Dr. Lawrence Buono, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Lawrence Buono, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U Coll Med medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Peconic Bay Medical Center and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. He 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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Dr. Buono's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Infections
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Dr. Buono treats Eye Infections more than 99% of his peers

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

Corneal Diseases
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Dr. Buono treats Corneal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Keratitis
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Dr. Buono treats Keratitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Buono's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • 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
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • 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
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(631) 727-0880

Dr. Buono accepts the following insurance:

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Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MVP Health Care
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Buono's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buono

4.6

Based on 75 ratings

5 Stars
84%
(63)
4 Stars
2.6666666666666665%
(2)
3 Stars
5.333333333333333%
(4)
2 Stars
2.6666666666666665%
(2)
1 Star
5.333333333333333%
(4)
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What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Sep 09, 2021
Kind staff, friendly service, thorough check up. Couldn’t ask for more
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Korey T. – Aug 31, 2021
Great thanks. Professional
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sheila Buckley – Aug 31, 2021
Just what I hoped for
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stuart W. – Aug 24, 2021
Excellent. Very kind and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Philip L. – Aug 16, 2021
Went for a follow up visit with Dr. Buono to check on my eye which had a tiny piece of plastic removed from it two days before. He checked it carefully, said that the abrasion that had been caused was completely healed and said that my eye was now fine.
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
Dr. Buono was professional kind and knowledgeable during my appointment with him. He was very good
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Bruce Nicholson – Aug 09, 2021
Friendly professional staff. Dr Buono is upfront and answers all questions or concerns
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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Jul 28, 2021
First time seeing Dr Buono. He’s very personable, great sense of humor and thorough with his exam! Will be seeing him for all future appointments.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 27, 2021
Dr Buono is an excellent physician and very professional. I would certainly recommend him to anybody. The one problem I have with the visit is what I call overbooking. Waiting room time is too long. Appointment clerks should by now be able to have a reasonable estimate of the average time it takes to process a patient and appointments should be scheduled more closely to that average time. It would be great if waiting room times could be reduced to a more reasonable period.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Paul E Mobius Jr – Mar 31, 2021
Professional and friendly
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
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Mar 07, 2021
Unbelievable Doctor. Doctor Buono diagnosed an issue in a rapid fashion that from my studies would have taken many other Doctors months or not ever.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Billy Dalton – Feb 07, 2021
The visit went well for the most part. The technicians were professional and pleasant. After preliminary tests the doctor did another test. I was diagnosed and need Cataract surgery and I also have Macular Degeneration! I was shocked. It was suggested that I eat foods with antioxidants and that my condition is progressive A technician then came into the room, the doctor’s attention was interrupted and I was dismissed. No opportunity to ask questions. I was very upset and am concerned about my condition. I look forward to asking questions when I have my Cataract surgery.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Margaret Allen – Nov 16, 2020
Was supposed tobe a neuro ophthalmology exam, just was a normal exam
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 12, 2020
I have seen Dr. Buono twice, most recently before my first cataract surgery. He is both personable and professional. He also showed a real depth of understanding related to my case in correcting my vision as part of the procedure.
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
No results
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V. Wojcik – Sep 06, 2020
The office personnel were efficient and professional. Dr. Buono is highly competent, knowledgeable and he is a good listener
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
No results
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Rikki Klieman – Sep 04, 2020
My 11 year old daughter is the patient. We discovered her optic nerves we’re enlarged. My daughter was extremely nervous and scared. Doctor Buono staff is absolutely amazing. They explained everything about each test my daughter has to do. They explained it to her the way a child would understand and has tremendous patience. Doctor Buono is amazing. He comforted my daughter and spoke to her. He too explained everything to her so she could understand. Even when he spoke with me he was very calming because I was a nervous wreck. He took the time we needed to understand what was going on. We have been going for a year now and he has been spot on about everything. Even when I had my parents with me at the visit and he had 4 of us to talk too he didn’t mind at all. I highly recommend Doctor Buono and his amazing team!
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
No results
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Jennifer – Jul 24, 2020
Professional and knowledgeable about all phases of my appointment. Dr. Buono was delightful and put me at easy and was patient with all of my questions. I was thrilled with the office and have recommended it to 2 of my friends and will continue with anyone that might need an eye doctor.
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 Gray – Jul 07, 2020
Professional and addressed the problem immediately. Thank you
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
No results
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May 09, 2020
Great doctor with great personal skills. Highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Feb 27, 2020

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Biography

Dr. Lawrence Buono, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Thomas...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Wills Eye Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Ny Med College
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital
1997
Thomas Jefferson U Coll Med
Medical School
1992
New York U
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Dr. Buono frequently treats Eye Infections, Corneal Diseases, and Keratitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buono treats.

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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

Riverhead54 Commerce Ave Ste 6 Riverhead, NY 11901
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North Shore Eye Care, Southold, NY

North Shore Eye Care, Southold, NY41705 County Road 48 Southold, NY 11971
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Buono is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

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)