Awards & Recognition

Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor 2008-2015

Dr. Richardson is one of the best eye surgeons in California. Consistently being voted by both patients and his peers as one of the best ophthalmologists in Southern California.

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Awards & Recognition

Multi-Awarded Eye Surgeon in
Southern California

SoCal Super Doctors® Honors (2010 – 2015)

This is given to outstanding physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement.  Each year Key Professional Media sends out thousands of ballots to doctors asking them to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?”

Dr. David Richardson Super Doctor Recognitions

Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctor Honors (2008-2014)

This is given to doctors who are deemed tops by their peers. Doctors throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area voted online for the most esteemed physician in his or her given field. The online votes were tabulated and physician credentials were verified by an outside law firm.

Dr. David Richardson Pasadena Magazine Top Doctors Recognitions

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010-2014)

This award is based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive recognition about the compassion that accompanied their exemplary care. In fact, out of a million active physicians in the U.S., only 3% are accorded this honor in 2014.

Patients’ Choice Award (2009-2013)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients.  The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients.  In fact, of the nation’s 830,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.


Throughout his professional life, Dr. Richardson has engaged in the tireless pursuit of excellence, learning, and educating his patients and the public about eye health, particularly blindness prevention. He writes and publishes books and eBooks focused on educating patients about eye diseases, treatment options, and on choosing glaucoma surgeons. We would love to send you copies of thes eBooks for free. Just tell us where to send your ebooks…

Dr. Richardson may have received numerous awards and recognition under his name. But he couldn’t have done it all by himself. Behind every smile from a delighted patient, behind every successful treatment, is an outstanding team…