Charles W.G. Eifrig, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Charles W.G. Eifrig, M.D., F.A.C.S.Charles Eifrig, M.D., F.A.C.S. received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he was awarded an academic merit award for scholastic achievement and excellence in ophthalmic research. He completed his transitional internship at Mercy Hospital, in San Diego, California and was named “Outstanding Intern of the Year” by the pediatric service. Dr. Eifrig finished his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida followed by being honored as Chief Resident. Dr. Eifrig then completed a vitreoretinal medical and surgical fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 2003 where he was the Director of Ocular Trauma and Emergency Services. Dr. Eifrig also served as the “Team Eye Surgeon” for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2005-2008. He has authored numerous papers in the peer-reviewed ophthalmology literature and participated in various clinical trials. He is currently a manuscript reviewer for two Ophthalmology journals and serves on the panel reviewer committee for the journal Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging. Dr. Eifrig sees patients at the Newport BeachLaguna Hills, and Santa Ana offices.




MEDICAL SCHOOL University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
INTERNSHIP Mercy Hospital Transitional Internship
San Diego, CA
RESIDENCY Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL
FELLOWSHIP Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Retina Society
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • American Board of Ophthalmology


Jon Bladez

Dr. Eifrig did my retinal scan prior to my Cataract surgery. He wants to see me again now that my surgery is done to check my eye out, now that they can see through the lens now. I’m here now for that apt. Very clean. Sweet and helpful staff, less than 5 minute wait for my apt. Very nice.

STan Smith

My visit with Dr. Eifrig was excellent. I was processed in in a timely and excellent manner. My pre-exams before seeing Dr. Eifrig all went very well and the personnel were excellent.
Dr. Eifrig saw me quickly considering there were quite a few people being taken care of. He is an excellent doctor and provided an excellent exam.
I am very pleased with Dr. Eifrig.

John Drews

Dr. Eifrig is a complete professional… personable, competent, and informative. The office staff is efficient and friendly..

Jan Enns

Dr. Eifrig is an excellent doctor, pleasant, willing to answer questions and explains what he is doing. Every single one of the adjunct technicians and office staff are professional, friendly and efficient. They have a well managed system in the practice so patients are quickly moved through the treatment process. Everyone I have had contact with is friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this practice.

Sharon Cox

My husband has been a patient of Dr. Eifrig for over 10 years. He is a wonderful man and a very caring physician. We have 100% confidence in him as a physician and wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Christina Huang

Dr. Eifrig is a very professional doctor with advanced knowledge. He saved my poor eye through a successful surgery and impossibly let my retina scar tissue removed. My vision ‘s recovery is magical. He is kind and nice person and his staffs are also professional, and friendly. I really recommend to have Dr Eifrig check your vision and protect your eye health.

Rick Miller

My wife was treated for a detached retina by Dr Eifrig’ and his staff..they provided the best possible, highest quality, most professional care available anywhere
They made a frightening situation seem completely routine, and my wife’s vision has continued to improve even more than a year later…and is now nearly 20/20!!
Thank you Dr Eifrig and all who care for patients at Retina Associates of O.C.

Virginia Schweigler

Dr. Eifrig is an exceptional surgeon that takes additional time to carefully explain issues and procedures. Very rare that a patient finds someone like Dr. Eifrig that is so patient and is a good listener. Excellent supporting staff.

zach puente

Dr Charles Eifrig is absolutely wonderful, and thorough with excellent assessment skills and follow up. Would highly recommend anyone in need of Retinal Specialist!! Staff is very friendly and respectful!
So glad to know there’s still practicing old school doctors out there!!!!!!
Thank you
Karla Puente RN

Olivia shin

Dr. Eifrig and his staff are amazing. Dr. Eifrig has good bedside manner and he spent enough time with me to explain about my retina condition. The staff were very professional and kind to all patients. Highly recommend Retina Associates of Orange County to those who need retinal exams.

Charles Walker

Dr Eifrig,
He has exceptional skill and touch in his approach to the highly professional care he gives to all his patients. I highly recommend him to all friends and family.

Alan Sturm

Superior qualifications and experience, professional office staff and most importantly, excellent results. Dr Eifrig performed laser surgery to repair a retinal tear.

Jee Jun

Dr. Eifrig has been treating my uveitis/retina condition for years and he has the best bedside manner. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs retina exam or care.


My husband saw Dr. Eifrig as urgent care the same day and he treated my husband’s retinal issue right away. We were so glad we were able to see Dr.Eifrig and relieved that my husband received treatment he needed to prevent any serious issue that might have happened. Very caring and takes care of his patients. Thank you.


Communicative, patient, thorough, extremely qualified and very personable Dr. Eifrig took as much time as was needed to address my concerns better that 3 previous opthamologists. Dr. Eifrig provided my 3rd second opinion and it did differ from the previous doctors. OC Retina wanted to keep injecting my eyeball and Dr Eifrig said this did not appear to be the correct treatm’t based on what he found during my exam. He was personable and comforting. His staff was also exemplary. Great referral!