Eric David Donnenfeld, MD

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut. His major offices are in Garden City, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and first in his class at Dartmouth Medical School. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and he completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU.

Eric Donnenfeld is dedicated to providing the highest quality refractive surgery. He was one of the original FDA investigators of the excimer laser and one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser vision correction, performing his first laser vision correction in 1989. He has performed over 100,000 refractive procedures and is one of the few surgeons to use two different excimer lasers. He has performed LASIK on over 1,000 eye doctors and their families and has been an investigator for many of the technologies in use today. He has published extensively on the subject of refractive surgery and has lectured all over the world.

Dr. Donnenfeld has served as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. He is a National Medical Director of TLC laser centers and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. Dr. Donnenfeld served as president of many professional societies including the Nassau Surgical Society, cornea section of ASCRS, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He is the past president of ASCRS and is in the presidential succession line for the International Intraocular Implant Society. Dr. Donnenfeld is the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld and the editor in chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

He has written over 190 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and 30 book chapters and books. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals and has participated in over 60 FDA studies. He was a primary investigator of both the excimer laser and femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Time Achievement Award, and Secretariat Award.


Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut


711 Stewart Avenue, Suite #160

Garden City, NY 11530 USA

Telephone – 516-500-4200

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