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Samantha Slotnick

Title: Optometrist and Clinical Director
Company: Mind-Body-World Optometry
Location: Scarsdale, New York, United States

Samantha Slotnick, optometrist and clinical director at Mind-Body-World Optometry, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in optometry.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick is a distinguished optometrist whose career has been defined by a deep commitment to patient care, innovative research, and professional development. She earned a fellowship in behavioral optometry from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2009, a fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in 2005, and completed a vision therapy and rehabilitation residency at the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2005. She also earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and psychology from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Slotnick has served as the clinical director at Mind-Body-World Optometry since 2023 and has been the exhibits coordinator for the Eastern States Optometric Congress since 2007. Previously, she owned and operated her practice, Samantha Slotnick, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, from 2013 to 2023, and worked as a research scientist at Manhattan Vision Associates from 2006 to 2014. She has also held positions as a behavioral optometrist, adjunct assistant research professor, and editorial contributor in the field of optometry.

Dr. Slotnick’s journey into optometry was deeply personal, driven by her own struggles with vision issues that impacted her academic performance. Her experiences led her to pursue optometry school and eventually establish a practice where she could help others overcome similar challenges. She has been recognized for her contributions with awards such as the Dr. Martin H. Birnbaum Memorial Award for Outstanding Knowledge and Skills in Behavioral Optometry and the Foundation for the Development of Humanity Scholarship. In her civic engagement, she serves on the board of the Eastern States Optometric Congress and actively participates in various professional associations, including the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

Looking ahead, Dr. Slotnick is dedicated to furthering her professional impact through innovative patient care techniques and educational initiatives. She envisions expanding her practice to include residency programs and training opportunities for aspiring professionals, focusing on passive therapy using lenses. In her personal pursuits, Dr. Slotnick is an avid singer and music enthusiast. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and remains engaged in the arts community. Additionally, she is involved in holistic events and has authored a children’s book showcasing her diverse talents and interests.

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