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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
I have been going to Dr. Schlussel for many years and his staff is always very professional and friendly.
I highly recommend Dr Schlussel.
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.
Very curt visit.
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.
I would rate the visit as excellent.
Nice guy , very good physician. Nice bedside manner , nice staff. Clean office , nice atmosphere. Sending my mom for a check
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!
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.
Very informative and took the time to answer questions
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!
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!
Very professional. Warm manner.
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.
We love Dr. Schlussel!
The doctor was thorough and the office had top of the line, updated technology. I was completely comfortable and left with no questions unanswered.
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.
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.
Dr. Schlussel is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! He corrected my vision very thoroughly and made sure my eyes were totally healthy.
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.
Very professional and knowledgeable dentist. If you have eye problems - especially dry eye problems - I highly recommend. You're in good hands here.
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!!
I love going to their office. They are sweet, friendly, and caring. The service is amazing. The only thing is you have to wait.
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.
Dr. Schlussel was very thorough and professional. I'm very happy with the quality of care I received.
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.
Dr. Schlussel was very patient and helpful and explained everything thoroughly. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional optometrist.
Friendly staff, short wait, very accommodating to my crying baby. Overall great experience!
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!
Long time patient very happy with expertise and diagnosis.
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!!!
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.
He was detailed and thorough. I didn't feel rushed and appreciated that he answered all of my questions.
Dr. Schlussel is great, very knowledgable, explains everything, and thorough in his exam. The office is clean and the staff is friendly. Definitely recommend!
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!
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.
Staff was really nice and welcoming. Doctor Schlussel was attentive, thorough, amicable, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Very nice office staff and doctors.
Most courteous and professional and thorough in his examinations.
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.
Dr Schlussel and his staff was great. Extremely Thorough, and accommodating.
Great service but too expensive
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.
Very nice doctor, answered all my questions, explained everything to me in detail. Highly recommended. And new bigger office is coming soon..................
Very nice people at this office, and Dr. Schlussel was incredibly professional and patiently fielded any questions I had.
Extremely professional in all aspects of the Doctor's practice!
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Schlussel is efficient, friendly and a brilliant doctor!
Professional,quick and very informative!
Very thorough explanations of everything he was doing and how he came to his conclusions.
They really need to manage patient wait times; totally unacceptable. Otherwise satisfactory service
Dr. Schlussel is very knowledgeable, is very professional and has a great personality. I recommend him without any reservations.
He's really good and gives simple, succinct layman explanations/comments about your visit, tests, treatment, etc.
Friendly staff and Dr. Schlussel was very professional. Overall great experience.
I Iave been going to Dr. Schlussel for over 8 years and the Dr. and his staff always deliver with a prompt & professional service.
One word: WOW. Dr. Schlussel provided the most extensive eye exam I have ever had (and I've been wearing glasses since the 6th grade). He was patient, kind and generous with his time. He worked with me to find the right contact lens prescription as well as review other aspects of my eye health. Highly recommend!!!
Dr. Schlussel is very professional an expedient, exactly what you want in an optometrist.
the whole office staff were friendly and happy to help. Dr. Schlussel is incredibly friendly, professional, knowledgeable and thorough. I never felt rushed and he explained everything he was testing and looking for. I would highly recommend this practice.
Dr. Schlussel was thorough, professional, and easy to talk to. The office is clean and has modern equipment & technology.
very pleased with my visit.
I would highly recommend and the staff was great as well made feel comfortable and easy to talk to.
Dr. Schlussel & his staff are professional & friendly. Overall, an excellent experience.
Everyone was friendly and professional. Great first experience
He was very professional and explain in details the procedures and answered my questions and also provide literature for the procedures to be perform on me.
Dr. Schlussel was prompt and efficient. I will visit him again.
It's always efficient and thorough. That's what I appreciate the most.
The front desk is unpleasant and no smiles. The wait was long as I was the only person there and 5 people working. Doc was great, thorough and answered all my questions. Would go back only bc of proximity.
Alan's a cool dude.
Very long wait but they assured me it was an unusual situation and then made it up to me. Would have strongly preferred a call or text to warn me not to come on time, but I find all doctors' offices bizarrely behind the times in technology and customer service. Otherwise all great, lovely staff, and very knowledgeable & experienced doctor.
Always pleasant and Dr. S. makes me feel comfortable during the visit.
I love the knowledgeable, courteous, friendly staff. Dr. Schlussel is an excellent doctor.
Dr. Schlussel is extremely professional, friendly, thorough and very knowledgable. His staff is warm and very helpful, which is great when going in for either a new pair of glasses or contacts. Definitely recommend!!
Professional and pleasant. I URGE everyone to go instead of Warby, Cohens or Lens crappers
I'm usually in and out of there... I didn't see Dr. Schlussel until 1hr+... I was very annoyed and disappointed.
Dr. Schlussel is a very thorough doctor who cares about his patients. His bedside manner is wonderful and he is extremely caring with his patients.
Excellent Doctor. I have been going to see him for many years and he has given me the best advice.
Felt hustled by doctor. Seemed nice, but I was charged for many different procedures I thought were standard under the guise of "Would you like me to check X?" Paid so much for a standard contact exam I could have gone anywhere else without insurance and paid the same amount. Nice guy though.
Very friendly, professional, and thorough. I was looking for a new eye doctor, and found gold! I have been with him for one year, and I am so very happy with his service, knowledge, and demeanor. I highly recommend him.
As always, very comfortable, very smooth, very pleased:-)
I have not had my eyes checked since I was a teenager. However, if my doctor's had of been as professional and kind as Dr. Schlussel, I would have never missed an eye exam. The staff is also very helpful and kind. I have found my new doctor.
I was lucky to find such competence and professionalism so close to my home. Dr. Schlussel did a fine job of explaining all aspects of the exam, and the results and their ramifications. I hope he doesn't retire until after we leave the area!
Very informative, which made me feel comfortable trusting everyone in the office.
We look forward to our annual visit! Dr. Schlussel is an outstanding professional and extremely personable. The staff is also warm, inviting and is not shy to invest time to help with insurance billing or a change in coverage.
He explains each process the why and the solutions. He's office uses current technology to analyze and exam. His staff is friendly and pleasant.
It's always good
Very professional and has been my doc for more than 10 years.
When I arrived for my morning appointment Dr. Schlussel was the only one in the office and seemed unprepared to see me. He asked for my insurance information, even though he already had it on file. After inviting me back he seemed to give contradictory information about my issues, for example he said he doesn't use the brand of contacts I was having issues with, yet later said other patients of his have reported the same issue when using this brand, then again said none of his patients use it. I am clearly not an expert on optometry but I am 95% sure he performed at least one of the tests twice, he certainly asked me many of the same questions multiple times, seemingly forgotten he had already asked minutes before. To top off the visit, midway through he took a call on his cell phone and had me sit there in the room with him while he chatted with someone for about five minutes. As with my last visits he seemed intently focused on selling me on a higher ticket item and what percentage of the visit I would be paying out of pocket versus what he could bill my insurance for. I get it's Manhattan, but at least be a little coy about the sales pitch! Will be seeking a new optometrist after this.
The first time when I came in, i had an appointment and i was early. I ended up staying there for a total of 2 hours. They gave me a $5 Starbucks reward card... my time is worth much more than that. The second time, I went in at exactly my appointment time, there was just one person before me, and I don't know why i still walk out from there at 11:00pm. However, I would like to say that Dr. Schlussel is a really good doctor. He takes his time to do examinations and talk to you about your situation. He doesn't rush you at all. If you don't have a job, and will be willing to wait forever I would recommend going to Dr. Schlussel. Oh! and both times they are trying to lure me to get their products in the clinic because the doctor recommends it ( which i think it's totally fine), but they charge at least twice as much as it is selling outside (eg: amazon). I usually amazon the product before purchasing it from them.
I thought Dr. Schlussel was a good eye doctor and did a good job of checking my vision and prescribing me new contact lenses. However, I thought Dr. Schlussel was fairly flippant about money (e.g., that the cost of certain procedures / tests is "low"), and his perception of my personal wealth based on my apartment location, making me uncomfortable. I had a follow up with his partner Dr. Law and really enjoyed my experience
Professional engagement and devotion, friendly attitude and best individual solution - real comparative advantage! Thank you!
a very professional and thorough exam and good explanation of what was happening
Long wait time, didn't ask and gave me treatments that weren't covered under my insurance, didn't have helpful advice when questioned about my vision.
Alan and his staff are awesome!
I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel for many years and he is always patient and thorough with his session. The staff is very pleasant as well and always professional.
Great personal professional service.
Dr. Schlussel had an attitude and did not thoroughly explain the results of the tests. He made me feel like I was pestering him with questions and didn't have a good bedside manner. Overall, the office staff were nice and the wait time was quick.
Very kind, personable doctor. No complaints.
The stuff is very courteous and professional, the office is very clean and have a nice décor and Dr. Allan Schlussel he is a very good eye doctor that I will recommend to all my family and friends.
Personable, no-nonsense eye doctor. Recommended!
Dr. Schlussel is a patient and careful doctor.
Helped me talk through everything and come up with a solution that would work best for me. Did not feel rushed and started/finished exactly on time.
Dr. Schlussel is very thorough, complete and uses the latest technology.
Great and Friendly doctor, all the personal in the office were so friendly and efficient! Loved this place!
It was an excellent experience as I am accustomed to. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The doc is great, he knows his stuff. And he explains and shows you the pictures of your eyes. You leave his office feeling that you have put your eye care in good hands.
Great Doctor. Great results. I love his patience, his treatments for dry eyes are wonderful. I had ductal plugs and the new tratement with BlephEx to improve the health of my eyelids and to alleviate my symptoms. Thanks.
I had my appointment yesterday. I was running late since I ended up staying a few minutes later at work. I called the office to let them know I would be a few minutes late and they were very accommodating. I barely had to wait while I was there. Everyone especially Dr. Schlussel was super nice. The facility was very clean and the staff was very helpful. I came in for a routine check up and renewal of my contact lens prescription. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new eye doctor.
He's very thorough with his knowledge, skills and expertise. He is very informative and is not afraid nor hesitant to address any of your concerns. He's very personable and his staff is very attentive to his clients. I'm very happy he's my optometrist.
He was kind and Informative. He was thorough and quick at the same time. He even guessed the perfect contact for me with in minutes and contacts were always a problem for me and he answered any questions I had. Also he was not pushy to buy glasses from his office but his staff and Him were so great and the prices were great I got them there!
Everything was great- nice and attentive staff, complimentary coffee, speedy process; the only thing that I was not too thrilled with was the price- I started sweating when I heard how much I owed. But if you want quality, you've got to pay!
The doctor was very thorough and used the latest in technology. I have been going to him for years and I have recommended him without reservation. My whole family goes to him. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Also, his office staff is friendly and helpful. I have total trust in Dr Schlussel with the care of my eyes.
Very direct and professional. Explains his findings clearly and efficiently.
Another awesome visit with Dr. Schussel. I've been going to him for 3 years now - he's always courteous, conversational, and I'm in and out of the office as quickly and efficiently as possible. 5 stars. Oh AND he was able to give me my year supply of contacts in the office so I didn't even have to order them and wait - perfect!
Dr. Schlussel was great! I went to him for a routine eye exam for my contacts. He was friendly and thorough. I'll be going back for sure.
Great Visit. Very Thorough
It was fine.
I've been going to Dr. Schlussel since he opened the practice in West Orange. As always he and his staff are terrific. He is very good at explaining exactly what various tests are for, what they show about my vision, and what the treatment options are.
Very professional and knowledgeable, all the most recent equipment and methods. Very nice person. Overall, best experience I've had in a doctors office in a while.
Been seeing Dr. Schlussel for years. Always professional and kind. Front of house is nice and efficient too. Highly recommended!
Dr. Schlussel is friendly at the same time he keeps it very professional. He is thorough and keeps me informed of what tests he's doing, why he's doing it and the results of the tests done. I rate my visit today as an overall satisfaction. I would recommend Dr. Schlussel to my friends and family.
Great visit! Quickly in and out to get some new contacts. Would recommend!
Dr. Schussel is an expert doc and very thorough and with all the state-of-the-art equipment. His staff is just as nice and efficient! My whole family loves going there!
Excellent doctor, really took the time to explain the underlying problems.
The visit itself was fine - staff was very friendly and quick. The only issue I have is that they billed both my primary health insurance and my vision insurance for the same exam. I work in healthcare so it was clear double-dipping to me. Had to call my primary insurer to recall the claim payment. Probably won't go back.
The staff were very professional and friendly. The technician was also professional and informative. She explained everything she was doing and did not make me feel like I was being rushed. The Doctor was professional and very informative. He really helped me understand everything and had a great bedside manner. I would definitely recommend them .
Dr. Schlussel was great. He explained everything and answered any questions I had. In addition, his staff was very friendly and helpful.
The visit seemed too fast to be accurate and I felt pressured to purchase the glasses at the attached shop inside the office. I am pretty sure you can find better deals for the glasses if you resist the hard sale at the end of the visit. Didn't feel well attended overall
Everyone in this office is fantastic. Always so friendly and helpful. I had a lot of questions and I left feeling like I had a true understanding of my eye care needs and solutions and that I was in the best hands.
Dr Schlussel was a pleasure, I was taken within a few minutes of walking into the office and immediately seen. He was professional and knowledgeable, made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. Definitely recommend.
First visit. Dr. Schlussel was very knowledgeable and had a quick and accurate diagnosis of vision problem. Preliminary contact lens fitting was very good.
Dr. Schlussel utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent care.
I was taken in right away, which is always surprising for a late afternoon appointment. The office has all the up to date diagnostic equipment, and I felt well taken care of.
Highly recommend Dr Schlussel. He is knowledgable and takes good care of patients. I primarily see him to get my vision checked and get contact lenses.
Efficient, friendly and effectively addressed all of my questions and concerns.
I cannot complain of the service I receive in the Dr's office.
Great experience getting fitted for a new contact lens. Very kind and easy to talk to and work with to make sure I got what I needed!
I have been going to him for years because he is extremely knowledgable, caring, and genuinely has my best interests at heart.
Just found my eye doctor in Manhattan. Will recommend him 100%
Dr. Schlussel was great although the wait was about 45 minutes and I had to stand for most of that time since there was no room to sit.
Dr. Schlussel is very professional and provides a very thorough eye exam. His staff is polite and extremely helpful in choosing the appropriate frames. I would highly recommend.
Excellent doctor; took the time to examine my eye and recommend further treatment. A great doctor overall.
I went in the first time for a quick visit and I immediately felt a positive vibe at the front desk. The visit was fast but detailed and accurate. I went back today and was impressed by the efficient use of technology (they text you to confirm your appointment and give you a link where you can check in ahead of time!). The ladies at the desk were lovely and knowledgeable; in minutes they got my records from my other doctor's office via fax and email. The visit was super detailed, doctor clearly knew what he was doing, he answered all my questions and went out of his way to address all my concerns. Office is open late after work, which is perfect because I can't take breaks during my work hours. Location is just right for me, across from my office. Overall a very positive experience, I highly recommend this office.
A very good experience. Dr. Schlussel took a substantial time to evaluate my situation. I was very impressed with his caring and astute judgment.
Professional through and through
Very professional. Explained each step of the examination, and explained options for contact lenses clearly and thoroughly.
Great experience. Short wait time, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.
Staff was great. Dr. Schlussel had a great personal yet professional attitude. Up to date equipment and process, very efficient, saw me ahead of schedule. Highly recommended.
My 11 year old daughter feels so relaxed and comfortable with Dr. Schlussel and his staff. He is so kind and takes his time explaining the exam and the results.
Very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. Highly recommended!!!!
Dr. Schlussel always does a great job. His exams are always complete and you do not feel rushed. Dr. Schlussel is a true professional.
The doctor was very friendly and personable. Answered my questions and didn't try to sell services I didn't need although made good recommendations. Nice staff. Good equipment.
Dr Schulussel and his team is very warm and professional and services very affordable
Dr. Schlussel was extremely patient, nice and professional with my 93 year old mother. It was much appreciated.
Great doctor that explains things well and answered all my questions.
I really liked him. His office was a bit small, so at times the assistant would have to help others while in the room with me, but other than that I would recommend this Dr. Really nice, answered all my questions, great experience.
My visit was great. I actually arrived too early for my appointment and they got me in anyway. The ladies up front were really nice about it all. The technician is amazing. She is so accommodating and pleasant to deal with. She makes sure you're comfortable and explains the procedures and what to expect. She shows a lot of patience. Dr. Schlussel is a very pleasant man with a good bed side manner. He also shows a lot of patience.
i can only say Dr. Schlussel is a great doctor in every way, especially in giving a correct solution after a proper diagnosis about my problem.
I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel for many years and him and his staff if very professional. Dr. Schlussel takes his time with you and answers all your questions and is always in a positive mood.
The doctor gives a very thorough exam of your eyes. His answers to my concerns about my eye health was very clear and informative.
Disappointed -- Not thoughtful and attentive. Tried to sell other services outside of initial offerings without asking if I really needed it. Fits the description of being a NY doctor who tries to sell more services to keep up with rent in Manhattan. I thought returning would help stay consistent with reviewing my prior records...I don't intend to go back.
He is fantastic! So personable! Very smart and great advise! Been a patient for 5+ years! Highly recommend!
He's great! Friendly, informative, and incredibly efficient.
well a very good visit i can only said i never see so much care ??since i call to make the appoinmet and they ask me the right question and they were ready when i arrive to my appoiment !! thnks ??????????
Alan Schlussel was awesome to work with - he was personable and so was his staff. They were friendly and the process was quite easy. I was in and out in about 30 minutes included my eye appointment and the purchase of my glasses. I would definitely recommend to go there again quick, friendly, and good customer service!
He is thorough but the lenses and frames are expensive
Dr Schlussel was professional, and gave honest feedback and suggestion while not being pushy. Very comfortable appointment, would recommend to others.
He is great!
Its a small office with one doctor and I still had to wait over 30 mins. This is unacceptable. During the visit Dr Alan first kept selling me LASIK and then when I didn't really want to buy contacts from him (telling them how they were cheaper online) went on a long diatribe about how he has higher expenses than those online shops and he's in nyc, people want a personal touch from their doctors etc. He seemed quite bitter about all of this which made me uncomfortable. What I wanted was an eye test and exam and then I would buy my contacts online. What is the harm in this. Anyways I will probably not be going to him again.
Overall, I had a very positive experience with the office. Dr. Schlussel was very friendly and also thorough and helpful during the exam. Only downside is that the receptionist was a bit rude.
They tried to upsell me a procedure that didn't do anything but wasn't covered by my insurance.
I've been going her for over 2 years now and every time I leave the office I'm upset. I tried giving him a fair shot as I understand medical expenses can sometimes be out of the doctor's control, but that's not the case here. This doctor's main concern is having his patients pay him more money whether it's through hidden fees, extra tests, the newest contacts lens, etc. He's always pushing to get you to pay more in one way or another and a lot of times he doesn't tell you about it until it's too late. I think the biggest problem here is that he is actually knowledgeable and skilled at his job, but he has no compassion for his patients. For me, I think having a relationship with a doctor where you know they’re genuinely concerned for your wellbeing is the most important thing. I recently had an eye infection and went to see him for treatment. I needed a follow up just to check that the infection was gone and he charged me for an entire new appointment without letting me know. He then tried scheduling a 2nd follow up in hopes of charging me again. When I mentioned that I had no idea I would be charged for another appointment with the 1st follow up and that I didn't want the 2nd follow up, he walked away and didn't say a word to me. He completely ignored my concern and the fact that I was unhappy about the charges he didn't tell me about. I talked with my insurance company to see if this was typical and they let me know it's at the doctor’s discretion, but they don't normally see a doctor charging for a follow up as it's just a continuation of the appointment you already had. I'll never go back to this doctor and will make sure to tell my friends the same advice. Unfortunately, I tried giving them the benefit of the doubt after a number of upsetting encounters and in the end I was wrong. This isn't a place to go if you want a doctor concerned about you as a person, he's only concerned about your wallet.
Excellent in every way.
Very professional and thorough. In my pre-screening I mentioned that I was seeing "halos" around lights at night, and Dr. Schlussel and his assistant took this description very seriously and tested me for glaucoma. Turns out that the "halos" I'm seeing are because I was wearing expired contact lenses. I appreciate the extra mile to make sure I didn't have a more serious eye issue!
Amazing. Very friendly, professional, helpful staff and Dr. Schlussel is great! Highly recommended.
He listens to the patient and explains things to you. And best of all he treated me more than a patient we had a nornal conversation other than a professional conversation. We talked about sports ect. Thank you Dr. Schlussel
It was great! Very comfrotable and easy!
Always a great and thorough visit with Dr Schlussel!
Great, quick eye visit. Doctor staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Dr. Schlussel himself was really smart and down to earth - really cares about his patients. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an eye doc.
Professional and competent but I do not think I will be back. This is the second time we had to wait for over an hour.
I've been going to Dr. Schlussel for over five years and I've been satisfied each time. Great doctor very thorough.
Fantastic experience - Dr. Schlussel was very helpful in identifying the root cause of some of my eye / headache problems. He explained everything and gave me new contacts to try out right away. I would highly recommend him!
Great professional experience! Dr Schlussel and his staff are knowledgeable, personable and attentive. I Highly recommend this office for all your eye care needs and concerns.
I felt he was trying to upsell and that I had to push back a lot before he left me with my decision.
It was okay. He's short and to the point. Seemed like he wanted to sell me the latest brand of contacts. Makes me wonder how much kickback he gets for pushing products on patients.
Didn't explain to me that he was an out of network doctor. Ended up getting charged a boat load. Other than that he was very professional.
Dr. Schlussel is a truly great optometrist. His exam is thorough, and is equipped with top notch technology so you know you're getting modern care. More than that, Dr. Schlussel was friendly, caring about my health and didn't make me feel like I was being rushed out of the exam room with a new rx. I was very impressed with the level of care at this office - from the optician to the assistant to Schlussel himself. Can't recommend him enough.
Dr. Schlussel was very genuine and nice. He took the time to explain everything and made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be back.
Everything was just peach-creamy - doctor, the assistants, office manager. I am sure about new glasses in advance,
Dr. Schlussel was excellent and validated an issue that I was having that many docs in the past have neglected. I highly recommend him since he took the time to really investigate with various tests and exercises and listen to me when I explained what was going on with my vision. I will definitely going be back.
Dr. Schlussel was very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice easy going demeanor and was able to explain things with ease and interest. Also gave me some samples which were helpful. The office staff also seem very responsive. Would definitely recommend to others.
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.
Seems very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
I thought I would get eye drops and my eyes would't be good. I asked Eric what is it like. He did't answer! What would it be like? I`m six. It`s nice to meet you.
I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel since I was a little girl. He is professional, friendly, and efficient. My glasses came in within a week and they are great! I will continue to go to him while he is practicing.
Very professional and thorough.
Nice person, knowledgeable and very thorough.
I was really, really impressed with Dr. Schlussel. For the first time in many years, I can comfortably wear contacts, and I'm seeing better than ever. He was very accommodating in scheduling as well. Overall a great experience.
Dr. Schlussel is very dedicated during the entire visit, very professional and explains everything that he's doing and happening. And also very good at following up with patients over the next visit cycles.
Dr. Schlussel is a master at bifocal contact lenses! I came in feeling really frustrated that I couldn't find the balance between distance and reading and left with incredibly effective (and comfortable) lenses from CooperVision that fit my needs perfectly. Dr. Schlussel took the time to question me about my needs and matched me with the perfect lenses which also happens to be the latest technology in lenses.
Dr. Schlussel helped correct some of the mistakes made by previous optometrists and sent me home with the best vision I've had in years. He's up to date on the latest developments in the industry as well. Will be seeing him again for sure.
Wait staff here is extremely rude. Still waiting on contacts I ordered a month ago.
The entire staff was friendly and very helpful. Dr. Schlussel was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The appointment was quick, they accept my insurance and it's only a few blocks from my apartment. Perfect!
Excellent! A true professional and a gentleman. Would recommend him to all my associates and friends.
Very thorough, listened to my concerns and gave thoughtful suggestions and solutions. Excellent and welcoming staff, as well.
It was a great experience
The receptionist was a little slow dealing with insurance, but Dr. Schlussel was promt, professional, and reasonable with his advice and recommendations.
Very knowledgeable and professional.
Dr. Schlussel addressed all of my concerns. I appreciated availability by phone after hours when I feared I could be facing an emergency. It turns out I wasn't.
All my questions were answered and the visit was pleasant !
He's a wonderful eye doctor, not the most sparkling conversationalist, but the most accurate prescriptions I've gotten anywhere. And I like that the office closes for lunch, so the entire team gets a chance to rejuvenate.
was very pleasant. Would recommend and go back again.
It was quick and addressed my issue.
Dr. Schlussel was very kind, quick and explained my situation and eye exam results very clearly.
He was very knowledgeable and explained everything really well with a lot of detail.
Overall it was successful!
Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Wait time was only about 10 minutes. Facilities we very clean while office had a nice home feel to it. Highly recommended
Quick and professional. The only thing is that they didnt seem familiar with the type of my insurance right away, they had to check more than once to confirm that my insurance does cover the eyes. But other than this, the visit was perfect
Very professional. i didn't feel rushed. He provided advice but wasn't pushy about which features of the glasses to choose.
Very thorough exam. Latest technology was used. I'm telling everyone about him.
He was very nice.
He takes the time to explain every thing to you.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I would definitely recommend others to this office.
He was very thorough.
Very knowledgable. Office a bit on the sterile and strange side. Will try to upsell you on some things, but not too strongly, and he's a bit on the expensive side to begin with. More than good enough for routine work, though.
Probably the best drs appointment I've had in a long time.
Dr. Schlussel is very good at his profession. He takes his time and explains everything in detail makes sure you understand everything that is going on with your exam.
Simple, fast and easy. Definitely will be returning here if I ever have any eye issues!
Went for a annual checkup, which went well. He was friendly and professional and made sure everything was good with my vision. The only issue was affordability. While at his chair he seemed to suggest a couple other tests 'just to make sure' everything was better than good. Which landed up costing me a LOT of money, which I didn't realize. Won't go back because I cannot afford his services/suggestions. But if you can afford him, he is a good doctor.
Dr. Schlussel and his staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was my first time there, but I will definitely be back!
The Doctor is good but his optician is very rude and unprofessional. She twisted my frames and literally tried to arm twist me into getting new frames even though I just wanted a lens replacement in my existing ones. I was very disappointed in her. Overall th optometrist, Dr Sclussel is nice and professional but please don't go there if you want more than an eye test
Highly recommended, will definitely go back for each yearly check-up. Great frame selection!
Friendly, helpful, answered all of my questions, and zero pressure to go for extras. Highly recommend.
Dr. Schlussel was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me in detail, which I like. I'm definitely keeping him as my go to optometrist.
Friendly and professional, had all the latest tech in his office.
Very professional. Office seemed a bit "homey", but Alan was great.
Dr. Schlussel was very friendly and was very detailed in explaining things to me.
He was friendly and thorough -- I'll definitely go back.
He's a very good doctor. Knowledgeable and friendly. Willing to explain details. Very bright.
This was the least painful eye exam I've ever had. I have a real fear of other people touching my eyes, but Dr. Schlussel did everything very quickly and business-like, and the bad parts were over before I knew it. He is not very warm, but he gets the job done.
Very informative and very helpful doctor as well as staff.
He was very nice, but I had to wait over an hour.
Dr. Schlussel is a highly knowledgeable Optometrist, with all the latest technology on hand in his office. I was amazed at how quick and productive my visit was -- full exam, new contact lens and eyeglass perscriptions, a year's supply of contacts, and ordered a new pair of glasses all in under an hour. Highly recommended!!
very helpful staff
Dr Schlussel is one of the pushes Drs I've ever been to. He tries to sell you on additional procedures that aren't covered by your insurance and push buying contact lenses directly from him, even though prices are cheaper elsewhere. He even tried to bargain with me and all he could offer was $5 more a box than 1800Contacts. As far as an the actual eye exam he is fine, but watch out as his receptionist may tell you one date on the phone and book a completely different date in the computer, making you come all the way there to find out you no longer have an appointment and can't be seen.
Professional, courteous, timely.