Eye Care Unlimited

Contento and Kaplan Optometrist PC

1748 Crosby Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 792-2020

1086 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 892-7000

115 E 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 355-2215

Externship Supervisor
Dr. A.J. Contento, FAAO

Program Description
Eye Care Unlimited is a full-scope private practice emphasizing specialty contact lenses, primary care, low vision, refractive surgery, cataracts, glaucoma, and an optical lab on premises with premier opticians.  It is one of three private practice locations the intern can visit. A busy multiple lane setting provides a variety of emergencies daily, many pre-post op co-management visits for LASIK, PRK, C.E., specialty IOLs. Talk to former externs, bring energy.

There are 3 main Optometrists  in this practice and several part-time ODs. Drs AJ Contento, Evan Kaplan, Annette Contento, Vanessa Connena, Stephanie Giordano, Jen Gould, Nadine Jamal,  & Giordana Avila Ocular Plastic surgical co-mx 1 to 2 X month in NYC with Dr AJC and Brian Brazzo, MD 830am-12noon, Wavelight  Allegretto + Zeimer Bladeless Lasik Center visits and Mid Manhattan surgical center visits by appointments for CE, PK, Etc.

All of the ODs provide full scope care. Humphrey VF, Heidelberg Spectralis OCT for Retina,Glaucoma and anterior segment, topocon TRC NW300 fundus photographty , Oculus Keratograph 5m topography & anterior seg photography, Sonogage Corneal Pachymetry,  DGH-8000 B Scanmate Hand held, Farnsworth 100 Hue testing, and Acuity system  Lombart CVSi21

The externs will be involved in all aspects of patient care and patient flow. They will arrive for patients scheduled from 10 to 7. You will become familiar with extend absorbable punctual plugs, Comfortears Punctal plugs, Odyssey Plugs and performed several Dry Eye evaluation tests, Oculus Keratograph for NIKBUT, Jones I, Quick zone, Fluramene, Lissamine,Tbut, and meibomian gland infared evaluation, probing and expression etc. Expect post-pre-op Cataract surgery, PRK, LASIK, Zeimer Bladeless Wavelight LASIK . Lots of keratoconus and difficult cl fits. So2clear, Rose K, Synergize, standand and large diameter RGP fits, all soft lens fits, most products in stock.

The goal of this portion of the externship is to give the extern an opportunity to see a private practice in action and begin to understand the skills involved in building a successful specialty-oriented practice. Practice management, financing, billing and success in a difficult market for the private practitioner will be addressed daily. Come eager and ready to work and learn.



Equipment Required

You may want to bring your own hand-held instruments & Clean Lab Coat

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