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SightMD Voted Best Lasik Practice & Best Ophthalmologist On Long Island 10 Years In A Row

Published on: March 21, 2023

SightMD Voted Best Lasik Practice & Best Ophthalmologist On Long Island 10 Years In A Row

10 Years and Running, SightMD Voted Long Island’s Best Lasik Practice & Best Ophthalmologist


In what has become the most professional and prestigious award program on Long Island, SightMD has once again earned top honors in the 18th Annual Best of Long Island (BOLI) 2023.

For the past ten years SightMD has been named ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice’ and ‘Best Ophthalmologist’. This year SightMD was also named ‘Best Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon’ and ‘Best Cataract Surgeon’ two new titles created in 2023. SightMD has maintained the honor of being the most awarded ophthalmology practice in the 18-year history of the BOLI competition.

“At SightMD, we strive to give every patient the very best vision and the best experience. We are honored to be chosen by the people of Long Island.” said Jeffrey Martin, MD Co-Founder and CEO of SightMD. “On behalf of all the dedicated physicians and surgeons at SightMD, who work tirelessly 7 days a week to provide the personal quality care that results in this type of recognition, I want to thank the thousands of patients who participated in the voting process and who have trusted us with their vision for over 50 years,” added Dr. Martin.

Since 2005, the Best of Long Island business awards program has been identifying the top resident voted businesses on Long Island. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the contest reflects fourteen industry categories in which the individual awards are organized. There is an 8-month nomination period for Long Islanders to submit their favorite local businesses. Approximately fifteen nominees are selected to the ballot, and people may cast their votes daily during the voting period of October 1st through December 15th. The winners are announced early in the new year and recognized with the Best of Long Island logo, listed on the website and announced in the Winners Guide publication. The winners guide serves as a reliable, one-stop-source for local business recommendations, hand selected by patrons and residents across Long Island.

Samuel Baharestani, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon at SightMD was incredibly honored to learn that we had won the ‘Best Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon’ award. Even though this award is a new category SightMD has previously won ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon for five years in a row. “It is humbling to have our patients vote SightMD as the best ophthalmic plastic surgery practice on Long Island. This honor validates our efforts to provide the most high level care and best treatments for everyone who comes to us for cosmetic or reconstructive eye plastic surgery.” Leon Rafailov, MD, another oculoplastic surgeon at SightMD added “I feel very fortunate to work within a practice and team that allow me to operate at my full potential.”

With over 32 locations throughout Long Island and plans for continued expansion, the SightMD team of physicians and specialty trained staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of patient care. With 80 surgeons and specialists, SightMD is New York’s fastest growing ophthalmic provider group, offering patients and their families greater access to more comprehensive eye care services in more convenient locations.

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.

About SightMD
SightMD is a rapidly growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 80 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 39 locations spanning the east end of Long Island, Westchester County and New York City. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology. About Sight Growth Partners
Sight Growth Partners is the leading administrative services provider for the ophthalmology sector including SightMD, SightMD Connecticut, SightMD New Jersey, and SightMD Pennsylvania. It has over 140 employees who provide administrative solutions to physicians, ophthalmology clinics and ambulatory surgery centers. Sight Growth Partners provides its clients with world-class administrative services, including a 24/7 call center, billing, credentialing, human resources, and other services, enabling them to continue delivering best-in-class care to patients in their communities. Sight Growth Partners is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, a leading middle market private equity firm which focuses exclusively on partnerships with growing companies in the healthcare services sector.