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1 Aparna Karnik, O.D. 49 Springbrook Lane Newark, DE (302) (Home) (516) (Cell) Education: O.D. May 2002 Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University), Philadelphia, PA (August 1998 to May 2002) B.S. May 1999 Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University), Philadelphia, PA (August 1998 to May 2002) B.S. May 1998 State University of New York at Binghamton, NY Major: Psychobiology (August 1994 to May 1998) Clinical Rotations: The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), Philadelphia, PA Fall 2000 Clinical Honors: Primary Care, The Eye Institute, PCO Performed routine eye exams and provided emergency eye care using diagnostic and therapeutic drugs as needed to over 130 patients. Rotated through Specialty Services including Eyeworks (optical), Cornea and Specialty Contact Lens Service, and Glaucoma Service. Participated in various vision screenings at schools, homes for the elderly, and community organizations. June - Aug The Eye Institute, PCO - Pediatrics and Primary Care Provided comprehensive eye exams and emergency care to a broad spectrum of patients. Performed binocular,

2 accommodative and perceptual testing on children, ages 5 to 14 years. Planned and conducted vision therapy programs for various binocular and accommodative problems. Participated in specialty population examinations including geriatric patients and those with multiple impairments. Sept. - Nov Gubman Eye Associates - Voorhees, NJ Provided routine care to a population of patients mainly consisting of contact lens wearers of all kinds. Participated in the fitting, dispensing, teaching, and follow-up care of soft and rigid contact lenses, including spherical, toric, bifocal, and keratoconic. Also provided pre- and post-operative refractive surgery evaluations, corneal topography, and comanagement of glaucoma and cataract patients with ophthalmologists. Observed many LASIK procedures. Presented case reports on various topics including latest drug information, dermatology, contact lens fitting principles, keratoconus, age related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Nov Feb Sinclair Retina Associates - Crozier Chester Medical Center - Upland, PA Provided primary care with utilization of therapeutic and diagnostic drugs to many patients. Observed many laser and surgical procedures such as laser photocoagulation, epiretinal membrane peel, and vitrectomy, with emphasis on retinal pathology. Performed pre- and post-operative evaluations on patients needing laser treatments. Observed and interacted with many low vision patients. Also attended seminars and presentations given by optometrists and ophthalmologists. Conducted independent research and participated in case discussions and presentations. March May 2002 VAMC - Brooklyn, NY Provided routine eye and emergency care to veterans and their families, with utilization of various diagnostic and therapeutic drugs as needed. Conducted pre- and postoperative evaluations of patients undergoing cataract surgery. Co-managed cataract and glaucoma patients with ophthalmologists. Administered low vision exams. Observed and interacted with many patients demonstrating neurological manifestations.

3 Employment: Staff Optometrist: (a) August 2003 to July 2009 Staff optometrist with Eye Cares Vision Service (Queens Long Island Medical Group, NY). Practiced full scope optometry, serving a diverse patient population, including pediatric patients and the elderly. Co-managed patients with primary care physicians and ophthalmologists. Practiced at the following offices in Long Island, NY: 350 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY 300 Bayshore Road, North Babylon, NY 640 HawkinsAvenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY (b) April 2010 to current Staff optometrist at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Wilmington, DE. Provided routine eye and emergency care to veterans, with utilization of various diagnostic and therapeutic drugs as needed. Used in-office testing such as visual field, OCT, HRT, GDx, pachymetry, etc. to diagnose, treat, and manage patients. Conducted pre- and post-operative evaluations of patients undergoing cataract surgery and retinal procedures. Comanaged primary care, glaucoma, cataract, low vision patients, and patients with multiple systemic problems with ophthalmologists and primary care physicians. Worked with students and residents to provide guidance and teaching for patient cases. Consultant: (a) 2007 to 2008 Larkfield Optical, East Northport, NY (b) Costco, Melville, NY (c) Davis Vision, Plainview, NY, East Meadow, NY, and Hauppauge, NY

4 Internship: September 2009 to March 2010 Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants, Wilmington, DE Provided routine eye and emergency care to approximately one thousand patients in a large ophthalmology practice. Used in-office testing such as visual field, OCT/HRT, corneal topography, pachymetry, fluorescein angiography, etc. to diagnose, treat, and manage patients. Conducted pre- and post-operative evaluations of patients undergoing cataract surgery, retinal procedures, refractive correction, and minor surgical procedures. Co-managed primary care, glaucoma, cataract, low vision, and pediatric patients with ophthalmologists and primary care physicians. Also participated in the fitting, dispensing, teaching, and follow-up care of soft and rigid contact lenses, including spherical, toric, and bifocal. Certification: Licensed to practice Optometry in the State of New York (2003 to Certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs (TMOD) Certified to use Therapeutic (TPA) and Diagnostic (DPA) agents Licensed to practice Optometry in the State of Pennsylvania (2009 to Licensed to practice Optometry in the State of Delaware (2010 to Activities: American Academy of Optometry Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2001), Tampa, FL (2004), Anaheim, CA (2008), Orlando, FL (2009) School presentation at Stubbs Elementary School, Wilmington, Delaware (2010) Envision NY, New York City (2006, 2007) New York State Optometric Association (1998 to 2002) American Optometric (Student) Association (1998 to 2002) Pennsylvania Optometric Student Association (1998 to 2002) College of Optometrists in Vision Development (1999 to 2002) New York City Vision Expo (April 2001, 2003) Vision Screenings at Nursing homes, Schools, and Health centers ( ) Personal:

5 Languages: Fluent in Marathi and also able to conduct examination in Spanish. Have understanding of Hindi and Arabic.

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