Ophthalmologists & Pediatric Ophthalmologists located in Troy, NY

The Eye Health Center of Troy provides expert eye care for the entire family. Led by Dr. Pamela Kaw and Dr. David Garfinkel, the center offers routine and specialized care for patients of all ages in Troy, New York.

From glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eye syndrome to eyelid malposition, lazy eye, and contact lens fittings, the team performs office-based procedures at their practice in Troy, as well as more complicated surgeries at Samaritan Hospital and Albany Medical Center.

With an emphasis on patient comfort and education, the entire staff strives to provide individualized, comprehensive care and develop a relationship with each person that walks through the door. Because the Eye Health Center is a small practice, patients don’t have to worry about seeing a different doctor every time they visit.

The center also offers excellent after-hours care for established patients, ample parking, and handicap-accessible services in all exam rooms and bathrooms. They participate in the majority of local medical and vision plans, and they offer affordable payment plans for patients who need them. Patients travel from around the area to see the doctors at Eye Health Center of Troy. Patients even drive from Albany and Tri City!

The Eye Health Center of Troy is no longer associated with New York Optical. 

  • Dr. Pamela Kaw is an ophthalmologist at the Eye Health Center of Troy in Troy, New York. She specializes in general ophthalmology and has a special interest and passion for pediatric ophthalmology.

    Dr. Kaw attended King George Medical School in Lucknow, India. She immigrated to the US in 1996 where she completed research in ocular pharmacology, a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology, and an ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical Center.

    With a designated day each week for pediatric patients, Dr. Kaw ensures that the entire office meets the needs of children with specialized, focused care. She makes every effort to be accessible to patients, even when she’s out of office. She thoroughly enjoys her daily interactions with patients, and she places a strong emphasis on patient education.

    Dr. Kaw is passionate about academics, especially teaching. She holds a faculty position of Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center and provides supervision to on-call ophthalmology residents, providing them with weekly eye exam training. She is happy to live and work during a time of excellence when it comes to therapeutic and surgical care.

    As a physician for the Eye Health Center of Troy, she offers in-office procedures at the Troy location, as well as more advanced surgeries at Samaritan Hospital.

    Dr. Kaw is a resident of Bethlehem, New York, and her husband is a psychiatrist in solo practice locally. When not at work, she loves gardening, cooking, and trekking. She believes strongly that diet, exercise, and family can modify most genetic predispositions for health and disease.

  • Dr. David Garfinkel is an optometrist at the Eye Health Center of Troy in Troy, New York. He performs routine eye exams, routine and specialty contact lens fittings, and diabetic eye exams. He also treats patients with dry eyes and minor eye infections.

    Dr. Garfinkel received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cartland State University. After graduation, he decided to study biological sciences and pursued a bachelor’s in biology and a Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.

    As a long-time resident of the area, Dr. Garfinkel has practiced in group and private practices for more than 30 years, including at his own practice in Mechanicville, New York.

    Dr. Garfinkel is an avid athlete and outdoors enthusiast. When he’s not working, he enjoys volleyball, tennis, skiing, golf, and pickleball. He loves every opportunity to get to know his patients, and he strives to empower both children and adults to take good care of their eyes.

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Eye Health Center of Troy, we accept most insurance plans. Please contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff if you do not see your insurance provider listed, and they will be happy to help! We also accept vision plans, such as EyeMed and Davis.

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Eye Health Center of Troy
451 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-274-3390
Fax: 518-274-3398
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