Dr. Tamara Petrosyan

About Dr. Tamara Petrosyan

A 2005 graduate from Ithaca College, Dr. Tamara Petrosyan earned her OD from SUNY Optometry in 2009. She completed her residency in Primary Care, Vision Therapy and Low Vision/Head Trauma Rehabilitation at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Petrosyan is currently Associate Clinical Professor in the Primary Care and Pediatric departments at SUNY Optometry.

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Vision + Reading + Academic Performance

Risk factors for many eye conditions have no signs or symptoms and often, children don’t realize they’re having trouble seeing well because they’ve never known anything different. It’s up to us as parents, educators, and healthcare providers to make sure kids are visiting an optometrist for an annual, comprehensive eye exam — one that does […]

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Visual Dysfunction in Patients with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability characterized by: Impaired social interaction and communication – Delayed language development, lack of spoken language, poor understanding of the abstract meaning of words or words with special or temporal meanings such as “here” and “there”. Impairments in nonverbal communication – Limited eye contact, reduced facial expression and limited expressive gestures, […]

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The ultimate list of toys to help visual development

Often, parents ask me for ‘optometrist approved’ toys; toys that are fun and have the added bonus of enhancing visual development and stimulating the mind.  Toys that promote visual learning, strategic thinking skills, visual memory, spatial relations, visual closure, and visualization are always a good idea since they are instrumental in academics, problem-solving, and even […]

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Should you have your infant’s eyes checked?

In 2005, Optometry Cares Foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., launched the InfantSEE® program. InfantSEE® is a no-cost public health program developed to provide comprehensive, professional eye care for all infants nationwide. When a doctor signs up for the InfantSEE® program, they […]

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Impact of Makeup on Dry Eye Disease

Tamara Petrosyan, O.D.Dry eyes are becoming a part of people’s lives more and more frequently. It is estimated that one in every eight adults, or 33 million people, suffer from dry eyes in the United States. For some, the irritation is fleeting and depends on things like season, time of day and diet. For others, […]

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Dr. Petrosyan Answers your Pink Eye Questions

My child has a pink eye. What is a pink eye, what causes it, and what are the common symptoms?  There is a transparent mucous membrane, called the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of your eyeball and also lines the inside of your eyelids. When the eye is irritated, inflamed or infected, the small […]

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Vision as an Essential Health Benefit – A Review for Nurses and Educators

A Milestone Expansion of Access to Pediatric Vision Care  On January 1st, 2014 over 70 million children became eligible for a comprehensive eye examination and necessary treatment as one of the ten essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has included routine pediatric vision care […]

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Focusing, eye teaming, and eye tracking dysfunctions

Accommodative (focusing), Vergence (eye teaming), and Oculomotor (eye tracking) Dysfunctions  Accommodation is the ability of a child or young adult to adjust their focusing system (change focus as you would in a camera) to allow a sharp image to reach the retina (back of the eye). As an object is brought closer to the face, accommodation / […]

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The Effects of Pregnancy on the Eyes

Although most expectant mothers know that pregnancy comes with morning sickness and sleep deprivation, they do not always expect pregnancy to affect their vision or their eyes. Aside from influencing other parts of the body, the physical and hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy can also significantly affect how a woman sees. Although most of the […]

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Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts affect more than 20 million people and are the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide.  Fifty percent of Americans either have cataracts or have had cataract removed by the time they are 80 years old.  In order to understand what a cataract is, we must follow the path of light into the eye. The […]

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