Dr. Stuart R Winthrop, MD

515 E Micheltorena St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA

(805) 963-4272

Stuart R. Winthrop, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized, board-certified ophthalmologist who has been at the forefront of laser vision correction in Santa Barbara for more than 20 years. A Harvard-trained eye surgeon, he has successfully performed over 10,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Winthrop served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute and is currently on the board of the Santa Barbara Surgery Center. As a testament to his surgical skills and quality, patient-oriented eye care, Dr. Winthrop is consistently named “Best Ophthalmologist” by the Santa Barbara Press and independent reader polls. He regularly participates in medical missions worldwide, providing much-needed eye care to patients in developing countries through Cottage Eye Care and SEE International.

Dr. Winthrop performs LASIK eye surgery at his state-of-the-art surgical center, which is equipped with the latest, most sophisticated surgical lasers and diagnostic technology available today. He offers a range of advanced vision correction procedures and complex eye care treatments, including cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery, and specializes in handling difficult anterior segment and corneal problems.

Stuart R. Winthrop, MD, FACS, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Following ophthalmology residency, Dr. Winthrop trained as a cornea fellow at the renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University. Over the course of his prolific career, Dr. Winthrop has authored and co-authored numerous articles that have been published in medical journals. He is a former president of the Santa Barbara Ophthalmology Society and has served as Chairman of the Cottage Eye Center. Dr. Winthrop is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the California Association of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association and the Santa Barbara Surgery Center.


Dr. Stuart R Winthrop's Education:

  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center, Residency
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC, Medical School


  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology


  • CA State Medical License, 1977 - 2018


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - AAO, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons - ACS, Member

Dr. Stuart R Winthrop's treatments

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Cataract Treatment
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Cornea Treatments
  • Retina Treatments
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • General Eye Care
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