Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Bruce Levinson is an optometrist with advanced training and extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye disorders. He places professional emphasis on nearsighted reduction therapies, therapeutic contact lenses and children's vision.
Dr. Levinson received his bachelor's degree at Buffalo in 1988, where he graduated first in his major, forensic chemistry. He studied optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston and graduated at the top of his class, which he led as president.
After training at the Dimock Health Center in Boston, the Omni Eye Center in Atlanta, and the Augsburg Army Hospital in Germany, Dr. Levinson completed extra training with Donald Korb, (one of the most prominent contact lens practitioners in the country). He also worked at Cornea Associates in Boston. This was one of the test sites for refractive laser surgery (nearsighted surgery).
Dr. Levinson is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. This is an organization of members who have completed written and oral exams and defended cases in the field of optometry. He also served as president of The Central New York Optometric Society. Moreover, he has published many articles in various professional journals. He has lectured on a national and local level on eye disease, practice management and vision learning related topics.
Dr. Joseph DiTota, a native of Liverpool, NY, received his Bachelors in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. DiTota was a student athlete maintaining dean's list recognition all four years. He studied optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and exemplified his professionalism in primary care, pediatric care and the management and treatment of eye disease. He trained at the Eye Institute, one of the largest eye care clinics in the world. Dr. DiTota also completed training at the Medical Center in Salisbury, NC and received extra training with Dr. John Boscia, one of the foremost leaders in the contact lens industry.
Dr. DiTota is a member of the Central New York Optometric Society and a candidate member of the American Academy of Optometry. He has assisted Dr. Levinson with pediatric lectures across the country.
Dr. Becker graduated PhiBeta Kappa from the University of Wyoming in 1998 with a Bachelors in Mammalian Physiology, a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Chemistry. After completing his bachelors he went on to graduate from The University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2003. He received clinical honors in primary care, pediatrics and contact lens. His clinical training was completed at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA and Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Becker currently lives in Manlius with his wife and 2 children.
Meet Our Opticians
Tiffany McKinney, FNAO, ABOC, has over ten years of experience in the optical field. She is a New York State Licensed optician, and is certified nationally by the American Board of Opticianry. She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. Tiffany is currently studying for her New York State Contact Lens Practitioner Certificate. Originally from Fulton, Tiffany studied at SUNY Oswego. She joined Eyecare of CNY in March of 2006. We are pleased to have such a skilled and enthusiastic person in our office.
Karen Forhan, FNAO, COA, has been in the optical field since 1984. She is a graduate of one of the most prestigious schools for ophthalmic dispensing in the country, Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY, where she won the 1986 College Bowl of Ophthalmic Dispensing. She is a fellow with the National Academy of Opticianry, member of NYSSO, licensed optician and licensed contact lens practitioner. Karen has many years of experience in manufacturing and designing eyeglasses and contact lenses. She also travels extensively and has adopted two children - one from China and one from Cambodia. We are fortunate to have such a skilled and experienced person on our staff.