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Meet the Optometrists

For more than 50 years, Family Vision Care Associates' (FVCA) primary mission has been to help you and your family enjoy and improve the quality of life through better vision. Our practice is still dedicated to that goal, every day with every patient. Each member of our optometric physician staff is licensed to practice optometry to the full extent allowable by New York State law.

Dr. Ira Bernstein is the founder of FVCA and still holds his position as doctor emeritus and consultant. Our senior optometrists, Drs Paul Bernstein & Andrea Bernstein each have over 25 years of patient care experience. Please view the following bios to get to know our optometrists.

  • Paul Bernstein, O.D., F.C.O.V.D

    Dr. Paul Bernstein received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1987 from S.U.N.Y. College of Optometry and is licensed in the states of NY and CT.

    Dr. Paul is both a general optometrist at FVCA and a developmental optometrist for our sister practice, The Bernstein Center for Visual Performance. His general optometry specialties include 'hard to fit' contact lenses, and low vision evaluations. He is a Fellow of the College of Vision Developments.

  • Andrea Bernstein, O.D.

    Dr. Andrea Bernstein received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991 from S.U.N.Y. College of Optometry and is licensed in in the states of NY and CT. 

    In addition to general optometry, Dr. Andrea's specialties include bifocal contact lens evaluations and fittings, plus hard to fit contact lens patients. She has extensive experience with ocular pathology (glaucoma, retinal vascular disease, diabetes, neuro-opthalmic conditions).


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  • "This morning I woke up unable to see with my contacts in, Of course, as any one would, I freaked out. I called every eye doctor I could find. Everyone was so busy. But at FVC they told me to come right in,. Not only did they squeeze me in on short notice, but they went above and beyond. They were incredibly thorough and caring, as I was clearly very nervous. I left there knowing exactly what was going on, and with such peace of mind. I would recommend this place 100x over. Every single person was so kind and warm the minute i walked in the door. Needless to say, I will not be going elsewhere ever again."
    Shaylyn L. - Google (5 Stars)
  • "Stellar, thorough and considerate care!"
    Kaye J - Google (5 Stars)
  • "Dr. Paul is amazing! He's kind, has a wonderful sense of humor, and my daughter (who is cautious and shy) really likes him. At recess my daughter had a ball hit her in the eye - and Dr. Paul took her in the office immediately and discovered she had a scratched cornea. He showed her how to put eye drops into her eye herself - and within a 1/2 hour we we finished, on our way back to school with all the eye drops she needed to prevent infection and keep her eye lubricated. She also takes vision therapy with him and is making incredible progress."
    Daphne R. - Google (5 Stars)
  • "I have been a patient at Family Vision Care Associates for 24 years. Dr. Paul Bernstein and his staff are outstanding. They really go above and beyond to make your experience as wonderful as possible. They are very knowledgeable and are always current with the new technology. In my lifetime, I've transitioned from wearing glasses, to contacts to Lazik and I couldn't have done it without Dr. Bernstein. He's been a wonderful help in adjusting to all the changes and I'm grateful for all the support I've gotten over the years from him and his team. If you're looking for an experienced and reliable doctor who's patience and kindness go above the norm, look no further!!"
    Renata M. - Google (5 Stars)