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About Long Island City

If you are in need of Ophthalmologist services in Long Island City, NY, John Pilavas, MD is here to serve you. Our office provides a variety of services, including Dry Eyes, PRK Surgery, Dry Eyes, and Glaucoma to our patients with care and expertise. John Pilavas, MD has served many happy patients of the Long Island City community. We hope to see you in our office soon!


New York, NY is located in New York County, near the cities of Brooklyn borough, NY and Queens borough, NY. The city is home to a variety of schools, including Stuyvesant High School, and colleges such as New York University and Columbia University In The City Of New York. Patients of our practice can enjoy local attractions and activities in Long Island City such as Gantry Plaza State Park, Pepsi Cola Sign, and Noguchi Museum. After your appointment, grab a bite to eat at one of Long Island City's many lively restaurants, including Casa Enrique or John Brown Smokehouse.


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Dr Pilavas it's a very dedicated and knowledgeable Doctor who was always willing to go the extra mile in order to make his patients feel good and cured them


February 16, 2021


I was searching for a local Ophthalmologist for my husband due to severe eye pain. I came across Dr. John Pilavas and we were able to make an urgent visit with him as a new patient. Dr. John Pilavas staff are kind and helpful. Dr. John Pilavas has great bedside manners and very professional. He informed us on what we needed to know and treated my husband's eye problem with ease and comfort. My husband and I are very impressed with Dr. John Pilavas professionalism and care for him as a patient.

Shirley L

February 07, 2021


Very professional,,very good eye doctor and surgeon and very kind. I recommend him to another people.

Anamaria I

January 24, 2021


Dr. Pilavas is always friendly, polite, thorough and professional.

Claudia V

January 24, 2021


Dr. John Pilavas is the best eye specialist in NY. Always professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy.

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January 15, 2021

John Pilavas, MD

Ophthalmologist located in Astoria, Long Island City, & New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. John Pilavas is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist serving patients throughout the Astoria, New York area. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of several optical disorders, and he also performs bladeless LASIK and PRK using the VISX® and Wavelight® excimer laser platforms. After earning his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Louisville School and medicine, he went on to:

  • Complete an Internal Medicine Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital-Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat

  • Serve as Chief Resident at Nassau University Medical Center-SUNY Stony Brook

  • Completed a Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island

  • Become a Certified user of the bladeless Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery using the CATALYS® platform

Dr. Pilavas’s distinct background enables him to lessen or even totally eliminate his patients’ dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. He also offers cutting-edge, effective treatment options for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and astigmatism. 

Aside from providing expert eye care at his private practice, he remains active in the wider ophthalmological community. Dr. Pilavas serves as a voluntary attending at Nassau University Medical Center, where he teaches residents about diagnosing and treating Cornea/External Disease. He’s also authored several peer-reviewed publications, presents his research throughout the United States, and reviews articles for Cornea, a peer-reviewed journal. He has also served as Sub-Investigator for several nationwide FDA trials.

To benefit from Dr. John Pilavas’s renowned knowledge and expertise, make an appointment online or by phone today.