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John Bennion, M.D.

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Dr. John L. Bennion's Bio and Credentials

A native of Idaho, Dr. John Bennion is an expert ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. After graduating with top honors from West Virginia School of Medicine he went on to complete a Transitional Internship and Residency with the San Antonio Uniformed Service Health Education Consortium. As an active duty Major of the United States Air Force he has served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Joint Base Elmendor-Richardson in Anchorage Alaska. While there he has performed LASIK and PRK on military members including pilots and Special Forces giving them the freedom to perform their duties free of glasses or contacts. During his service, he was also deployed as an eye trauma surgeon taking care of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Additionally, he specializes in anterior segment surgery including cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, implantable collamer lens implantation (ICL), and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Aside from his clinical experience, he has published research and given presentations at national meetings in the area of refractive surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Bennion enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife and 4 children, camping, biking, playing sports. In essence, he loves being active in the outdoors. Some interesting facts about Dr. Bennion include that he has an identical twin brother, he is an Eagle Scout, and he is fluent in Russian having lived in Siberia for 2 years.

Dr. Bennion's Education

  • San Antonio Uniformed Service Health Education Consortium
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Brigham Young University, B.S.

Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Board-Certified
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member

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