Dr. Eva Kim

Areas of Specialty

  • Cataracts
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Clear Lens Exchange
  • Visian ICL
  • Pterygium
  • Uveitis Treatment
  • Premium Lens Upgrades

Meet Dr. Kim

Eva Kim, MD, is the Front Range Medical Director for ICON Eyecare, as well as a fellowship-trained Uveitis and Cornea/External Diseases specialist and surgeon who specializes in cataract surgery and refractive surgery. In her thirteen years of experience, Dr. Kim has performed almost 7,000 cataract surgeries with a complication rate of less than 0.4%.

After receiving her BS from Stanford University, Dr. Kim went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Her ophthalmology residency took place at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary before finishing her clinical fellowship in Uveitis and Cornea/External Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco.

Prior to her career at ICON Eyecare, Dr. Kim served as a comprehensive ophthalmologist, uveitis specialist, and Chief of Service at Northern California Kaiser Permanente.  For seven years she also held the role of Lead Communications Consultant, focusing on elevating the quality of physician to physician and physician to patient communication and experience. For five years straight based on patient feedback, Dr. Kim was ranked 1st out of 258 Ophthalmologists in Northern California.

In 2013, Dr. Kim was elected to the Northern California Permanente Medical Group Emerging Leaders Cohort, a two-year leadership and business course led by professors from the most prestigious business schools in the United States. She also has over eight years of medical research and resident teaching experience and is a member of the AAO, ASCRS, and has co-authored many published medical chapters, papers, and posters.


Absolutely phenomenal staff and team of doctors; I highly recommend Dr. Kim as she is incredibly kind, caring, professional, and well educated. A month ago I thought I would never be a candidate for corrective eye surgery to improve my vision. I was informed about the ICL procedure which is ideal for patients who aren’t good candidates for LASIK or PRK. I am beyond pleased with the outcome of my surgery and I’m waiting for it to sink in that I can see clearly without contacts or glasses for the first time in almost 20 years.

- Mandy R.

I recently had ICL corrective surgery at ICON. Dr. Eva Kim and Greg Files made this an exceptional experience for me. I had been wearing glasses and contacts for over 30 years, and now that’s behind me. I now have very crisp 20/20 vision, and could not be happier with the results. Thanks to the fact that ICON has some very specialized equipment to measure the structure of my eyes that most other providers do not have, they could confirm I was a candidate. Dr. Kim is highly skilled and also a very pleasant person; she talked me through each step and made it very clear what I could expect to put me at ease with the process.

- Brian H.


I’m absolutely happy that I have chosen ICON Eyecare for my vision correction surgery. The staff is very polite, helpful and friendly. Dr.Kim is a brilliant ophthalmologist and a wonderful person. After a thorough exam, she recommended a Visian ICL surgery because it turned out that I’m not a good candidate for LASIK. She took time to explain the difference between those two procedures and explained every step of my treatment and what to expect after the surgery.  I would highly recommend ICON Eyecare and Dr. Kim to everyone!!

- Inna T.


Dr. Kim did my LASIK with ICON Eyecare in December of 2020 and WOW was I impressed with her! She was very calming throughout the entire procedure and talked me through every second of what was happening. I will be recommending her going forward.

- Healthgrades Verified Patient

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I am so happy i didn’t settle with just any doctor and found Dr Kim. I happily recommend her to anyone who is looking to have some sort of eye surgery done.

- Erica

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I was absolutely petrified at the prospect of a cataract operation. Dr. Kim’s calm, kind, professional manner allayed my fears. The operation was a piece of cake. Dr. Kim is a fantastic physician. I am devastated that she is moving, but I wish her the best.

- Elisabeth K.

Outside of work, Dr. Kim loves spending time with her family. She and her husband Chuck have three amazing children who inspire her to be the best mother and doctor that she can be. As a family, they love to ski and attend the many sporting events in which the children are involved.

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