Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, FACS



Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates
(800) 673-1968

54 Washington Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481

The Brook House (Route 9)
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445


Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl




  • Selected by his peers nationwide as one of The Best Doctors in America® and to America's Top Doctors 10 years in a row
  • Selected as one of the best ophthalmologists in the country (Top 1%) by U.S. News & World Report

Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who is world-renowned for his work in advancing laser vision correction. Dr. Kornmehl is widely respected by his peers and has been selected as a "top" LASIK Surgeon by Boston Magazine's "Top Doctors" issue, as one of the Best Doctors in America and as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle and Connolly. He is a leading surgeon in the international community as well as in the LASIK Boston community. He has been featured as an expert in refractive surgery in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN News, CBS Evening News, USA Today (Front Page), The Today Show, World News Tonight, and many others. He has used this expertise in laser vision correction to create a center of excellence for refractive surgery in the Boston area.

Dr. Kornmehl stays on the cutting edge of new technology. He has invented numerous new technologies to improve the outcome of refractive surgery, including the Kornmehl LASIK System, which is currently used by LASIK surgeons around the world. Dr. Kornmehl is also the author of the best-selling book Lasik: A Guide to Laser Vision Correction. His many achievements have been recognized with an Honor Award and a Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kornmehl's goal is to bring his vast experience together with the best LASIK technology in order to provide excellent visual outcomes for each patient.



  • Selected as a Top Ophthalmologist in Boston Magazine's Top Doctors issue 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Selected as a Top Laser Surgeon and Laser Center in Boston Magazine's Top Doctors issue

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Each staff member at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates has been hand-picked and personally trained by Dr. Kornmehl. Each patient is provided a thorough examination by Dr. Kornmehl to determine whether he or she qualifies for surgery and, if so, the best surgical option. For LASIK surgery, Dr. Kornmehl uses the VISX CustomVue excimer laser system. This wavefront-guided custom LASIK system provides a highly accurate measure of the corneal curvature. This "corneal map" is used by the laser system to create an individualized ablation profile for each patient.

In addition to LASIK, Dr. Kornmehl also offers PRK and EPI-LASIK for laser vision correction. To correct presbyopia, he offers CK surgery (conductive keratoplasty). Although Dr. Kornmehl is on the cutting edge of new laser and surgical technology, he is conservative in his approach to refractive surgery. A high percentage of patients do not qualify for surgery and are recommended by Dr. Kornmehl not to undergo a procedure.


Dr. Kornmehl has been interviewed by various news sources.

Dr. Kornmehl also offers LipiFlow treatment for people who suffer from evaporative dry eye, a condition caused by a blockage of the meibomian glands in the eyelid. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation system uses revolutionary technology — a combination of localized heat and recurrent pressure that is applied to the eyelid — to unblock these glands, so they secrete the proper natural oils that stop tears from evaporating. LipiFlow works to restore the eye's natural tearing process, alleviating the discomfort of chronic evaporative dry eye.

Please call (800) 673-1968 to schedule an appointment for consultation to determine if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery in Boston.

More About Dr. Kornmehl

Ernest Kornmehl, MD, FACS, performed his residency in ophthalmology at Yale University, School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident. He was selected for the prestigious Heed Fellowship and performed his specialty fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at Tufts University, School of Medicine and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kornmehl has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters describing advances in refractive surgery. He is a coveted speaker who has presented his findings at national and international meetings. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He plays a leadership role in the major ophthalmology organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and serves actively in many local medical and ophthalmology organizations.

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