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Under the leadership of Dr. Nat Wernick, FCOVD and Dr. Sarah Pinkhasov

If you’re looking for a clinic in Manhattan where all of your vision needs can be cared for in one place, no need to look any further. At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, we provide many services, including routine and medical eye care, vision therapy, neuro optometric rehabilitation and sports vision. Our optometrists, Dr. Sarah Pinkhasov and Dr. Nathaniel Wernick, and every member of our team are devoted to providing top quality care to ensure that your eyes are properly looked after. Our cutting edge technology allows us to stay up to date with the best methods for providing you with the highest quality eye care. Our team would be honored to join your journey in achieving the best vision possible!

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Investing in our Patients With Advanced Technology

As part of our commitment to provide the best eye care to our patients, we are constantly enhancing our innovation edge by investing in cutting edge technology and offering only the best for our patients. At [mbv name="practice-name"] we have an advanced retinal camera to produce a high definition image of the inside of the eye. With retinal imaging we can better prevent and diagnose disease in a simple, quick and patient-friendly method. It is critical to evaluate the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations. Our office also has advanced technology for dry eye, visual fields and functional vision. Child Pages- As we have them added- for all OCT, for Manhattan also RetEval ERG

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We Can Help You With Your Eye Care Needs

Eye Exams

Your vision is our priority.
Comprehensive eye exams are essential at all stages of life, in order to give your eyes the care that they need.
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Eye Exams

Functional Eye Exams

Vision involves so much more than what meets the eye. Learn more about functional vision exams and how to ensure that your entire visual system is being cared for.
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Functional Eye Exams

Contact Lens Exams

If you want to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a proper eye exam in order to ensure a comfortable, successful and safe contact lens experience. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to fit you with the best contact lenses for you.
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Contact Lens Exams

Eye Emergencies

Are you dealing with an eye emergency? It is so important to know what you should and should not do in this situation.
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Eye Emergencies

Dry Eye

The symptoms of dry eye can be very irritating and uncomfortable, but there is no need to suffer because we can help you. Learn more about the treatment options available to you.
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Dry Eye

Myopia Management

Does your prescription to correct your nearsightedness seem to keep getting higher? There are a variety of very effective ways to slow down the progression of your myopia.
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Myopia Management

Medical Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can help you in more ways than providing clear vision. They can also be used for various conditions to contribute to effective and non-invasive treatment.
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Medical Specialty Contact Lenses

School Screenings

School screenings are a small step in the process of caring for your vision, as approximately 75% of vision issues are missed in a standard school vision screening. Consequently, it’s essential to also take your children to your optometrist for a full comprehensive eye exam.
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School Screenings

Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing eye allergies, we can help you relieve the discomfort. Learn more about eye allergies, prevention and various treatment options.
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Eye Allergies

Low Vision

Are your visual limitations preventing you from accomplishing daily tasks and enjoying your day to day life? There is an entire field called low vision which is devoted to finding customized solutions that will enable you to achieve what you set out to do, despite your vision diagnosis.
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Low Vision

Providing Advanced Care With The Latest Technology For Ocular Disease

Cataract

Don’t let cataract prevent you from enjoying clear vision! Learn more about cataract and the effective and safe treatment available to regain your vision and independence.
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Cataract

Cataract and Low Vision

Don’t let cataract prevent you from enjoying clear vision! Low Vision care can help you regain your vision and independence, despite having cataracts.
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Cataract and Low Vision

Diabetes

If you want to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a proper eye exam in order to ensure a comfortable, successful and safe contact lens experience. Our optometrist will evaluate your eyes to fit you with the best contact lenses for you.
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Diabetes

Diabetes and Low Vision

If you have diabetic retinopathy and it is preventing you from achieving daily tasks, we are here to help you. Low Vision care uses the vision that you do have in order to help you accomplish visual tasks, despite your diabetic retinopathy diagnosis.
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Diabetes and Low Vision

Glaucoma

Around 50% of people who have glaucoma are not aware that they have it and therefore it’s so important to go for routine checks. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally and it affects approximately 3 million Americans annually.
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma and Low Vision

Living with glaucoma can make visual tasks and activities challenging, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. We are here to provide low vision care to find solutions customized to your visual needs which will enable you to reclaim your independence.
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Glaucoma and Low Vision

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is extremely prevalent worldwide. Early detection is essential for maintaining functional vision.
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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

If you have macular degeneration and are struggling in your daily life due to your visual impairment, we are here to help you. Low Vision is a field dedicated to finding customized solutions to help you maximize your remaining vision to achieve visual tasks, despite your macular degeneration diagnosis.
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Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

Vision Care Beyond 20/20

Vision Therapy

There are many visual symptoms and challenges which you or your child may be experiencing that we can help treat in an effective and non-invasive way using vision therapy. Vision involves so much more than seeing 20/20. We each have a complex visual system in which both of our eyes must work as a team with each other and with our brain in order to see in an optimal way and if anything in the system is not working properly or in sync it can cause disturbances in our visual experience. You can take the Vision Symptom Assessment if you want to learn more if vision therapy can help you.
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Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation

Have you or a loved one suffered from a traumatic brain injury that is affecting the visual system? Do you have a neurological condition that has impacted your vision? We can help you regain your visual capabilities. Thanks to neuroplasticity, an amazing feature that our brain has in which neurons can be trained to communicate properly, our visual system which also includes the brain can be trained to work effectively despite a neurological challenge. Please allow us to be part of your neuro optometric rehabilitation journey to enable you to maximize your visual abilities.
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Sports Vision Training

Are you an athlete who wants to succeed and stand out amongst the competition? As an athlete, all of your senses must be sharp and working optimally, and this applies to your vision no less than any other skill set. Sports vision is a field that is dedicated to ensuring that your visual system is functioning at the highest level which can translate to so many different skills in your sport, such as hand-eye coordination, depth perception, balance, and visual reaction time, just to name a few. We would be honored to be part of your athletic endeavors and achievements.
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Workers Compensation and Litigation

We help personal injury lawyers and nurse case managers get the best care for their clients after traumatic brain injuries.

According to the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association, 90% of traumatic brain injury cases lead to visual dysfunction.[mbv name="primary-doctor-name"], provides the most comprehensive evaluation and documentation to ensure that the full scope of injuries are identified, treated, and compensated for.

As a leading neuro optometric rehabilitation provider in [mbv name="practice-state-full"], [mbv name="primary-doctor-name"] has the experience to have your case move forward by liaising with the attorney or nurse case manager and generating the reports to connect visual permanent disability with the injury . You can fill out the TBI Symptom Assessment to have a better sense if your client might have post TBI visual dysfunction.
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Dr. McBryar

Dr. Heather McBryar leads the sports vision program at Amplify EyeCare Chattanooga, providing sport specific neuro-visual training to dancers from beginners to elite. As part of the Sports Vision program, a sports vision doctor can prescribe a wide variety of training and activities that help boost every dancer’s performance.

Dr. Heather McBryar is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), a candidate for Fellowship in the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO). She has lectured extensively on the topics of neuro-optometric rehabilitation and low vision.

Advanced, Specialized Eye Care for Children and Adults Personalized for Your Individual Needs

At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, we take pride in improving lives and changing futures with expertise, care, and advanced medical eye care
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Advanced, Specialized Eye Care for Children and Adults Personalized for Your Individual Needs

At Amplify EyeCare Manhattan, we take pride in improving lives and changing futures with expertise, care, and advanced medical eye care
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Low Vision

As we age, the likelihood of vision deterioration due to eye diseases increases. These typically age-related vision issues include diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will provide treatment to prevent your condition from deteriorating further, while a low vision optometrist will help you maximize your remaining vision.While standard vision correction, such as glasses or contact lenses, can help in the earlier stages, there comes a point where they are no longer effective. However, Dr. McBryar’s low vision treatment services provide several options that can help. Through the use of special vision aids, we train patients to use their remaining eyesight so they can function independently and enjoy a high quality of life.
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Symptom Checklist

Blurred vision
Double vision
Dry or Watery Eyes
Red Eye
Difficulty Reading
Vertigo and Balance Issues

Blurred vision occurs when there is a lack of clarity in what you see. Objects do not appear to be sharp and it can be difficult to figure out what you’re seeing or reading. Very often this is caused due to a refractive error, which either means that you need glasses or contact lenses, but you haven’t been fit for them yet, or it could be a result of wearing an optical correction that is not suitable for you. There are other possibilities of conditions that can cause blurry vision, such as:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Side effect of medication
  • Macular edema
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Keratoconus
  • Retinal detachment
  • Migraine
  • Papilledema

If you have blurry vision, you may in fact be seeing double. You can take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment to have a better sense if you might have double vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision, please contact us today, we’ll be happy to help you achieve and enjoy clear vision.

Our visual system is a complex one, which involves our eyes, the brain and many different stations along the way including the cornea, eye muscles, and the nerves that transfer the visual information to your brain. If there is an issue at any point along the way, it can result in double vision. Some causes of double vision include, but are not limited to:

  • Convergence or divergence insufficiency
  • Corneal infection
  • Corneal scar
  • Refractive surgery
  • Cataract
  • Cranial nerve palsies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Grave’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Headaches/ migraine
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumor 

If you are unsure if you are experiencing double vision, we advise you to take the Double Vision Symptom Assessment which can help you zone in on the issue. Please contact our office today so we can help correct your double vision.

Our eyes have a drainage system which allows for an efficient and comfortable supply and flow of tears. There are times when our eyes feel very dry or too watery and there could be a variety of reasons for that, such as:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Hormonal changes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Something preventing the eyelid from closing properly, such as Bell’s palsy
  • Sjorgen’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Conjunctivitis/eye infection 
  • Dry eye disease
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Foreign body in your eye
  • Corneal scratch
  • Eyelid problem such as entropion or ectropion
  • Issue with the eyelashes such as trichiasis
  • Stye in the eye
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction

To learn more about dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment. If you are experiencing dry or watery eyes, there is no reason to leave it untreated. Our staff is well experienced with providing treatment and solutions to relieve these symptoms.

Do you have what people refer to as bloodshot eyes? If your eyes are red, with what appears to be unusual blood vessels there could be a variety of reasons why. If you are experiencing discomfort and irritation in your eyes which leads you to excessively rub your eyes, it can cause redness. Other causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Contact lenses that have been overused
  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Stye in the eye
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage 
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Scleritis 

Due to the possibility that you may be experiencing redness of your eyes because of dry eyes, you can take the Dry Eyes Symptom Assessment to find out more about it. If your eyes are red, it is advisable to have your eyes checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

If you or a loved one are having difficulty reading, it could be attributed to a learning disability or a variety of other reasons, but one cause that must not be overlooked is that it could be due to an issue that is related to your vision. The good news is that if you are having difficulty reading and the cause is related to a visual problem, there are very effective and non-invasive ways to treat these issues so that reading can become an enjoyable activity. There are many different visual challenges that could lead to difficulty with reading, including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Accommodative dysfunction
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Oculomotor dysfunction
  • Visual processing disorder
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

If you are struggling with reading, it is recommended to seek professional help from an optometrist who can assess if the challenge is due to a vision issue which can effectively be corrected. You can take the Vision Symptoms Assessment and the Double Vision Symptoms Assessment to get a better sense if you might have an underlying issue related to your vision. We would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

Someone suffering from vertigo or balance issues would be likely to check a vast range of potential causes for these symptoms, but may overlook the possibility that there is a vision issue at the root of all of this. Any type of problem involving the visual pathway between the eyes and the brain can cause dizziness which can lead to vertigo. Additionally, the visual system helps synchronize the various systems involved with balance. If someone is not seeing well, it can cause them to fall and have problems with balancing. Some specific visual issues that can lead to vertigo and/ or balance issues, include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect prescription for glasses or contact lenses
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain 
  • Visual field loss
  • Post-concussion vision syndrome

You can use the Double Vision Symptom Assessment  to see if you might have double vision which could be one of the potential causes for the balance issues or vertigo. If you have vertigo or balance issues, it’s very important to get to the root problem and make sure you have the proper professional help. It is possible that there are vision problems that are causing these symptoms and in order to check, it is essential to be checked by an optometrist. We are here to help you.

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