Dr. David Johnson


Over 60,000 ocular procedures performed


Educational Background

Dr. David W. Johnson received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal.  He then went on to complete the Ophthalmology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Chief Resident.  Dr. Johnson was awarded a Fellowship from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1996. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1998. He also holds Certification in Family Medicine from the University of Toronto, where he completed a two-year residency.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience as a LASIK and refractive surgery specialist. He also has 28 years of experience performing intraocular surgery and has performed over 25,000 intraocular procedures throughout his career, including refractive lens exchange (RLE). Dr. Johnson also performs over 1,100 cataract procedures each year.

Dr. Johnson has extensive experience using the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217z laser, the Allegretto z400 laser, the Hansatome keratome, and Intralase laser keratome.  

Dr. Johnson has performed laser vision correction in several laser centres.  He has served as Medical Director at three large refractive facilities. Dr. Johnson has lectured and taught the LASIK procedure to other surgeons and supervised medical students.

Accomplishments and Awards

During his residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Johnson was awarded the J.L. Gayton award for his outstanding achievement in the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program.  It was also here that he received two awards for original research he had conducted.  In addition to running a busy General Ophthalmology practice over the last 28 years, he was also the Chief of Surgery for the Woodstock Hospital for six years.  Dr. Johnson has conducted original research on contrast sensitivity after implantation of Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses, presented in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has had several articles published in leading medical journals.  In 2004, he became Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
LASIK MD surgeons are among the most sought-after in the field of vision correction.
  • ​​​​​They remain up-to-date on latest laser vision technologies and techniques
  • They teach surgeons-in-training at prominent universities 
  • They conduct ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery

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