Dr. Cynthia Zara, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Medical Director of Optometry and Eye Care
Updated March 11th, 2014
Dr. Cynthia Zara obtained her
B.A. in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry
at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New
York (1999), graduating with High Academic Honors.
Dr. Zara’s doctorate in optometry was
completed at the Southern College of Optometry
in Memphis, Tennessee (2003). Dr. Cynthia Zara
had the honors of Dean’s List at the Southern
College of Optometry.
Dr. Cynthia Zara internship training
occurred at OMNI Eye services of New Jersey
(2002) and at the New Jersey Health Care System
VA (2003). Residency training in vision therapy
and rehabilitation occurred at SUNY College
of Optometry in New York City, New York (2004).
Dr. Zara performed research in the Effectiveness
of a Vision Therapy Program in an Institutional
Setting (2003) and Pigment
Dispersion Syndrome/Pigmentary Glaucoma (2003).
Cynthia Zara, O.D., F.A.A.O.,
is licensed in the practice of optometry in
the states of New York (2003) and New Jersey
(2004). Dr. Zara is a fellow of the American
Academy of Optometry, a member of the American
Optometric Association, and a member of
of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Clinical experience in eye disease
and eye care occurred at Pediatric Ophthalmology
of New York where Dr. Zara was responsible for
pediatric eye exams, strabismus, and amblyopia
evaluations; Myoptics (New York City) for primary
care optometry and specialty contact lens fitting;
St.Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in New York City
where Dr. Zara is a clinical instructor and
a fully credentialed eye doctor on the medical
staff; Eyecare Contacts with responsibilities
in pediatric eye care, glaucoma management,
contact lens fitting, and diagnosis and treatment
of diseases of the eye and visual system; and
the Belmont Eye Center with experience in corneal
disease diagnosis and treatment, laser vision
consultation, keratoconus management, post-surgical
vision management, and specialty contact lens
Cynthia Zara, O.D., is currently
the Medical Director of Optometry and Eye Care
for New York House Call Physicians. Dr. Zara
can diagnose, treat, and follow most eye-related
problems in your home for patients of all ages.
Dr. Zara can also perform full visual examinations
and treatment for problems with near-vision
(e.g. for reading glasses), problems with far-vision
(e.g. for distance glasses), and/or for contact
lens fitting in your home.
New York House Call Physicians for further information
regarding home eye examination, home eye care,
and/or home eye disease evaluation, management,