Shri Yelgar, OD

Optometrist in Chelsea, NY

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology


  • SUNY College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi

In-Network Insurances

  • Aetna * HMO, PPO
  • Anthem Health * PPO
  • BCBS
  • Beech Street/Premier
  • Blue Choice * PPO
  • Building Services 32BJ Health        Fund
  • CCN
  • Cigna * HMO, PPO
  • Eastern Benefit System
  • Empire BCBS * HMO, PPO
  • Fidelis Care of NY
  • GHI
  • Great West
  • Guardian/PHS
  • Guardian * PPO
  • Health First – 1199 HMO (not          participant w/Medicaid)
  • HIP of Greater NY
  • Horizon BCBS of NJ
  • Horizon BCBS * PPO
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana * PPO
  • Local 32BJ
  • Magnacare
  • Mail Handlers Ben Fund
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of OMAHA * PPO 1199
  • 1199 NBF
  • Oxford Health Plans * HMO, PPO, Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare Advantage
  • Performax
  • PHCS * PPO
  • PHS * HMO, PPO
  • Pomco
  • Premier
  • Prucare of NY * HMO
  • Prudential
  • SAG
  • The Union Labor Life/Equity League Health * PPO
  • Travelers
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare


  • Optometrist

Professional Statement

Dr. Shri Yelgar is a New York State licensed optometrist who has robust clinical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and many other conditions. He is also skilled in comprehensive and contact lens related care.

Dr. Yelgar earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from The University of California, Davis and went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry at The State University of New York College of Optometry in midtown Manhattan. During his clinical training, Dr. Yelgar rotated through Port Hueneme Naval Base in California, West Haven VA in Connecticut, and Weiss Eyes, a private practice in Virgina.

Dr. Yelgar is a humanitarian at heart. As a student, he volunteered extensively with Remote Area Medical, providing care to the underprivileged in rural Appalachia. Following graduation, Dr. Yelgar spent three months volunteering at Aravind Eye Hospital in India where he taught classes to doctors and nurses, learned firsthand about management of advanced disease, established clinics, and helped the hospital to win an international award.

Contact Us

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Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
157 W 19th St.
New York, NY 10011

Phone:(212) 220-0066
(212) 727-3789 
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