Richard Nattis, M.D., FAAO

After graduating New York Medical College, Dr. Nattis completed his Ophthalmology residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center in New York. He now specializes in Cataract, Refractive and Eye laser surgery. Dr. Nattis has also been recognized in the book titled “How to Find the best Doctors in the Tri-State Area”, as well as been awarded the Physicians Recognition Award by the AMA and is actively involved in teaching medical students and practicing physicians on a regular basis.

Dr. Nattis was appointed to the position of Chief of the department of Ophthalmology at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1991. Additionally Dr. Nattis has been appointed Clinical Assistant Instructor in Ophthalmology by the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the New York Eye Bank, New York Diabetes Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Child Abuse Protection Services of New York. In addition to being Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Nattis is a member of the following Medical Societies:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • N.Y. State Ophthalmology Society
  • Suffolk County Ophthalmology Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Long Island Ophthalmological Society
  • New York Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association

Dr. Nattis has been performing laser refractive surgery (PRK-LASIK) since it was approved by the FDA in 1995. Prior to that, he had been performing incisional refractive surgery, (RK) since 1991. “Our patients have had consistently excellent results with refractive surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism treatment”. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Nattis will discuss your candidacy for this procedure and the likely outcome.

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