Testimonials

“FIVE starts aren’t enough for this wonderful practice. I went to Dr. Nejat for a Lasik/PRK consultation and walked out knowing even if I decided not to have the procedure that I had found an excellent Ophthalmologist that I would continue to see.

After a thorough exam Dr. Nejat fully explained the Lasik and PRK procedures in full detail to me he answered all of my questions and concerns.

After a few weeks of decision-making and a follow up where Dr. Nejat even offered me a better quality contact lense then I was currently wearing as an option instead of surgery I scheduled my PRK procedure. Everything went great and it was the best decision I ever made.

I would recommend Dr. Nejat to anyone interested in laser eye surgery or in need of an excellent Ophthalmologist.

– F.E.”


“I can’t thank Dr. Nejat and all the staff at Island Eye Surgery. I am twenty-five years old and wore glasses for as long as I can remember. I started wearing contacts at the age of thirteen. After years of constantly being in pain, dry eyes and numerous infections I never thought it was possible to rehabilitate my eyes. The last draw was a little over a year ago, I had red rings around my cornea, my vision was blurry and my right eye couldn’t fully open. Being recommended to Dr. Nejat was the best thing that could ever happen. He couldn’t believe how damaged my eyes were and even saw crater like indents in my eyes from years of infections. He immediately told me strictly wear my glasses, put drops in multiple times a day and go for frequent visits. About a month later I was recommended the PRK surgery. PRK is like lasik eye surgery except for a few extra steps, this was the better choice being my eyes were so badly damaged. The surgery was not even an hour ! He guided me during the procedure which put my mind at ease. I was instantly able to see, it was painless, and the healing process was a couple of days. He gave me strict instruction for post PRK surgery and everything went amazing. It’s such an amazing feeling to wake up in the morning and be able to see! I would recommend anyone to Island eyes especially those like myself who suffer from the chronic and painful dry/red eyes from contact lenses. Thanks again Island Eye Surgery.

– A.F.”


“I recently had the opportunity to visit Staten Island University Hospital South on two occasions and I would like to report my experiences there. Dr. Michael Nejat is my eye surgeon and in my opinion he is the absolute best. He is as professional as they get. He is caring, attentive and an expert in his field and I would highly recommend him to everyone.

With that said, my experience at the hospital was another positive one. I had cataract extraction with intraocular lens implant on my right eye last Thursday 8/18 and the same on my left eye yesterday, 8/25. On both instances I encountered only positive practices while in the hospital. From upon entering the hospital, I was greeted at the front desk and I was advised where to proceed to ambulatory admission. The woman in admission was friendly and courteous. She was fast and she reassured my nerves, telling me that all will go well.

After that, I directly went up to the ambulatory department which is where I spent the most time. That is when I encountered the nicest group of nursing professionals that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. The nursing staff helped walk me through each preparatory step of the procedure. They were patient and upbeat. They even made my friend feel comfortable. Their passion and their ability along with their love of helping others was obvious.

Finally, upon entering the operating waiting area I was immediately welcomed by the nursing team, Dr. Nejat, and the anesthesiologists. The surgical staff was kind and each specialist was reassuring to me. One by one I was approached and understood, especially when I stressed my concerns regarding my allergy to Benadryl. The anesthesiologists kindly explained that he had everything under control. He understood my anxiety and his reassurance was comforting to me. Furthermore, I believe that in order for anything to run smoothly in requires great leadership and that is what I found with Dr. Nejat. Before, during and after my procedures Dr. Nejat was there for me. I am so appreciative to him. I will never forgot this life changing experience. Today, I am seeing crystal clear, glasses and contact free and I am elated. The dedication of my needs were met by Dr. Nejat and each and every one of the staff members I came in contact with at your facility. I cannot stress how very grateful I am to Dr. Nejat and all of the professionals at Staten Island University Hospital South.

Thank you again and God bless you all.

With Sincerity,
D.P.”



“Dear Dr. Gerstenfeld:

I know I already told you this in person, but sometimes it is good to memorialize one’s sentiments in writing especially those that compliment rather than complain.

The first day I walked into your office for an appointment with you was on that wonderful day your office switched to a new computer system (Lol!). I was very impressed that your staff, who had to deal with numerous computer glitches along with patients whose appointments were delayed as a result of those glitches, remained extremely calm, courteous and very professional and made every effort to perform their duties. In turn, it had a very calming and reassuring effect on me and I felt confident that I chose the right place and doctor/surgeon because I believe that the staff is a reflection of their employer. Any interaction that I have had with your staff since that day has been consistently very professional, courteous and very pleasant. Your staff is well trained, well organized and they appear to do their jobs very well.

Kudos to you, your associates and your practice administrator Joseph Marino for a job well done.

I must also express that I was very impressed with you not only as a doctor/surgeon but also as a person. From the moment you walked into the examining room, you made me feel at ease. You explained everything very clearly and answered my questions; you spoke with me not at me; you treated me as a person not just a number. You are a very caring doctor.

My thanks to you and your staff for taking such good care of me and my eyes.

– M.S.”


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