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Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD

Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev has been an associate clinical professor at the SUNY College of Optometry since 2015. She supervises fourth year externs at the Ezra Medical Center satellite clinic and examines patients at the South Beach Psychiatric facility. Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a residency in Vision Therapy & Head Trauma Rehabilitation at SUNY Optometry in 2003.


Head Trauma

Vision Therapy


Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development


OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 2002

BA, SUNY Binghamton, 1997


SUNY College of Optometry, Vision Therapy & Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2003



Back to school eye exams can pick up an issue that affects learning and behavior Staten Island Advance August 20, 2011

How Vision Problems Can Create Problems in School, Family Magazine. March, 2011

Jeffrey Cooper, MS. OD; llana Gelfond, OD: Pamela E. Carlson, OD: Brian Campolattaro. MD; Frederick Wang, MD. Comparison of Eccentric Fixation. Measurement Using the Streak Target of an Ophthalmoscope and Traditional Visuoscopy Target. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Vol. 42 No. 2 March/April 2005

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