Michelle Yao, MD, FACS

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

Michelle Yao, MD, FACS


  • Residency – Kansas University, Prairie Village, KS
  • Internship – Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI
  • Medical School – University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
  • Graduate – West Virginia University, Master of Science
  • Undergraduate – Pre-medicine, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University/ Beijing University, Beijing, China

Professional Activities

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Long Island Ophthalmological Society
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • Women in Ophthalmology


Michelle Yao, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery and refractive surgery. Dr. Yao received her bachelor’s degree in science from Beijing University and underwent pre-medicine studies at Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University. Dr. Yao received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Kansas University in Prairie Village, KS. Dr. Yao is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Long Island Ophthalmic Society and the New York State Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Yao attends many continuing education courses including most recently the ASCRS winter conference, the Ocular Surgical News meeting, the AAO annual meeting, and Scientific Frontiers in the Practice of Comprehensive Eye Care at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Yao offers patient appointments in the Manhasset and Mineola offices of OCLI.

Giving me back 20/20 vision has been life changing. I see the world as it was meant to be seen.
Wonderful place. So professional. Latest technology. Great doctors. I trust them with my most precious commodity—my eyes.
Great feeling overall at this place. Everyone is just amazingly helpful and nice.
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