Andrew S. Luck, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Luck grew up on Long Island, NY and graduated from the City University of NY, Queens College, with a B.A. in biology in 1976. He attended SUNY College of Optometry and graduated in 1980 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. He satisfied the criteria and passed the examination to be granted membership in the American Academy of Optometry in 1989. He met his wife, Judith Golden, while in optometry school. Dr. Luck has enjoyed raising his family and practicing primary care optometry in the Mohawk Valley since 1985. He is an avid tennis player and also enjoys cycling, hiking, and photography in his spare time. Community service includes the past vice presidency of the Herkimer Rotary Club. We treat each patient on an individual basis with emphasis on ocular health and visual function and efficiency. We take special interest in each patient's visual demands, explaining results carefully to the patient to achieve an optimal visual outcome. We go beyond 20/20 vision!!
Judith E. Golden, M.S., O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Judith Golden, who was born and raised in Herkimer, NY, is a third generation optometrist who graduated first in her class from the SUNY College of Optometry in 1980. Prior to moving to Herkimer with her husband, Dr. Luck, and purchasing her father's practice, Dr. Golden was the Assistant Director of the Learning Disabilities Unit at the State College of Optometry in NYC. She satisfied the criteria and passed the examination to be granted membership in the American Academy of Optometry in 1989. Dr. Golden holds a Bachelor's Degree in political science from the University of Rochester and an MS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Bank St. College of Education. Dr. Golden taught elementary school for six years prior to entering optometry school. It was her education background that led her to optometry where her special interest is Vision Therapy and the relationship of vision to learning. She provides vision therapy to people of all ages who have problems with focusing, eye teaming, and ocular tracking and also provides visual perceptual evaluations to students with learning problems to determine if visual perceptual problems might be impeding school performance. Dr. Golden thoroughly enjoys working with children and is often delighted by their spontaneity.
American Academy of Optometry
Optometrists who qualify and maintain fellowship in the Academy are individuals who have been evaluated against the highest standards of professional competence. The letters "FAAO" (Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry) after an optometrist's name signify to colleagues and patients that rigorous qualifications for fellowship have been met. Fellowship is only open to those who are licensed to practice at the highest level permitted by law in their jurisdiction.