January 30, 2019 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND… In what has become the most professional and prestigious awards program on Long Island, SightMD has once again earned top honors in multiple categories in the 14th Annual Best of Long Island (BOLI) 2019, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.
For the fourth year in a row, SightMD has been named ‘Best Ophthalmologist,’ ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice’ and Samuel Baharestani, MD, FACS as ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon,’ which makes SightMD the most awarded ophthalmology practice in the 14-year history of the BOLI competition. This year, a fourth award was given to SightMD audiologist, Gerri Competiello, Au.D. for ‘Best Audiologist.’ The Medical / Ophthalmology category and the Health / Wellness / Beauty category are among the most competitive in the BOLI voting.
“Being named the ‘most awarded’ ophthalmology practice in the history of BOLI is a tremendous honor,” said Dr. Martin. “On behalf of all of the physicians and surgeons at SightMD who often work tirelessly 7 days a week to provide the personal quality care that results in this type of recognition, I want to first thank the thousands of Long Islanders who participated in the voting process,” he said. “I also want to thank our friends, neighbors and family members who have trusted us with their vision for over 50 years.”
When this popular competition began 14 years ago on Long Island, residents trusted the ‘Best of Long Island’ (BOLI) voting as the most professional and prestigious awards program on the island. With more than one million people across Long Island voting each year, it is also the largest and most popular awards program in New York.
The ‘Best of Long Island’ is conducted each year by the Long Island Press newspaper. The voting for ‘Best of Long Island’ runs from October 1st to December 15th, a 75-day voting window in which everyone can vote for their favorite physician, business person, local store or business they feel should hold a Best of Long Island title.
“As physicians, we consider it a lifelong challenge to become ‘the best’ in our field. And to earn that recognition in four categories is truly humbling, especially for the fourth year in a row for some of these categories. These awards serve as quiet recognition that our efforts to serve our patients with integrity, empathy and professionalism have not gone unnoticed.”
Dr. Baharestani – who was fortunate to win the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in 2018 – was humbled to learn he had won the highly coveted award for the 2nd year in a row. “As a surgeon who strives daily to provide the highest quality care to my patients, I am humbled to be named Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeon,” stated Dr. Baharestani. “My goal as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon is to strive to offer the highest level care and most modern techniques to our patients who seek cosmetic procedures around the eyes and face.”
“To win the ‘Best LASIK Surgical Practice’ is a distinct honor because of the popularity of the procedure and the number of LASIK providers in the region,” said Dr. Martin. “Our iDesign LASIK procedure is truly state-of-the-art and offers patients the potential to see better than 20/20 vision,” he said. This is the 4th year in a row SightMD has won ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice.’
Dr. Martin pointed out that winning the ‘Best Ophthalmologist’ category is especially important to everyone at SightMD, who is recognized as New York’s fastest growing ophthalmic provider group. “Since my father Sidney Martin, MD founded North Shore Eye Care more than 50 years ago – which has today become SightMD – we have all strived to be the very best at what we do. So this award has special meaning because it shows we are truly continuing his legacy of eye excellence.”
With 25 practice locations across greater Long Island – and expanded services in Manhattan – the growing SightMD team of physicians and specially trained staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of patient care. SightMD is New York’s fastest growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients the convenience of 28 locations from the east end of Long Island to Manhattan and access to over 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists.
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. During the past several years, SightMD and its doctors have earned ‘Best of Long Island’ honors in numerous categories.
SightMD maintains offices in Amityville, Babylon, Bay Shore, Bethpage, Brentwood, Deer Park, Garden City, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Holbrook, Huntington, Little Neck, Manhattan, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Center, Sayville, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, and West Islip. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, retinal care, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please contact Cheryl Montaigne at 1-855-295-4144.