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2011,Two Thousand and Eleven | Long Island Eye Doctor

Joel Kestenbaum, OD

happy new year 2011

What happened to the years? I was born in 1954, the year Willie Mays made the over-the-shoulder catch in the World Series.  I have seen the great blackout, Vietnam, the Beatles, Woodstock, President Kennedy get shot, Nixon too, the 7 day Arab-Israeli war, and so much more.  My children know this from history books and I was there.  It’s hard to believe that I am as old as I am.

I graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1980 and have been a practicing optometrist for over 30 years.  In that time I have met and helped thousands of people maintain their vision and general health.  I have saved many lives by discovering previously undetected tumors, hypertension, diabetes and more.  I have treated hundreds of people with eye diseases like keratoconus, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.  I have prescribed eyeglasses and contact lenses for thousands of patients with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

I have improved the lives of so many patients by affording them the ability to see life without a blur.  So why do I feel that I haven’t done enough.   In 2011, I resolve that I will be more diligent in explaining what I am doing and what have done for my patients.  I will continue my staff education policies so that we can educate our patients about all the new products and services available to them to improve their vision, eye health, and quality of life.  I will continue to invest in the Optix computerized infrastructure to provide more efficient patient services using the most up-to-date technology.   And finally, I resolve to be the best eye doctor, father, husband, son, and friend I could be.

Happy New Year

Dr. Joel Kestenbaum

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