Duke Ophthalmology Among America's Best Eye Doctors 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021
We are proud to report that 4 Duke faculty made the America's Best Eye Doctors 2021 List by Newsweek.
Newsweek partnered with the respected global data research firm Statista, to find the best eye doctors in the country. They looked at the 20 most populous states in the US and selected the 300 best ophthalmologists (MDs who specialize in treating the eye) and optometrists (licensed professionals who have earned a post-college doctor of optometry degree). They did not rank opticians, who are trained to design and fit eyeglasses and lenses but not to diagnose or treat diseases or injuries.
Their research started with a survey of over 10,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, clinic managers and other health care professionals who they asked to recommend the best eye doctors in the US. What they were looking for were 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.
Duke faculty on the America's Best Eye Doctors List:
  • Terry Kim, MD
  • Leon W. Herndon, Jr., MD
  • Alan N. Carlson, MD
  • Sharon F. Freedman, MD