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Robert A. Ryan, O.D.

Robert A. Ryan, O.D.

Ophthalmology

5 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Contact

Appointment (585) 271-2990

Locations

Flaum Eye Institute

1701 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618

Flaum Eye Institute

160 Office Parkway
Pittsford, NY 14534

About Me

Robert Ryan is an experienced and nationally renowned optometrist who provides care at the Flaum Eye Institute's Brighton and Webster Locations. He has published dozens of articles concerning contact lens wear and anterior segment care in peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively throughou...
Robert Ryan is an experienced and nationally renowned optometrist who provides care at the Flaum Eye Institute's Brighton and Webster Locations. He has published dozens of articles concerning contact lens wear and anterior segment care in peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively throughout the world about topics related to vision care.

He actively participates as a FDA Clinical Investigator for many contact lens manufacturers in addition to providing them consultative services. He is also teaches ophthalmology residents through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's ophthalmology department and helps train optometrists through the State University of New York School of Optometry.

Dr. Ryan has served in leadership positions of the Rochester Optometric Society and is a member of the American Academy of Optometry.He is a member of the Contact Lens Society of America and is on the editorial board of the journal "review of Contact Lenses."
He received his Bachelor's and Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and established one of the most successful optometric practices in the Finger Lakes Region.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD)

Credentials

Education

OD | Pennsylvania Coll of Optometry. Optometry. 1989

AAS | Erie Cmty College. Ophthalmology. 1982

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

5.0 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

All good.

Feb 22, 2024

5.0 stars

No problems existed. Exam went well and was thorough.

Feb 16, 2024

5.0 stars

Every time I see Dr Ryan he clearly and professionally addresses every eye issue I have and is in my family history. As I get older he clarifies what is happening and how it could progress. I always leave better informed and educated about my eyes.

Feb 08, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Ryan is the best. He always takes the time to address all your needs. He even called me after business hours to check on me.

Jan 24, 2024

5.0 stars

I received excellent care by Dr. Ryan. He showed true compassion for my health and well being. I am extremely pleased by his care and attention to detail.

Jan 05, 2024

5.0 stars

Very confident in Dr. Ryan

Jan 04, 2024

5.0 stars

I think this is in regard to my primary care physician - he's great - If this is regarding Dr. Ryan, I'd give the same scores.

Dec 31, 2023

5.0 stars

I have recommended him to people over the years [...]

Dec 12, 2023

5.0 stars

This was my 1st visit with Dr. Ryan. He was very thorough, friendly and competent.

Dec 03, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Ryan very thorough consciousness and considerate.

Nov 29, 2023

5.0

This is my third time seeing Dr. Ryan for my eye care. He's just the best. I know he was running behind, but he still maintained his affable personality, didn't rush me, showed concern & welcomed my questions about eye floaters, the need for glasses for reading & perhaps driving now, along with detailed info regarding contact lense wear if I wished to setup an appointment in the future with that. He was very knowledgable about my insurance & out of pocket costs for both my glasses & lenses, as well as the out of pocket for the contact lense consult. Such an awesome & comfortable personality he brings not often experienced with other doctors. Highly recommend for his attention to detail as well.

Nov 11, 2023

5.0

I have recommended Dr. Ryan to my daughter and my wife.

Nov 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is the best! Have been his patient for years! He is always kind, considerate and concerned with my care. I feel so confident and lucky to have my eyes in his hands. He had such wonderful referrals for my cataract and "droopy lids" surgeries. I owe him thanks for the great vision I have today!

Nov 04, 2023

5.0

Dr Ryan is well informed and thorough. I felt my eye condition was well examined.

Nov 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Ryan makes each pt feel as though we are the ONLY person he's seen all day. He understands the pt journey, their concerns, the hurdles they encounter. He re-assures the pt that he will help them attain the level of eye health sought. He genuinely cares about each person. UR is blessed to have Dr Ryan on your team. Pts are blessed to have Dr Ryan caring for them

Oct 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan was super to work with. This was the first time I met with the Dr. And was so happy with his care and bed side manner.

Oct 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is excellent and also very kind.

Oct 07, 2023

5.0

I already have recommended him to several family members.

Oct 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is a wonderful provider and has provided clear insight and compassionate care dealing with varied vision issues I have had in the past year.

Sep 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is a top notch provider. He is warm, caring and knowlegable. Always takes an extra few minutes to explain things to me and brainstorm ways to maximize the use of contacts vs glasses as my eyes change.

Sep 29, 2023

4.6

I've used DePaolis and Ryan for thirty years. I like Dr. Ryan very much and value his care. [...]

Jul 27, 2023

4.6

Dr. Ryan is excellent. [...]

Jul 26, 2023

5.0

The provider is excellent. [...]

Jul 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is an amazing provider. I am truly lucky to be able to have him as my provider. He listens attentively and truly cares.

Jul 20, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. Ryan. He's by far the best eye dr. I've ever had.

Jul 20, 2023

5.0

There should be a higher rating than very good for Dr. Ryan- should be rated outstanding.

Jun 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is wonderful a great provider [...]

Jun 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Ryan was very thorough, patient and listened and answered all my questions.

Jun 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent eye doc, even if consistently late.

May 20, 2023

5.0

As always, Dr. Ryan was amazing! Really helps me to understand my issues and how to deal with them, in a very friendly way. So happy he is my doctor!

May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan was excellent at assessing my situation going forward with a projected antipcation of an upcoming procedure (cataract surgery) in the future.

May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and we discussed cataracts and readers.

Apr 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is awesome

Apr 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Ryan is the best!! So thorough, so personable, can't say enough good about him!!

Apr 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan was very thorough in examining my eye condition and offering a solution for better vision

Apr 08, 2023

5.0

He is a great provider but really difficult to get an appointment

Mar 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is brilliant. He always does a thorough exam, listens to my concerns and finds ways to improve my vision. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable! I appreciate his care and concern!

Mar 23, 2023

5.0

Very pleased with Dr Ryan's care. Please thank him.

Mar 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Robert Ryan is a great doctor and person as are all of the practicioners that we see at Strong from Dr. Geoffery Morris at the Pulsifer Group, Dr. Guatatadaria , Dr. Frederick Marshall at the Memory Clinic. They are all fine and talented people and we are so well aware and thankful for that.

Mar 18, 2023

5.0

Excellent care !!!

Mar 08, 2023

5.0

Extremely thorough and takes his time. I expect everyone gets this fantastic treatment. (Maybe it could lead to delays?) The time is appreciated.

Feb 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan is Outstanding!

Feb 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Ryan listened 100% gave advice that was helpful and took care of the eye problem of dry eyes. He is examination was thorough and he ruled out some of the greater concerns as I have [...] He explained about the stitches that are in each eye, he was very thorough. Awesome.

Feb 16, 2023

5.0

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Ryan. [...]

Feb 16, 2023

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Ryan for better than 20 years. There is no one else who I trust my eye care with. He Is just outstanding.

Feb 12, 2023

5.0

Great experience

Feb 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan set forth a plan for vision improvement

Jan 29, 2023

5.0

The care and treatment is excellent. The reasons I would hesitate to recommend is because of the wait time and Dr. Ryan's availability in getting an appointment.

Jan 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan was very attentive to my concerns about Dr. [...] abilities. He said he was going to contact her and he promptly did. I received a phone call the next day to schedule another appointment with her.

Jan 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Ryan and his staff are excellent!

Jan 08, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. Ryan as he's the best!

Dec 22, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, I enjoy talking with him and I feel he always has my back.

Dec 16, 2022

5.0

I have been with Dr. Ryan since he started practicing and will stay with him until he retires. He is wonderful.

Dec 16, 2022

5.0

My family has been cared for by Dr Ryan for decades! We have a choice of who we see we would never consider using a different eye doctor!

Dec 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan makes time and he is very thorough. I've seen others in FLAUM that treat you like they no better. Dr Ryan is one of the best!

Dec 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is Great, always a very good experience, very caring

Dec 11, 2022

5.0

Have always had a great experience with Dr Ryan. He's pleasant, thorough and compassionate.

Dec 09, 2022

5.0

Great Experience

Dec 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is one of the most caring and knowledgeable medical professionals I have ever had. He explains everything clearly and concisely. He's great!

Dec 07, 2022

5.0

Perfect is good enough

Nov 17, 2022

5.0

Thank you Dr. Ryan

Nov 02, 2022

4.2

Dr. Ryan is the best!!!

Oct 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan has everything you need in a medical professional: expertise, commitment, genuine caring and excellent communication skills.

Oct 27, 2022

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr Ryan's for over twenty five years. He is very thorough with his exams. He is personable and I liked it much better when he had his own practice.

Oct 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is awesome. He is great at explaining things and he always takes time to answer my questions.

Oct 24, 2022

5.0

Flaum should be honored to have Dr. Ryan on their team. He represents the company above what anyone, anywhere, should expect! He is a true blessing!

Oct 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan always listens and takes appropriate time.

Oct 06, 2022

5.0

I have been using this practice for better than twenty years and I always felt that I was in excellent hands.

Oct 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is stellar. Really the embodiment of the ICARE Values. Caring, warm, knowledgeable, attentive. I will be with him until he retires! [...]

Oct 04, 2022

5.0

This provider is excellent.

Sep 28, 2022

5.0

Great communication and follow up

Sep 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan always listens carefully to any concerns or questions I have.

Sep 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is awesome!! Have been his patient for years and have always been very happy with his care! Have recommended to others many times.he's the best!!

Sep 19, 2022

3.8

[...]. He is a good dr [...].

Sep 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent experience. Dr. Ryan is my entire families eye care provider. We would never consider going anywhere else.

Sep 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is very personable and knowledgeable. He explains in easy to understand terms any issues. Dr. Ryan is an excellent care provider.

Aug 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Robert Ryan is the consummate professional and an excellent listener! I appreciate his kind and caring manner. I have never felt rushed or that any question that I may have, was unimportant.

Aug 03, 2022

5.0

Are family love Dr Ryan,he's very excellent doctor,he treats patient like a family,he cares for his patients

Jul 28, 2022

5.0

He's terrific. I've seen him for decades!

Jul 20, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor! One of the best I've ever seen.

Jun 26, 2022

5.0

I've been a patient of Dr. Ryan for years. He's the best! Not sure I'd ever be as comfortable with a different provider than I am with Dr. Ryan.

Jun 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent care!

Jun 15, 2022

3.4

I did not think I received the normal attention and explanation I usual get from this provider. He was running very late and was distracted by teaching a resident rather than attention to my care.

Jun 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is kind, thorough and his manner is uplifting!

Jun 12, 2022

5.0

I consider myself fortunate to have Dr Ryan as my provider.

Jun 12, 2022

5.0

I'm very pleased with Dr. Ryan. I'm not pleased with the long wait time when I got there.

Jun 11, 2022

5.0

As I said in my previous comments, Dr Ryan is a superb listener and he is thorough with his examination. I would highly recommend him to others. I will now drive an hour for my eye appointments, but it is worth it to be under his care.

May 25, 2022

5.0

I have been a longtime patient of Dr. Ryan, many of my family members come to him because of my experience with him and they also have referred others because of their experience with him. Am very pleased with his professionalism, and bedside manner. He is personable, professional and thorough.

May 23, 2022

5.0

Good experience

May 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is exceptional in quality of care as well as professionalism and friendliness.

May 18, 2022

5.0

He was awesome he was very informative and put me at ease with my appt and my upcoming changes with my eyes and glasses. Extremely kind and attentive

May 16, 2022

5.0

Thank you Dr. Ryan

May 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Robert Ryan is an excellent provider.

May 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

May 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is great! I am very glad he is my eye doctor.

May 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is breath of fresh air in today's healthcare. Thorough, efficient and always caring.

May 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is the best

Apr 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is the only eye Dr. I would consult with any problems or concerns.

Mar 30, 2022

5.0

I continue to have high confidence in Dr. Ryan as my provider. He is professional, friendly and knows eyes. Always up-beat and willing to take the time needed to answer my questions. I never feel rushed when I talk with him.

Mar 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan was great as always

Mar 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is very, very competent and knowledgeable.

Mar 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Ryan is a very thorough physician. He treats you with the utmost respect as a person and listens and explains your concerns. Highly recommend him to friends.

Mar 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent service and knowledgeable provider. Also very pleased with outcome of treatment. Thank you Dr. Ryan

Mar 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent

Mar 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ryan is a top-notch physician.

Feb 24, 2022