Hauppauge, NY & Smithtown, Long Island (PRWEB) February 28, 2018
Based on the recent announcement of the winners in the 13th Annual ‘Best of Long Island 2018’ competition, there is little doubt where local residents of Long Island look for world-class comprehensive eye care: SightMD, who for the fourth year in a row received three top honors in the prestigious medical / ophthalmology category, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.
In this year’s competition, SightMD won the following categories:
- Best Ophthalmologist
- Best LASIK Surgery Practice
- Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Samuel Baharestani, MD, FACS
“Since the inception of this popular competition on Long Island 12 years ago, Long Island residents have considered the ‘Best of Long Island’ (BOLI) the most professional and prestigious awards program on the island,” said Dr. Martin. “As we become the most awarded ophthalmology practice in the history of BOLI, we want to first thank the thousands of Long Islanders who participated in the voting process. We also want to thank our friends, neighbors and family members who have trusted us with their vision for over 50 years.”
The ‘Best of Long Island’ is the largest business and professional awards program in the history of Long Island. It is conducted each year by the Long Island Press newspaper and includes voting by more than one million people across Long Island. The voting for ‘Best of Long Island’ runs from October 1st to December 15th, a 75-day voting window in which everyone can vote for their favorite physician, business person, local store or business they feel should hold a Best of Long Island title.
“On behalf of all of my colleagues and eye care professionals at SightMD, I would like to say how honored we are with this recognition,” said Dr. Martin. “As physicians, we consider it a lifelong challenge to become ‘the best’ in our field. And to earn that recognition in three categories is truly humbling. These awards serve as quiet recognition that our efforts to serve our patients with integrity, empathy and professionalism have not gone unnoticed.”
Dr. Baharestani was humbled to be named Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeon, stating “It is my goal as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon to continue to bring the highest level care and most modern techniques to our patients who seek cosmetic procedures around the eyes and face.”
“To win the ‘Best LASIK Surgical Practice’ is a distinct honor because of the popularity of the procedure and the number of LASIK providers in the region,” said Dr. Martin. “Our new iDesign LASIK procedure is state-of-the-art and offers patients the potential to see better than 20/20 vision,” he said. This is the 4th year in a row SightMD has won ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice.’
Dr. Martin pointed out that winning the ‘Best Ophthalmologist’ category is especially important to everyone at SightMD, who is recognized as New York’s fastest growing ophthalmic provider group. “Since my father Sidney Martin, MD founded North Shore Eye Care more than 50 years ago – which has today become SightMD – we have all strived to be the very best at what we do. So this award has special meaning because it shows we are truly continuing his legacy of eye excellence.”
With 24 practice locations across greater Long Island – and expanded services in Manhattan - 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.
The doctors and staff of SightMD represent the region's most established, full-service comprehensive eye care provider. SightMD is also the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Many of their physicians have been voted as ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly. During the past several years, SightMD and its doctors have earned ‘Best of Long Island’ honors in numerous categories.
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, ophthalmic plastic surgery, retinal care, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please contact Cheryl Montaigne at 1-855-295-4144.