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Tamara Petrosyan, OD

Associate Clinical Professor

Overview

Dr. Tamara Petrosyan is an associate clinical professor at SUNY College of Optometry and East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She works with interns, externs and residents in the primary care, pediatrics, vision therapy and ocular disease clinics. Dr. Petrosyan has developed and published more than a dozen workbooks used for vision therapy, head trauma rehabilitation and perceptual therapy. She is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2013 NJSOP Chairperson of the Year Award, 2014 NJSOP Young OD of the Year Award, 2015 American Optometric Association Young OD of the Year Award and the 2015 NJSOP Optometric Journalism Award.

Specialities

Primary Care

Pediatric Eye Care

Vision Therapy

Head Trauma

Ocular Disease

Education

OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 2009

BA, Ithaca College, 2006

Residency

Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY

Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Vision Therapy, Head Trauma and Low Vision Rehabilitation

Research

Peer Reviewed Publications

Petrosyan, TV. “New Release of Evidence-Based Clinical practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination.” Curr Adv Ophthalmol 2017; 1(1): 5-6.

Chajka K, Han E, Petrosyan TV, Rutman H, Schulman E, Ciuffreda K. “Characteristics and management of vertical deviations in an urban academic clinic: A retrospective analysis.” Vision Dev and Rehab 2016;2(2): 123-31.

Petrosyan, TV. “Amblyopia: The Pathophysiology Behind It and Its Treatment.” American Optometric Association Paraoptometrics Online CE Program. Feb. 2016. https://www.aoa.org/paraoptometrics/continuing-education/find-ce

Petrosyan, TV. “Optometric Special Testing.” Self-Study course for Paraoptometric Assistants and Technicians. 4th edition. American Optometric Association. 2015. Print. https://store.aoa.org/Product/viewproduct/?ProductId=881667.

Vogel MS, Petrosyan T, Chin BT, Wienecka A, Trinh L, Goldstein T. Brown-McLean syndrome. Optometry. 2011 Aug;82(8):485-8. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

 

Posters

Petrosyan, TV. Digging Deeper into Dark Without Pressure, A Case of the Missing Photoreceptor Integrity Line. Poster presentation at 2016 American Optometric Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Han M.H., Chajka K, Rutman H, Petrosyan TV, Schulman E, Ciuffreda KJ. Characteristics and management of vertical oculomotor deviations: A retrospective analysis. Poster presentation at 2012 College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Lonsky T, Petrosyan TV, Finnegan L, McGovern M. Trans-Luminal ND:YAG Laser. Embolysis/Embolecotmy: Innovative Treatment of Retinal Artery Occlusions. Poster presentation at 2010 American Academy of Optometry.

Petrosyan TV, LeBlanc A, Deutscher AC. Congenital Superior Oblique Palsy, a Case Study. Poster presentation at 2009 American Academy of Optometry.

Lonsky T, Hinkley D, Petrosyan TV. Bevacizumab (Avastin) in the Treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma. Poster presentation at 2009 American Academy of Optometry.

 

Journal, Newsletter, and Online Publications

Petrosyan, TV. “Introducing Vision Therapy into your Practice and How To Bill for It.” Eye on New Jersey. Summer 2017.

Petrosyan, TV. “Vision Screening at OLC.” May 2017. http://olc-spirit.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/t/24DE05A6619FA188/FFC900D19DA9D775C9C291422E3DE149.

Petrosyan, TV. “Let Them Play! Toys That Also Improve Vision” OLC Spirit. Dec 2016. http://olc-spirit.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/t/03439BBD7879F213/FFC900D19DA9D775C9C291422E3DE149.

Petrosyan, TV. “Adverse Drug Reactions of Oral Medications.” Eye on New Jersey. Winter 2016.

Petrosyan, TV. “Your Baby's Developing Vision and the InfantSEE Program.” NJSOP Members Showcase. https://associationdatabase.com/aws/njsop/asset_manager/get_file/137861. Petrosyan, TV. “Pink Eye 101” OLC Spirit. Nov 2016. http://olc-spirit.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/t/42ABC47D2814477C/FFC900D19DA9D775C9C291422E3DE149.

Petrosyan, TV. “How Important is Vision in Learning to Read.” PreK Pages Website Oct 2016: http://www.pre-kpages.com/pediatric-eye-exams-reading.

Petrosyan, TV. “Updates in Spectacle Prescribing for the Pediatric Population.” Eye on New Jersey. Fall 2016: 14-16.

Burby, Liza. “What To Do When Your Kids Need Glasses.” New Jersey Family 21 Jul. 2016: http://www.njfamily.com/What-To-Do-When-Your-Kid-Needs-Glasses.

Petrosyan, TV. “Is your child struggling in school, they might need an eye exam.” OLC Spirit. July 2016. http://olc-spirit.cmail20.com/ t/ViewEmail/t/8A5990192FCA90D5/FFC900D19DA9D775C9C291422E3DE149.

Petrosyan, TV. “Tips for Applying Eye Makeup Safely.” SUNY Health Insights. Jun 2016. http://www.sunyopt.edu/health-insights/tips-for-applying-eye-makeup-safely.

Petrosyan, TV. “Identifying patient who need vision rehabilitation and therapy.” Women in Optometry. June 2016: 43-44.

Petrosyan, TV. “Impact of makeup on the ocular surface and dry eye disease.” Eye on New Jersey. Spring 2016: 12-13.

Petrosyan, TV. “The impact of InfantSEE.” Women in Optometry. March 2016: 46.

Petrosyan, TV. “Shaw Lens can help patients with Aniseikonia.” Eye on New Jersey. Winter 2015.

Petrosyan, TV. “InfantSEE celebrates its 10th birthday.” Eye on New Jersey. Fall 2015.

Petrosyan, TV. “Sports pose a high risk to your child's eyes but most eye injuries are preventable.” OLC Spirit. Mar. 2015. http://olc-spirit.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/B0E896837C5CEEAA.

Petrosyan, TV. “Dr. Petrosyan Answers your Pink Eye Questions.” Eyecare.org. Feb 2015. http://eyecare.org/site/dr-petrosyan-answers-your-pink-eye-questions/

Petrosyan, TV. “Pediatric Eye Exams: What You Need to Know.” Eyecare.org. Jan 2014. http://eyecare.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Pediatric-Eye-Evaluation-for-Nurses.pptx

Petrosyan. TV. “ Vision as an Essential Health Benefit – A Review for Nurses and Educators.” Eyecare.org. Jan 2014. http://eyecare.org/site/vision-as-an-essential-health-benefit-a-review-for-nurses-and-educators.

Petrosyan, TV. “Guidelines for Concern in Infant Patients.” Eye on New Jersey. Spring 2014: 6

Petrosyan, TV. “Identifying Patient in Your Office Who Need Vision Rehabilitation and Therapy.” Eye on New Jersey. Winter 2013-2014: 5-7.

Petrosyan, TV. “Focusing, eye teaming, and eye tracking dysfunctions.” Eyecare.org. Dec 2013. http://eyecare.org/site/focusing-eye-teaming-and-eye-tracking-dysfunctions/

Petrosyan, TV. “Pregnancy and the Eye.” The Heartbeat of Refuah. Dec 2013: 29-30.

Petrosyan, TV. “InfantSEE offers Continuing Education.” Eye on New Jersey. Oct 2013: 7.

Petrosyan. TV. “Cataracts.” The Heartbeat of Refuah. Nov 2013: 22-23.

Petrosyan, TV. “Vision and Reading.” The Heartbeat of Refuah. Sep 2013: 20-21.

Petrosyan, TV. “Infant Eye Exams: When, Why, and What to Expect.” Eyecare.org. Sep 2013. http://eyecare.org/site/infant-eye-exams-when-why-and-what-to-expect

Petrosyan, TV. “Vision and Reading: why your child may be struggling.” Eyecare.org. Aug 2013. http://eyecare.org/site/vision-and-reading-why-your-child-may-be-struggling/

Petrosyan, TV. “Pink Eye.” The Heartbeat of Refuah. Mar. 2013: 30-31.

 

Invited Talks

Petrosyan TV. “Understanding Dry Eye & Contact Lenses.” Shire Breakfast Advisory Board. Vision Expo East, New York, NY.

Petrosyan TV. “Demystifying Blood Work.” Snow School CE Conference. Poconos, PA.

Petrosyan TV. “Ocular Complications of Common Systemic Medication.” Snow School CE Conference. Poconos, PA.

Petrosyan TV. “Evaluation of the Autistic Patient" CE Wire International Virtual Optometric Conference.

Petrosyan TV. “Pupil Testing: Back to the Basics" CE Wire International Virtual Optometric Conference.

Petrosyan TV. “Ordering Blood Work: Back to the Basics" CE Wire International Virtual Optometric Conference.

Petrosyan TV. “Practical Approaches to Performing a Pediatric Exam and Updates to the Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Friday residents day program, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. “Makeup and the Eye: How Your Beauty Could Be Harming Your Eyes.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Conference, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Pupil Testing: Back to the Basics.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Conference, Atlantic City NJ.

Kattour V, Petrosyan TV. “Pediatric Examination Workshop.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Conference, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Introduction to Optometry.” Guest lecturer, University of Bridgeport, Physician Assistant Program, Bridgeport, CT.

Petrosyan TV. “Ocular and Visual Side Affects of Common Systemic Medications.” Optometric Society of the City of New York. New York, NY.

Petrosyan TV. “Performing A Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exam, from Infancy and Beyond, For The Primary Care Provider" CE Wire International Virtual Optometric Conference.

Petrosyan TV. “A Review of Amblyopia and Amblyopia Treatment Studies.” SUNY Optometry Webinar Wednesdays Series.

Petrosyan TV. “Updates to Spectacle Prescribing for the Pediatric Population.” Grand Rounds, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. “How a Mild Concussion Can Effect Your Child’s School Performance.” Community event, HudsonPlay, Jersey City, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Ocular Complications of Common Systemic Medications.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Conference, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Ocular and Visual Consequences of Sports Related Injury. Therapy By The Sea National CE Conference, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Controlling Progressive Myopia in the Pediatric Population.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Event, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “Introduction to the Pediatric Eye Exam for the Primary Care Optometrist.” Therapy By The Sea National CE Event, Atlantic City NJ.

Petrosyan TV. “2016 Update on Recommendations on Screening for Plaquenil Retinopathy.” Grand Rounds, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV, Vricella, M, Vaughn M. “Practical Approaches to Performing a Pediatric Exam: Infancy & Beyond. Including a wet lab” Friday residents day program, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV, Vricella, M. “Infant and Pediatric Eye Examination Techniques Wetlab.” Friday residents day program, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. “Introduction to the pediatric eye exam and evidence-based prescribing for the pediatric population.” Friday residents day program, SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. Examining a Pediatric Patient on the Primary Care Floor. Optometric Theory and Procedures II guest lecture at SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. Examining the Pediatric Population with Myopia . Optometric Theory and Procedures guest lecture at SUNY Optometry.

Petrosyan TV. Progressive Myopia: Should We Control It and How. Mid Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, Metuchen, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. Progressive Myopia: Should We Control It and How. Optometric Society of the City of New York, New York, NY.

Petrosyan TV. Progressive Myopia: Should We Control It and How. Hudson County Society of Optometric Physicians, Secaucus, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. Importance of a Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Examination. National Association for The Education of Young Children, Harlem, NY.

Petrosyan TV, Silberberg S. Myopia Control: Has it’s time come. Bergen-Passaic Society of Optometric Physicians, Saddle Brook, NJ.

Petrosyan TV, Silberberg S. Myopia Control: Has it’s time come. Essex County Society of Optometric Physicians, Livingston, NJ.

Petrosyan TV, Silberberg S. Myopia Control: Has it’s time come. Monmouth-Ocean Counties Society of Optometric Physicians, Neptune, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. Importance of a Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Examination. First 2000 Days Campaign community event for healthcare providers and parents, Bronx, NY.

Petrosyan TV. Performing a Pediatric Vision Screening. Developed and implemented a pediatric vision screening battery for Refuah Health Center Lectured and demonstrated procedures to pediatric physicians and nurses.

Petrosyan TV. Review of Amblyopia and Amblyopia Treatment Studies. Mid Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, Metuchen, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. Evidence Based Treatment of Amblyopia. Hudson County Society of Optometric Physicians, Secaucus, NJ.

Petrosyan TV. Evidence Based Treatment of Amblyopia. SUNY Optometry residents major presentation, New York, NY.

Petrosyan TV. Understanding the Visual Pathway. Northport VAMC Journal Club Presentation, Northport ,NY.

Petrosyan TV. Aphasia, When Your Brain Holds Your Words Hostage. Northport VAMC Head Trauma Grand Rounds, Northport, NY.

Petrosyan TV. Delayed Peripheral Corneal Edema after Cataract Extraction: Case of Brown-McLean Syndrome. SUNY Optometry residents minor presentation, New York, NY.

Petrosyan TV, Lonskey T. Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease. Northport VAMC Veteran's Diabetes Club, Northport, NY.

Petrosyan TV, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy. Northport VAMC Journal Club, Northport, NY.

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