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If you have an appointment coming up with our eye doctors, please take a moment to review our appointment policies to ensure your visit is as efficient and pleasant as possible.

Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie Caring Ophthalmologists Providing Advanced Treatment

Patients who trust their vision to Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie benefit from the compassionate care of opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists that not only use the latest technologies, but also contributed to the development of these sophisticated tools and methods.

Dr. Howard M. Levin has worked closely with the Cleveland Clinic and Saint Vincent Surgery Center since the introduction of the excimer laser, helping LASIK and PRK become the life-changing procedures we know today. If your vision is becoming compromised in any way, Drs. Levin, Vincent M. Imbrogno, Ravinder Sabherwal, and Emily Washek can provide the precise diagnostics and sophisticated services you deserve.

Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie provides cataract surgery, corneal transplants, glaucoma treatment, general eye care, LASIK, and PRK Surgery to patients throughout the Tri-State area. Our ophthalmology practice in Erie, PA, makes certain that everyone under our care feels welcomed, comfortable, and respected.

Comprehensive Eye Care

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Our practice is equipped to meet all of your ocular health needs.

Real 5-Star Reviews "Best Place I've Ever Gone for Eye Care."


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Had my first Cataract surgery in Dec 2017 following up with the second in Jan 2018. Dr. Howard Levin was my surgeon for both my eyes. He was a great surgeon with excellent bedside manners. I have found over the years when you fine a good surgeon their bedside manners are terrible. Dr. Levin had both the skill for surgery and the kindness people need during this time in their life. THANK YOU Dr. Levin for being my Doctor

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After living in 6 states and 4 countries I can say this is the best place I've ever gone for eye care. Everyone on staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. They genuinely care about you and want to keep your eyes healthy, but also make finding the right glasses or contacts joyful! I've been using Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie for over 10 years and can't imagine stopping now! I've since moved to Pittsburgh and still make the annual trip to this office because I know the care I receive is going to be worth the drive!

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Our Mission

"Our mission at Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie is to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art eye care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. We understand there are many options available in our community and are honored you chose us to take care of your ocular health."

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At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, our ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians believe clear, comfortable vision is priceless. Whether you suffer from dry, red, and itchy eyes, have noticed blurred vision, or are simply due for an exam, we would consider it an honor to serve your needs. 

We participate with Medicare, Highmark, UPMC, Health America, many HMOs, and most vision plans. We are happy to work with your insurance provider to maximize your coverage. 

To learn more about our professional and compassionate eye care, reach out to our Erie, PA, office online or call:

(814) 838-9555

"Kind, Professional, and Encouraging."


Kathie Kania


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Dr. Imbrogno was able to determine what was wrong with my eyes, after 2 other out-of-state opthalmologists were not. He set up a good program for me, and has been kind, professional, and encouraging.

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Had several appointments over the years with contemporary ophthalmology of Erie and another up encoming appointment as well. Dr Sabherwal is definitely the best in his field very concerned about my care as well as the rest of my family and friends that see him. I can recommend Dr Sabherwal highly along with the fine staff that assist him.

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Other Featured Services

PRK Surgery

PRK is similar to LASIK, but the refractive surgery technique does not involve making a corneal flap. Patients with thin corneas or certain occupations or hobbies that could disrupt a corneal flap can benefit from PRK. Like LASIK, PRK can give you 20/20 vision and eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

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If you have clouded, blurry vision, you may have cataracts. Our surgeons treat this common condition by removing the cloudy crystalline lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. This outpatient surgery is fast, safe, and effective.

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Corneal Diseases

Our practice diagnoses and treats keratoconus, dry eyes, irregular corneal surfaces, infections, scars, and Fuchs' dystrophy. Our treatment options for eye diseases range from drops to corneal transplants.

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Glaucoma is a group of conditions often resulting in abnormal intraocular pressure, which can lead to vision loss. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists provide nonsurgical and surgical procedures to help manage this chronic condition and protect your vision.

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Refractive Errors

Our ophthalmology practice is equipped to help patients suffering from refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After an exam with our optometrist, we can recommend a solution for you.

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Optical Boutique

Our practice features an in-house optical boutique for all your eyeglass and contact lens needs. Our opticians can help you find eyewear that looks great, fits comfortably, and meets your needs.

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Procedures We Offer and Conditions We Treat

At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, we practice comprehensive ophthalmology and optometry, so your care remains streamlined and convenient.

Get Started with an Eye Exam

If you are interested in improving your vision through modern ophthalmology, the first step is to schedule an initial exam and consultation with our team in Erie, PA.

You can schedule an appointment right now by contacting us online or calling our office. We look forward to meeting you.

Give Us a Call: (814) 838-9555

"Very friendly staff, treat patients with the utmost care and kindness."
Gretchen Sargent, 5-Star Google Review

Your First Visit

We want your first visit and every subsequent visit to our office to be as convenient, efficient, and beneficial as possible. In order to help us make an appointment that fits your schedule, please contact us well in advance of the time you hope to meet with our eye doctors. 

Plan to arrive shortly before your appointment, and bring your picture identification and insurance information, which are required at every visit. If you need a complete examination, please note that it can take an hour to 90 minutes. Your eyes will be dilated, and if you feel you need a driver, please make appropriate arrangements.

We provide emergency treatment and will do all that we can to see you as soon as possible, whether you need attention during or after business hours. However, if your injury is so severe that you feel you need more immediate attention, please go to the nearest emergency room.

Providing the Ongoing Care You Need

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Your vision needs change as you age. Our practice is here to help you experience the best possible vision at every stage of your life.

Insurance and Financial Information

If you are a member of one of the insurance programs we accept, we will gladly file your claims for you. If you are uninsured, or if you have any costs not covered by insurance, we accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

If you have any questions about insurance or the cost of care, please reach out to our office today.

Ophthalmologists and Optometrists What's the Difference?

At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie, our team is made up of both ophthalmologists and optometrists. Our experienced, respected eye doctors work together to provide the most accurate and comprehensive vision care possible to our valued patients.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has completed at least eight years of advanced training after earning a bachelor's degree. Ophthalmologists are able to perform surgical procedures to correct refractive errors or address certain eye diseases.

An optometrist is a doctor who focuses on testing and correcting eyesight. Optometrists can also diagnose eye diseases and prescribe medications. However, optometrists do not perform eye surgery.

For the most complete and convenient eye care, we recommend choosing a team that practices both optometry and ophthalmology. That's exactly what you'll find at our practice.

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Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie

Drs. Howard M. Levin, Vincent M. Imbrogno, Ravinder Sabherwal, and Emily Washek provide state-of-the-art eye care in a friendly and comfortable setting. They are affiliated with leading vision organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Osteopathic Association

To book a visit with us, call us at (814) 838-9555 or request an appointment online.

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2640 Zuck Rd
Erie, PA 16506

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