Viola Kanevsky is an optometrist specializing in custom contact lenses, who has practiced on the Upper West Side for 25 years.
An émigré from the former Soviet Union, Dr. Kanevsky lived in Netanya, Brussels, and Miami, until her family settled in New York City in 1979. Dr. Kanevsky lives with her husband, daughter, and son on the Upper West Side, the neighborhood that she loves best.
Earning a BS from Pace University and a Doctorate from SUNY State College of Optometry in 1993, Dr. Kanevsky focused on children's vision, completing externships at Walson Air Force Hospital; The Infant Vision Clinic, Pediatrics, Learning Disabilities, Visual Rehabilitation, Primary Care and Strabismus Units of SUNY College of Optometry, and The Beth Israel Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic.
She owes much to the community that fostered her personal happiness and professional success and tries to give back to it whenever she can. She is the Secretary of the New York State Optometric Association; Trustee of the Optometric Society of the City of New York; president of the board of her residential coop; she is vice president of the board of the Interschool Orchestras of New York, an organization dedicated to providing musical education to children regardless of ability to pay; serves as trustee on the board of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation and as such, produces benefit concerts for the Ship of Tolerance, an international art project whose goal is to promote tolerance amongst children of differing cultures. Dr. Kanevsky is the treasurer of the NY chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), with whom she travels to orphanages in Peru on medical missions. Dr. Kanevsky loves to support the young musicians of the New York Youth Symphony, and Concerts in Motion, an organization that brings music to homebound individuals .
Doug Dinger celebrated his 40th year in the ophthalmic field in 2017. In his 4 decades of being an optician, he has performed just about every job in the industry.
Starting as an apprentice optician, Doug has fabricated, sold, and dispensed eyewear, managed ophthalmic lens edging and surfacing labs, and supervised retail establishments ranging from large suterstore eyeglass chains to chic, high-quality eyewear boutiques. Having worked for Robert Marc, Gruen Optika, and Morgenthal-Frederics, he knows first hand how to service the special needs of his Manhattan clientele.
Doug is an avid photographer and videographer, loves to listen to and play all types of music, and has been known to croon a standard or two if a big band is on hand.
Doug and Dr. Kanevsky have worked together for almost 25 years, and he looks forward to many more years of providing New Yorkers with top quality, personalized service.
Jenna Salner received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY). She joined Acuity NYC upon completion of her residency in ocular disease with an emphasis in pediatrics, anterior segment pathology, retinal disease and glaucoma at SUNY and Woodhull Medical Center.
She was both president of her class and of the Gold Key International Award Society. She continues to be a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Optometric Honor Society. She is an award recipient of the Alumni Memorial Scholarship for her outstanding leadership within the college community.
Dr. Salner is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA); the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), where she has been both a presenter and lecturer, and a member of the New York State Optometric Association(NYSOA).
Laura Kim joined Acuity in 2007 with experience in both high end ophthalmics and small town primary care. A licensed optician who loves helping little ones select fabulous eyewear, Laura lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Rachel Zizov joined our team as a licensed optician in 2010 with 15 years’ experience in the high-end ophthalmic field. Rachel loves fashion and looks forward to helping you choose eyewear for your entire family. Infinitely patient and gentle with children and adults, alike, Rachel takes pride in helping you choose beautiful and functional prescription glasses that will make you see well and look your your best. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.