David Hamilton spent more than six hours busting his ass, performing magic on my right eye. It is my belief that more than 90% of eye surgeons would not have dared to even try such a surgery.  And even fewer who could pull it off. Today, with the aid of an industrial strength contact lens, I see 20/20 out of that eye.

Dr. Hamilton stands at the peak of the eye surgeon pyramid, world- renowned, a fearless jet fighter pilot of a surgeon. We’re talking Top Gun.

G T.

Dr. Hamilton just did my LASIK surgery and I’m glad I took the time to research my choices before taking the plunge. His reputation is well earned. I felt comfortable and confident during the procedure, which turned out to be a painless and slightly interesting 15 minutes long.

The results though. I had this done because I surf, and now when I’m on the water I can see the texture and variations of the ever-changing waves while I’m in them. I can’t express how great it is.

Roger U.

Dr. Hamilton is simply the best. He’s a top notch refractive surgeon who pays exquisite attention to detail, and his work speaks volumes!  In terms of bedside manner, I would place Dr. Hamilton in the highest category of good people. Kind, considerate, professional, and he has a talent for explaining procedures in a way that patients can understand them. My refractive surgery experience was outstanding, and I cannot recommend Dr. Hamilton enough! Six Stars!

Andrew S.

Dr. Hamilton performed LASIK surgery on my eyes in 2009 and completely changed my life. I wore glasses and contact lenses for 20 years and having LASIK is literally the best thing I’ve ever done. I am also a corneal refractive surgeon and I trusted Dr. Hamilton with my eyes. He is a leader in the field of refractive surgery and I am fortunate to have received the gift of sight from him. Dr. Hamilton has taught me everything I know about refractive surgery and my patients are benefitting daily from the influence he has on me.

If you are considering cataract or refractive surgery, see Dr. Hamilton! You will not be disappointed!!

Marvin H.

When Dr. Hamilton was at Jules Stein, he did my cataracts.  It was a painless and almost carefree experience.  My eyesight is great and I have no complaints at all.  I then found out that he left UCLA and instead of finding someone else, I decided to continue with him.  He’s now in private practice and I went yesterday for my yearly check up.  The staff was efficient and kind and when I saw him, he seemed very pleased to see me.   I received the impression that Dr. Hamilton wants to be one of those doctors that you are “faithful” to because he knows you and whatever problems you may have with your eyes. The old-fashioned family doctor type — not just a cog in a huge medical machine.  Anyhow, I realize this is hardly an eloquent review, but I most wholeheartedly recommend Dr Hamilton.

Ilana M.

As much as I disliked wearing glasses and contacts, I was also very nervous about getting a LASIK procedure done. I was referred to Dr. Hamilton by people in the medical field whose opinions I greatly trust. I did some research on my own and quickly came to find out that he is respected as a national leader in eye surgeries.  At the consultation visit, Dr. Hamilton was very personable, professional, and took the time to address all of my questions. Dr. Hamilton and his staff made every effort to keep me comfortable and calm during the surgery.  He told me what to look at, and talked me through the procedure.  I don’t have a high threshold for pain, but I found the surgery itself to be quick and painless.  As I left the surgery center, my eyes were watery and a little sensitive, but as long as I kept them closed, I felt no pain.  My husband drove me home and I took a nap for a couple of hours. When I woke up from the nap, it was one of the best feelings ever… I could see! And see clearly!  At the follow-up visit the next day, my vision was 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other. This gift of clear vision has been incredible and I’m forever thankful to Dr. Hamilton’s knowledge and skills.  I definitely recommend Dr. Hamilton’s expertise if you are looking for a Cataract or LASIK surgeon.

Lemi K.

I finally became fed up with the hassle of glasses and contacts and so a friend recommended that I talk to Dr. Hamilton about LASIK. I was a bit apprehensive, but his explanation of the procedure in layman’s terms made me comfortable.  This was a life-changing procedure and I wish I had had it done sooner! The surgery was quick, there was no discomfort,. Later that afternoon, I was able to see clearly without glasses. Thank you Dr. Hamilton!

S J.

I did my research before I had my cataract surgery and saw that Dr. Hamilton had the experience and training that I was was looking for. You don’t get any better than heading the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA! He is absolutely the best! He did my cataract surgery over a year ago and I now have bionic vision!
He used the latest technology so I have the Toric Synfony lens that gives me close, mid-range and long distance vision. Dr. Hamilton explains everything so you understand what’s happening. And he’s just a great guy! He is now at Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, I go there for my follow-up care. I would not trust my eyes to anyone else!

Shelly B.

I have no idea why I waited so long to get Lasik. Dr. Hamilton and his staff were amazing. They made the whole process very comfortable, were always right on the ball and I couldn’t be any happier. Dr. Hamilton came highly referred from a friend that had surgery with him and I’m glad I went with him for my precious surgery.

Tania C.
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