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

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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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Dr. Schlussel is great, very knowledgable, explains everything, and thorough in his exam. The office is clean and the staff is friendly. Definitely recommend!

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This was a great experience, not only was the wait very short (<10 minutes total waiting time for the technician and Dr. Schlussel), but the entire process was so smooth. Everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful. I've never walked away from an eye exam understanding what I was paying for and what my health plan was paying for. They really made sure to understand my benefits, which I greatly appreciated. In addition, Dr. Schlussel is also an excellent doctor with great bedside manner, he was very friendly and efficient. He wanted me to come back for some additional testing and explained why in detail, and even reviewed my benefits to make sure it was covered or would be a decent cost. I definitely plan on continuing to see Dr. Schlussel!

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Dr. Schlussel is the consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable and patient centered. He is easy to talk to and easy to understand. He has a superb and efficient office staff. Receptionist and billing personnel were professional and extremely well organized. The optometry technician was professional and informative and administered tests in a calm, patient manner. The dispensing optician was professional, informative and helped identify the appropriate glasses for my prescription. Bottom line, a superb Optometrist with outstanding staff.

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Staff was really nice and welcoming. Doctor Schlussel was attentive, thorough, amicable, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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Very nice office staff and doctors.

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Most courteous and professional and thorough in his examinations.

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Dr. Schlussel is thorough and clear with his explanations about treatment. His staff are courteous and the office is well maintained. I would definitely recommend him for eye care.

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Dr Schlussel and his staff was great. Extremely Thorough, and accommodating.

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Great service but too expensive

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Follow-up exam for MGD / infection, and annual exam. I first went through a whole battery of tests from Annette on high-tech gear, from peripheral vision tester to checking for glaucoma, another one that shows a red/blue/green circle (don't recall what it does), another that blows a puff of air. All before seeing Dr. Schlussel. My eye infection was gone, then we went to the eye tests. Both he and his assistant answered all my questions - of which I had many - very thoroughly, explaining each step. Spent much time go over options, general and specific eye care recommendations. Though I chose to purchase my glasses at his office, there was no pressure to do so. By the way, I have no personal or professional affiliation with the Dr., or anyone in his office.

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Very nice doctor, answered all my questions, explained everything to me in detail. Highly recommended. And new bigger office is coming soon..................

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Very nice people at this office, and Dr. Schlussel was incredibly professional and patiently fielded any questions I had.

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Extremely professional in all aspects of the Doctor's practice!

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Dr. Schlussel spends time listening, reviewing, testing, interacting, and adjusts accordingly. Very professional, answers every question and explains why at every point. Same goes for his staff. BTW, I do not mind waiting, this isn't a line at the DMV. Proper, thorough care requires time.

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Very quick and efficient, even though I was late for my appt.! office called in advance to work with me figuring out my insurance. Very easy.

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I was very late to my appointment because I was stuck on a train, but they were still able to see me and treated me very professionally and pleasantly.

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Dr. Schlussel is efficient, friendly and a brilliant doctor!

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Professional,quick and very informative!

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Very thorough explanations of everything he was doing and how he came to his conclusions.

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Great!

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They really need to manage patient wait times; totally unacceptable. Otherwise satisfactory service

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