Alison Tendler, M.D.
Dr. Alison Tendler specializes in cataract & lens implant surgery and refractive surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A board-certified ophthalmologist and member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Tendler grew up in South Dakota beginning in Clear Lake, then Sioux Falls.
She earned her medical doctorate, graduating with honors, and completed her internship at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She continued her training with a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota.
Following completion of her residency, Dr. Tendler completed a one-year corneal and anterior segment fellowship with Michael Belin, MD with the Cornea Consultants of Albany, Albany Medical College, in Albany, New York. Her work has been completely devoted to the focusing elements of the eye.
Dr. Tendler now helps her patients see and look their best. Tendler Aesthetics, in association with Vance Thompson Vision, offers rejuvenating products such as Botox®, Latisse®, Juvéderm®, and other aesthetic outpatient procedures.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.