Ophthalmologist Serving Westchester County, including White Plains, Rye, Scarsdale


Jay Lippman, MD, FACS, ABES, is recognized both nationally and internationally as a pioneer, innovator and teacher of advanced ophthalmic surgical technique. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s prestigious Honor Award, as well as its coveted Senior Achievement Award. Dr. Lippman is certified in both cataract surgery and LASIK surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgery and served as a Director of the American College of Eye Surgeons.

In June of 1996, Dr. Lippman became the first surgeon to perform LASIK in Westchester County. Having performed more than 30,000 ophthalmic surgical procedures, he is one of the New York metropolitan area’s most experienced and respected eye surgeons. As a testament to his surgical excellence, Dr. Lippman has been listed in all editions of Woodward and White’s elite medical reference, The Best Doctors in America. In addition, Dr. Lippman serves as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a past President of the New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society.


National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Eye Surgery
Certified Cataract Surgery Specialist
Certified Incisional Keratotomy Specialist
Certified LASIK Surgeon


New York


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons

Faculty Appointment

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology — Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hospital Appointments

Senior Attending Surgeon — New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
Medical Director — Eye Surgery Center of Westchester

Honors and Awards

1988 — Honor Award Recipient — American Academy of Ophthalmology
1996 — Honor Award Recipient — Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
1997 — Senior Honor Recipient — Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
2009 — Senior Achievement Award — American Academy of Ophthalmology
Listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Doctors in America from 1994 through 2016

Visiting Professorships

1991 — University of Montreal College of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
1996 — Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2003 — Case Western Reserve College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
2004 — Albany Medical College, Albany NY

Board of Directors

1990 – 1993 — Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
1994 – 2012 — American College of Eye Surgeons
2000 – 2002 — American Board of Eye Surgery


Dr. Lippman has written and presented more than 200 papers and articles at major national and international ophthalmological symposia. He has lectured throughout North America on subjects ranging from LASIK technologies to cataract surgery to the latest implantable lenses, such as ReStor, Acrysof Toric and Crystalens.

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