NVISION Eye CenterPhilip Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith specializes in comprehensive medical and surgical care of the visual system with an emphasis on cataract surgery, microinvasive glaucoma surgery, and refractive surgery.
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Dr. Smith attended Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995. He continued his education by earning his Doctor of Medicine in 2000 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He then completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, TX in 2003. While an intern, he was awarded the outstanding first year resident in internal medicine. During his senior year of residency, he was selected as the chief resident for the department of internal medicine. Dr. Smith then went to Friedenwald Eye Institute where he completed his Ophthalmology residency in 2006. Dr. Smith also served as the chief resident in ophthalmology from 2005-2006.

Dr. Smith is certified in laser corneal refractive surgery for the treatment of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Dr. Smith is also certified to treat glaucoma utilizing the iStent, Trabectome, Kahook,  and OMNI Surgical System microinvasive glaucoma surgical procedures. He has extensive experience using monofocal, toric, and presbyopic correcting intraocular lenses which are placed at the time of cataract removal.

During Dr. Smith’s free time he enjoys ice hockey, scuba diving, golf, music, and traveling with his family. He is also an accomplished musician who plays cello, trombone, and the Scottish Great Highland bagpipes. 

Surgeon Credentials
  • Education

    2000 M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX

  • Board Certification

    2008 Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Professional Affiliations

    Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Outstanding First Year Resident in Internal Medicine 2000-2001

    Chief Resident Department of Internal Medicine Texas Tech, Amarillo

    Chief Resident Department of Ophthalmology, Maryland General Hospital

  • Professional Training

    2000-03 Residency, Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX

    2003-06 Residency, Ophthalmology, Friedenwald Eye Institute, Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • University & Hospital Positions

    Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Benson and Smith Ophthalmology, Klamath Falls, OR

    Emergency Room Locum Tenens, Lake District Hospital Lakeview, OR

    Comprehensive Ophthalmologist July 6, Marshfield Clinic Eye Care Services, Wausau, WI

    Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, H. Douglas Cooper, MD Inc Sacramento, CA

    Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Sierra Eye Care, Sacramento, CA

Participating Locations
Exterior NVISION® Newport Beach, specializing in LASIK
NVISION® Eye Centers – Sacramento
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Recent Reviews Philip Smith, M.D.

Highly recommend!

Successful surgery that gave me 20/15 vision, friendly staff, everything went smoothly. Highly recommended!

Everyone here was awesome during my consultation, financing, and surgery.

Had my LASIK done over two years. Everyone here was awesome during my consultation, financing, and surgery. Also, post op examinations were pretty convenient. Don't regret my decision to come here one bit. No issues with dry eyes or halo effects at night. They even took the time to do extra testing to make sure my corneas didn't have any issue from being too thick and didn't rush right into surgery.

The staff was amazing and I couldn't be happier.

I was able to get in the same day for a consultation. The staff was amazing and I couldn't be happier. I had the operation yesterday and I'm seeing better than 20:20 today.

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