Dr. David Ephraim is a third-generation optometrist born and raised in Montgomery County. He is board certified by the American Board of Optometry, and he was the first District of Columbia optometrist to be American Board Certified in Medical Optometry. 

David earned his bachelor's degree in biology from University of Maryland, College Park before attending Indiana University School of Optometry where he graduated with highest honors. 

After completing four years of optometry school and the required externships, David chose to further his education by pursuing an optional yearlong residency that allows licensed optometrists to learn in hospital environments. The residency placement program is highly competitive, and David received his first choice of ocular disease and cornea/contact lenses.

His residency was completed at George Wahlen VA Medical Center and University of Utah Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City. David worked with optometrists and ophthalmologists in treating disease and fitting medically necessary contact lenses in patients as young as two weeks old. Academically, David presented multiple original papers, completed an independent research study and taught medical students how to fit contact lenses.

Education
Residency in Ocular Disease and Cornea/Contact Lenses
Salt Lake City, UT

Indiana University School of Optometry, Doctorate of Optometry
Bloomington, IN

University of Maryland, Biology BS
College Park, MD

Advanced Professional Certifications
American Board Certified in Medical Optometry
Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry