ophthalmology, cataract surgery, LASIK, premium lens, cataracts


  • MD  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1983

  • BA  Columbia College, Columbia University, 1979

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  • Internship  Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, 1984

  • Residency  Lenox Hill Hospital,  1987

  • Retina Fellowship  Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital,  1988



Robert Friedman is a nationally recognized board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Friedman has  been in solo practice in New York City for more than three decades. 

Dr. Friedman has pioneered techniques in cataract surgery that are widely used today and that he teaches to colleagues and residents in training.

Dr. Friedman completed a medical and surgical residency in Ophthalmology at Lenox Hill Hospital where he served as the Chief Resident. After the completion of his training, Dr. Friedman was appointed the Coordinator of Resident Education. 

Dr. Friedman completed a medical and surgical fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and routinely performs laser photocoagulation and surgery to repair retinal detachments, macular holes, macular puckers and diabetic retinopathy.


Dr. Friedman has appointments at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, and is on staff at the Retina Ambulatory Surgery Center. 


Dr. Friedman maintains a fee-for-service practice that is independent of the constraints of insurance carriers. He is committed to delivering personalized and respectful healthcare to each of his patients.  

Dr. Friedman is renowned for his surgical expertise. He has helped to advance the art of cataract surgery and the application of Laser Technology to the performance of cataract procedures. 

In many cases, Dr Friedman can implant 'premium' lenses that can reduce, and often eliminate, the patient's dependency on glasses.  Ask Dr. Friedman if you are a candidate for this ground breaking procedure.