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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Samantha Slotnick, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, Behavioral Optometrist

495 Central Park Ave., Ste. 301, Scarsdale, NY

914.874.1177 • [email protected]

Dr. Samantha Slotnick takes a holistic approach to vision care for all ages. She helps patients maximize their natural ability to see with clarity, comfort and open awareness of space. Her practice specializes in vision therapy and rehabilitation for a broad range of vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, attention, performance and efficiency.

What drew you to this profession?

I was “born” to do this work, with personal challenges interfering with my binocular vision. Through vision therapy, I retrained my brain to coordinate my eyes and enhanced my ability to process visual and spatial information.

How does your work differ from that of others in your profession?

I bring a unique blend of knowledge and experience to the art and science of behavioral optometry. I am a sought-after lecturer, known for my communication skills and ability to relate personal habits and patterns to people’s use of their visual systems.

What should someone expect from working with you?

I have a great facility for connecting with “children of all ages”. Patients are often surprised by the natural positive boost in their reading comprehension and efficiency at work or school that comes with the functional benefits of therapeutically designed glasses. Alleviation of stress in the head, neck and eyes naturally redistributes energy for cognitive processing.

What changes do you have planned for 2023?

I emphasize multidisciplinary care for patients in need of rehabilitative support. I’ve been developing the use of lenses as tools to improve posture, gait and freedom of movement in patients with physical discomfort or following an injury/concussion.

Anything else our readers should know?

Vision is our means of touching what lies beyond our grasp. Who we are shapes our view of the world, our use of our vision and our outlook for the future. Behavioral optometry provides each individual with a personalized opportunity for self-evaluation, growth and change, with impacts extending far beyond the visual process. You can indeed, “envision your world!”