Derek Dawson, M.D.

Meet Dr. Dawson

Dr. Derek Dawson is a skilled ophthalmologist in Munster, IN who specializes in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. He earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and served his medical internship and residency in ophthalmology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He became the chief resident of the ophthalmology department in 1983 and was awarded Resident of the Year for the most outstanding physician in 1984. He became certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1986. 

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Dawson has been providing top-notch medical and surgical eye care for citizens of Lake County Indiana for over 40 years. He has also served as a surgical consultant to multiple private practices in the Chicagoland region and currently provides ophthalmological services for the Illinois Eye Institute and the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Dawson’s mission is to continue to save and restore vision to those that are losing their sight.


"I love that Dr Dawson explained everything so well"



"I was here for an opthalmologist and optician. Ashley (scheduler), Evelyn (front desk), Dr. Dawson and Nicole the Sunshine of Ticho, made my appointment more pleasurable. Think of it, exam lasted 1.5 hours and then, the pressure of picking out the exact right pair of glasses can be exhausting and frustrating. Not here. My morning was great. And, to top it off, Nicole, helped me save a ton of money. HIGHLY RECOMMEND"



"Staff very friendly and accommodating Dr.Dawson awesome 👌"



"First-class and professional from check-in to prep to Dr visit to eyeglass selection. Nicole knew the right colors/styles to fit my face and I feel I made a complimentary selection. Dr. Dawson and his staff were friendly and informative every step of the way. Highly recommend."



"I seen Dr. Dawson. Excellent service! Very professional and knowledgeable! I have been a patient for years. Great Care!"



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