As a child, Dr. Jeffrey Martin would ride his bike to his father’s ophthalmology office, sit back, drink a Coke and watch his mentor. Years later, the two would work side-by-side at the practice his father founded. These days, Martin is focused on growing that practice while maintaining an intimate, small-town feel. “When I joined, we had one small office and I was the third ophthalmologist. Now we are going on twenty-five offices and sixty physicians, but that relationship of that one patient with that one doctor still drives me.”
A full commitment to provide his patients with the best care requires Martin to stay constantly up to date on the latest technologies. “We are able to care for our patients in the office with high tech diagnostic testing and cutting edge technology.” Martin has used one such method at the Northport VA hospital for 18 years. “Teaching cataract surgery instills the need to always know what is most current in surgical technique and technology, and also drives me to know what is next.”
The Smithtown native continues to expand the reach of his practice to be able to deliver high-quality care to patients across the region. His new practice SightMD, a merger of North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care, has locations throughout Long Island, Queens and Manhattan.