Trusted. Vision. Care

Sight is everyone’s most valued sense. It’s the window through which we experience the world around us. Eye health runs parallel to our quality of life. At SightMD, our specialists are highly skilled and have a wealth of world-renowned knowledge, experience, and innovation to deliver the finest in complete eye care with a caring and compassionate touch.

It’s not just comprehensive. It’s complete.

It’s more than compassionate. It’s comforting.

The dedicated SightMD team is top ranked in the industry for providing award-winning care to every person, family, and community we are privileged to serve. Ours is a seamless approach to the health, quality, and clarity of your vision—right in your neighborhood, around the clock, seven days a week.


Important Information for our Patients

Our #1 goal is to keep you healthy and happy to come through our doors, so we've outlined some basic information that will help you prepare for your appointment.


Our History

The vision of SightMD’s President Jeffrey Martin, M.D., and Chairman John Passarelli, M.D., was to join the two best ophthalmology practices in the region to create the best practice on the Eastern seaboard. In 2016, North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care united with the goal of providing unparalleled care in a patient-forward practice.

North Shore Eye Care, globally recognized as a leading laser eye surgery group, was founded by Dr. Sidney Martin in Smithtown in 1963. Initially, he practiced out of his apartment, and his only employee was his wife. Dr. Martin moved his practice into its own building in the 1970s. Dr. Martin built his practice on individualized, warm, and compassionate care towards patients, whom he considered friends. In 1997, Dr. Martin’s son, Dr. Jeffrey Martin, joined the practice. 

Long Island Eye Surgical Care was founded as a small ophthalmology practice in 1975 by Dr. Richard Messina. Dr. Passarelli, a member of the staff, was impressed by Dr. Messina’s use of innovative technologies and commitment to make quality care accessible to everyone in the community. Dr. Passarelli wanted to be a part of this mission, and in 1985, he acquired the practice. Just one year later, in 1986, Dr. Passarelli established a surgery center adjacent to the practice. The reputation of the group grew the company rapidly from the 80s through the 2000s, and it expanded, opening eight satellite locations around Long Island.

Today, the teams across SightMD New York strive to continue the tradition of exceptional patient care providing world-class comprehensive ophthalmologic treatment and surgery at several locations across Long Island, Westchester, and Manhattan. 

New York Clinical Governance Board

Our team of governing doctors is dedicated to providing the best possible eye care experience possible for you and your family, meeting regularly to review new technologies, best practices, and more.

Meet the Governance Board