Dr. Long is an experienced and compassionate eye physician and surgeon. She received her baccalaureate degree with honors in neuroscience from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She then worked as a researcher in Department of Molecular Neurobiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Long went on to receive her medical degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and then completed her internship at Carilion Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Her medical and surgical training in ophthalmology was at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She has received research grants from both the National Science Foundation and from the National Eye Institute. While practicing in Syracuse, New York, she held a faculty appointment at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is board certified in Ophthalmology and is an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Long is committed to providing state of the art medical care in an ethical and caring manner. She enjoys helping her patients see better by providing them with comprehensive eye exams, as well as management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. In addition to examinations, she performs laser surgery for specific eye diseases. Dr. Long was one of the first ophthalmologists on the peninsula to perform SLTs, a laser treatment for glaucoma. She has experience using Botox to treat medical conditions such as eyelid and facial spasms. She also offers professional eyelid treatments that include meibomian gland expression and MicroBelpharoExfoliation with BlephEx to help sore, inflamed eyelids and evaporative dry eye disease.
Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Long enjoys spending time with her children, as well as cycling and hiking.