Dr. Marc Howard Shomer M.D., PH.D., Preventative Medicine Specialist

Dr. Marc Howard Shomer M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmologist

(27)
820 N Mountain Ave #102 Upland CA, 91786
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5/5

About

Dr. Marc Shomer is an ophthalmologist practicing in Upland, CA. Dr. Shomer specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Shomer can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Shomer can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.

Education and Training

White Memorial Medical Center

University of California 2004

Board Certification

Ophthalmology

Internal Medicine

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 14 years of experience
Dr. Marc Howard Shomer M.D., PH.D.
Dr. Marc Howard Shomer M.D., PH.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Can i be affected with two types of cataract in the same eye?

    It's likely a "secondary cataract" which is called a posterior capsular opacity. This is basically the skin of the old cataract which has become more cloudy. The skin of the old cataract is used to anchor the new lens implant in place and it frequently becomes cloudy. A simple laser can create a small opening in the capsule allowing light to pass through unobstructed. This is likely what's going on, but you need to ask your ophthalmologist to be sure. READ MORE

  • What exactly is glaucoma?

    The exact definition of glaucoma is complicated but for simplicity it is a group of eye disorders associated with elevated eye pressures which can cause permeant and irreversible vision loss. (some glaucoma's occur at normal pressure). The damage from Glaucoma usually can be prevented with early detection and treatment if needed. See your Eye MD provider. READ MORE

  • Can eyesight ever get better on its own?

    It really depends on the cause of the eyesight loss. If its just a change in your prescription for glasses then this can drift to more near-sightedness and later it can shift back the other way. But the most important thing you need to do is to get checked because you could have vision loss from a medical illness which may not be reversible. For example: glaucoma, diabetic eye disease many of which have minimal symptoms. READ MORE

  • Anything to watch out for when using glaucoma eye drops?

    Lumigan has no side effects in the body except for he eyes. There are no diet restrictions. READ MORE

  • My eye looks different because of my astigmatism. Anything I can do?

    You may have astigmatism which is different between your eyes but this is unlikely why the appearance of your eyes may be different. It is highly likely that your vision or the sharpness of your eye-sight is different between your eyes which can make objects look different between the two eyes. READ MORE

  • Constant eye floaters--what's wrong?

    A new floater in one eye requires an urgent eye examination by an ophthalmologist (EYE MD) to rule out retinal tear and/or detachment. Old floaters are not urgent, but a complete medical eye exam (not for glasses) can usually pin point the reason for the floaters. READ MORE

Treatments

  • Cataracts
  • Headaches
  • Glaucoma
  • Shingles
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Migraine
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry Eye Syndrome

Residency

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Internships

  • University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Clinical Institute of Ophthalmology

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Striving to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Patients

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family Time

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • San Antonio Community Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Four Season Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Marc Howard Shomer M.D., PH.D.'s Practice location

Marc H. Shomer, MD, PhD, Vision Center

820 N Mountain Ave -
Upland, CA 91786
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New patients: 909-981-9800, 909-981-9800
Fax: 909-946-3937

Dr. Marc Shomer

974 W Foothill Blvd -
Upland, CA 91786
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