Larry P. Berstein, M.D., F.A.A.O., is a board-certified ophthalmologist, who has been in private practice in Nassau County, Long Island, New York since 1982.
As a general (anterior segment) ophthalmologist, Dr. Berstein focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, with an emphasis on cataract surgery.
Dr. Berstein has broad experience in cataract surgery, from performing surgery using standard single vision lenses to the most advanced cataract lens implants available, both multifocal and toric, including Tecnis, Restor, Symfony, and Panoptix. He also performs a variety of laser procedures including those indicated for after cataract surgery and those to prevent narrow angle glaucoma.
Dr. Berstein is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including:
● The American Academy of Ophthalmology
● The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
● The Nassau Surgical Society
● The Nassau County Medical Society/Medical Society of the State of New York
● The New York State Ophthalmological Society/Long Island Ophthalmological Society
Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Berstein graduated summa cum laude/cum laude from the combined six-year medical program at Boston University where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Fraternity. He went on to complete both his Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Ophthalmology at Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals) where he was Chief Resident in Ophthalmology from 1981-1982.
Dr. Berstein is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has held appointments as Chief of Ophthalmology and President of the Medical Staff of North Shore University at Plainview (now part of Northwell Health) and was a member of the Board of Directors of Central General Hospital (now North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, part of Northwell Health).
When Dr. Berstein is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, physical fitness and interval training. His hobbies include competitive sports and science fiction.