About Terri Optics


In 1954, Dr. Joseph Gelsi started a mission to offer the best eye health care to Westchester's Rivertowns. His approach to examining the eyes was at the forefront of his profession, his mission was to  redefine how the people of the River towns viewed their health, eyehealth, and glasses.  Second generation family owned and operated, his daughter, Teresa Gelsi carries on his legacy of excellence in eyecare. Her passion, love, and dedication shine though with each encounter.

At Terri Optics, we believe eyeglasses are much more than a medical device to enhance your vision. Eyewear is a personal expression of who you are, your uniqueness, and  your individuality. It is not only a necessity but an  accessory to be worn proudly and happily.  We work hard to ensure that everyone who walks into Terri Optics leaves feeling great and looking fabulous. As a team, we search eyewear collections from all over the world to bring you the most unique and current styles as well as the best quality to you our valued patient and client. WE BELIEVE IN THE USA!  In addition to our international collections, we carry eyewear collections that are proudly made in the USA.  Not to be forgotton and the most important, are the lenses that will reside in the frames. Through a series of questions we determine which lenses will suit your seeing needs best for clear comfortable vision.  "See it, Feel it, Wear it!" LOVE YOUR EYEWEAR!  




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.
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