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.
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.
Dr. Andrea Bernstein received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991 from S.U.N.Y. College of Optometry and is licensed 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-ophthalmic conditions).