Gerard D’Aversa, MD

Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

Gerard D'Aversa, MD


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, sutureless, 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.

Dr. D’Aversa offers patient appointments in the Garden City and Valley Stream offices of OCLI.


  • 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

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