Sylvia Alonso, O.D. is a board-certified optometrist. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Hispanic Literature. She then received her Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston, Massachusetts. During her rotations, she was placed at Providence VA Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She also spent six months in Madrid, Spain, training at Consultores Oftalmicos and teaching students from the Masters in Optometry NECO.
Dr. Alonso has been practicing in the Upper East Side of Manhattan since 2005. She has provided comprehensive primary eye care, including contact lenses, pediatric examinations, pre-operative and post-operative care and the management of glaucoma, cataracts, corneal, and retinal disorders.
During her sabbatical year 2012 in London, Dr. Alonso researched and coordinated the development of a computerized visual acuity, stereo acuity, and contrast sensitivity software at St. Thomas’ Hospital. She also aided in fundraising for Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), to provide sustainable vision care in developing countries.
Dr. Alonso is an active member of professional organizations: American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). She is bilingual in Spanish, conversational in French and Portuguese.