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Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD

Pediatric Optometry ·  Female · Age 43

Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev

Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD is a pediatric optometrist in Staten Island, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Salus in 2002 and specializes in pediatric optometry.


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(718) 481-2020

Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Davis Vision
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Marsh Affinity Group Services
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Creative Visualization
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Lazy Eye
  • Learning Disabilities Testing
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Vision Therapy (Orthoptics Therapy)
  • Watering Eyes

About Me

We offer the following services: Pediatric & Adult Comprehensive Eye Exams Functional Visual Exams & Treatment to improve focusing, tracking, & eye-teaming Visual Processing Evaluations & Treatments for impaired visual pathways to enhance learning Measuring & Fitting for Contact Lenses

Specialties

  • Pediatric Optometry

Education

2003
SUNY
Residency Hospital
2002
Lyons VA Med Ctr/RW Johnson Univ Hosp
Internship Hospital
2002
Salus
Medical School
1997
Binghamton NY State Hosp
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
2002
1997

Languages

  • Lithuanian
  • Russian
  • English

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Recently, Dr.Gelfond found a freckle in the back of my eye that turned out to be a rare form of eye cancer. Because she was so thorough, and caught it so early, it was relatively easy to treat and hadn’t spread past my eye (which would have made it untreatable). In addition to being an overall...Read More
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I highly recommend Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev. I have used other Optometrists and find her to be the best! My family has been working with Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev for ten years. She is professional, attentive to the patient and demonstrates expertise in everything she does. I love the office staff as...Read More
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I love Dr.Gelfond, she is amazing. I was wearing a small prescription which still didn't help my eyes and when she examined me she diagnosed me with convergence insufficiency. I did vision therapy for a year and it helped. I am not wearing my glasses at all. I no longer get tired when I read....Read More
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I have been seeing Dr. Gelfond for 5 years now, I was referred to her after having visions issues, she accuaretly diagnosed me and placed me in vision therapy which did wonders for my eyes. Dr. Gelfond is a compassionate doctor who hears all of my concerns, she knows how particular I am with my...Read More
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I consider myself lucky to have my 7 year old daughter seen by Dr. Gelfond. She diagnosed the right issue from the very beginning and recommended therapy sessions that are actually only provided at cooper clinic. My daughter was suffering convergence insufficiency that delayed her at school. I've...Read More
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