Tamara Petroysan, OD

Associate Clinical Professor
Primary Care

Bio

Dr. Tamara Petrosyan graduated with honors from SUNY College of Optometry in 2009 and went on to do a residency in vision rehabilitation, head trauma, low vision, and ocular disease at the Northport VA Medical Center. In 2011, she joined the faculty of SUNY Optometry in the Primary Care, Pediatrics, and Vision Rehabilitation departments and was promoted to an associate clinical professor in 2017. She also works at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York (where she supervises interns and residents in primary care and ocular disease).

Dr. Petrosyan lectures nationally and internationally and has published articles and book chapters on various topics. In Armenia, Dr. Petrosyan helped organize, train doctors, and implement free pediatric comprehensive vision evaluations for over 22,000 children through the Armenian Eyecare Project. She has developed over a dozen vision therapy and rehabilitation workbooks published through Bernell Corporation to be used for vision therapy, head trauma, and perceptual therapy. Dr. Petrosyan helped build and developed all the vision therapy content for Anteo Health, a vision therapy platform. She is the InfantSEE liaison for New Jersey, on the board of directors for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians as well as the head of their clinical care committees for pediatrics and for vision therapy.

Dr. Petrosyan has received various awards including the Young Optometrist of the Year from the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP), the Young Optometrist of the Year from the American Optometric Association, and the Optometrist of the Year from NJSOP.

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 2009

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Array - Northport VA Medical Center, 2010

Awards/Honors

  • Merit Award, 2021
  • Dr. Paul Berman Distinguished Service Award, 2019
  • David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE Award, 2019
  • Optometrist of the Year, 2019
  • Merit Award, 2018
  • President's Recognition Award, 2018
  • Merit Award, 2017
  • Merit Award, 2016
  • Optometric Journalist Award, 2015
  • Young Optometrist of the Year, 2015
  • Young Optometrist of the Year, 2014
  • Chairperson of the Year, 2013
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, 2009
  • William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2009
  • President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2006

Professional Experience

  • Array, Array, 2020 - Present
  • Optometrist, Community Healthcare Network, 2019 - Present
  • Array, Array, 2018 - Present
  • Associate Clinical Professor, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York, 2017 - Present
  • Associate Clinical Professor , SUNY College of Optometry, 2017 - Present
  • Array, Array, 2019 - 2021
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2011 - 2017

Publications

  • Dos and Don'ts of Binocular Vision Testing. Review of Optometry 2021;158(1):44-49., Array, Array(Array): Array, 2021
  • Pediatric Vision Development and the Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams.” American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center. Nov 2020. , Array, Array(Array): Array, 2020
  • Multitasking a perceptual activity. Vision Dev & Rehab 2020;6(4):284-94., Array, Array(Array): Array, 2020
  • Perceived importance of and equipment used for home vision therapy activities. Vision Dev & Rehab 2020;6(2):166-9., Array, Array(Array): Array, 2020
  • Chalazia, Clinical Cases in Eye Care, Array(Array): Array, 2019
  • Ocular Effects of Hypertension , Clinical Cases in Eye Care, Array(Array): Array, 2019
  • Pupil Testing in the Optometric Practice. American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center. April 2019. , Array, Array(Array): Array, 2019
  • What is Visual Motion Hypersensitivity.” Vision Dev & Rehab 2019; 5(1): 8-13. http://pubs.covd.org/VDR/issue5-1/index.html. , Array, Array(Array): Array, 2019
  • Pupil Testing in the Optometric Practice, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center, April 2019(https://www.aoa.org/documents/paras/PUPIL-TESTING-April-2019.pdf): Array, 2019
  • What is Visual Motion Hypersensitivity, Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 5(1): 8-13, 2019
  • Cosmetics and the Eye: How Your Beauty Products Could Be Harming Your Eyes, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center, Array(Array): Array, 2018
  • New Release of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, Current Advances in Ophthalmology, Array(Array): 5-6, 2017
  • Ocular and Visual Adverse Reactions of Common Systemic Medications, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center, Array(Array): Array, 2017
  • Characteristics and management of vertical deviations in an urban academic clinic: A retrospective analysis, Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 2(2): 123-131, 2016
  • Amblyopia: The Pathophysiology Behind It and Its Treatment, American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Resource Center, Array(Array): Array, 2016
  • Optometric Special Testing , Array, Array(4): Array, 2015
  • Brown-McLean syndrome, Optometry, 82(8): 485-488, 2011
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