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Dr. Elana Scheiner

  • Education 
    • BS from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) in Exercise Science in May 1993.  OD from The New England College of Optometry (Boston, MA) in May 1997, and  Residency from

      Dr. Scheiner’s family

      West Haven VAMC in Visual Rehabilitation in June 1998 (West Haven, CT)

  • Specialty/Expertise –
    • Visual rehabilitation (e.g. low-vision rehabilitation)
  • When did you know that you wanted to be an optometrist –
    • I saw that Optometry would enable me the opportunity to help people.
  • Favorite part of being an optometrist –
    • My favorite part of being an optometrist is engaging with my patients through each age and stage of their lives while helping them meet life’s visual demands.
  • Favorite vacation –
    • A mountain with a water-slide shooting out of it!
  • Favorite concert you’ve been to –

    Otto and Oscar

    • Favorite concert The Avett Brothers at the NC Art Museum Fall 2006 when they debuted their newest member on cello.
  • Do you have any pets –
    • Otto named for the bus driver on The Simpson’s & newest family member Oscar – both short-haired miniature dachshunds.
  • Fun fact – 
    • I play cello in a fabulous band, the Mysti Mayhem Trio!

      Dr. Scheiner playing cello