Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Schoenbart has been in the optical industry since 1978. Dr. Schoenbart graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 1986. He then completed an elective residency program at the Northport VA Medical Center, Northport, NY in Rehabilitative Optometry (Low Vision) in 1987 and began his practice located in East Meadow in 1988. In November 2008, Schoenbart Vision Care relocated to 901 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY. The new location offers, new hours, ample parking, as well as convenient access from all roadways.
Dr. Schoenbart has sat as a board examiner for the regional testing of optometrists with NERCOATS. He was selected to represent optometry in NYS on Governor Pataki’s Medical Advisory Board for the Department of Motor Vehicles from 1996-1998 and more recently 2010-2012. He has served on the board for the Nassau County Optometric Society since 1992 and was the Nassau County Optometric Society President from 1996-1998. Dr. Schoenbart is NYS Certified in Low Vision-Rehabilitative Optometry to help patients who have decreased vision due to eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic atrophy, post-cataract surgery as well as post-stroke patients. Dr. Schoenbart fits an array of various contact lenses. He has spent many years on perfecting the fit of specialty contact lenses for those patients who were previously told they were unable to wear contact lenses due to corneal irregularities. Dr. Schoenbart recently received an award from Vistakon for his ability to fit one of the newest progressive bifocal contacts available to the public.
Dr. Handell joined the practice of Dr. Schoenbart in June 2004. Dr. Handell graduated from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1988. She is a former clinical instructor in the Contact Lens Clinic of the College.
She brings to the practice many years of experience from diversified optometric practices. Dr. Handell has worked with renowned pioneers in the development of contact lenses where she has had extensive training in hard to fit cases. She has a great deal of experience in examining both pediatric and adolescent patients.
Dr. Schoenbart and Dr. Handell are both licensed to treat eye diseases with therapeutic pharmaceuticals including ophthalmic antibiotics, antiviral, steroid drops, glaucoma and allergy eye medications. Both doctors are members of the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association and the Nassau County Optometric.