Top New York Eye Surgeon Announces New Affiliation As Huntington Eye Care Associates Joins Growing SightMD Team

In a major announcement today by leading ophthalmic provider group SightMD, one of the region’s most highly sought and professionally recognized eye surgeons, Paul Krawitz, MD was introduced as the newest member of their growing medical staff, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD. Dr. Krawitz previously served as Chief Surgeon and Medical Director for Huntington Eye Care Associates.

During his noted 25-year career at Huntington Eye Care Associates, Dr. Krawitz performed over 1000 ophthalmic procedures annually and played an active role in helping advance many of today’s breakthrough surgical procedures, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, modern therapies for glaucoma, and numerous treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Krawitz also holds several patents and trademarks for nutritional supplements that support eye disease in his position as President and C.E.O. of Vitamin Science, Inc.

“Having such a recognized and high caliber surgeon as Dr. Krawitz join our staff is a significant feather in our medical cap at SightMD,” said Dr. Martin. “As we continue to broaden our list of services, increase our medical staff and enhance patient access to world-class ophthalmic care across Long Island and New York, we are humbled when a surgeon and entrepreneur of Dr. Krawitz’s status embraces our mission here at SightMD. We are extremely fortunate to have him on our team,” said Dr. Martin.

Dr. Krawitz is among only the top 1% of all doctors in the United States who have earned the coveted Patients’ Choice Award, which recognizes doctors who have achieved 5 consecutive years of medical excellence. He is also a ‘Recognized Doctor’ by Healthgrades, a designation given only to board-certified doctors with no disciplinary claims or malpractice on the state or national level.

Dr. Krawitz holds the academic position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan. He is also a frequent lecturer at professional ophthalmic meetings regarding his highly successful surgical techniques for cataracts, glaucoma and specialty intraocular lenses.

“At this point in my medical career, it is truly exciting for me to be considered for inclusion into such a progressive and professional group of ophthalmologists who share a common passion for developing a patient-centric provider model devoted to helping patients enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision,” said Dr. Krawitz. “What is even more unique and important to me about SightMD is that most of my colleagues are from right here in the greater Long Island / Tri-State area who have a personal understanding of the unique needs of our patients.”

Dr. Paul Krawitz is a High Honors graduate of The University of Michigan, and received his medical degree in 1985. He is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He trained in Internal Medicine at and completed his Ophthalmology training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, where he later was selected as Chief Resident of that program. He completed an additional year of sub-specialization in Glaucoma at Mount Sinai under the direction of Doctors Steven Podos and Carl Camras, both recognized as world leaders in that field. Dr. Krawitz is a member of the prestigious American Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Krawitz is a Diplomate of The American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an elected member of the prestigious American Glaucoma Society and is an active member of the Long Island Ophthalmologic Society, The Suffolk Academy of Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

With 24 practice locations across the greater Long Island area – and now expanding into the city – the growing SightMD team of physicians and specially trained staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of patient care. SightMD is New York’s fastest growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients the convenience of 24 locations from the east end of Long Island to Manhattan and access to over 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists. It was originally formed with the merger between North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care.

The doctors and staff of SightMD represent the region’s most established, full-service comprehensive eye care provider. SightMD is the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Many of their physicians have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and SightMD has earned ‘Best of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

SightMD maintains offices in Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Deer Park, Garden City, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Holbrook, Huntington, Little Neck, Manhattan, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Center, Sayville, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, and West Islip. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, retinal care, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please contact Heather Dall’Aste at 1-855-295-4144.

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