LASIK Surgery in Rochester, NY

Also serving Victor area patients

Laser Vision Correction, LASIK & PRK surgery in Rochester, NY
Main office in Gates, also seeing patients in Brighton & Victor

About LASIK at Cornerstone Eye Associates

LASIK, or laser vision correction including PRK, is a procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea using the precision of excimer laser technology. It has become one of the most popular forms of vision correction due to its accuracy, safety, quick recovery time, wide range of correction, and minimal discomfort. Often times LASIK provides vision clearer and crisper than what glasses and contacts may provide, especially for those with astigmatism.

At Cornerstone, Dr. Hanuch treats both eyes the same day, and the entire procedure only takes a short time. Following the procedure, you will head home to rest your eyes, nap and we will see you the next day for a short visit to check on your vision. Most of our patients are actually seeing 20/20 or better the very next day!

Correction Options for Reading Vision

As we age, our eyes start to lose the ability to focus up close. Typically at some point in our 40s we start to reach for reading glasses for help. Although standard LASIK cannot correct both distance and near vision, Cornerstone Eye Associates is proud to offer options for those who want independence from glasses both near and far. 

Clear Lens Exchange

Clear Lens Exchange

Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) has grown increasingly popular for patients over the age of 50, and who are experiencing presbyopia and nearsightedness or farsightedness. Clear Lens Exchange works by replacing your eye’s natural lens with an advanced intraocular lens (IOL) designed to eliminate your dependence on glasses. This procedure provides permanent improved vision, and because it removes your natural lens, you will never develop cataracts in the future.

MonoVision LASIK

MonoVision LASIK

MonoVision LASIK is another option for those patients wanting improved vision for distance and up close. During this procedure, Dr. Hanuch corrects one eye for distance clarity and the other eye focused at near. This approach works best for patients who have been successful MonoVision contact lens wearers in the past. However, many patients have chosen this option after a MonoVision contact lens trial for one-two weeks.

Advanced Technology for Optimal Results

At Cornerstone, we are committed to investing in the most advanced vision correction technology. Not only does the technology we house at our permanent, on-site laser suite in Gates correct astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness but also our laser technology has features that allows Dr. Hanuch to treat corneal irregularities, like irregular astigmatism, that other platforms cannot.

Not only does our technology allow for a fully personalized, custom LASIK treatment, but we also incorporate laser technology for blade-free LASIK. With the accuracy of a computer-controlled, cool beam laser, all-laser LASIK offers a safer and more predictable approach to laser vision correction in Rochester, NY.

FAQs about LASIK & PRK

You may be a good candidate if you have healthy eyes free of scars and disease, are in good general health, are over the age of 18 and have had stable vision for at least a year. However, we can only tell for certain if you are a candidate once we have evaluated your vision and eye health at your complimentary LASIK consultation.

We use anesthesia in the form of eye drops to numb your eyes during the procedure. LASIK is designed to be virtually painless with minimal discomfort. Some patients experience a feeling of pressure during the procedure, however the actual laser procedure itself is performed in a matter of minutes.

Many patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision and have functional vision the very next day. Full visual results are typically reached within one to three weeks but individual results do vary. The day of your procedure you will go home and rest your eyes and even take a nap to help with the immediate healing process. Most patients are able to go back to their daily activities the very next day. However, we ask that you do not drive the very next day until after your post-operative appointment and lessen your computer and cell phone time the next day as well. You will also be given eye drops to help with comfort and healing after your procedure.

PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It is a form of laser vision correction, which uses a cool excimer laser to reshape the outer surface of the cornea to correct for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Both PRK and LASIK perform the same task of reshaping your cornea and produce the same end result. The difference in procedures is how the first step in preparing your cornea for treatment is performed.

Instead of creating a thin flap, as occurs in LASIK, in PRK, a thin layer, called the epithelium, is removed. If PRK is recommended as a better option for you, our doctor and counselor will discuss those details with you during your consultation.

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LASIK Cost and Affordability


We are committed to providing you with the highest quality LASIK vision correction at the best value in the region considering our technology and quality of care. We have only one global fee for any level of correction that includes all pre and postoperative care, follow-up visits and only our best technology. Our patients never have to choose between the best technology or care for a lesser price.


Financing is a popular choice for many LASIK and PRK patients. Cornerstone Eye Associates is proud to offer financing plans to fit almost any budget including interest free for up to 24 months through CareCredit.

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Flex Plans

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) is offered by many employers allowing you to set aside a certain amount of your paycheck before taxes to cover medical expenses not covered by insurance. The great news is this money can be used to pay for laser vision correction and can save you up to 30%. The best part is you can use any amount from your account towards the procedure, whether you have $200 or $2000.

The Cornerstone Eye Associates Difference


For many, having LASIK can be a wonderful, life-changing experience. However, your quest to find the right LASIK center should not be taken lightly. The perfect combination of surgeon and technology will lead to excellent results. While some centers may come and go, Cornerstone Eye Associates has been an established comprehensive eye care practice in our community for over 50 years. In addition, for more than two decades, Omar Hanuch, MD has performed thousands of refractive procedures right here in Rochester.

Real Results, for Real Patients

Whereas the average surgeon’s LASIK results across the US has been reported at 91.5% of patients seeing 20/20 post-correction; up to 98% of Dr. Hanuch’s nearsighted patients see 20/20 or better after their first treatment!

Exceptional Patient Care

Cornerstone Eye Associates is not just a LASIK center. As a comprehensive eye care practice, the complete health of your eyes is our first focus. Your initial LASIK consultation is one of the most comprehensive exams you will ever have. Whether you see Dr. HanuchDr. Chaisson or Dr. Mara Tresansky, we will take the time to discuss your visual goals for work, family life, social and sporting activities as well as thoroughly examining your eyes. If we discover laser vision correction is not the best option to correct your vision, we have various other treatments we can recommend to help you achieve the vision you are dreaming of.

Our LASIK team is ready to answer your questions or schedule your FREE, no obligation LASIK consultation at our Gates, Brighton or Victor locations.

Please feel free to contact our LASIK department directly at 585-420-8158.