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Malara Eyecare and Eye Spa

Your Fayetteville Eye Doctor

6950 E Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY

About Us

Welcome to Malara Eyecare & Eye Spa, with 2 convenient locations in the Syracuse area, state-of-the-art equipment, compassionate, professionally-trained staff, and doctors that truly care about your family’s vision and eye health. Malara Eyecare & Eye Spa is your Syracuse area eye doctor’s office!

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist in Fayetteville or Liverpool, NY whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Latisse
  • Management of Ocular Diseases
  • Refractive Surgery Co-Management
  • Sports and Specialty Eyewear Fitting
  • Corneal Mapping
  • LASIK Surgery Screening

Location & Hours

Convenient Hours

  • Open Evenings
  • Open Weekends

Access

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews

  • Top Rated
  • Super Popular

Our Team

Dr. Matthew Durkin

Dr. Matthew Durkin

Dr. Matthew Durkin grew up in the Rochester, NY area where he graduated from Webster High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Gannon University and salutatorian from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Durkin has practiced optometry in Norwich, NY,... Show More

Dr. Matthew Durkin grew up in the Rochester, NY area where he graduated from Webster High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Gannon University and salutatorian from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Durkin has practiced optometry in Norwich, NY, Albany, NY and Syracuse, NY since 1999. We are excited to utilize his expertise in comprehensive medical eye exams, contact lens fitting, children and adult vision care, low vision therapy, and geriatric care. He desires to educate and inform patients as he goes through the examination process.

 

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VIDEOS BY DR. DURKIN

 

Dr. Richard Malara

Dr. Richard Malara

Dr. Richard Malara has been providing personalized, professional care to the people of Central New York since 1992. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oral Roberts University and then his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of... Show More

Dr. Richard Malara has been providing personalized, professional care to the people of Central New York since 1992. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oral Roberts University and then his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has been involved in numerous "Gift of Sight" community service projects as well as 7 overseas medical missions projects. Dr. Malara is a yearly participant in the "Save Your Vision" campaign through the American Optometric Association. With roots in this area and graduating from Faith Heritage School in Syracuse, NY, he is giving back to the community he grew up in.

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VIDEOS BY DR. MALARA

Dr. Benjamin Smith

Dr. Benjamin Smith

Dr. Benjamin Smith was inspired by the compassionate care of his eye doctor as a teenager and strives daily to emulate that kind of professional eyecare with a personal touch. His ideas bring new perspective to the Malara Eyecare team, from... Show More

Dr. Benjamin Smith was inspired by the compassionate care of his eye doctor as a teenager and strives daily to emulate that kind of professional eyecare with a personal touch. His ideas bring new perspective to the Malara Eyecare team, from comprehensive eye exams to complex contact lens fittings and full diagnostic medical care. As a LeMoyne graduate, Dr. Smith is excited to return to the place he called home for 4 years and rekindle his relationship with the Greater Syracuse community. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he graduated from SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan.

 

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VIDEOS BY DR. SMITH:

Dr. Dana Mitchell

Dr. Dana Mitchell

Dr. Dana Mitchell had her first eye exam with Dr. Richard Malara when she was in 4th grade. His emphasis on "Professional Eyecare with a Personal Touch" has inspired her journey towards becoming that kind of eye doctor. Born and raised in... Show More
Dr. Dana Mitchell had her first eye exam with Dr. Richard Malara when she was in 4th grade. His emphasis on "Professional Eyecare with a Personal Touch" has inspired her journey towards becoming that kind of eye doctor. Born and raised in Baldwinsville, NY, she will be serving the community that she called home for so many years. She graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in biology and health science before following in Dr. Malara's footsteps at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Mitchell's new ideas and compassion for her patients make her a welcome addition to the Malara Eyecare family.

Medical and Vision Insurance plans

Have another plan? Benefit questions? Paying out of pocket?
Call us at 315-445-9856, We are happy to help.

VSP Premier Edge
VSP Premier Edge
Aetna
Aetna
CDPHP
CDPHP
Cigna
Cigna
Eye Med
Eye Med
Excellus
Excellus
Humana
Humana
Lifetime Benefit Solutions
Lifetime Benefit Solutions
Medicare
Medicare
Multiplan
Multiplan
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care
PHCS
PHCS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare
Tricare
Tricare
Martins Point Health Care
Martins Point Health Care
UMR
UMR
Great experience! Everyone very pleasant and professional, clearly know what they are doing. Appt. Was on time and while I got full attention things moved along and... Show More
Great experience! Everyone very pleasant and professional, clearly know what they are doing. Appt. Was on time and while I got full attention things moved along and I was on my way in 45 minutes. Perfect!
- Jeff S. 21 hours ago
Great staff, short wait, very friendly
- Connor b. 1 day ago
All I can say is that Malara eyecare totally exceeded my expectations!! Great place for eyecare!
- Fred L. 5 days ago
I had a wonderful experience at your office today. Curtis was very nice and knowledgeable and thorough. I’m glad I am able to come back to Malara. ... Show More
I had a wonderful experience at your office today. Curtis was very nice and knowledgeable and thorough. I’m glad I am able to come back to Malara. Karen Walker.
- Karen W. 1 week ago
My first visit to Marlara was flawless. New glasses, frames & contacts too. Doctors and all others were very personable & friendly. My follow up, a year later was even... Show More
My first visit to Marlara was flawless. New glasses, frames & contacts too. Doctors and all others were very personable & friendly. My follow up, a year later was even better, I had lost a contact & Ordered a replacement, unfortunately something got messed up, but they got the new lens the next day ! Overall great people to work with !
- Patricia P. 1 week ago
Amazing office with kind and friendly staff. Took their time and really listened to all my concerns. Office is very clean and inviting as well!
- Amanda M. 1 week ago
The staff and team were very professional, engaging, friendly and attentive.
- Kern P. 2 weeks ago
Nice office. Very friendly, helpful and professional. Would definitely recommend them!
- Laurie L. 2 weeks ago
Malara got me right in on a very short notice. Thank you so much. The service was incredible.
- Lisa G. 2 weeks ago
First time going there and everyone is so welcoming. Dr Mitchell very understanding an explains everything so you can understand it better a makes sure all your concerns are... Show More
First time going there and everyone is so welcoming. Dr Mitchell very understanding an explains everything so you can understand it better a makes sure all your concerns are taken care of . And Michelle was very helpful with figuring out what was best for my lenses n glasses never been so excited to wear glasses or go to eye drs they were amazing
- Cassie S. 3 weeks ago

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