Dr. Peter Schwartz, MD

Dr. Peter Schwartz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Peter Schwartz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Ithaca, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2333 N Triphammer Rd Ste 403

Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 88% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 84% of peers
Excision of Chalazion
more than 87% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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13  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct 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.


  • Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Chldrn's Hosp Of Mich
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwartz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schwartz's 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 (4)

Front office staff is very unprofessional and non accommodating, can't get an appointment for several months, when you do schedule an appointment be prepared to wait in the waiting room for a good 45 minutes to an hour after your scheduled time, doctor is okay but rushes you out of the room and...more
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I called for an eye exam and they said they were booking out a couple months. I scheduled the next available appointment and was told I could call back to see if there had been any cancellations, so I could be seen sooner. I called about a week or so later and they were able to get me in that...more
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Best doctors in town!!! My whole family goes to Dr. Schwartz's office! The office is wonderful about taking care of my contact lens needs and it's nice that they have my contacts in stock at all times. The staff is wonderful. It's always nice to hear them laughing with the other patients and they...more
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If you are articulate and patient, he is more likely to answer your questions. Otherwise, he is rather impatient and does not take the time to explain what is happening. Especially with children or disabled children. The office experience has the feel of a production line and we are the products.
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