World-class Eye Doctors, right here in Rochester.
The doctors at Robbins Eye are among the most experienced and well-trained in the industry. Together they have performed thousands of surgical and laser vision correction procedures. All of our doctors are board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology,and in some cases have taught courses to other doctors at major national and international ophthalmologist meetings. Our vision correction doctors are fellowship-trained as eye surgery specialists.
Also, we are recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. For example – Doctor Allan Robbins MD is continuously sought out by manufacturers to conduct clinical trials on new medications and technologies.
Lasik Eye Doctors Rochester – Dr. Robbins and Dr. York
Dr. Allan Robbins, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Dr. Allan Robbins was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC. After his internship in Internal Medicine, he completed his Ophthalmology residency at the New York College of Medicine/New York Eye and Ear.
- Board Certified in Ophthalmology
- Fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Rochester
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Adjunct Clinical investigator for U.S. clinical trials for the YAG laser
- Scientific Advisory panel for Phoenix Laser
- Principal Investigator for the VISX laser during U.S. FDA Clinical trials
- Consultant to LaserSight for development of the first FDA-approved laser to utilize flying spot technology
Dr. Allan Robbins was one of the first surgeons in the country to be involved in the implantation of intraocular lenses for cataract surgery. Some of the innovations that he helped bring to Upstate New York include:
- Foldable intraocular lenses and “no-stitch” cataract surgery
- Radial Keratotomy (RK)
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Corneal Ring Segments (Intacs)
- YAG Laser Capsulotomy
- Z-LASIK bladeless all laser LASIK
- Wavefront-Guided and Wavefront Optimized LASIK
- Femtosecond LenSx Cataract Surgery
Dr. Robbins’ hobbies include digital photography and Vintage sports car racing. When Dr. Robbins is not seated behind his laser, he can sometimes be found at Watkins Glen strapped behind the wheel of one of his racecars.
Dr. Susan E. Yorks
Dr.Susan Yorks was born and raised in Lima, New York. She graduated summa cum laude from Hartwick College with a BS in Chemistry, and from The New England College of Optometry with a doctorate in optometry.
Dr. Yorks has over 20 years experience in the highly specialized field of refractive surgery. In 1994 she was recruited by Dr. Allan Robbins in his capacity as CEO of the Genesee Valley Eye Institute. In this capacity she assisted Dr. Robbins in the VISX clinical trial for the excimer laser. When Dr. Robbins left GVEI in 1997, Dr. Yorks joined the staff of Robbins Eye Associates and Robbins Laser Site. Dr. Yorks also specializes in the management of cataracts and glaucoma, and performs routine eye examinations and contact lens fittings.
Dr. Yorks’ professional affiliations include the American Optometric Society, The New York State Optometric Society, and the Rochester Optometric Society. She has held a position on the Rochester Optometric Society Board of Directors since 1996. Dr. Yorks also serves as Chairperson for the Petry Lomb Scholarship Committee, a charitable organization administered by the Rochester Area Community Foundation.
Dr. Yorks currently resides in Pittsford with her husband Brian, and sons Griffin and John. She enjoys reading, gardening and being a hockey mom.
Dr. Russell D. Cranston
Specialties: Comprehensive Eye Care, Refractive and Cataract post op management, Glaucoma Management, Diabetic eye care
Location: Hornell Office
Russell Cranston, MD was born and raised in Walton, NY. He attended Albany College of Pharmacy (BS), graduate work at Dartmouth College (MA) and the Medical College
of Pennsylvania (MD) in Philadelphia. He completed his internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and went on to do his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has practiced in Steuben County for the past 35 years.
Dr. Cranston is board certified in ophthalmology and provides routine eye care as well as post op cataract and refractive surgery management, glaucoma management, and diabetic eye care. Dr. Cranston is a member of the AMA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Cranston resides on Keuka Lake with his wife Judith. He enjoys fishing, boating and working in his workshop.
Dr. Ryan Beers
Dr. Beers graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry with honors. While at Salus University, Dr. Beers received Presidential recognition for obtaining a 4.0 GPA and served as the President of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Beers was awarded the Vistakon Award for demonstrating clinical excellence in fitting contact lenses and the clinical excellence award for best student intern.
Dr. Beers performed internships at Eye Care Associates Raleigh, NC, Virginia Eye Consultants Norfolk, VA, Visionary Ophthalmology in Rockville MD and Fox Chase Family Eye Care in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Beers grew up in Western New York. In his spare time he enjoys being active and doing anything outdoors, especially playing basketball and golf. Dr. Beers often volunteers at local basketball tournaments as a referee. He now resides in Arkport, NY.