View map

Dr. Akhilesh Singh, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Please note that *** NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE***. Refraction and contact lens fittings are not covered by medical insurance. We only perform contact lenses fitting for established patients that had fittings in the past. We ACCEPT CASH AND CHECK FOR ALL PAYMENTS. Dr Akhilesh Singh specializes in laser cataract surgery with multifocal lenses. Insurance information is required prior to examination so we can check eligibility and benefits, Appointment will be cancelled if not submitted. Dr. Akhilesh Singh is an ophthalmologist treating patients in Forest Hills, New York, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives the highest quality of eye care available. He holds certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Singh is also a member of professional organizations including the American Society of Ophthalmology and the New York State Medical Society. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Singh attended the City University of New York and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He continued his medical education at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, completing an internship program. Dr. Singh received his residency training in ophthalmology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Patients visiting Dr. Singh can receive a full range of eye-care services. He provides comprehensive dilated-eye examinations, fittings for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including diabetic retinopathy, eye infection, dry eye, cataracts, double vision, vision loss, and glaucoma.

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Internship)
  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Ophthalmology

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Speedy response

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1578535837

Office locations

Akhilesh Singh

110-50 71st Road, Suite 1J

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Staff are pleasant and approachable,
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Told me to put eye drops in my eye till it goes away but I couldn’t understand why my eye would swell up ... turns out I needed surgery to correct the issue.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Singh and his support staff were overall friendly. Dr. Singh was very polite to me and even engaged with my little one. The technology at this place was also very up to date. I highly recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Nice staff
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr.Singh is thorough and explains everything clearly and in a way I could understand . Staff was very nice too ! Absolutely recommend
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor, thorough exam, good at explaining issues.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He knows what he’s doing and treated me with so much respect and professionalism. I totally recommend
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Pays attention, explains everything in detail.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Everyone in the office keeps thing moving, explains the various tests as they are being done. Dr. Singh goes over everything all in one appointment. Clean office and nice music to be calm with. Nice Staff.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall, the treatment and appointments with the Dr. Singh himself were great. He is knowledgeable and seems to care, although we had a long wait. Unfortunately, the experience is tarnish with the exit process. We were not aware that they onlyaccepted cash during the for our co-payments and as we were searching our pockets, the staff stood around looking irritated, like we committed a crime. And now almost a year later, I have received a bill saying we owed money, which is suspect. Maybe the staff is more suited for a collection agency, then a doctor's office.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall pleasant experience. Staff was friendly and attentive, and Mr. Singh made me feel very at ease. Would recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and informative. Would definitely recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Met with Dr. Singh, and he diagnosed my issue within a few minutes, and what steps to take for dealing with it.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
the doctor was nice and explained to us the condition of the patient's eyes but the receptionist was a bit nasty and mean. It was raining and our first time, we could hardly find the place; we were 5 minutes late,there was a patient waiting, the receptionist said," the next time you're late, you'll have to reschedule!" ....it was raining! I wanted to leave...but I won't come back here anymore....
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Singh and his entire staff are fabulous. Very professional, friendly and organized. Dr. Singh quickly put my mind at easer regarding a nagging aliment. It was refreshing to experience a doctor that is both incredibly knowledgable, warmand assuring. I highly recommend, will be back and will be referring to friends and family. Thank you!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
As always my visit with Dr. Singh was great! The wait was not long at all and all his staff is quite friendly. Dr.Singh is very professional. He explains everything appropriately and addresses all my concerns every time. I feel atease going in to see him knowing all my questions will be answered with a thorough explanation. Highly reccomend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional, extremely friendly. The office is extremely beautiful and clean - the staff is efficient and friendly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Staffs are great! Professional. Only they need to introduce themselves before doing anything. Office is clean, well equipped. Md tries to communicate with pt using pts's own language .
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The doctor was very kind and very attentive. The staff was very polite. He answered all my questions and I never felt like I was being rushed out, he took his time. I highly recommend Dr. Singh
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The doctor has great modern machines for testing. The exam was thorough and helpful
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I went in for a comprehensive eye exam as recommended when I went to get a new pair of eyeglasses the week before. Dr. Singh and his staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. There was almost no wait time and heanswered every question I had with thoughtful and eloquent responses without confusing me. Highly recommended!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The office was extremely efficient. Within a short amount of time I was seen by the office manager who conducted the initial eye examination using a variety machines which take pictures of the eyes . I found this odd that theoffice manager would conduct these tests . I was then seen by an optometrist who took some other measurements for which I was given no reason why this was done . I was then seen by Dr. Singh. He was pleasant enough but did not seem to find it important to fully answer my questions, at one point saying "If you went to medical school for opthomology you would know this was not serious ..." . I found that comment rather condescending. Overall , the examination was comprehensive but I prefer a doctor who will talk with the patient and answer questions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Good doctor, staff leaves a lot to be desired. Showed up for a follow up appointment and then they tell me I need a referral. No mention of it on any of the confirmation calls. Will not waste time here again.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Everyone was very accommodating and professional! A very nice experience! Dr. Singh is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I was in the best of hands!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Singh! From the front desk, to the woman who did the initial eye tests, to the optometrist, and to Dr. Singh himself – they were all friendly, compassionate, professional,and skilled at what they do. The office itself is spotless and modern with a nice décor. Overall a very positive experience and I would recommend Dr. Singh to anyone who is in need of ophthalmologic services.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Singh is very good at explaining the things for your understanding. He tells you in scientific terms and then in laymen terms which I appreciate. I did feel rushed throughout the appointment. Also, I have trouble with putting things inmy eyes, Dr. Singh and his technician didn't really care to put me at ease. My first interaction with the office was when the receptionist who called to confirm my appointment. She was rude and kind of hard to understand. She was the same person who greeted me. She was curt and unprofessional, she was walking around barefoot. At the end of the appointment, i had to settlement my copay in which she tried to charge me at the out of network rate, not the in-network rate. They also don't take cards so I was unable to use my flex spending card.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I found him to be concerned and his explanations of various things going on to be excellent without scaring me. His office staff is polite and courteous. The office itself is a very pleasant waiting area even thou the wait was not long at all.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Good Service
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Awesome! The office was very clean and zen like. Absolutely LOVE the flooring (you'll see what I mean..... mesmerizing!) The doctor was very informative and professional and his staff were equally as awesome!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr.Singh was very professional, and I was given the appropriate testing. The wait was not long at all, even though there were other patients. I would recommend his office.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Everyone was great. The office was beautiful and I was treated well and in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend Dr. Singh.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Today was my first appointment with Dr. Singh and I am very pleased! I found him to be knowledgeable, approachable, and professional. Wonderful staff, clean place!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Singh was very thorough and professional. He makes you feel comfortable and in good hands. His staff is extremely warm and friendly. the office ambiance of quiet music and the clean environment makes something that is usually stressful, quite pleasant.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Visit was awesome and the staff was great with my 11 yr old daughter.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Doctor was very professional, I had many examination to my eyes he explains to me everything about my eyes. I'm feeling satisfied..also the assistant who did all the tests he was very well excellent. Only suggestion is the lady at thefront desk wasn't cordial I recommend it to be more friendly special went patients coming for the first time. I wasn't feeling welcome...thank you.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great service
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The doctor is very polite and listen to patient.Takes time for diagnosis and give advise to treat cataract and tells good/bad point of eyes.In nutshell he is very adjustable.The only problem is there is no access for handicap patient in thebuilding nor an elevator access to his office.The office staff is of good help.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Patient and Caring! GREAT Doctor!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great!!!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor! Very knowledgable and answers all questions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Informative, friendly, and supprtive. Wonderful experience, every MD visit should feel that way.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Being new to ZocDoc, I did not know that an appointment needed to be confirmed by the doctor's office. When I arrived, the receptionist kindly let me know that the appointment had not been completed but that she could place meon the schedule. She mentioned a twenty minute wait time, but it was much quicker than that (~5 minutes). The doctor was very thorough in explaining everything from what led to my issue to the preventative steps needed in the future. Excellent ophthalmologist!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Doctor Singh is VERY efficient and does not waste time getting patients in and out. He still makes an effort to explain any procedure he administers and some of the science behind what he is doing. All in all, he isa competent and knowledgeable physician. Some patients may want more face time with their doctor, but I don't mind the trade off if I can get out of my appointment faster. Only con --The office's front desk needs improvement. They are a bit disorganized (took some time locating my file and patient papers appeared to be in disarray at the front desk -- one of the receptionists called me after my appointment to get information she neglected to take while I was there). Not a huge deal, so I would likely return to this office.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very corteous staff and wait time was minimal which is a huge plus for me. Doctor Singh explained everything in detail. The optometrist Harold was excellent as well, very professional and knowledgeable. Great practice, great staff, great doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall I found my experience at Dr. Singh's office to be very positive. The office is very modern, clean, and comfortable. The front desk staff were very polite and courteous. I barely finished completing some paperwork before I was calledin to see the doctor. So that is a big plus. I hate waiting for long periods of time in a doctors office. Since this was my first visit they examined my eyes using a variety of new and interesting devices. The doctor was very kind and explained everything in detail. I never felt rushed and all of my questions were answered completely. I would highly recommend Dr. Singh to anyone looking for an excellent eye doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Knowledgeable doctor, professional and friendly staff. Perfect combination!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Singh and his staff are professional, friendly and efficient. Dr. Singh took the time to explain my condition and was more than willing to answer my questions. The wait time was short and the office itself was clean and pleasant
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was wonderful! Pleasant and knowledgable
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice, thorough and explained everything
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind an OphthalmologistDr. Akhilesh Singh, MD