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Dr. Gary Tracy Optometry & Eyewear

We are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible through friendly service, state-of-the-art equipment, and a selection of independent eyewear brands, Zeiss lenses, and soft to custom contact lenses.



Underlying health of the eye

Glaucoma testing(Tonometry)

Pupillary dilation and cycloplegia exams(New York State Licensed)

Refraction (eyeglasses only)

Additional Services

Specialized exams for computer users, musicians and athletes

Visual field testing(computerized perimetry)

Biomicroscopic exams

Prescriptions for external eye diseases (New York State)

 Custom refraction for your individual needs


Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Soft Contact Lenses

Silicon Soft Contact Lenses

Daily Silicon Soft Contact Lenses

Hybrid LensesScleral Contact Lenses

Specialty Lenses


We carry a carefully curated selection of gorgeous frames from around the world! We also offer a free consultation with our frames stylists, opticians and lifetime free adjustments for the frames purchased with us.

We are a proud supporters of Zeiss Lens Technology.

Other lens options are available from Varilux, Seiko & Shamir.





Aetna Vision




Oxford (Freedom & Liberty Plans)


United Health Care

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Gary Tracy, OD


Dr. Gary Tracy is one of New York City’s most respected optometrists, in business since 1974 on the Upper West Side. He handles all types of cases, from thorough eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to computer vision problems and external diseases.

Dr. Tracy has been interviewed for publications like The New York Times, Business Week, Time Out, Family Circle, Men’s Health and the Chicago Tribune. His clients include plenty of well-known celebrities. (John Lennon was a patient for five years). He’s provided frames and consulted for several movies.

Dr. Tracy earned his Doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and is a member and lecturer for the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the New York State Optometric Association.

Outside of the office, Dr. Tracy enjoys his bike rides, and spending time with the family.

Dr. Lauren Wolitzer, OD


Dr. Lauren Wolitzer received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry. Prior to her graduate education, Dr. Wolitzer received her B.A. in Psychology cum laude from New York University. She provides comprehensive eye examinations, fittings for contact lenses and eyeglasses, and manages and treats an array of ocular disease including glaucoma and dry eye.

Dr. Wolitzer completed a 3-month intensive rotation in a specialty contact lens clinic where she received additional training on diagnosing and fitting patients with keratoconus and irregular corneas. Additionally, Dr. Wolitzer was the 2013 recipient of the American Optometric Foundation Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.

Outside of the office Dr. Wolitzer enjoys doing yoga in Central park and baking delicious cookies.

Preet Kaur, ABOL


Preet is a passionate optician with decades of experience in the optical industry. She has an aesthetic eye to understand your facial structure to assist you with finding the perfect fit and shape of your next eyewear. Preet stopped counting her collections after owning 100 pairs of glasses and is a firm believer of an eyewear wardrobe. 

Preet also enjoys working in the optical lab, providing the knowledge and skills to carry out professional and quality glasses repairs along with troubleshooting complex eyewear adjustments. With her knowledge of different types of lenses, she can offer valuable and high-quality advice for your eyewear. Her expertise lies in evaluating complex eyewear prescriptions, astigmatism, prisms and more. 

Preet has been featured in the optical industry publications like Vision Monday, 20/20, InVision Mag. 

Outside of the office, Preet enjoys traveling, reading and wishes to have more time for meditation.

Dora Rodriguez


Doranny Rodriguez is our Optician with eight years of experience. She specializes in ophthalmic dispensing and is responsible for educating patients on how to properly use their glasses and contact lenses.

Dora is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to provide patients with great customer service.

In her free time, she likes to travel, eat and workout. 

Mimi Cohen


Mimi Cohen is a native New Yorker with a decades of experience in the health care industry. She keeps us efficient so we can help you from “hello” to “see you again soon!”

Mimi has been a cabaret performer and a member of a folk duo. She likes to introduce herself as an author or a performer of her own Off-Broadway musical, where she loves playing her favorite role of being a Mom.

Testimonial by H.W. from Google

"As a lifelong resident of Manhattan, I can say without any doubt, that New York is extremely lucky to have Dr. Gary Tracy. A true professional, who also has a very impressive staff assisting patients as they arrive. Dr. Tracy is extremely pleasant, has endless knowledge, and inwardly, I constantly had that very secure feeling always reassuring me that this was a true professional working on my eyes! Maximum Stars!!! Very highly recommended!"

Testimonial by A.B. from Google

"I don't usually write reviews but it's been so hard to find new doctors during the pandemic because my eye doctor had to close his business. I am so lucky to have found Dr. Rao and Dr. Tracy's office. I haven't met Dr. Gary Tracy but my experience with calling to make the appointment and checking out was exceptional. Shanilda was so helpful in scheduling the appointment and answered all my insurance questions thoroughly, my experience with Dr. Rao was exactly what I needed from a doctor and Preet made my experience in selecting eyewear spectacular (pun intended) and I walked out with 3 pairs of eyeglasses. Preet said she finds the frames for the store from Europe and I must say, I have never seen such amazing glasses collection before. I always hate showing logos and they didn't have a single frame with a logo on it. Thank you staff and esp Preet for helping me utilize my insurance for the year ends as well as my FSA. What a great experience! Oh, and I hear that John Lennon was a patient at this practice. I'll be returning next year."

Testimonial by M.N. from Google

"I've been frequenting this family run business for over a decade. Dr Tracy is extremely professional and thorough and the staff has always been attentive and knowledgeable. Can't say enough good things here. In an era of declining customer service and indifference they remain attuned to their customers and are responsive to my family's changing vision needs."

Testimonial by D.L. from Google

"I am sensitive to certain materials in glasses and with Preet’s and others’ patient expert help I was able to get glasses that worked perfectly for me. I’m very grateful to have found this business."

Testimonial from B.G. from ZocDoc

"I have been coming to the office for nearly 40 years, and this visit, like all the others, I was treated warmly, professionally, and with respect. The service and quality of the work is impeccable, and as is usually the case in life,"you get what you pay for."

Testimonial by J.S. from Yelp

"Dr. Tracy and everyone that works at this office is so amazing! I have had a difficult time finding contacts that work for my astigmatism and Dr. Tracy went above and beyond to make sure that not only were my contacts the correct prescription but that they also sat correctly on my eye. He had me try out a pair of contacts for a week and then come back and see how they were fitting. I found that he was a perfectionist when it came to fitting my lenses, and now I am thrilled that I have the most comfortable pair of contacts I have ever worn! I also had a new glasses prescription and they have a wonderful selection of glasses and give great advice about which ones look best for your face shape! I cannot say enough good things about this practice!"

Testimonial by R.H. from Yelp

"Over the years I have seen numerous optometrists and ophthalmologists but Dr. Tracy has been by far my best experience. My vision improved with the change in prescription and the gas permeable contacts are the the best fit I've ever had. My wife, who wears progressive lenses in her glasses, also went to Dr. Tracy and is extremely surprised by how much clearer her vision is with the new glasses. Dr. Tracy took the time to insure that everything was just right. There is great attention to detail. The staff is extremely nice and accommodating. Overall, I can't imagine a better experience. Some other reviewers has mentioned "not cheap". This is not a chain store. This is a doctor with almost 40 years experience who is interested in the individual. For the results, it is a bargain."

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210 West 79th Street

New York, NY 10025

(212) 877-5840

Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm


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