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End Opioid Incentives by Michael J. Endl, MD

One way to combat the addiction crisis is by preventing it. For the last few months, New York has been embroiled in a once-in-a-generation fight against COVID-19. With our health care heroes going into overdrive, policymakers extending emergency relief, and millions of New Yorkers committed to stopping the spread of the virus, weare finally seeing… Read More


Surgeons Giving Thumbs up

The First Practice in Western NY to Implant Alcon’s PanOptix Lens

Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare is now the first practice in Western NY to perform cataract surgery with the Alcon PanOptix Trifocal lens. This lens is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens, which has been shown to substantially reduce the need for glasses following cataract surgery. The Alcon PanOptix Trifocal lens improves vision at… Read More


Dr. Elmer's team holding a banner for National Sight week in one of our surgery centers

National Sight Week

Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare are excited to participate in National Sight Week October 14-20, 2018. The event is sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation. You can read more about the event here.


Dr. Endl and Elmer Raindrop Live

Raindrop Procedure Featured in The Buffalo News

Drs. Endl and Elmer were recently featured alongside our Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay procedure in The Buffalo News article, New WNY Raindrop Laser Procedure Makes Cheaters Obsolete. The article features a candid testimonial from Kevin O’Brien, a certified ophthalmic surgical technician with Fichte, Endl and Elmer Eyecare who recently underwent the procedure, along with a… Read More


The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Post-Clinical Trial

Kevin O’Brien, a certified ophthalmic technician at Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare, shares new information about the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay post-clinical trial on WGRZ-TV. Although the Raindrop® procedure is already FDA approved, this post-clinical trial will follow patients for two years, further proving its success. Fichte Endl & Elmer started performing the Raindrop® procedure… Read More


Taste of Country Tickets

Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare Marketing team offers the “VIP Backstage Experience”​ at the largest one day county concert in the Northeast!

With a record-breaking crowd at the Buffalo N.Y. Coca Cola Field, the 25th annual “Taste of country” had a brand new sponsor this year. Local Ophthalmology giants Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare scooped up the title of “presenting sponsor” for the June 10th event and had an incredible presence on site. Besides running their numerous… Read More


The 20-Year Employee Club at Fichte, Endl & Elmer

Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare started out with only three employees in 1985. Founder Dr. Claus Fichte had dreams of expansion, however, the company today has far exceeded his expectations. The practice now has two offices and more than 74 people on staff, including founding partners Michael J Endl, M.D. and Thomas R. Elmer Jr.,… Read More


Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare LIVE SURGERY dinner a success!

On Wednesday October 26th at 6pm over 60 Western NY Optometrists converged on the office of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare to see the first ever live surgery for continuing education credit. The event was put together and hosted by Kathleen A. Otto , Coordinator of Marketing & Outreach and the featured Surgeons were Michael… Read More


Bausch + Lomb Introduces ORBSCAN®3 Anterior Segment Analyzer

Bausch + Lomb Introduces ORBSCAN®3 Anterior Segment Analyzer

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today introduced the ORBSCAN®3 anterior segment analyzer, the third generation of the multidimensional ORBSCAN topographer. The new platform, which features multiple enhancements driven by more than 20 years of field use and research, is designed to serve as an indispensable screening tool to the increasing number… Read More


The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara opens it doors

The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara opens it doors

After lengthy building and construction delays, as well as a long process of inspections and certifications, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara has opened its doors for business. The new outpatient surgery center is owned by the partners at Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare and is the only freestanding privately-owned surgery center of its kind in Niagara… Read More


Doctors at Fichte, Endl & Elmer to host free Cataract Surgery Open House Events

Doctors at Fichte, Endl & Elmer to host free Cataract Surgery Open House Events

In an effort to educate the public about cataract surgery and all the options patients have today,  the doctors at Fichte, and Elmer Eyecare have scheduled several free Cataract Surgery Open House events for 2016. Click the link bleow to see a news article in the Niagara Gazette from Feb 29 2016 about the events. http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/fichte-endl-elmer-eyecare-hosting-open-houses/article_5e35577c-df5e-11e5-b31f-f3a7e117f3b3.html


Fichte, Endl & Elmer win Niagara USA Chamber Groundbreaking  Award

Fichte, Endl & Elmer win Niagara USA Chamber Groundbreaking Award

The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors Gala on March 18 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. The annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business leaders that have made a positive impact in the Niagara region. This year’s awardees include: • Frank Strangio — Business Person of the Year… Read More


Dr. Endl & Dr. Fichte named “TOP DOCS” for 2016

Dr. Endl & Dr. Fichte named “TOP DOCS” for 2016

Buffalo Spree Magazine has awarded  two partners at Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare last week the prestigious ” Top Doc” award in Ophthalmology for 2016. These awards are voted on annually  by their Western New York Peers .  The independent consulting group; Castle Connolly Agency , tabulates the votes and announces the winners in each… Read More


Holiday Give-Away A “Vision” Of Success!

Holiday Give-Away A “Vision” Of Success!

Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare are proud to announce the winners of our first ever Holiday Give-Away. The rules were simple, just have a laser procedure during the month of November, and another chance for a second winner in December, pay all the applicable fees and TA DA! All fees paid would be refunded IN… Read More


4th Annual HOLIDAY LASIK GIVEAWAY has a “Volunteer” twist!

4th Annual HOLIDAY LASIK GIVEAWAY has a “Volunteer” twist!

The doctors at Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyeacre will once again give away a FREE LASIK EYE SURGERY for the holidays!  This year entrants must submit a 200 word essay to the Fichte, Endl & Elmer Facebook page explaining why their volunteer efforts should get them a free procesure.    Just explain how you or someone you… Read More


Grand Opening Event was a Huge Success!

Grand Opening Event was a Huge Success!

On Tues Nov 10th 2015, as the Hollywood search lights criss crossed in the crisp night sky,  over 450 people crowded into the all new Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare building located at 6500 Porter Road.  The catered event was open to the public and featured an official “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony with several local government officials… Read More


NEW Niagara Falls Location NOW OPEN!

NEW Niagara Falls Location NOW OPEN!

On Wednesday September 2nd 2015  the new offices of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare opened for business!  The first patient on the schedule was surprised to receive a bouquet of white roses from Dr Endl as she was welcomed in. The  office is a 12.000 Square foot building featuring state of the art technology, lasers and a myriad… Read More


Risky Eye Business? Contact Lens Wearers Tell All

Risky Eye Business? Contact Lens Wearers Tell All

A new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that the overwhelming majority of contact lens wearers admit to engaging in at least one hygiene habit that may put them at risk for an eye infection. The data has been released in conjunction with the… Read More


Fichte , Endl & Elmer Eyecare is counting down until thier new facility opens

Fichte , Endl & Elmer Eyecare is counting down until thier new facility opens

Last week the Dept .Supervisors of the Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare got a first had look at their new work space. The tour was lead by Kathy Otto,Fichte Endl & Elmers Coordinator of Marketing & Outreach who also doubles as Project Coordinator for interiors on the new 21K SF Medical Complex. The twelve thousand… Read More


New Optometrist Joins Ophthalmology Group

New Optometrist Joins Ophthalmology Group

Dr. Emily Schwartz is originally from Williamsville, New York, and is very excited to have returned to the Buffalo area to join Fichte, Endl, and Elmer Eyecare. Dr. Schwartz graduated suma cum laude from Ithaca College in 2011 with a B.A. in Writing, and earned her doctorate in Optometry in 2015 from the New England… Read More


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