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Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

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

Office locations

Union Square Eye Care

235 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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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 3 months 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.
Less 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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The doctor's staff was very kind, courteous, and got my exam started quickly. The process took awhile because I had to get my eyes dilated and wait for pictures. But the doctor's exam was quick and easy. Dr. Weitzner answered my questions and was very nice.
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Had to wait 45 min after appt time, but otherwise was good.
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First visit, it was good. No waiting time, doctor and assistant very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and great doctor.
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The doctor was professional, kind, land listened to me describe my eye problem that I was experiencing.
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I felt completely at ease. He answered all my questions and was very pleasant. I will definitely be going back to see him!
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Dr Weitzner is certainly professionally competent. But the time management in his office and in his own clinic needs to improve.
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Great doctor very carring took care of the problem
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I liked Dr. Weitzner. But I waited over an hour at the clinic.
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Dr. Weitzner is a very good doctor. He took care of my issue very quickly. The office on the other hand leave much to be desired. I waited for over an hour. The waiting room was dirty and the bathrooms atYankee stadium after a game are cleaner than the bathrooms there. It also felt like I was waiting at a psych ward, with adults screaming and wondering around as if they have been drugged and just starring into the abyss. just a bad vibe. The staff at the reception were less than helpful and very impersonal.
More than 1 year ago
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Professional...Reassuring & kind.. Smart!!
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Dr. Weitzner did not seem to care. I came in with extensive eye pain for two weeks, worsening vision. He looked at my eyes for about 30 seconds and said I was fine. I kept asking what I could do, asevery day activities are becoming difficult from the pain. He just shrugged and said he did not see anything wrong with my eyes and sent me home with the suggestion of using lubricating eye drops. My next step is to make an appointment with another doctor. I would not recommend him.
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This place is like a clinic, or "zoo", that see too many people at the same time. Be ready to sit down and wait to be seen by the doctor, especially after the technician has dilated your pupils.
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The doctor was nice, but the place was horrible. I paid a copay they got my insurance card and then without billing the insurance they sent a bill for collection. They are really unorganized and I won't be coming back.
More than 1 year ago
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Efficient and helpful office staff. Dr. Weirzner has a great bedside manner. Very nice and comforting during procedure.
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excellent professional and thorough
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I was given a very thorough exam . Dr Ari is very professional and detail oriented. He took time when examing my eyes and also when explaining his results.. He is obviously very intelligent and really knows his stuff. I highly recommend him.
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Waiting room was packed full of disgruntled people. I was seen by a different eye doctor first. He was really nice during my exam. Then he gave me the eye drops that make you blind and I waited for Dr. W.He wasn't as nice as the other Dr. But towards the end oy examination he started to laugh and joke with me. So overall I'd go back.
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The Doctor Himself was ok, sort of nice, nothing special. His assistant Marta was very nice and explained a lot. the FONT DESK was BAD, they seem SO UNHAPPY to be there, no smile, no explanation, no caring about their patients.
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