Charles W. Flowers, Jr., MD

Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, Dry Eye, Corneal Cross Linking, Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 4400 Ste 4400, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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500 N Central Ave. Suite 400 , Glendale, CA 91203

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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About Charles W. Flowers, Jr., MD


Charles W. Flowers, Jr., MD, is recognized as one of the country’s top eye surgeons for his expertise in cornea and refractive surgery. He specializes in laser vision correction, in particular laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedures, along with cataract surgery and corneal transplantation.  


His research priorities focus on improving visual outcomes of LASIK and cataract surgery. He also is advancing sports vision training, which enhances athletic performance through structured visual training exercises and improvement of the eye’s focusing ability with advanced laser vision correction techniques. 


Dr. Flowers has earned funding for his work using telemedicine to screen for diabetic retinopathy in urban and rural medically underserved communities, for which he was honored with a Computerworld Smithsonian Award. He received a Patients’ Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award from Consumers Research Council of America. In 2021, his teaching at USC won acknowledgement with a Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.  


In his free time, Dr. Flowers enjoys surfing, cycling and calisthenics training. He is a classic movies buff. 


“My journey to medical school began in high school, when I developed a friendship with a wrestling teammate who happened to be blind. It made me acutely aware of the privilege and gift of sight. From that moment, I wanted to do something to potentially invent a way to restore a person’s sight or at least improve the quality of life for those visually impaired. 


I treat every patient as though I am caring for a family member. Establishing a personal rapport is a priority, so open, honest and transparent communication can take place about every aspect of their visual condition and the care interventions.” 


  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Dry Eye
  • Corneal Cross Linking
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Focus

Corneal Transplantation, DSAEK, Intacs Implantation for Keratoconus, Laser Vision Correction/LASIK, Implantable contact lenses (ICLs), Cataract Surgery, Complex Contact Lens Fitting, Collagen CrossLinking

Academic Title
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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