Eric J. Conley, OD, MJ, FAAO

Ophthalmologist located in Wantagh, NY & Massapequa, NY

About Dr. Eric J. Conley

Dr. Eric J. Conley graduated with clinical honors distinction from Salus University in 2006.  He was selected for Residency in Ocular Disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  During his residency, he performed specialized clinical rotations at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Mid-Atlantic Glaucoma Experts and The Retina Care Center.  He was honored as the recipient of the National Glaucoma Society Residency Award in 2007.  Following residency, Dr. Conley served as Assistant Professor of Optometry and Director of Continuing Education at the Illinois College of Optometry.  During his tenure in Chicago, Dr. Conley also served as the Chief of Ophthalmology, Optometry and Optical Services at Sidney Hillman Health Center and concurrently attended the Loyola University School of Law (Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy), earning a Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree in Health Law. With an accompanying background in Electronic Engineering (AssocEET), Dr. Conley previously performed clinical device research as a Research Assistant for Heidelberg Engineering, GmbH (HEP® Perimeter Normative Database) while at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago.  In 2012, Dr. Conley was invited to serve as the founding Chief of Ocular Disease at the Worcester Eye & Vision Center (MA) and Assistant Professor of Optometry at MCPHS University where he was instrumental in the developing its clinical curriculum as well as the technological design and functionality of the MCPHS Eye and Vision Center

Dr. Conley has obtained specialized anterior segment training with Eric Donnenfeld, MD while serving as Clinical Director of TLC Laser Vision in Fairfield (CT) and Associate Consultative Optometrist at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut.  Dr. Conley was recently an associate at Berke Eye Care, a specialized Glaucoma Surgical practice managing complex and advanced glaucoma patients as well as those with severe ocular disease.  Dr. Conley is the founder of Lavage Dry Eye Center, where he manages complex dry eye patients utilizing the latest technologies and research-based methods.

Dr. Conley lectures internationally on topics such as glaucoma, nutraceutical science, dry eye disease, technological advances in eyecare, corneal ectasia correction, specialized ocular imaging and jurisprudence.  Dr. Conley enjoys teaching and has supervised and educated optometry externs from across the US as well as Australia.  Annually, Dr. Conley offers volunteer ophthalmic services at Special Olympics Events while also hosting pre-optometry student site visits (Adelphi University). 

Dr. Conley is accepting new patients for routine, complex and emergency eye care.