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Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Ophthalmologist

New York, NY

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
Very perfunctory visit where he basically told me there was nothing he could do for my condition. Very different experiencewith other doctors who treated me for the same condition. Not a great use of my time as a patient.
Very perfunctory visit where he basically told me there was nothing he could do for my condition. Very different experience with other doctors who treated me for the same condition.Not a great use of my time as a patient.
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It was my first visit with Dr. Weitzner. I went for a standard checkup, so I only saw him for ~10minutes, but he was friendly and attentive, answered all of my questions, and didn't seem rushed at all (despite office being quite busy).
It was my first visit with Dr. Weitzner. I went for a standard checkup, so I only saw him for ~10 minutes, but he was friendly and attentive, answered all ofmy questions, and didn't seem rushed at all (despite office being quite busy).
Kirk M. · February 21, 2019

About Dr. Ari Weitzner

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Weitzner does not fit or script contact lenses. I am a board certified ophthalmologist practicing general ophthalmology in private practice for over 20 years. For ten years, I taught part time at the ophthalmology program at Kings County Hospital, where I supervised residents in the clinic and operating room, focusing on challenging medical and surgical cases. I apply this experience to the benefit of my private patients, where I tackle difficult cases and adopt the latest techniques, including multifocal and astigmatic strategies for cataract and astigmatism, implant exchange and I-Stent for glaucoma. I live by the highest ethical standards- doing anything to a patient for the sake of making more money violates everything I believe in as a human being. Some implants and lasers can have side effects and cost thousands of dollars, and many patients are not good candidates- that's when having an honest ophthalmologist really comes in handy. Our office is a large, state-of-the-art facility with the latest in electronic records, diagnostic testing and lasers. We have trained technicians, optometrists, an elegant optical service, and we have several sub-specialists, so that we can provide comprehensive excellence. I look forward to seeing you!

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Kings County Hospital Center
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division (Internship)
  • Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Super Doctors 2009, 2014-2016

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1740296839

Dr. Ari Weitzner's office location

Union Square Eye Care

235 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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Dr. Weitzner was great. To the point and didn’t waste my time. Great location, friendly staff.
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Dr Weitzner helped me get a grip on my recurrent chalazion situation. So happy!
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He’s very professional, thorough and pleasant as is his staff.
Less than 1 month ago
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It was excellent. The staff was professional I feel comfortable.
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Dr. Prescribed something not accepted on my insurance after I explicitly asked if it was covered. Once it was denied I called to have the prescription changed. No one returned my call.
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Very friendly staff. Very systematic. Very good consult w doctor. Will come back when the eye stops working.
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Very professional, would recommend
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useless doctor. was not helpful at all. strange attitude. felt like he hated his job. maybe he is ok just for general check up but definitely not the doctor if you have eye problems.
Less than 6 months ago
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he was good. unfportunately i fell and crushed my knee so i wont be ambulatory for a few months. i plan to see him again.
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Great doctor. Honestly and friendly.
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Professional and effective office. Dr was communicative and thorough. Pleasant experience. I will go again if needed.
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He was super efficient, and he got rid of my chalazion! Really straight to the point, really nice. No wait time. But! I almost fainted in the waiting room (just nervous when it comes to needles) and none of the secretaries checked if I was alright lol
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Awesome. Knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate. A great doctor. Great staff. I highly recommend.
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Very rude
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional demeanor. Provided practical advice for managing my eye care.
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He was quick to diagnose what I already had thought it would be. Very honest and to the point and got the job done. I would go back to this doctor if I had an issue with my eyes again! Everyone on the office is very friendly as well!
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On time, professional and helpful. will come back when needed.
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Knowledgeable staff and the doctor is very patient.
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Excellent doctor, friendly and competent
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I loved him!
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Very proffesional and nice
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One of the most knowledgeable and co dude that’s Drs in the field. You know your getting a proper treatment or diagnosis with dr Ari as well as a pleasant professional character
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Excellent professional. Got right to it!
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Overall it went well and he was able to quickly diagnose and provide treatment to resolve my issue (chalazion on eyelid). The whole appointment felt a little impersonal and rushed and this is definitely not a small family practice, but honestlyI was just happy to find someone who was available right away and so so happy to have that thing off my eyelid within a few days!
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Very good doctor. Addressed my issue and explained things wel.
Less than 1 year ago
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The appointment with Dr Ari Weitzner, Was for my mom, once again Zocdoc has place amazing doctor o. There site. He made my mom an, I very comfortable . He's a doctor that, teaches other Doctors enough said... I highly recommend Dr Ari Wietzner.
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Great!
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Dr Weitzner is nice and the process is quick and efficient!
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Superb
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Friendly staff, clean office, and almost no wait time!
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Doctor Ari Weitzner has a long time experience and could assess my eye issue quickly and correctly. He was a bit curt on the first visit, but very supportive the second time I had to see him. -- One issue, notabout the doctor himself: there's a lovely, caring and knowledgeable technician that wears too much perfume. I am sensitive to scents and my eyes started watering during her assessment of my eyes. I couldn't wait for her to leave. I wish the doctor's office would address this issue. Thank you.
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I appreciated his humor and frankness.
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send me to my general practitioner to do a second evaluation for a condition that I was previously tested and I was negative. Refused to give me the new prescription. After my general practitioner tested me again (negative results as expected)he suggested going to another ophthalmologist who indicated that my problem required a new prescription and some stress reduction techniques.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent overall visit. Dr. Weitzner is a highly competent professional that is good about explaining every aspect of the examination. Entire staff was pleasant, efficient and helpful, as well.
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Great staff, friendly, professional and efficient
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He exhibited a perfect blend of friendliness and nonsenselessness. I liked him. He helped me out. I will go to him again, should some disaster or another require me to do so.
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I liked that Dr. Weitzner was patient and welcoming with my questions and took time to review my problem, as well as help me with advice/answers on a bunch of questions I had that were not directly related to the problemfor which I had come to see him (general eye health questions).
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A well mannered matter of fact person, clear in explaining the issue and ready to answer patiently all my questions.
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Staff was very friendly and Dr. Weitzner was very attentive and answered all of my questions.
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Not very informative.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was fine. Office is grim. Front desk staff sullen and sloppy. Had to fill-in all my paperwork and confirm insurance details again despite having completed previously online via zocdoc. Brushed off with: 'Oh yes, that doesn't come throughon our system, you'll have to do it all again'. Waited over 45 mins to be seen despite an almost empty waiting room and having arrived 15mins prior to scheduled time. Try somewhere else.
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I felt Dr. Weitzner was short, dismissive and rude. I was incredibly disappointed in his consultation, especially considering the politeness and welcoming nature of his assisting staff.
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Doctor was good. Took the time to explain things when asked. Otherwise efficiency was valued. The office shuffles you around a lot so you go back and fourth between waiting and seeing someone a few times. I was seen quickly butwas at the office for an hour and a half.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a good doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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We spoke about my condition and he gave me some great advice
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Nice, straight to the point, and offered multiple options.
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It would have been nice to understand that I could not get my contacts prescriptions renewed through Dr. Weitzner.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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