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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. Larah Alami, OD, FAAO

​Dr. Alami received her doctorate in Optometry from The State University of New York College of Optometry in 2005 and completed her residency in 2006.  She joined the practice in 2015 and continues to expand the examination methods offered through The Center for Visual Management. Her expertise in binocular vision disorders provides her the ability to examine patients with reading and learning differences, sensory integration and processing delays, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders and traumatic brain injuries. Dr Alami was awarded the Billie M. Lyons Memorial Award for distinguished service to the community and has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru, India, Lebanon and Virginia to provide eye care service for underprivileged populations.

Dr. Nadia Kalantarova, OD

Doctor of Optometry

Visual, DEVELOPMENTAL & EDUCATIONAL Services for your entire family



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Our Founder

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

Executive Director

  • 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