MEET THE TEAM

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Rachel Du, O.D.

Optometrist - NYC

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Cono M. Grasso, M.D.

Ophthalmologist - QNS

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Jonathan N. Kruh, M.D.

Ophthalmologist - QNS/NYC

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Sydney S. Lin, O.D.

Optometrist - QNS/NYC

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Vanessa Wang, O.D.

Optometrist - QNS

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Laurence R. Weissman, M.D.

Ophthalmologist - QNS

 
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Office Location

  • 33 5th Avenue​, Suite 1A

       NY, NY 10003

       Tel 212.777.7270

Rachel Du, O.D.

Born and raised in California, Dr. Rachel Du graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she spent multiple summers volunteering her time on medical mission trips to Vietnam before beginning graduate school. Then in 2017, she made the move across the country to New York City to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. 

 

Throughout her training, she had a strong emphasis in ocular disease and surgical co-management. Aside from treating and managing different ocular conditions, Dr. Du’s favorite part about her job is being able to connect and interact with the diverse population of NYC. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live music shows and being a part of the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Cono M. Grasso, M.D.

Affiliations

  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

  • Flushing Hospital

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Office Location

  • 83-05 Grand Avenue

       Elmhurst, NY 11373

       Tel 718.429.0300

Cono M. Grasso, M.D., founded Comprehensive Ophthalmology in 1978 following completion of his residency at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  It was only natural for him to open a clinical practice in this area:  growing up in Maspeth, Dr. Grasso developed a love of the neighborhood and its residents that has become his trademark. 

Education & Training

Dr. Grasso is a graduate of NYU, cum laude, and was awarded his M.D. by New York Medical College.  Internship at Metropolitan Hospital was followed by a three-year residency at the Wills, where he was trained by some of the most innovative and groundbreaking ophthalmic surgeons in the world.   He is currently Chairman of Ophthalmology, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, having held the same post for more than 15 years at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens before it closure in 2009.  As Chairman he oversees the training of future generations of ophthalmologists, a responsibility that he cherishes and takes seriously.

 

Over the years, in addition to being devoted to clinical practice and academic training, Dr. Grasso has vigorously participated in various professional societies and publications, including being named as a Councilor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an officer of the NY State Ophthalmological Society, and a peer reviewer for the journal Evidence-Based EyeCare.

 

Whether you are a new patient or a patient who has been with him for the past 30 years, you can be assured of Dr. Grasso’s warm and thorough attention to your eyes. 

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Affiliations

 

  • New York University

  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital  

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

  • Flushing Hospital

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Office Location

  • 83-05 Grand Avenue

       Elmhurst, NY 11373

       Tel 718.429.0300

  • 25 5th Avenue​, Suite 1B

       NY, NY 10003

       Tel 212.777.7270

Jonathan N. Kruh, M.D.

Jonathan N. Kruh, M.D., specializes in routine and complicated cataract surgery, Laser Vision Correction (LASIK/LASEK/PRK), corneal transplantation as well as endothelial transplantation.  He is a native New Yorker who enjoys serving the population in his home town. 

 

Education & Training

 

Dr. Kruh graduated cum laude from NYU with a B.A. in Biology, following which he pursued his medical degree at New York Medical College.  Dr. Kruh completed an internship in General Medicine at Long Island Jewish Hospital and a residency in ophthalmology at New York Medical College-JHMC.   Having an interest in complex pathology, he was accepted as a Fellow in Uveitis & Ocular Immunology at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution.  During this training Dr. Kruh specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular inflammatory disease.  An additional fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Boston Eye Group has allowed him to further enhance his surgical capabilities.

 

Dr. Kruh offers specialty treatment and care of LASIK, cataract surgery, refractive complications, advanced corneal disease, uveitis, and ocular inflammation. At Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Dr. Kruh serves as Clinical Director of the Eye Clinic, where he is committed to teaching and to training residents and evaluating their surgical skills.  He considers it an honor to be a physician and educator, and he welcomes all consultations whether they be routine or complex.

Super Doctors New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine 

"Rising Star in Ophthalmology"

2015, 2016, 2017

"Super Doctor" 2020

 
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Office Location

  • 33 5th Avenue​, Suite 1A

       NY, NY 10003

       Tel 212.777.7270

  • 83-05 Grand Avenue

       Elmhurst, NY 11373

       Tel 718.429.0300

Sydney S. Lin, O.D.

Sydney S. Lin, O.D. primarily focuses on the designing and prescribing of custom speciality contact lenses for the treatment and management of keratoconus and other corneal disorders. She is devoted to helping patients achieve better vision and comfort.

 

Education & Training

Dr. Lin knew early on that she wanted to dedicate her life to vision care and eye health. During high school, she applied and was accepted into SUNY College of Optometry’s 3/4 Joint Degree Program. After three years of college at SUNY Geneseo, Dr. Lin pursued her Doctorate of Optometry Degree at SUNY College of Optometry. During this time, she trained at the Baltimore Veterans Affair Medical Center, the University Eye Center at SUNY Optometry, and Gotham Health’s East New York Clinic. Dr. Lin then went on to complete a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After completion, Dr. Lin decided it was time to head home to New York and serve her fellow New Yorkers.

 
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Office Location
  • 83-05 Grand Avenue

       Elmhurst, NY 11373

       Tel 718.429.0300

Vanessa Wang, O.D.

Dr. Vanessa Wang focuses on specialty contact lens fitting and myopia management. Interventions for controlling nearsightedness include soft multifocal lenses, and atropine. She manages moderate to severe dry eyes with therapeutic scleral contact lenses. Dr. Wang is experienced with managing patients with irregularly-shaped cornea due to keratoconus, corneal scarring, ocular trauma, post-LASIK ectasia, and post-corneal transplant. She is fluent in two Chinese dialects: Mandarin and Fuzhounese.

 

Education & Training

Dr. Wang completed her Bachelor degree at New York University and graduated top of her class as an Honors Scholar. She then proceeded to earn her Doctorate degree in Optometry from State University of New York College of Optometry. During that time, she completed extensive training in glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye management, and pediatrics. She then continued on to complete a residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at State University of New York College of Optometry. That year, she was appointed Assistant Clinical Instructor in Contact Lens Clinic. She has earned numerous awards including Alcon Award for Outstanding Case Report, Alcon Academy of Eyecare Excellence, Cornea/Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies travel fellowship award, and Founder’s Day Award. She has presented continuing education lecture and posters at scientific meetings such as the Global Specialty Lens Symposium and the American Academy of Optometry.

 
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Affiliations

 

  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

  • Flushing Hospital

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Office Location

  • 83-05 Grand Avenue

       Elmhurst, NY 11373

       Tel 718.429.0300

Laurence R. Weissman, M.D.

Laurence R. Weissman, M.D., specializes in routine and complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. He has been in clinical practice since 1984, having completed his undergraduate work summa cum laude at NYU and his medical training at the NYU School of Medicine.  Dr. Weissman is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn version, and like most Brooklynites he is passionate, especially when it comes to patient care and well-being. 
 

Education & Training


Dr. Weissman decided early in his studies to pursue ophthalmology and was ultimately offered a residency at SUNY/Downstate, where he was trained in all phases of ocular clinical diagnosis, pathology, and surgical technique.  Having a special affinity for surgery, he has subsequently focused a great deal of his time and energy on developing innovative techniques that improve the patients’ experiences and outcomes. In addition to seeing patients at Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dr. Weissman serves as Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where his considerable surgical experience and diagnostic insight are invaluable to the residents he oversees. 
 
As much as he is passionate about ophthalmology, Dr. Weissman adheres to an unshakable belief in the strong mind/strong body correlative, and to that end he is an avid cyclist and gym rat.  He welcomes new patients and takes an interest in all aspects of a patient’s experience in order to better serve his or her needs.  “I feel fortunate to have the privilege of evaluating my patients,” he says, “and I can promise that I will give 100% of my attention and skill to each of them.  Welcome!”