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Our Doctors and Opticians

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 LAISK 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

Doctor 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 and conjunctivitis.


Laura Buccellato, OD

Doctor 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.

Doctor Buccellato specializes in treatment of Macular Degeneration


Valerie Giangrande, OD

Dr. 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


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 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.


Paul Stone, Optician

Paul Stone is a founding partner of Sachem Eye Care. He graduated from Brooklyn College and obtained his degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from Interboro Institute. In addition to being responsible for frame selection and dispensing, he is responsible for the fabricating of our quality eyewear for this office as well as our other two locations.


Richard Jankowitz, Optician

Richard Jankowitz studied Music Composition at Brooklyn College and earned his Degree in Ophthalmic dispensing from Interboro Institute. As a member of the New York State Society Of Opticians, he is always up on the latest lens technology for your greatest visual comfort. Richard is responsible for fabricating our quality eyewear, frame selection and dispensing, and is proficient in contact lens dispensing and training.