Patient Care

UR Medicine Flaum Eye Institute Welcomes Visionary Eye Associates

Nov. 2, 2016
The optometric practice that joined Flaum Eye Institute has offices at 1701 Lac DeVille Blvd. in Brighton, and 603 Ridge Road in Webster.

UR Medicine has acquired Visionary Eye Associates to join Flaum Eye Institute, a national leader in vision care and research.

The optometric practice of Michael D. DePaolis, O.D., F.A.A.O., and Robert A. Ryan, O.D., F.A.A.O., will continue to provide patients state-of-the-art vision care augmented by convenient access Flaum Eye Institute’s specialized medical and surgical eye care

“Visionary Eye Associates is a well-respected team and they have a similar philosophy in how to deliver high-quality care,” said Steven Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., director of the Flaum Eye Institute and chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “We are excited to have them join our team and expand opportunities for people to access Flaum Eye Institute services.”

For nearly two decades, DePaolis and Ryan have served as clinical associates of Ophthalmology at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. They have been appointed associate professors of clinical Ophthalmology, pending approval by the University of Rochester Board of Trustees.

“We are eager to be a part of URMC to serve more people and more closely collaborate with local primary care physicians to ensure seamless care,” said Ryan, who started the practice with DePaolis in 1995.  Their offices are in Brighton and Webster.

The Flaum Eye Institute is among the nation’s leaders in vision care and research. Ophthalmologic specialists provide diagnostic testing, advanced surgical interventions and optimized management of the most complex eye conditions. Patients from around the world travel to Flaum for expert care for artificial cornea transplants, refractive surgical correction, retinal degenerative diseases management and treatment of orbital inflammatory processes. Scientists pioneer new diagnostics and treatments and are dedicated to translating their findings to clinical advances that preserve and enhance vision.