Dr. Alan Schlussel, OD

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200 East 33rd St, New York, NY, 10016
588 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ, 07052
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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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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Dr. Schlussel is very knowledgeable, is very professional and has a great personality. I recommend him without any reservations.

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He's really good and gives simple, succinct layman explanations/comments about your visit, tests, treatment, etc.

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Friendly staff and Dr. Schlussel was very professional. Overall great experience.

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I Iave been going to Dr. Schlussel for over 8 years and the Dr. and his staff always deliver with a prompt & professional service.

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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!!!

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Dr. Schlussel is very professional an expedient, exactly what you want in an optometrist.

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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.

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Dr. Schlussel was thorough, professional, and easy to talk to. The office is clean and has modern equipment & technology.

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very pleased with my visit.

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I would highly recommend and the staff was great as well made feel comfortable and easy to talk to.

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Dr. Schlussel & his staff are professional & friendly. Overall, an excellent experience.

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Everyone was friendly and professional. Great first experience

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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.

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Dr. Schlussel was prompt and efficient. I will visit him again.

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It's always efficient and thorough. That's what I appreciate the most.

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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.

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Alan's a cool dude.

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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.

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Always pleasant and Dr. S. makes me feel comfortable during the visit.

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