About Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier

Our team at Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier has decades of experience treating a wide variety of eye conditions, helping our patients enjoy the clearest vision possible. As the most trusted provider of laser eye surgery in the Ithaca region, we offer specialized solutions for cataracts, personalized LASIK procedures, and effective management of various eye problems.

Our surgery center is led by Dr. Daniel Sambursky, M.D., who boasts over 20,000 successful cataract removals. At Ophthalmic Associates, our entire staff is dedicated to providing the communities of the Southern Tier with advanced, premium vision correction procedures, including cataracts treatments.

While having a cataract that obstructs your vision can be overwhelming, our experienced team will give you peace of mind and quality care from your first screening to your post-surgery follow-ups.

Laser Eye Surgery in Ithaca, NY

We’re proud to serve the people of Ithaca and the surrounding communities, providing premium LASIK, cataract, and other vision correction procedures. Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Ithaca is home to several major universities and a variety of outdoor activities.  

Our laser eye surgery center is conveniently located just southeast of Ithaca, making our life-changing LASIK and cataract surgeries easily accessible for our patients driving from the area.

Whether you’re studying at a university or simply trying to take in this beautiful region clearly, our team is ready to help you. 

Cataract Removal in Ithaca

Cataracts affect most people at some point in their lives. At Ophthalmic Associates, we strive to make our cataracts treatment as accessible and effective as possible. We offer a variety of intraocular lens (IOL) implant options and use advanced technology to give you optimal results.

As the premier cataract surgeon in the Ithaca area, Dr. Sambursky will help you enjoy your life with restored vision.

Do I Need
Cataracts Treatment?

An eye cataract is when the lens in your eye becomes clouded, obstructing your vision. Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Light and glare sensitivity
  • Yellowing of colors
  • Seeing halos

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, scheduling a cataract screening with our team can help determine if you have cataracts, what stage they’re at, and what treatments are necessary. 

Ultimately, if your cataracts are negatively impacting your vision, cataract eye surgery is a great option to regain freedom and independence with clear vision.

What Happens
During Cataract Eye Surgery?

During your eye cataract procedure, Dr. Sambursky will replace your clouded lens with an intraocular lens transplant, or an IOL, to restore your vision. This is an outpatient procedure and only takes around 15 minutes.

At Ophthalmic Associates, we perform laser cataract surgery with a LenSx ® laser, increasing accuracy and comfort for your procedure. As the only surgical team in the region to offer femtosecond laser procedures, we provide our patients with the most customized, precise results possible. 

This surgery has extremely high success rates, and you can feel confident trusting our team with your cataract removal. Dr. Sambursky will go above and beyond to ensure that you’re informed and comfortable every step of the way.

How Much Does Cataract Surgery Cost?

The cost of your laser cataract surgery will depend on several factors, including your insurance provider and the specifics of your procedure. We offer a variety of financing options and will work with you to ensure that you can afford your vision-saving surgery.  

Why Choose Us for
Your Laser Cataract Surgery?

Dr. Sambursky is widely sought after for his knowledge and experience in the field of cataract surgery, having even designed and patented his own intraocular lens. He’s spent his career pioneering new cataract removal methods and lecturing around the world on the topics of LASIK and cataract surgery.    

When it comes to your eyes, you want to be sure you’re working with the best ophthalmic team. Dr. Sambursky and his team are unmatched in expertise, skill, and experience throughout Ithaca and the entire Southern Tier.

Driving Directions

Our laser eye surgery center can be found at 48 Harrison St, Johnson City, NY 13790.

If you’re coming from Ithaca, head south on NY-96B/Danby Rd. Continue past La Tourelle Hotel & Spa. Continue onto NY-96 S/Owego St, and turn left onto Park St. Take Court St Bridge, and turn left onto NY-434 E/Southside Dr. Turn left to merge onto NY-17 E then take exit 69 for New York 17C E toward Westover. Merge onto NY-17C E, and drive past ALDI and The Coin Shop. Turn right onto Harrison St, and we’re located on your right.