Dr. Veronica Ruelas
Our leading optometrist, Dr. Veronica Ruelas graduated at the top of her clinical class from SUNY Optometry in 1998 specializing in ocular disease. She was the Clinical Director of Vista Alliance Eye Care Associates, in Manhattan, where she treated all pre and post operative LASIK, cataract and glaucoma patients. In addition to her clinical duties, she presented and published her findings from the FDA clinical trials done during her 5 years there. She then moved to Miami in 2003 and served the hispanic population in various hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Ruelas relocated back to NYC in 2008. ince then she has traveled several times to Peru, Brasil and India performing various volunteer missions and free eye clinics.
Her passion is her work in service so she decided to create a non profit charity called the ThirdEyeVision Foundation www.thirdeyevision.org. She is also the founder of AshramChic, (www.ashramchic.com), a yoga and mediation fashion lifestyle company, in which a portion of all proceeds go to her beloved philanthropic work around the world.
Dr. Ruelas is currently living in the West Village, NYC with her fiance Gary and their Himalayan cat Lily. When Veronica is not ʻeye doctoringʼ, she loves reading, yoga, running and simply enjoying life. She is an advanced certified yoga and meditation instructor and teaches the benefits of each as a stress reduction method to her patients.