Biography Meet Dr.Montoya Jr.

Carlos Montoya Jr., M.D. is a board certified physician of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Montoya has also undergone advanced training in the implantation of intraocular lenses, LASIK, and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Montoya Jr., M.D. has had over 20 years’ experience in the field of ophthalmology. He has performed over 20,000 surgeries which include Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK and Blepharoplasties. He has been trained with the latest technology in advanced cataract surgery

Dr. Montoya Jr. uses the latest in presbyopic correcting intraocular implants; including Restor/TMF Lens which provide the best and most current results in cataract surgery. Patients are pleasantly surprised when their youthful vision has been restored to them.

Dr. Carlos Montoya Jr. attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical School. During his years at UCI he published several articles in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, and in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. After graduating medical school he was accepted to UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center for his internship year. Following his internship he completed his training in ophthalmology at Nassau County Medical Center/Stony Brook University Hospital in the state of New York. Since then he has fulfilled his life-long dream of joining his father at St. Lucia Eye Center. Dr. Montoya remembers following his father down the halls of medical institutions in El Salvador and wishing for the day that he would become a doctor to practice with his father. Today, Dr. Montoya Jr. is fulfilling that life-long dream.

In addition to providing his time to his patients at St. Lucia Eye Center, Dr. Montoya Jr. also gives back to the profession that has given him so much joy and fulfillment. He has served as a volunteer attending physician at USC Doheny Eye Institute where he teaches residents the art of cataract surgery. He regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep up with the latest developments in the field of ophthalmology. Drs. Montoya enjoy traveling together to do “pro-bono” work in Central America. Dr. Montoya Jr. thoroughly enjoys the feeling of restoring vision to those who would not otherwise be able to afford this new technology.

Dr. Montoya Jr. is highly committed to applying his expertise and his compassion to patient care. He believes in living life with love, health, happiness, and passion towards his professional and personal life.


Ask Dr.Montoya Jr.

Why did you become an ophthalmologist?

“My father definitely sparked my interest in ophthalmology. At an early age, I remember watching him operate. He received such great satisfaction and joy in ophthalmology. That is when I realized I wanted to pursue this career.”

What in ophthalmology inspires your passion?

"I find great passion in the surgical portion of ophthalmology because the results are so immediate. The day after surgery, I am like a child waiting to open his presents."

Why should I choose you to be my eye doctor?

"The reason I believe why patients should feel comfortable here is because I have done such a high volume of surgery which has provided me with vast experiences. Besides my experience, I always promise to give my patients an honest evaluation."

What makes your practice different from the rest?

"Our courteous and friendly staff is definitely what sets us apart from the rest. They are knowledgeable and go the extra step for each and every patient. They have been trained to take the patient through each and every step before and after surgery."