Dr. Christine Buono, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 48

Dr. Christine Buono, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buono to book an appointment.

Dr. Buono

SightMD

54 Commerce Ave Ste 6 Riverhead, NY 11901
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Buono's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buono treats Stye more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Buono treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buono treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Buono treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Eye Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buono treats Eye Infections more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Buono treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Buono's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(631) 727-0880

Dr. Buono accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
National Elevator
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Buono's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buono

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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(11)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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1 Star
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Monitoring my glaucoma and explaining the test results always make me feel comfortable, and she always takes her time to listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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G. G. – Sep 16, 2021
Thorough and expedient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan N. – Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Christine Buono has been my doctor for years and I am always pleased when I leave her office. She is very through, patient and kind. I find her to be knowledgable giving recommendations and solid advice. Her staff was also great. They make a great team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret Burton – Aug 13, 2021
I made an emergency appointment with Dr. Speer-Buono for an extremely painful eye which came on suddenly. She checked my eye told me that there was an abrasion and showed me the tiny piece of plastic that she removed from my eye. Two days later my eye was completely fine. I could not have been more satisfied with the visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Rosenblum – Aug 09, 2021
Regular checkup. Very efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan Lowell – Aug 05, 2021
High quality. I trust her judgment, and she takes all the time necessary to explain and answer questions. I've been able to get quick appts for emergency care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jen – Jul 14, 2021
Top notch eye care. Dr. Buono is delightful and hyper competent. Her office runs smoothly, efficiently and the staff are friendly. I wish all health care ran this way.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Pcmendy – May 26, 2021
Very good. Only weird thing is the info-Mercial that they have plying loudly in waiting room. When I asked to turn it down/off I was told I couldn’t. I was only one in waiting room. Infomercial for security lights believe it or not. Ridiculous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 02, 2019
Dr Buono treats all of her patients with respect and consideration. I never feel rushed. She is thorough and knowledgeable. Dr Buono possesses a very calm , friendly and patient demeanor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Daryn Sidor in East Quogue, NY – Jan 18, 2017

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christine Buono, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Wills Eye Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Christine Buono, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buono frequently treats Stye, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), and Eye Infections. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buono treats.

Where is Dr. Christine Buono, MD's office located?

Dr. Buono's office is located at 54 Commerce Ave Ste 6, Riverhead, NY 11901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SightMD

SightMD54 Commerce Ave Ste 6 Riverhead, NY 11901
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

Greenport, NY

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Southampton, NY

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)