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Charles A. Cooper, M.D. (Retired)

Dr. Charles Cooper is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in infant and pediatric eye care. He also provides comprehensive eye care for adult patients. Dr. Cooper has practiced at Lynn Eye Medical Group since 1985, and also holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He has extensive experience in the management of medical and surgical diseases of the eyes in children. He has performed over 4,000 surgical procedures, including strabismus surgery (eye muscle surgery) in children and adults, nasolacrimal duct surgery (tear duct surgery) and surgery to correct disorders of the eyelids in children. Conditions routinely treated in the office setting include refractive errors in children, amblyopia, the diagnosis of causes of visual loss identified in abnormal vision screening exams at school or by the child’s primary care doctor, and ocular injuries.

Dr. Cooper is a proud Aggie, having received his undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency training in ophthalmology from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Cooper also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Dr. Cooper is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Cooper is also the past President and a previous charter member of the Ventura County Ophthalmology Society, and has served as an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of the State of California.

Dear Patients,

After 31 years of practicing Pediatric and Adult Ophthalmology at Lynn Eye Medical Group, I have decided to retire.  My last day seeing patients will be on November 17th, 2016.

My wife Nanci and I are both in good health and we are looking forward to starting the next phase of our lives. By the way, many of you have met Nanci.  She was one of my back office techs for the last seven years.  We will be moving to San Francisco.  Our daughter Sarah, her husband Eric and granddaughter Eliza live just a few blocks away from our new home in the City.  Our son Ben and his wife Kelley are in Tahoe, so we will be much closer to them as well.  Also, Nanci and I are both from the Bay Area.  After 40 years in Southern California, we will be returning to our roots.

I hope to pursue some new interests, get my golf score under 100 and live a life that is much less structured. If an opportunity presents itself, I would like to do a little part time teaching and provide care for indigent patients.

I have known many of you for a long time. I am very proud of the number of second generation patients I see. I deeply appreciate the trust you have placed in me in allowing me to take care of you and your family. It is a responsibility that I have taken very seriously my entire career.  I hope that I was able to live up to your expectations.

There are several fine ophthalmologists at Lynn Eye that are ready to assume your care, including the new Pediatric Ophthalmologist from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Anya Trumler-Sebring.  Please call me at the office or email me at [email protected] if I can help you make this transition or answer any questions.

All the best to each of you,
Charles Cooper, MD