Dr. Ali, a founding partner of Manhattan Vision (1984) and Queens Eye Associates (1991), specializes in primary eye care, contact lens management, treatment of eye diseases, and refractive surgery. Dr. Ali is also the Managing Partner of the Institute for Vision Research, a private research organization involved in the development of optical designs and products for ophthalmic lens, contact lens, and contact lens solution manufacturers.
Dr. Ali received his doctor of optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry and completed a residency program in pediatric vision at the State University of New York College of Optometry where he was then appointed to a clinical teaching position as assistant professor. He has lectured in the areas of contact lenses and refractive surgery and authored numerous scientific posters and refereed journal articles (see a list of publications). He has frequently served on scientific advisory boards for the contact lens, ophthalmic lens, and laser surgery industries. Dr. Ali is currently a Principal Investigator for Johnson & Johnson and Essilor America. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New York State Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity.