Ophthalmology Specialists in New York

New York (707)Brooklyn (224)Bronx (126)Rochester (88)Albany (53)
Buffalo (52)Syracuse (42)Great Neck (41)Flushing (39)Staten Island (35)Latham (31)Elmhurst (30)Rockville Centre (30)Smithtown (25)Yonkers (24)East Setauket (22)Forest Hills (21)Garden City (21)Jamaica (21)Riverhead (21)Williamsville (21)New Hyde Park (20)Manhasset (18)Orchard Park (18)Astoria (17)Scarsdale (17)Bethpage (16)Fishkill (16)New Rochelle (16)Slingerlands (16)Troy (16)Bayside (15)Brentwood (14)Harrison (14)Middletown (14)Mount Kisco (14)Plattsburgh (14)Mineola (13)Plainview (13)Fresh Meadows (12)Hawthorne (12)Hicksville (12)Huntington (12)Liverpool (12)Port Jefferson (12)Schenectady (12)Commack (11)Mount Vernon (11)Poughkeepsie (11)Syosset (11)White Plains (11)Cooperstown (10)Suffern (10)Westbury (10)Little Neck (9)Amherst (8)Bay Shore (8)Bronxville (8)Canandaigua (8)East Meadow (8)Jackson Heights (8)New Hartford (8)Yorktown Heights (8)Camillus (7)Far Rockaway (7)Geneva (7)Glen Cove (7)Niagara Falls (7)Pomona (7)Purchase (7)Saratoga Springs (7)Stony Brook (7)Utica (7)Watertown (7)Webster (7)Batavia (6)Binghamton (6)East Syracuse (6)Goshen (6)Hempstead (6)Johnson City (6)Lockport (6)Long Beach (6)Newburgh (6)Norwich (6)Ogdensburg (6)Patchogue (6)Rego Park (6)Southampton (6)Tarrytown (6)Wantagh (6)West Islip (6)Auburn (5)Babylon (5)Clifton Park (5)Corning (5)Cortlandt Manor (5)Floral Park (5)Garnerville (5)Hauppauge (5)Hewlett (5)Kingston (5)Olean (5)Pittsford (5)Richmond Hill (5)Rye (5)Tonawanda (5)Valley Stream (5)Warsaw (5)West Nyack (5)Amsterdam (4)Carmel (4)Cheektowaga (4)Cornwall (4)East Patchogue (4)Endicott (4)Howard Beach (4)Islandia (4)Lake Katrine (4)Lynbrook (4)Massapequa (4)New City (4)New Windsor (4)Oceanside (4)Oneonta (4)Pearl River (4)Port Jervis (4)Potsdam (4)Rome (4)Vestal (4)West Harrison (4)Woodbury (4)Ballston Spa (3)Bellmore (3)Cedarhurst (3)Elmira (3)Freeport (3)Glens Falls (3)Gloversville (3)Holbrook (3)Hudson (3)Huntington Station (3)Ithaca (3)Jamestown (3)Kew Gardens (3)Levittown (3)Mamaroneck (3)Massena (3)Old Westbury (3)Port Washington (3)Queensbury (3)Ridge (3)Ridgewood (3)Saranac Lake (3)Sayville (3)Valhalla (3)Wading River (3)Warwick (3)Wellsville (3)West Seneca (3)Woodmere (3)Woodside (3)

Learn more about Ophthalmologists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 2214 specialists practicing Ophthalmology in New York with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 221 hospitals in New York with affiliated Ophthalmology specialists, including Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.