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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Charles Cole specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive errors. He is especially knowledgeable in laser and surgical procedures for the treatment of open angle glaucoma, narrow angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma and cataracts.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with over ten years of experience, Dr. Cole provides patients with state-of-the-art eye care at his practice in New York, where he has seen patients since 2003. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Cole also serves as Director of the Glaucoma Service at New York Hospital Queens and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Cole graduated with his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by an internship at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai/NYU Medical Center, and further specialized his training through a Glaucoma fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.
Actively involved in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Cole is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He also holds attending privileges at New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Hospital Queens and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Additionally, Dr. Cole currently plays a major role in the surgical training of the next generation of surgeons at Cornell.
Verified Patient Reviews
I visited Dr. Cole for a second opinion on a PRK surgery that I had a month before. He was patient, kind, thorough and took the time to explain everything in a way that I could understand and digest. By far one of the best doctors I have encountered, I wish he had done the surgery himself but I have switched all my records to him for the future. He impressed me THAT much. Cant say enough nice things about him.
Very professional sraff and a very good doctor.
Dr. Cole and the other healthcare professionals at his office were all great. They had a great bedside manner, asked many questions about the issue I was having with my eye, and did a thorough examination to get to the bottom of the issue.
I found my new eye Dr!!!!!
Friendly, methodical, efficient.
Most competent eye doc I've seen in Manhattan, by far. very thorough and took time to answer concerns. highly recommend!
Dr. Cole was excellent. He is thorough and attentive and has great bedside manners.
I really loved the thorough explanations the doctor gave me and how truly interested he seemed in my eyes/health. There was absolutely no rush like with most doctors, and he was super helpful in answering all my questions. Highly recommend!
I liked him. He had great bedside manner and was a true professional.
Dr. Cole was professional, knowledgeable and very kind.
Dr. Cole was very professional and thorough. His staff was also very nice and new what they were doing.
It was a very pleasant experience. I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Cole and his courteous staff.
Very professional, did a good job.
Went to him after having spent all night in the ER, was far more helpful and prescribed exactly what was needed. Eyes felt better very quickly.
Very professional and takes the time to care.
Heard everything I had to say, thouroughly examined my eyes, explained what was going on in detail, answered all of my questions and did not rush the appointment. He's the best ophthalmologist I've ever been to. I'm happy to have found a great Dr. for my eyes and I highly recommend him.
Dr. Cole was terrific. Very efficient and thorough.
Very nice office, very nice staff, helpful doctor. The wait was the bummer (1h) but I had the last apointment of the day...
Although it turns out he was not able to help my specific problem he was able to lead me to someone who may be able to. He has a great bedside manner.
Dr. Cole and his staff were very friendly. Dr. Cole was very personable and took his time to answer my questions. I didn't feel rushed. The office was also nice and clean.
Dr. Cole was very professional and knowledgable. I waited a little bit but let be realistic; when have you ever gone to a see a doctor and didnt wait? I received a very thorough exan and was very satisfied with everything. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Very nice, willing to answer questions. Doesn't rush you out. Very knowledgeable. Will see again.