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Qualifications and Experience
Yael Gatenio is a dedicated and diligent optometrist practicing in the community of Massapequa, NY. Dr. Gatenio attended the State University of New York, where she received her optometric degree. She holds her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. Dr. Gatenio practices at Sterling Optical of Massapequa, where she sees patients for a variety of reasons including contact lenses, corneal problems, cataracts, and general eye consultations. She holds professional memberships in the New York State Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Nassau County Optometric Society. She welcomes patients who speak English, Spanish, and Hebrew to her practice. Outside of practicing optometry, Dr. Gatenio enjoys cooking, reading, sewing, and jogging, and is also a published author of a children’s book. Dr. Gatenio is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients. She is committed to giving the best care and establishing long-lasting relationships with them.
Verified Patient Reviews
The doctor explained everything to me. I had a great experience.
She was very professional, courteous. I was comfortable and the visit was great.
She is an awesome doctor!
Very fast, and excellent staff! Helped me with everything thing and i was in and out! Will be back again!
Very nice doctor, patient, & easy to talk to.
I spent more time filling out 2 forms (which only took 5 minutes) then I did actually waiting to go into the exam room. I was a bit apprehensive when I arrived as it didn't specify that this location was within a shopping mall but, I was pleasantly surprised with my overall visit. Dr. Gatenia was very informative and friendly. She actually provided a diagnosis to me for something I have suffered from since my childhood. Not one eye doctor has ever actually provided any information regarding my condition, a condition I didn't even know existed. Other doctors would just prescribe me eyeglasses once every year or 2 and that was it. In closing, I highly recommend Dr. Gatenia and I look forward to seeing her next year for my annual exam. Don't be dissuaded by the location, I can't tell you how surprised and satisfied I am with my visit.
Yael was very informative and professional. The office was clean, and she was very engaging. Also, the selection of glasses covered by my insurance was pretty good. Overall, I would recommend her to anyone seeking an optometrist.
The doctor and staff were all great!! Highly recommended
Dr. Gatenio was absolutely wonderful. She was very easy to converse with, attentive, explains things easily and fully, while also being very professional. Dr. G. Is an All Star!!! Highly recommend!!!
Very nice, professional, and friendly, and she addressed all my issues efficiently..The staff was amazing.I would refer her to anyone I know.
Loved her she good at what she do she made mi feel comfortable
She is wonderful !
She was very knowledgeable
It was great and everything went so quickly. Dr and her assistants were friendly. It was very welcoming. I would go back there again.
Very professional, and very nice.
That staff was so helpful aswell highly recommend them 100%
She was so nice and very informative. She explained to me what was going on with my eyes and what I needed to help improve it. I would definitely recommend her to others!!
i had made the appointment with Dr Gatenio and when i got there i saw another doctor. The people at the desk had to finish what they were doing before I was helped. Which was a few minutes. Wait time was not bad other wise.
This was really the perfect visit- highly recommend Dr Gatenio! Efficient & professional.
She was very helpful and explained everything and made me feel more comfortable about getting glasses for the 1st time.????
the girl who helped me did a great job and took her time with me when it came to choosing some frames and at the end added on some great offers for the glasses
Very quick and pleasant. Answered all of my questions and ordered new pair of glasses in less than 20 mins. Very convenient.
She is truly great. So friendly and welcoming! Her staff is awesome too, very helpful when it comes to picking out glasses! Love them!
Very Professional, thorough, kind
She's the nicest doctor ever, even the front desk employees were amazing.??????????
I really enjoyed Dr. Gatenio. I had to tell the sales person that I was not interested in the designer frames because he automatically went there first. I am not use to paying so much for glasses so I may have to do more research next time.
excellent, pleasant and very thorough.
Even with 2 people before me, I only had to wait 5 minutes total! My exams were fast and thorough. Dr. Gatenio is smart, efficient and really nice. Thank you!
Wonderful and helpful staff. The doctor was professional and courteous. Will visit again.
Dr. Gatenio was so friendly and knowledgeable. The visit was quick. The receptionist was so nice and helpful. All in all a great experience at the eye doctor!
Was a very good visit, she was a very good eye doctor.