Dr. Stewart VanHorn is a Board certified ophthalmologist with clinical, surgical and refractive surgery experience. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the UCLA Jules Stein Institute and then completed a fellowship in refractive and corneal surgery at the Sinsky Eye Institute in California prior to joining the Laurel Eye Clinic in 2000.
Dr. VanHorn specializes in cataract and refractive (vision correction) surgery. Dr. VanHorn sees patients in our Altoona, Bedford, Clearfield and Johnstown offices and will be performing cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and LASIK in the Altoona Laurel Laser & Surgery Center location while also performing cataract and glaucoma surgery in the Brookville Laurel Laser & Surgery Center.
Dr. VanHorn is honored to have participated in surgical ophthalmology mission work abroad. In his most recent trip, Dr. Van Horn spent about 10 days at the University of Gondar hospital where he trained doctors on performing phacoemulsification. He performed around 20 surgeries himself while doctors watched as part of his teaching process. Following his time in Gondar, Dr. VanHorn attended the Robert M. Sinskey Pediatric Eyecare Clinic in Addis Ababa on behalf of ASCRS where he treated adult patients.
Dr. VanHorn is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Blair County Medical Society.
Under of direction of Dr. VanHorn, the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center in Duncansville reached their 10,000th cataract removal milestone in 2013, just six years after the facility opened.
Eye Doctor in Altoona, Bedford, Clearfield, Johnstown, and Brookville
What Our Patients Say
"Every person who works here is very professional. My appointment with Dr. Zatorsky was was so entailed .He explained everything about the screening test I had in full detail. He answered all my questions and made me feel extremely confident. This is an excellent eye care clinic!"
"I cannot say enough positive things about how pleased I am with my cataract surgery! The personal interaction with Doctor Van Horn and all his staff members put me at ease during the entire time I was there! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
"Awesome in every way. Docs and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They offer many services along with their own shop for glasses and supplies."
"Awesome service, wonderful doctors, very kind people that are genuinely interested in helping their patients! Go here!"
"Laurel Eye staff are wonderful. The behind the scene staff are just as great! Tawnya, billing department is an exceptional employee! She goes above and beyond for her customer. I appreciate it so much!! I had my cataract surgery by Dr. McLaughlin and his staff. My vision in my right eye is greatly improved. Excited for my left eye to get done this week. The professionalism of each staff member is top notch! I appreciate them all!"
"Dr. Andrew Batchelet is an excellent doctor. He did surgery for both my eyes in two weeks. He is very patient answering any questions you ask. His team is very nice welcoming you with a smile and very helpful. I recommend everyone to go to Dr. Batchelet if they need surgery in their eyes."
"Kind, caring, very reassuring. Great explanations. Excellent results on both cataract surgeries. Kudos to excellent staff members. Thank you to the OR staff. They give personal attention. I never felt like a number."
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