North Shore Eye Care Welcomes Award-Winning Eye Surgeon Craig Richter, MD At Their Newest Location In Huntington, NY

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In their ongoing efforts to increase patient access to comprehensive eye care on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care announced today the addition of award-winning ophthalmologist Craig Richter, MD to their medical staff, who will begin seeing patients at their 9th office location in Huntington on August 1, 2016, according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, managing partner of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD.

“Our dedication to personal patient care has always been at the core of our service commitment to patients,” said Dr. Richter, adding that it runs parallel to the overall patient approach taken at North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD.

In their ongoing efforts to increase patient access to comprehensive eye care on Long Island, North Shore Eye Care announced today the addition of award-winning ophthalmologist Craig Richter, MD to their medical staff, who will begin seeing patients at their 9th office location in Huntington on August 1, 2016, according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, managing partner of North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD

While serving as a solo ophthalmic practitioner in Huntington, Dr. Richter has won the Patients’ Choice Award five times and the Compassionate Doctor Award five times. “Our dedication to personal patient care has always been at the core of our service commitment to patients,” said Dr. Richter, adding that it runs parallel to the overall patient approach taken at North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD.

With the addition of Dr. Richter’s practice, North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD now offers patients convenient access to practices in Smithtown, Garden City, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Queens, Hempstead and Huntington. “Our focus at North Shore Eye Care has always been to provide men and women of all ages – including infants and children – the same level of superior eye care found in major medical centers around the world right here on Long Island. Our continued expansion into Huntington and the merger with Dr. Richter is another important step in our goal to serve as Long Island’s preferred ophthalmology provider.”

Dr. Richter specializes in cataract removal and lens implantation. Prior to joining North Shore Eye Care, a division of SightMD Dr. Richter was practicing in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Patchogue, and Huntington. “Having practiced in New York for nearly 20 years, I am quite familiar with the exceptional quality of ophthalmic care and surgical expertise of North Shore Eye Care,” said Dr. Richter. “It is truly an honor to join a team of eye care professionals who are dedicated not only to the pursuit of the latest breakthroughs in ophthalmology, but also the highest levels of personal patient care.”

After graduating from Cornell University with a B.A. in Biology, Dr. Richter received his Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and finished his Internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York. His hospital affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Syosset and an ambulatory surgery center affiliation with the Long Island Eye Surgical Center.

Early in his medical career, Dr. Richter was active in ophthalmic research. He investigated the use of 3-dimensional ultrasound of intraocular foreign bodies and helped draft protocols at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary for picosecond laser iridectomy, trabecular ablation and posterior capsulotomy in humans. His early research also included designing computer simulation for Apple Computer publication Syllabuus on the effect of ADII on water balance, which replaced several medical school lectures.

“Having the opportunity to join the medical staff of one of New York’s premiere ophthalmology practices is exciting because of their progressive approach to comprehensive eye care,” said Dr. Richter. “When you combine that with North Shore Eye Care’s tradition of excellence that spans 54 years, I could not be more proud to join a team of professionals who are committed to the highest level of patient care.

“Patients throughout the Huntington area are already quite familiar with Dr. Richter’s expertise and patient care protocols,” said Dr. Martin. “We are fortunate to be able to include his experience and rich history of eye care excellence in the area with our family of eye care providers at North Shore Eye Care.”

North Shore Eye Care , a division of SightMD, is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 54 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962. North Shore Eye Care is the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets and many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Garden City, Queens, Hempstead and Huntington. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, audiology, pediatric ophthalmology and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 855-295-4144.

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