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Richard Nattis, MD

Dr. Richard Nattis

Richard Nattis, MD

  • Cataract
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Dry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser Vision Correction
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  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery - Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Cornea Scraping
  • Eye Flashes & Eye Floaters
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery - iStent
  • Glaucoma Surgery - PI laser
  • Glaucoma Surgery - Trabeculoplasty (SLT) Laser
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Mass Excision
  • Ocular Migraines
  • PRK
  • Stye Treatment


Year began practicing: 1984

Year joined staff: 2018


New York Medical College


St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center, Ophthalmology


St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • 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

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Chief of Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor in Ophthalmology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine


Richard Nattis, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in Cataract, Glaucoma, and laser vision correction surgery. Dr. Nattis has been performing laser refractive surgery (PRK-LASIK) since it was approved by the FDA in 1995. He actively teaches medical and emergency room resident physicians, as well as medical students interested in Ophthalmology. He is one of the first eye surgeons on Long Island certified in Laser Cataract surgery, first performing this technique in 2014. Dr. Nattis is is known as the “Doctor’s doctor” as many of his patients are fellow physicians and their family members. Dr. Nattis has always prided himself on having a personal compassionate relationship with his patients, throughout their treatments or surgeries. He is always accessible and available in Suffolk County Long Island at the SightMD Babylon and West Islip locations.