All of us at Clarity Eye Care would like to welcome Kristy Dean, O.D. to our team of eye care professionals! Thanks to all of you, who believe in the mission of Clarity Eye Care, our practice has grown and the demand for appointments has increased quickly over the last 5 years. Although we always leave space in our schedule for same day eye problems and emergencies, our patients have been waiting 3-4 weeks or longer to secure an appointment with Dr. Bryant for a comprehensive eye exam. As a result of this increasing need, we decided to search for another optometrist to join our team so we could expand office hours and add another day and evening of patient care to our schedule. Dr. Bryant and Dr. Dean have been friends and colleagues for almost 10 years, and she was overwhelmingly our first choice. We knew that she had the right values and the personality to deliver the Clarity Eye Care experience to our amazing population of patients. Dr. Dean is seeing patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and we encourage you to stop in and meet her.
Dr. Dean has worn glasses and contact lenses from a very young age and always loved going to the eye doctor. Born and raised in Whitney Point, NY, she started at SUNY Broome and finished her bachelor’s degree in Biology at SUNY Albany. Dr. Dean then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 2010. Because of her love for this area, she knew she wanted to practice in Upstate New York. Getting her start in a large optometric practice in the Southern Tier, she gained experience in a wide variety of eye diseases and their treatments. When the opportunity presented to join the team at Clarity Eye Care, she knew that it would be a good fit for her personality, values and style of patient care. Dr. Dean has combined her love for travel and optometry by working with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity) where she has had the opportunity to spend time in Cap Haitien, Haiti and the Coya District of Peru; offering eye care and glasses to areas that would otherwise have no access. She is always looking forward to future trips. Outside of the vision world, she enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her family.