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Joseph Anderson, M.D. (retired)

Eye Doctor Madison

Dr. Anderson retired from practice in June 2019.

We are honored to continue to provide care to his patients.

Call our Madison location today to schedule your appointment, or click here to reach our scheduling team.

Dr. C. Joseph Anderson is board-certified in ophthalmology and is a fellowship-trained expert in inflammatory diseases and glaucoma.Madison Ophthalmologist Joseph Anderson, M.D.


  • Corneal and Inflammatory Eye Diseases
  • Ocular Anesthesia
  • General Ophthalmology
  • General Eye Exams and Glasses
  • Glaucoma

Joseph Anderson, M.D. is one of the co-founders of Anderson & Shapiro Eye Care. Dr. Anderson has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin for the last three decades, teaching residents and other ophthalmologists.

Dr. Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame and completed medical school and his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin.

During this time, he was elected to the highest medical honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha. Following his residency, he completed fellowship training in corneal and inflammatory eye diseases at the University of Indiana Medical School.

Dr. Anderson frequently lectures on cataract and refractive surgery and has invented and improved safety techniques for performing ocular anesthesia. He has authored numerous medical articles and book chapters.

He was the first ophthalmologist in the state of Wisconsin to perform an intraocular lens implant using a multifocal intraocular lens. Dr. Anderson has been named to the Best Doctors in Madison list, as well as Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who.

Dr. Anderson and his wife, Carole, have two children, Nicole and Jon, and five beautiful grandchildren. They are very proud of the fact that their daughter, Nicole, completed her fellowship in ophthalmology and joined Anderson & Shapiro Eye Care.

Dr. Anderson enjoys a variety of athletics, having completed an Iron Man competition and numerous triathlons, numerous endurance biking events and he loves spending time with his extended family.