About Us

Our Vision:

To be the greatest eye care company the world has ever seen.

Our Mission:

To provide an unparalleled care experience for patients with 7-days-a-week access to world-class quality eye care in the convenience of their local neighborhoods, delivered by a dedicated, caring and talented healthcare team.

When you choose SightMD, you are choosing eye care that is the best in its class. Regardless of your medical or surgical needs, one of our highly skilled ophthalmologists in  Long Island, Westchester, or New York will walk you through every step of your eye treatment with warmth and compassion. We utilize the latest, state-of-the-art technology to deliver life-changing results on par with the care that you would receive at the top academic institutions in the country.

Why Choose SightMD?

The History of SightMD

The vision of SightMD’s President Jeffrey Martin, M.D., and Chairman John Passarelli, M.D., was to join the two best ophthalmology practices in the region to create the best practice on the Eastern seaboard. The genesis of that vision began in 2016 when North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care united to provide patients with life-changing care that enabled them to remain active and youthful to enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision. 

North Shore Eye Care, globally recognized as a leading laser eye surgery group, was founded by Dr. Sidney Martin in Smithtown in 1963. Initially, he practiced out of his apartment, and his only employee was his wife. Dr. Martin moved his practice into its own building in the 1970s. Dr. Martin built his practice on individualized, warm, and compassionate care towards patients, whom he considered friends. In 1977, Dr. Lawrence Zweibel joined the practice, and Dr. Martin’s son, Dr. Jeffrey Martin, joined the practice in 1997.

Long Island Eye Surgical Care was founded as a small ophthalmology practice in 1975 by Dr. Richard Messina. Dr. Passarelli, a member of the staff, was impressed by Dr. Messina’s use of innovative technologies and commitment to make quality care accessible to everyone in the community. Dr. Passarelli wanted to be a part of this mission, and in 1985, he acquired the practice. Just one year later, in 1986, Dr. Passarelli established a surgery center adjacent to the practice. The reputation of the group grew the company rapidly from the 80s through the 2000s, and it expanded, opening eight satellite locations around Long Island. 

Today, under the name of SightMD, we strive to continue the tradition of exceptional patient care established by North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care. Under the leadership of CEO Jonathan C. Lujan, a tenured healthcare executive and native of New York, SightMD now offers world-class comprehensive ophthalmologic treatment and surgery at several locations across Long Island, Westchester, and New York.

Senior Administration

Jonathan Lujan

Ken Walsh
Chief Financial Officer

Steve Ho
VP of Operations

Jennifer Thacher
Senior Director of Operations

Jim Frazzetta

Cathleen Massaro
Director of People Services

Christy Zbytniewski
Talent Champion Manager

Ruth Regensburger
Revenue Cycle Management Manager

Jacqueline Hernandez
Director of Community Outreach

Michelle Labiento
Call Center Manager

James Rienzo
Vice President of Business Development

Digna Munoz
Accounting Manager

Melissa Damon
Director of Marketing

Christian Jaramillo
Director of IT

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