Optometrists in New York

New York (675)Brooklyn (337)Bronx (182)Rochester (108)Buffalo (66)
Flushing (57)Staten Island (52)Syracuse (41)East Setauket (38)Albany (35)Forest Hills (32)Yonkers (32)Jamaica (28)Garden City (26)Jackson Heights (26)Vestal (25)Astoria (23)Northport (21)Elmhurst (20)Ithaca (20)Amherst (19)Latham (18)Plattsburgh (18)Riverhead (18)New Hartford (17)Valley Stream (17)Webster (17)White Plains (17)Williamsville (17)Great Neck (16)Pittsford (16)Jamestown (15)Kingston (15)Liverpool (15)Saratoga Springs (15)Middletown (14)Plainview (14)Schenectady (14)Tonawanda (14)Watertown (14)Corona (13)Huntington (13)Newburgh (13)Orchard Park (13)Poughkeepsie (13)Victor (13)Fishkill (12)Merrick (12)New Hyde Park (12)Troy (12)Hicksville (11)Huntington Station (11)Monroe (11)Montrose (11)Scarsdale (11)Bayside (10)Cheektowaga (10)Horseheads (10)Niagara Falls (10)Olean (10)Oneida (10)Rego Park (10)Richmond Hill (10)Binghamton (9)Canandaigua (9)College Point (9)Freeport (9)New Paltz (9)Rockville Centre (9)West Hempstead (9)West Nyack (9)Westbury (9)Woodbury (9)Clifton Park (8)Corning (8)Elmira (8)Farmingdale (8)Fort Drum (8)Glens Falls (8)Hamburg (8)Holbrook (8)Levittown (8)Lockport (8)Lynbrook (8)Manhasset (8)Massapequa (8)Patchogue (8)Somers (8)South Richmond Hill (8)Utica (8)Warsaw (8)Auburn (7)Batavia (7)Bellmore (7)Brentwood (7)Cortland (7)Depew (7)Geneva (7)Glendale (7)Hauppauge (7)Hornell (7)Lindenhurst (7)Medford (7)Nanuet (7)Newark (7)Oneonta (7)Queensbury (7)Rye (7)Woodside (7)Yorktown Heights (7)Amsterdam (6)Bay Shore (6)Brockport (6)Cooperstown (6)East Greenbush (6)Elma (6)Fayetteville (6)Fresh Meadows (6)Monsey (6)New City (6)New Rochelle (6)Nyack (6)Ogdensburg (6)Port Chester (6)Port Jefferson Station (6)Ridgewood (6)Rome (6)West Islip (6)West Point (6)Babylon (5)Camillus (5)Commack (5)Herkimer (5)Howard Beach (5)Hudson (5)Johnson City (5)New Windsor (5)Ossining (5)Oswego (5)Peekskill (5)Port Jefferson (5)Port Washington (5)Roslyn (5)Sayville (5)Slingerlands (5)Smithtown (5)Sunnyside (5)West Harrison (5)Brewster (4)Carmel (4)Cicero (4)Cobleskill (4)Coram (4)Delmar (4)East Northport (4)Endicott (4)Fredonia (4)Glenville (4)Goshen (4)Hampton Bays (4)Kew Gardens (4)Mahopac (4)Melville (4)Monticello (4)Mount Vernon (4)Nesconset (4)North Babylon (4)North Bellmore (4)Oceanside (4)Owego (4)Pearl River (4)Penfield (4)Pomona (4)Potsdam (4)Ronkonkoma (4)Roslyn Heights (4)Spring Valley (4)Tarrytown (4)Whitesboro (4)Albertson (3)Baldwin (3)Boonville (3)Catskill (3)Centereach (3)Deer Park (3)Dunkirk (3)East Hampton (3)East Meadow (3)East Syracuse (3)Elmont (3)Floral Park (3)Fulton (3)Grand Island (3)Guilderland (3)Halfmoon (3)Hempstead (3)Hewlett (3)Jefferson Valley (3)Johnstown (3)La Fayette (3)Little Neck (3)Long Beach (3)Long Island City (3)Malone (3)Mamaroneck (3)Massapequa Park (3)Mineola (3)Mount Kisco (3)North Tonawanda (3)Oakland Gardens (3)Orangeburg (3)Queens Village (3)Rhinebeck (3)Rockaway Park (3)Seaford (3)Southampton (3)Spencerport (3)Stony Brook (3)Suffern (3)Syosset (3)Wantagh (3)Wappingers Falls (3)Warwick (3)Wellsville (3)

Learn more about Optometrists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 3257 specialists practicing Optometry in New York with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 59 hospitals in New York with affiliated Optometry specialists, including Bassett Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.