laser eye surgery of erie

About Us


Laser Eye Surgery of Erie has been compassionately serving the families of Erie and the tri-state area since 1981. We provide world-class care in a welcoming and relaxed environment to help our patients feel at home. Using cutting-edge laser technology and modern techniques, our vision experts pride themselves on providing high-quality, state-of-the-art eye care. Our team works together to uphold our philosophy of improving not only your vision, but your quality of life.

Dr. Haverly

Robert F. Haverly, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Robert F. Haverly specializes in refractive (LASIK/PRK), cataract and complex surgeries including those for glaucoma, corneal and retinal pathology. He was the first surgeon in Erie to perform “all laser” LASIK using the Intralase laser. Currently, he utilizes CustomVue® with Wavefront Technology (correction calculation) and IFS (blade free) Intralase technology for LASIK and CustomVue® with Wavefront Technology for PRK. He was the first surgeon in Erie to perform DSEK (corneal transplant) as well as the placement of glaucoma seton valves.

Dr. Haverly performs Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery using LenSx ® laser technology and iStent® Trabecular Micro Bypass for the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Haverly is the principle investigator for numerous clinical trials of glaucoma medications and advancements in eye surgery. These studies evaluate medications for FDA approval.

He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in neurobiology and was an active member of the honor society. He graduated magna cum laude and received thesis honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Haverly completed an internal medicine internship at this institute and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Haverly was the chief resident in his last year. He won several awards for outstanding research at the University of Texas. Dr. Haverly also completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and has published several scientific articles and some book chapters in the field of ophthalmology.

After residency, Dr. Haverly became clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas and joined the San Antonio Eye Center. In 1998, Dr. Haverly moved to Erie, Pennsylvania to be closer to his family and joined Laser Eye Surgery of Erie. He was the chief of ophthalmology at the Saint Vincent Surgery Center from 2005 to 2011. Dr. Haverly has received numerous awards for outstanding surgery. He has been voted in the top 100 refractive surgeons nationwide every year since 1999. Laser Eye Surgery of Erie has been voted one of the top 50 LASIK/PRK practices in the country numerous times over the years.

Dr. Haverly is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the Pennsylvania Ophthalmology Society, the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Erie County Medical Society (past president).

Dr. Simmons

Martin B. Simmons, O.D.


Dr. Martin B. Simmons specializes in primary care optometry with special interests in refractive surgery, disease detection and contact lenses.

Dr. Simmons has practiced in the Erie area for more than 30 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his initial optometry training, he earned a Glaucoma Certification and a 100 Hour Therapeutic Certification from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA.

Laser Eye Surgery of Erie


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