Welcome to the optometric offices of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you and your family with the finest vision care in a comfortable, state of the art setting. We specialize in hard-to-fit contact lens patients and employ over 300 types of contact lenses on a regular basis. In addition, we were one of the original innovators of Laser Vision Correction in the New York metropolitan area.
Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates can be found at 30 East 60th Street
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Dr. Barry Farkas has been a principle and managing partner in the Practice for over 40 years. He has recently retired from clinical practice. Dr. Farkas was instrumental in the development of many contact lens technologies and he served as a Trustee of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, his alma mater. A Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of its Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology Section, Dr. Farkas remains a valued consultant to our Practice.
Dr. Jordan Kassalow
Dr. Jordan Kassalow is a partner at Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick and joined the practice in 1988. Since this time, he has been a consultant for many major contact lens companies including Ciba Vision, Cooper Vision and Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson).
Dr. Kassalow is the Chairman of VisionSpring (formerly Scojo Foundation), providing leadership and expertise to its global operations. He is a co-founder of both Scojo Foundation and Scojo New York, and is also the founder of the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he served as an Adjunct Senior Fellow from 1999-2004. Prior to his position at the Council, he served as Director of the Onchocerciasis Division at Helen Keller International. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse International and on the Medical Advisory Board of Helen Keller International. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Social Innovator of the Year award from BYU’s Marriott School of Management, The Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship, and a Draper Richards Foundation Fellowship, Dr. Kassalow received his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and his Masters in Public Health and Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Susan Resnick
Dr. Susan Resnick received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry in 1983. A Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Resnick authors, lectures and consults in the areas of specialty contact lenses and emerging vision and eyecare technologies. She serves as an advisor to industry and as a practiceal investigator in the contact lens and pharmaceutical fields. In addition to her contact lens specialty, Dr. Resnick maintains a strong interest and participation in primary optometric care including binocular vision assessment and pediatric examinations. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and the Nassau County Optometric Society.
Dr. Kevin Rosin
Dr. Kevin Rosin received a bachelor’s degree in Optometry from the Rand Academic University in South Africa in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Rosin went into private practice. He also held a supervisory role at Rand Academic Optometry School, maintaining his academic interests. In private practice Dr. Rosin specialized in contact lens fittings, pediatric optometry, low vision, and primary care optometry. Following his six years of private practice, Dr. Rosin ventured to the United States to obtain his Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry. By keeping at the forefront of his field, Dr. Rosin has received numerous international certifications for further advancing his optometric skills and knowledge.
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Dr. Caryn Nearnberg
Dr. Caryn Nearnberg received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in 2015, where she was awarded a National Institute of Health Grant. Her professional philanthropic activities have included a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, providing free eye care. Dr. Nearnberg is an active member of the American Optometric Association as well as the New York State Optometric Association. Dr. Nearnberg’s training and clinical focus encompass contact lenses, primary care, ocular disease and pediatrics.
Dr. Regina Zyszkowski
Dr. Regina Zyszkowski received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry in 1991. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New York State Optometric Association, and an active participant in the Nassau County Optometric Society. She is highly skilled in contact lens fitting and in primary care optometry, with an emphasis on ocular disease management. Dr. Regina has been a proponent of refractive surgery since 1998 and has extensive experience in laser pre-operative consultations and post-operative care.
Cary Hirschfield received his associate degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from New York City College of Technology in 1989. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry, and also a member of the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners. He specializes in custom made contact lenses including fitting for TV commercials, movies, and theater. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in Prosthetic lenses, Color Vision Corrective lenses, and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lenses. He has worked with numerous patients requiring specialized spectacle lenses including prisms, multifocals, and for color deficiency.
Products And Services
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial.
Laser Vision Correction
Laser vision techniques and instrumentation continue to evolve and through our close affiliation with TLC Laser Eye Centers we know that nobody does it better!
Management of Ocular Diseases
Including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts.
We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
Orthokeratology (CRT & VST)
Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment
Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery.
Treatment of Vision-Related Learning Problems in Children
Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don't understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately.
Sports and Specialty Eyewear Fitting
Sports eyewear can give you the performance edge you're seeking for just about any sport (tennis, racquetball, etc.) or recreational activity (hunting, fishing, etc.). It can also provide the safety and eye protection you need as well.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for extended periods.