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Why?NYC pupil

The name was chosen due to its significant double meaning. The pupil is an essential part to our visual system. The pupil is the opening in the center of the eye that allows light to enter, and for the ‘brain’ to see the world. The pupil, or student cannot learn well if their vision is impaired.

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 Staten Island organizations on the importance of vision and learning.

Continuing to learn from ongoing research and collaboration with other professionals will benefit the patients that I treat.

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

Come for your patient care at 4300 Hylan Blvd, SI, NY 10312

Office Hours @ 4300 Hylan Blvd Staten Island NY 10312

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

NYC Pupil - Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD, FCOVD Pediatric Eye Doctor
NYC Pupil - Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD, FCOVD Pediatric Eye Doctor
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Daniel Savoca
Daniel Savoca
month ago
Dr Gelfond is one of the best doctors I've ever seen, and I have been to multiple doctors in Manhattan. Don't think you have to travel far for good eye Care if you live on Staten Island. She fixed my tracking problems and now I see much better. Her staff is fantastic and the whole office is large, up to date, and clean. Do not hesitate to see her if you have any vision problems!read more
Alexandra Kelleher
Alexandra Kelleher
21 days ago
I was very happy with my visit to Dr. Gelfond’s office. My sister referred me and rightfully so. The office is professionally run and the staff was so pleasant! I’m used to the basic medical office staff who are miserable and want the patients to know it. Not here. Everyone was happy and seemed to enjoy being there. Dr. Gelfond herself was wonderful. She was so thorough and took plenty of time to sit and explain everything to me. She made my 5 yr old daughter laugh and feel very comfortable. She’s definitely very experienced and I feel confident with her results. I would recommend her to everyone.read more
Sharon bonios
Sharon bonios
22 days ago
Three years ago Dr .Gelfand help my son overcome tracking issues. So glad to find her again at NYC Pupil. She has great insight with vision therapy and would highly recommend.
Stan Kalnitsky
Stan Kalnitsky
15 days ago
Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev is a truly knowledgeable professional with great bedside manners. She spends the needed time and has great attention to details.. Her office is bright and inviting, as well as her staff is friendly to deal with. The overall experience of visiting her office is a very positive experience. A++read more
Avi Feinstein
Avi Feinstein
2 months ago
My children have been going to Dr. Gelfond for years. She is extremely thorough in her exams and has helped my children overcome their vision issues. She is a Manhattan-caliber specialist but we are lucky to have her in Staten Island.read more
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