Dr. Laurence Harris, MD

Dr. Laurence Harris, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 81
Dr. Laurence Harris, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1963 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1095 Park Ave

New York, NY 10128

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Harris performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 84% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 76% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Harris's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "So many medical practices today are run like an assembly line in a high volume factory, often falling short of creating a quality product. I believe that there is still a place for the thinker, craftsman and innovator in medical practice. And, that it is still possible to be an understanding physician who merges clinical acumen with a warm unhurried manner. I take the time to tease out the correct diagnosis, custom design a treatment plan and execute that plan with pain staking attention to detail. I will never be an assembly line physician."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease


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1  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Kings Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • New York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • William Warner Hoppin Research Prize, 1973
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologhy Physician Recognition Award, 1992
  • Ama Physician Recognition Award, 1984
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
15 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harris' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I am in my mid-70s and have worn glasses since 4th grade. Dr. Harris is the best opthalmologist I've ever had. I go into his NYC office from my home in CT several times a year - that's how good he is. I can vouch for the fact that he makes excellent referrals to specialists in various eye...more
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