Emeritus Physicians

Mark Elias, MD (1965-1990's)

Dr. Elias founded the practice in 1965 and was the first ophthalmologist to bring laser surgery to the central NY region. Dr. Elias, a well respected ophthalmologist and skilled surgeon, successfully grew the practice to bring on two new partners. After three decades of service he retired in the late 1990's.

Cynthia J. Parlato, MD (1987-2019)

After 32 years of medical and surgical ophthalmology, Dr. Parlato retired in March 2019. She continues as an active board member at the Central Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired and enjoys gardening and spending time with her family. 

Kenneth D. Novak, MD (1995-2020)

Dr. Novak served central New York as a premier anterior segment surgeon for over 2 decades. Due to family and personal reasons he left the practice and will be pursuing other opportunities out of the area. 

Our Emeritus physicians have created, nurtured, and grown a practice dedicated to excellence in patient care and safety. Dr. Grant and Smajkan are please to continue this effort.