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Our Optometrists in Liverpool & Fayetteville New York

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision — many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

I have been going to Dr. Malara for over twenty years now. Might even be longer. Always a very personal experience. Spends time to explain everything and makes sure your prescription is accurate. If you want a doctor who cares about you and your health, he is the person. Outstanding staff as well. ~G.M.


Our optometrists will take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

I am a physician and I have never been to an optometrist who is this well organized. I was very impressed by the equipment. The staff was wonderful. Please keep up the good work. ~Dr. S.


Meet Our Eye Doctors:

Dr. Richard Malara

Dr. Richard Malara

Dr. Richard Malara has been providing personalized, professional care to the people of Central New York since 1992...

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, Albany, NY and Syracuse, NY since 1999. We are excited...
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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 comprehensive eye exams to complex contact lens fittings and full...
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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 Baldwinsville, NY, she will be serving the community that she...
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It is very important to have the confidence and trust in the care being provided by a doctor and the entire staff. For all of the years I have been a patient under the care of Dr Malara I have always had full confidence in the level of care he provides along with the entire staff at Malara Eye Care. ~D.S.

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Call Fayetteville (315) 625-2020
Call Liverpool (315) 325-2020