We found 25 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna near Syosset, NY.

Dr. David Allen Schlessinger, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
75 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. David Schlessinger is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Schlessinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schlessinger include facial problems, dermabrasion, and acne. Dr. Schlessinger is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors List; and Newsday Top Docotrs. Dr. Schlessinger's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital and NuHealth. Dr. Schlessinger has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty practices pediatric ophthalmology in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Koty's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Samuel Packer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
972 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Packer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Packer attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in medical education and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Packer takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Medical Education

Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Maury Marmor is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Marmor attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Marmor include strabismus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Dr. Marmor has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 S Oyster Bay Road; #305
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. James Maisel specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Hicksville, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and Islandia, NY. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Maisel's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maisel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. In addition to English, Dr. Maisel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, and Nassau University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maisel's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul L Krawitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
422 Park Avenue; Suite 100
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Paul Krawitz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krawitz has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Krawitz attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Krawitz (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road St. 170
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Eric Roberts is an ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, Plainview, NY, and East Meadow, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Roberts has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 East Main Street; Suite 101
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Craig Richter, who practices in Huntington, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Richter is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Richter is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Manetto Hill Road; Suite 202
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Larry Berstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and 1199 are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berstein takes. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Berstein is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Eye Problems

Dr. Robert I Appel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Robert Appel works as an ophthalmologist in Glen Cove, NY and Syosset, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Appel focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Appel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Appel is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 South Oyster Bay Road; Suite 303
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Michael Sable is an ophthalmologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sable is professionally affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Sable completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Passarelli has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Passarelli accepts. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Passarelli is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Evan Lee Held, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Evan Held works as an ophthalmologist in Huntington Station, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Held include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Held's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Mitchell Zagelbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 S Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zagelbaum practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Zagelbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. Dr. Zagelbaum graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Ira Salzman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Syosset, NY and Lynbrook, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Salzman is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Salzman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Vytra, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salzman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Barry Fisherman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fisherman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fisherman is an in-network provider for Vytra, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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