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FAMILY OPTOMETRY 121, P.C.

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LEADING EYE DOCTOR IN East Harlem


We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctor in East Harlem and the Bronx, provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, vision care requirements change. Visit us yearly for your comprehensive eye exam.

We Treat Every Patient as Family!

3300 Third Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
203 E 121st St
New York, NY 10035

Established in 2012 by Dr. Aliya Hot, we provide professional eye care services for a variety of ocular diseases and vision problems. We welcome patients of all ages in our medical centers based in Manhattan and Bronx, NY. In our friendly clinics, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Located conveniently to serve East Harlem and Bronx residents.

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Hours & Locations:
3300 Third Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed
203 E 121st St
New York, NY 10035
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed
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OUR CARING Dr. Aliya Hot


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Aliya Hot, O. D.

MEET OUR DOCTOR

Q&A with Your Doctor


How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?

There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.

Why do my eyes water if I have dry eye?

People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have poor quality of tears. As the eyes dry out, they become more irritated and uncomfortable. This often times stimulates the lacrimal glands to produce more tears in response to the inflammation and ocular surface changes. Mild cases of dry eyes can often be managed using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. These can be used as often as needed to supplement natural tear production.

If one of my parents has glaucoma, does that mean I will develop it as well at some point?

Having a parent with glaucoma does not mean that the child will automatically develop the condition too. However, those people with an immediate family history (parents, siblings) of glaucoma are at more risk to develop this disease. Patients should have a comprehensive eye examination each year to evaluate the health of the eyes and to look for signs of glaucoma. Some of these signs can be an increase in the pressure of the eyes as well as changes to the appearance of the optic nerve. Many times there are no symptoms noticed by the patient. If there is suspicion of glaucoma, more frequent visits to the eye doctor along with additional nerve testing are often required.

What exactly is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition in which the eye's intraocular pressure (IOP) is too high. This means that your eye has too much aqueous humor in it, either because it produced too much, or because it's not draining properly. Other symptoms are optic nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma is a silent disease that robs the patient of their peripheral vision. Early detection is very important.

How often should your child have an eye exam?

We recommend annual eye exams for all adults.

We offer dry eye diagnosis and treatment.


We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contacts, bifocal/multifocal, toric, conventional lenses, and colored lenses. Our selection of lenses fits your needs.

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