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Elizabeth is a New York State Licensed Optician with over 30 years experience. She grew up in Massapequa and still resides here. She has worked as an Optician in the neighborhood for 17 years both in a family practice and a large retail chain. Elizabeth loves the combination of building relationships through great service, performing high quality custom work and putting it together with an exceptional eye for fashion in the latest styles. She realized her dream of opening a boutique optical shop where she could focus on the quality products and patient care while building life long relationships.
Theresa Rua, O.D.
Dr. Rua received her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in 1999, after completing her Bachelor of Science from Molloy College. Before becoming and Optometrist, she was a New York State Licensed Optician, so she is well equipped to handle a variety of optical issues. Dr Rua is highly experienced in fitting specialty contact lenes including bifocal contacts. She is also certified and highly experienced in the treatment and management of ocular disease. She has practiced optometry in various venues, including Veterans Administration Hospitals, private practice and foreign missions.
In addition to primary care optometry, Dr. Rua is passionate about helping children with learning-related vision problems, strabismus and amblyopia. During a vision therapy evaluation, she tests for and treats both eye coordination and perceptual issues, using the standardized Test of Visual Perception. As a doctor, and a homeschooling mom, she is dedicated to providing children with the ability to have an exceptional education.
Creating awareness about the importance of a fully functioning visual system is one of Dr. Rua’s passions. Thus she enjoys lecturing and collaborating with peers and educators in interdisciplinary and related fields. She has lectured at numerous parent associations, rehabilitation centers and schools.
Dr. Rua loves being with her husband and two children. After homeschooling, they enjoy volunteering at a local soup kitchen, and other service projects through their church.
Alice Hart, O.D.
Dr. Alice Hart received her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, where she majored in Biology in 2008. She completed her optometric education at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA and received a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2013. Dr. Hart specializes in primary care of all ages, ocular disease, and fitting of soft contact lenses including toric and multifocal lenses. She also is a NYS licensed Optician. She attended Suffolk Community College where she received an Associate in Applied Science degree in ophthalmic dispensing in 2005.
While in optometry school she was an active member of Students Optometric Services to Humanity where she helped raise funds to help individuals with limited access to eyecare. She did rotations at the Brooklyn VA and Northport VA Hospitals where she examined veterans who have served our country.
Dr. Hart is a native of Long Island. She is married and has a son. She enjoys spending her time with her family, cooking, and traveling.