Regina M. Smolyak, M.D.

Regina M. Smolyak, M.D.

Contact Information

210 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Smolyak is a board certified ophthalmologist who is specializes in the medical, surgical, and laser treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Fellowship trained in glaucoma, she is highly qualified to manage the disease using sophisticated diagnostic instrumentation and provide the latest medical or surgical interventions to maintain safe intra ocular pressure. These can include prescription medications, glaucoma laser therapy like SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty), and variety of drainage devices including new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices. She is especially adept at managing glaucoma in patients who also need cataract surgery.

As an ophthalmologist who treats the structures of the anterior segment (the front part of the eye) Dr. Smolyak routinely addresses cataracts, either with or without the presence of glaucoma. She offers a variety of premium lens options and surgical techniques that can reduce a patient's need for spectacles after surgery. This includes using the Catalys surgical laser platform. This state-of-the-art surgical laser allows her to offer patients the most precise procedures.This ground breaking technology may improve post-operative visual performance and reduce inflammation, resulting in more comfort and exceptional outcomes.

Dr. Smolyak is a graduate of the University of Rochester where she also went on to complete her medical degree. She was a resident in ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a glaucoma fellow at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Smolyak is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the New York Glaucoma Society and the American Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Smolyak's research interests include clinical trials. She is also dedicated to the education of residents, medical students and provides training to medical personnel both inside and outside of ophthalmology.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


Glaucoma Fellowship | Washington University2002
Ophthalmology Residency | Albert Einstein School of Medicine2001
MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1997
BS | Biochemistry | University of Rochester1992
Internal Medicine Transitional Internship | St. Vincent's HospitalAttended 1997 - 1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Transitional at St. Vincent's Hospital Medical Center- Manhattan07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998