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Reid Wainess, MD


  • Cataracts

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group - Arcadia
288 N Santa Anita
Suite 403
Arcadia, CA 91006

Acuity Eye Group - Lancaster
44815 Fig Ave.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Acuity Eye Group - Los Angeles
1127 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 504
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Acuity Eye Group - Pasadena
100 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Dr. Reid Wainess was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate education, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He graduated as an Angell Hall Scholar.

Following his undergraduate education, he began publishing medical research in various surgical fields, leading to over 20 publications in national journals. He then attended the University of Michigan Medical School for his medical degree, a top 10 medical school. After receiving his medical degree. he completed his internship at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. He then went on to the University of Southern California's Doheny Eye Institute for his residency in Ophthalmology, considered a top 10 national program. There he trained with some of the most respected clinical Ophthalmologists and world-renowned researchers. He has presented research at multiple national meetings and has been an active participant in the Academy of Ophthalmologists Mid-Year Forum, where he has lobbied on capitol hill in Washington DC to help both patients and eye professionals. He maintains an active role in teaching residents as a member of the volunteer faculty at USC.

Dr. Wainess' medical interests are focused on comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, eyelid disease, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and advancing surgical techniques. 


  • Bachelor of Science: University of Michigan 
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Michigan Medical School
  • Internship: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Michigan
  • Ophthalmologist Residency: Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Personal Hobbies

  • Golf
  • Film
  • Sports
  • Cooking

Languages Spoken

  • English