Dr. Richard Phinney

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Dr. Richard Phinney has helped thousands of Quad City residents to enjoy the life style benefits of vision correction surgery. There are many options to choose from including: IntraLase LASIK; PRK; INTACS; Refractive Lens Exchange with Multifocal Implants; and the Implantable Contact Lens. Based on your exam Dr. Phinney will recommend the best solution for you.

Experience: Dr. Phinney is the area’s most trusted LASIK expert, having performed over 8,000 LASIK procedures for Quad City patients. No other local physician offers this level of experience. Overall, Dr. Phinney has performed thousands of refractive surgeries.

Personal Care: Dr. Phinney will personally examine you before surgery and performs the procedure….locally in our Rock Island office. He will address all of your concerns, making sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision. He is always willing to answer all of your questions. Plus, our highly trained refractive team is available to assist you throughout the entire process.

Training: Dr. Phinney is a recognized expert in ophthalmology and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgeons in LASIK surgery and received subspecialty credentials in diseases and surgery of the cornea at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. His extensive knowledge of the cornea and a wide-range of ophthalmologic conditions ensures all his patients receive expert care. He has been a physician with Eye Surgeons Associates, P.C. since 1991. Dr. Phinney routinely performs cataract surgery, cornea transplants and many types of refractive surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Illinois Ophthalmologic Society and is a past president of the Rock Island Medical Society.

Awards: Dr. Phinney has been distinguished as a Top 5 Surgeon in the U.S. by Sightpath MedicalTM. He was chosen from hundreds of surgeons nationwide. Sightpath has recognized Dr. Phinney as a leading U.S. LASIK surgeon based on surgical excellence, and experience demonstrated through procedural volume, and delivery of exceptional patient care.