Meet Dr. Michael Cortese at EyesNY
Attending Union College, Syracuse University, and SUNY College of Optometry, Manhattan, Dr. Cortese received a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology and doctorate in optometry in 1981. Additional externships were completed at The Staten Island Developmental Center, Martin Luther King Medical Center, Bronx, and the Northport Veterans Hospital, Long Island.
Following many 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 also worked with ophthalmology residents and cornea fellows through Cornea Consultants of Albany and Albany Medical College from 2012 to 2019. Dr. Cortese has specialties in pediatric optometry, specialty contact lens fittings, anterior segment disorders, and refractive vision correction. He has successfully planned and co-managed more than 17,000 laser procedures at this time.
As a member of the National Keratoconus Foundation, Dr. Cortese designs and fits specialty contact lenses for irregular or scarred corneas and has concentrated on the many areas of dry eye therapy.
Through research and data collection, Dr. Cortese participated in and coauthored multiple peer reviewed international papers utilizing the PAR Topography System and the Oculus Pentacam Tomography.
Our mission is to provide you unparalleled eye care in a caring environment. We are patient-centered, community-minded, and dedicated to others. This means your visit will be an experience where your care and time are our top priorities. We accept new patients every day, and urgent or emergency referrals are seen the same day.
- 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