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Dr. Karen Perekalsky, OD

Optometrist

Greenvale, NY

About Dr. Karen Perekalsky

Dr. Karen Perekalsky is a licensed optometrist who provides comprehensive family vision and eye care services. She has extensive training and experience in the treatment and management of ocular disease, as well as routine and complex contact lens fittings. Dr. Perekalsky received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Russian literature from Brandeis University in 1999 and her Doctorate of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Perekalsky completed a one year fellowship in cornea disease and contact lens management in New York City. Her advanced training in complicated contact lens fittings allows her to treat patients with Keratoconus, irregular corneas, corneal transplants, corneal scarring and other ocular conditions. She also performs both soft and rigid gas permeable contact lens fittings for presbyopia (multifocal/monovision), astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia prescriptions. Dr. Perekalsky became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2009. She was a director on the board of the SUNY College of Optometry Alumni Association and an adjunct clinical professor at SUNY Optometry school from 2012-2014.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
  • Brandeis University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • New York Academy of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • Director of Optometric Services, OPTYX
  • Director, Alumni Association Board, State University of New York
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry
  • Establishing an Optimal Replacement Cycle for Acuvue Oasys Lenses in Dry Eye Patients, 10/2008
  • Therapeutic Orange Contact Lenses in Achromatopsia, 12/2006

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1770696916

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
It was my first visit with Dr. Perekalsky. She was very thorough and she took the time to explain everything indetail. I felt comfortable and left feeling like I got the resolution to the reason for my visit. She was very friendly and nice. I will be going back for another check up.
It was my first visit with Dr. Perekalsky. She was very thorough and she took the time to explain everything in detail. I felt comfortable and left feeling like I gotthe resolution to the reason for my visit. She was very friendly and nice. I will be going back for another check up.
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Great visit, entire staff friendly and welcoming. Dr. Karen was kind, friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure.
Great visit, entire staff friendly and welcoming. Dr. Karen was kind, friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure.
Billy C. · October 15, 2017

Dr. Karen Perekalsky's office location

Optyx

190 Wheatley Plaza

Greenvale, NY 11548

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It was my first visit with Dr. Perekalsky. She was very thorough and she took the time to explain everything in detail. I felt comfortable and left feeling like I got the resolution to the reason for my visit. She was very friendly and nice. I will be going back for another check up.

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Dr. Perekalsky is terrific! Very knowledgeable and very friendly.

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Great visit, entire staff friendly and welcoming. Dr. Karen was kind, friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure.

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Dr. Karen was kind and attentive. She was only replacing another doctor at that location, otherwise I would have loved to keep seeing her! The office was a little messy - took me one week to be able to order my contact lenses.

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Dr. Perekalsky very helpful and straightforward, with a great bedside manner. Note that if you are a new patient you must fill out the patient form on Optyx.com -- I hadn't done this before I arrived so it slowed things down a little.

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She was very thorough, which I appreciated!

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This was my daughter's first appointment with Dr. Perekalsky and she was great with her. The exam was very thorough and my daughter felt comfortable expressing where she was having difficulty. Dr. Perekalsy was very professional and helpful. Would definitely visit again.

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She was very good and explained what she's doing and why she got those results

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Dr. Perekalsky was extremely friendly and kind. I tend to get dizzy from the anesthesia eye drops and she was totally patient with me, taking her time and making sure I felt comfortable during the whole appointment. She definitely knows what she's doing, and I would highly recommend.

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The doctor was a consumate professional and just may have saved my eyesight!

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Dr Perekalsky was thorough and informative.

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I had a great experience with Dr. Perekalsky. She was extremely engaged and informative and worked with me on a few tests that usually make me uncomfortable. I would highly recommend her.

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Fast, thorough and very informative exam. Terrific staff and service overall!

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Great doctor, very bright and friendly. Diagnosed an eye issue that no optometrist or ophthalmologist I had seen previously had discovered.

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I have never waited more than a few minutes. She is thorough and friendly.

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Dr. P is great! She is very thorough in her eye exam and explains her diagnosis and treatment options clearly.

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I have been Dr Perenkalsky´s patient for a few years. She is fantastic! I struggled with allergies to contact lenses for a few years and we finally got it right last year! She knew this new brand would work and it did!

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Dr. Karen Perekalsky is very thorough & caring. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. P was very friendly and had excellent bedside manner. I'm not good with my eyes and hadn't had my eyes checked in a while. Her exam was very thorough, not rushed and she truly took the time to explain everything to me. She even put a reminder in her calendar to follow-up with me in a few weeks. Very professional and would recommend.

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It's always a pleasant visit with Dr. Perekalsky.

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Great appointment as always. I have been coming coming to Dr. Perekalsky for 5 years now. Always a pleasure and she is very helpful and good at her job!

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She was great. Very friendly and quick.

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Wonderful and caring. The staff was welcoming and very helpful

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Clear, informed, fast but not hasty, and friendly!

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I've been going to see Dr. Perekalsky for over 4 years and she is very professional, smart, and kind. She is my favorite doctor in all of New York City!

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Dr. Perekalsky is the best eye doctor I've ever seen! Excellent medical skills, knowledgeable, up-to-date, and a good listener. I've been going to her for years for both glasses and contacts and highly recommend her.

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Was promptly attended to. Dr. Perekalsy was extremely friendly and the eye exam was thorough but quick.

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The only doctor I look forward to seeing! Also, she solved my contact issues, which my ophthalmologist could not.

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The doctor is so great! Really caring and helpful. One of the best doctors I've gone to in NYC.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Perekalsky is a master contact lens specialist, was very patient, and answered all of my questions. She fitted me with new lens technology and really knew what she was doing.

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Very knowledgeable about vision care, and paid a great amount of attention when doing my eye exam, so much so that she caught in error in my past prescription. I highly recommend her for your vision needs!

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Dr. Perekalsky was extremely knowledgeable in contact lens and eye care. I had been unhappy with my prescription from another doctor and the fit of my contact lenses. She was able to identify that my eyes were being over-corrected and adjusted my prescription. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Perekalsky to anyone seeking eye care. She didn't rush the appointment and took the time to ensure that my prescription was correct.

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She's awesome! She's thorough and always has the best interest in mind for the health of my eyes.

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Dr. Perekalsky is incredibly knowledgable and thorough when taking care of clients. She does not rush the appointment and explains everything. Highly recommend her!

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Dr. Perekalsky and her staff were all incredibly kind, professional, efficient, helpful, and made you feel welcome and comfortable while there. Dr. Perekalsky explained everything as we went through the exam and helped educate me about my vision issues. I would highly recommend her for all those considering vision care!

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I loved how friendly Dr. Perekalsky and her staff were. I felt very welcome and they made my visit a breeze. I will definitely be back!

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I couldn't have been more impressed by Dr. Perekalsky. She is very intelligent and thorough and has excellent bedside manner. She was incredibly accommodating as I was late to my appointment and she still gave me plenty of time for a comprehensive exam. Highly recommend!

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Dr Perekalsky is awesome. The eye exam was efficient. She explained things very clearly. My eyes are sensitive to light. I usually dread going to the eye doctor, because when the optometrist looks in my eye with a light, I feel I am being tortured. Dr Perekalsky is so adept at what she does, the discomfort during the eye exam was minimal. I am recommending her to all my friends.

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Dr Perekalsky was awesome, great to work with, had great information and opinions to share with me. Glad I found her!

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I really enjoy Dr. Karen. She was thorough and explained everything so that I knew exactly what she was prescribing and why. One thing: I checked with Zoc Doc to make sure that I found a Dr. that accepted my insurance, because I am covered for an annual exam. While Dr. Karen's Optyx office accepted it, they were technically out of network, so I had to pay a co-pay. I think that when the office calls to confirm your appointment and sees that they should alert you as when I left they informed me that another location would have been 100%covered. Other than that, very happy.

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Shot wait time. All questions were answered.

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Love her! So friendly and personable and a great doctor. My husband and I both see Dr. Karen and couldn't be happier with her as our eye doctor!

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Very professional and timely. Explained what she was doing and why. Would definitely recommend.

More than 1 year ago
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She was really great. Everyone was friendly and knowledgable. Dr Perekalsky answered all of my questions and in depth (even if I asked multiple times!).

More than 1 year ago
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Great! Went to the office right after my eye exam with Dr. Perekalsky today, and recommended her to my colleague (who just set up an appt with her for next week).

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She's really great!!

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Dr. Perekalsky was awesome, really friendly and answered questions readily. She was really thorough and clearly wants to make sure you're getting the best care possible.

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Dr. Perekalsky is the best eye doctor I've seen. Very thorough exam, knowledgeable about every aspect of eye care, excellent with refraction and fitting contacts. So glad I found her several years ago.

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Love her. Professional, knowledgeable and considerate.

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