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About Terri Optics


Westchester’s and the river towns premiere optical boutique!

Come join our optical family! Be a part of the fun! Create your look or looks.

Dress your eyes and face with beautiful frames and experience clear vision. Our second-generation family-owned independent optical boutique partners with other independent eyeglass companies to bring you a diverse selection of frames for everyone! Our passion for eyewear is catching! Beware you will love eyewear as much as we do! While you are at it make an appointment with one of our top-notch eye doctors for a complete eye exam including the medical part. Call us for an appointment. See you soon!


Teresa Gelsi grew up with her father being the town eye doctor. When she was younger, she would follow him around listening as much as she could to him talking about his chosen profession. As she got older, she helped him stamp recall cards and teach contact lens insertion and removal to his patients. She did not know it at the time, but she was developing a strong attachment and love for the optical industry that would eventually lead to her career path. Without realizing it Teresa was able to select frame lines BEFORE they would hit mainstream popularity. She devoured knowledge about optics and lenses and familiarized herself with types of lenses so she could offer the best lens solutions to her patients. She brought the trends to Dobbs Ferry and the surrounding towns.




Meet The Team

Teresa was born and bred in Dobbs Ferry. After going to school and working in the city she wanted to bring her technical prowess and artistic flair to her home town. She paired up with her father, Dr Joseph Gelsi, the local eye doc, and has been going strong ever since. Her passion and enthusiasm for dressing people’s faces carries through to all aspects of Terri Optics. In her spare time Teresa loves outdoor activity with her husband Stanley

Marianna Covello burst into the Terri Optics scene in 2008 and she has been shaking things up ever since! Marianna’s flair for style and bubbly personality have clients coming back year after year for pair after pair! Marianna’s discerning eye and sophisticated style guarantees a perfect eyewear fit!

Dr. Joseph Muscente is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry in 1994. After completing Optometry school, Dr. Muscente completed a Residency in Hospital Based Optometry / Ocular Disease at the FDR VA Hospital in Montrose, MY.

Dr. Muscente then became a clinial instructor at the SUNY College of Optometry and a staff optometrist at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center / St. Albans VA.

Dr. Muscente is now an attending doctor at the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, Dept. of Ophthamology. There, he works closely with ophthamologists, residents and students providiing comprehensive medical eyecare to all patients.

Susanne Vasquez O.D. Is the newest addition to Terri Optics. She graduated in 1995 from SUNY Optometry and has been a part of the Westchester community for 20 years. Having been licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York she has had the opportunity to practice in offices that specialize in specialty contact lenses, ocular disease, low vision and vision training. Her husband is a Retinal specialist and her daughter and son are on the pre-med track at college hoping to keep eye care all in the family. Susanne enjoys Tae Kwon Do(Black Belt), yoga, tennis, zumba and traveling. She can converse in English, Tagalog and Spanish(basic).

Dr. Desai is a resident of Irvington. He graduated from the College of Optometry - University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1998.

His practices broad scope Optometry with an emphasis in glaucoma management, diabetic eyecare, and the education of nutrition for the eyes. When he is not examining eyes he likes to cook and spend time with his two young children

Our Community Commitment

Terri Optics has a long-standing committment to our local community.

Since the 1960s, we have been collecting used eyeglasses for New Eyes for the Needy - bring in your old frames and we will donate them to Americans in need.

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This year, as always, we also sponsored the Irvington Recreation Spring Baseball and Softball Programs.


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We also support The River Walk, PTSA, St Johns, and the Lymphoma Society.
Support your local businesses as we support you.

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Zero G Frames
Etnia frames
Toms frames
Bevel eyeglass frames
Maui Jim eyeglass frames
Nano for kids eyeglass frames
Blackfin frames
Kala eyeglass frames
O-Six frames
Original Vintage frames
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Schedule your appointment

Monday 9:30  – 2:30
Tuesday 9 – 5
Wednesday  -- we are flexible!
Thursday – 10 – 6
Friday  9:30 – we are flexible!
Saturday 9 - 4


Please call 914 693-0035 or email for your eye examination, frame consultation, eyeglass fitting, or adjustment.

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