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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Stephen A. Wigginton, MD

Specialty
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    (Board Certified)
  • Glaucoma
Additional Language Spoken
Dutch, Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Coastal Vision Medical Group - Orange
293 South Main Street
Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Coastal Vision Medical Group - Orange
293 South Main Street
Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 771-1213
Fax
(714) 771-7126

Secondary Office

Address
Coastal Vision Medical Group
15825 Laguna Rd,
Suite 201
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone
(949) 453-4461
Fax
(949) 453-4663

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      (Board Certified)
    • Glaucoma
    Education & Training
    • Intership
      St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix AZ - 1996
    • Felowship
      University of Maryland Baltimore, MD - 2000
    • Residency
      UCLA Stein Eye Institue, Los Angeles - 1999
    • Medical School
      George Washington University School Of Medicin - 1995
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Stephen Wigginton joined Coastal Vision in 2018. As a fellowship-trained ophthalmic surgeon, he specializes in both cataract and glaucoma surgeries, including recently developed minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS). He is board certified in ophthalmology and has been elected to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Board of Ophthalmology. he has published book chapters and scientific articles in ophthalmology and pharmacology.

    He hails from Frederick, Maryland, though his family back back five generations in Texas- well before it was even a state. Dr. Wigginton began his academic career focused on biomedical research. A bachelor's degree in biochemistry was followed by a master's degree in pharmacology. He began working on his doctorate in neuroscience before switching paths to attend medical school. "I loved research but always wanted to become a medical doctor. In the end, medicine won! I had the best time in medical school, and the training after was an amazing experience. It was truly an honor being a resident in ophthalmology at the acclaimed Jules Stein Eye Institute."

    Dr. Wigginton has successfully performed thousands of cataract and glaucoma surgical cases prior to joining Coastal Vision. "I was initially drawn to Texas to be near family after I finished my fellowship, After seventeen years, I decided to move back to California. As an avid biker, I really enjoyed being outdoors in sunny California. He also enjoys cooking, language studies, and swimming.

    "The doctor-patient relationship is critical to successful outcomes. Doctor literally means teacher, and I always want to make sure the patient understands their eye conditions, and has all their questions answered in a relaxed friendly setting."