Erik A. Bergman, M.D.
Erik A. Bergman, M.D.
Dr. Erik Bergman, Board Certified Ophthalmologist and the founding eye surgeon of Bergman Eye Center, now Maryland Vision Institute, was born and raised primarily in Maryland. Several of his young years were spent in Koza, Africa while his parents were medical missionaries. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. In 1979 he received his MD Degree from Loma Linda University in California followed by completion of an Ophthalmology Internship and Residency at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles where he served as Chief Ophthalmology Resident.
After completing his training, he spent three years as an eye surgeon missionary to the people of Swaziland, South Africa. He began the Swazi Eye Centre, which is still in operation and then returned to practice in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1988. As a board certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in Cataract-Implant Surgery, Dr. Bergman has performed over 10,000 procedures providing improved vision and a regained sense of visual freedom for his patients. He served as Director of the Cataract Center for Excellence at the Robinwood Surgery Center in Hagerstown until 2008 when he opened Physician’s Surgery Center where he performs his eye surgeries and procedures. In addition, Dr. Bergman was a consultant with the Maryland Correctional Institutions and the Maryland Federal Prisons at Hagerstown and Cumberland and continues to volunteer time for prison glaucoma screenings as well as other vision screenings for the local community.
In 1998, he began doing laser vision correction and is currently certified by Visx / AMO in laser refractive surgery procedures. Dr. Bergman is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Maryland Eye Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Bergman enjoys working to make each patient’s experience the best it can be and believes in striving for excellence in everything he does. His primary objectives are to answer patients’ questions, calm their fears and to ensure that all of their eyecare needs are met.
He enjoys ophthalmology because it is one of the few areas of medicine in which nearly every problem has a solution. From prescribing a first pair of glasses to passing the gift of restored vision through advanced cataract surgery, he considers every procedure a modern miracle. He continues to be fascinated with technology and enjoys applying the latest advances in technology to the field of eye surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys his family, guitar playing for church, gardening, tinkering with building projects and flying airplanes as a licensed pilot along with many other interests.