Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev
For over 15 years, Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev has been treating patients and promoting comprehensive eye exams. Her passion is in Neuro-Optometry, Vision Therapy and Head Trauma rehabilitation for both children and adults. Dr. Gelfond is a Developmental Optometrist, Board Certified by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). She continues to publish and present to various local organizations on the importance of vision and learning. Most recently, she published a children's book titled, the 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, Dr. Gelfond continues to maintain a faculty position at SUNY College of Optometry. Proudly, she was the first recipient of the distinguished Dr. Martin Birnbaum Memorial Award for outstanding knowledge and skill in Behavioural Optometry. Recently, she was a recipient of the 2015 New York State Young Optometrist of the Year award for her commitment to the visual welfare of children in the community.
Dr Viktoriya Rudnik
Dr. Viktoriya Rudnik received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. She completed her pediatric and vision therapy training at SUNY college of Optometry and Woodhull Medical andMental Health Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Rudnik enjoys providing eye careto children and adults with special interest in Orthokeratology.
Dr. Alexandria Tilley
Dr. Alexandria Tilley is a California native who completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She decided to move to New York in order to attend the State University of New York, College of Optometry and received her doctorate degree in 2016. It was during her optometric education that she developed a passion for vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the Dr. Frederick W. Brock Memorial Award for outstanding clinical performance in vision training. She decided to continue her education in order to further pursue her passion of vision therapy and rehabilitation, and completed her residency at SUNY in 2017. During her residency, she was the recipient of the Dr. Martin H. Birnbaum Memorial Award for outstanding knowledge and skills in behavioral optometry. She maintains her assistant clinical faculty position at SUNY, teaching and providing patient care in the neuro-optometric rehabilitation clinic, and in doing so, hopes to inspire the next generation of optometric students.
Dr. Jennifer Ceanzo (NYC Pupil is thankful to Dr. Ceanzo for her ability to fill in when an additional doctor is needed)
Dr. Jennifer Ceanzo has been in practice for 16 years providing comprehensive eye exams, vision therapy, sports vision, and visual rehabilitation for patients ranging from four months of age to well into their 90’s. Her primary concern for every patient is their long term well-being and happiness. Experience has taught her that good vision can be a key component to a healthy and happy life. Dr. Ceanzo completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at SUNY College of Optometry, with internships in vision therapy and pediatrics, and was awarded the Frederick Brock Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Vision Therapy. She then continued her education with a residency at the Veterans Hospital in Northport, NY: specializing in vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation and ocular disease. Throughout her years of practice she has lectured to parents’ groups, head trauma survivors, occupational therapists, teachers, and early intervention professionals on the importance of visual development and rehabilitation in academics, work, and everyday life. Dr. Ceanzo looks forward to helping her patients obtain the best possible vision, as a step toward attaining their goals.