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Professional Statement

  • The philosophy of this practice is to deliver high quality, caring, and personal medical care. It is located in an elegant town house which is easily accessible by the Lexington Avenue Subway and all forms of transportation. General eye exams are performed and all types of contact lenses are fitted. But the special focus of the practice is for LASIK and Cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Stephen Kelly was one of the Investigators at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and throat Hospital for the FDA Excimer Laser Clinical Study, which led to the approval by the FDA of laser vision correction for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. This investigational site was one of ten in the country, and the only one in New York City, which did this pioneering study of laser vision correction. After approval by the FDA, Dr. Kelly was selected by the laser manufacturer to train other ophthalmologists in its use. Dr. Kelly uses the latest wavefront-guided custom laser treatments.
  • The enhanced visual correction with premium IOL’s in cataract surgery is another special focus of the practice. Toric Intra-Ocular Lenses can be used in patients with astigmatism to give better vision without glasses. In selected cases, presbyopia-correcting Intra-Ocular Lenses can be used to correct both distance and reading vision.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Washington University, St. Louis
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Internship)
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Residency in Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and Publications

  • American Academy of Opthalmology Honor Award for distinguished service in educational programs for ten years
  • Castle Connolly Best Doctors: New York Metro Area 1998- present
  • New York Times Super Doctors(the top 5% of NYC Physicians) 2008- Present
  • American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York County Medical Society
  • New York State Medical Society

Language Spoken

  • English