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Doctor of Optometry

Barbara Kotsamanidis-Burg, MSE

Dr. Melvin Kaplan, OD, FCOVD

of patients with various neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disabilities, autism,  social and emotional disorders, including anxiety, as well as children and adults affected by strokes, tumors  and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 

Dr. Kalantarova’s mission is to spread awareness of vision therapy and its role and benefits in neuro-rehabilitation, school readiness skills for preschoolers and students of all ages, as well as special need populations. Currently Dr. Kalantarova is working to complete her fellowship in College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). 

She provides comprehensive eye exams with a special interest in binocular vision disorders in head trauma, pediatrics, children with special needs, and concussion populations. With a strong conviction that optimal patient care is maintained through collaboration with other professions, Dr Kalantarova has strong working relationships with physicians in various fields, school professionals, as well as occupational and physical therapists. She completed specialized training in pediatric and vision therapy rotations at SUNY University College of Optometry and Ezra Vision Center.


Dr. Yung-Han Chen, OD

​Dr. Chen completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 2012 where he received clinical honors in pediatrics.  While at PCO, he served as student liaison for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).  He has served as a clinical attending in the Binocular Vision and Pediatric department at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and assisted in pre-clinical laboratories.   He worked in a high-volume pediatric ophthalmology practice in Staten Island for over two years where he managed and comanaged conditions found in the pediatric population such as nasolacrimal duct obstruction, strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, and amblyopia.  At this practice he treated children with special needs, systemic disorders, and traumatic brain injury.


Dr. Nadia Kalantarova, OD

psychological, spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Kaplan has been a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 1977.


  • Established practice of over 55 years, with greater than 85 years of combined clinical experience


  • Thousands of families helped


  • Continuity of Services


  • In Office and Virtual Therapeutic Services available


  • ​Services provided in four continents


  • ​Provided examinations on nearly ten separate missions abroad


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Doctor of Optometry

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