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Frank Accardi, Ophthalmologist

110 E 40 St. Suite 407
New York, New York 10016

Telephone: 212-481-4000

Meet the Doctor

doctorpic.jpgDr. Frank Accardi MD

Dr. Frank Accardi has been a practicing ophthalmologist in New York City since 1985. He completed residencies in both ophthalmology and internal medicine, as well as a postgraduate fellowship year in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical School. For several years he taught ophthalmology residents surgical techniques both in the eye surgery labs at New York University and then for many years in the operating room at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical center, where he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.

For ten years he delivered a series of formal lectures in order to fulfill his responsibility for preparing resident ophthalmologists to take the certification exams of the American Board of Ophthalmology in the section on Clinical Optics and Refraction.This lecture material dealt with the information that was the very basis of the later enormous interest in the surgical correction of refractive errors, first in laser vision correction and then in cataract surgery, including multifocal and astigmatism correcting toric intra-ocular lens implants.The vast majority of Dr. Accardi's private practice over the years has been associated with The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the oldest specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere and perennially in the top ten of eye programs, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

He is Senior Attending  Surgeon at the infirmary and has made available to his patients whenever necessary consultants of every  sub-specialty of ophthalmology, many of whom enjoy national reputations in their areas of expertise. Dr. Accardi personally performs all his intra-ocular surgeries  at this excellent institution. Dr. Accardi maintains a special clinical interest in the intersection of systemic and ocular disease and modern cataract surgery, along with the correction of near-sightedness, astigmatism and other refractive errors.Our practice is equipped with all the necessary equipment to diagnose cataracts, glaucoma, external eye conditions and the vast spectrum of eye diseases. Our offices are easily reachable by public transportation. 

As eye surgeons, we believe that it is an enormous responsibility and absolute privilege to have our patients’ health, trust and best interests always at the forefront of every decision we make and everything we do.

Dr. Accardi has been married almost thirty years, has four grown children, and enjoys golf, skiing, cooking, travel, and a range of reading interests. Lately he has been attempting to develop a green thumb in his family's garden in Connecticut.

Thank you for considering our practice,

Frank E. Accardi, MD


    Medical School - University Of Siena
    State University Of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Residency)
    State University Of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Fellowship)

Hospital Affiliations

    The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Languages Spoken


Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    New York State Ophthalmological Society
    New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology

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