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South Shore Eyecare Associates (718) 979-20/20

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Israel Greenwald - BS, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

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Dr. Greenwald, graduate of the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (Diplomat in Binocular Vision and Perception). He is Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, State College of Optometry and is also past president of the New York State Optometric Association and the New York State Board of Optometry. He has written a textbook on crossed eyes and lazy eye and has lectured both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Greenwald specializes in muscle disorders and visually related learning problems in children. He is the optometric consultant to the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities facility. He is also a member of the Allied Health Staff at Staten Island University Hospital.


Frank J. Pirozzolo - BS, OD, ABO

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Dr. Pirozzolo, a 1978 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry.  He is Past President of the Richmond County Optometric Society, the Optometric Society of the City of New York, and the New York State Optometric Association. He has been appointed by the New York State Board of Regents to the State Board of Optometry. Dr. Pirozzolo has extensive background and experience in contact lens care. He is New York State certified in low vision care for the partially sighted. He is also certified by the State of New York, Department of Education, in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, including glaucoma. In 1999, he was appointed by Governor George Pataki to serve as a member of the College Council of the State University of New York College of Optometry. He is a member of the Allied Health Staff at Staten Island University Hospital.


Mitchell I. Horowitz - BS, OD, ABO

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Dr. Horowitz is a 1991 graduate of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry and has received extensive training in contact lenses, ocular disease and vision rehabilitation. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry.  Dr. Horowitz is a past president of the New York State Optometric Association as well as the past president of the Optometric Societies of the City of New York, an affiliate of an American Optometric Association. He received the CIBA Vision award for excellence in contact lenses. Dr. Horowitz is a consultant to the head trauma unit at the Seaview Rehabilitation Center, Hospital and Home. He is also a member of the Allied Health Staff at Staten Island University Hospital. He was honored as the New York State Optometrist of the Year in 2008.


Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev - BS, OD, FCOVD

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Dr. Gelfond is a 2002 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed a residency in Vision Therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry. She is a recipient of the honorary award for extensive knowledge in behavioral vision therapy. She has published and lectured on children's vision.  She is the past NYS coordinator for College of Optometrist in Visual Development (COVD).  Dr. Gelfond specializes in pediatric vision, vision therapy, and head trauma rehabilitation for children and adults. She is a member of the Allied Health Staff at Staten Island University Hospital.


Raymond A. Pirozzolo, BS, OD

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Dr. Raymond Pirozzolo is a recent graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree.  During his time as an intern, he served as a civilian doctor at the Keller Hospital at West Point Military Academy. He is also a graduate of Manhattan College.  During his time as a student, he served on the Board of Trustees of the American Optometric Student Association and later as the secretary of the organization, which has over 5,000 members nationwide. He is a recipient of the Morton I. Kimmelman Award for Student Leadership in Optometry.  Dr. Pirozzolo’s most recent accomplishment was his appointment to the New Graduate Committee of the American Optometric Association.   He was appointed as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York, where he is currently teaches a course in contacat lenses.


Alla Zlotina, BS, OD

 

 

 

Alla Zlotina is a 1998 graduate from Pace University and a 2003 graduate from SUNY College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation at SUNY Optometry in 2004.  She served at the Primary Care department at SUNY and a Residency Supervisor for the Low Vision Rehabilitation department for over six years.  She is New York State certified in low vision care for the partially sighted


Mauro Vescovi, Licensed Opthalmic Dispenser

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Mauro Vescovi, is New York State Licensed in Ophthalmic Dispensing. He is also certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Mr. Vescovi received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Staten Island. He is well trained in his field, having 18 years of experience at South Shore Eyecare Associates.


Nancy Cevetello, Licensed Opthalmic Dispenser

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Nancy Cevetello, is New York State Licensed in Ophthalmic Dispensing. She has received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Staten Island. Mrs. Cevetello has 23 years of Ophthalmic Dispensing experience and has been with South Shore Eyecare Associates for 21 years.


Nicole Crivera, Licensed Opthalmic Dispenser

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Nicole Crivera is New York State Licensed in Ophthalmic Dispensing and certified by the American Board of Opticianry. She has received an Associate Degree with honors in Ophthalmic Dispensing from New York City College of Technology in 2009. Mrs. Crivera has been with South Shore Eyecare Associates for over 10 years where she has gained experience in both Ophthalmic Dispensing as well as Optometric Vision Therapy. 


Joanna Bettini, Licensed Opthalmic Dispenser

Joanna Bettini received an Associate Degree with honors in Ophthalmic Dispensing from New York City College of Technology in 2011. Prior to graduation, Ms. Bettini received the New York State Society of Opticians Student Scholarship - presented to the student who is preparing for a career in ophthalmic dispensing.
 
Ms. Bettini is a New York State licensed ophthalmic dispenser and contact lens fitter. She is nationally certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners.