Dr. Ralph Paternoster, OD

Dr. Ralph Paternoster, OD

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Optometry  |  
Male
311 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Davis Vision
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our practice has a long-standing commitment to optometric excellence and attention to detail. To achieve this goal, we emphasize these essential elements. Personal Attention: Dr Paternoster and his staff are committed to their work and truly enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and your family. An Enjoyable Visit: We do our best to create a comfortable, low key environment where you will feel at home. The Best Care: Dr. Paternoster is at the top of his field, combining superior technical skills, training and years of experience. We provide complete eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, as well as corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses. Concern For Your Eye Health: Above all else, we make sure that our practice maintains the highest standards for patient safety. We practice the most stringent sterilization techniques as recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Read more

Personal Bio

As a Doctor of Optometry, a crucial part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education. After receiving...Read more

Dr. Paternoster's Experience

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Dr. Paternoster accepts 16 insurance carriers

Dr. Paternoster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paternoster to family and friends
4.9
based on 311 total surveys
Dr. Paternoster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Paternoster says...

As a Doctor of Optometry, a crucial part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education.

After receiving my undergraduate degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, I obtained my Doctor of Optometry from State University of New York.

I am a member of several prestigious medical Associations, including The American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and the New York State Optometric Association.

I am an active participant in numerous optometric study groups. I was a contact lens instructor at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital – Interfaith and Director of Eyecare at Jarmain’s Clinic. In 2009, I was voted one of the “Top Doctors” in New York State by Castle Connolly. I have been a national board examiner for many years. I regularly attend conferences to learn about the latest developments in contact lenses, spectacle lens options, and the management of diseases of the eye.

Dr. Paternoster's Care Philosophy

Our practice has a long-standing commitment to optometric excellence and attention to detail. To achieve this goal, we emphasize these essential elements.

  • Personal Attention: Dr Paternoster and his staff are committed to their work and truly enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and your family.
  • An Enjoyable Visit: We do our best to create a comfortable, low key environment where you will feel at home.
  • The Best Care: Dr. Paternoster is at the top of his field, combining superior technical skills, training and years of experience. We provide complete eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, as well as corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.
  • Concern For Your Eye Health: Above all else, we make sure that our practice maintains the highest standards for patient safety. We practice the most stringent sterilization techniques as recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Dr. Paternoster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Optometry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes

Education

  • Medical School
    State University of New York / College of Optometry

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Bronx Va

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Polytechnic Institute Of Ny

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Vision Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening