About us

Manhattan Vision Associates (MVA) was founded by Dr. Arkady Selenow and Dr. Steven Ali in 1984 when they combined their successful private practices to establish a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach to eye care. MVA offers vision and eye health exams, medical care of eye diseases, and customized contact lens fittings. We also have excellent optical and contact lens departments.

The doctors of MVA have gone through rigorous optometric training, and our selection process draws from the best residencies, fellowships, and research programs in the country. Since we have a truly international patient base, we have put together a staff that speaks a total of 11 languages.

The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1999. Research studies are conducted for Fortune 100 contact lens, spectacle lens, and pharmaceutical companies.

Our mission at Manhattan Vision Associates is to provide our patients with the best eye care in a friendly environment. To achieve this, we utilize cutting-edge technology that is constantly updated and bring clinical research understandings and principles to everyday practice. By incorporating the Institute’s clinical research findings with the latest in instrumentation and technology, MVA is able to remain at the forefront among optometry practices.

Great Vision, Advice, Technology and Fit

By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.


American Optomeric Association
New York State Optometric Association
American Academy of Optomety


Manufacturers’ rebates: AcuvueCooperVisionBausch + Lomb
Applying, wearing and removing: Acuvue
Storing and cleaning: Opti-Free
Gas permeable (GP), Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP): GP Contact Lenses


Hours of Operation


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm