Refractive Surgery

Message From Jordan Kassoff, M.D.

I have a conservative approach to refractive surgery. My patients' safety and their satisfaction with both their results and their care are my prime concerns. As a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon, I believe that refractive surgery should be taken seriously by the patient and the doctor. In this regard, I personally conduct my patients' entire pre- and post- operative examinations.

I understand the importance of establishing a quality doctor-patient relationship from the outset. It is important that I clearly understand each patient's motivations and expectations and will have the necessary discussions to accomplish this. I will take the time to carefully go over the informed consent, including the risks, benefits, alternatives, and to answer all of your questions. In order to diminish the chances of having complications in both eyes, I perform surgery for each eye on different days. I feel strongly that the risks taken for each eye should be separated.

If you would like to see me to pursue your interest in refractive surgery please call the office at 518-434-1042 for further information or to set up an evaluation.

Jordan Kassoff, MD

Refractive Errors

  • Normal Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Farsightedness


Which of These Procedures Is Right for You?

It is likely that more than one of these procedures could reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts. Every eye is different, and everyone has different visual needs. Your first step is to have a thorough eye examination to determine the health of your eyes. Together, you and your doctor will determine which option is best suited for your eye condition and lifestyle.

Realistic Expectations

The goal of any refractive procedure is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses. Your doctor cannot guarantee your results. You will be given additional information about these procedures to help you make an informed decision. Be sure to have all of your questions answered to your satisfaction before proceeding.

To learn more about Refractive Surgery contact Albany Eye Associates at 518-434-1042 to schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Doctors.