Dr. Jeffrey D. Nightingale

3 reviews
Nightingale Jeffrey D MD
211 Central Park West
New York City, NY, United States

Ratings for Dr. Jeffrey D. Nightingale


He came highly recommended by a friend who had LASIK. I went for a free consultation and found him to be very warm, personable and attentive. Most important for me was that he projects a real sense of concern, experience and confidence.

His Central Park West office is modern, high tech, and warm. This is not a clinic like so many of the LASIK Centers I have heard about. The Staff are friendly and informative. They told me about the different payment plans that are available.

I have to admit, the day I had the procedure, I was a little nervous, but Dr. Nightingale was so reassuring that I felt very comfortable. Best of all, within 15 minutes, I was done! The next day I couldn't believe it, no more glasses or contacts.

My only complaint, why did I wait so long to have this procedure

Submitted Dec. 25, 2014


Terrible experience with both doctors in the office. I spent hundreds of dollars and left with an overcorrect contact prescription and a much worse eye condition and an incorrect diagnosis. Every time I went in for a follow up the doctor had no memory of my last visit and I had to start all over again. When I called the office to say that I was having a bad reaction to treatment they were rude to me said the doctor was away for the weekend and then no one ever followed up with me. Had someone called me back and listed to my issue, I might have saved months of horrible headaches and eye pain. Eventually I went to another doctor who told me I had a severe allergy to preservatives from the eye drops the other doctor had put me on and immediately solved the issue. Worst experience of my life.

Submitted Nov. 13, 2013


The doctor strongly pushed for his services regarding Lasik operation which as I found out later was not a good fit for me and could have led to complications later (confirmed from multiple sources including Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat hospital). Even though I clearly said that I'm not ready to make a decision yet, he cheerfully insisted that he would take some tests at no obligation to me. His assistant kept calling me about the surgery for a couple of months borderline pressing me into it and when I refused, Dr. promptly sent me the bill for $244 for his unsolicited services. When I disputed it, he reported it to credit agency. Extremely unethical doctor.

Submitted March 2, 2009

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Dr. Jeffrey D. Nightingale's Credentials

Accepting New Patients

Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients


"A native New Yorker, Dr. Jeffrey Nightingale graduated from Columbia College and Downstate Medical College of the State University. He served a surgical internship at the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, followed by Ophthalmology Residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A Fellowship in Oculo-Plastic Surgery followed at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he is currently a Senior Attending Surgeon. He has been active in teaching Residents, and is excited to have his son, Andrew, who recently finished his training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, join in the practice shortly.

Dr. Nightingale has played the oboe from an early age, and attended the New York High School of Music and Art, playing in the orchestra and chamber groups. He is an active sailor and racer and a member of a Yacht Club in Connecticut. Recently, he took up golf which he admits is more challenging than he expected.


  • Spanish


  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center (Grad. 1972)
  • Columbia University New York

Insurance accepted by this Doctor

Other patients have successfully used these insurance providers, please call the Doctor's office to find out if your insurance plan is accepted.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Of California
Beech Street Corporation
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Of South Carolina
  • Blue Shield Of California
  • Cigna - Open Access
Capital Blue Cross
  • Coventry Health Care
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