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Dr. Edward Lai, MD

Ophthalmology*
4.2 (13)
Map Pin Small New York, NY
Accepting new patients
25 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Edward Lai, MD

Dr. Edward Lai, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 25 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lai, completed a residency at George Washington University Medical Center|New York University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Lai an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Lai works at Israel Englander Department of Ophthalmology in New York, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Miosis, Senile Cataracts and Mydriasis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Lai's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Israel Englander Department of Ophthalmology
    1305 York Ave # 11, New York, NY 10021 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (212) 582-3422
  2. 2
    Laser Vision Center
    1305 York Ave # 12, New York, NY 10021 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (212) 582-3422

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Miosis
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Senile Cataracts
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blepharitis
Cataract
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Visual Field Defects
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Migraine
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Vision Disorders
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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Vitrectomy
Astigmatism Correction Surgery
B-Scan Ultrasound
Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
Cornea Surgery
Cornea Transplant
Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Eye Surgery
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
LASIK
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Medication Management
Pterygium Surgery
Refractive Surgery
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Ultrasound
Vision Screening
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
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    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna
    • Amerihealth
    • Anthem
    • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    • Cigna
    • CoreSource
    • EmblemHealth
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Healthfirst
    • Midwest Health Plan
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • POMCO Group
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • WellCare

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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.2
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    About Dr. Edward Lai, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 25 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1255481701
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • George Washington University Medical Center|New York University Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Weill Cornell Medical Center

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    Dr. Edward Lai, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lai is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Lai has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Lai works at Israel Englander Department of Ophthalmology in New York, NY. View the full address on Dr. Lai’s profile.

    Dr. Lai has seen patients for Miosis, Senile Cataracts and Mydriasis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lai on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Lai. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lai.

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