Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD

Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD

Pediatric Optometry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD is a pediatric optometrist in Staten Island, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Salus in 2002 and specializes in pediatric optometry.Read her story

4300 Hylan Blvd # 1BC

Staten Island, NY 10312

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Davis Vision
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
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Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev "For over 15 years, I have been treating patients and promoting comprehensive eye exams. My passion is in vision therapy and head trauma rehabilitation for both children and adults. I am a Developmental Optometrist, Board Certified by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). I continue to publish and present to various local organizations on the importance of vision and learning. Most recently I published a Children's Book: ABC's of How you and I See. After graduating from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University) and completing a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, I continue to maintain a faculty position at SUNY College of Optometry. Proudly, I was the first recipient of the distinguished Dr. Martin Birnbaum Memorial Award for outstanding knowledge and skill in Behavioural Optometry. Recently, I was a recipient of the 2015 New York State Young Optometrist of the Year award for my commitment to the visual welfare of children in the community. Emphasis in: Optometric visual therapy and rehabilitation for children and adults; Myopia control for children; Neuro-optometric rehabilitation; Post concussion visual disturbance"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev "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

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Optometry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev does not have any board certifications listed.

17  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • Creative Visualization
  • Learning Disabilities Testing
  • Vision Therapy (Orthoptics Therapy)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian

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Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev to family and friends
11 total reviews (6 have comments)

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Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...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....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...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...more
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Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev is an excellent optometrist that provides thorough exams, she's informative, patient and offers an outstanding service at every visit. As a person that used to work at an optometry office I can recognize what good looks like and she goes above and beyond your typical...more
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