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Dr. Alan Schlussel, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York (Bachelor’s)
  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • New York State Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1538161740

Office locations

Dr. Alan Schlussel

200 East 33rd St

New York, NY 10016

Dr. Alan Schlussel

155 Prospect Ave, Suite # 201

West Orange, NJ 07052

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I arrived at Dr. Schlussel's office early because I had to get my replacement glasses adjusted. So my less than 30 minutes wait was by my own design. I had the treatment for dry eye and I am very pleased withthe results. During the procedure, Dr. S was caring and sensitive to my well being, constantly asking me if I was comfortable or needed anything. The time went quickly and the results have been great. I took the steriod drops for the recommended time period and everything is comfortable. Thank you Dr. Schlussel for recommending the procedure. I am glad that I went forward with it.
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Helped me immensely with my chronic dry eye issues. We still have a ways to go but I’m optimistic on a positive result. Excellent Doctor.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great follow up visit with Dr. Schlussel. Timely and courteous staff. Highly recommend
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Visit is always professional. i appreciate the follow-up and care taken to endure the concerns are addressed
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I have been a patient for many years and continue to respect my time in Dr. Schlussel's office. He is caring, knowledgeable and interested in his patients' eye car.
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Dr. Schlussel always goes above and beyond in quality of service and kindness. Very complete checkup and great recommendations. Modern equipment and procedures.
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Caring, timely, and efficient appointment as always with Dr. Schlussel!
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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 andwhen 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 myorder 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 appointmenttime 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 stylishframe 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 athird 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 froman 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 andextremely 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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