Dr. Viola Kanevsky, OD

Optometry  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Viola Kanevsky, OD
Viola Kanevsky is a pediatric optometrist specializing in custom contact lenses, who has practiced on the Upper West Side for almost 25 years. An émigré from the former Soviet Union, Dr. Kanevsky lived in Netanya, Brussels, and Miami, until her family settled in New York City in 1979. Many years later, having earned a BS from Pace University and a Doctorate from SUNY State College of Optometry, she works and lives with her husband, daughter, and son in the neighborhood that she loves best. She owes much to the community that fostered her personal happiness and professional success and tries to give back to it whenever she can. She is the Metropolitan Trustee of the New York State Optometric Association board; a board member of the Optometric Society of the City of New York; she has served on the board of her residential coop for 10 years; she is vice president of the board of the Interschool Orchestras of New York, an organization dedicated to providing musical education to children regardless of ability to pay; serves as Trustee on the board of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation and as such, produces benefit concerts for the Ship of Tolerance, an international art project whose goal is to promote tolerance amongst children of differing cultures; she serves on the parent advisory committee of Concerts in Motion, an organization that brings concerts and music therapy to homebound individuals, and is the treasurer of the NY chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). Dr. Kanevsky also volunteers for the New York Youth Symphony and travels to orphanages in Peru on medical missions.

65 Central Park W Apt 1C

New York, NY 10023

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Dr. Viola Kanevsky, OD

Dr. Viola Kanevsky, OD

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Care Philosophy

Acuity NYC offers specialty contact lens fitting for the adult and pediatric population, including custom designed lenses for pediatric aphakia, presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal transplant and post-laser corneas. Our ophthalmic dispensary features the highest quality optical lenses and latest styles in designer eyewear for both adults and children.

Dr. Kanevsky and every staff member is committed to providing patients with the best care possible and the highest level of service for all their ophthalmic needs. An independent practice allows us to dedicate more time and attention to advancing research and technology in both ocular-medical and optical fields. Our opticians are always licensed and we do not employ  salespeople, preferring to provide each patient the individualized and personal  attention of a highly trained and experienced professional.

Our special talent and joy lies in caring for the eyes of children, but their parents and grandparents are also welcome!

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  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Abrasion
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Congenital Aphakia
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Severe Myopia
  • Strabismus
  • Transient Visual Loss
  • Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis


  • Color Vision Testing
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Procedure
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • 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.


  • Pace University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • State University Of New York / College Of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Fort Dix Airforce Base
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • State University Of New York / College Of Optometry
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kanevsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Dr. Kanevsky's Reviews

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in New York, NY |
Dr. K and her staff are always attentive, caring, thorough. I have recommended to many family and friends and will continue to do so. Terrific care and also a beautiful office!
in Brooklyn, NY |
Excellent doctor, warm and caring, top specialist in infant contact lenses. Superb experience!
New York, NY |
D. Kanevsky is a an amazing physician! She is so precise and careful. I would recommend this doctor to anyone and everyone!
New York, NY |
Superb doctor. Everything was perfect !!!!!!!!!!!
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