Dr. John F. Griffin and his professional eye care staff have served Syracuse, Oneida, Onondaga county, and the greater upstate New York area for many years. Dr. John F. Griffin is a board certified ophthalmologist and performs everything from annual eye exams to more advanced eye-care services and cataract surgery. Patients compliment Dr. Griffin and his staff every day for their thorough, friendly and professional eye examinations and care.

Dr. Griffin opened his medical office in Syracuse over three decades ago. His office provides complete eye exams and other eye care procedures with a specialty in cataract surgery. Dr. Griffin’s main office is located on 475 Irving Avenue in Syracuse, New York and he also shares office space with Dr. Ronald Poulin and Dr. Jerry Baker on 581 Main St,  Oneida, NY.

Dr. Griffin has always been committed to providing premium eye exams and cataract surgery to the local community. In addition, he works abroad with different charities, including the Armenian Eye Care project to provides eye exams and surgeries for those who can not get access to quality eye care treatment. Check out the Armenian Eye Care site to see the amazing, mobile surgery center mounted to the back of an 18 wheel tractor trailer, where the eye-care professionals performed their exams and surgeries while in Armenia.


We see patients by appointment, which you can schedule by calling our offices at (315) 425-7722. We make every effort to get you the time you need and to stay on schedule. We know your time is important and we pride ourselves on being a “no-wait” office. We will make every effort to warn you of a possible delay in advance should this happen.

As a courtesy to other patients and staff, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment or are running late.

Dear Patients and Friends:

Welcome Dr. Lawrence Cecchi!

I am writing to inform you of my retirement from practice which will take place at the end of the year. I opened my practice in Syracuse in 1978 and in Oneida not long after. Your trust in me and the expertise of my staff has been much appreciated. We have always strived to deliver the highest level of professional and compassionate medical service, and it is my hope that we succeeded in that endeavor.

Since all of our children and grandchildren are living in California, my wife Ellen and I have decided the time is right to make a move to San Francisco and open a new chapter in our lives, one where we can pursue different interests and continue to use professional skills on a volunteer basis.

With the knowledge that this day would come, I devoted a good deal of time to searching out a highly trained ophthalmologist with outstanding surgical credentials to take over the practice. In addition I looked for a person with devotion to patients, and a sense of integrity who would continue the level of patient service the practice has been built on. I finally found Dr. Lawrence Cecchi who joined the practice over the summer as an associate, and I am impressed with his integration into our office and his emphasis on good patient care. Dr. Cecchi completed his undergraduate degree at Thomas Aquinas College in California and his medical degree at Upstate Medical. He continued his training as an ophthalmologist at Geisenger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. His wife, Katherine (Fallon) Cecchi grew up in Skaneateles, and they look forward to settling into the Syracuse community with their four children.

Dr. Cecchi will practice general ophthalmology with a special interest in cataract surgery including multifocal and toric implants. I have personally observed his surgery and have the highest regard for his surgical skills.

Some of you I may see before leaving but to those I don’t I wish you all the best, good life, good health and perhaps not too snowy a winter. You may always reach me through the practice with questions or concerns. It has been a pleasure to serve as your physician and your friend.

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Dr. Lawrence Cecchi