Dr. Kenneth Lindahl, MD

Dr. Kenneth Lindahl, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kenneth Lindahl, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

Rochester Eye & Laser Center

1400 Portland Ave

Rochester, NY 14621
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas


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Corneal Diseases
more than 89% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 86% of peers
Eyelid Spasm
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Lindahl's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lindahl "Dr. Kenneth Lindahl was born and raised in Irondequoit, a Rochester suburb, and majored in physics at Union College. After graduating summa cum laude, he attended the University of Rochester (U of R) School of Medicine, trained in internal medicine, and served the National Health Service Corps from 1983 to 1986. He returned to the U of R to train in Ophthalmology, serving as Chief Resident in1989, and trained in cornea and external disease as a Fellow with world famous Dr. James V.Aquavella. The energetic surgeon enjoys a wide variety of interests including piano, guitar, and opera and orchestral music along with long-distance running and golf. He and his wife, Kathy, are proud parents to three accomplished daughters, age 11 to 26, and are members of Browncroft Community Church. Dr. Lindahl thoroughly enjoys making his life in Rochester. “There’s a small town feeling of community here, but with world-class cultural experiences and opportunities, including great food, and golf.” With more than 25 years’ experience since his formal training, Dr. Lindahl has dedicated his professional life to the most advanced Cataract and LASIK surgery for his patients. The first Ophthalmologist from Upstate New York to have LASIK performed on his own eyes, and the first in New York State to perform microincisional cataract surgery, Dr. Lindahl has stayed at the forefront of modern ophthalmologic technology and surgical technique."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lindahl "At Rochester Eye & Laser Center, we believe in complete transparency with our clients. We want you to be happy and healthy, whether that means you become our patient or not. That’s why your initial consultation is so important – for us and you – to help us learn more about you and your vision challenges and goals."


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • U Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • U Rochester Assoc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Rochester-Jv Aquavella
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lindahl has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lindahl's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lindahl to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lindahl's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Farmington, NY |
Dr. Lindahl is the only one I trust to touch my peepers!
in Rochester |
Phenomenal experience. Excellent staff. Dr lindahl was Very supportive during the entire procedure made it so much easier to get through with being so supportive during the whole thing
in Ft Mill, SC |
The staff and Dr. Lindahl are great. Dr. Lindahl follows me as a patient even though I live in SC. The staff is caring and attentive to my needs. Really love this practice.
in Buffalo, NY |
I have been a long time patient of Dr. Lindahl. All the doctors and staff are wonderful, very helpful and professional.
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Lindahl & the office professionals are excellent. He even brought me a cup of coffee after the procedure. My only concern is the cost . I was quoted $2,400 ($1200 per eye) for cataract surgery and the overall cost is over $7,500.00 . If I knew it would have cost this much, I would not have had it done here.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lindahl accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lindahl has admitting privileges

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
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