David Immanuel, MD, PhD


Cataract, Cornea and External Diseases, Laser Vision Correction, Dry Eye, and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • SightMD New York

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  • Garden City - Franklin Ave

    520 Franklin Avenue Suite 251 Garden City, NY 11530

    Main: 516-742-3937
    Fax: 516-747-8372
  • Hempstead

    230 Hilton Avenue Suite 207 Hempstead, NY 11550

    Main: 516-565-2095
    Fax: 516-565-2080





  • Corneal Transplant
  • Crosslinking for Keratoconus
  • PRK
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Medical Evaluation & Management of Ocular Diseases
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Cataract Surgery - Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • IOL Exchange
  • Dry Eye Evaluation & Management
  • Corneal Transplant - DSAEK
  • Corneal Transplant - DMEK
  • Ocular Migraines
  • Eye Flashes & Eye Floaters
  • Pterygium
  • Eye Infections
  • Stye Treatment
  • Mass Excision
  • Cornea Scraping


Year began practicing: 2004

Year joined staff: 2014


Wesleyan University, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry New York University School of Medicine


University of Maryland, Ophthalmology


Corneal Association of New Jersey, Cornea & Refractive Surgery


York Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society (NYSOS)
  • Long Island Ophthalmological Society (LIOS)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Phi Beta Kappa (Wesleyan University)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship (NYU School of Medicine)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors Since 2014
  • Newsday Top Doctors in Long Island 2020, 2021
  • Top Doctors NY Metro Area 2021
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors 2021


Dr. Immanuel is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. He enjoys doing surgery but one of the most rewarding parts of his job is seeing how happy his patients are after he restores their vision. He strives to treat every patient the way he would treat his own family and spends extra time to understand and provide for the needs of his patients. Dr. Immanuel also taught surgery to ophthalmology residents at Nassau University Medical Center and is proud that these residents have gone on to become successful surgeons including John Mauro and Victor Giamos from SightMD and David Sachs from OCLI. Dr. Immanuel also enjoys skiing, windsurfing, and flying radio-controlled gliders.