Dr. Michael J. Cortese - Doctor of Optometry, O.D.

Specializes In:

Routine & Medical Eye Exam
Pediatric Optometry
Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
Anterior Segment Disorders
Refractive Vision Correction


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More About Dr. Michael J. Cortese

Dr. Michael J. Cortese attended Union College, Syracuse University, and SUNY College of Optometry, Manhattan, where he received a bachelor's degree with honors in Biology and a doctorate in Optometry in 1981. 

He completed additional externships at The Staten Island Developmental Center, Martin Luther King Medical Center, Bronx, and the Northport Veterans Hospital, Long Island.

After years in private optometric practice, Dr. Cortese became the Clinical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers, Albany, NY, from 2003 to 2019 and TLC Northeast Regional Director from 2008 to 2013. 

He specializes in pediatric optometry, specialty contact lens fittings, anterior segment disorders, and refractive vision correction, with over 17,000 laser procedures planned and co-managed.

Dr. Cortese is a member of the National Keratoconus Foundation and has published several peer-reviewed international papers on the PAR Topography System and the Oculus Pentacam Tomography. He is dedicated to providing patient-centered and community-minded eye care with a focus on dry eye therapy.


B.S. Biology – Syracuse University
Doctorate in Optometry – SUNY College of Optometry


The Staten Island Developmental Center
Martin Luther King Medical Center
Northport Veterans Hospital

What Patients Say About Dr. Michael J. Cortese


My exam was the most comprehensive that I’ve ever had. I appreciated hearing that my diagnosis could be treated with a significant prescription change vs surgery as the only immediate option.

HG Patient

I loved the practice. Everybody was super nice and friendly. I really felt comfortable there as it was my first time at an eye doctor.

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EyesNY offers multiple treatment options to help patients improve their eye health. 

Dr. Michael J. Cortese specializes in routine and medical eye exams to prescribe eyeglasses and diagnose eye diseases and conditions. 

For a consultation with Dr. Cortese, call us or request an appointment online. You can also visit any of our clinic locations around New York, including Malta, Clifton Park, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Queensbury.

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658 Malta Ave., Ste 101
Malta, NY 12020

Phone: (518) 580-0553

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Saratoga Springs
414 Maple Ave Ste 200
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 580-0553

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Clifton Park
1712 U.S. 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Phone: (518) 580-0553

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535 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Phone: (518) 580-0553

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2200 Burdett Street Ste 206
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 580-0553

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TUE 8:00 Am - 4:30 PM
WED 8:00 Am - 4:30 PM
THU 8:00 Am - 4:30 PM
FRI 8:00 Am - 4:30 PM
SAT Closed
SUN Closed
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