Meet Dr. Pinkhasov

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Certified to fit moonlens lenses

Dr. Pinkhasov is certified to fit Moonlens lenses. The MOONLENS is a unique contact lens product with a progressive lens design and fitting system that helps manage and temporarily correct myopia through a proprietary algorithm allowing more customization for each individual patient eye.

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Meet Dr. Heather McBryar! Learn about how she got into optometry, and the unique work she does.
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Dr. Sarah 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. 


Dr. Pinkhasov completed internships and externships at SUNY College of Optometry, Cooper Eye Care and East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She has specialized training in vision therapy and in fitting and management of specialty contact lenses including multifocal lenses and orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses. She comes with experience in practising full scope optometry including providing myopia control treatment, dry eye treatment, and management of an expansive range of eye conditions and diseases. Dr. Sarah comes with experience in pediatric optometric care and working with the special needs patient population, allowing them to feel comfortable during eye exams and treatment. She is proficient working with advanced diagnostic technologies to enhance the care she provides to her patients. 

How She Got into Her Focuses of Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy

While working for an optometrist in college (the same one who initially inspired her), the future Dr. McBryar was asked to do developmental vision testing on a child patient. She again quickly fell in love with the ideas of vision therapy and developmental vision care. By the time she started optometry school she already knew with certainty, that these were the areas upon which she would focus. After she graduated, she went directly into practicing pediatric optometry and vision therapy.

Dr. McBryar on What She Does

“The biggest misconception people have is that vision is just 20/20.”

It’s not just about being able to read an eye chart and knowing that in the physical sense, the eyes are healthy.

“What we don’t think about is how our eyes acquire visual information, how our brains process that information, and the impact that this can have on our children’s academic performance.”
She describes the different aspects of vision, such as the “hardware and the software” of the visual system. Most optometrists focus on the “hardware,” making sure the eyes are healthy and that, if needed, you have the correct prescription lenses.

The “software,” on the other hand, is what determines whether the eyes can work well together (e.g., focusing in the same direction), that the extraocular muscles work as they should to enable you to see clearly, or they can move properly to point at what one needs to look at (vital for children trying to read). Visual memory (that is, being able to properly process what the eyes see) is also a key component of learning.

If any of these “software” components do not function properly, a child’s academic performance can be significantly impacted.

Dr. McBryar’s goal is, through the use of developmental vision care, and vision therapy, is to catch and correct any issues as early as possible, and to prevent what might initially be a minor difficulty from becoming something more severe that can make a child’s life much more difficult.

Testimonials


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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