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"We work closely with general practitioners and specialists to provide the best eye care for all of our patients." Dr. Holmwood is one of just a few fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in Western New York. A summa cum laude graduate of Canisius College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Holmwood graduated with honors from State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School in 1986. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Millard Fillmore Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. His glaucoma fellowship was completed through Northwestern University in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Holmwood is licensed in the state of New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the New York State Medical Society; Erie County Medical Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Holmwood was previously a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at SUNY at Buffalo. Also, he was chief of ophthalmology at Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center and residency program director for SUNY at Buffalo’s Residency Program. In 2000, Dr. Holmwood was the recipient of the New York State Lions International Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He was also honored by the Lancaster Lions Club with the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award in recognition for his sustained and outstanding support of the Lion’s Eye Health Program. Through this program, Dr. Holmwood has provided eye screenings to hundreds of senior citizens. A Buffalo native, Dr. Holmwood resides in Williamsville with his wife Beth and children Alex, Katie and Cassie. He sees patients at ECVA’s Southtowns, Niagara Falls and Williamsville offices.
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
Office cleanliness

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Holmwood's Rating
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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811 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY, 14221
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4.0 Office cleanliness
4.0 Courteous staff
4.0 Scheduling flexibility
Eye Care & Vision Associates
811 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY, 14221
56 REVIEWS
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"First time visit. Very professional. Office very clean and very nice staff."
  • May 21, 2024
"He was thorough, patient. He listened and communicated well. I have a follow up and I’m excited to go back to work with him. Highly recommend. "
  • May 16, 2024
"After two failed attempts at other local Eye care centers to get proper treatment, Dr. Holmwood diagnosised my medical issue immediately. Changing a previous script that was incorrect and identifying an eye infection that was previously ignored. He was very professional, knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. I am so grateful to have found him."
  • April 27, 2024
"Actually wish I could post a picture of what my eye looks like today a week and 3 days after I was dismissed as be cosmetically concerned about my left eye. Given some ointment to rub on my eye lid. For what???? Thanks for nothing"
  • April 4, 2024
"This was my first visit with Dr. Holmwood and I was very very impressed. He is highly professional as well as personable and was extremely thorough in explaining each and every aspect of the examination and his conclusions. I feel extremely confident based on today's experience that he is the one I want handling any future cataract surgery as well as routine examinations. He is A+ in my estimation."
  • February 7, 2024
"Goes out of the way to provide good service. "
  • December 13, 2023
"I've been a patient for over eight years for the treatment of cataracts, post-retinal surgical care, and general eye examinations. Dr. Holmwood is exceptionally professional and caring. He is thorough and takes the time to explain the details of his care for your eyes. I highly recommend him. "
  • December 9, 2023
"I had some preliminary testing at 10:56 am( field vision and photos of back of eye)/ Everything on schedule. Pre-screening for drs appointment at 11:30 pretty much on time but I had to wait until 12:45 pm to see the doctor. wait tim is usually not that long so maybe a one time occurance.. "
  • October 5, 2023
"Great , as usual! "
  • October 4, 2023
"Great visit wonderful Doctor got to the problem fast suggested it over the counter eyedrop do use for a few weeks and then check back with him. Been going here for a few years. I’m very happy with my decision to go there."
  • October 3, 2023
"Waited to be seen by Dr. Holmwood at 9:15am but not seen actual time of 10am. Must have has a lot of bookings?"
  • September 30, 2023
"Explained options thoroughly. Gave me the confidence to schedule my operation."
  • September 29, 2023
"He listened carefully and addressed my concerns after cataract surgery. I left the office well informed and would highly recommend Dr. Holmwood. The only drawback was waiting to be seen on my most recent visit, I waited an hour to be seen. At my previous appointments, I was seen relatively quickly. Overall, great experience. "
  • September 28, 2023
"Doctor Paul Holmwood is a wonderful Ophthalmologist. He takes time to explain his findings. He listens when you talk. "
  • September 28, 2023
"Dr. Holmwood is always thorough, professional yet compassionate in his delivery. Been with the practice for years and are so grateful for his expertise (saving my husbands vision for many years). We would recommend ECVA to anyone who needs good quality care!"
  • September 28, 2023
"Always friendly and helpful staff. Dr Holmwood always does an excellent job. "
  • September 27, 2023
"I liked the Dr. very much, highly recommend. What I didn't like was being there over 2 hours from exam to choosing new frames.Two people cut in front of me as I was waiting to pick out frames. I was already signed in and there 2 hours and they allowed them to cut right in...not right!! "
  • September 25, 2023
"Excellent service, polite, friendly disposition, caring. Did my cataracts 5 years ago, absolutely painless!"
  • September 21, 2023
"Excellent professional doctor. I trust in his expertise. He was recommended to me by a coworker in the medical field. He has treated my mother, who after her cataract surgery didn't have to wear glasses that she had worn for over 70 years. He treated me as well and I would recommend him."
  • September 20, 2023
"Very thorough and professional, yet friendly. Explains everything in detail. Little waiting in waiting room. "
  • September 20, 2023

LOCATIONS

Eye Care And Vision Associates
811 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY, 14221
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:30 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
811 Maple Rd
Buffalo, NY, 14221
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:30 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Eye Care And Vision Associates
3712 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
1 Hopkins Rd
Williamsville, NY, 14221
Sisters Of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY, 14214

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Jacobs School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences At The Univ Of Buffalo
Graduated 1986
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Health System

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (85)

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  • CDPHP PPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • Empire PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Independent Health Encompass HMO
  • HealthNow - NYSOH Mrktplace
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
  • Univera Healthcare Preferred Gold - Tier 1 & 2
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Fidelis Care NY State of Health HBX
  • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • MVP HMO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aexcel PPO
  • PPO
  • BCBS Western NY Essential Plan
  • BluePPO HSA
  • Empire Blue Priority NY
  • Fidelis Care Essential Plan
  • Fidelis Mrktplace
  • HMO 200 Series
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • MVP EPO/PPO
  • MVP Liberty EPO/PPO
  • PPO 6000 Series
  • Savings Plus of Metro NY
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • Excellus BCBS CNY Preferred Gold - Tier 1
  • Excellus BCBS SimplyBlue/SimplyBlue Plus
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network APCN Choice POS II OAMC
  • Aetna Savings Plus of Metro NY
  • BCBS WNY PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • BCBSA High Performance Network - Tiered
  • CDPHP PPO National
  • Emblem Health GHI CBP
  • Empire BCBS Blue Access Employer Sponsored
  • Empire BCBS Connection Employer-Sponsored
  • Empire BCBS Gatekeeper X HMO Bronze - NY
  • Empire BCBS National Blue High Performance Network HPN
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Empire Connection Blue HPN
  • Empire Hospital
  • Empire Hospital/Medical (Trad)
  • Excellus BCBS Bassett Preferred
  • Excellus BCBS BluePPO HSA
  • Fidelis Care Qualified Health Plans
  • Fidelis Individual Marketplace NYS QHP
  • Healthfirst Green Leaf Plans
  • Healthfirst Pro EPO Plans
  • Healthfirst Pro Plus EPO Plans
  • Healthfirst Total EPO Plans
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • MVP Health Plan EPO/PPO
  • MVP Health Plan HMO
  • NYS Provider & Health Emblem Individual Marketplace QHP
  • NYS Provider & Health Healthfirst NY Leaf
  • NYS Provider & Health Oscar EPO NY
  • Oscar EPO NY
  • Univera Essential Plan
  • Oscar Circle
  • Aetna HMO
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Empire BCBS Blue Priority NY
  • Highmark BCBS my Blue Access EPO
  • NYS Provider & Health EmblemHealth Essential Plan
  • BCBS Preferred Choice POS
  • Excellus BCBS ExchangeBlue
  • Fidelis Care All

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