Dr. Alan Schlussel, OD

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200 East 33rd St, New York, NY, 10016
155 Prospect Ave, Suite # 201, West Orange, NJ, 07052

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Doctor Schlussel received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Binghamton University in 1980. He attended the State College of Optometry in New York from 1980 through 1984. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in June 1984. He has been in private practice for over 25 years. Doctor Schlussel is currently the managing partner of both private offices in mid-town Manhattan and West Orange,N.J. In December of 1989, Dr. Schlussel received his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and is currently a prestigious member of this organization. He is a member of the American Optometric Association along with the New York and New Jersey State Optometric Associations. He has been extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and in the co-management of Lasik. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Schlussel has developed a Dry Eye Center of Excellence within his private office. Having dry eyes himself, he has been successful at treating and managing patients with dry eyes. The Dry Eye Treatment Center of New York and New Jersey offers appointments for those patients that may benefit from this specialty care. He recently lectured to a large group of optometrists on the effects of dry eyes on Sports Performance.

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Great optometrist! I look forward to my visits like I look forward to Christmas because I know that after I see him I will no longer have eye pain. He always has a solution and as a dry eye sufferer himself, is very sympathetic to what his patients are going through. Wait time is horrible if you go during lunch. Before 12pm or after 2pm is the best time to see him.

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I arrived for an 8 am appointment and the staff was not there yet, so I had to wait about 15/20 minutes to be seen when there were no other patients. I came in for my first annual eye exam and when I asked questions, I found the staff to be quite curt and unfriendly. When I left the office, I had to ask for a printout of my updated prescription, which I assume should have been offered to me.

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Great!

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Great guy; very nice manner and did not hesitate to explain things when I had questions.

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Thorough eye exam with a professional atmosphere. The staff are excellent and friendly. I will be a regular patient going forward. I am confident that I received high quality care and highly recommend Dr. Schlussel.

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I have been going to Dr. Schlussel for many years and his staff is always very professional and friendly.

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I highly recommend Dr Schlussel.

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I was the first appointment of the morning so I was able to get right in. Dr. Schlussel was to the point, answered all my questions, and pointed me in the right direction for purchasing a solid pair of lenses.

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Very curt visit.

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Dr. Schlussel has been my optometrist for nearly two decades. He has always been great and thorough in following the condition of my eyes and for that I am very grateful. And his staff are very professional and gracious.

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I would rate the visit as excellent.

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Nice guy , very good physician. Nice bedside manner , nice staff. Clean office , nice atmosphere. Sending my mom for a check

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Dr. Schlussel himself was good. Very informative and quick. His staff however is a little lacking. My glasses order was lost and no one told me until I called a month later to inquire about it. When i finally cancelled my order to order through a different provider, the receptionist was unable to simply email me a copy of my prescription.

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The entire staff and Dr. Schlussel are fantastic. I waited less than 10min after my arrival, they completed a thorough test and examination and Dr. Schlussel takes his time examining and talking with you. I never feel rushed and it is a very easy appointment. I highly recommend this practice!

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Dr. Schlussel was actually really great, and so were the technician and Jinmey (technician) and Talia, the woman who helped me pick out my glasses were super helpful and kind as well. I especially want to thank Talia for helping me pick out frames and being understanding with me!

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Was requested to move my appointment a half an hour later because the team wanted a longer lunch break - by the time I got their message it was already too late to reschedule so I got there at my appointment time and was scowled at and talked down to. Dr. Alan was condescending in how he spoke to me and though it was a very quick appointment, I would never go back.

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Very informative and took the time to answer questions

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Excellent

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Great office! Dr Schlussel is very knowledgeable and super friendly. My appointments always start on time and I've been going to the same office for over 15 yrs. Highly recommend!

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Very professional. Warm manner.

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We love Dr. Schlussel!

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The doctor was thorough and the office had top of the line, updated technology. I was completely comfortable and left with no questions unanswered.

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My husband and I had two consequent appointments for the regular checkup and glasses prescription. We have got even more than we expected. I was advised on what kind of glasses will made my life easier and have got a stylish frame from a famous brand by reasonable price. My husband's issue was solved by the doctor who identified the source of it and made prescription. That problem hasn't been solved (neither identified for decades). The personnel is friendly and professional. I would highly recommend the doctor.

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Dr. Schlussel is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! He corrected my vision very thoroughly and made sure my eyes were totally healthy.

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The doctor is fantastic, but the girl who was doing a couple of vision tests before was really horrible. Lots of sighing, borderline disrespectful, didn't seem like she knew what she was doing.

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I moved 60 miles from Dr. Schlussel about 3 years ago and I consulted with two eye doctors over the next two years. The locals did not provide the quality service that this doctor provided. This year, rather than try a third doctor, I traveled the hour or so one way to receive quality care.. His staff is very professional, affable and efficient. I have no regrets travelling two hours round trip and I highly recommend him.

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Very professional and knowledgeable dentist. If you have eye problems - especially dry eye problems - I highly recommend. You're in good hands here.

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I took my 8 yr old and 4 yr old for a checkup and he was great. very patient, interactive and my kids actually cooperated without me telling them to. Great experience!!

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I love going to their office. They are sweet, friendly, and caring. The service is amazing. The only thing is you have to wait.

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I was 20 minutes late due to heavy traffic and they were super accommodating! Everything about the appointment was great. Dr. Schlussel is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dr. Schlussel was very thorough and professional. I'm very happy with the quality of care I received.

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Dr. Schlussel is meticulous and thorough. He spent at least 30 minutes with me and was incredibly helpful and forthright. It has taken me awhile to find an optometrist that I like in the city and I will definitely be returning to Dr. Schlussel in the future.

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Friendly staff, short wait, very accommodating to my crying baby. Overall great experience!

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Dr. Schlussel was very patient and helpful and explained everything thoroughly. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional optometrist.

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Great service from everyone. First time with contacts and they're very patient, changed one out for me and were thorough with making sure I had the right prescription etc. Great staff!

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Long time patient very happy with expertise and diagnosis.

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No wait time (I checked in online in advance.) Very thorough and informative exam. Both the doctor and the tech took the time to explain things to me. Very efficient but also a great "bedside manner" and I never felt rushed. I also bought new reading glasses there (I broke mine). I showed them what I wanted to replace and they pulled the handful of glasses that most looked like what I wanted and explained my benefits and what my costs would be. Overall, a great experience start to finish. I've found my new eye doctor!!!

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Doctor himself was amazing, wish I could go back just because he was the best. Their sales team on the other hand is absurd -- signed me up for lens enhancements I DID NOT ASK FOR, charged me an absurd amount, even overcharged my copay to boot... never going back.

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He was detailed and thorough. I didn't feel rushed and appreciated that he answered all of my questions.

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I've been seeing Dr. Schlussel ever since I first started needing glasses in middle school. He, and everyone else in his office, is knowledgeable, kind, and quick! Never had to wait very long, never had an unanswered question.

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