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Dr. Andrew Salzan, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Andrew Salzan

After graduating with honors from S.U.N.Y Binghamton in 1982 with a degree in Biology, Dr. Salzan attended S.U.N.Y College of Optometry. He successfully completed the program and received his O.D. degree in 1986 and has been licensed and practicing in the state of New York for over 20 years. He fits all of the various types of contact lenses, including the newer technologies including multifocal lenses. Dr. Salzan is also certified to treat minor eye irritations and infections.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
  • State University of New York, Binghamton (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427242338

Dr. Andrew Salzan's office location

Manhattan Eyeworks

709 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10019

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Dr. Salzan was kind and highly skilled. He found a vision problem that was difficult to diagnose in under 5 minutes. I’m impressed.
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Nice man! Didn’t ask many questions. Straight to the point.
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I was very happy with Dr. Salzan and Manhattan Eyeworks. My insurance coverage was explained and I was shown groups of frames and corresponding copays. Dr. Salzan performed a thorough exam and made sure all my questions were answered. The exam results were transmitted directly to the DMV. Thanks!
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Great and quick service. It's a smaller office but still the office staff were responsive and nice. The doctor is patient and also very nice.
Less than 3 months ago
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The doctor and one member were not very cordial or personable. Very direct with no desire to ask questions. One younger office assistant was nice.
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I had to only wait probably 10 minutes after my appointment time to see Dr. Salzan, but it being the end of the day, I understand that if any other patient is late or takes longer that it'll push the restof the day. He was professional and kept my costs in mind when figuring out which contacts I should get - asking his assistant to look up monthly pricing vs rebates, etc.
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Visit was great. dr Salian is very nice and very thorough.
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Doctor is nice but the staff are rude and uncooperative. When I first came for a contact lens trial, I asked for two brands to try. This request was refused by the staff even though I explained that I wanted totry different brands to see which brand fits better. After I tried the only one brand that was provided by the staff, I asked the doctor if I could try another brand. Doctor said yes so I came to the staff. Unbelievably she then started to blame me why I did not ask her to order two brand when I first visited. She totally forgot how rude she was when she refused to order two brands during my first visit. In my second visit, I was late by 10 minutes and they report no-show to zocdoc where I got a warning from zocdoc. Overall, the staff was very unfriendly, rude and impatient. She was not cooperative and never waits you to finish your sentence. It was very unpleasant experience with the staff. I will never come back for another visit.
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Dr. Grant was amazing - she listened to me and addressed all of my concerns. The visit was professional and quick and she made great recommendations.
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Really happy with the service and selection of frames. Made the process very easy.
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Very professional and efficient. I appreciated the quick appointment and obtained new advice for some existing ailments.
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Friendly, efficient, and helpful.
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Great visit, very quick and efficient.
Less than 1 year ago
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Love him! He is very engaging,and explain everything. Highly recommend him.
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Customer service was great. Dr. Salzan was very warm and friendly
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The doctor quickly conducted my eye test and provided me with enough contact samples to hold me over until my shipment of contacts arrived. The main reason I'm leaving a low review is the office's poor customer service. Despite receiving phonecall reminders to pick up contact samples from their office, I never received a call about my shipment of contacts arriving in the store. I had to call the office to find out my contacts had been sitting in the office for two weeks. The office manager did not apologize for not making an effort to contact me in two weeks (She tried calling a number that was not mine, when I asked her to correct the number she said fine). I'm sure it was an honest mistake, but given that they had called me a couple times before, I know they had my correct phone number on file. That the front desk hadn't tried calling me more than once over two weeks also is a sign of poor customer service.
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Excellent experience. Prompt attention, questions answered, and insurance details confirmed on the spot. Recommended!
Less than 1 year ago
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It was so easy and convenient and they were so helpful when I was picking out the frames.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very helpful on my post-Lasik visit. Explained everything and what to expect over the next few years after Lasik. Put many concerns I had at ease.
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I booked an appointment for a general check up and found that Dr. Salzan was professional, gentle, and really took the time to listen. He was quick and efficient while remaining thorough. He had a comforting way about him and wasable to clearly explain everything. Very happy with the service.
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Dr. Salzan explained everything and made me feel very comfortable.
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There was nothing wrong with the quality of the exam, but was simply an unfriendly personality and environment. I also felt pressured to buy my contacts right then and there, which I didn’t appreciate.
More than 1 year ago
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Thorough and excellent visit!
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Billing--I called prior to my visit to make sure that they would take my insurance and they confirmed. After completing my visit they told me otherwise and I was forced to pay 3 times what I was expecting. Felt like theyabsolutely took advantage of me. They also charged me as using my allotted yearly money for an eye exam, which they never conducted. This resulted in me having to call my insurance and their office many times, as well as have my new eye doctor negotiate with them as well. Manner--The main receptionist was extremely rude and did not seem interested in being welcoming or kind. The other receptionist was very nice (and she seemed aware that she had to make up for how the other employee was acting). The doctor himself was with me for less than 5 minutes and was less than focused on me. Didn't care to get to know me or my symptoms/needs. Didn't make me feel like I could ask further questions (he actually said "you can look it up for more information" as opposed to providing me with the information himself).
More than 1 year ago
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I was seen instantaneously which is rare for a doctor appointment. However, Dr. Salzan had his phone on loud, and frequently checked his text messages during my appointment. He also was not happy with my choice on contact brand and wasnot afraid to show it. The appointment was quick and relatively inexpensive, so if you don't need anything fancy, this office will get the job done.
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My first visit and I really liked the doctor, the staff and the location. Glad to find them in the neighborhood!
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The rudest receptionist ever.
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Dr. Salzan was very professional and quick to diagnose what was wrong with my eyes. Don't let the storefront fool you - he knows what he is doing! The appointment was quick and he called my prescription in immediately.
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Great experience. Highly recommend.
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Very friendly and helpful staff. Talked me through the different options for lenses and frames in great detail, as this is was my first time looking for frames on my own. Ashley was super patient and really helpful. Frames were abit on the pricey side, but they had a great selection and were very informative.
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Excellent service all around. The staff is super friendly and helpful, made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Salzan was prompt, professional and friendly, put me at ease and provided useful information. My insurance did not cover the visit, but pricing was fair in my opinion. Highly recommended!
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He was nice and attentive.
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Great. Quick. Personable.
More than 1 year ago
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Andrew and his staff are wonderful!
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Everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.
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Not very friendly, money oriented service. The doctors office is tiny inside a eye glasses store.
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Was not personal at all. Did not care to ask me how I'm doing, exactly what I'm there for or any follow up questions. Took my eye exam and was out within 15 min and he didn't even say goodbye
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I visited Manhattan Eyeworks for an eye exam and to get an updated eyeglasses prescription. They saw me right away and the exam was efficient, professional, thorough and all of my questions were answered by the doctor. My Rx was emailed to me same day. Couldn't ask for more!
More than 1 year ago
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The people who work here are awesome. I had a great experience and was shown the best customer service by every single person I spoke with. I went with my sister and niece and they had lollipops for the little ones! My sister was also in the market for new glasses and they accommodated her as well. The doctor I saw was extremely informative, she even managed to clear up someone confusion I had about my experience wearing glasses. I've never had so much clarity and I'm grateful that my first vision test in almost 9 years went without a hitch.
More than 1 year ago
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Lovely little hole in the wall in Manhattan. The receptionist called to confirm my insurance and what exactly I would be paying before my appointment. And then another receptionist confirmed once more once I arrived. This is so helpful, especiallybecause vision insurance can be so complicated! Dr. Salzan greeted me almost 3 minutes after I walked into the shop. His office is small, but has exposed brick - very nice. He was very quick in assessing my contact lens prescription and gave me my glasses prescription in addition. They also don't push to sell anything to you. Lovely.
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The doctor was very attentive to the patient and open to all discussions. But he seems not very updated about various contact lens types. The office staff was nice. However they didn't send me the receipt or prescription or the samplecontact lens as said. I had to chase them with a few phone calls before having the prescription.
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I was able to make very last-minute appointment and was taken in quickly upon my arrival. The eye exam was quick but thorough and the staff was VERY supportive and informed with the selection of frames.
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Nothing special, very basic, will probably seek a new eye doctor in the future
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WARNING: They will claim to take your insurance when you make the appointment through ZOCDOC and then charge you as an out-of-network patient. They pre-approve your insurance, so they are well aware of the fact that they are out-of-networkbefore you show up, but don't bother to even bring it up until the bill comes out. And even then, you are just given the balance and have to keep digging and asking to understand what is happening. They were intentionally misleading me.
More than 1 year ago
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Great
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Quick and easy! There's no waiting room, which really isn't a problem since I was seen right away. The doctor was running late, so they gave me a call ahead of time and let me know when I should arrive soI wouldn't waste my time. Even with an appointment right before lunch, Dr. Salzan didn't make me feel rushed at all and gave me a sample or two which is always a wonderful bonus! The lovely receptionists were kind and efficient when dealing with the copay afterwards. Great experience!
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Everyone was very helpful and attentive. Yvette was amazing and helped me pick a great fitting pair of glasses.
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Great! In and out quick, answered questions. Walked out with new contacts.
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He was awesome! Super patient with me and my eyes.
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Super fast and professional, made sure the prescription was as accurate as possible. Very friendly as well. Very much appreciated how smoothly everything went and his staff was very helpful with frame recommendations.
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