Why Choose Us?

The Eye Care Center is one of the most complete eye care facilities in Upstate New York. We offer services in a rural community that are usually only found in large cities.

We started in 1973 with two doctors and a small office in F.F. Thompson Hospital. For over 40 years, we have built new offices, added services and specialists to meet our patient’s needs. We have offices located in Canandaigua and Geneva. Now, over 65 specialists and staff provide complete eye care to patients from all over the Finger Lakes Region.

From routine exams to laser surgery to emergency eye care, the doctors and staff at The Eye Care Center are dedicated to meeting all of your need and exceeding your expectations.

Routine Care

Our experienced doctors take care of your yearly exams and check for medical problems. You can have your glasses made right here at The Eye Care Center, and contact lenses are available for less than you would pay through a mail order service. Our large optical department and full service on site laboratory offers affordable convenience for everyone. Our dedicated staff will come to know you and welcome you each time you walk in the door.



Urgent problems are always seen promptly. Our ophthalmologist-on-call provides our established patients with emergency service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Call 585-394-2020 anytime for information.


Advanced Surgical Techniques

If you need surgery, we offer advanced cataract surgery, retinal surgery, eyelid surgery, corneal transplants and glaucoma treatments at F.F. Thompson Hospital, Finger Lakes Ambulatory surgery Center, Westfall Surgery Center and Brighton Surgery Center. Laser Vision Correction is performed by Dr. Hindman and Dr. Hwang right in our Office. We are known in the medical community for introducing newer, safer techniques to the region and investing in the best equipment. Not only are we pioneers, we are proud of our quality outcomes and very low complication rates.


Network of Specialists

Sometimes, unusual or complex eye problems require consultation with a specialist. We’ve built a network of specialists that provide care to our patients. We offer treatment for all types of eye problems including cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplants, corneal diseases and eye infections, pediatric eye care and surgery, eyelid surgery, macular degeneration and diabetic laser surgery, retinal detachment repair and glaucoma treatment and surgery. You don’t have to drive to the city – we bring the doctors to you! The eye physicians and surgeons at The Eye Care Center are among the area’s top specialists.


Dedication to the Community

We're part of the community, and we work to make it better. The Eye Care Center was the presenting sponsor of the annual Better Life 5K Race that benefitted the FF Thompson Foundation for 15 years. Charity starts at home, but it doesn't stop there.We have held auctions to fund other local causes, such as the Battered Women's Fund, Salvation Army, the Seeing Eye Dog Fund, ABVI, American Diabetes Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and others.