Dr. Williams Sr. grew up in Southern California. He studied Optometry and is an honor graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry.
He is a long term member of the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association, and the Suffolk County Optometric Society. Dr. Williams Sr. has practiced for over thirty-five years, is a past president of the Suffolk Optometric Society, and received the "Optometrist of the Year" award. Dr. Williams Sr. was also known as "Buck" Sergeant Williams, an infantry veteran of the United States Army.
In his free time he loves spending time with his family and grandchildren. Dr. Williams Sr. has interests in photography, computers, reading about numismatic items, and languages.
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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. 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).
Dr. 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
Dr. Zara resides in Westhampton and
enjoys everything the East End has to offer with her husband and two children.
Dr. Williams was born and raised on Long Island. He studied Optometry and is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a Board Certified Optometrist by The American Board of Optometry and The National Board of Optometric Examiners.
To strengthen his field of expertise Dr. Williams did a cataract co-management and anterior segment disease internship at The Ludwick Eye Center, in Chambersburg PA. He proceeded to do a glaucoma and diabetic eye disease internship at the Chillicothe V.A., in Chillicothe, Ohio. To further his education in contact lenses, he did a cornea and contact lens internship at The Ohio State University, College of Optometry, where he trained in fitting contact lenses for keratoconus, post surgery, ortho keratology, astigmatism, and presbyopia. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, The New York State Optometric Association, The Suffolk County Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.
When Dr. Williams takes a rare break from providing care to his patients he enjoys staying active by attending the gym on a regular basis and spending quality time with his daughter.
Dr. Monika Murawska completed her undergraduate studies at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Psychology. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in the Visual Science at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. In 2008 she graduated with a Doctor of Optometry Degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Murawska completed her extensive optometric externship rotations with honors in primary eye care, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Dr. Murawska is licensed in therapeutic treatment and management of ocular disease. Dr. Murawska is dedicated to providing quality family eye care; management of ocular disease and contact lens services from gas permeable, keratoconic lenses, multifocal, toric to soft lenses. She is married with two children who keep her busy and are her greatest joy. Dr. Murawska is fluent in Polish.
Dr. Payal Thakkar was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She completed her B.S. in Community Health at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. Graudating Cum Laude, Dr. Thakkar obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 2014. She served as class representative throughout optometry school and was initiated in the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, the highest honor for leadership a student of optometry can achieve.
Dr. Thakkar completed her internship at Omni Eye Services in NJ and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. She went on to specialize in primary care and ocular disease by completing a residency at VA NJ Health Care System, an affiliate of SUNY College of Optometry in 2015.
When she is not treating patients, Dr. Thakkar enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her husband.
Dr. Wiener grew up on Long Island and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Binghamton University. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where she earned a certificate in Advanced Studies in Retina.
Dr. Wiener is especially passionate about caring for the pediatric population. She completed her advanced clinical internships in retina and pediatrics at the Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, NY, Kirman Eye in Hummelstown, PA, The Eye Associates in Bradenton, FL, and The Pediatric and Binocular Vision Department of The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
When not working, Dr. Wiener enjoys spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the NY Mets and the NY Islanders.