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Welcome to The Center for Eye Care and Optical


Delivering quality eye care day after day is mission number one at The Center for Eye Care and Optical in West Islip, NY. Our staff is there for you from the moment you walk in the door until well after you’ve gone home from your visit. We understand how precious vision is and do our best to help you see clearly, maintain excellent eye health, and maximize your vision when troubles arise. These are a few of the vital ophthalmology services we offer the local community in addition to our fully stocked optic store.

Eye Exams

The eye exam is the most important primary service we offer. From this examination, we can determine a great deal about your eye health as well as your overall health. Both diabetes and high blood pressure impact your eye health and, ultimately, your vision. Your eye exam can provide early warnings about these conditions and others.

Vision Screenings

These are different from eye exams in that vision screenings focus on how well you see and which corrective measures might provide the best solutions to help you maximize your vision.

Cataract Surgery

Something that usually affects aging eyes, cataract surgery is something that only a skilled provider should perform. It is a service that not every ophthalmology clinic provides.


Occasionally, reconstructive surgery is required to repair delicate areas surrounding your eyes. This could include things like orbit surgery, eyelid surgery, facial surgeries, and even surgery to the tear ducts. You want someone who is experienced and confident to handle sensitive surgeries such as these.

General Ophthalmology Services

These general ophthalmology services include a wide range of services including eye examinations, surgical evaluations, vision care, and diagnosing and treating various diseases of the eye.

Routine Eye Care

While many people only go to see their local ophthalmologists when something major is wrong with their eyes or their vision, routine eye care provided by an ophthalmologist should be an integral part of your preventative medicine routine each year. We can handle all these services.

Family Eye Care

We’re not focused only on the care of adult eyes. We understand that growing eyes have evolving needs and require continuing care throughout the years to maximize potential in all areas of life including school, sports, and even social interactions. We offer full-service vision care for the entire family.

Medical Eye Care

Because many eye conditions have significant medical implications (not to mention your eye health impacts your ability to see), we take medical eye care seriously.

Retinal Specialist

Whether you need assistance for age-related macular degeneration, are facing retinal detachment, have experienced trauma to your eye, or have cancer of the eye, a retinal specialist is who you want to see to help you manage your specific eye care needs.

The Center for Eye Care and Optical in West Islip, NY, is here to serve the many and varied eye health needs of your entire family. Call today to set up your first eye examination and to learn more about our services or stop in to explore our optic store.


(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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