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Whitney Catanio, O.D.

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Whitney Catanio O.D

Dr. Catanio is a Staff Optometrist at Koch Eye Associates, a Claris Vision company.

Dr. Whitney Catanio is originally from Park Ridge, NJ. Dr. Catanio received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Towson University in Maryland. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston, MA. She continued her education through a residency at the Hudson Valley Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There she specialized in ocular disease and primary care. Dr. Catanio is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Catanio presented posters on Sun Safety in Children, Ramsey Hunt Syndrome and Vitreomacular traction at multiple annual Academy meetings. She has also lectured on Neuromyelitis Optica and Multiple Sclerosis for continuing education. She has been involved in diabetes education at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. Dr. Catanio currently teaches an elective course on nutrition and doctor-patient communication at NECO. She has been a member of the Northeast Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity since 2004. With VOSH, she travelled to Nicaragua where she provided eye care to the medically underprivileged. She enjoys golfing, scuba diving and playing the ukulele in her free time.

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