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 the College 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 fitting.
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.