Our Doctors

Valarie Overton, M.D.

Dr. Overton is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She received her MD degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Westchester County Medical Center. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center where she received comprehensive training in all aspects of medical and surgical ophthalmology. She was Co-Director of Residency Training and Clinic Chief at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center for one year prior to entering private practice.

For over twenty years, Dr. Overton has built her practice through her commitment to provide every patient the highest quality of care with the utmost respect and compassion. She is frequently sought to provide second opinions for difficult or complicated ophthalmic problems.

Dr. Overton served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY for ten years and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Overton's experience, knowledge and expertise have earned her recognition as one of Westchester and Greenwich's Top Doctors for seven consecutive years. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York State Ophthalmologic Society.

Dr. Overton has lectured on various Ophthalmology topics. She has a special interest in Bioethics and completed a Certificate Program in Bioethics through a joint program with Benjamin Cardozo Law School and Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center.


Marie Kristine N. Panganiban, M.D.

Dr. Kristine Panganiban is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College, completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at North Shore LIJ followed by residency in ophthalmology at the highly regarded SUNY Stony Brook where she served as Chief Resident, allowing her to fully utilize her excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills. She is also a duly elected Active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Panganiban is available to offer a wide scope of expertise, focusing on comprehensive ophthalmological care. Her prior experience in private practice includes the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and blepharitis, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, as well as trauma and other advanced eye disease.  She is fully committed to providing excellent and compassionate ophthalmic care to our patients.

Dr. Panganiban, affectionately referred to as “Dr. P.”, is a hard-working, caring and dedicated ophthalmologist whose bedside manner sets her apart from many others.  Please join us in welcoming her to our team of doctors treating every patient with kindness, compassion and excellence.

Deborah J. Lipson, M.D.

We are pleased to have Dr. Lipson, a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon, to accommodate our patients' cataract surgery needs, including Femto Laser assisted cataract surgery for appropriate patients.

Dr. Lipson is a dedicated, hard-working physician committed to providing outstanding surgical care to appropriately selected patients of our practice. She provides all preoperative, surgical and postoperative care. Her vast surgical experience spanning a 24 year career allows her to be the perfect addition to our ever-growing practice and afford our patients the excellence and expertise to which they are accustomed and deserve.

Dr. Lipson received her training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. She has been in private practice since 1993 and was an associate physician of my practice from 1996-1998. She performs state-of-the-art surgery for several practices in both New York City and Westchester and has performed well over 6000 cataract surgeries in her 20+ years of practicing.

Dr. Lipson currently performs surgery at Eye Surgery Center of Westchester, the premiere ambulatory surgical center located nearby in New Rochelle. Our surgical coordinator will provide all necessary details.

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday8:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Friday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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