Glenn W. Thompson, MD, FACS

Dr. Thompson is originally from Long Island, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biological engineering from Cornell University. He returned to Long Island to study medicine at Stony Brook University.

Dr Thompson then went to Michigan for his Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at Willaim Beaumont Hospital.  After finishing his residency, Dr. Thompson was selected for a selective Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan.

After completing his training Dr. Thompson joined Kennedy Ophthalmology Associates in 2010.

Dr. Thompson is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the first certified surgeon in the Capital Region on the LenSx laser cataract platform. He is a VISX and IntraLase certified refractive surgeon. Dr Thompson performs his cataract and corneal transplant surgeries at Ellis Hospital’s McClellan Campus.

Dr. Thompson serves at Chairman of Ophthalmology at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

The Schenectady Gazette features Dr. Thompson’s responses to readers question regarding their eyes:


Eye transplant



Cataract Surgery

Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmolgy, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, New York State Ophthalmological Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, and Schenectady County Medical Society.

Dr. Thompson lives in Clifton Park with his wife, and two boys. He enjoys outdoor activites including marathons and triathlons, and spending time at home or travelling with his family.