ROBERT C. DAVIDSON, MD

Ophthalmologist

Certified with The American Academy of Ophthalmology in May 1997.

Dr. Davidson was born in Georgia in 1963. The family moved a lot, so he had the chance to grow up in Florida and Northern Virginia. After graduating from James Madison High School in Vienna, VA, he attended the University of Virginia. He enjoyed the Echols Scholar program, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Chemistry. It was then on to medical school at Duke. Medical school was interesting, but he found himself particularly fascinated whenever the lecture turned to how the topic affected the eyes or vision. After spending much of his third year of medical school at the Duke Eye Center doing research, the decision to pursue Ophthalmology was cemented. After an internship in Internal Medicine, he started training in Ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1991.

Following his residency-training program, he moved to Phoenix in 1994, and started Chandler Eye Center in 1996.

He first developed and interest in Ophthalmology while in college. As he investigated a career in medicine, his premed advisor suggested he take a look at ophthalmology. He spent some time shadowing some ophthalmologists and was fascinated by what they did. It wasn’t lost on him that they all very much enjoyed their chosen specialty.

He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Association of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Phoenix Ophthalmology Society and is a member and past president of the Arizona Ophthalmological Society.

He has a special interest in refractive cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. He offers cataract surgery, laser treatments including LASIK and glaucoma procedures, upper eyelid surgery, and MIGS procedures for glaucoma.

His strengths include taking the time to get to know each patient and addressing their needs. His gentle and attentive demeanor creates a good “chairside” manner that patients find reassuring. In addition to his formal education, he has a wealth of experience with many different types of eye conditions and diseases and he enjoys trying to find the best solution for each individual patient.

He lives in Scottsdale with his wife Janice and their 2 Chihuahuas, Allie and Killer. He and his wife can often be found hiking or biking roads or trails in the Valley, the state, and the Southwest.

Places of study

  • Resident in Ophthalmology
    • Tulane University Medical Center
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    • Duke University Medical Center
    • Durham, North Carolina
  • Doctor of Medicine
    • Duke University Medical Center
    • Durham, North Carolina

Specializations

Ophthalmology

Career

1996-Present

Chandler Eye Center- Private Practice