Dr. Arthur Benjamin is one of California’s leading Ophthalmologists, Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He is a comprehensive Eye Physician and Surgeon who specializes in all-laser LASIK and Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Benjamin was the first ophthalmologist in Los Angeles to perform the innovative Acrysof ReSTOR IOL procedure which offers cataract sufferers and presbyopic patients restoration of normal vision without the use of reading glasses or prescription lenses. He is a leader in multi-focal lens implantation in Los Angeles. Since opening his private practice, Dr. Benjamin has become one of the most reputable and respected ophthalmologists worldwide. He is well known for his precision, and friendly, warm demeanor with patients.

Caring for his patients’ visual health has been Dr. Benjamin’s passion for almost 20 years. He is among an elite group of Ophthalmologists that sub specialized in Refractive surgery and he has performed tens of thousands of refractive procedures including LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL, clear lens exchange, cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery

Introduction to Dr. Benjamin, ophthalmologist Los Angeles

Personal LASIK Experience

It wasn’t until Dr. Benjamin experienced the magic of LASIK himself at the age of 40, that he realized the apprehension, anxiety, and eventually the joy of being an eye patient. After going through with the surgery, he has unique personal experience and empathy for the patients.

Should you choose to become a patient at Benjamin Eye Institute, Dr. Benjamin makes the following promises to you:

“I promise that I will perform a careful, thorough examination.  I will analyze such factors as your lifestyle, your visual demands, hobbies, ocular and general health before recommending a course of action. I promise that I will spend all the time needed to answer your questions and alleviate any apprehension. I will spare no effort in honing my surgical skills and expanding my fund of knowledge. I will spare no expense in making sure that only the best technology is available for diagnosis and treatment. I will have only the best people on my staff helping me take care of you.”

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to vision and ocular health.  Many visual or ocular problems may be addressed in a number of ways.

Helping patients choose the correct path is both an art and science. Achieving the best eye health and quality of life for our patients is Benjamin Eye Institute’s ultimate goal.

At Benjamin Eye Institute, we truly believe that Life is Beautiful, and we will do everything we can to help you See It.


Russian born Arthur Benjamin‘s rich educational and research background is notable and impressive. He started on the path of becoming an eye surgeon while residing in New York, quickly excelled in school, and graduated at the top 1% of his high school class. This paved the way to a full scholarship at Cornell University from which he graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Benjamin received his medical degree from the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine in 1994. While at Duke, Dr. Benjamin was one of the researchers working on the development of an artificial retina.  After completing an internship at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Benjamin acquired his ophthalmology training at the world renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the UCLA School of Medicine.

As a resident at UCLA, Dr. Benjamin was actively involved in a number of research projects on uveitis, effects of HIV on the eye, CMV retinitis, and Ocular Blood Flow.

Even now, Dr. Benjamin is actively involved in his local community.  Currently, Dr. Benjamin volunteers as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute where he teaches residents and medical students the latest surgical and medical advances in ophthalmology. He is also on the Governing and Advisory Board of the American Russian Medical Association (ARMA).

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Dr. Benjamin’s Curriculum Vitae


  • Private Practice, Comprehensive Ophthalmology with Focus on Premium Cataract Care and Laser Vision Correction
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow America Board of Ophthalmology, recertified May 2011

Ambulatory Surgical Center

  • Specialty Surgical Center, 2002-present

Hospital Affiliations

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 1998-2010
  • UCLA Medical Center, 1995-2001
  • Olympia Hospital Medical Center, 1998-2006


  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1994
  • B.A., Cum Laude, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1989

Clinical Medical Training

  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995-1998
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Harbor UCLA Medical Center1994-1995, Transitional Year Internship

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude, Cornell University
  • Cornell Tradition Fellow, Cornell University
  • Dean’s List, Cornell University
  • New York State Regents Scholarship

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • California Association of Ophthalmology
  • American Russian Medical Association (ARMA), Governing and Advisory Board
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Committee Memberships

    Comprehensive Care Committee
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    Refractive Surgery Care Committee
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


  • English (fluently read and write)
  • Russian (fluently read and write)
  • Spanish (conversational/medical)

Contact Dr. Benjamin

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Arthur Benjamin, please contact Benjamin Eye Institute by calling 310.507.7988 today.


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