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Your Trusted Rye Eye Care

Coastal Eye Surgeons is a high-tech eye care office providing the Rye community with quality vision loss prevention, eye surgery, and eyesight preservation. We’re the most-trusted Rye eye care specialist in the area and are happily accepting new patients -- both in-person and virtually. With your vision in our hands, the future is clear and bright for you and your family. We’re confident that we can properly diagnose and treat any vision problem you’re experiencing, ensuring our patients are met with the best eye care imaginable -- even on your worst days. We can’t wait to welcome you to our family and prove to you just how wonderful the world of ophthalmology can be. Dr. Shakir has spent years fortifying his knowledge and adding to his experience in this field. At Coastal Eye Surgeons, your eyesight and vision are given the luxury treatment they deserve.

The Best Eye Care Rye NY Has to Offer

Dr. Shakir goes above and beyond for his patients every single day. He understands the role he plays in maintaining a quality ophthalmology practice and he doesn’t like to let his patients down.

That’s what makes Coastal Eye Surgeons the best eye care Rye NY has to offer.

Whether you’re interested in a comprehensive eye exam and have questions for your favorite Rye ophthalmologist, or you’re interested in discussing a surgical procedure, you can trust Dr. Shakir and the wonderful team behind him. His practice can’t be matched anywhere else and he can’t wait to prove it to you!

We all deserve to have the best vision possible and that’s exactly what we clock in each day to fight for. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how Dr. Shakir can help you preserve your vision. Coastal Eye Surgeons is always accepting new patients and we accept all major insurance plans, so what are you waiting for?!

Meet Your Rye Ophthalmologist: Dr. Omar Shakir

Coastal Eye Surgeons was founded in 2017 by Dr. Omar Shakir, MD MBA, someone with more passion than anyone else in this industry. His journey began at Albany Medical College, where he received his Doctor of Medicine and decided that this was the career path he was committing to.

From there, he completed an internship at Johns Hopkins University, a residency at the University of Florida, and a two-year cataract and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Yale University -- where he’s a Clinical Instructor to this day. He’s always learning and advancing his own knowledge, which helps him provide better eye care.

Dr. Shakir understood the amount of angst patients felt when visiting an ophthalmology office and wanted to change the negative stigma that came with it. His vision for a more modern, comfortable, honest, and open experience with his patients is something that’s not available everywhere.

With a boutique-style setting, Dr. Shakir’s patients can relax while he utilizes cutting edge treatments, high-tech equipment, and the latest technology to correct any vision problem you’re suffering from. He combines that with a friendly and uplifting attitude, ensuring each patient leaves with a smile on their face.

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Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist

To many people, an ophthalmologist and optometrist do the same exact thing. In reality, they’re two completely different careers in the vision care industry. Knowing the difference between the two is essential when choosing a quality eye care specialist for you and your family. While they’re both considered eye doctors -- unlike an optician -- and are capable of performing an eye exam, ophthalmologists complete a higher level of training and are capable of diagnosing or treating a wider range of eye conditions. This difference is vital to your current and future eye health. For example, a Rye ophthalmologist attends medical school, completes an internship, a residency, and a fellowship before earning their title. They have a much more robust understanding of diagnosing and treating eye diseases, and are also capable of performing surgical procedures.

They’re who you want to visit in most cases, especially if you want the best eye care possible. On the other hand, an optometrist can’t perform surgery and isn’t capable of treating all eye diseases or eye conditions. They have a limited knowledge, but are capable of performing eye exams and directing you to the right eye surgeon for your condition. 

In some cases, you might visit an optician. While they aren’t eye doctors, they’re responsible for filling the eye prescriptions given to them by the eye doctor. They only need to complete a 1-2 year program before earning their certificate as an optician. See our other ny locations like Westchester.

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