Daniel S. Durrie, MD


About Dr. Durrie

Refractive Research

Dr. Daniel S. Durrie is one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the country and has been recognized as one of the ‘Fifty Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World’. With more than 30 years experience in refractive and corneal surgery, he has dedicated his career to being a pioneer in procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Dr. Durrie was one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform laser vision correction and has been involved in the development of nearly every refractive procedure and technology in use today. This expertise has led him to be named to Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctor list every year since its inception. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and member of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Education &


Durrie Vision has played a pivotal role in vision correction technology advancement over the years. Our surgeons have served as investigators or medical monitors in over 200 FDA clinical studies as well as conducted numerous in-house studies to refine and enhance the individual outcomes for the patient. By being at the forefront of research, Durrie Vision patients benefit not only from the knowledge of the outcomes of clinical trials, but also what is currently in the research queue for future advancements in vision correction.

Philanthropic Involvement

As a way of giving back to the community, Dr. Durrie is the founding member and Medical Director of Focus on Independence, an organization dedicated to providing no-cost vision correction surgery to people with spinal cord injuries.

Fun Facts

Dr. Durrie and his wife, Anne enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandsons. Their daughter, Erin Durrie Stahl, MD, is an ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in both refractive surgery and pediatric ophthalmology.


Medical doctorate

University of Nebraska

Ophthalmalogy residency

University of Nebraska, graduating with distinction

Member of Alpha Omega Alpha

Medical honor society for students graduating in the top 10% of their class.

Corneal Fellowship

Filkins Eye Institute in Omaha, Nebraska

Industry Involvement

Clinical Professor

University of Kansas Medical Center


Refractive Surgery Services University of Kansas Medical Center


Ophthalmic Refractive Surgery Fellowship program

Board of Directors

International Society of Refractive Surgery


Nebraska Lions Eyebank

Medical Director

Nebraska Lions Eyebank

Founding Member

Sunrise Lions Club in Omaha NE

Board of Directors

Eyebank Association of America


Section Editor

Ocular Surgery News

Editorial Board

The Journal of Corneal and Refractive Surgery

Editorial Board

Review of Ophthalmology

Editorial Board

AAO EyeNet

Editorial Board

Refractive Eye Care for Ophthalmologists