you'll find our ranking helpful.

Nancy Cooper Signature 4
1/
Viola Kanevsky, OD
Score93.10%
  • New York, NY
Score 93.10%
2/
Arthur B. Epstein, OD
Score90.75%
  • Phoenix, AZ
Score 90.75%
3/
Alan Glazier, OD
Score84.87%
  • Rockville, MD
Score 84.87%
4/
Joseph W. Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
Score82.48%
  • Englewood, FL
  • Venice, FL
  • North Port, FL
Score 82.48%
5/
Hardeep Kataria, OD, FAAO
Score79.37%
  • Porter Ranch, CA
Score 79.37%
6/
Paul C. Ajamian, OD
Score79.28%
  • Atlanta, GA
  • College Park, GA
Score 79.28%
7/
Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
Score79.27%
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
Score 79.27%
8/
Talin Amadian, OD
Score79.21%
  • Encino, CA
Score 79.21%
9/
Richard Madonna, MA, OD
Score78.81%
  • New York, NY
Score 78.81%
10/
Anne Mika Moy, OD, FAAO
Score77.87%
  • Berkeley, CA
Score 77.87%
11/
Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Score77.80%
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Middlesboro, KY
  • Mount Sterling, KY
Score 77.80%
12/
Shannon L. Steinhäuser, OD
Score77.59%
  • Phoenix, AZ
Score 77.59%
13/
Nyok Alan Lee, OD
Score77.52%
  • Houston, TX
Score 77.52%
14/
Oliver K. Lou, OD
Score77.39%
  • Cedar Park, TX
Score 77.39%
15/
Jamie Kuzniar, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Score77.33%
  • Bloomfield Twp, MI
Score 77.33%
16/
Kambiz Silani, OD
Score77.32%
  • Beverly Hills, CA
Score 77.32%
17/
April L. Jasper OD, FAAO
Score77.13%
  • West Palm Beach, FL
Score 77.13%
18/
Jill C. Autry, OD, R.Ph.
Score77.02%
  • Bellaire, TX; Houston, TX
  • Pasadena, TX; Conroe, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Webster, TX
Score 77.02%
19/
Mark Perry, OD
Score76.83%
  • Orlando, FL
Score 76.83%
20/
Andrew Gurwood, OD, FAAO
Score76.62%
  • Philadelphia, PA
Score 76.62%
21/
Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO
Score76.53%
  • New York, NY
Score 76.53%
22/
Mary Demirjian, OD
Score76.46%
  • Encino, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Palmdale, CA
Score 76.46%
23/
Reagan Ratcliff, OD
Score76.38%
  • Friendswood, TX
Score 76.38%
24/
Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO
Score76.23%
  • Decatur, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
Score 76.23%
25/
Danica Marrelli, OD, FAAO
Score76.22%
  • Houston, TX
Score 76.22%
26/
Mina Sehizadeh, OD
Score76.14%
  • Boston, MA
Score 76.14%
27/
Philip Walling, OD
Score76.10%
  • Big Rapids, MI
Score 76.10%
28/
Anna Lange, OD, FAAO
Score76.04%
  • New York, NY
Score 76.04%
29/
Phillip Brunson, OD, FAAO
Score75.94%
  • Humble, TX
Score 75.94%
30/
Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO
Score75.86%
  • Cedar Park, TX
Score 75.86%
31/
Katarzyna Ciesek, OD
Score75.75%
  • Hamilton, NJ
Score 75.75%
32/
Hannah Yecheskel, OD
Score75.72%
  • Rockville, MD
Score 75.72%
33/
Thomas A. Myers, OD
Score75.70%
  • Spokane, WA
Score 75.70%
34/
Lisa Steward, OD
Score75.68%
  • Terre Haute, IN
Score 75.68%
35/
Yin C. Tea, OD, FAAO
Score75.67%
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Score 75.67%
36/
Douglas Devries, OD
Score75.51%
  • Sparks, NV
Score 75.51%
37/
Stephanie L. Woo, OD
Score75.43%
  • Lake Havasu, AZ
Score 75.43%
38/
Gregory J. Nixon, OD, FAAO
Score75.42%
  • Westerville, OH
  • Johnstown, OH
  • Lewis Center, OH
Score 75.42%
39/
Shauna Lushko, OD
Score75.41%
  • McKees Rocks, PA
Score 75.41%
40/
David Evans, OD
Score75.40%
  • Memphis, TN
Score 75.40%
41/
Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO
Score75.39%
  • Miami, FL; Plantation, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL; Coral Gables, FL
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Naples, FL
Score 75.39%
42/
Shane Presson, OD
Score75.38%
  • Knoxville, TN
Score 75.38%
43/
N. Ron Melton, OD
Score75.36%
  • Charlotte , NC
Score 75.36%
44/
Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO
Score75.30%
  • Philadelphia, PA
Score 75.30%
45/
Michael Tortorici, OD
Score75.27%
  • Elmwood Park, NJ
Score 75.27%
46/
C. Douglas Stine, OD
Score75.26%
  • Weston, WI
Score 75.26%
47/
Randy Charrier, OD
Score75.22%
  • Spring, TX
Score 75.22%
48/
Haylie Mulliniks, OD
Score75.15%
  • Memphis, TN
  • Southaven, MS
Score 75.15%
49/
Justin Bazan, OD
Score75.14%
  • Brooklyn, NY
Score 75.14%
50/
Ian B. Gaddie, OD
Score75.13%
  • Carrollton, KY
  • LaGrange, KY
  • Louisville, KY
Score 75.13%
51/
Marina Su, OD, FAAO
Score75.08%
  • Bronx, NY
Score 75.08%
52/
Dale Buettner, OD
Score75.01%
  • Milwaukee, WI
Score 75.01%
53/
Ellen Butts, OD
Score74.93%
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Monroeville, PA
  • Wexford, PA
  • Sewickley, PA
Score 74.93%
54/
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO
Score74.91%
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Score 74.91%
55/
Alex Reed, OD
Score74.88%
  • Ardmore, OK
Score 74.88%
56/
David Geffen, OD, FAAO
Score74.87%
  • San Diego, CA
Score 74.87%
57/
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO
Score74.83%
  • New York, NY
  • Roslyn, NY
Score 74.83%
58/
Gloria Chow, OD
Score74.71%
  • San Jose, CA
Score 74.71%
59/
Judith Schaffer, OD
Score74.68%
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Score 74.68%
60/
Monica Kalia, OD
Score74.61%
  • Evansville, IN
Score 74.61%
61/
Reed A. Hopping, OD
Score74.59%
  • Friendswood, TX
  • Houston, TX
Score 74.59%
62/
Lori Vollmer, OD
Score74.58%
  • Venice, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
Score 74.58%
63/
Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP
Score74.55%
  • New York, NY
Score 74.55%
64/
Rex A. Werner, OD
Score74.48%
  • El Cajon, CA
Score 74.48%
65/
Cheryl Schmitt, OD
Score74.43%
  • Tuscon, AZ
Score 74.43%
66/
Marilyn Vricella, OD
Score74.42%
  • New York, NY
Score 74.42%
67/
Mark Sawamura, OD
Score74.37%
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Fullerton, CA
Score 74.37%
68/
Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO
Score74.36%
  • New York, NY
Score 74.36%
69/
Rebecca Kammer, OD
Score74.31%
  • Irvine, CA
  • Anaheim, CA
Score 74.31%
70/
Lawrence E. Addison, OD
Score74.27%
  • Rochester, MN
Score 74.27%
71/
Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO
Score74.25%
  • Boston, MA
Score 74.25%
72/
Randall K. Thomas, OD, FAAO
Score74.24%
  • Concord, NC
Score 74.24%
73/
Peter Cass, OD
Score74.17%
  • Beaumont, TX
  • Orange, TX
  • Silsbee, TX
Score 74.17%
74/
Angela Nguyen, OD
Score74.14%
  • Sacramento, CA
Score 74.14%
75/
Julieanne M. Roper, OD
Score74.13%
  • Columbia , SC
Score 74.13%
76/
Anita Gulmiri, OD
Score74.12%
  • Boston, MA
  • Roslindale, MA
Score 74.12%
77/
Renee K. Lane, OD
Score74.11%
  • De Soto, MO
Score 74.11%
78/
Kathleen Adams, OD
Score74.10%
  • Silver Spring, MD; Baltimore, MD
  • Temple Hills, MD
  • Largo, MD
  • Kensington, MD
Score 74.10%
79/
Marc J. Ullman, OD
Score74.09%
  • Pine Beach, NJ
Score 74.09%
80/
Morris Sheffer, OD
Score74.08%
  • Charlotte, NC
Score 74.08%
81/
Jenny M. Soohoo , MD
Score74.07%
  • Monterey Park, CA
  • Diamond Bar, CA
Score 74.07%
82/
Joanna Cotter, OD, FAAO
Score74.05%
  • Miami, FL
Score 74.05%
83/
Nicole D. Pogue, OD, FAAO
Score74.04%
  • Roxbury, MA
  • St. Louis, MO
Score 74.04%
84/
Gerald Neidigh, OD
Score74.03%
  • Richmond, VA
Score 74.03%
85/
Jerry Ellington, OD
Score74.02%
  • Henderson, NC
  • Louisburg, NC
  • Warrenton, NC
Score 74.02%
86/
Mehrdad Saadat, OD
Score74.01%
  • Lithia Springs, GA
Score 74.01%
87/
Kurt Steele, OD
Score74.00%
  • Newport, TN
Score 74.00%
88/
Rajeev Raghu, OD, FAAO
Score73.99%
  • Jackson, NJ
Score 73.99%
89/
Peter Benvenuto, OD
Score73.93%
  • Memphis, TN
Score 73.93%
90/
Faneli James, OD
Score73.92%
  • Wilmington, NC
Score 73.92%
91/
Randall Go, OD
Score73.91%
  • San Francisco, CA
Score 73.91%
92/
Aaron Lee, OD
Score73.76%
  • Forth Worth, TX
  • Hurst, TX
Score 73.76%
93/
Michael Cymbor, OD, FAAO
Score73.74%
  • State College, PA
  • Lewistown, PA
Score 73.74%
94/
Ryan Abilmouna, OD
Score73.53%
  • Humble, TX
Score 73.53%
95/
Angelina Scaramuzzo, OD
Score73.52%
  • Lake Placid, NY
Score 73.52%
96/
Gustavo Garmizo, OD
Score73.51%
  • Tamarac, FL
Score 73.51%
97/
Aaron Neufeld, OD
Score73.40%
  • Los Altos, CA
Score 73.40%
98/
Carly Rose, OD
Score73.37%
  • Cincinnati, OH
Score 73.37%
99/
Jason Tu, OD
Score73.35%
  • San Diego, CA
Score 73.35%
100/
Bessie Abraham, OD
Score73.27%
  • New York, NY
Score 73.27%
101/
Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Diplomate AAO, ABO, ABCMO
Score73.21%
  • Sartell, MN
Score 73.21%
102/
Michelle Marfori, OD
Score73.18%
  • Brick, NJ
Score 73.18%
103/
Jonathan Fishbein, OD
Score72.97%
  • North Brunswick, NJ
Score 72.97%
104/
Chelsea Ashlaw, OD
Score72.92%
  • Houston, TX
Score 72.92%
105/
Daniel J. Brooksbank, OD
Score72.90%
  • Toms River, NJ
Score 72.90%
106/
Julia Appel, OD
Score72.63%
  • New York, NY
Score 72.63%
107/
Bhawanjot Minhas, OD
Score72.59%
  • Philadelphia, PA
Score 72.59%
108/
Leslie O'Dell, OD, FAAO
Score72.57%
  • Shrewsbury, PA
Score 72.57%
109/
Alison K. Bozung, OD
Score72.51%
  • Coral Gables, FL
Score 72.51%
110/
Michael Zost, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Score72.47%
  • Northfield, IL
Score 72.47%
111/
Randy Schulman, OD
Score72.45%
  • Norwalk, CT
  • Trumbull, CT
  • Stamford, CT
  • Southport, CT
Score 72.45%
112/
Alana N. Curatola, OD
Score72.40%
  • Renton, WA
Score 72.40%
113/
John C. Zelazowski, OD
Score72.34%
  • Cheswick, PA
Score 72.34%
114/
Brian Den Beste, OD, FAAO
Score72.33%
  • Orlando, FL, FL
Score 72.33%
115/
Michael J. Veliky, MD
Score72.16%
  • Rochelle Park,NJ
Score 72.16%
116/
Inna Lazar, OD
Score72.15%
  • Greenwich, CT
Score 72.15%
117/
Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO
Score72.07%
  • Plano, TX
Score 72.07%
118/
Kimberly Calnan-Holt, OD
Score71.81%
  • Spokane Valley, WA
Score 71.81%
119/
Selina R. McGee, OD, FAAO
Score71.77%
  • Edmond, OK
Score 71.77%
120/
Michael Kling, OD
Score71.59%
  • San Diego, CA, CA
Score 71.59%
121/
Kriti Bhagat, OD
Score71.54%
  • Providence, RI
Score 71.54%
122/
Matthew Alpert, OD
Score71.51%
  • Woodland Hills, CA
Score 71.51%
123/
Shannon N. Friedmeyer, OD
Score71.43%
  • Tucson, AZ
Score 71.43%
124/
Claudio Lagunas, OD
Score71.41%
  • The Woodlands, TX
Score 71.41%
125/
Clarke Newman, OD
Score71.33%
  • Dallas, TX
Score 71.33%
126/
Jordan Keith, OD, FAAO
Score71.32%
  • Fridley, MN
Score 71.32%
127/
Kyle Barnes, OD
Score71.31%
  • Dandridge, TN
  • Middlesboro, KY
Score 71.31%
128/
Robert Easton, OD
Score71.30%
  • Oakland Park. FL
Score 71.30%
129/
Alyssa B. Donahue, OD
Score71.21%
  • Mason, OH
Score 71.21%
130/
Mark T. Marciano, OD
Score70.91%
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Score 70.91%
131/
Michelle Kwon, OD
Score70.79%
  • Hartford, WI
Score 70.79%
132/
Walter O. Whitley, OD
Score70.69%
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Suffolk, VA
Score 70.69%
133/
Jennifer Deakins, OD, FAAO
Score70.67%
  • Fort Worth, TX
Score 70.67%
134/
Sean Phibbs, OD
Score70.64%
  • Sea Girt, NJ
Score 70.64%
135/
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO
Score70.56%
  • Brooklyn, NY
Score 70.56%
136/
Harrison Tsang, OD
Score70.55%
  • Santa Clarita, CA
Score 70.55%
137/
Alex Gibberman, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Score70.53%
  • Loveland, OH
Score 70.53%
138/
Joseph Boos, OD
Score70.52%
  • Rye, NY
Score 70.52%
139/
Jeffrey Nyman, OD, FAAO
Score70.36%
  • Elkins Park, PA
Score 70.36%
140/
Zanna Kruoch, OD
Score70.33%
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Hurst, TX
Score 70.33%
141/
Cory Jensen, OD
Score70.32%
  • Spokane, WA
Score 70.32%
142/
James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Score70.31%
  • Stamford, CT
Score 70.31%
143/
David Williams, OD, MBA
Score70.20%
  • Loveland, OH
Score 70.20%
144/
Savannah Coker, OD
Score70.19%
  • Mt Pleasant, SC
Score 70.19%
145/
Bethany Fishbein, OD
Score70.16%
  • North Brunswick
Score 70.16%
146/
Jonathan Burt, OD
Score70.03%
  • Cincinnati, OH
Score 70.03%
147/
Komal Abbas, OD
Score69.99%
  • Edison, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Woodbridge, NJ
Score 69.99%
148/
Allen E. Austin, OD
Score69.97%
  • Orange, CA
Score 69.97%
149/
Thomas J. Riley, OD, FAAO
Score69.96%
  • Spokane, WA
Score 69.96%
150/
Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, FAAO
Score69.95%
  • Clarks Summit, PA
Score 69.95%
151/
Bruce Krawiecki, OD
Score69.93%
  • Humble, TX
Score 69.93%
152/
Kathleen Abarr, OD
Score69.89%
  • Westerley, RI
Score 69.89%
153/
Daniel Tulman, OD
Score69.86%
  • Lithia Springs, GA
Score 69.86%
154/
Angela Wong, OD
Score69.83%
  • Union City, CA
Score 69.83%
155/
Stuart B. Adams, OD
Score69.74%
  • Blythe, CA
  • Lake Havasy city, AZ
  • Parker, AZ
Score 69.74%
156/
Christopher Lopez, OD
Score69.73%
  • Weston, WI
Score 69.73%
157/
Kaleel Shaheen, OD
Score69.71%
  • Canton, OH
Score 69.71%
158/
Thomas Arnold, OD
Score69.64%
  • Sugar Land, TX
Score 69.64%
159/
Alessi Rispoli, OD
Score69.63%
  • Middletown, RI
Score 69.63%
160/
Stephen Rice, OD
Score69.53%
  • Springfield, MO
Score 69.53%
161/
Natalie Nguyen, OD
Score69.52%
  • Grove City, OH
Score 69.52%
162/
Thanh Mai, OD, FSLS
Score69.45%
  • Costa Mesa, CA
Score 69.45%
163/
Mark J. Forster, OD
Score69.41%
  • Lawrenceville, GA
Score 69.41%
164/
Jillian Zimmer, OD
Score69.40%
  • Cincinnati, OH
Score 69.40%
165/
Stephanie Lyons, OD
Score69.37%
  • Chicago,IL
Score 69.37%
166/
Julie Ngo, OD
Score69.35%
  • Plano, TX
Score 69.35%
167/
Jeffrey Lant, OD
Score69.34%
  • Hillsboro, MO
Score 69.34%
168/
Geoffrey Hsu, OD
Score69.28%
  • San Pedro, CA
Score 69.28%
169/
Edward Boshnick, OD
Score69.27%
  • Miami, FL
Score 69.27%
170/
Diana L. Shechtman, OD
Score69.21%
  • Oakland Park. FL
  • North Miami Beach, FL
Score 69.21%
171/
Megan M. Petersen, OD
Score69.20%
  • West Des Moines, IA
Score 69.20%
172/
Sahil A. Dosaj, OD
Score69.17%
  • Yucaipa, CA
Score 69.17%
173/
Joan K. Portello, OD, MS, MPH
Score69.16%
  • New York, NY
Score 69.16%
174/
Anith Pillai, OD
Score69.15%
  • Sugar Land, TX
Score 69.15%
175/
Elizabeth D. Muckley, OD, FAAO
Score69.07%
  • Kent, OH
Score 69.07%
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Methodology:
The America's Best Ophthalmologists and America's Best Optometrists 2022 ranking awards the leading 350 eye doctors in the US. The ranking distinguishes ophthalmologists and optometrists in seperate lists to account for the substantial differences in services and treatments provided.

• In total, 175 ophthalmologists and 175 optometrists were awarded.
• Eye doctors from all US states were eligible for the ranking.
• During the survey period from May to June 2022, over 10,000 medical experts (ophthalmologists, optometrists, clinic managers and healthcare professionals) were invited to an online survey. In total, over 5,500 votes were collected and analyzed during the survey period.
• A score was calculated for each eye doctor based on the number of recommendations, a quality score and – if available – membership status in the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Optometry, respectively.
• In-state recommendations were weighted higher than out-of-state recommendations. • Recommendations within one doctor group were weighted higher than recommendations from the other specialty (ophthalmology for optometry and vice versa).
• In the ophthalmologist survey, participants were also able to specify a standout treatment (cornea, retina, glaucoma) for the recommended ophthalmologists (if applicable).
• Most awarded eye doctors work primarily in an outpatient practice where patients can schedule direct appointments with the respective eye doctor (as opposed to inpatient settings).


Scoring Model
1. Recommendation: 80 percent of score
In state recommendation: 35 percent of score
Survey participants were asked to name the leading optometrists and ophthalmologists in their own state or in one of four regions (northeast, midwest, west and south). The order in which recommendations were provided was relevant to the ranking (number 1 has the highest weight). Participants in the ophthalmologist survey were asked to specify a standout treatment in (cornea, retina, glaucoma)
• Self-recommendations were not allowed and lead to disqualification from the survey.

Out of state recommendation: 25 percent of score
Survey participants were asked to recommend the leading doctors in their respective field in any of the other states or four regions included in the survey.

Recommendation by other speciality: 20 percent of score
Optionally, ophthalmologists were able to recommend optometrists and vice versa.

2. Quality: 15 percent of score

A quality score was calculated for each in-state recommendation along three quality dimensions.
Participants were asked to rank the doctors on a scale from 1 ("poor") to 100 ("excellent") on:
• quality of care (50 percent of quality score)
• continuity of care (30 percent of quality score)
• quality of technical equipment (20 percent of quality score)

3. Accreditation: 5 percent of score
Doctors who are members of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Optometry, respectively, had an additional 5 percent added to their total score.

The rankings are composed exclusively of eye doctors that are eligible regarding the scope described here. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last 12 months only. Furthermore, any events following June 22, 2022, were not considered in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about eye doctors or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to the clinic. The quality of eye doctors that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.


Download the full methodology here.