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Associate Ophthalmologists has been serving the Wall Street community for 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 comprehensiAssociate Ophthalmologists has been serving the Wall Street community for overve 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 cotact 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 emergancies. OPTICAL DISPENSARY (150 BROADWAY LOCATION ONLY) For your convenience our onsite optical dispensary is staffed by a licensed optician. A complete line of fashion eye wear, sunglasses, sport goggles and low vision aids are offered in a varied price range. Local home and office fitting is available by special appointment. Many optical plans are accepted.
Verified Patient Reviews
First time coming here for a routine eye visit and definitely coming back for years to come! Staff was professional and knowledgeable and location was very clean.
Dr Talbi listened to my concerns and paid attention to those details during the exam. She was very clear about the parts of the exam that would address my concerns and confirmed that I was satisfied with the results.
Good doctor, easy to talk to, comfortable and clean office.
Waited over 45 minutes to be seen for my routine annual eye exam. When I went to order my contact lenses I was told they didn't carry them. So I had to come back for another appointment to be fitted for different lenses. Huge waste of time!
I went to the 40th street location for my eye exam. Very clean and modern office. I saw both Dr. Talbi and an assistant and both were very professional and I felt like I was in good hands, both with their wealth of knowledge and bedside manner. Definitely will be returning next year when it's time for another eye exam.
Love Dr Talbi and the staff. The office is emaculate. Punctual, very professional, and clean. They also have a great collection of eyeglasses which I purchased today.
Friendly and attentive. Recommended.
I've been to Dr. Talbi for Annual eye exams before but I will no longer return. She could not treat my chronic dry eye and refer me to someone else. She told me to make an appointment for my next annual with her. Why should I return when she couldn't treat my problem. I'll take my business elsewhere!
The doc and her staff were very nice, Thank you guys!
Dr. Talbi and staff were great! Wonderful bedside manner, and the office itself was clean and modern. I was seen right away for my annual eye exam, which all together took about 30 minutes. Will definitely plan to return for my next visit.
My appointment with Dr. Talbi was great! I was seen very fast and all staff were very friendly. Dr. Talbi was really nice, professional, and helped me actually understand what I needed to know about my prescription. I asked a lot of questions and she was very helpful and great to talk to in general. I will definitely be going back for appointments in the future!
She was professional, thorough, warm, and listened and also explained the what and why of her actions clearly. She and her office delivered a great patient experience!
Dr. Talbi and her entire staff are excellent. They are all so professional and my appointments here are always quick and easy. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Great experience! Dr. Talbi is so nice and professional. I will definitely be recommending and coming back.
Dr. Talbi is a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an eye doctor.
I loved Dr. Talbi. She was recommended by Hoya/Seiko and someone who would do all the necessary measurements for my progressive lenses. She is a professional and caring person but Hoya/Seiko got it wrong. She does not do fittings for glasses. As a result, I left my visit frustrated as the nature of my concerns were not addressed thoroughly. According to Zocdoc, Dr. Talbi is an "optometrist" so I thought she would be able to measure me for progressive lenses. What I found out is that she is not an "optician" and she said she could not provide me with the measurements for my lenses. She did give me an eye exam and yet I still did not receive measurements for my pupil distance which is done by an optician. When I asked if she would fit me for glasses she said that was the job of the optician. After my visit, I still did not have all the measurements I need to get my progressive lenses. The office where she worked from had two "opticians" on the premises and yet they did not have the equipment to measure my frames for my progressive lenses. I left the office frustrated as I did not get what I went there for.
Dr. Talbi was great. Thorough but fast exam. I'll be going back for years to come.
Amanda was really helpful and worked efficiently. The office itself is well-maintained and the staff was very friendly. This visit went very smoothly!
The treatment went really quickly and was very direct with treatment. The only issue I had was that the door to the room i was treated in was wide open and a patient was being seen right around the corner. I don't feel comfortable with other people knowing why I am there and being treated.
Very professional and on time. My appointment was at 9:10 and I arrived around 9 and was taken in right away and was out of the office very quickly.
Professional polite staff and a lovely experience all around. Dr. Talbi is professional and lovely.
Dr. Talbi is thorough and professional. Highly recommended!
All of the assistants and Dr. Talbi were friendly and helpful. Recommended!
Proffesional, kind, great service at the front desk as well. The doctor made sure I'd get a satisfying answer to my request.
Very efficient. Everyone was friendly.
I've had issues with my vision for a while and I like having the option of wearing contacts from time to time. I switched to see Dr. Talbi and while it's been trial and error with getting me into contacts, I appreciate that not only has she helped me find a brand that I finally feel comfortable in, but she's been super patient with me throughout the process. I've had a very difficult time wearing contacts over the past several years, I'm so thankful I switched to see Dr. Talbi this year and I'm finally on the right path to being able to wear contacts again!
Dr. Talbi was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and professional, easy to make a connection with, and the office was prompt and clean. Highly recommend
She was professional and kind; Dr. Talbi really took the time to explain everything and be sure all my questions had been answered
The doctor was super friendly and made this such a pleasant experience. I was recommended to this facility by a friend and I would pass on the recommendation to anyone else.
Dr. Talbi was amazing! She took the time to assess me, answer all my questions and give me all the information I needed. She was truly helpful, and informative!
Dr Talbi and the staff are the best. Her professionalism and patience are bar none. She understood my concerns and addressed each one of them. Her approach is gentle. Dr Talbi explains what procedures are being conducted and why...I walked out feeling much better about my diagnosis/prognosis. My entire visit took about 45 minutes. Please keep in mind, I had a battery of tests performed. I am going to shout her name out to friends, family and anyone else who is in need of an expert Opthamalogist.
Informative doctor. I was so comfortable with this doctor that I would only ask for her from now on
Dr. Talbi was wonderful and she addressed all the questions I had. I had to wait 55 minutes though before being seen by the doctor.
She was super warm and friendly. Very informative and I was taken in on my appointment time.
Dr. Talbi was wonderful. She was extremely patient, thorough, and on time. She answered all of my questions and made sure I had everything I needed. Highly recommend.
knowledgeable and personable! got great care from Amanda
She is great. Explains everything and is very patient.
Honest assessment of eye health. Answered questions thoroughly. Pleasant disposition.
Friendly staff, great doctor! Pleased with their handling of insurance/co-pays
Dr. Talbi is incredible and thoughtful, I love knowing my eye care is in her hands. The front office of the downtown location definitely leaves something to be desired - they are all very cranky. It's worth putting up with it to get to Dr. Talbi though.
Dr. Talbi was friendly and through. She answered all my questions. I didn't have to wait long for my appointment, but I scheduled it as early as possible to avoid waiting.
Dr. Talbi was very thorough and explained what she was doing and why throughout the appointment. The office staff were pleasant and helpful, and the office itself is clean and comfortable. I was very pleased with my appointment.
Very nice, easy to talk to and calm.
Very professional and efficient. Explained everything and answered questions.
Dr. Talbi is so sweet and professional. I did have to wait very long to be seen though.
Amanda was very professional however it took almost an hour before I was seen, even though all my forms had been filled out promptly! I had to cut the appointment short because it took so long just to be seen.
Dr Talbi and her staff were great. I was seen within 10 minutes of arrival, for a thorough, friendly, and quick exam (~50 minutes total).
Aside from the wait time, everything was excellent. Check in process as a new patient, the treatment, and check out were all smooth and the staff was very friendly. Waited for nearly 40 minutes before being called in though.
Very nice. Everyone from the front desk staff to the assistant to the doctor was pleasant. Was in and out and under an hour.
Working with Dr. Talbi was great. She was very knowledgeable and helpful answering all of my questions.
Very friendly and informative about my questions, I had a fabulous visit!
She's really professional -- calming presence, great eye exam, and wonderful overall experience. I would definitely recommend her to a friend!
I really appreciated Dr. Talbi. She was really efficient and kind, explained everything she was doing, and left room for me to ask questions about other concerns I may have had. Overall one of my better eye-doctor experiences!
Overall experience was excellent. Dr. Talbi was extremely patient, polite, listened well, and gave a thorough examination with solid feedback when asked. Staff at this office are very polite and welcoming. I have been to many eye doctors and different offices in my lifetime - this has been a top experience.
very good doctor, very nice lady. Took a little time to fill in forms and wait before moving from one test to another but overall a good experience.
Dr. Talbi was excellent. She made me feel comfortable and informed. The office was clean and the location convenient. Just a heads up about a few things: they do not connect to the ZocDoc system for your medical information so be prepared to spend 20 minutes filling out redundant forms, there were a few times throughout the visit when I was left sitting in the hallway waiting for the next person to see me, and the appointment took about 2 hours for a routine eye check and glasses fitting.
Been seeing her for 2 years. She is one of the finest Drs. you will ever find
She was extremely good patient to identify what I needed and thorough in her examination.
Great visit, Amanda was highly professional and friendly. I will be returning for my annual visits.
Very helpful, thoughtful and attentive.
Very easy - friendly office staff - no wait for a midday appointment. Really felt taken care of.
She was great! Listened to my concerns. In and out in under 1 hr.
I have been Dr. Talbi's patient since a couple of years. She is by far the best optometrist I have seen. Calm cool and collected, Dr. Talbi put me to ease and answered all my questions.
Dr. Talbi was great. She was very personable and had an excellent bedside manner. She completed my examination and answered all questions that I had very thoroughly. The staff was also friendly and everything was very efficient. I will definitely be returning back to Dr. Talbi.
Dr. Talbi was great, but I had to wait over an hour to see her. Granted, I did arrive 7 minutes after my scheduled appointment time, and I fully understand running a little behind, but still waiting over an hour to be seen seemed a little much. Once I got in to see her though, she was wonderful.
Dr Talbi is very pleasant and knowledgeable. the office is clean and efficient. I highly recommend her.
Very friendly and thorough
Great Office - helped me to get an medication that was not very expensive due to the fact that I don't have a prescription plan.
I didn't have to wait in the waiting room for over a few minutes. Dr. Talbi took time to explain things to me (even though it was just a routine check up). Good experience, I will be going back for my next check up!
The entire experience, from beginning to end, was outstanding. The waiting time was less than the "less than 30 min" seem to suggest, and I take it, from conversation with the doc, that she was reviewing my medicals on the paperwork as it was the 1st time she saw me. Could not ask for the visit, from how she performed to the tests or anything else, to have been better.
Dr. Talbi never makes you feel rushed which is invaluable! It is the worst when a doctor can't even pretend to take their time with you but Dr. Talbi is not like that at all. We are still trying to figure out the right contact lenses for me but I have faith in her that she will help me get comfortable with contacts. Very knowledgeable and I thought the staff was very friendly in general.
Today was my first visit with Dr. Talbi. First of all, the office is really nice! The staff at the front desk were really nice and professional as well as the Doctor's assistant. I did not have to wait to be seen. Once I completed the forms as new patient, I was see right away. Dr. Talbi was excellent. She is really sweet, thorough, and explained everything clearly. I am happy I don't have to go back for a second visit because everything was fine but if I ever need to see the eye doctor again I will definitely be going back to Dr. Talbi. I recommended her to a friend right away.
I was seen actually before my appt. They're great.
My optometrist moving forward. Bedside manner made it easy to have an honest conversation about my eyes, which led to what I believe will be my accurate contact prescription to date.
She was very warm and approachable, will definitely go back.
Dr. Talbi and the entire office staff was very professional. This is a top grade facility - time efficient, shiny new and well trained team.
The vast majority of the 1.5 hours I spent there was waiting and interacting with her really rude and unprofessional staff. I was dismissed by the reception when I asked about the timing of my appointment (after I had been waiting for 40 minutes). Further the medical technicians were impolite and acted as if my presence was burdensome on their conversation. The brief interaction with Doctor Talbi was fine. She addressed my concerns and completed my routine eye exam.
Caring and knowledgeable!
The office is really nice, the staff are very polite and courteous. There was pretty much no wait time. The doctor is amazing - she answered all my questions, explained everything and overall was very nice.
Very professional and helpful, I definitely recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Talbi is the best! She's sweet, she's thorough, she's knowledgeable... she's everything you want in an eye doc!
Fantastic experience with Dr Talbi and the office support staff.
Best eye doctor I've ever been to. Polite, friendly, easy to talk to, and up front about all procedures. Will definitely return!
Doctor was super nice and very professional. Wait time was literally 5 minutes and that was only because I was filling out paper work. Great office and staff is all nice.
Dr. Talbi was nice and informative, she took her time with me while she was giving me an eye exam. She prescribed me new glasses and recommended that I stay away from contacts as my vision is still strong without them, so I appreciated her honesty. However, I waited for over an hour without any updates or anything. That was beyond frustrating as I was on my lunch break. Luckily, the eye doctor is only once a year so I don't have to do it again for awhile.
Dr. Talbi is extremely friendly and professional. Pays great attention to details and keeps you inform of everything that is going on throughout the visit. Really makes you feel at ease, well informed, cared for and confident that you are in good hands.
Amanda Talbi was very attentive, informative and gentle by far the best eye doctor I've ever seen. Some made you feel comfortable and she listened to every detail.
Very impressed the exam... extremely thorough. I was worried that I was going to be recommended another pair of glasses that clears my vision for a while then I need another pair to fix that problem. Not in this office... I was shown computer images of my eye's interior ( never seen that before), where the problem is and the true way to correct and improve my vision. I was glad to hear it... glad I came...
Long wait time, staff is kind of annoying, but Dr. Talbi is decent enough.
This was an overall great experience. The doctor and entire staff were friendly and very easy to work with. I would recommend!
Dr. Talbi was fantastic. She was very thorough and explained everything, and I felt like she really examined not only my vision but the health of my eyes, which is important. The office was a little hectic and there was a bit of waiting, but not an unreasonable amount.
Long wait time. No clarity and no one communicated while I waited an hour in reception and 40 mins in checkup room
Dr. Talbi was very sweet and quick. I had to wait a bit to see her but the actual exam was short and efficient. Definitely recommend!
Dr. Talib is amazing. She is very quick, attentive and pleasant.
This was my first time to the optometrist. First of all, the office is gorgeous and immaculately clean and neat. The receptionist was very friendly and patient. I only had to wait about 10 minutes until the nurse called my name, and from that point everything was explained to me fully before they did anything to my eyes. As a first timer, I really appreciated it because it can be a little nerve wrecking. Dr. Talbi and her entire staff were great. I highly recommend this office.
Since I was a new patient, once I filled out the paperwork I only waited a few minutes to be seen. Everyone in the office was very nice. Dr Talbi was so sweet and explained everything thoroughly to me since this was my first time at her office and ended up needed glasses. I will definitely recommend her to anyone!
Wait time is ridiculous. If they cannot pass patients out within 30 minutes, perhaps they should reconsider taking appointments every hour instead. No apologies or anything offered for having to wait. Waste of my time.
Absolutely professional, very clean, addressed all my concerns, very attentive. Highly recommend.
The doctor was excellent and the exam was quick and thorough. Wait time was a little long, though the staff were pretty easy to work with and very polite.
Very friendly and explained things to my satisfaction! Highly recommend.
Excellent optometrist! Answered my questions fully with appropriate levels of detail that allowed me to understand the responses. I did not feel rushed at all and felt like I was given a truly comprehensive check-up. The administrative staff were great too. Helped me navigate my new insurance complexities with ease.
my appt with dr. talbi was great! she was very nice, helpful and patient. she answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable the whole time.
Great doctor, had a panic attack due to the numbing drops (I didn't expect those!) and she was fantastic and totally understanding.
I had a minor irritation in left eye which was due to allergies. She confirmed quickly and prescribed drops. Even provided a coupon!
Amanda was wonderful. So sweet and professional. Am 100% coming back.
She is very sweet and informative. I will defiantly recommend her to friends n family.
The front desk staff were super nice when I arrived. I was a new patient and had to fill out patient forms so I wasn't taken in right away. The wait time was 30 minutes. I saw Dr. Amanda Talbi and she was excellent. She is patient and friendly. She also makes sure to explain each process and why. I really appreciate when doctor's go over their procedures. She also made time at the end of the visit to ask, "do you have any questions that you might want to ask me?"
receptionist was very friendly and helpful. doctor talbi was very attentive, friendly and professional.
Dr. Talbi was great - highly recommended. The wait time was a bit long, however.
It was great. The receptionist was very helpful and polite. The doctor was great and very thorough
The office is beautiful and the ladies at the front desk are extremely helpful and accommodating. The place runs like clock work with someone escorting you to your next location. Dr. Talbi was absolutely lovely and compassionate to my situation. I felt I was in great hands.
Very professional and thorough.
Dr. Talbi was professional, thorough, and kind. I had less than a 10 minute wait to see her, and I truly thought she was great. I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend her!
Great visit, very thorough!
I was 30 minutes early for my appointment, but I didn't get called in until 20 minutes after the appointment started. An assistant saw me for two minutes, then I was told to wait. Another assistant saw me for another few minutes, then I was told to wait. Dr. Talbi finally saw me, then stopped for my eyes to dilate--longer than estimated--and then we finally finished. It was 90 minutes from the time my appointment was supposed to start, and I'd say about 1/3 of it was spent actively being examined. If I'd gotten ONE sentence of explanation about this, I would probably not be writing a negative review. Otherwise, it's a lovely office. Everyone was friendly and professional. And the front desk did an amazing job dealing with my insurance. Incidentally, also a long wait to be seen for getting glasses. I would tell anyone to be prepared for a long wait but otherwise a fairly good visit. Dr. Talbi is really nice.
Very thorough and professional. The office has a warm and comfortable feel. I thought the whole staff was very friendly.
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Talbi. She was very attentive and answered all of my questions. She is very knowledgeable and made every effort to provide solutions for my isssues. The doctor's office is completely brand new; very clean and organized.
Dr. Talbi was great! Her office was conveniently located nearby my office. I did have to wait a little bit as a first time patient since I arrived right on time and hadn't filled out any paperwork yet (probably my fault). Reception was great and helped me with all of my insurance + insurance benefits (as it is certainly not my area of expertise) and once I was in Dr. Talbi was extremely friendly, efficient, and responsive to my concerns. I feel great about my choice and would definitely be returning next time I need an eye doctor.
generally good. However, i filled out forms online via zocdoc so i wouldn't have to there - and when i got there the office indicated it didn't download forms from Zocdoc, so I had to fill stuff out again. front desk staff was a bit rude, but everyone else was nice.
Dr. Talbi was so professional and helpful! I am only getting contacts in my 20s so it was hard for me to put them in at first, but she was so kind and patient, I felt really comfortable throughout the learning process.
Dr. Talbi was very, very friendly and helpful. She was easy to talk to and overall the appointment was very pleasant. I was at her office for my eye exam for about 1 hour 15 minutes. Would definitely recommend her to others.
very professional and efficient - perfect experience.
She was great! I've been seeing a different eye doctor in the city for the past few years because my parents saw him, but he didn't take insurance and was also inconvenient. Decided to look for a new eye doctor and took a chance on Dr. Talbi. I saw her at the 580 broadway location.. It's a really nice office (clean, in an office building, very professional etc.) and the staff was great! They answered all of my insurance questions so I could really get the most out of my insurance! I was concerned initially by how young she looked (especially compared to my previous older doctor who is probably close to retiring), but she clearly was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. I have no complaints and would recommend her (and the office as a whole) to anyone!
Love Dr. Talbi. Super friendly, and quick.
I showed up early to fill in paperwork, actual wait time wasn't bad at all for me. Dr Talbi was great, very informative and kind. I walked out feeling like she got my prescription perfectly and totally relaxed with the whole experience. One unpleasant woman at the front desk, other than that, It was great!
I thought Dr. Talbi was great. I had never seen her before and right away felt very comfortable.
Great office! Would definitely return.
Excellent manner, very calming
I can honestly say that Dr. Talbi is the best eye doctor I've ever seen. Bedside manner is spot on. She was kind and attentive and saw me through several fits of contacts before I found exactly the right pair. I feel like I'm seeing better than I have in years because I wasnt rushed out of her office with the first pair I tried on!
Super friendly, all around great experience.
Dr. Talbi was very thorough and she took her time with me. She answered all of my questions and had a fantastic bed side manner. I will say, however, that I waited for 45 minutes prior to being seen.
The doctor was thorough and sweet and I am definitely going back!
Very professional and non-salesy which I appreciated the most.
Amanda was very helpful, thoughtful and to the point.
Very pleasant. She has fantastic bedside manner and the office was very well managed.
She is thorough and communicates very clearly. She also takes the time to answer patient questions.
I went for a general eye check up and it went smoothly. Didn't have to wait and Amanda was through and warm. I recommend.
The doctor is very sweet and knowledgable and truly know what's best. I also appreciated how patient she was when it took me lightyears to get the contacts in (it's been a few years). I generally pick early morning slots for appts so I don't have to take time off work.. Also for this particular location it's quite the walk to the east side to do midday and have to go back to work. But my appt slot was rescheduled due to construction (the office apparently has a complete renovation) so I took it during my lunch which was unfortunate but fine. Most of the office staff was very nice and accommodating and that was pleasant. Although I did wait a while for my appt to start and was kind of angsty because I did have to walk back to 35th and 9th ave... I would still recommend the doctor herself. I'm sure on a day when construction didn't literallf just finish things would have been more organized.
Dr. Talbi and her staff were professional and courteous. It took a little while to be seen but when I was, they were very attentive.