The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. OCLI is following reasonable protocols consistent with guidelines put forth by the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect our patients and colleagues. Stay up-to-date and learn more about coronavirus.

Gerard D’Aversa, MD

Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

Gerard D’Aversa, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with vast experience in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He graduated summa cum laude and…

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Education

  • Fellowship

    • University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville

  • Residency

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Medical School

    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Undergraduate

    • State University of New York at Albany

Professional activities

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • New York Ophthalmological Society

NewsOctober 4, 2019

New, Larger Valley Stream Location at 70 East Sunrise Highway

OCLI, a Spectrum Vision Partners managed practice, has relocated its Valley Stream office to a new, larger space at 70 East Sunrise Highway, Suite 400, Valley Stream, NY 11581. The new location will enable the practice to better serve the needs of its patients. According to Gerard D’Aversa, MD, “After serving the Valley Stream community…

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NewsOctober 4, 2019

OCLI Hosts Its Latest Continuing Education Event

Thank you to the over 200 optometrists that were in attendance during our latest continuing education event for optometry held yesterday. Glenn Stoller, MD, Gerard D’Aversa, MD, Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Chad Hummel, MD, Marta McKeague, MD, Ronald Caronia, MD, Qanta Ahmed, MD, Daniel Garibaldi, MD and Surajit Saha, MD presented on various ophthalmic topics to…

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NewsOctober 4, 2019

OCLI’s Dr. Gerard D’Aversa selected as Top Ophthalmologist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for 2017

OCLI’s own Gerard D’Aversa, MD has been honored by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for 2017 as Top Ophthalmologist of the year. Read on to learn more about this prestigious honor. LONG ISLAND, NY – 1 Feb, 2017 – Dr. Gerard D’Aversa, Partner & Ophthalmologist for OCLI, has been selected as “Top Ophthalmologist…

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Biography

Gerard D’Aversa, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with vast experience in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. D’Aversa graduated at the top of his class at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He finished his residency in ophthalmology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

He specializes in performing topical, suture-less, clear corneal cataract surgery; Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery; corneal transplants; and laser vision correction. Dr. D’Aversa’s accomplishments have been featured on television news reports, as well as being printed in the Daily News and Newsday. He has written numerous journal articles and authored a textbook chapter, and he has given frequent lectures locally and nationally. Dr. D’Aversa has received numerous humanitarian awards due to his philanthropic work including medical mission trips to Ghana, Africa and Grenada, West Indies. Dr. D’Aversa is a member of numerous professional societies including the following: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the New York Ophthalmological Society.

Office Status Update

We are here for our patients and the community during this difficult time and are committed to providing eye care for those who need it in a safe and clean environment - although have temporarily closed the majority of our eye clinics in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

WE ARE OCCASIONALLY OPEN AT SELECT REGIONAL EMERGENCY CARE CLINICS FOR VISION THREATENING EMERGENCIES BY APPOINTMENT