Dr. Shane Galan was born and raised in Rockaway Beach and Oceanside NY. He graduated from SUNY Albany in 1991 and The New England College of Optometry in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Galan completed his residency at the Northport VA Hospital and has owned Diamond Vision since 2000. Dr. Galan is married to his wife Amy, and has two children (Hunter and Alexa), and adopted the world's cutest dog named Ozzie.
Dr. Galan has continued his education in optometry to specialize in contact lenses. While most optometrists can fit standard soft lenses for patients who are nearsighted, have a slight astigmatism, or presbyopic, very few eye doctors develop expertise in helping patients with corneal disease. Although in many practices, the standard protocol is to use rigid gas permeable lenses (also known as RGP's), Dr Galan has expanded his practice with additional contact lenses for greater variety and ensuring his patients have the comfort and visual clarity they need. The most commonly fitted and preferred of these specialty contact lenses are called scleral contact lenses.
In addition to helping patients with corneal disease, Dr. Galan is also very passionate about helping children manage their myopia (also known as nearsightedness ) Dr Galan designs custom-made contact lenses that may prevent the children's myopia (nearsightedness) from progressing into a higher prescription. Although myopia management has been well-researched over the past 30 years, proving that eye disease is closely linked to high prescriptions, unfortunately, many eye care practitioners still continue to prescribe glasses to children, which do not slow the progression of myopia.
Dr. Galan decided to help educate parents about myopia, and its progression. Utilizing the correct myopia management treatments such as Orthokeratology, soft multifocal contact lenses, and atropine can effectively keep a child's eye health and prescription stable. Dr. Galan continues to build his practice with modern technology combined with the latest techniques in the field of optometry so every patient will be guaranteed a lifetime of good eye health & clear vision.
Dr. Galan and the entire staff look forward to meeting you and your family. We provide an atmosphere that is warm and caring. We take the time to listen to all of your needs and concerns and will address all of them. This is why most of our patients are referred by family and friends than any other source.