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18
Years of Experience

Biography

Dr. Mihir Parikh is a highly trained refractive eye surgeon with expertise in the most recent advances in cataract and refractive eye surgery procedures. He specializes in LASIK and Intacs for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

Dr. Parikh graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical degree from the University Michigan Medical School. Dr. Parikh completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the New York University Medical Center and his ophthalmalogy residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has completed fellowships in Anterior Segment and Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Sinskey Eye Institute with Dr. Robert Sinsky, president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and with Dr. Kerry Assil, International Medical Director of the Aris Laser Vision Institute.

NVISION La Jolla is the official LASIK center for the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego State Athletics Department. It is the only laser center in the United States, aside from the U.S. Navy, to have an iFS Intralace laser, which allows for completely bladeless procedures. - See more at: http://nvisioncenters.com/san-diego-lasik/#sthash.zokBnQGd.dpuf

Education

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University Michigan Medical School

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmalogy
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery

Awards & Publications

  • Laurence Mehlman Prize
  • University of California Regents Scholar
  • University of California Foundation Scholarship

Insurances Accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross

UnitedHealthCare

Cigna

Office Hours

Mon8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu8:00am - 2:00pm
Fri8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunclosed

Procedures

Basic Cataract Surgery with astigmatism correction using Toric Lens (1 eye)$4500.00
Basic Cataract Surgery with astigmatism correction using Toric Lens (2 eyes)$9000.00
Laser Cataract Surgery with astigmatism correction using Toric Lens (2 eyes)$10400.00
Laser Cataract Surgery with implementation of lifestyle lens (1 eye)$6700.00
Pterygium with graft$2500.00
Laser Cataract Surgery with astigmatism correction using Toric Lens (1 eye)$5700.00
Laser Cataract Surgery with implementation of lifestyle lens (2 eyes)$13400.00
Basic Cataract Surgery (1 Eye)$3500.00
Basic Cataract Surgery (2 eyes)$7000.00
Laser Cataract Surgery (1 eye)$4500.00
Laser Cataract Surgery (2 eyes)$9000.00
Eye Exam$150.00

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the staff was extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable.

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The care I received at NVISION Eye Center in La Jolla was impeccable. The entire staff, from the front desk, to my patient care advocate, to Dr. Parikh and his team of nurses and doctors were amazing. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel at ease and comfortable with the procedure and what to expect. I knew I was in good hands throughout the entire process. As well Dr. Parikh talked me through the procedure as it was happening. That went a long way in feeling calm throughout. Also it is important to note I woke up the next day with 20/15 vision! Thank you NVISION!

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Great experience all the way around, I was treated very well and informed on the entire process thoroughly.

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Friendly and courteous in phone, email, and in-person communications. Appreciated the opportunities to speak directly in-person with both treating and operating surgeons and to get all my (numerous) questions answered. Day-of surgery also went very smoothly and staff provided excellent service -- from offering beverages, to making sure I was comfortable, to providing clear instructions as to what was expected before, during and after surgery.

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Great experience! Staff is warm and very knowledgeable, answered all of my questions... they put me at ease and guided me through entire process. I feel very comfortable recommending their services to my friends & family and have done so already!

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Everything was Excellent! Thanks a lot

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You guys are fantastic! Thanks for giving me my sight back!

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Overall I was happy with my experience. The only negative comment is that after the consultation sessions, I was under the impression that the post-op experience would be a breeze and my eyes would just feel normal after a day or two. Then, the day of the surgery, right before I went into the surgical suite, the tech told me that after the surgery my eyes would feel like they were "sprayed with ghost chili peppers" and be incredibly itchy and I would feel intense burning. What? Right before surgery I was told this? I thought, "Wait, no one mentioned this AT ALL during the pre-op appointments." What ended up happening to me is that it felt like there was a foreign object in my eyes for a few days and there was some itchiness and irritation because of that sensation. Also, I experienced some eye fatigue towards the end of each day with mild headache. And after 6 days, that went away. Now my eyes just feel a little tender if I accidentally touch them. So all in all, I think there is room for improvement on counseling patients of what the post-op experience is like BEFORE the day of the surgery. It seems like there is a WIDE RANGE of what people experience post-op and so it would have been nice to hear that. I guess some people experience that really horrible burning pain for a while. And other people feel completely fine within a day or two. But I really don't think it is a good idea to tell your patients that they WILL experience something like ghost chili peppers in their eyes RIGHT BEFORE having lazers cut into your eye balls. That caused undue stress.

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Lasik was one of the best decisions I ever made. Nvision was a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend this facility to anyone looking to get lasik done. Thank you guys so much! Josh, Dr. Wong, and Dr. Parikh were all awesome and very helpful. Thanks again.

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Doctors and nurses were great!

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Wish I was given the post- op Ned's I paid for. I had to call Dr. Peterson to call in a prescription to my pharmacy . Other than that it went ok.

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Your customer service and medical professionalism are exceptional. I am do glad that I chose your office for my eye care.

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I am very happy with my results. The staff was helpful through most of my visits however the day of surgery I was disappointed. I felt like the day of surgery the staff was unorganized or over scheduled at the time. The surgeon came back was ready then said he had to go find his techs. After I had been givin the Valium & it had kicked in a tech finally came for me to go back up for a couple more scans (why wasn't this done before I was under the influence?) after the scans I was put back in the waiting room and waited another 20-25 min until someone came back at witch point I was getting concerned the Valium would wear off before my surgery even got started. After several more minutes I felt like they had forgotten about me sitting back there. This was my first eye surgery and I was nervous and a little scared & was unclear that there would be over an hour of waiting on staff to have a 5 minute procedure.

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State of the art equipment and great, friendly staff. Very professional.

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Good experience so far. Still waiting for bandage lens to be removed and vision to rebound.

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This was by far the easiest, most comfortable surgeries I have ever had performed, and the advance care and all the necessary information was given to me beforehand and during the surgery. I knew from the moment I walked in I was in great care, in the hands of top-notch professionals, and overall had a very great experience at Nvision Laser Eye Centers.

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Everyone in this office from the front desk to the surgery suite are so nice and professional. I went in for my LASIK procedure on 10/28/16. The receptionist at the front desk was friendly and walked me through all my paperwork (I read over everything, but didn't sign anything until I met with her). The financial advisor was so friendly and was a great person to keep a conversation with. She was very welcoming to me and my mom and explained the whole procedure to me before I went in to meet with the Dr. for my re-evaluation. The doctor (Dr. P) and surgeon (Dr. Parikh) along with their team of assistants made me feel so comfortable and confident in my procedure. They explained everything I could experience after the surgery and what to do in those situations. The preparation process was extremely quick and they gave me a goodie bag filled with supplies for when I get home. The surgery was the quickest part! My mom watched the whole thing (and they let her record it), which lasted only 15 minutes for both eyes. Dr. Parikh walked me through everything and gave me very thorough instructions on what was happening while I was getting the surgery. This made me feel so relaxed! I went to sleep for a few hours after my surgery and woke up seeing better than I ever have before in my life! I'm 21 and I've been wearing glasses since I was 7 and contacts since 13. They fixed my extreme astigmatism and I am so happy. Overall, I would definitely recommend NVISON to ANYONE who wants LASIK. Yes, they might be a little pricey, but they have the best technology, the best people, and the best customer service. If I ever have to re-correct my eyes, I wouldn't even think twice on where to go. NVISION is my number one choice.

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Fantastic Experience!

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Did my research on doctors and was very thorough. This center had the best dr. For the best price with the newest tech options. The facility was pristine, all equipment in excellent condition AND came with lifetime warranty. I would recommend Dr. Parikh in a heart beat. He was completely transparent honest and answered all my questions with real information and no sales techniques. (Believe me I met plenty of LASIK doctors that seemed like cheesy salesman). You will not regret choosing NVISION

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Friendly atmosphere. Accommodating of others. Comfortable.

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The NVision doctors and staff were extremely helpful throughout the entire process -- they were patient and very knowledgeable when explaining the LASIK procedure and were happy to address our questions and concerns. I would recommend NVision to anyone wanting LASIK!

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Thank you Nvision team! Dr. Parikh and his entire team made my experience very smooth and successful.

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Everything went so well on Friday! I was nervous all day, but the friendly staff helped keep me at ease during the entire appointment.

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Service, education, and expertise was all excellent.

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An amazing lasik experience! I am 20/15 now! Dr. Parikh and his FULL team provided world-class care from the minute we walked in. A pleasant, happy and stress-free experience. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! So happy with my results.

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I am a dentist, and I was to referred to Dr. Parikh by an optometrist patient of mine. I would expect her to send me to the best, and she did. I had a good experience, and I am usually irritated at something. The staff are friendly, well-trained and likable. The surgery went great, and I felt comfortable with the professionalism during the process. It's a corporate chain, but they lose that feel with good hires. Not sure about cost, that wasn't my main concern, they are good at what they do.

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Got LASIK a week ago here, and can speak very highly of the whole process. I woke up the next morning with 20/15, no pain, and it's worth every penny and more to be able to see out of my own eyes. All of the staff -Michelle, Dr. Peterson, Dr. Parikh, and his assistants were all phenomenal. I haven't had any problems at all. I'm not sure why they don't specifically recommend taking the Valium right after the surgery, but I would definitely recommend taking it while leaving the office instead of waiting until you get home.

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Got my LASIK done in oct of last year and very very happy with the results. I have an eye thing where someone messin with my eyeballs creeps me out, let alone a laser to slice through! The Parikh is one of the doctors that you can tell loves his job. The staff helped me get comfortable with going through an unknown surgery that only took 15 min. I've recommended many friends, co workers to him. Also if you need a follow up optometrist see my review on Arena Eyewear in Sports Arena. One thing I didn't like was more the business he worked with, I can't think of the name right now but I wish they didn't finance with Care credit- if you google them you'll understand my anxiety. I just hope I'm in and out with that credit before my introductory APR expires.

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