Tamara Petroysan, OD

Associate Clinical Professor
Languages: Other, Russian, Spanish
Specialties: Advanced Care, Affiliated Sites, Anterior Segment Disease, Cataracts, Cornea / Contact Lenses, Diabetic Eye Exams, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Head Trauma, Low Vision, Myopia Management, Ocular Disease, Ocular Pharmacology, Pediatric Eye Care, Pediatric Eye Care - Children with Special Needs, Pediatric Eye Care - Infant, Pediatric Eye Care - Learning Disabilities, Pediatric Eye Care - Myopia Management, Primary Care, Primary Eye Care, Retina, Vision Therapy

Bio

Dr. Tamara Petrosyan is an associate clinical professor at SUNY College of Optometry in the Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Pediatrics, and Vision Therapy departments. Dr. Petrosyan lectures internationally and has published articles and book chapters on various topics. Dr. Petrosyan helped implement free pediatric exams for over 30,000 children through the Armenian Eyecare Project, developed over a dozen vision therapy workbooks, and helped start and previously worked with Anteo Health where she developed all of the vision therapy content. She is helping develop the first Armenian Optometric Association. She is the InfantSEE liaison for New Jersey, head of the clinical care committees for pediatrics and vision therapy, and previously on the board of directors for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). Among others, Dr. Petrosyan has been awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year and Optometrist of the Year from NJSOP and the Young Optometrist of the Year award from the AOA.

Specialities

  • Advanced Care
  • Affiliated Sites
  • Anterior Segment Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea / Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Exams
  • Dry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Head Trauma
  • Low Vision
  • Myopia Management
  • Ocular Disease
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Children with Special Needs
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Infant
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Learning Disabilities
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Myopia Management
  • Primary Care
  • Primary Eye Care
  • Retina
  • Vision Therapy

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 2009

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Array - Northport VA Medical Center, 2010

Awards/Honors

  • Merit Award, 2021
  • SUNY Optometry Merit Award, 2021
  • SUNY Optometry Merit Award, 2020
  • Dr. Paul Berman Distinguished Service Award, 2019
  • David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE Award, 2019
  • Optometrist of the Year, 2019
  • Optometrist of the Year, 2019
  • Optometrist of the Year, 2019
  • Merit Award, 2018
  • President's Recognition Award, 2018
  • Merit Award, 2017
  • Merit Award, 2016
  • Optometric Journalist Award, 2015
  • Young Optometrist of the Year, 2015
  • Young Optometrist of the Year, 2014
  • Chairperson of the Year, 2013
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, 2009
  • William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2009
  • President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2006

Professional Experience

  • Associate Clinical Professor, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York, 2017 - Present
  • Associate Clinical Professor , SUNY College of Optometry, 2017 - Present
  • Optometrist, Community Healthcare Network, 2019 - 2021
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2011 - 2017

Publications

  • Dos and Don'ts of Binocular Vision Testing. Review of Optometry 2021;158(1):44-49., 2021
  • Pediatric Vision Development and the Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams.” American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center. Nov 2020. , 2020
  • Multitasking a perceptual activity. Vision Dev & Rehab 2020;6(4):284-94., 2020
  • Perceived importance of and equipment used for home vision therapy activities. Vision Dev & Rehab 2020;6(2):166-9., 2020
  • Appropriate Testing by Age for Pediatric Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examinations, Eye on New Jersey Winter 2020 10-11 10-11, 2020
  • Helping Patients Succeed During Digital Screen Overload, Eye on New Jersey Winter 2020 12-14 12-14, 2020
  • Chalazia, Clinical Cases in Eye Care 2019
  • Ocular Effects of Hypertension , Clinical Cases in Eye Care 2019
  • Pupil Testing in the Optometric Practice. American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center. April 2019. , 2019
  • What is Visual Motion Hypersensitivity.” Vision Dev & Rehab 2019; 5(1): 8-13. http://pubs.covd.org/VDR/issue5-1/index.html. , 2019
  • New Jersey InfantSEE Update, Eye on New Jersey Spring 2019 12-13 12-13, 2019
  • Pupil Testing in the Optometric Practice, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center April 2019 (https://www.aoa.org/documents/paras/PUPIL-TESTING-April-2019.pdf): 2019
  • What is Visual Motion Hypersensitivity, Vision Development and Rehabilitation 5 (1): 8-13 8-13, 2019
  • New Lens Technologies for the Technology Filled World, Eye on New Jersey Fall 2018: 15 15 15, 2018
  • Should You Have Your Infant’s Eyes Checked?, Eyecare.org 2018
  • The Ultimate List of Toys to Help Visual Development, Eyecare.org 2018
  • Vision, Reading, and Academic Performance, Eyecare.org 2018
  • Visual Dysfunction in Patients with Autism, Eyecare.org 2018
  • Visual Information Processing, Eye on New Jersey Fall 2018 23-26 23-26, 2018
  • Cosmetics and the Eye: How Your Beauty Products Could Be Harming Your Eyes, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center 2018
  • New Release of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, Current Advances in Ophthalmology 5-6 5-6, 2017
  • EnChroma, Color for the Colorblind, Eye on New Jersey Spring 2017 14-15 14-15, 2017
  • “Introducing Vision Therapy into your Practice and How To Bill for It, Eye on New Jersey Summer 2017 13-18 13-18, 2017
  • Ocular and Visual Adverse Reactions of Common Systemic Medications, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center 2017
  • Identifying patients who need vision rehabilitation and therapy, Women in Optometry 2016
  • Your Baby's Developing Vision and the InfantSEE Program, NJSOP Members Showcase 2016
  • Characteristics and management of vertical deviations in an urban academic clinic: A retrospective analysis, Vision Development and Rehabilitation 2 (2): 123-131 123-131, 2016
  • Impact of makeup on the ocular surface and dry eye disease, Eye on New Jersey Spring 2016 12-13 12-13, 2016
  • Updates in Spectacle Prescribing for the Pediatric Population, Eye on New Jersey Fall 2016 14-16 14-16, 2016
  • How Important is Vision in Learning to Read, PreK Pages 2016
  • Let Them Play! Toys That Also Improve Vision, OLC Spirit 2016
  • Pink Eye 101, OLC Spirit 2016
  • Tips for Applying Eye Makeup Safely, SUNY Health Insights 2016
  • What To Do When Your Kids Need Glasses, New Jersey Family 2016
  • Characteristics and management of vertical deviations in an urban academic clinic: A retrospective analysis., Vision Development & Rehabilitation 2 (2): 123-131 123-131, 2016
  • Amblyopia: The Pathophysiology Behind It and Its Treatment, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center 2016
  • Optometric Special Testing , (4): 2015
  • Adverse Drug Reactions of Oral Medications, Eye on New Jersey Winter 2016 15 15, 2015
  • Shaw Lens can help patients with Aniseikonia, Eye on New Jersey Winter 2015 2015
  • Vision as an Essential Health Benefit – A Review for Nurses and Educators, Eyecare.org 2014
  • Focusing, eye teaming, and eye tracking dysfunctions, Eyecare.org 2013
  • Identifying Patients in Your Office Who Need Vision Rehabilitation and Therapy, Eye on New Jersey Winter 2013 5-7 5-7, 2013
  • Pregnancy and the Eye, The Heartbeat of Refuah December 2013 29-30 29-30, 2013
  • Brown-McLean syndrome, Optometry 82 (8): 485-488 485-488, 2011

Presentations

  • Characteristics and management of vertical oculomotor deviations: A retrospective analysis, 2012
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