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Dr. Shri Yelgar, OD


Professional statement

Dr. Shri Yelgar is a New York State licensed optometrist who has robust clinical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and many other conditions. He is also skilled in comprehensive and contact lens related care. Dr. Yelgar earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from The University of California, Davis and went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry at The State University of New York College of Optometry in midtown Manhattan. During his clinical training, Dr. Yelgar rotated through Port Hueneme Naval Base in California, West Haven VA in Connecticut, and Weiss Eyes, a private practice in Virginia. Dr. Yelgar is a humanitarian at heart. As a student, he volunteered extensively with Remote Area Medical, providing care to the underprivileged in rural Appalachia. Following graduation, Dr. Yelgar spent three months volunteering at Aravind Eye Hospital in India where he taught classes to doctors and nurses, learned firsthand about management of advanced disease, established clinics, and helped the hospital to win an international award.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna


  • Optometrist

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Education and training

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

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

157 W 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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