Lasik Refractive SurgeryLaser-surgery
Donald C. Santora, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 15 years of experience and has performed over 20,000 refractive surgery procedures.  He is one of the few US surgeons to hold an international post-doctoral refractive surgery fellowship under Dr. Roberto Zaldivar, an international authority on refractive surgery.  In addition to his refractive surgery fellowship training under Dr. Zaldivar, he has completed courses under the world-renowned Lasik surgeons Charles Casebeer, Steven Wilson, Steven Slade, and Jean L’Esperance.  He has traveled across the country teaching certification courses, and is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.

 Cataract SurgeryDonald-Santora-P1-S
Our surgeon at Meadville Ophthalmology, Donald C. Santora, M.D., performs over 800 cataract surgeries per year.  We are proud to be the area’s first practice to offer laser assisted cataract surgery.  Our surgical patients are well educated on their choices of standard, presbyopic, or toric IOLs.   All of our technicians are fully trained, Certified Ophthalmic Technicians, and their education makes them an integral part of ensuring that our patients are well informed about cataract surgery so they may make a lens choice tailored to their personal lifestyle.


Full comprehensive medical eye examinationsEye Exam
for eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

Comprehensive medical and laser treatments are available for various types and stages of glaucoma, including state of the art nerve fiber analysis and visual field testing.  SLT laser treatments are available for management of open angle glaucoma.

We also offer full onsite retinal services at our location

Routine eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses.
As a courtesy to our patients, we have a full optical dispensary available, including a wide range of contact lenses.  We also offer small repairs and complimentary adjustments free of charge