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Under the leadership of Dr. Nat Wernick, FCOVD and Dr. Sarah Pinkhasov

If you’re looking for a clinic in Manhattan where all of your vision needs can be cared for in one place, no need to look any further. At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, we provide many services, including routine and medical eye care, vision therapy, neuro optometric rehabilitation and sports vision. Our optometrists, Dr. Sarah Pinkhasov and Dr. Nathaniel Wernick, and every member of our team are devoted to providing top quality care to ensure that your eyes are properly looked after. Our cutting edge technology allows us to stay up to date with the best methods for providing you with the highest quality eye care. Our team would be honored to join your journey in achieving the best vision possible!

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Investing in our Patients With Advanced Technology

As part of our commitment to provide the best eye care to our patients, we are constantly enhancing our innovation edge by investing in cutting edge technology and offering only the best for our patients. At our office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan we have an advanced retinal camera to produce a high definition image of the inside of the eye. With retinal imaging we can better prevent and diagnose disease in a simple, quick and patient-friendly method. It is critical to evaluate the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations. Our office also has advanced technology for dry eye, visual fields and functional vision.

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We Can Help You With Your Eye Care Needs

Eye Exams

Your vision is our priority.
Comprehensive eye exams are essential at all stages of life, in order to give your eyes the care that they need.
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Eye Exams

Functional Eye Exams

Vision involves so much more than what meets the eye. Learn more about functional vision exams and how to ensure that your entire visual system is being cared for.
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Functional Eye Exams

Contact Lens Exams

If you want to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a proper eye exam in order to ensure a comfortable, successful and safe contact lens experience. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to fit you with the best contact lenses for you.
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Contact Lens Exams

Eye Emergencies

Are you dealing with an eye emergency? It is so important to know what you should and should not do in this situation.
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Eye Emergencies

Dry Eye

The symptoms of dry eye can be very irritating and uncomfortable, but there is no need to suffer because we can help you. Learn more about the treatment options available to you.
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Dry Eye

Myopia Management

Does your prescription to correct your nearsightedness seem to keep getting higher? There are a variety of very effective ways to slow down the progression of your myopia.
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Myopia Management

Medical Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can help you in more ways than providing clear vision. They can also be used for various conditions to contribute to effective and non-invasive treatment.
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Medical Specialty Contact Lenses

School Screenings

School screenings are a small step in the process of caring for your vision, as approximately 75% of vision issues are missed in a standard school vision screening. Consequently, it’s essential to also take your children to your optometrist for a full comprehensive eye exam.
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School Screenings

Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing eye allergies, we can help you relieve the discomfort. Learn more about eye allergies, prevention and various treatment options.
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Eye Allergies

Vision Care Beyond 20/20

Vision Therapy

There are many visual symptoms and challenges which you or your child may be experiencing that we can help treat in an effective and non-invasive way using vision therapy. Vision involves so much more than seeing 20/20. We each have a complex visual system in which both of our eyes must work as a team with each other and with our brain in order to see in an optimal way and if anything in the system is not working properly or in sync it can cause disturbances in our visual experience. You can take the Vision Symptom Assessment if you want to learn more if vision therapy can help you.
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Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation

Have you or a loved one suffered from a traumatic brain injury that is affecting the visual system? Do you have a neurological condition that has impacted your vision? We can help you regain your visual capabilities. Thanks to neuroplasticity, an amazing feature that our brain has in which neurons can be trained to communicate properly, our visual system which also includes the brain can be trained to work effectively despite a neurological challenge. Please allow us to be part of your neuro optometric rehabilitation journey to enable you to maximize your visual abilities.
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Sports Vision Training

Are you an athlete who wants to succeed and stand out amongst the competition? As an athlete, all of your senses must be sharp and working optimally, and this applies to your vision no less than any other skill set. Sports vision is a field that is dedicated to ensuring that your visual system is functioning at the highest level which can translate to so many different skills in your sport, such as hand-eye coordination, depth perception, balance, and visual reaction time, just to name a few. We would be honored to be part of your athletic endeavors and achievements.
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Advanced, Specialized Eye Care for Children and Adults Personalized for Your Individual Needs

At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, we take pride in improving lives and changing futures with expertise, care, and advanced medical eye care
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Low Vision

As we age, the likelihood of vision deterioration due to eye diseases increases. These typically age-related vision issues include diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will provide treatment to prevent your condition from deteriorating further, while a low vision optometrist will help you maximize your remaining vision.While standard vision correction, such as glasses or contact lenses, can help in the earlier stages, there comes a point where they are no longer effective. However, Dr. McBryar’s low vision treatment services provide several options that can help. Through the use of special vision aids, we train patients to use their remaining eyesight so they can function independently and enjoy a high quality of life.
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Dr. Wernick

Dr. Nathaniel (Nat) Wernick, FCOVD, graduated from the Northeastern State University College of Optometry and was selected for Residency training at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. As a Resident Optometrist, he specialized in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Traumatic Brain Injury. He has advanced training in developmental optometry and is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD).
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Dr. Pinkhasov

Dr. Sarah Pinkhasov. graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology and Departmental Honors. She has a Doctor of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Pinkhasov is excited to be part of the Amplify EyeCare Manhattan team as she offers professionalism in offering high standards of optometric care to her patients with all different kinds of eye care needs. She is very passionate about myopia management, using various techniques to help young patients slow down the progression of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. 
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Symptom Checklist

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Blurred vision
Double vision
Dry or Watery Eyes
Red Eye
Difficulty Reading
Vertigo and Balance Issues

Blurred vision occurs when there is a lack of clarity in what you see. Objects do not appear to be sharp and it can be difficult to figure out what you’re seeing or reading. Very often this is caused due to a refractive error, which either means that you need glasses or contact lenses, but you haven’t been fit for them yet, or it could be a result of wearing an optical correction that is not suitable for you. There are other possibilities of conditions that can cause blurry vision, such as:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Side effect of medication
  • Macular edema
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Keratoconus
  • Retinal detachment
  • Migraine
  • Papilledema

If you have blurry vision, you may in fact be seeing double. You can take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment to have a better sense if you might have double vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision, please contact us today, we’ll be happy to help you achieve and enjoy clear vision.

Our visual system is a complex one, which involves our eyes, the brain and many different stations along the way including the cornea, eye muscles, and the nerves that transfer the visual information to your brain. If there is an issue at any point along the way, it can result in double vision. Some causes of double vision include, but are not limited to:

  • Convergence or divergence insufficiency
  • Corneal infection
  • Corneal scar
  • Refractive surgery
  • Cataract
  • Cranial nerve palsies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Grave’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Headaches/ migraine
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor 

If you are unsure if you are experiencing double vision, we advise you to take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment which can help you zone in on the issue. Please contact our office today so we can help correct your double vision.

Our eyes have a drainage system which allows for an efficient and comfortable supply and flow of tears. There are times when our eyes feel very dry or too watery and there could be a variety of reasons for that, such as:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Hormonal changes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Something preventing the eyelid from closing properly, such as Bell’s palsy
  • Sjorgen’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Conjunctivitis/eye infection 
  • Dry eye disease
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Foreign body in your eye
  • Corneal scratch
  • Eyelid problem such as entropion or ectropion
  • Issue with the eyelashes such as trichiasis
  • Stye in the eye
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction

To learn more about dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment. If you are experiencing dry or watery eyes, there is no reason to leave it untreated. Our staff is well experienced with providing treatment and solutions to relieve these symptoms.

Do you have what people refer to as bloodshot eyes? If your eyes are red, with what appears to be unusual blood vessels there could be a variety of reasons why. If you are experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes which leads you to excessively rub your eyes, it can cause redness. Other causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Contact lenses that have been overused
  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Stye in the eye
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage 
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Scleritis 

Due to the possibility that you may be experiencing redness of your eyes because of dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment to find out more about it. If your eyes are red, it is advisable to have your eyes checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

If you or a loved one are having difficulty reading, it could be attributed to a learning disability or a variety of other reasons, but one cause that must not be overlooked is that it could be due to an issue that is related to your vision. The good news is that if you are having difficulty reading and the cause is related to a visual problem, there are very effective and non-invasive ways to treat these issues so that reading can become an enjoyable activity. There are many different visual challenges that could lead to difficulty with reading, including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Accommodative dysfunction
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Oculomotor dysfunction
  • Visual processing disorder
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

If you are struggling with reading, it is recommended to seek professional help from an optometrist who can assess if the challenge is due to a vision issue which can effectively be corrected. You can take the Vision Symptoms Assessment and the Double Vision Symptoms Assessment to get a better sense if you might have an underlying issue related to your vision. We would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

Someone suffering from vertigo or balance issues would be likely to check a vast range of potential causes for these symptoms, but may overlook the possibility that there is a vision issue at the root of all of this. Any type of problem involving the visual pathway between the eyes and the brain can cause dizziness which can lead to vertigo. Additionally, the visual system helps synchronize the various systems involved with balance. If someone is not seeing well, it can cause them to fall and have problems with balancing. Some specific visual issues that can lead to vertigo and/ or balance issues, include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect prescription for glasses or contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain 
  • Visual field loss
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

You can use the Double Vision Symptom Assessment  to see if you might have double vision which could be one of the potential causes for the balance issues or vertigo. If you have vertigo or balance issues, it’s very important to get to the root problem and make sure you have the proper professional help. It is possible that there are vision problems that are causing these symptoms and in order to check, it is essential to be checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

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At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.

Cynthia Norton

Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.

Steve Fay

Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.

Mary K.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!

Peter G.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!

Kinkie F.

I have always found Dr Kavner's work, expertise and wisdom of the highest caliber. As one of the fathers of OT, occupational othomology, his depth and breadth of knowledge about the eyes' health and wellbeing of the patient is exemplary. Cannot say enough good things about him.

Allen B.
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