Dr. Alan Schlussel, OD

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200 East 33rd St, New York, NY, 10016
588 Eagle Rock Ave, 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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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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I love the knowledgeable, courteous, friendly staff. Dr. Schlussel is an excellent doctor.

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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!!

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Professional and pleasant. I URGE everyone to go instead of Warby, Cohens or Lens crappers

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I'm usually in and out of there... I didn't see Dr. Schlussel until 1hr+... I was very annoyed and disappointed.

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Excellent Doctor. I have been going to see him for many years and he has given me the best advice.

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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.

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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.

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As always, very comfortable, very smooth, very pleased:-)

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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.

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Very informative, which made me feel comfortable trusting everyone in the office.

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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.

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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.

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It's always good

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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.

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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.

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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

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Professional engagement and devotion, friendly attitude and best individual solution - real comparative advantage! Thank you!

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a very professional and thorough exam and good explanation of what was happening

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Alan and his staff are awesome!

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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.

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Great personal professional service.

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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.

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Very kind, personable doctor. No complaints.

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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.

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Personable, no-nonsense eye doctor. Recommended!

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Dr. Schlussel is a patient and careful doctor.

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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.

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Dr. Schlussel is very thorough, complete and uses the latest technology.

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Great and Friendly doctor, all the personal in the office were so friendly and efficient! Loved this place!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Very direct and professional. Explains his findings clearly and efficiently.

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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!

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