Our team of eye surgeons includes Dr. John Papale, a long-time member of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts community who currently resides in Somers, Connecticut with his wife. Dr. Papale began private practice in 1985, and since that time, he has become one of the most well-respected LASIK surgeons in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.
Aside from his appointments at prestigious institutions like Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Papale has earned significant recognition from his peers, including credit as “one of the Best Doctors in America” – as voted by other eye surgeons, and recognition as “one of America’s top ophthalmologists” from the Consumers Research Council.
Dr. Papale received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut, graduating summa cum laude in three years, and remained at the University to complete a year of graduate study in microbiology and virology. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1979 and interned at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Dr. Papale then accepted a two-year research fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where his research on eye tumors and viruses earned him a National Research Service Award. After completing an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Papale entered private practice in Springfield. Since that time, he has performed more than 10,000 eye surgeries, emerging as one of the LASIK eye surgeons of choice in the Springfield community and throughout Massachusetts.
Dr. Papale is currently an ophthalmology instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief of Ophthalmology at Baystate Medical Center. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty.
Dr. Papale is also the past president of the Greater Springfield Ophthalmology Society and the Hamden District Medical Society.
Training & Interests
Dr. Papale is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut and National Board Certified. He is specially trained in the operation of the excimer laser, which is used during LASIK eye surgery and has completed FDA training for the Summit Autonomous excimer laser, earning full LASIK certification.
In addition to performing laser vision correction surgery, Dr. Papale is a certified lens implant surgeon working with the Visian ICL implant. Dr. Papale also specializes in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. He was among the first eye surgeons to perform no-stitch cataract surgery in Springfield, Massachusetts, and he leads the way in implantable lens technology – offering ReSTOR® lens implants, the only lens implant to provide better near, far, and intermediate vision for cataracts patients who also suffer from presbyopia.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with the LASIK surgeon at Papale Eye Center, contact our Springfield, Massachusetts eye surgery center today.