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Our Eye Care Team

Your Eye Exam Specialists near Little Falls and Ilion

Meet Our Herkimer & West Winfield Eye Doctor:


Dr. Donald Knapp, Optometrist

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"As a Doctor of Optometry, part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education.  As technology and the world around us changes, I have to keep up-to-date, because I have to provide the best care possible for your eyes."

Dr. Knapp received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1981 from the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. Following receiving his degree, Dr. Knapp returned to the Mohawk Valley where he had been born and raised. He began with an office in West Winfield. In 1987 he joined the practice of Dr. Donald Mitchell and Dr. Charles Bauer, a long established practice in Herkimer.

In addition to his private practices, Dr. Knapp has worked at the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired as a Low Vision specialist from 1981 to 1989. Until recently and for the past 15 years, Dr. Knapp tended to the visual needs for the residents at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville. In addition to being certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Dr. Knapp is New York State certified in the use of Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents as well as Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New York State Optometric Association, and the Mohawk Valley Optometric Association. Dr. Knapp practices all aspects of Optometry including the treatment of ocular diseases, injuries, and allergies, and the fitting and prescribing of glasses and contact lenses.

He sees patients of all ages, as well as makes sure that all staff members are up-to-date on the newest optometry technology and most cutting-edge optometric techniques to make your visit to the optometrist as comfortable and effective as possible.

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Our friendly staff is here to meet your every vision health need at your eye exam. They are an integral part of our total eye exam and optician team in Herkimer New York - focused on serving you.

Our convenient location allows our eye exam team to provide service to the nearby areas of Little Falls and Ilion, NY.

JoAnn Adamovich

JoAnn Adamovich, our licensed optician, will help you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses after your eye exam in Herkimer.  JoAnn has been with the optometry practice for 26 years, so she really knows her way around the eyeglass frames and is happy to help her patients.

It's exciting to be a key part of a progressive, leading edge optometry practice in NY. It's one of my jobs though to make sure that you're comfortable being here and feel welcomed. We know the technology can be overwhelming for some patients.

If you have any suggestions to help us reach our goal of - 'patients first - always!' - please let me know!