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Drs. Peralta, Weiner and Powell

Brian D. Peralta, OD

Brian D. Peralta, OD Dr. Peralta has been practicing primary eye care in the Hudson Valley for more than 25 years with emphasis in ocular-disease management and treatment. He is a past president of the Hudson Valley Optometric Society and is a member of the Sports Vision and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association. He is a recent Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and is an affiliate doctor for TLC Laser Eye Center in White Plains, where he personally underwent the LASIK procedure.

Dr. Peralta received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University and a B.S. in Biology from Siena College, Loudonville, New York. He attended Beacon City schools. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys following local high school and national college sports. He has completed three sprint triathlons and continues to enjoy lunchtime workouts. Dr. Peralta and his wife Kim reside in Beacon with their German Shepherd Mia. They have three grown sons Adam, Kyle and Joel, and are the proud grandparents of Charlotte, daughter of their oldest son Adam and daughter-in-law Kelly.

Brian Powell, OD

Brian Powell, OD Dr. Powell has more than 10 years of optometry experience with emphasis on primary care, contact lens fittings and sports vision. He is immediate Past President of the Hudson Valley Optometric Society and is a trustee for the New York State Optometric Association. He is also a TLC Laser Center affiliate. Dr. Powell received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry and a B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University, where he also competed as a captain of the varsity swim team. He enjoys participating in triathlons and marathon swim events. He is also the Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 54 in Fishkill, where he resides with his wife Sharon and children Caleigh and Gavin.

Gary M. Weiner, OD

 	  Gary M. Weiner, OD Dr. Weiner has been providing comprehensive eye care for more than 35 years in private practice, with an emphasis on contact lens fitting including corneal-refractive therapy. Dr. Weiner is past president of the Hudson Valley Optometric Society and was honored as Optometrist of the Year in 1995 by the New York State Optometric Society. He is a member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Weiner received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo, New York. He is an avid tennis player and has competed in many local tournaments. He resides in Newburgh, New York, and has grown children. His son Alex is a medical doctor and Iraq war veteran, and daughter Amanda is a lawyer.

Jodi Abramson, MD

Jodi Abramson, MD As medical director of the TLC Laser Eye Center in White Plains, Dr. Jodi Abramson is committed to providing state-of-the-art-laser vision-correction techniques and the latest and most appropriate resource for patients. Dr. Abramson has held this position since 1997. A graduate of Northwestern University's six-year medical program, Dr. Abramson then completed a corneal and refractive-surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where she was among the first refractive surgeons to perform both PRK and LASIK. Dr. Abramson is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She served as the director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Montefiore Medical Center and holds a clinical appointment of assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Abramson has performed over 15,000 procedures and teaches LASIK techniques to other surgeons. Dr. Abramson was selected as a VISX Star Surgeon annually since 1999 an honor bestowed to the top 100 VISX laser surgeons in the country. Board certified, Dr. Abramson is a leader in her field and a mentor to other surgeons.

Jun Bellis, Optician

Dawn Gangel, Optician Jun is a NYS Licensed Optician certified by the American Board of Opticianry. She earned her A.A.S. Ophthalmic Dispensing degree from Suffolk Community College, and earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies and Communications from SUNY Purchase. “Seeing” to the happiness of our patients is her main objective. Jun has over 15 years of experience in collaborating with patients to help them see and feel their best. Jun resides locally in Beacon with her husband Edwin, and daughters Emma, Olivia, and Ariana. 

Steve Gangel, Optician

Steve Gangel, Optician Steve is a NYS Licensed Optician with over 20 years of eye care experience. He has worked in almost every aspect of the optical industry including lens fabrication and design. For more than 15 years, Steve has managed the optical dispensary at Southern Dutchess Eyecare. He continually strives to bring fresh and unique frames from around the world to the Hudson Valley, along with cutting-edge lens materials and design. Steve resides in Poughkeepsie with his wife Dawn, and daughter Taylor.

Lori Talarico-Coddington, Optician

Lori Talarico-Coddington Lori is a NYS licensed optician certified by the American Board of Opticianry and has more than 20 years of experience in the optical field. She enjoys advising patients on the best eyewear solutions for their lifestyle needs, and finds personalized recommendations essential for patient satisfaction. Lori resides in Wallkill, NY with her husband Jim and two sons Chase and Adam.
 
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