Windows to the World
Carrie B. Zaslow, M.D.
Our eyes are the windows to the world. They help us to see and interpret our surroundings. They allow us to experience joy when we see a beautiful sunset or see the smile on our friend's face when we tell them a joke. They help us to express things like happiness and sadness when we cry.
Have you ever had your eyes checked? In the United States, our pediatricians check our sight at every annual exam. This is important because they make sure we can see so that we can do well in school and play sports. If our pediatrician finds that our vision is not at its best, they will send you to an ophthalmologist or optometrist who will examine your eyes and sometimes give you glasses. They will also make sure your eyes are healthy by using a funny hat and some cool lenses to look at your retina and optic nerve. Can you believe the optic nerve is like a part of your brain?
Some children around the world don't get the chance to have their eyes checked. They may need glasses to see better or they may have an eye problem that needs treatment.
I bet you are wondering how you can help. You can help by collecting eyeglasses for children in other countries who need them. Contact your local Lions Club or other similar organizations.
Carrie B. Zaslow, M.D.
Draga Eye Care, Bayside, NY
Dr. Carrie Zaslow is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in cornea and external disease. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, but has lived in New York for nearly a decade. After graduating high school as valedictorian she went on to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. in International Relations and French Studies and was inducted into the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society in recognition of her campus leadership. She then went on to complete the post-baccalaureate premedical education program at Columbia University. Due to her high achievement at Columbia, she was admitted into the linkage program at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Subsequently, she completed a transitional intern year at Sound Shore Medical Center of New York Medical College. Next, she completed her ophthalmology residency at North Shore – LIJ where she served as chief resident during her final year. She then went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital of the North Shore – LIJ health system.
Dr. Zaslow has a passion for helping the under-served and has participated in ophthalmology volunteer endeavors in Ghana and Haiti. She is active in teaching residents at Queens Hospital Center. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and tennis.