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Qualifications and Experience
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Schneiderman does not fit or script contact lenses.
Dr. Adam Schneiderman, a board certified ophthalmologist, received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. During medical school he was the recipient of an Alumni Scholarship Award for academic excellence. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a one year fellowship at The Eye Laser Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Following completion of his fellowship training in 2002, Dr. Schneiderman returned to his native New York, where he has since been providing general ophthalmology services in a private practice setting. With an emphasis on preventive eye care, he focuses on the preservation of healthy vision through early detection of such conditions as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. He treats a wide range of eye disorders and has an interest in the management of dry eye syndrome. Dr. Schneiderman is dedicated to providing thorough eye examinations and takes pride in his attention to detail. One of his goals at Union Square Eye Care is to make sure that each patient has an understanding of his or her eye findings and treatment plan. In addition to caring for his own patients, Dr. Schneiderman contributes to resident education and performs monthly eye exams at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens.
Verified Patient Reviews
Long wait (45 mins) between initial consult with the helper and actually seeing the doctor (which took maybe 3 mins)
I've seen Dr. Schneiderman for the last 4-5 years. I'm a Type I diabetic and he has always been extremely thorough and attentive. He suggested that I see him 2 x's a year as a preventative measure, and I appreciate the foresight. I recommend him to anyone with any type of eye issues, from vision to diabetes.
He was thorough and efficient and took time to explain everything.
Both Dr. Schneiderman and his staff were attentive and professional! I'm so glad I came here with my eye emergency! 10 points!
Very attentive, and concerned about the needs of the patient.
Very professional experience, highly recommended. Plan on going back for all of my eye exams, glasses, etc.
Follow up visit for preventive eye care---I have been going to Dr. Schneiderman for over 2 yrs for eye care
Dr. Schneiderman was average - didn't really impress me with bedside manner and i waited a very long time.
Quick and painless
Happy about the very short wait time!
I needed to see someone in a hurry and Dr. S. had availability and took my insurance. The office is big and sprawling with one main waiting area right when you walk in, and smaller waiting areas in the back near the doors to the doctor's offices. It's a sea of honey/coral walls and cabinets and felt a little dated, but comfortable enough. Dr. S. was great and quickly figured out what was going on with my eyes -- which of course was not what I thought it was. He was thorough and took his time. All in all a good experience and I will go back as needed.
Eveething was perfect,except waiting time.
Sign in was quick and easy since I was there before. The dental assistance was very pleasant and when she was finished the doctor was quick, pleasant, and thorough. I would recc this doctor.
Excellent experience with a first-rate doctor. Convenient location, prompt examination. Quick in, quick out and full confidence in everyone who examined me. What else can you ask for?
Great doctor--They saw me quickly and fixed me right up. Really easy to talk to and friendly supporting staff.
If you have a special case - you're curious why you've suddenly lost vision like what happened to me - he's not going to help you trouble shoot. It's by the book only - and that, for me, was not helpful at all, since I had a case that needed some extra investigation.
It was exactly what I was looking for. Very professional. Wait time was a bit long but still reasonable for the amount of people that were also waiting.
I've seen Dr. Schneiderman for over 6 years. He is very thorough, kind, conservative if possible but aggressive with treatment if necessary.
He was as good as ever before!
Dr. Adam was amazing. I found him on Zoc Doc and could not be more satisfied.
Dr. Schneiderman was pretty professional and considerate. He knows what he is talking about.
I'm thrilled to have found Dr. Schneiderman through ZocDoc. Often routine checkups can feel cold and procedural, but that's not the case with him. You can tell that he is passionate about his work by the way he explains the why behind any test he does or recommendation he makes. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Dr. Schneiderman was very professional, and his tech Nancy was fist rate.
This doctor was completely unknowledgeable about a very common eye condition. When asked about my future prognosis, he told me that "these things cant be quantified with statistics." He should spend more time reading the medical literature in his field. I learned more from a google search than from spending the hour waiting for him to tell me that he knows nothing about his field. I would not recommend this doctor.
Very pleasant. Waiting area very clean and manage by professional staff. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Dr. Scheduler man was very personable and informative. Good doctor and has a good personality, which is nice to see.
The waiting time was manageable, a little more than an hour including the eye check and visit to doctor.
I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. I had a 3:15 appointment and at 4:15, he has with his 2:15 patient. Nobody communicated me (or any other patient) of the delay. In fact, because the waiting room is separated from the reception, the staff that checks you in is unaware of whatever is going on. The lack of interest in communicating any delays leads me to think that the doctor doesn't care for his patients' time. Being disrespectful of his patients' time makes me wonder how "professional" this doctor may be. At any rate, I'm not going back to find that out and I would advice you to steer away from his practice... Unless you have nothing else to do for the rest of the day.
The doctor was great but having to wait an hour first thing in the morning was annoying. They definitely overbook.
He was a fine doctor but not very friendly and not great. I had over an hour wait and then an additional wait from when I saw the assistant to the actual doctor was another 20 minutes. Pretty ridiculous to then have unfriendly service on top of that. All I needed was a prescription for a medication so in terms of that fulfilled what I was going there for.
Very attentive and gentle especially when it came to having my eyes examined
He's very thorough and his staff is great.
I always enjoy coming to this office, the staff are very professional. My wait time was not long but some patients do wait awhile for their particular doctor.
He's thorough in the way he explains procedures and listens to his patients. That's a plus for me.
Dr. Schneiderman is great. I've seen him for a number of years now. He's very thorough. The only thing negative is that through out the years, the waiting time has increased quite a bit.
Dr. Schneiderman was great. But the wait time (1+ hour during early afternoon on a weekday) was awful.
Great doctor! Knows what he's talking about. He was able to diagnose my problem within minutes while 3 other doctors couldn't. Very courteous.
Nice enough doctor! Would recommend!
He was very professional patient and nice
Great experience! Wait time was very short even after arriving 15 min late. Dr. Schneiderman was very professional and very knowledgeable. Will definitely continue going here.
Staff was very organized and efficient, Dr. Excellent!
Everyone I interacted with was extremely professional.
Adam and his technician were great, the wait time was a bit long, and the receptionists were a bit snappy (understandable??) The first waiting room looked like an assembly line at first glance, but I was very happy with the professionalism of the Dr. Schneiderman and the assistant technician. Highly recommended.
Didn't feel rushed. Examination seemed thorough. Was very helpful and made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Schneiderman was very nice and helpful and got the thing that was stuck in my eye out very quickly. I did have to wait for over an hour to see him though.
I love coming to Dr. Schneiderman, he's always so accurate on his diagnostics and shows that he truly cares. Love the practice and the people in it, everyone is so nice.
Fantastic physician! Successful treatment.
Waited for 40 minutes before being seen, but the pre-screen w/the technician and the visit with the doctor were both thorough. Overall, I left satisfied and will return.
Very professional, courteous.
I was very happy with Dr. Schneiderman and his technician Martha. I had bad experiences in the past and they made it easy and were gentle
My visit with Dr. Schneiderman was excellent. He was knowledgable, down to earth and very patient with me (I asked a lot of questions regarding concerns with my eye). He made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease.
Very personable, very professional.
It was great. Quick and easy. I waited maybe five or ten minutes. Nice office. Very good experience. Highly recommended.
Front desk staff were friendly and efficient; the Eye tech (not sure of title) professional and easy-going, and the Doctor was friendly, very thorough , helpful (answered my Qs re the irritation around my eye & possible causes/solutions), called in the Rx & I got to schedule the follow up right away. Super easy! Add to that, that I was called in within 10 minutes (when I'd arrived 30 minutes early, an unusual circumstance for me), and the whole thing was logistically and emotionally easy and "just what the doctor ordered."
Very nice and very efficient staff. Dr was very thorough and it was a breeze.
I was impressed by how efficient the process was. Very friendly staff. There were a lot of people there but it didn't take long to be seen. The doctor was very nice and professional.
Dr. Schneiderman was professional, efficient, and very direct regarding my issue. He gave me the names of several Doctors for the specific sub-specialty that I need. I would highly recommend seeing him.
Helpful and he was able to tell me what was wrong with my eye. He did some tests to make sure that he was correct in his initial guess. He listens and has a good knowledge of eye health. I recommend!
Wait time was over 1 hour and 15min even though I arrived well before my scheduled appointment. Mr. Schneiderman and the receptionist seemed disinterested when I voiced my frustration over the long wait.
I had to wait much longer than I expected, but part of that was due to an older woman who chose to continue a phone call when he was ready to see her. Although I kind of wanted him to just skip over her, I did admire his patience with her. He quickly, but thoroughly examined my eye, and confirmedy suspicion of an abrasion on the eye.
Dr. Schneiderman was friendly and took the time to listen. I would strongly recommend him to others.
Dr. Schneiderman was patient, listened to all of my concerns, and performed a thorough evaluation of my presented complaints. He is personable and knowledgeable. I will return for follow-up care.
Gentle, softspoken, knowledgable and relaxed.
We had a bit of good time talking about my reading material I was hauling around; some books I had with me. He gave me the option of progressive lenses or straight eyeglasses. I chose progressives. He was attentive and kind.
Professional, responsive to questions and concerns, thorough.
Doctor is fantastic. Worth the wait. Didnt feel he was sponsored by a particular pharma brand . He presented all sides of an argument sobi could make an informed decision
The medical technician that screened me during my first visit here and the doctor that treated me were both very professional and pleasant to deal with once I got to see them after a rather long wait. The office staff wasn't the friendliest but seemed competent. The main access to the medical office is up a flight of stairs from the building lobby. The stairway is shabby and doesn't create a good first impression of the medical office.
I had an infection that he professionally diagnosed, tried to find the root cause of it, and gave good recommendations for treatment and care outside of just medicine.
The Union Square Eye Care office was fairly unprofessional. The woman who ran the front desk was shouting people's copays and at one point, began complaining about a patient. No one seemed to know if the office would take my insurance, and if so, what my copay would be. It was a chaotic and decently-long wait (~20 minutes). That said, Dr. Schneiderman was much more put together. Though, he was very quiet and not as forthcoming with information about my visit as I would've liked him to be. Not a terrible experience -- all of my questions were answered. Just not a visit I would write home about.
Dr. Scneiderman and his staff were very courteous and professional.
The office is busy and big. The appointments are efficient and well executed. The PA and doctor were both very friendly.
great doctor; took his time to explain the procedures and address all my questions.
Very cordial. I was a new patient seeking a consult to obtain an updated prescription for the lenses in my eyeglasses. Dr. Schneiderman was inviting and took the time to introduce himself. He was detailed, thorough and provided feedback throughout the entire visit and explained his diagnoses clearly. I will absolutely return for a future appointment.
They got me in for a same day appointment because of an emergency. The wait was quite reasonable considering how busy the office was. The doctor and front desk staff were friendly and efficient. It was my first time here and I will come back for my regular eye checkup.
While I have no complaints about Dr. Schneiderman, I felt one member of the front desk staff members was extremely rude and am surprised that they are allowed to act this way. She had a horrible attitude and acted like I was asking the world of her when all I said was that one time she offered for a future appointment did not work for me. The other staff in the front were nice but a bit unprofessional in terms of counting down the minutes until they could leave and discussing their smoke breaks.
Was very helpful and open to discussing alternative treatments. I went in for a stye and he made the time to do the treatment in the same day, as opposed to having to book a separate treatment (vs. consultation). Super helpful, as I already knew what I was dealing with and some doctors refuse to do treatment and consult in same day.
I like doctor Adam, he always address my issues and the waiting time is almost none
He's worth the long wait; An incredible doctor.
He took time to consult with me over a new & troubling eye problem -- in addition to my usual reason for being there. I appreciate his input.
Obviously HIGHLY intelligent Dr! Incredibly, thorough - makes complex eye issues seem simple! Glad I discovered him and that wonderful eye center they have in Union SQ NYC
Excellent..thorough. He always answers all of my questions and doesnt rush through the appointment!
I had my appointment at 4:45 PM and the wait was short. It was a rainy day so maybe people didn't show up for the earlier appointments but I had a quick and thorough visit and even got my lenses for half off. The technicians are also really friendly.
I felt that I was given all of the time that I needed... didn't feel rushed as I have with some other physicians. Answered my questions thoroughly.
Dr. Schneiderman is a great, no-nonsense doctor who wants to make sure all the probable causes and issues are considered in a situation (for me, an eye infection) before jumping to conclusions. He's calm, intelligent, and informative. I'm a novice when it comes to eye issues so I appreciated his patience. The office staff was also friendly and helpful. I waited less than 15 minutes for my appointment. Being able to book on ZocDoc and have the office confirm my appointments promptly is wonderful.
This was a great office visit, one I could have done on a longer lunch time during my work day. He and his staff were easy to work with, clean, and professional looking. It wasn't a pushy, retail experience at all. I will return.
Excellent opthalmologist. Very considerate and complete in his evaluations and takes the time to discuss the treatment options etc. I recommend him highly to all of my friends. I rarely write reviews, but I believe he deserves accolades for being a good doctor.
I have read the other reviews about both the office and the Doctor. Well the office staff was very nice at no time was I treated badly or rudely. Dr. Schneiderman was very accomodating to answer all my questions took plenty of time to evaluate my eyes. As for other reviewers about the doc -- well he has a dry sense of humor but again I liked him. Yes this is a VERY busy office and wait times are extensive but the fact that you can do everything in one place makes it very easy. Just plan ahead and bring a book.
Dr. Schneiderman was great and so was his staff. Not a lot of small talk, very efficient, and he got my problem resolved (the problem of needing contacts) right away. The waiting room and facilities are a tad run-down in comparison with those of fancier Park Avenue doctors, but those fancier eye doctors very often don't take insurance and can't handle complicated eye issues. The only other thing I would add is that, before I went in to see Dr. Schneiderman, I read up on Yelp about his office and found that his staff was reviewed as incompetent, rude, and all-around terrible. This was not my experience. This was the friendliest medical staff I have encountered, ever, on the island of Manhattan. They were also efficient and got me in right away, even though I was late for my appointment! Kudos to them and to Dr. Schneiderman.
An annual check up
Dr. Schneiderman is excellent, but unfortunately the waiting time at this office is always excessive
Professional, courteous and thorough.
Doctor is great but wait time could be less and medical assistants and front desk's manners could be much better. I had an eye infection and was extremely sensitive to the light, could not stay in the waiting room for a long time. But nobody seemed to care. I had to wait for about 40 minutes and came in with my eye super-irritated.
Dr. Schneiderman is great! Professional with a great bedside manner.
Dr. Adam Schneiderman is the best Ophthalmologist I have ever met! The experience was enjoyable from the moment I was greeted by the friendly staff. My wait was very short (plus they have a great selection of glasses in the waiting room so I got to shop while I waited!!) Dr Schneiderman was very attentive and INCREDIBLY knowledgeable. He really took the time to answer my questions and explain things in a way that was easy for me to understand. My entire experience as a new patient was amazing! Clean office/great atmosphere! I definitely recommend Dr Schneiderman and look forward to my next visit!
From checking in to meeting with a nurse and then the doctor, all was done efficiently, but not rushed. Nice office, nice people, professional and still personable.
I dislike to mention this but a smile would go a long way. He was professional.
The tech was great. Gave me a lot of info. I didn't spend a lot of time with the doctor, but he was fine. I did find out that I don't really need new glasses
Adam Schneiderman is very personable and easy to talk to. Unlike the reception desk, they are unprofessional (except for one, she was sweet and attentive). If Dr. Schneiderman wasn't such a good doctor, I would of left the office and went elsewhere.
This was my 1st visit to Dr. Schneiderman's office. I found the office by looking into which provider took my insurance. I came across this zocdoc and found the list of doctors that took my insurance. From there I looked at the credentials, where they went to school and who had an appointment time that was convenient for me. Other than that, it was blind hope that everything ran smoothly, which to my pleasant surprise it did.The receptionist were very polite. I was seen right away. The tech was very pleasant end explained everything to me. Dr. Schneiderman was very professional and very nice. The best part was I felt like he was a real doctor not an eye glass salesman, which is how my previous doctor made me feel. I'm happy to have found an eye doctor with such ease and I would most definitely recommend.
Was very knowledgeable, personable, and patient with answering all of my questions.
Lovely office, extremely friendly staff and appreciated Dr. Schneiderman taking genuine care and concern in all questions that i had been concerned about.
Dr. Schneiderman is attentive to detail and examines my eyes very thoroughly, which as a Type I diabetic is very important. Recommend him for a thorough, quiet-ish doctor.
The administration is poor--the receptionists do not take time to greet people or even to tell patients where to queue up to check in. The reception area is in the middle of the waiting area, so everyone waiting for the MD can hear the gossip, etc. of these workers who do not behave in a professional manner. There is a large, very loud TV adjacent to the front area running cartoons. The medical staff is excellent and thorough, but the business side of the office is not appealing at all.
Excellent. Helpful and good manner.
He's concerned and caring. Encourages patients to ask questions regarding their care and makes suggestions. Doesn't rush through the appointments!
The staff is great and the office is very nice. The Dr. was efficient.
Adam Schneiderman was a very good MD. He examined my eyes and told me what I needed to do to maintain good eyesight. I will definitely visit Dr. Schneiderman again.
Their secretaries turn off the phone lines way before the 5pm closing time so you can't even get through. Once 5pm hits it goes directly to the "office is closed" message. But they say you can call their answering service. The problem is the answering service gives you the same voicemail as the secretaries put on when they don't want to answer calls. Basically just saying "we are busy so leave a message." Of course you don't get a call back. Even three hours after the office closed the answering service still says "we are busy" instead of getting through to someone. On top of that, the secretaries picked up the phone and hung up right away twice without saying anything when they did actually answer. Awful patient service!!!!
Well worth the wait! Dr. Schneiderman is thorough and thoughtful. I'm so glad I went to him for a second opinion.
Excellent, he's thorough and answers your questions, doesn't rush through the visit. I have already recommended him to my friends and family.
Dr Schneiderman was very nice and conducted a thorough examination. I highly recommend him. The only downside was the long wait till I saw him.
Very professional. Took his time to explain what he was doing, why he was doing it and what he was looking for. Highly recommended.
Very satisfied. He was very knowledgable and communicated his findings in a helpful and warm manner.
Got in quickly, accurate diagnosis and he got me a referral to a retina specialist the same day which helped save my vision. Thank you!
I am very happy to have found Dr. Schneiderman. I consider him my new ophthalmologist. I will be back!
everything went well. evening hours appreciated.
I found him to be very professional and trustworthy.
My experience was great. The doctor was very nice. I didn't have to wait too long.
Dr Adam Schneiderman and the technician were extremely professional and pleasant to talk to. HOWEVER, the front desk made me wait almost an hour to get the prescription after the doctor finished his exam. Every few minutes, I was told that they are working on getting the print out, and will take minute... but a minute became almost an hour. They clearly do not value other people's time. I missed two other meetings at my work because of that. The practice needs to do something about this to not to have patients leave with such negative impression after a pleasant doctor exam.
Great front office staff, excellent assistant , I was seen right away but the entrance is off putting. There is a table right when you get off elevator where it looks like someone is making payment arrangements for glasses, etc. The doctor leaves much to be desired. He's an ok doctor but nothing to write home about and not one to recommend. Sorry.
Thorough evaluation, nice job. - TK
Very professional and diligent. Took his time to explain his diagnosis and provided me with options.
I went to see Dr. Schneiderman because my eyes were red and and I felt constant pain. The first time I went to his office, the receptionist was extremely rude over the phone and in person. Even though I got there early, I was seen 2 hours later. The first time I saw Dr. Schneiderman, he was very kind and prescribed artificial tears and asked me to return if my eyes were still red. When I returned, once again I waited more than 2 hours. Dr. Schneiderman kept seeing patients that had arrived after me while I waited and didn't even apologize for making me wait. When I asked him why my eyes were still red he shrugged his shoulders and got annoyed when I asked him to check my eye pressure. I felt mistreated, I wasted my time and my money. I need to go back to an eye doctor, but sadly, I cannot count on him and need to look for someone more caring.
Amazing doctor,very patient and funny. If you need him you can always contact him.
Everyone was very friendly, I was in an out quickly. Thanks!
Good first impression. The front desk knew I had time pressures and acted accordingly.
Very impressed with this doctor. WIll go back. ONly negative was the waiting time.
He was a little too snarky and dismissive about the primary reason for my visit.
It was great. He was thorough. Gave me options that suited me financially. I didn't have to wait long.
A consummate professional. He explains everything to you.
Very pleasant. Funny guy. Dunno what people are complaining about with front desk. Red-haired girl was pleasant, at least.
I liked him he was very personable and provided me with feedback
Your secretaries reflect on you
very nice manner and good at explaining things I was anxious going there but got calm when talking to him.
Everyone in office very nice and professional. He explained everything and was very reassuring.
Would recommend to family and friends.
Everyone who work there are pretty cool and they saw me quickly even though I was late
Very courteous, understanding of my dad's language barrier, and timely visit.
Very professional and thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Schneiderman.
Dr.Schneiderman always provides thorough care, and answers every concern. He offers options, and explains ups and downs of each choice. He is very mellow, but calming, for my doc preferences.
Very professional and complete.
Dr. Schneiderman was completely professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. He explained the reason for each part of the examination and put me completely at ease. I found his office on zocdoc. I was a little concerned on what type of treatment I would get. However, my experience was nothing more exceptional. I would "HIGHLY" recommend him to anyone seeking eye care.
This was my first visit with this particular doctor. The staff is friendly, attentive and courteous. The waiting room is clean, perhaps a little too spartan in terms of magazines to flip through as one waits. Dr. Schneiderman is friendly and approachable and I will be happy to sign him up as my regular eye care provider.
I went to Dr. Schneiderman because I noticed a slight eye infection in my eye. I chose this doctor since I needed a fast appointment and it was not far from my office. He was OK, listened to my explanation of the problem, and prescribed me eye drops. I went for a follow-up to make sure everything was fine. I remember there were two receptionists and they seemed fluttered but then again it was probably busy. I would recommend this doctor if you are in the area.
Dr. Schniderman is a very patient and kind man. He took the time to answer all my questions and even let me use his computer to show him the kind of contact lenses I wanted. I have not had a more thorough eye exam before. His bedside manner is impeccable and even though the wait time was longer than I had anticipated, I would go again. I highly recommend him.
Very thorough and knowledgeable! Will definitely be returning
Very professional, and treatment seems to be working.
Easy visit. Waited about 10 minutes. Very thorough eye test and visit with doctor. Definitely recommend.
Very personable, thorough, and spent time to explain my condition. Highly recommended!
Dr Schneiderman is a very quiet person. It seems he tries to make conversation but is an introvert at heart. Don't expect a gregarious person but rather one who does his job and seems very serious about it.
the DR was very nice but the wait was well over an hour after my scheduled appt time. i understand DR's like to present themself as being busy but they still need to respect other's time as well
Was really nice and professional! Recommend.
He was great and direct to the point,good!
Very pleasant and very helpful!
He is very detailed, and professional. I would recommended to all my friends.
Dr. Schneiderman is very impersonal. His supporting staff made you feel welcome and calm.
I was given a thorough exam. Dr. Schneiderman did not rush - he answered my questions and explained the status of my vision clearly. I plan to visit him in 1 year for an annual check up.
Very thorough and reassuring.
Highly professional and personable with clear explanations and interest in patient's questions and concerns.
I have full confidence in him. He has been attentive and proactive to my eye issues.
Very professional and courteous. He does what it takes to make sure my eyes last for an additional 100+ years.
Very professional and courteous. He makes sure my eyes last a lifetime.
Dr. Schneiderman clearly explained what was wrong, and gave me two treatment options. He readily answered my questions and concerns. All of the staff was helpful and efficient. It was very easy to schedule this visit, and my follow-up. Great experience!
Very professional, highly recommended.
Nice guy, seemed through. A little cold in terms of his bedside manner.
He fit me in last minute at the end of the day, he explained his rationale behind his diagonosis, and I left his office with an entirely eased mind. Nice doctor, comes across intelligent and totally professional. Recommended by me!
Very knowledgeable and professional.
My visit to Dr. Schneiderman was great! The front desk staff was helpful, the office was clean, and the tech I saw was helpful. Dr. Schneiderman was kind, and I was in an do