Richard J. Mackool, MD is the founder and Director of The Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center in Queens, which was the first eye care center in New York to provide eye surgery and laser treatment without the need for hospitalization. He is an internationally recognized expert on microsurgery of the eye and has maintained his practice in ophthalmology since 1973. He is a professor of ophthalmic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and NYU Medical Center.
An inventor of computerized microsurgical instruments and techniques for cataract removal, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, Dr. Mackool has published many scientific papers and textbooks and has been granted more than 50 patents. He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad and eye surgeons from every continent have traveled to New York to attend courses conducted by Dr. Mackool.
Dr. Mackool has performed more than 70,000 microsurgical procedures, specializing in lens implants, small incision, no stitch cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplants, and vitreous microsurgery.
Dr. Mackool was named on Newsweek’s America’s Best Eye Doctors 2022 list and has been repeatedly named in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in NY”, American Health Magazine’s “Best Doctors in the US” and also by Ophthalmology Times as one of the 10 best ophthalmic surgeons in the U.S.
Great office, great doctor. Every employee was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Since you arrived you will be attended by great staff. They do a complete eye exam. They are very careful with the cleaning of every machine before you use it. You don’t have to wait too long in order to see the doctor who by the way is very clear to explain your condition. He is very professional and polite. I will highly recommend this place. Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.
The entire staff is cordial and competent. Appropriate questions are asked and answered. One can feel very confident in the treatment offered.
The staff are very professional and thorough. I have confidence in the doctors.
By far, the best group of Drs. in the industry. I have seen 3 of their Drs. and they were all above and beyond!! If you have any eye issues they will greatly help you with their great knowledge and compassion!! Would recommend OCLI over and over again!!
The whole process was easy from setting up the appointment to checking in to the exam. Great front office staff, technicians, and doctors!
The practices of OCLI Vision offer eye care services at locations throughout Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and specialize in primary vision care, LASIK, cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic eye care, and other services for patients in the Northeast. These locations include practice locations of OCLI Vision as well as the practice locations of other vision services providers and ambulatory surgery centers supported by the administrative services of Spectrum Vision Partners. Each location is identified by the vision service provider or company operating at the location.