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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make New Paltz Eye Care - Elinor B. Descovich, OD the leading provider of vision care products and services in New Paltz.


Elinor B. Descovich, O.D.

Dr. Elinor Descovich graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1989. She then completed a Contact Lens Residency at the University of Alabama School of Optometry before moving to New York to begin practice.

Dr. Descovich enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In addition to specializing in contact lenses, she is certified in the treatment and management of eye diseases, including glaucoma.

Dr. Descovich is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce, and Vision Source. She is immediate past-President of the New Paltz Lions Club.


Photo of Dr. Eric VerrutoEric Verruto, O.D.

Dr. Eric Verruto completed his undergraduate education at Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and graduated from SUNY College of Optometry where he received the Billie M. Lyons Memorial Award for distinguished service to the college community.

He has participated in multiple ophthalmic volunteer missions to underprivileged communities in Central and South America. He is fluent in Spanish, which he learned while living in Chile, teaching English prior to pursuing a career in Optometry.

Dr. Verruto specializes in treating advanced dry eye disease, and brings a vast array of dry eye therapies to New Paltz Eye Care, including, prescribing topical and oral agents, punctal plug occlusion, NuLids blepharo-microexfoliation, Lipiflow thermal MG expression, autologous serum tears and scleral contact lenses.

Dr. Verruto is an endurance athlete and outdoor enthusiast whose interests include gravel cycling, mountain biking, trail running, and stand-up paddle-boarding.

He is an active member of the Shawangunk Biking Association and has resided in the Shawangunk Ridge vicinity since 2016, and is excited to now practice within his local community.


Constance Rubow – Licensed Optician

(and Dr. Descovich’s twin sister!)

Connie is one of our opticians who provides excellent customer service and care. She will help you choose the right frame and appropriate lenses to meet your optical, comfort, and style needs.

Outside prescription? Bring it in, and Connie will help you fill it, with over 800 frames to choose from. Stop in today!


Glenyce – Front Desk

Glenyce is our ever-helpful and always friendly front desk associate.

She has been in the field for 23 years and has been with our practice since we opened.

Call Glenyce today to schedule your next eye appointment!


RebeccaRebecca Adsit – Licensed Optician

We are thrilled to welcome our newest staff member, Rebecca, to our office.

Rebecca comes to us from Dr. Miller’s office in West Hurley, and has over 17 years of optical experience.

She is an expert in choosing just the right frame for your prescription and facial features, and looks forward to assisting you!