FAMILY EYECARE CENTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE

FAMILY EYECARE CENTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE

The staff at Family Eyecare Center is committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality comprehensive eye health care and eye wear. Our modern facility and state of the art equipment allow us to meet your eye health needs as well as provide you with quality eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision devices and fashionable sunglasses at a great value. We are excited to provide you with professional eye eare services in a comfortable and friendly environment. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today.

 

Nicolette Sacco-Brown OD 

Nicolette Sacco-Brown OD 

 

Dr. Nicolette Sacco-Brown is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry, where she was awarded a Doctor of Optometry degree as well as a BS in Physiological Optics. She also holds a BS in Biology from Stonehill College. Dr. Sacco-Brown has been practicing optometry and serving her hometown of Hudson & Columbia County for 28 years. Dr. Sacco Brown is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the New York State Optometric Association. 

Dr. Sacco Brown delivers a superior comprehensive eye exam and also treats eye disesaes such as glaucoma, eye infections or eye allergy issues.  Dr. Sacco Brown specializes in primary care and contact lens. With her technologically advanced equipment, you can be assured of a super accurate spectacle or contact lens prescription as well as a thorough ocular health exam.  She loves taking care of people's eyes!

 

MEET OUR VISION CARE TEAM

MEET OUR VISION CARE TEAM

Caitlin Stickles

Office Manager & Insurance Billing

Caitlin ensures your insurance makes good on your vision benefits! Family Eyecare Center submits your claims electronically so you don't have to go through the hassle of claim forms and receipts. Have a question about your vision insurance benefit? Caitlin has the answer.

Lisa Wood

Optician

Lisa has been working in the eyeglass industry for 27 years! She has the expertise & artistry to make sure you not only love your frames, but that you're seeing through the best quality lenses available on the market today. People come from far & wide for Lisa's fashionable opinion on the exquisite frame designs Family Eyecare Center carries.

EYECARE

 

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or conatct lenses. Dr. Sacco Brown takes the time to get to know you, your medical history and your vision needs. She provides the expert care, advice and options needed to address all of your concerns.

Ocular Disease Managment

Our doctors diagnose and manage many ocular diseases such as: Dry Eye Syndrome, Contact Lens related problems, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration and conjunctivitis. ‚ÄčThe Family Eyecare Center has an on-site Optomap which produces a panoramic digital image of your retina. This image can help us detect problems better and more effectively and provide superior diagnostics to diabetics at risk for Retinopathy.

Lasik Consultations

Our doctors have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures. We will work with you to find the ideal solution for your best vision and partner with the best surgeon for your procedure.

 

VISION CARE

Contact Lens Exam and Fitting

Our doctors have a combined 20 years experience in fitting contact lenses. We will fit you in the best contact lens option for your needs and lifestyle. We are experienced in single vision, astigmatism type lenses, and multifocal contacts. Our office stocks over 5000 diagnostic contact lenses for your conenience.

Full Service Optical

Just like the rest of your experience at The Family Eyecare Center, selecting your eyewear should be comfortable and fun. We will help you every step of the way so that you find the frames and lenses that not only compliment, but improve, your life! Our licensed optician is skilled at converting your prescriptions into comfortable and attractive eyewear. We are also experienced in frame repair as needed. We are proud to offer the world's most advanced spectacle lenses, fully personalized for any lifestyle. These lenses provide the highest level of optical resolution possible. Pair these with a perfect frame and we believe you will be seeing and looking your best.

 

INSURANCE

We look forward to seeing you at The Family Eyecare Center. We work with many of the popular insurance providers in New York State. If you don't see your provider below, check with our staff if you have other types of coverage. If this is your first visit with us please consider downloading and printing the Patient Information Form by clicking the icon below. Fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment and this will help expedite the check-in process. Once you are here and registered you will be called in by one of our team members and will go over your health history and current concerns you may have about your eyes and your vision.  Depending on the complexity of your concerns additional testing may be done.

Insurance providers we accept

Privacy Policy

FAMILY EYECARE CENTER NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
This Notice of Privacy Practices ("Notice") describes how we may use or disclose your health information and how you can get access to such information. Please read it carefully. Your "health information," for purposes of this Notice, is generally any information that identifies you and is created, received, maintained or transmitted by us in the course of providing health care items or services to you (referred to as "health information" in this Notice).
We are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and other applicable laws to maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide individuals with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to such information, and to abide by the terms of this Notice. We are also required by law to notify affected individuals following a breach of their unsecured health information. 

USES AND DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR AUTHORIZATION
The most common reasons why we use or disclose your health information are for treatment, payment or health care operations. Examples of how we use or disclose your health information for treatment purposes are: setting up an appointment for you; testing or examining your eyes; prescribing glasses, contact lenses, or eye medications and faxing them to be filled; showing you low vision aids; referring you to another doctor or clinic for eye care or low vision aids or services; or getting copies of your health information from another professional that you may have seen before us. Examples of how we use or disclose your health information for payment purposes are: asking you about your health or vision care plans, or other sources of payment; preparing and sending bills or claims; and collecting unpaid amounts (either ourselves or through a collection agency or attorney). "Health care operations" mean those administrative and managerial functions that we must carry out in order to run our office. Examples of how we use or disclose your health information for health care operations are: financial or billing audits; internal quality assurance; personnel decisions; participation in managed care plans; defense of legal matters; business planning; and outside storage of our records.

Other Disclosures and Uses We May Make Without Your Authorization or Consent
In some limited situations, the law allows or requires us to use or disclose your health information without your consent or authorization. Not all of these situations will apply to us; some may never come up at our office at all. Such uses or disclosures are:

  •  when a state or federal law mandates that certain health information be reported for a specific purpose; 
  •  for public health purposes, such as contagious disease reporting, investigation or surveillance; and notices to and from the federal Food and Drug Administration regarding drugs or medical devices;
  •  disclosures to governmental authorities about victims of suspected abuse, neglect or domestic violence;
  •  uses and disclosures for health oversight activities, such as for the licensing of doctors; for audits by Medicare or Medicaid; or for investigation of possible violations of health care laws;
  •  disclosures for judicial and administrative proceedings, such as in response to subpoenas or orders of courts or administrative agencies;
  • disclosures for law enforcement purposes, such as to provide information about someone who is or is suspected to be a victim of a crime; to provide information about a crime at our office; or to report a crime that happened somewhere else;
  • disclosure to a medical examiner to identify a dead person or to determine the cause of death; or to funeral directors to aid in burial; or to organizations that handle organ or tissue donations;
  • uses or disclosures for health related research;
  • uses and disclosures to prevent a serious threat to health or safety;
  • uses or disclosures for specialized government functions, such as for the protection of the president or high ranking government officials; for lawful national intelligence activities; for military purposes; or for the evaluation and health of members of the foreign service;
  • disclosures of de-identified information;
  • disclosures relating to worker’s compensation programs;
  • disclosures of a "limited data set" for research, public health, or health care operations;
  • incidental disclosures that are an unavoidable by-product of permitted uses or disclosures;
  • disclosures to "business associates" and their subcontractors who perform health care operations for us and who commit to respect the privacy of your health information in accordance with HIPAA;
  • [specify other uses and disclosures affected by state law].

Unless you object, we will also share relevant information about your care with any of your personal representatives who are helping you with your eye care. Upon your death, we may disclose to your family members or to other persons who were involved in your care or payment for heath care prior to your death (such as your personal representative) health information relevant to their involvement in your care unless doing so is inconsistent with your preferences as expressed to us prior to your death.

 

SPECIFIC USES AND DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION REQUIRING YOUR AUTHORIZATION

The following are some specific uses and disclosures we may not make of your health information without your authorization: 

Marketing activities. We must obtain your authorization prior to using or disclosing any of your health information for marketing purposes unless such marketing communications take the form of face-to-face communications we may make with individuals or promotional gifts of nominal value that we may provide. If such marketing involves financial payment to us from a third party your authorization must also include consent to such payment.

Sale of health information. We do not currently sell or plan to sell your health information and we must seek your authorization prior to doing so.

Psychotherapy notes. Although we do not create or maintain psychotherapy notes on our patients, we are required to notify you that we generally must obtain your authorization prior to using or disclosing any such notes.

YOUR RIGHTS TO PROVIDE AN AUTHORIZATION FOR OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES

  • Other uses and disclosures of your health information that are not described in this Notice will be made only with your written authorization.
    You may give us written authorization permitting us to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any purpose.
    We will obtain your written authorization for uses and disclosures of your health information that are not identified in this Notice or are not otherwise permitted by applicable law.
    We must agree to your request to restrict disclosure of your health information to a health plan if the disclosure is for the purpose of carrying out payment or health care operations and is not otherwise required by law and such information pertains solely to a health care item or service for which you have paid in full (or for which another person other than the health plan has paid in full on your behalf).
    Any authorization you provide to us regarding the use and disclosure of your health information may be revoked by you in writing at any time. After you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose your health information for the reasons described in the authorization.  However, we are generally unable to retract any disclosures that we may have already made with your authorization. We may also be required to disclose health information as necessary for purposes of payment for services received by you prior to the date you revoked your authorization.

YOUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
          You have many rights concerning the confidentiality of your health information. You have the right: 

  • To request restrictions on the health information we may use and disclose for treatment, payment and health care operations. We are not required to agree to these requests. To request restrictions, please send a written request to us at the address below.
    To receive confidential communications of health information about you in any manner other than described in our authorization request form. You must make such requests in writing to the address below. However, we reserve the right to determine if we will be able to continue your treatment under such restrictive authorizations.
    To inspect or copy your health information. You must make such requests in writing to the address below. If you request a copy of your health information we may charge you a fee for the cost of copying, mailing or other supplies. In certain circumstances we may deny your request to inspect or copy your health information, subject to applicable law.
    To amend health information. If you feel that health information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. To request an amendment, you must write to us at the address below. You must also give us a reason to support your request. We may deny your request to amend your health information if it is not in writing or does not provide a reason to support your request. We may also deny your request if the health information:
    was not created by us, unless the person that created the information is no longer available to make the amendment, is not part of the health information kept by or for us, is not part of the information you would be permitted to inspect or copy, or is accurate and complete.
    To receive an accounting of disclosures of your health information. You must make such requests in writing to the address below. Not all health information is subject to this request. Your request must state a time period for the information you would like to receive, no longer than 6 years prior to the date of your request and may not include dates before April 14, 2003. Your request must state how you would like to receive the report (paper, electronically).
    To designate another party to receive your health information. If your request for access of your health information directs us to transmit a copy of the health information directly to another person the request must be made by you in writing to the address below and must clearly identify the designated recipient and where to send the copy of the health information.
 

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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY

Phone: 518-828-8733
Fax: 518-828-4898

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Address

Family Eyecare Center
183 Healy Blvd
Hudson, NY 12534
(Corner of Healy Blvd. and Route 66)

Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

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