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 Armonk Optometrists / Optometry

Armonk Vision Care

914-273-4264 
   

Eye Designs of Armonk

914-273-7337 
   
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Silagy Z Stephen

914-941-7363 
   
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 Buchanan Optometrists / Optometry

Polao E Michael OD

914-736-5600 
   
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 Chappaqua Optometrists / Optometry

Eye Gallery of Chappaqua

914 238 5600 
   

Perlson Alec

914-238-3030 
   
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 Cortlandt Manor Optometrists / Optometry

Cortlandt Eye Care

914-737-2020 
   
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 Cross River Optometrists / Optometry

10518 ocular disease low vision contact lenses  pediatric geriatric optometry Optometric Society American  Association New York State 10520 eye teaming binocular vision therapy astigmatism bifocal lenses frames | Westchester Cross River Eye Care

914-763-0560 
  Cross River Eye Care & Vision Centers are for the entire family.

Cross River Eye Care is located at 20-B North Salem Road, NY 10518. Dr. Gregory Gaglioti specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, low vision, contact lenses and geriatric optometry. Dr. Gaglioti is the President of the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Optometric Society. He is also a member of American Optometric Association and New York State Optometric Association Cross River Eye Care | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Croton-on-Hudson Optometrists / Optometry

10518 ocular disease low vision contact lenses  pediatric geriatric optometry Optometric Society American  Association New York State 10520 eye teaming binocular vision therapy astigmatism bifocal lenses frames | Westchester Croton Vision Center

914-271-9411 
  Cross River Eye Care & Vision Centers are for the entire family.

Cross River Eye Care is located at 20-B North Salem Road, NY 10518. Dr. Gregory Gaglioti specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, low vision, contact lenses and geriatric optometry. Dr. Gaglioti is the President of the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Optometric Society. He is also a member of American Optometric Association and New York State Optometric Association Croton Vision Center | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Dobbs Ferry Optometrists / Optometry

Raymond Opticians

914-693-4244 
   

Terri Optics Family Eyecare

914-693-0035 
   
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Cariri Jeanine OD

914-682-6560 
   

Family Vision Care

914-948-0304 
   

TLC White Plains Laser Center

914-997-2222 
   
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 Hartsdale Optometrists / Optometry

Hartsdale Family Eyecare

914-725-1600 
   
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Sandra C Kellett

914-962-8111 
   
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 Katonah Optometrists / Optometry

Katonah Eye Care

914-232-5770 
   

Robie Burke Opicians

914-232-4061 
   
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Raymond Opticians

914-834-5576 
   

Rossillo Gina OD

914-834-1844 
   

Stevens Tania Dr OD

914-834-2020 
   
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 Mamaroneck Optometrists / Optometry

Larchmont Mamaroneck Eye Care Group

914-698-2182 
   

Sarlin Opticians Inc

914-698-2111 
   

Welsh Marcie

914-632-2098 
   
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 Millwood Optometrists / Optometry

Kavner Richard

914-941-8542 
   
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 Mount Kisco Optometrists / Optometry

10549 | Westchester Family Vision Care

914-241-2020 
   
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 Mount Vernon Optometrists / Optometry

Fleetwood Ophthalmology

914-664-2734 
   

Fourth Avenue Optical

914-668-7871 
   

Gramatan Eyecare

914-664-0205 
   

Mount Vernon Optometry Associates

914-668-9471 
   
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 New Rochelle Optometrists / Optometry

Optical On Main

914-235-5222 
   

Schribman Joseph

914-235-5100 
   

Visionique Family Eye Care

914-636-5506 
   
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 Peekskill Optometrists / Optometry

Edelman Paul

914-737-0732 
   

Kaplan Morton

914-737-0437 
   
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 Pleasantville Optometrists / Optometry

I-Fetish Optique

914-773-1641 
   

MT Pleasant Eye Associates

914-769-8333 
   
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 Port Chester Optometrists / Optometry

Sklar Stuart

914-939-0982 
   
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 Rye Optometrists / Optometry

Bloom Steven S.

914-967-2020 
   
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 Rye Brook Optometrists / Optometry

Copeland Arthur M

914-939-0830 
   
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 Scarsdale Optometrists / Optometry

Eye Designs of Westchester

914-723-5800 
   

Eye Q

914-472-5932 
   

Lenscrafters

914-725-3525 
   

Rosen Jay OD

914-472-2020 
   

Scarsdale Eye Care

914 472-2020 
   
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 Somers Optometrists / Optometry

Omni Vision Eye Care

914-669-9144 
   

Somers Eye Center

914-277-5550 
   
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 Tarrytown Optometrists / Optometry

Dentny IPA Inc

914-467-7808 
   
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 Tuckahoe Optometrists / Optometry

10707 | Westchester Crestwood Eyecare

914-395-1757 
   
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 Valhalla Optometrists / Optometry

Visual Alternatives - Dr. Nayor

914-345-1490 
   
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 White Plains Optometrists / Optometry

Dubin Harvey A.

914-949-6001 
   

Gerlan Michael

914-948-7018 
   

Gould Herbert L Md Pc

914-949-2404 
   

Jed Jerry Dr

914-946-0324 
   

New County Optical

914-761-3939 
   

Pearle Vision

914-946-0520 
   

Toufexis Family Eye Care

914-422-2686 
   

Union Optical Plan-Ghi

914-946-1020 
   
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 Yonkers Optometrists / Optometry

Barri Jones OD

914-965-5522 
   

Boni Anthony J OD

914-395-0336 
   

Erstling Herbert

914-375-0608 
   

Goldhagen Herman

914-237-0979 
   

Greenberg Marc W OD

914-965-0327 
   

Grisar Mark OD

914-961-1004 
   

John Giambalvo Opticians

914-969-0595 
   

Kevin R. Mathisson MD

914-337-2222 
   

Park Hill Optical

914-375-5775 
   

Raymond Opticians

914-337-3322 
   

Shapiro Optical

914-968-2626 
   

Vision Place

914-965-5367 
   

Warshay Jeffrey P

914-337-7775 
   
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 Yorktown Heights Optometrists / Optometry

Edelman Paul

914-962-7100 
   

Golden Vision

914-962-7211 
   

Homer-Rich Optcn

914-245-6138 
   

Westchester County

Optometrists / Optometry


Comprehensive Directory of Optometrists in Westchester County.

Optometrists
Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, provide most primary vision care. They examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases, and they test patients’ visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses and provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation. Optometrists analyze test results and develop a treatment plan. They administer drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe drugs to treat some eye diseases. Optometrists often provide preoperative and postoperative care to cataract patients, as well as to patients who have had laser vision correction or other eye surgery. They also diagnose conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, referring patients to other health practitioners as needed.

Optometrists should not be confused with ophthalmologists or dispensing opticians. Ophthalmologists are physicians who perform eye surgery, as well as diagnose and treat eye diseases and injuries. Like optometrists, they also examine eyes and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dispensing opticians fit and adjust eyeglasses and, in some States, may fit contact lenses according to prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists.

Most optometrists are in general practice. Some specialize in work with the elderly, children, or partially sighted persons who need specialized visual devices. Others develop and implement ways to protect workers’ eyes from on-the-job strain or injury. Some specialize in contact lenses, sports vision, or vision therapy. A few teach optometry, perform research, or consult.

Most optometrists are private practitioners who also handle the business aspects of running an office, such as developing a patient base, hiring employees, keeping paper and electronic records, and ordering equipment and supplies. Optometrists who operate franchise optical stores also may have some of these duties.

Working Conditions
Optometrists work in places—usually their own offices—that are clean, well lighted, and comfortable. Most full-time optometrists work about 40 hours a week. Many work weekends and evenings to suit the needs of patients. Emergency calls, once uncommon, have increased with the passage of therapeutic-drug laws expanding optometrists’ ability to prescribe medications.

Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
All States and the District of Columbia require that optometrists be licensed. Applicants for a license must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and must pass both a written National Board examination and a National, regional, or State clinical board examination. The written and clinical examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry usually are taken during the student’s academic career. Many States also require applicants to pass an examination on relevant State laws. Licenses are renewed every 1 to 3 years and, in all States, continuing education credits are needed for renewal.

The Doctor of Optometry degree requires the completion of a 4-year program at an accredited optometry school, preceded by at least 3 years of preoptometric study at an accredited college or university. Most optometry students hold a bachelor’s or higher degree. In 2004, 17 U.S. schools and colleges of optometry offered programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.

Requirements for admission to schools of optometry include courses in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. A few schools also require or recommend courses in psychology, history, sociology, speech, or business. Because a strong background in science is important, many applicants to optometry school major in a science such as biology or chemistry, while other applicants major in another subject and take many science courses offering laboratory experience. Applicants must take the Optometry Admissions Test, which measures academic ability and scientific comprehension. Admission to optometry school is competitive. As a result, most applicants take the test after their sophomore or junior year, allowing them an opportunity to take the test again and raise their score. A few applicants are accepted to optometry school after 3 years of college and complete their bachelor’s degree while attending optometry school.

Optometry programs include classroom and laboratory study of health and visual sciences, as well as clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Courses in pharmacology, optics, vision science, biochemistry, and systemic disease are included.

Business ability, self-discipline, and the ability to deal tactfully with patients are important for success. The work of optometrists requires attention to detail and manual dexterity.

Optometrists wishing to teach or conduct research may study for a master’s or Ph.D. degree in visual science, physiological optics, neurophysiology, public health, health administration, health information and communication, or health education. One-year postgraduate clinical residency programs are available for optometrists who wish to obtain advanced clinical competence. Specialty areas for residency programs include family practice optometry, pediatric optometry, geriatric optometry, vision therapy and rehabilitation, low-vision rehabilitation, cornea and contact lenses, refractive and ocular surgery, primary eye care optometry, and ocular disease.

Employment
Optometrists held about 34,000 jobs in 2004. The number of jobs is greater than the number of practicing optometrists because some optometrists hold two or more jobs. For example, an optometrist may have a private practice but also work in another practice, in a clinic, or in a vision care center. According to the American Optometric Association, about three-fourths of practicing optometrists are in private practice. Although many practice alone, optometrists increasingly are in a partnership or group practice.

Salaried jobs for optometrists were primarily in offices of optometrists; offices of physicians, including ophthalmologists; and health and personal care stores, including optical goods stores. A few salaried jobs for optometrists were in hospitals, the Federal government, or outpatient care centers including health maintenance organizations. Almost one third of optometrists were self-employed and not incorporated.

Job Outlook
Employment of optometrists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014, in response to the vision care needs of a growing and aging population. As baby boomers age, they will be more likely to visit optometrists and ophthalmologists because of the onset of vision problems in middle age, including those resulting from the extensive use of computers. The demand for optometric services also will increase because of growth in the oldest age group, with its increased likelihood of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and hypertension. Greater recognition of the importance of vision care, along with rising personal incomes and growth in employee vision care plans, also will spur job growth.

Employment of optometrists would grow more rapidly were it not for anticipated productivity gains that will allow each optometrist to see more patients. These expected gains stem from greater use of optometric assistants and other support personnel, who will reduce the amount of time optometrists need with each patient. Also, laser surgery that can correct some vision problems is available, and although optometrists still will be needed to provide preoperative and postoperative care for laser surgery patients, patients who successfully undergo this surgery may not require optometrists to prescribe glasses or contacts for several years.

In addition to growth, the need to replace optometrists who retire or leave the occupation for another reason will create employment opportunities.

Admission to Optometry School is Competitive
To be licensed, optometrists must earn a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and pass a written National Board exam and a clinical examination. Employment is expected to grow faster than average in response to the vision care needs of a growing and aging population.

This article is credited to U.S. Department of Labor




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