Mihir Parikh, MD

  • Ophthalmology
3655 Nobel Dr
Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92122
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  • Spanish
  • Gujarati
  • English


Dr. Mihir Parikh is a highly trained refractive eye surgeon with expertise in the most recent advances in cataract and refractive eye surgery procedures. He specializes in LASIK and Intacs for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

Dr. Parikh graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical degree from the University Michigan Medical School. Dr. Parikh completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the New York University Medical Center and his ophthalmalogy residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has completed fellowships in Anterior Segment and Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Sinskey Eye Institute with Dr. Robert Sinsky, president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and with Dr. Kerry Assil, International Medical Director of the Aris Laser Vision Institute.

Dr. Parikh is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmalogy, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Before dedicating his career to the field of refractive eye surgery, Dr. Parikh was involved in laboratory research in molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine and in clinical research at the University of California, San Diego Burn Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Parikh has been the recipient of many honors and awards. He was awarded the Laurence Mehlman Prize, was University of California Regents Scholar four years in a row, and earned a scholarship from the University of California Foundation. His presentation on the effects of intrastromal corneal lens implantation (Intacs) on nerve fiber layer thickness was honored Best Paper at the ASCRS 2000 conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Having undergone LASIK surgery himself, Dr. Parikh is uniquely qualified to address questions or concerns his patients may have about refractive surgery. He continues to teach principles of ophthalmalogy and refractive surgery to fellow doctors, to publish articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and to represent patients and physicians on social issues such as driving and the elderly.

In his spare time, Dr. Parikh enjoys outdoor activities and volunteers his services with the local Lion’s Club.

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002

Medical Education

University of Michigan Medical School, MD, 1995


New York University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1996


New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ophthalmology, 1999


Sinskey Eye Institute, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, 2000

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