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Laurel Eye Clinic

Western Pennsylvania Eye Care & LASIK

Now located throughout parts of western Pennsylvania, the Laurel Eye Clinic was founded in 1973 and has expanded to include nine clinic locations and the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center. Opened in 2000, the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center was one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania that is privately owned and operated by ophthalmologists. A second Laurel Laser & Surgery Center was opened in 2007 in Altoona, Pennsylvania and is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art ophthalmic technology.

The Laurel Eye Clinic’s team of world-renowned ophthalmologists, excellent optometrists, and skilled technicians and nurses provide you and your family with the care you deserve: world-class eye care close to home.

We are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards of patient care and satisfaction. This commitment to quality care, our integrity, respect for you and your family, and want to grow and develop as the field changes are at the core of the Laurel Eye Clinic’s values.


Dr. Skip Nichamin, Pennsylvania Ophthalmic Surgeon

Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD
Board certified ophthalmologist and Medical Director of the Laurel Eye Clinic and the Laurel Laser & Surgery Centers; extensive experience performing vitreoretinal ophthalmic surgery; focused on cataract and refractive vision correction surgery. Dr. Nichamin provides patient care in the Brookville, Clearfield and Grove City.

Dr. Stewart VanHorn, Pennsylvania Cataract Surgeon

Stewart VanHorn, MD
Board certified ophthalmologist with clinical, surgical and refractive surgery experience; specializes in cataract and refractive vision correction surgery. Dr. Van Horn practices in the Altoona and Johnstown locations.

Dr. Jeffrey Bezier, Pennsylvania Cataract Eye Surgeon

Jeffrey L. Bezier, MD
Board certified ophthalmologist with over 20 years experience in western Pennsylvania. Dr. Bezier cares for patients in the Grove City, Seneca, and Brookville offices. He currently performs cataract and other ophthalmic procedures at Grove City Medical Center, and the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center.


All of our optometrists have done a residency at the Laurel Eye Clinic.

Dr. George Rickard, New Bethlehem Optometrist

Dr. George S. Rickard
Senior optometrist at the Laurel Eye Clinic. He cares for patients following surgery as well as for routine and family eye care. Dr. Rickard practices in the Brookville, Punxsutawney, New Bethlehem, DuBois, Clearfield, and Seneca offices.

Dr. Rick Rombold, Altoona Optometrist

Dr. Rick D. Rombold
Follows patients post surgery and provides primary eye care services to adults and children. Practices at the Laurel Eye Clinic offices in Altoona, Brookville, Punxsutawney, New Bethlehem and Clearfield.

Dr. Randy Kerr, Seneca Optometrist

Dr. Randy J. Kerr
Cares for patients with low vision needs and opens his schedule to work with this special group one Saturday a month. He usually sees patients at the Laurel Eye Clinic in Seneca. In addition, he provides family vision care to patients in Altoona, Brookville and Grove City.

Dr. Daniel Amsler, DuBois Optometrist

Dr. Daniel L. Amsler
Performs family eye care and care following surgery in the Altoona, Brookville, New Bethlehem, Clearfield, and DuBois offices.

Dr. Janice Dunkle, Brookville Eye Doctor

Dr. Janice D. Dunkle
Provides care to children and adults in the Brookville, Grove City, and DuBois offices. Dr. Dunkle also plays a major role in preparing and testing patients for refractive surgery.

Dr. Michael Hancox, New Bethlehem Eye Doctor

Dr. Michael D. Hancox
Practices primarily at the Grove City Laurel Eye Clinic location but also provides care in the New Bethlehem office. Dr. Hancox cares for patients prior to and following surgical procedures as well as routine eye care to all age groups.

Dr. Brian Gaster, Johnstown Eye Doctor

Dr. Brian G.B. Gaster
Sees patients primarily in Altoona, as well as provides primary vision care to patients in Johnstown. Dr. Gaster also cares for patients who are undergoing refractive eye surgery.

Eye Clinic Locations

Altoona Office:
176 Vision Drive
Duncansville, PA 16635

Brookville Office:
50 Waterford Pike
Brookville, PA 15825

Clearfield Office:
235 East Market Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

DuBois Office:
908 Beaver Drive
DuBois, PA 15801

Grove City Office:
217 South Broad Street
Grove City, PA 16127

Johnstown Office:
1415 Eisenhower Blvd.
Johnstown, PA

New Bethlehem Office:
231 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

Punxsutawney Office:
131 East Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Seneca Office:
2968 Route 257
Seneca, PA 16346

Laser & Surgery Center Locations

Altoona Office:
176 Vision Drive
Duncansville, PA 16635

Brookville Office:
52 Waterford Pike
Brookville, PA 15825

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