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Y. Shira Kresch, OD

Expertise in: 
Optometry, General Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients
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(212) 305-9535

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Credentials & Experience

Clinical Expertise

  • Optometry
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Contact Lens/Glasses Fitting
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Retinal Exams
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Annual Exams
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Contact Lens Fitting

Education & Training

  • OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
  • Residency: Veterans Administration NY Harbor Health System

About Y. Shira Kresch

Y. Shira Kresch OD, MS, FAAO is an Instructor in Optometric Sciences (in Ophthalmology) in Columbia University Medical Center. She is a primary care optometrist who specializes in the non-surgical treatment and management of glaucoma.

Dr. Kresch received her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science magna cum laude with a co-major in University Honors from Wayne State University Honors College on a presidential scholarship. After graduating from SUNY College of Optometry's dual O.D./M.S. program, she went on to complete her optometric residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at the NY VA Harbor Healthcare system.

Dr. Kresch has presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry who is published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal as well as the Review of Optometry. She has also lectured on the topics of glaucoma and patient education and has developed a patient education website to provide easily accessible interactive materials for patients to better understand their eye conditions.

Academic Titles

  • Instructor in Optometric Sciences (in Ophthalmology)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
250 West 64th Street
New York, New York 10023
Phone:
(212) 305-9535
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