Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision. Most eye doctors understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses and how to prescribe to "correct" for refractive errors (near and far-sightedness and astigmatism).
Dr. Sapossnek offers many tests and treatments that go beyond basic eye health and vision care to help your understanding of your particular vision condition, prescribe treatments as well as any preventive measures for optimal sight and visual functioning.
Dr. Robin Sapossnek grew up in Queens, NY. Having good eyes throughout her school years, Dr. Sapossnek developed an interest in optometry as a Biology major in Queens College, on the pre-med track.
" I was always good at science and math, and even loved physics and organic chemistry in college! I learned about Optometry from a family friend who thought the world of their optometist, Dr. Yvonne Babenau, who became my role model."
Dr. Sapossnek graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY), State College of Optometry in 1981 and received her Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.).
" My education certainly did not end once I graduated from SUNY. I attend at least 50 hours a year of continuing education credits annually, although the state requirement is half of that. I love learning and sharing with my patients. I've come to understand vision as a whole process involving not just the eyes but the whole body and brain which depends on normal development and health."
"I am most proud of attaining the status of Fellow of the College of Optometry in Visual Development in 1996. The process of fellowship deepened my understanding of visual development and binocular vision."
"Helping people improve their vision through standard and holistic methods has been extremely rewarding and humbling to me. I learn from my patients everyday to be a better doctor and a better person. I believe it is important to really communicate with the goal of understand my patients in order to help them best."
Dr. Sapossnek practices what she preaches about living a healthy lifestyle which includes healthy eating and conciously balancing her life. Strength and flexibility exercises keep her in shape for her passion, Ballroom dancing!