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Meet Brass Eye Center Eye Doctors, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists & Opticians serving greater Albany New York.

Robert Brass, M.D.

Ophthalmologist Albany, Ophthalmologist Troy, Ophthalmologist Schenectady, Ophthalmologist New YorkDr. Robert Brass is a fellowship trained cornea and refractive specialist.  He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1996, and is a fellow of the American  Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Brass has been providing ophthalmology care in the Capital District since 1997.  He was medical director and surgeon for a Lasik (refractive) facility prior to opening his private practice in Latham.

Dr. Brass earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from Clarkson University in Chemical Engineering and Technical Communications in 1984.  After working in the engineering field for two years, Dr. Brass decided to pursue his interests in becoming a physician.  He began his medical training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1986, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1990. He did his internship at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.  He returned to New York State for his ophthalmology residency at New York Medical  College.  He was honored by his fellow residents and attending physicians by being elected to be the chief resident in his final year.  After completing his residency in ophthalmology he elected to pursue a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Keratorefractive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. During his fellowship Dr. Brass was involved in clinical trials being done in the United States involving refractive surgery.  In addition, multiple chapters of his research have been published regarding his work involving preoperative evaluations for keratoplasty (cornea transplants).

Dr. Brass is an Associate Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He trains Ophthalmology residents at the Albany Stratton Veteran’s Administration Medical Center  Hospital in clinical diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, as well as eye surgery.  In addition, third year family practice residents affiliated with Albany Medical Center Hospital rotate through his office for first hand education in the treatment of eye diseases.  Dr. Brass is committed to educating his patients so that they can understand their unique eye condition, and have the best possible visual outcomes.

Dr. Brass is the lead physician and surgeon at the Brass Eye Center in Latham  NY.  His medical practice is located in the Capital  Region Health  Park building.  An optical dispensary is on the premises to better serve his patients with their eyeglass and optical needs.

Zachary Roth, M.D.

Optometrist Albany, Optometrist Troy, Optometrist Schenectady, Optometrist New YorkOphthalmologist Zachary Roth, M.D. has joined the Brass Eye Center to provide comprehensive general, medical and surgical eye care services to the Capital District community. Dr. Roth earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine, and a residency in ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center. Dr Roth was elected Chief Resident in Ophthalmology by his peers and attending physicians 2012-2013. In addition; he was elected and honored as “Best Resident 2012-2013” by the Ophthalmology Department at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Brass is an attending physician at Albany Medical Center and worked with Dr. Roth throughout his ophthalmology residency, both in the ophthalmology clinic and in the operating room. Dr. Brass recognized his excellent medical knowledge, bedside manner, and surgical abilities; thus welcomed Dr. Roth to our physician team. Dr. Roth will participate in most insurance plans.

Sunah Alexander, O.D.

Optometrist Albany, Optometrist Troy, Optometrist Schenectady, Optometrist New YorkSunah Alexander, O.D. is an Optometrist licensed in the State of New York.  Dr. Alexander graduated from the University  of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biological Science in 1993.  She went on to study at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and a Doctor of Optometry in 1997. Dr. Alexander earned clinical honors during her pediatric rotation while at Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  In addition, Dr. Alexander completed the requirements for and certification in Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease. Dr. Alexander joined the Brass Eye Center in 2004. At the Brass Eye Center, Dr. Alexander performs routine eye exams, co-manages eye conditions and eye diseases with Dr. Brass and fits patients for soft and rigid contact lenses.  Prior to joining Brass Eye Center, Dr. Alexander was the associate optometrist for Lens Crafters earning The Best of Best award on three separate occasions.      


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Capital Region Health Park
713 Troy-Schenectady Road
Suite 135
Latham, New York 12110


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