Bethany Fishbein, OD
OA 5492, OM 27OM00122500
I grew up in Cranford NJ, and graduated from Cranford High School in 1989. I went to Binghamton University (it was SUNY-Binghamton then), and graduated with a B.S. in Psychobiology in 1993. I completed my Doctor of Optometry degree in 1997 at the New England College of Optometry (where I met Dr. Jonathan) in Boston, MA.
My favorite thing about being an eye doctor is that it gives me the opportunity to teach. I love teaching people about their eyes, and I hope every patient learns something during their eye exam!
Our kids keep me very busy– Sam is a senior at South Brunswick High school and plays hockey for the high school team and the NJ Stars. He is also a Somerset Eye Care employee which is really fun. Tali is a dedicated dancer on the competition team at The Dance Corner.
In addition to managing Somerset Eye Care, I also work as a practice management consultant, helping doctors around the country achieve their dreams in their own practices– what a privilege!
It is hard to balance kids and family and work– and I am so lucky that I get to do something I really love.
Jonathan Fishbein, OD
OA 5536, OM 270M00122600
I grew up in Toronto Canada, and graduated from York Mills High School in 1986. I spent a year at Hebrew University of Jerusalem before graduating with a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1991. I received my Doctor of Optometry degree in 1997, and completed a residency in Vision Rehabilitation at the Feinbloom Center in Philadelphia in 1998. I like the challenge of optometry because every patient is different. I may be prescribing a child’s first pair of glasses or contact lenses during one exam, treating an older patient for glaucoma during the next exam, and then spending time finding optical solutions to help a visually impaired patient maintain her independence. My job is constantly changing and that keeps it fun.
In my free time, I run every day. I am on a running streak, and will hit two years of daily 2+ mile runs in December 2020. I have also run multiple marathons as fundraisers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I like to watch hockey. My favorite teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the NJ Stars U18AA team. I also like to watch reality TV and am proud to admit my addiction to 90 Day Fiance and all the associated spin-offs.
Prapti Shah Chandrani, OD
OA 6492, OM 27OM00115300
I grew up in North Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated from North Brunswick Township High School. I chose to pursue a career in Optometry after graduating from high school, and was fortunate enough to be accepted into a joint 7-year accelerated program with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Before I departed for my college adventures, I wanted to experience real-world optometry and was given the opportunity to work at Somerset Eye Care as a technician. My journey continued as I completed my Bachelor’s degree and moved to the greatest city in the world for my Optometric education at SUNY College of Optometry in “The Big Apple”.
I enjoy Optometry because of its complex and evolving nature. Every patient is unique with different vision problems and ocular health conditions. I find Optometry exciting because it allows me to do detective work to discover the condition and provide the necessary eye care. I also appreciate the opportunity to interact with different people and educate patients about a structure as small yet complex as the eye! I am an adventure-seeker and enjoy adrenaline rushing escapades! I plan to go sky diving and bungee jumping; just to name a few on my bucket list. I wait year-round for football season, and especially enjoy watching when the New England Patriots are playing! I am also a dancer and have trained in classical (Bharat Natyam) and semi-classical Indian dance. Action movies are my favorite, especially the James Bond movies (my favorite “Bond” is Pierce Brosnan, of course)! I look forward to providing outstanding vision care and I am thrilled to be a part of the Somerset Eye Care family, once again!
Tobin Ansel, OD, FAAO
OA 6731, OM 27OM00673100
I am originally from Boston, and have lived in Northern NJ since childhood.
I graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Neuroscience. I became interested in optometry after suffering a serious eye injury in college– I had to see an optometrist multiple times and was impressed with my doctor’s ability to minimize my pain and preserve my vision.
After graduating from college, I worked in the optometry field as a technician here at Somerset Eye Care. Creating great relationships with patients has always been important to me, and I appreciated the opportunities to do this as a Somerset Eye Care employee.
I attended SUNY College of Optometry where I did research in the field of myopia control, and then completed a residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where I focused on ocular disease and low vision.
I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, and am happy to be back at Somerset Eye Care.
I love music and used to DJ, and also love working on cars. As you can see from my photo, I am passionate about fire safety, and recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of meeting Smokey Bear.
Sukhpreet Kahlon, OD
OA 7009, OM 27OM00167800
I was born in New York and have spent most of my life living in central NJ. I graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a minor in psychology. I became interested in optometry when I met a visually impaired student on campus. I then joined the pre-optometry club during undergrad, where I was able to participate in providing vision screenings in my community. While applying to optometry school, I also began working as an optometric technician, which allowed me to gain more exposure to the field.
I received my doctorate degree from SUNY College of Optometry. My clinical training includes experience with treatment and management of ocular disease, surgical co-management, contact lens fittings, and low vision.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and watching reruns of Friends.
I am so excited to be joining the Somerset Eye Care team! I look forward to meeting patients and providing exceptional eye care.