Dr. Collins was Board Certified in 1978 and is the Editor/Author of Handbook of Clinical Ophthalmology and the Ophthalmic Desk Reference, textbooks for other eye doctors and Your Eyes: An Owner's Guide, a manual for the general public.
Dr. James Collins was a Clinical Instructor at Stonybrook University Medical Center and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Northport where he has taught eye surgery to resident doctors in training for many years.
He was an emeritus Adjunct Clinical Assistant Scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, an Affiliate of Harvard Medical School and was a member of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In 1987, Dr. Collins set out with a vision for the Center for Eye Care and Optical which resulted in one of the first medical practices on Long Island that combined the fields of ophthalmology, optometry and opticianry.
Dr. James Collins will be remembered by all as an innovator in his field that helped improve and save countless patients' eye sight.