Dr. Ralph Paternoster, OD

Dr. Ralph Paternoster, OD

Optometry  |  

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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.

Park Professional Eyecare

1250 Pelham Pkwy S

Bronx, NY 10461
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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).
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  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Vision Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. Paternoster does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Low Vision
  • Night Blindness
  • Presbyopia
  • Watering Eyes


  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

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.


  • Polytechnic Institute Of Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • State University of New York / College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Bronx Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Paternoster has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Paternoster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Optometry, Member
  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • New York State Optometric Association, Member

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Paternoster accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna POS
    Basic HMO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
    Traditional PPO
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Federal Employee Program
    Federal Employee Program BlueVision - High Option
    Federal Employee Program BlueVision - Standard Option
    FEP BlueVision - High Option
    FEP BlueVision - Standard Option
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Davis Vision
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Commercial HMO
    Freedom Plan
    Freedom Plan HMO
    Liberty Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Basic PPO
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus PPO
    Community Plan
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Oxford Liberty
    Secure Horizons
    Secure Horizons PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • WellCare

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