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Gregory J. Pamel, MD


Pamel Vision & Laser Group
115 East 61st Street, #1B
(between Lexington and Park Avenue)
New York, New York 10021
(888) 485-5688
Dr. Pamel

Dr. Gregory J. Pamel


Serving patients seeking LASIK, cataract surgery, implantable contact lenses, presbyopia correction in New York City, Manhattan, Astoria, Queens and the surrounding area

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Gregory J. Pamel, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and nationally recognized authority on many fronts in the field of eye care. He was the first eye surgeon in New York to utilize some of the most advanced technologies for vision correction procedures. Dr. Pamel was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the "Super Doctors" issue of New York Times Magazine. He was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for his participation in educational forums where he trained other ophthalmologists on the latest techniques in eye surgery. Dr. Pamel has served as an investigator in several FDA clinical trials and has published numerous book chapters and research articles. He has been chosen by many celebrities and professional athletes for their vision correction needs and his expertise is frequently sought by major media outlets, including the Discovery Channel, New York News 1, ABC, CBS, FOX, UPN and CNN, just to name a few.

Laser Eye Surgery at Pamel Vision & Laser Group

As a leader in new forms of refractive surgery, Dr. Pamel offers the latest technologies in laser vision correction. He was the first LASIK NYC surgeon to use the Wavelight Allegretto laser and is recognized as one of the most experienced with this technology. Dr. Pamel was also the first surgeon to bring the state-of-the-art Ziemer LDV laser to New York City patients. This technology is the most advanced bladeless LASIK laser available today. In addition, Dr. Pamel performs PRK and LASEK vision correction procedures and has served as an FDA investigator in the development of implantable contact lenses, including Verisyse and Veriflex Phakic intraocular lens implants (IOLs), which are used to correct vision in patients who suffer from high myopia but may not qualify for LASIK.

Cataract Surgery at Pamel Vision & Laser Group

Dr. Pamel is a leading New York City cataract surgeon who was involved in the introduction of several new cataract implant technologies. He was the first doctor in the New York area to offer the Crystalens and the Tecnis IOLs, in addition to which he also offers the AcrySof ReSTOR and Toric lens implants. Dr. Pamel has successfully performed more than 8,000 cataract surgeries utilizing the latest "no-stitch" surgical technique. By combining his clinical expertise with the latest technologies and techniques, Dr. Pamel is able to help patients restore their vision at most distances, often eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pamel and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Pamel Vision & Laser Group at (888) 485-5688.

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What Do Patients Say About Dr. Pamel? Reviews and News

Tim Puetz

Tim Puetz
PGA Professional

"Having LASIK Surgery is like switching from regular TV to HD! I didn't realize what I was missing. The operation was stress free and I couldn't believe how fast it went. LASIK has had a huge impact on my golf game. My depth perception and ability to see yardages has improved a lot. The biggest difference I have noticed has been my ability to read the greens. I'm making more putts than ever! Thank you so much Dr. Pamel!" — Tim Puetz, PGA Professional, Assistant Professional, Laurel Links Country Club, Laurel, New York

"I had been extremely nearsighted with my prescription in the -12 to -13 range for all of my adult life. Contact lenses were becoming intolerable and I knew LASIK was not an option. The Verisyse lens implant Dr. Pamel placed in my eyes restored my vision as if I had perfect contact lenses on all of the time. I wish I had undergone the procedure while I was still playing professional ball, it would have transformed my career. The procedure was painless and the results were amazing even the next day. Dr. Pamel and his staff did an outstanding job from start to finish." — Brandon Williams, Former NBA Star with the San Antonio Spurs and Director of Basketball Operations for the NBA

Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams
Former NBA Star

"From the initial consultation with Dr. Pamel I felt very comfortable and certain that he was the surgeon who should perform my LASIK surgery. I was impressed with the performance of the Wavelight laser technology he uses and he spent time explaining the surgery to me as well as the potential risks associated with it. His staff was very professional and courteous in accommodating my hectic schedule. The procedure went very smoothly and my post operative course was uneventful. I regained my sight the next day and was even able to drive in to see Dr. Pamel!

Bob Wischusen

Bob Wischusen
ESPN Sportscaster

As a play by play broadcaster, whether I'm calling a New York Jets, Rangers or Knicks game, or working college basketball or football for ESPN, I owe my entire living and career to my eyesight. It is critical for me to be able to see players and uniform numbers, often times from great distances. Having LASIK with Dr. Pamel turned out to be a great decision for me and my career. I'm enjoying 20/20 vision in both eyes. I couldn't be more pleased with my outcome and the quality of care I received." — Bob Wischusen, ESPN Sportscaster for the New York Jets, Rangers and Knicks

More About Gregory J. Pamel, MD

Gregory J. Pamel, MD, completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Michigan, where he also received his medical degree. He served his medical internship at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center of University of Illinois and his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Pamel continued his training with a fellowship in corneal and anterior segment surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is an attending surgeon at the Lenox Hill Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition, he is a clinical instructor at the renowned New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he frequently lectures on a range of eye care topics. Dr. Pamel is also affiliated with the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the New York State Ophthalmological Society and the Castroviejo Cornea Society and is a founding member of the International Ocular Surface Society.

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Transcript: Gregory J. Pamel, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and nationally recognized authority on corneal, cataract and laser vision surgery. He is well known for his expertise and has been invited to participate as a principle investigator in FDA studies for leading edge vision correction technology. He is proud to offer New York City patients the best treatments available to address their unique vision correction needs.

In recognition of his leadership in the field and his outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Pamel has been selected by his peers for inclusion in New York Times Magazine's "Super Doctors." He was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for his dedication to training other ophthalmologists on the latest eye surgery techniques.

Dr. Pamel has been chosen by many celebrities and professional athletes vision correction, including PGA Professional Tim Puetz, who says that having "LASIK is like switching from regular TV to HD."

Former San Antonio Spurs NBA star Brandon Williams wishes he had visited Dr. Pamel sooner.

And ESPN Sportscaster Bob Wischusen says his new vision has greatly contributed to his success.

Dr. Pamel's expertise is also frequently sought by major media outlets, including the Discovery Channel, ABC, FOX and CNN, just to name a few.

As a leader in new forms of refractive surgery, Dr. Pamel was the first eye surgeon in New York to use the Wavelight Allegretto laser, as well as the state-of-the-art Ziemer LDV laser — the most advanced bladeless LASIK laser available today.

Dr. Pamel served as an FDA investigator in the development of implantable contact lenses, including Verisyse and Veriflex Phakic lens implants, which are used to correct vision in patients who suffer from high myopia, but may not qualify for LASIK.

Dr. Pamel is a leading New York City cataract surgeon who was involved in the introduction of several new cataract implant technologies, including Crystalens and the Tecnis multifocal lens.

He has improved the lives of thousands of cataract surgery patients, who are now able to enjoy optimal vision and greater freedom from eyeglasses.

He is also a gifted corneal transplant surgeon who offers sutureless corneal transplantation.

Dr. Pamel is often asked to share his expertise. He recently lectured at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He is an attending surgeon at the Lenox Hill Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Pamel is also a clinical professor in the department of ophthalmology at the renowned New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Pamel, please review his profile below or visit his website. To schedule a consultation, please call Pamel Vision & Laser Group at 888-485-5688.

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