Lawrence Buono, MD


Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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  • Riverhead

    54 Commerce Drive Suite 6 Riverhead, NY 11901

    Main: 631-727-0880
    Fax: 631-727-8820
  • Hampton Bays

    223 West Montauk Highway Suite 101 Hampton Bays, NY 11946

    Main: 631-594-9400
    Fax: 631-887-3560
  • Southold

    41705 County Road 48 Southold, NY 11971

    Main: 631-765-5051
    Fax: 631-765-0048





  • Blepharoplasty (Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery)
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Cataract Surgery - Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery - iStent
  • Eye Flashes & Eye Floaters
  • Stye Treatment


New York University, Major in Philosophy, Minor in Biology & Chemistry Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Doctorate of Medicine


New York Medical College, Ophthalmology Allegheny University, Ophthalmology


Wills Eye Hospital, Neuro-Ophthalmology


Presbyterian Hospital/University of Pennsylvania, Medical/Surgical

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • New York State Ophthalmologic Society

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Lawrence Buono, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist that treats all medical and surgical conditions of the eye. As the attending neuro-ophthalmologist at the Duke Eye Center, he had the opportunity to care for patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic conditions and worked closely with the Department of Neurosurgery at the Duke University Brain Tumor Center. He was an active cataract and anterior segment surgeon in addition to his responsibilities as a teacher.

Dr. Buono has authored numerous papers on neuro-ophthalmic disorders in the ophthalmic literature and serves as a reviewer for several of the major ophthalmic journals. He also holds a patent for experimental work he did in the use of injectable dyes for the staining of the anterior lens capsule and vitreo-retinal interface, which aids cataract surgeons in performing safer surgery. Dr. Buono has lectured extensively in ophthalmology as both a clinical instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and as an invited speaker. He actively participates at national ophthalmic meetings.

Dr. Buono resides in East Quogue with his wife Dr. Christine Speer Buono and their two children. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cooking and woodworking.