Erica O'Lenick, O.D.

Erica O'Lenick OD

Dr. Erica O'Lenick joined the Santamaria Eye Center in 2014. She graduated Cum Laude from the College of Staten Island, CUNY in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Realizing her passion for medicine, Dr. O'Lenick began working in eyecare in 2007. She later went on to receive her Doctorate in Optometry in 2014 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. O'Lenick's clinical externships include an extensive rotation at the Lyon's Veteran's Hospital in Lyon's, NJ, a pediatric rotation at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, intense training in ocular pathology and anterior segment diseases, as well as contact lenses. She is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.

Dr. O'Lenick offers general ocular health exams, treatment and management of glaucoma and ocular disease, with special interest in Dry Eye Disease. She also offers routine and specialty contact lens fittings, with special interest in scleral lenses for patients with keratoconus and corneal irregularities. She believes strongly in the importance of patient education, and always takes the time to work one on one with patients to achieve their visual goals.

Curriculum Vitae



June 2014 - Present
Santamaria Eye Center, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Primary care examinations including refractions and contact lens fittings. Diagnosing, treating and managing a host of ocular conditions. Post-operative management of cataract and refractive surgery patients.

February 2014-May 2014
New Jersey VA Hospital, Lyons, New Jersey
Direct patient care for a diverse and primarily 60+ age population. Gained experience on several types of ocular pathologies, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.

November 2013-February 2014
Witlin Eye Center, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Experience with treatment and management of glaucoma, dry eye, corneal and retinal diseases, cataract and LASIK pre and post-operative care.

August 2013-November 2013
The Eye Institute, PCO, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gained experience in routine infant and pediatric exams, treatment and management of binocular vision anomalies and disorders secondary to traumatic brain injury. Created and administered vision therapy treatment plans. Gained experience in treating patients with cerebral palsy and autism. Participated in the Head Start program, where children ages 2-4 receive eye exams at their schools in underprivileged neighborhoods.

May 2013-August 2013
Dr's Eyecare Center, Burlington, New Jersey
Experience in routine exams, soft contact lenses and ocular disease. Provided services at several nursing homes, assisted living and Alzheimer's facilities in the NJ/PA area.

February 2013-May 2013
Total Eye Care Centers, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Gained experience in primary care: routine exams, contact lenses, cataract surgery care, vision therapy and retinal disease.

January 2012-February 2013
Internship - The Eye Institute, PCO, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gained experience with primary and emergency care in a diverse population with an array of ocular pathologies. Rotated through specialties including ocular disease, pediatrics, low vision, glaucoma and optical services.

November 2009-July 2010
Ophthalmology Associates, Staten Island, New York
Ophthalmic Technician. Direct patient care including specialized glaucoma and retinal diagnostic testing.

December 2007-November 2009
Abraham Zerykier, MD, Staten Island, New York
Ophthalmic Technician. Direct patient care, pre and post-operative care for cataract surgeries, performed glaucoma and retinal diagnostic testing and IOL measurements.