Dr. Darren Wallis, OD
MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED. VISION PLAN VSP AT THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONLY ABOUT DR.WALLIS Dr. Darren Wallis received a doctor of optometry from SUNY, State College of Optometry in 1998. While studying at SUNY he received a research grant funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and performed several studies on myopia and its progression. The results of his research were presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and were published in several journals, including Ophthalmology and Vision Science. While at SUNY, he also participated in research in the area of Contact Lenses, and upon graduation he was the recipient of the Alcon Excellence Award in Contact Lenses. In November of 2011, Dr. Wallis was recognized by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for the extensive work he has done for the FDNY. He was sworn in by the Commissioner of the FDNY, at a special ceremony held in New York City, where he was given the distinctive ranking of Honorary Chief Medical Officer of the FDNY. Dr. Wallis is an accomplished Jazz Guitarist and he performs regularly in both jazz clubs and in jazz festivals throughout New York City. He is also an avid tennis fanatic and a USTA ranked 4.5 tennis player. ABOUT THE OFFICE Associate Ophthalmologist has been serving the Wall Street community for over 45 years. Our offices, located at 150 Broadway and 305 East 40th Street are available for all of your eye care needs. The doctors and staff of Associate Ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care. We provide state of the art eye care and specialize in refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASAK , refractive lens exchanges, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and cataracts. We offer complete contact lens services that include hard, soft, daily and disposable lenses. Cosmetic, bifocal, multifocal and specialty lenses are also available. We welcome and accommodate new patients to our practice. Same day appointments available for emergencies. OPTICAL DISPENSARY (150 BROADWAY LOCATION ONLY) For your convenience our onsite optical dispensary is staffed by a licensed optician. A complete line of fashion eye wear, sunglasses, sport goggles and low vision aids are offered in a varied price range. Local home and office fitting is available by special appointment. Many optical plans are accepted.
Education and training
- State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
- State University of New York, Albany (Bachelor’s)
Awards and publications
- Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D., Myopes Show Increased Susceptibility to Nearwork Aftereffects. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 1998; 39: 1797-1803
- Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D., Colburn, C. Effect of Stimulus Duration and Dioptric Demand on Transient Myopia. Submitted for publication to Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 1998.
- Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D. Accommodative Aftereffects and Refractive State. Presented at ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., 1997.
305 East 40th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10016
150 Broadway, Suite1401
New York, NY 10038