A LASIK Boston specialist, Ernest Kornmehl, MD, has been recognized for his expertise in vision correction surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK Surgery. He performs custom wavefront LASIK at his Boston Massachusetts Area offices.

Dr. Kornmehl

Ernest Kornmehl, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon who serves Boston and the surrounding areas. Patients travel from throughout the United States as well as around the globe to receive their care from Dr. Kornmehl. Extensively educated and trained, Dr. Kornmehl is respected nationwide for his expertise in refractive surgery procedures like Custom LASIK, PRK and the management of dry eye and corneal disease, Dr. Kornmehl has consistently been recognized as a leader in his field. He was named among the top 1 percent of ophthalmologists in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and voted by his peers to Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors" list for 11 years in a row and as one of the Best Doctors in America. Locally, Dr. Kornmehl has been named Boston Magazine's Top Ophthalmologist/LASIK surgeon for 11 years running.

Education and Training

Dr. Kornmehl completed his ophthalmology residency at Yale Eye Center, Yale School of Medicine, during which he was selected as chief resident. He went on to complete a Heed Fellowship in corneal surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School.

Currently, Dr. Kornmehl is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kornmehl served as Director of the Novatec Laser Surgery Program for Nearsightedness. He also serves as Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at Tufts School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Kornmehl was a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Memberships and Appointments

Dr. Kornmehl is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, is the past-president and a former board member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and past president of Boston Aid to the Blind. Dr. Kornmehl served on the Patient Education Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has taught surgery for nearsightedness and astigmatism for the Academy since 1987. He was also appointed by the governor of Massachusetts to the Commission for the Blind.

Research, Publications and Speaking

An avid author and lecturer, Dr. Kornmehl has published numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters. He wrote the best-seller, LASIK: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction.

He serves on the editorial board and is an Associate Editor of Ophthalmology Times. He previously served on the editorial board of Eyenet, an official publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has received several research grants from the National Institutes of Health and developed a method of transforming skin into corneal tissue.

Dr. Kornmehl also lectures nationally and internationally.

He has appeared on the front page of USA Today and been quoted and interviewed by nearly every major newspaper and magazine. This includes the Journal of the American Medical Association, Healthnews/The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Vogue Magazine, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Mademoiselle, People Magazine, Shape Magazine, Health and Wellness Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, Reader's Digest, Men's Health and Parenting Magazine. He has been featured on numerous television programs, including CBS Evening News/Healthwatch, CNN, WBTV56, WCVBTV, WBZTV, World News Tonight and the Today Show.

The Kornmehl LASIK System

Based on his many years of experience performing laser eye surgery, Dr. Kornmehl developed the Kornmehl LASIK system. This line of special surgical instruments helps create more consistent and predictable LASIK results, and is used by refractive surgeons around the world.

Contact Dr. Ernest Kornmehl

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kornmehl to talk about your specific laser eye surgery goals, please call 1-877-870-2010 or email our office today.

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