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Our Staff

Dr Joseph Muscente


Dr Joseph Muscente is a 1994 graduate of The SUNY College of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Muscente completed a residency in ocular disease treatment and management at The FDR VA Hospital in Montrose, New York.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr Muscente was a clinical instructor at The University Optometric Center in NYC. He was also a staff at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. There, he supervised students from several Colleges of Optometry. He was also the "Saturday Doctor" for many years at Terri Optics.

Dr Muscente was in private practice in Yonkers for ten years. Most recently, he has moved on to a new passion, education. Currently, he is the principal of St. Paul School in East Harlem.

Dr. Muscente has presented posters, papers and lectures on topics including: Macular Holes, Primary Eyecare of The Cancer Patient, Malignant Melanomas and Ocular Manifestations of systemic disease.

A fellow of The American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Muscente is a clinical examiner for The National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Dr Muscente is so glad to be back at Terri Optics working with Teresa and staff.

Dr. Jeff Stark


Dr. Jeffery Stark has been practicing primary care optometry in Manhattan and Westchester communities for 25 years.

He performs a thorough medical and visual assessment examination to diagnose and manage Ocular disease of the anterior segment, diabetic changes in the eye, red eyes, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, cataracts and seasonal allergies. In addition, his examination provides solutions for complex visual difficulties, computer vision syndrome, age related changes in the eye, and corrective surgery.

Dr. Stark evaluates and fits of all types of contact lenses. He diagnoses and treats contact lens complications.  

From the routine to the complicated, Dr. Stark provides his patients with thoughtful through eyecare.

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Teresa Gelsi

Licensed Ophthalmic Dispenser, Licensed Contact Lens Fitter


  • Customization of progressive addition lenses and digital lens surfacing technology for patient needs
  • Innovator in application of seasonal color principles to eyewear styling
  • Expert in safety and practicality of sports vision wear


  • Interboro Institute: Opthalmic Dispensing
  • Licensed Optician
  • Licensed Contact Lens Fitter
  • ABO Certified


  • Opticians Association of America
  • New York State Society of Opticians
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Stanley Palmaka

Business Manager

With a Masters of Science from NYU Polytechnic University, Stanley makes sure our business runs smoothly.

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Laurence Lonky, O.D.



  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Advanced Contact Lens Fittings
  • LASIK and PRK Refractive Surgery Management
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma
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Marianna Covello

Manager, Stylist, and Insurance Specialist

I have been a part of the Terri Optics team since 2008.  During this time I completed my BS in Biology and am now persuing my MBA in Healthcare Administration.  My experience, coupled with my science degree give me the skills necessary to help fit each of my clients with the ideal lens design for their visual and lifestyle needs. Furhermore, fashion is a huge passion of mine.  I love staying up to date on al the newest fashion trends.  With this in mind, I make it my goal to help each of my clients find the frames that best suit their face and sense of style. I am committed to making each of my clinets have an amazing experience at Terri Optics!