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Our Doctors and Opticians

Sachem Eye Care welcomes Dr. Cheryl Murphy and Dr. Tracy Brooks. They bring with them many years of experience in our community and we are proud to add them to our team.

Sachem Eye Care doctors offer a full scope of optometric eye care for everyone in the family. Eye health exams, specialty contact lenses, low vision evaluations, and LASIK evaluation along with pre and post surgical care are provided. They also have extensive training in diagnosing diseases of the eye such as conjunctivitis, dry eye, glaucoma, optic atrophy and are licensed to treat these with therapeutic pharmaceuticals including ophthalmic antibiotics, steroid drops, glaucoma and antiviral medications, and allergy eye medications.

Our opticians specialize in “Lifestyle Dispensing” meaning we listen to your needs and design custom eyewear to those needs. Whether you spend your day in front of a computer, have issues with night driving or require the latest in sports protective eyewear, we will be able to meet these needs with style and affordability. We offer a wide selection of designer eyewear, sun & sports eyewear along with all the latest lens technology to assure you the greatest visual comfort possible.


Christopher Gentile, OD

Dr. Christopher Gentile is a founding partner of Sachem Eye Care. He is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry and is licensed to practice the full scope of Optometry. Along with providing general eye exams for contacts and glasses, he also treats most eye problems like glaucoma, Dry Eye Syndrome, and conjunctivitis.


Michele Espinosa, OD

Dr. Michele Espinosa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University College of Optometry. We refer to her as "The Future of Optometry". She practices full scope optometry, from diagnosing and management of ocular disease to prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses. Dr. Espinosa is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in pediatrics and vision therapy. We are proud to have her on our staff.

Cheryl G. Murphy, OD

Dr. Cheryl G. Murphy received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry. While attending each she worked as a research assistant studying visual development and the brain. While seeing patients, Dr. Murphy makes educating her patients a priority by compassionately answering their questions about their vision and eye health.

In 2013, she was honored with the New York State Optometric Association Communications Award. Dr. Murphy provides comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings of all types. She has worked in a variety of practices including alongside ophthalmologists and with Dr. Frank Verdone, a well-respected optometrist who practiced for many years in nearby Holbrook, New York.


Laura Buccellato, OD

Dr. Laura Buccellato is a partner at Sachem Eye Care.  Dr. Buccellato is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry. She practices full scope Optometry, from diagnosing and treating common eye diseases to prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses. Dr. Buccellato is an active member of the Suffolk County Optometric Society.

Dr. Buccellato specializes in treatment of Macular Degeneration.


Valerie Giangrande, OD

Dr. Valerie Giangrande is a partner in South Nassau Eye Care and practices at Optical Concepts. She is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry and completed her residency at St. Albans VA Hospital. She practices full scope Optometry from diagnosing and treating common eye diseases to prescribing glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Giangrande is an active member of the Nassau County Optometric Society. Dr. Valerie Giangrande is involved in Epigenetics and Migraine Treatment. She works with experts in the field of personalized medicine and finding the root cause of migraines.  Epigenetics works by improving the health of all cells in your body, using personalized nutrition and targeted supplements.  For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Giangrande to learn more about discovering and treating the root cause of your migraines without harmful drugs.

Read a letter to Dr. Giangrande from a patient who suffered from migraines

Tracy Brooks, OD

Sachem Eye Care welcomes Dr. Tracy Brooks! Dr. Brooks started her optometric career as an assistant to an optometrist over 21 years ago. After finishing her bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, she continued her studies at SUNY College of Optometry and became a doctor of optometry in 1999. As a mother of three small children, her warm, caring, and calming personality really shines through when dealing with younger patients. Of course, she has extensive experience with patients of all ages; whether in general optometry, contact lenses, or ocular disease. She is ever mindful of her patients' busy schedules, and, will therefore, see you in a timely manner. Dr. Brooks keeps up with the latest trends and technology and is ardently dedicated to her profession. When Dr. Brooks is not caring for her patients, she enjoys Broadway shows, traveling to new places, skiing, and preparing delicious meals for her family