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MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED. VISION PLAN VSP IN THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONLY. Dr. Albert J. Rudick is a board certified ophthalmologist in New York city and is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with highest honors being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. He has been in practice for 31 years and maintains 2 offices in Manhattan. Selected as a Best Doctor, Ophthalmology, by Castle Connley for the past 20 years, an honor bestowed upon him by his professional peers for excellence in the practice of Ophthalmology, he offers the highest quality Eye care ranging from routine eye exams to the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and specialty contact lenses. Dr.Rudick specializes in Refractive Surgery and is recognized as one of the Top Refractive surgeons in the New York metropolitan area by both patients and professional peers. Dr.Rudick also has a special interest in Dry Eyes and is an expert in the treatment of the lacrimal system and lid disorders. In addition he also offers Botox and Injectable fillers for cosmetic/aesthetic facial applications. ABOUT OUR OFFICE Associate Ophthalmologist has been serving the Wall Street community for over 40 years. Our offices, located at 150 Broadway and 305 East 40th Street are available for all of your eye care needs. The doctors and staff of Associate Ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care. We provide state of the art eye care and specialize in refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASAK, refractive lens exchanges, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and cataracts. We offer complete contact lens services that include hard, soft, daily and disposable lenses. Cosmetic, bifocal, multifocal and specialty lenses are also available. We welcome and accommodate new patients to our practice. Same day appointments available for emergencies. REFRACTIVE SURGERY: LASIK, LASAK, PRK ETC... For the right patient a refractive procedure is a wonderful and life changing event, but not something to be taken lightly. Our approach of individualized patient selection and education along with the evaluation, treatment and follow up care assures the best possible result. If you are interested in refractive surgery please mention it to your doctor at the start of the exam. We are the preferred Lasik provider in the Wall Street area and enjoy an unsurpassed reputation for success and patient satisfaction. There is also Financing available for LASIK procedures.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was my first visit. I very much appreciated Dr. Rudick and his staff. I had a new Vision Plan and was nervous about being charged extra fees on my Medical Plan. So I called his office and the staff was very patient and understanding. The assistant put me at ease by double checking and confirming that my Vision Plan would indeed cover my annual vision visit. When I got to the office, the staff made it very clear to me if what types of procedures would be charged under the medical plan. I appreciate the staff's clarity and high level of customer service. Will definitely come back.
Overall as good as an experience as possible. Highly professional and friendly staff. Doctor Rudick was engaged and thoughtful. Took time to answer all my questions.
It was a great experience. Dr. Rudick is very professional as a doctor and also great in his skills. He listened to my issues, asked my questions, and immediately knows what was going on. I booked the re-visit appointment right away. High recommended to anyone scares of eye examination!
Excellent and thorough exam. Would highly recommend!
It was great! Super fast, really efficient, and answered all my questions. I even was a new patient - and they were super quick to give the forms and take my paperwork. Amazing!
my appt was quick. but i was knowledgeable before arriving the dr and staff recognized i knew what i had' he examined me and cut right to the chase!
The provider was great and answered my concerns. I inquired with the front desk how long my wait would be and the receptionist was a little rude. Otherwise everything went smoothly.
Friendly staff. Short wait time. Thorough and professional consultation with Dr Rudick who paid attention to, and addressed all of my concerns.
Detailed and thorough
The staff and the doctor were great but I am upset that they did not warn me about the effects of the pupil dilation would have on my eyesight for a few hours as I headed outside and could not look directly into bright lights or sunlight.
Dr. Ruddick is an excellent physician. He is caring and competent. I appreciated the time he spent with me and his clear explanation of my issue. Highly recommend.
He was friendly and informative. Ran extra tests to ensure the accuracy of my diagnosis. Looking forward to seeing him again
Great Doctor and very prodessi
As someone who tries their best to stay out of doctor's offices I had a pleasant experience with Dr.Rudick. Nice office, friendly staff and professional doctor. I never felt rushed and would definitely recommend this practice.
Couldn't speak highly enough about Dr. Rudick. Process was seamless, he made himself more than available for questions - explaining his observations and opinion in full detail, and was very pleasant.
Beautiful office, great equipment, very efficient. I was in and out! Looking forward to keeping as my new eye doctor.
Very professional, efficient and smart.
Nice office but the whole staff even the doctor seemed very rushed. It seemed like they knew what they were talking about but not very personable with patients
Always very thorough and helpful. I had a burst blood vessel and he was able to diagnose and get me in with a specialist the same day. Highly recommended.
Dr. Rudick was fine if you are just looking for a routine check up. But if you have complicated eye conditions and a very strong prescription, find someone else. I have a very bad astigmatism in both eyes, as well as a prism in my lenses. I have ocular hypertension (a precursor to glaucoma), and while I was given all the routine tests, Dr. Rudick himself only spent about 5 minutes with me, and rushed me through my questions as if I was overthinking everything. I know what my issues are and I was hoping to have a discussion about them. It just felt so rushed I couldn't even think. I am not going to return, but if you just need a very quick yearly ocular check up, I would recommend their efficiency and good equipment.
Dr. Rudick and his office were fantastic! My eye was bothering me for an entire day and I needed a last minute appointment with an ophthalmologist the following day. Given Dr. Rudick's positive reviews on ZocDoc and immediate availability, I scheduled an appt. The only time available was noon which is hard with my work schedule. I called the office that morning and the receptionist was gracious enough to send me all the paper work ahead of time so I didn't waste any time in the office. I was seen about 15 minutes after my scheduled appointment time. Turns out there was a microscopic foreign object in my eye. Dr. Rudick was quick and seamless, got it out, and wrote me a prescription for eye drops. Thank you, Dr. Rudick!
I have a history of eye problems. I found Dr. Rudick to be very thorough. I was impressed with him and will return.
Felt rushed and not much explanation about my exams. Could have gone to pearl vision for better service
Dr. Rudick was recommended by a coworker. The staff is very professional. I would definitely recommend it.
Dr. Rudick is a caring professional who gave a more complete and thorough examination than I had ever received in the past. His staff is also very professional and courteous.
Dr. Rudick is smart and efficient. Could not recommend more.
Nice doctor, but I had to go back and adjust my prescription
great experience. wait time was minimal. dr rudick is professional and attentive.
This was my first visit and my first time getting contact lenses. The eye exam went quickly and smoothly. The doctor was knowledgable and direct. During my contact fitting the entire staff was incredibly patient and accommodating. I had many questions, many concerns, and was given as much time as I needed to feel comfortable and confident with my prescriptions. I couldn't have had a better experience, thank you!
This was my first time meeting Dr. Rudick but he was very friendly. It was an extremely quick annual exam. Although we didn't really chat much, I liked the office and Dr. Rudick and would certainly go again.
He was very professional and kind. I did not wait at all. He saw me the minute I finished my paperwork. I will be coming back for my next annual eye exam.
I will certainly return.
Very nice office and thorough eye exam. Highly recommend!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Everyone was kind, attentive and courteous from front desk staff to Doctor himself. All procedures explained beforehand as well as detailed account of results. Love this place. If only all doctors offices were like so. Standard in healthcare!!!!
Dr. Rudick was very informative and also patient. I waited a little while to be seen again (30 minutes) but he was quite sufficient in the diagnosis.
Dr. Rudick was very caring and the visit was very painless. I was brought into a waiting room right away and had a short wait. Staff was also a pleasure to deal with.
Staff welcoming and professional. Very well structured process. The doctor was very professional and answered all my questions.
Very professional and reassuring of corrective vision procedure. Did not try to push a method (PRK or LASIK). One bit of criticism is that the office paperwork is a bit redundant and should pull from ZocDoc's approved paperwork to eliminate filling out paperwork at the office.
New patient scheduling was easy. I was able to get a lunchtime appointment about an 90 minutes before the appointment time.Dr. Rudick did a quick and easy assessment of my eyes and found, no major issues and recommended exercises and over-the-counter drops for my computer eyestrain. He also dilated my eyes for a more in depth examination. My only gripe, this was my first time having my eyes dilated and I was not informed until after the drops were in my eyes of the time it takes to dilate and recover from eye dilation. Needless to say, I went back to work a little peeved about about the blurriness I experienced (which the Dr. & his assistant did mention this was normal). Luckily, I was able to leave work a little early and have the blurriness clear in time for the next business day.
I have been going to Dr. Rudick for just about a year and I am not being overly dramatic when I say he changed my life. I have excessively dry eyes and Dr. Rudick recommended getting plugs inserted quarterly to produce natural tears. It is nothing short of amazing! My eyes feel well lubricated at all times. I can wear make-up without fear of it running down my face. In addition to all of that, Dr. Rudick and the entire staff at his office are very pleasant and I never have to wait for more than a couple of minutes. I cannot more highly recommend.
Had a very good visit with Dr. Rudick. My insurance keeps changing at work, so I feel like I have to see a new eye doctor every year... but Dr. Rudick was fantastic. His staff was lovely and very helpful in looking up my current vision insurance. Definitely recoommend.
Dr Rudick was fast and accurate. Listened to my concerns and ordered tests accordingly. The staff was very friendly and professional. Wait time was probably 5 minutes considering I had to fill out new patient information. I definitely recommend this doctor. Very pleased!
Really great experience with Dr. Rudick. Literally no wait time, clean and modern office, friendly nursing and support staff and Dr. Rudick himself was knowledgable, approachable and efficient. Highly recommend!
Dr. Rudick and his team are always professional. The office is bright and spacious. Everything is done with care and consideration. I would definitely recommend Dr. Rudick as an eye doctor. He's been mine for over 10 years.
I was very pleased with Dr. Ruddick, but the webbased doctor records they use requires me to supply my social security number. Really?
So, i made an appointment with this office and doctor because I was in a rush and realized I needed to do a check up. It was quite easy to make the appointment, and the office followed up with me and confirmed. Great. I went in, waited less than 10 minutes, and taken to a few rooms for various tests before the doctor conducted his eye exam. He let me know about my astigmatism (I knew this) and that he needed to special order my contact lenses because my vision was so bad. Ok...a tad odd, but fine, I DO have terrible vision. They charged me a ridiculous amount for the order and fitting because "usually insurance doesn't cover it" (their words, not mine), and that I could submit a claim to my insurance for it. Fine. I made an appt for 2 weeks later to come in for my new trial contacts. Now, I went in, and they informed me that they tried to call and reschedule because they hadn't come in yet. It is my fault I didn't see the missed call/voicemail, BUT, when I asked what the delay was for my contacts, they told me it was never ordered. Excuse me? So I asked why, and one of the employees let me know that "she shouldn't be telling me this" but that the doctor was new and he didn't know how to use the electronic system to place orders like this/confirm/etc. That is very unprofessional, and makes me wonder what else does he not know how to do? I made another appt 2 weeks later (today, 11/30). I received a call the day before, confirming my appt time, great! Went in, filled out my information, and when my name was called, was taken to the back. The employee asked if I had my trails with me....excuse me? You ordered them? She left for a few minutes, and a new employee came up to me and said they weren't in. Excuse me? Why call me and confirm? Why waste my time? This office seems to not know how to conduct professional business, and I was extremely upset. She let me know that my contacts had to be special ordered, which I knew, but if they were done right the first time, they would be here already. I requested a refund and am waiting to hear from their office manager now. DO NOT GO HERE. They will waste your time. There are too many employees who don't seem to know what anyone else is doing, the doctor's do not communicate to anyone, and god forbid I had an emergency to deal with.
Dr Rudnick is an excellent physician, and the whole staff in the office is also lovely and helpful. That said, the wait time is far too long. All-in, it was roughly 2 hours in the office for what was anticipated to be a 15 minute check-up appointment. The pre-appointment time to fill out new paperwork could have been done ahead of time with proper planning, and I'm still unclear why I was left in the room twice for very extended periods of time...Otherwise wonderful.
I like him.
Dr. Rudick's office printed the wrong prescription for me. I gave that prescription to Warby Parker, received glasses with the wrong prescription (based, of course, on the prescription I had received from Dr. Rudick), and ultimately had to wait over a month to get the correct prescription and new glasses. It was frustrating, to say the least.
Was in an out in under 45 minutes. This was my first visit so there was paperwork when I first go there, but nothing out of the ordinary. People were nice and facility was great.
Absolutely great! Efficient and friendly office staff and Dr. Rudick did such a great job.
Painful as all get out but he got the job done!!!
It was awesome! Quick and easy but also thorough.
Waited over 30 minutes to be seen. Otherwise ok.
Dr Rudick is very professional and clearly answers questions. The office is well organized and equipped, no long waiting time.
Great doctor, extremely thorough yet very concise.
waste of time.
The visit was much better. Excellent doctor but wait time is too long.
They did so many exams without asking me and charged me for them even though I have insurance! My insurance covers all the exams and prescription glasses check up fees but it seems like they didn't apply the insurance. What an inept front desk! The doctor was professional with good bedside manner and I'd recommend him. Talk to the front desk about all the services and fees before hand unless you want to get huge bills later in the mail.
I always have to wait at least an hour to see him. Today it was 90 minutes!!! That is unacceptable to me.
Great experience. The whole team was pleasant and efficient. Dr, Rudnick was thorough and helpful.
Pleasant visit with the doctor, horrible experience with the administrative staff in the check out process - she took over 20 minutes and was incredibly rude. Thankfully another nurse came in to help her and mitigated the bad experience.
Appointment was quick and simple. I had an emergency come up the day of the appointment and had no problems rescheduling.
Great experience. Was seen quickly and the doctor and his staff were very attentive/professional. Will definitely recommend to my friends.
I would continue to go here, but I am no longer in NYC. Super quick in and out, but thorough.
Completely unprofessional office - i had to wait for more than 1 hour to understand that they still are not able to see me. Unprofessional office and unhelpful staff.
While I liked the doctor and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff, I did feel like I was kept waiting quite a lot. First in the waiting room, then before each step in the process. This was just a normal checkup--nothing unusual, so I see no reason that the whole process should have taken 1.5 hours.
THE ACTUAL TREATMENT TIME WAS SHORTER THAN I AM USED TO.
Was a scam. Overcharged for my visit. Took advantage of my HRA and my insurance. Was horrendous. So glad I went to another doctor for my Lasik. Very scary--will research better in the future.
Doctor Rudick is very competent and has excellent bedside manners. My only complain would be about the lack of transparency on pricing. I had a very small procedure done but information was confusing and at this stage I don't know what the bill is going to be.
Professional, fast, clean. Was worried because of mention of long wait times on yelp. This was not the case at all. (Granted I booked a 10am Appointment.) Would recommend any day!
Have been seeing Dr. Rudick for around 4 years now. He is knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to about questions and concerns. The trip to his office has become more inconvenient over the years as I've moved around, but the extra travel time is worth it to me.
Dr. Rudick was very sweet, knowledgable and reassuring. I felt he did a thorough job of testing (there are lots of test machines) and whatever he had to do to my eyes was done without pain. I will definitely go back to him.
This was my first visit to Dr. Rudick. Office was clean, organized, and very professional. The staff were friendly and courteous, and made you feel welcomed from the initial check-in through the check-out. Entire visit for a routine eye exam was timely and under an hour. It definitely helped completing the medical background paperwork (which was emailed) prior to the visit.
Very pleasant and organized office and atmosphere. I was taken right away, and Dr. Rudick and staff are extremely professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
His practice and staff are very professional and the office is immaculate. Very happy to have him as my Opthamologist.
Very efficient. I left feeling confident that Dr. Rudick and his team know what they are doing. A very professional operation.
Dr. Rudick and his staff are top-notch. He is thorough and professional with excellent bedside manner. If you need a great ophthalmologist look no further! I have been coming for years, and sometimes when the office is busy the wait time can be long.
Dr. Rudick was professional, thorough, thoughtful, and considerate. I am happy to have found him to care for my eyes.
Professional, friendly and time efficient Great experience Highly recommended
Very professional staff and pleasant as well. Equipment/diagnostic tool are impressive.
He was awesome. Kind and quick. The staff was excellent and office ambiance.
I found the practice to be friendly and efficient.
The entire staff at Associated Opthamologists is competent, professional and polite. They are very respectful of their patients' time.
I've been a patient of Dr. Rudick for many years. He's an excellent doctor, very thorough and on top of things. The office is modern and spacious, the staff are all very pleasant, and all equipment is the latest technology.
Went very well. He was pleasant and courteous
I had a very long wait time. My chart was misplaced and I got skipped over. I would recommend this doctor but only if you have more than an hour of free time.
I was highly unhappy I would never go back, First I was there four over two hours for a regular check up. Then He did not explain anything that was going on. He told me I needed some dry eye implants. This seemed to be an insurance scheme because I then heard him pitch this to three other patients. Then he told me I needed to come back in three separate time for others things that he could not do today. No information was given to me before hand. He would do things without asking and then tell me things I could not do, with out asking if that would effect me daily life.
Needed to see and Ophthalmologist, because my regular was booked until feb 2016. I was experiencing vision changes since my last visit to my eye MD in 2012, For example, additional floaters, excessive brightness of night lights and increased near vision blurriness. Instead I got the "rush" Optometrist reading eye chart treatment, with a prescription for a stronger reading glasses. Don't need a prescription or a doctor to try on reading glasses in CVS. Guys, at least a glaucoma eye pressure or eye structure test? Who knows, maybe my insurance was billed for it, and I am just the sucker. lol
Such a pleasure. Attentive, knowledgable...normal. Very nice and warm. I think he was mentoring some jr. level staff which is nice. The appointment was not drawn out, everyone had and knew their role and performed seamlessly. You can tell they like working with one another, the environment was warm. ALSO he knew what my insurance was, what would and would not be covered (I got a new eye exam instead of updating a prescription) and walked me through what he was going to do so I knew before he performed. He also took time to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend. I will use him moving forward. Very nice guy and you could tell his just a nice GOOD PERSON too. Often, people recommend doctors because they're nice and make them feel warm and fuzzy, comfortable blah, blah, blah, but what about highly qualified? What about knowledgeable about preventative care? Preventing an eye issue is just as important as curing one, and he took a look for preventative care as well without me having to ask. Lastly, the office itself was clean, up-to-date and about 2 min from the train.
Front desk was friendly! Make sure you fill out all the forms prior as you'll be seen much more quickly. Glasses shop in house as well.
Excellent Doctor. The waiting time was not bad at all (referenced as long in previous reviews). Dr. Rudick was very thorough, knowledgeable and referred me to an excellent retina specialist. Great overall experience.
Dr. Rudick and his team were professional, thorough and efficient. Very happy with the visit, will return again.
The wait was entirely too long to be seen by a doctor for less than 10 minutes. Dr. Rudick was polite and efficient otherwise.
Wait time was absolutely terrible, over an hour. However, Dr Rudick and staff were very professional and they have a lot of sophisticated testing equipment. I felt like I was in good hands... just wish it hadn't taken 2 full hours to do this.
I was extremely satisfied with the staff,the office and especially the doctor. This was my first time ther and I was very impressed. The only thing that could have made the experience better would have been aa message and haircut while in the examining chair. Great experience. Thanks Doc
Please, professional and clear in his explanation. He was open to questions and I didn't feel rushed.
Very informative, beautiful office, great technology, extremely clean office and very fast and intelligent staff.
Dr. Rudick and the staff are fantastic
I like the doctor & staff
The office staff were friendly, polite and helpful. Dr. Rudick had a very pleasant bedside manner and addressed everything I needed efficiently. I had a little bit of a wait, but was seen within a half hour of my appointment time and my visit was very smooth.
Good doctor and nice staff but felt very disorganized being shifted from assistant to assistant. Confusing and overwhelming especially when you can't see!
Dr. Rudick has a great bedside manner and is always willing to answer any and all questions I have. He's been my eye doctor for several years and recently did my LASIK. It was a huge success for me and I now have 20/15 vision (previously had -5.50). He was extremely patient leading up to the procedure - answering any questions I had through out the process - and even during the surgery was extremely understanding of my anxiety. Luckily, my anxiety was completely unwarranted and the entire process was seamless! Can't recommend Dr. Rudick enough as an eye doctor in the city!
He did an amazing job with my lasik... I can see 20/15 now, which is better than I've ever seen in my life. They healed quickly, too. Dr. Rudick is thoughtful, has good beside manner, and is very skilled at lasik surgery.
When I arrived, I waited in the waiting room, was taken for tests, then had to wait on a side bench, then brought into the exam room where I waited yet again. The exam itself felt rushed, as if I was on an assembly line as Dr. Rudick hopped from room to room. I was given a prescription that had an expensive copay. The pharmacist said they should have given me a coupon, but when I called they gave me the wrong coupon information. The whole experience was a little aggravating. I am not sure I will return.
Was waiting until 11.15am for an 11am check up, but with all done I was out of there by 1150am. Good manner.
Staff are very accommodating. State of the art equipment are there to evaluate your eye conditions. Dr. Rudick is very nice and friendly.
Everyone at the office was courteous and very helpful. An overall pleasant experience and to the point.
Dr. Rudick is a real pro. Friendly, efficient, professional staff; clean office; and Dr. Rudick really knows what he's doing. I received a highly accurate contacts prescription and he also provided a remedy for my dry eyes instantly. You can trust this top-notch doctor.
I was at the office for just over 2 hours, during which time I was with a doctor or other medical professional only about 20 minutes. The time I spent waiting was frankly shocking.
Very professional, pleasant office!
Took a few eye exams one after another I guess to thoroughly check out glaucoma and other eye diseases. The Doctor didn't spend much time with me so it seemed a bit like he was rushing off to another patient. The wait was not bad. I waited about 15 min. In and out within an hr.
Great modern office. Friendly staff, the wait time could be improved
Hi! I had a bike accident and flipped over handlebars of bike and landed on my head. I was knocked out and went in the ambulance to Bellevue. I ended up with a concussion and three big cuts on my head and face. ER stitched up two gashes in my head and one on my face just over my eye and did a CT scan, but I still had blurry vision two days later and my head and face were swollen and I was worried since it was such a hard hit to my head. I went to a neurologist who advised me to see an opthamologist, so I made an appointment with Dr. Rudick. He is GREAT! Short wait; nice, clean efficient office; friendly staff; and then he was SO competent and caring and smart and comforting. He did a really thorough exam and reviewed my records from the ER. I will definitely go back to Dr. Rudick when I need glasses or if I have any other problems like that. Call him!!
It's always a pleasure to come to this office. Every staff member is a delight.
Dr. Rudick was a good balance of warmth and clinical precision. He was thorough. My only criticism is that he moves rather quickly. I am still new (this was only my 3rd visit), so I will keep ZocDoc posted with any updates.
I literally saw Dr. Rudick for maybe 2 mins. He barely listened to my problem... didn't really care. What he seemed to care about was getting me back in under my medical rather than my vision insurance so that he could bill again. My contacts had been particularly dry and fogging up lately causing me irritance. I thought he would fit me for a new lens. He suggested putting a stent in my eye, technically a non-invasive surgery. When I went home and told my finace I was really wary about that, he pointed out that i had switched my lens solution recently. Problem solved. I switched back and haven't had an issue since. Perhaps had the Dr taken a moment longer he would have figured that out himself -- but then he wouldn't be able to get the second payment from my insurance, I guess. Now, he didn't complete my visit since he said he could do the remaining check-up procedures in the next visit, and my insurance won't cover a second visit. Thanks, Dr. Rudick. Never again.
Was put in several different waiting areas, looks like they scheduled far too many appointments at one time. Appointment took 1.5 hours overall
Well run outfit, liked the doc.
Very nice doctor. Reception was very kind and helpful as well. The young lady who took me back was a bit cold and did not say hello at all.
Dr. Rudick was very professional and able to break things down so I understood. He answered all my questions politely and thoroughly and made sure I felt comfortable with each step. I have already recommended him to a couple colleagues!
It was awful. the doctor was more interested in selling some treatment for my eyes me instead of helping me with the current problem. He hardly spent two minutes for my check up.
Everyone was very polite and professional. Will be going back for sure.
He was very nice, and seemed very knowledgeable. But he also seemed rushed. He popped in and out quite quickly.
Amazing experience. One of the best doctors I've had the pleasure of meeting, especially considering he runs a busy practice in NYC. Couldn't be happier with my lasix results
Overall this experience was good and I would be back. Dr. Rudick was very nice and knowledgeable. I do have 2 points of feedback that were less than satisfactory: 1) They move you around the office in a very forceful way from one room to the next, to different staff as well. They don't have a coat rack or any storage so you constantly have to get up and move your personal things for another patient to come in. They should really address this since it was quite unpleasant. 2) The front desk staff (Mary & Olga) was very friendly to me but they argued quite rudely to one another in front of me. They also didn't know how to order my contact lenses from my insurance company and I'm still not confident they did it correctly. They claimed to have an insurance expert (Mary) but she didn't actually know how to do it.
It was easy and quick. Staff were attentive and communicated well.
The support staff is wonderful, the office is very modern and clean. The doctor does not come off as very friendly at all... He could improve his bedside manner, especially when he's meeting a patient for the first time.
Great doc, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions
He's GREAT! The office is very clean and the staff is very nice. Professional all around. Highly recommend.
long waiting time to see doctor
I think the quality of care I receive at Associate Ophthalmologists is very high and will continue to go back
I always have a great experience in this office - they are extremely professional and mindful of your time.
Dr. Rudick is a very skilled ophthalmologist, also very knowledgeable of his specialty. He was right on target with his diagnosis. He took time to answer questions, educate and distribute handouts on my particular condition. The staff was very professional, friendly, and facilitating at all times. I will continue to visit him every year and I highly recommend him.
He barely spent time with the patient. Was in a hurry and did not even bother answering basic questions. Instead of medical advice, tried to sell frames and glasses.
The doctor was very professional. Seemed to care. Also ver informative
My doctor was ok, I was pretty turned off that I had an 845am appointment and the waiting room cleared out twice before I was taken. Many people that arrived after me were seen before me. The appointment was a routine checkup and lasted only 10 minutes. Not my favorite place but I'll probably be back next year.
Dr. Rudick was fantastic, but I was even more impressed by the office's Staff. They were incredibly welcoming and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
The office is clean and beautiful. The receptionists and technicians were all kind and professional.
Very professional atmosphere and staff!
I was seen quickly, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Great experience, quick and easy, didn't have to wait long and he made it a painless experience. Nurses were awesome too.
Great experience as a new patient! Friendly and informative staff. Was so nice that they walked me back to the main waiting room after seeing the Dr.
I made an appointment for contact lenses and planned to order my contact lenses through the office using my prescription. I saw a technician first and then the doctor, they both checked my vision (she with the automatic machine and the doctor more manually) and he also did the glaucoma check. He said he'd need to see my old contact lens prescription for some reason (I'm not clear why) and then I was sent on my way. There was no contact lens fitting! When I called back with my old prescription the office was quite disorganized about taking my info and communicating it to 1-800-CONTACTS and a woman I spoke with at the office was very pushy with me. I asked why the doctor had not done a fitting and she didn't know and just kept repeating that I need my old prescription on file with them. I would've appreciated an offer to investigate and correct the situation. I'm not sure why I would go to a new doctor only to use my expired prescription from my last doctor and have to order and get insurance reimbursement myself. The email on their website doesn't work so the only method I had to communicate with the office involved speaking with the woman who was bullying me so I gave up. Everyone seemed nice in the office when I went but they took their time and seemed to have a lot of staffers milling about. It's a nice office convenient location and the doctor seemed nice if not a bit hurried, but I wouldn't recommend them because of my experience.
Over-charged me and my insurance company for a routine eye exam.
Very professional! I highly recommend Dr. Rudick.
I have been a patient of Dr. Rudick's for 20 years and have received excellent care.
Dr. Rudick was thorough and took his time listening and examining my eyes. I felt a little bit as though he were pushing an expensive product unrelated to what I'd come there about - but he wasn't overbearing about it, and overall I had a great experience.
Best experience ever with an opthamologist despite the unpleasant procedure I had to have done. Highly recommend!
Excellent eye exam and he fixed my problem! Thought the office was great! Little bit of a wait but not too bad! Highly recommend!
My wait was very very long. Then once I was brought into the office to see Dr. Rudick, he was in a huge rush to get the apt over with and I had to explain that I had questions. Then I was transferred to see another person to have my eyes dilated, which I had to wait 20 mins for. Then I had to wait again to see Dr. Rudick. The secretaries are unprofessional, hold times on the phone are long, and they are unresponsive to email
He was dismissive and did not catch things that are supposedly within his speciality. Terrible.
I have been going to Dr Rudick for years and have always been impressed with the doctor and his gracious staff.
Good, Fast and professional.
Disappointed at the amount of time I had to wait and then was rushed through my actual eye exam with nothing explained to me other than a hard sell on LASIK. The other staff were polite however and the facility at broadway is nice and clean.
Dr Rudick is very professional and nice! I had very nice communication with him. Defintetly will visit him again.
Dr. Rudick was personable and generally a good doctor though he seemed to try to sell me on Lasik with increasing intensity. His staff, however, was rude. They attempted to charge me for a copay almost a month after the date of service. When I asked for an explanation, they refused to provide one. It is also office policy to make you come in SEVERAL times even for basic things (e.g. picking up contacts with no real time spent with the doctor) and to charge you each time. On the whoel I will not go back because it seemed that they were more concerned with my insurance money than the health of my eyes.
Dr. Rudick is amazing and comes across as very trust-worthy. Great bedside manner. Made unique recommendation to help with my eye health. Best experience I've had at the eye doctor in a long time. I'm even considering letting him do my LASIK procedure!
Great However space needed badly renovations
Very courteous staff, would recommend to anyone without hesitation
He was quick, thorough and helped get right to a solution... without making me feel rushed.
A great doctor and a very professional office. I did not mind a short wait, and after that I was being helped or given diagnostic tests continously--no down time. Everyone was very nice and explained what was happening. I will definitely go back and recommend Dr. Rudick to others.
My visit was fantastic. The staff was helpful and extremely pleasant. Nice experience for a doctor's appointment.
Very professional and explained all procesures in detail.
No hablaban mi idioma.
This was my first visit to an eye doctor other than the eye doctor I grew up with, and I had very low expectations - but Dr. Rudick was incredible and I would absolutely recommend him. He was clearly knowledgeable and incredibly efficient. I wish that I had been seeing Dr. Rudick as my eye doctor since I moved to New York five years ago. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Great experience - really efficient, professional and very friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
He was very attentive and took my eyesight complaints seriously. Best eye doctor I've ever had.
HORRIBLE!! I walked in and was ignored for 3 minutes until finally, someone asked if they could help me and I checked in. Then I was instructed to sit down. I waited over 45 minutes until finally I was told the doctor would see me. I was a new patient and normally doctors will introduce themselves. However, there were no introductions and he just asked me why I was there. He spent a grand total of five minutes with me. He rushed me out of the office because he was seeing multiple patients at one time. He dilated my pupils and did not explain that it would last for 3 hours. I don't wear glasses so I did not realize this. I couldn't see for 3 hours and couldn't do any work when I got back to my office because of the blurry vision. Additionally, I was informed by a friend that he was supposed to tell me in advance to bring sun glasses because I could have burned my cornea. I found out I needed glasses. The doctor wrote a prescription and did not explain anything to me. The whole time he was just rushing. In fact, while he was waiting for my pupils to dilate he had me sit in a waiting area while he helped two other patients (I heard him rushing them too). Overall it was a HORRIBLE experience. I don't even trust his prescription/ analysis since it was so rushed that I now have to pay out of pocket to see another eye doctor. AVOID this doctor if you can.
I thought the visit was very professional.
not great, ok doctor
Wait time was only a couple minutes. After the paperwork, I was in and out fairly quickly. Dr. Rudick was professional and amiable, so if I had any questions, I'd feel comfortable asking.
Great visit! Wonderful staff-- very accommodating and friendly. Appointment took a bit longer than expected as there was no "check" in option available in zoc doc.Submitting paperless information would speed up process considerably. Will be returning for my next check-up.
impressive technology. excellent doctor and staff.
Great visit. Very professional and took plenty of time to discuss my medical concerns. Never felt rushed.
He was awesome. Super friendly. Helped me out immediately. Absolutely recommend for anyone with eye stuff. Also, his staff was great too!
Dr. Rudick was great. Attentive, quick, and thorough. He answered my questions and gave me tips on keeping my eyes healthy. He was lovely!
This doc is amazing. Professional, to the point and able to handle any of the million questions I threw at him. My biggest worry was that I'd be moving to Africa a few months after the surgery and I wanted to make sure that all my eyeball-related matters were resolved before I left. He double-checked everything in several follow up appointments and said I was good to go. The best investment I've made in my health, and Dr. Rudick was just the professional to trust! Thorough, kind, and eminently experienced, he put me instantly at ease. I recommend him highly!
Barely saw me. Had 4 other patients that we was going to. Sat in the chair for over an hour just to see doctor for about 5 min. Didnt even get a chance to ask questions.
Dr. Rudick was professional and efficient. There was no up-sell to buy new glasses from their shop or get any expensive extra eye exams that you're likely to get at other places. Office staff was nice and helpful. Would recommend.
I needed assistance with an eye problem very quickly. I was extremely fortunate to have chosen Dr. Rudick's office. The office staff was highly professional and well mannered. I was seen in a very reasonable amount of time. The doctor was friendly, professional and most importantly, identified my problem almost immediately and began a course of treatment. I would, without hesitation, recommend Dr. Rudick to anyone looking for an excellent ophthalmologist.
The office staff are courteous and professional.
Dr. Joseph Rudick is very professional.
Dr. Rudick was very helpful and took time to help me be well informed of my condition.
Dr. Rudick was efficient but thorough, and explained his diagnosis well. Very clean and modern office, and entire staff moved things along well even though they were quite busy. Wish they accepted ZocDoc's Check-in forms to help avoid having to fill out the redundant clipboard stuff!
I saw Dr. Rudick for an annual check-up and to get new prescriptions for my contacts. He was friendly enough and did inquire if I had time to get my eyes dilated. However, the appointment overall felt a bit rushed.
Very informative and was able to treat the issue
Really friendly and very professional! Definitely will go back!
Really great guy, nice people on staff, super fast wait time, gave me a solid eye evaluation and got my eyes back on track.
Dr Rudick was a very pleasant and friendly doctor. Felt at ease and i will definitely recommend him to everyone i know.
Good doctor, very clear and knowledgable.
Staff was very nice too
I showed up to the appointment a few minutes late but I saw the doctor right away. He answered all my questions thoroughly and was very efficient.
Overall very good. Could use improvement in the pre-appointment paperwork and all, but beyond that very good and knowledgable.
He's fantastic! Very nice, and explains why he's doing each procedure.
He's very nice and addresses my concerns.
I had numerous LASIK consultations and Dr Rudick is definitely the best LASIK surgeon I could find. His percentage of "optimizations" where another operation is needed is simply lower than anyone else out there. I would definitely recommend.
Two weeks ago I went to see Dr Rudick for a Lasik consultation, who was recommended to me through a friend of a friend. I have had a fantastic experience with Dr Rudick through the whole process of having Lasik eye surgery and highly recommend him if you are considering this procedure. At the consultation, Dr Rudick was professional and patient while he explained the procedure and answered all questions that I had about the eye surgery. He was able to address all of my concerns confidently and made me very comfortable with the procedure. The day of the surgery, Dr Rudick and his staff were great. During the procedure he confidently explained everything that he was doing which kept me calm. The procedure went exactly as he had described during pre surgery consultations and took only 15 minutes. Post surgery consultations were also great and proved that I now have 20/15 vision. If you are considering lasik eye surgery, then I highly recommend Dr Rudick. I have had consultations with other eye surgeons in Manhattan over the past two years and did not go through with the surgery solely due to not being comfortable with the doctors I had met.
My visit with Dr. Rudick was great! He was very friendly and thorough. The office was helpful with matching my insurance with new frames. I will defiantly be back!
Great Dr!! Thats why Im going back! highly recommended.
very professional and efficient.
Dr. Rudick was quick but efficient. Overall would recommend.
Very good. Based on the reviews I read I thought he would be curt and snooty. He was plesant, nice but very fast during the visit. I would recommend him to someone i know.
The whole experience felt very much like I was going through an assembly line. I saw a very curt technician for about a minute, and then move over to wait for the Dr. Rudick. When I saw him he spent at most 2-3 minutes looking at my eye and writing a prescription. Every question I had about my eye and my treatment felt like I was wasting some valuable time. He seemed knowledgeable and most likely his diagnosis was correct (I'll see in a week), but a large part of being a doctor is making your patient feel comfortable. I certainly didn't feel that way here.
Well organized for a very busy practice.
Reception staff are great - professional, polite and welcoming.
I generally see a different ophthalmologist in this office, and I was pleased to get a short notice appointment to address my concerns. While Dr. Rudick is generally pleasant, he's not a good listener and speaks in a condescending manner.
Thorough examination, very short wait time. The doctor was personable and answered any questions I had. He also corrected my perscription. Very professional and courteous staff. I will be back again! Thank you!
Overall very good, though the staff at the reception area can be a bit more courteous.
He sent me for a test which I'd already done. I understand that doctors can be busy but something like this makes me wonder if he's only doing these tests because the insurance pays for it in full. On the other hand, he did resolve my actual medical issues accurately and professionally so I would recommend him.
Good, business like. No wasted time
He did not inform me before putting drops into my Eye what the drops were for. He also forced me to get my eyes dialated, even tough i had to work afterwards and has held my pescription for a followup visit. whcih i will have to make since i need contacts and a pescription
Very good appointment. Staff is on top of things. They had me in and out within 30-40min. It's a well run office overall. Dr. Rudick is personable, to the point, very efficient and never gave me the feeling he was trying to upsell me on anything.
Certainly professional and polite, but felt a bit rushed, a bit in and out.
excellent will definately go back there!!
Answered all my questions and thorough. Very short waiting time.
Very friendly and professional. Nice, clean office, nice receptionist. Definitely recommend.
Efficient, thorough, and easy going. I was in-and-out with a clear explanation, clear next steps, and an overall great experience. Can't ask for much more than that.
Came for an annual eye exam, so not too much to say. Dr. Rudick was friendly and professional and efficient. The only downside was the wait time was over half an hour.
He's been my eye doctor for 15 years. Great doctor, good office and helpful staff. He did my LASIK as well which turned out great. I highly recommend Dr. Ruddick.
Very efficient; completely satisfied.
I am very please with the staff and Dr. Rudick service. I was late and they took me right away. Very efficient!
Can't give a good enough review of Dr. Rudick! Ended up getting a LASIK procedure done and am amazed at how easy the whole process was and how great I'm feeling afterwards. Got the procedure done yesterday and I'm already back at work and seeing better than I ever have. Highly highly recommend.
Great doctors highly recommend!
I had a very pleasant first visit and the Doctor who met all my needs. The staff was courteous and efficiently organized. Thank you Carmen Z.
Pleasant manner, very professional.
I had a chalazia removed and it had to be drained (aka cut out) and re entire procedure took no more than 2 minutes. He warned me before he was about to do something, then I held a gauze over my eye for 5 minuets and went home! Definitely a thorough doctor. Also, I called to ask some post removal after care and he was very nice and helpful.
They constantly were messing up my contact lens orders and twice told me to come in at 8am for a special test -- then told me I had to go home because the doctor wouldn't be in until much later. Not going back.
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! Great staff and the Dr. was very personable and efficient. Definitely returning and scheduling through ZocDoc!
Dr Rudick was extremely professional and courteous. I would recommend Dr. Rudick. That being said, the staff was a little curt, but helpful nonetheless.
Relaxed, professional, clear and thorough explanations, candid about trade offs and shared opinions with no 'selling'.
My mother has been taking me here since I was 7 years old, I'm now 15. I always feel welcomed here, by Dr. Rudick and by the staff. They've watched me grow. At 13 I wanted to wear contacts, I tried them. Dr. Rudick did great with that, especially since I play sports. Can't wait till I'm old enough to get lasik done. My choice will be with Dr. Rudick.
The whole office staff was great. I came in for a routine eye exam visit and to get fitted for contact lens for the first time. Dr. Rudick was very efficient, knowledgable, and patient. The visit went very smoothly. I met with the contact lens specialist who trained me how to insert and take out lenses. She did an astonishing job training me and sat there with me until I was confident to do it on my own . She also had a lot of knowledge of several different brands and certain techniques on how to use lenses according to comfort. Dr. Rudick communicated very thoroughly with his staff and everyone was very pleasant. I highly recommend Dr. Rudick to become your next ophthalmologist. Overall, a wonderful and easy experience.
Great staff. Great doc.
i have been going to Dr. Ruddick for probably 15 years! He is a great dr. and a great surgeon. i had lasar surgery performed by him.
I wish the doctor had more time to listen to the patient and not be so rushed.
For the 2.5 minutes I spent with the doctor, he seemed OK. Very pleasant manner, didn't speak down to me. BUT, I thought his office staff was awful, so I wouldn't go back. They were not a pleasant group of women, they were not accommodating or understanding of MY time, not-a-one had a pleasant bedside manner, none was willing to answer any questions I had with anything other than 'I don't know,' they were very robotic, and I got the feeling that they didn't know what they were doing — that they just did as they were told. The girl at checkout wouldn't look at me when she spoke so I couldn't hear her. I had to ask her twice what she said and she got annoyed and was nasty to me. One of the assistants insisted on doing a test on my eyes that had nothing to do with why I was there. When I asked her why I needed the test, she said it was procedure. So I prodded her and she really had no idea why she was administering the test and she was "pissed at me and annoyed at me" for even asking. Unfortunately, in today's world patients spend more time with the staff than the doctor so it's more important than ever to have educated, decent people on staff. This office didn't have that. AND THE DOCTOR KEPT ME WAITING FOR 40 MINUTES.
Very proffesional and nice team as well.
He was personable, professional, and thorough. His staff was efficient and friendly.
He was OK. However, his technicians were very unprofessional and rude.
Dr. Rudick was great and answered all my questions thoroughly but his office staff needs improvement.
The doctor was great but office staff seemed a little disorganized. Also, the little room where you pay is also the room where eye exams are being performed which didn't seem to make sense...crowded and confusing.
Advance office, highly professional, warm atmosphere, would recommend anyone having very good experience myself as a first time patient!
Great visit - efficient, very knowledgeable, and answered all my questions.
I thought it was thorough, professional and human.
Other then my disastrous attempts to put in the contacts, it was a great visit.
I went to Dr Rudick for Lasik surgery. He ran a number of tests to make sure this procedure was suitable for my eyes. There was no sell push. My vision improved right away.
I had switched to another doctor because I no longer work in this neighborhood, but came back to Dr. Rudick. He never keeps you waiting.
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Was a great experience
Awesome - I've been going to a different eye doctor each year because I haven't found a good one - Dr. Rudick really put me at ease and answered any questions I had. I will be coming back here again in 6 months!
Dr. Rudick was extremely professional, not to mention he's a very nice man who puts you to ease immediately that you have nothing to worry about!
Doctor is great. The office moves people quickly and effectively through. It's not the kind of place where you will sit with the doctor for a long time but that's totally fine with me.
This was my first visit. Dr Rudick was friendly and professional and inspired confidence.
Dr. Rudick was very professional and he answered all my questions.
Very professional and prompt. They also helped me with an insurance issue. I would highly recommend.
Dr. Rudick was excellent---thorough and very personable. He was great as was his staff. All of them were easy to talk to and very efficient without being rushed.
Thorough, efficient and professional.
Dr. Rudick is one of the nicest opthamologist around. He has a great bedside manner and his office is very organized. Great place to go get your eyes checked!
Without any warming, i left the Dr's office not being able to see or read for 2-3hours! my appointment was during lunch time. Whoever is reading this review can only imagine the consequences of this for a working person during a weekday.
I have been a patient of this practice for 24 years. On time, efficient; answers questions.
Dr Rudick was great he was straight and to the point and even gave me a coupon for the prescription he wrote me!
Once seen, Dr. Rudick was efficient with my time, knowledgeable and did not try to sell excess products or services. I've tried 2 other optometrists in the past 2 years, Dr. Rudick was substantially better. Only issue was a little longer wait for a first time patient and confusion over insurance.
Not good. I had a 1:30pm appointment. He shows up at 2:05pm. Takes 2 people before me; one of them had a scheduled 2:00pm appointment. I had to get back to work so I had to leave. The people at the front desk, who are pleasant, never the less did not forewarn me or advised me that there would be a delay. It appeared to me that making patients wait is "standard" at this practice. There was no communication, no sense of urgency, nothing. Not going back.
Since I had 2 different insurances, they used both cards and charged 2 copays. I didn't think that was right thing to do.
When I entered the waiting room and looked around, no one was wearing glasses. I took it as a good sign. Very professional from reception (Mary-Dr.Rudick) I'm very pleased.
Dr.Rudick was very professional. I will recommend him to other people.
Both staff and Dr. were very nice. Convenient location. Clean office.
Dr. Rudick was very professional; waiting time was reasonable. one of the receptionist was unprofessional ( grunts and sighs), made billing and booking follow-up difficult.
seemed like a factory- my appointment was scheduled for 15 minutes and then I was moved on. While the doctor was nice enough I did not feel the eye exam was thorough or took the time to get to know me and what was going on with my eyes or family historty
real great service and great person
He was nice, quick and efficient! I will see him again!
I went to Dr. Rudick based on the recommendation from a mother's group I belong to. He was clearly competent and has a great personality I couldn't be happier with him and his office. Even though the office was busy I was seen quickly and courteously.
Dr. Rudick made the visit pretty rushed and didn't allow sufficient time to ask questions. It seems he called me right after finishing his sandwich from Subways as I could smell it when he talked.
Very clean, well-run office. Dr. Rudick is super competent and thorough. I was very pleased with the level of professional care I received. So glad I found this excellent practice so close to the office. Good work Zoc Doc!
I went for a basic eye exam - Dr. Rudick was kind and took his time explaining things. I would certainly recommend him.
From the moment I walked into the office I was treated in a professional manner. Everything was very organized and each step was explanined in a clear way. I was very pleased with Dr. Rudick. All of the questions I had were answered and I left feeling that this is the Doctor I will see if any other issues arise or for my regular exams. I will definitely recommend him.
Dr. Rudick was friendly and efficient. His office staff was courteous and competent.
A very professional office atmosphere. Dr. Rudick was very professional and made me feel at ease.
The front desk ladies were polite and professional. Dr. Rudick was nice. He was quick. In all I was ready in hour. If you are looking for an eye doctor who gets the eye exam done quickly this is the place. If you are looking for an eye doctor who gets to know you and talk to you this isn't the place.
Very professional and to the point
He had a good manner about him and suggested a medication that no other doctor recommended for a chronic condition.
Very competent, confidence inspiring and efficient.
Reccommend. Thorough examination. Short wait.
He was a Great doctor that addressed my concerns. I didn't have Health Insurance at the time either so his office was very accommodating in that regard as well.
My visit was a pleasurable experience. He is very knowledgeable and has great communication with patients. He also specializes in Lasik surgery which I'm contemplating on getting in the future so it's important to begin establishing a relationship with the right ophthalmologist. They provide the full range of services for your eyes. My total visit lasted a bit of time but it was my first time there and I had to fill out the necessary paper work beforehand. He also has his 1st time patients go through a full range of tests for your eyes which takes time, so he's very thorough, which I appreciate. Highly recommended.
Dr is very nice and caring. Staff is exellent
Very helpful - recommended.
I saw Dr. Rudnick at his downtown location. He was very professional and helpful and the office staff friendly. A slight wait - just around 30 minutes, but not too bad. I will definitely go back for eye issues in the future.
Dr Rudick is a highly serious professional, I'm very lucky to visit him for second time. However, the secretary who receives payment is an unnecessary nasty person who is very unprofessional.
The wait time was unacceptable.
Probably could have saved myself the $25 and gone to an optometrist for a regular eye exam. Dr. Rudick was nice. The office is in a residential building. When I walked in the doorman was busy in the hall, so considering the office is on the first floor I decided to look for it but before I could make a couple of steps in, a resident approached me as if I was some sort of terrorist or buglar insisting on making me wait for the doorman who just told me, door on the right. The office is old and overall unappealing. No offense to the doctor, but I'm probably not coming back.
It was great...he didn't try to sell me on eye glasses and he didn't waste any of my time doing any tests I didn't need. I've been looking for an eye doctor who I felt was competent for years and now I have one!