Dr. Christian Crespo has worked in eye care for a significant portion of his professional career. Before deciding to pursue a career in optometry, Dr. Crespo worked 8 years as an optometric technician.
Dr. Crespo completed his medical training at State University of New York College of Optometry. During his third year of Optometry school, Dr. Crespo received the 2019 Student Innovator Award for designing a 3D printed retinoscope to help address refractive error blindness in underprivileged communities. Dr. Christian Crespo further presented his innovation at the 2019 Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. Read about his award here:
His medical rotations were at SUNY, Omni Eye Services, and Brooklyn Diabetes and Eye center where he worked alongside world-renowned vision scientists, retinal specialists, and eye surgeons. During these externships he developed a passion for ocular surface disease and management. He is invested in helping improve patients' quality of life by making their eyes feel more comfortable, and has been trained in a number of advanced dry eye therapies. Dr. Crespo is certified in the use of prescription pharmaceuticals and holds licenses to practice in New Jersey and New York. He is also a member of the New York State Optometric Physicians (NYSOA). He is driven to improve the quality of vision and eye health of his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Crespo enjoys hiking, all things soccer, and playing music.