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Welcome to The Center for Eye Care and Optical


(631) 422-1110 | 360 Montauk Hwy | West Islip, NY 11795

Meet Our Doctors

  • James Collins, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Founder, 1987-2017
    Dr. James Collins, the founder and Medical Director of The Center for Eye Care and Optical graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1974 and served his residency in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologic Surgery here on Long Island at the Nassau University Medical Center.
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  • Gregory Persak, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Gregory C. Persak, M.D. is the Medical Director of The Center for Eye Care & Optical.  He is also the Medical  Director of the Northwell Melville Surgery Center.

    Gregory Persak, M.D. obtained his B.A. from Boston University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Betta Kappa.   He attended Boston University Medical School and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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  • Jeffrey Willig, M.D.

    Dr. Willig is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he obtained his MD degree with honors. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at NYU and the Manhattan VA hospitals, he completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at Lenox Hill Hospital. He continued his training with a Fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis (inflammatory diseases of the eye) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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  • Alexander Rabinovich, M.D.

    Dr. Alexander Rabinovich is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system, as well as facial cosmetic surgery and cosmetic injections of Botox and facial fillers.

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  • Matthew Strachovsky, M.D.

    Dr. Strachovsky's undergraduate training began in Boston, Massachusetts at Boston University and was completed at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. There he graduated Summa Cum Laude, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with special recognition for academic achievement. 

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  • Edward Mohr, M.D.

    Dr. Mohr is a board certified ophthalmologist whose undergraduate training began at St. Bonaventure where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to graduate with an M.D. from Creighton University. Dr. Mohr interned in general surgery at the Nassau County Medical Center and completed his residency there in Ophthalmology. Prior to joining The Center for Eye Care and Optical, Dr. Mohr ran an Ophthalmology Practice in Amityville, NY.

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  • Boris Ovodenko, M.D.

    Dr. Ovodenko, is a board-certified Ophthalmologist. He specializes in refractive and advanced cataract surgery with Toric and Multifocal Restor IOLs as well as comprehensive eye care. Dr. Ovodenko graduated Summa Cum Laude in three years from Johns Hopkins University where he earned the distinction of being elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

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  • George Wollman, O.D.

    Dr. George Wollman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fordham University in 1976 and graduated with honors from the New England College of Optometry in 1981.

    He has served as Director of Optometry for Mobile Health Services in The Hudson Valley and is currently specializing in advanced contact lens fitting.

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  • Todd Lustig, O.D.

    Dr. Todd H. Lustig received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory University in 1991. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in 1995.

    Dr. Lustig served his externship at the VA Hospital in Northport, Long Island, NY. Dr. Lustig is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nassau County Optometric Association.

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  • Mitali Sanghani, O.D.

    Dr. Mitali Sanghani graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology in 2011 after studying abroad in Rome, Paris and Dublin. Continuing on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2014. She then served as a resident at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center specializing in low vision, vision rehabilitation and ocular disease in Northport, NY.

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  • Marissa Koopman, O.D.

    Dr. Marissa Koopman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Binghamton University in 2013.  She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2017.

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