Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO

OphthalmologyMaleAge 44


Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Potsdam, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from WV SCH OF OSTEO MED in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Canton-potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO

St. Lawrence Health System Potsdam Primary Care

49 Lawrence Ave Potsdam, NY 13676
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Dr. Vanwagner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanwagner treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vanwagner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanwagner treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vanwagner treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Corneal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanwagner treats Corneal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanwagner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanwagner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(315) 274-9085

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Dr. Vanwagner's Reviews

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Dr. VanWagner is a very caring physician. As busy as he is, he never seems to rush you. I just had two cataract surgeries and I am very pleased with the outcome and the treatment I received! I am a registered professional nurse who has worked in acute care.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marlyn Berry in Massena, NY – Feb 23, 2018
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About Me


Kris A. VanWagner, DO, is an ophthalmologist in Potsdam, NY. Dr. VanWagner is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and completed medical training...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency Hospital
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Vanwagner's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO treat?

Dr. Vanwagner frequently treats the following conditions: Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Corneal Diseases. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO's office address?

Dr. Vanwagner's office is located at 49 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO is affiliated with Canton-potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital.

Is Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO have?

Dr. Vanwagner has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Kris Vanwagner, DO. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.


St. Lawrence Health System Potsdam Primary Care

Canton Potsdam Hospital49 Lawrence Ave Potsdam, NY 13676

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Vanwagner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Canton-potsdam Hospital

Potsdam, NY

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Gouverneur Hospital

Gouverneur, NY

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

Massena Hospital

Massena, NY

49% Patients that would definitely recommend, 21% lower than the national average