Our Providers

Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, OD
  • Instructor in Optometric Sciences (in Ophthalmology)
Maria Luz Amaro-Quireza, <span>OD</span>

With more than 16 years of experience in optometry, Dr. Luz Amaro-Quireza provides our patients with annual eye and vision exams, prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lens fittings, as well as care for the management of conjunctivitis, dry eyes, blepharitis, and allergies.

Dr. Amaro-Quireza obtained her O.D. degree from The New England College of Optometry. Following, she joined the New England Eye Center at Tufts School of Medicine where she worked at the neuro-ophthalmology department. Before coming to New York, she spent five months at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London completing an internship in the Electrophysiology Department.

After that, she joined Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as a faculty attending for optometry and ophthalmology residencies.

Prior to her Study in the U.S., Dr. Amaro-Quireza received a diploma in optometry and completed her Master’s Degree in Optometry in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Amaro-Quireza has worked on several publications in different ophthalmic magazines and has been an invited speaker to multiple international conferences. Her clinical interests include:

• The early detection of refractive errors in young children for the prevention of amblyopia (lazy eye);

• The role and impact of visual impairment on the quality of life for children;

• The impact of refractive errors and binocular vision disorders on school and academic performance;

• The ocular effects of nutrition and systemic diseases; and

• The role of electrophysiology as an important tool in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of retinal diseases.

Finally, Dr. Amaro-Quireza names humanitarian services among her passions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Optometry
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Blepharitis
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Pediatric Optometry

    Education & Training

  • OD, 1998 New England College of Optometry
  • Internship: 2007 Moorefields Eye Hospital
  • Residency: 2013 Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Locations

  • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

    635 West 165th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535
    Fax:
    (212) 342-5293
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    3959 Broadway
    Floor: 5 (Central)
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-9535

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-9535