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Dr. Darren Wallis, OD

Optometrist

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MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED. VISION PLAN VSP AT THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONLY ABOUT DR.WALLIS Dr. Darren Wallis received a doctor of optometry from SUNY, State College of Optometry in 1998. While studying at SUNY he received a research grant funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and performed several studies on myopia and its progression. The results of his research were presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and were published in several journals, including Ophthalmology and Vision Science. While at SUNY, he also participated in research in the area of Contact Lenses, and upon graduation he was the recipient of the Alcon Excellence Award in Contact Lenses. In November of 2011, Dr. Wallis was recognized by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) for the extensive work he has done for the FDNY. He was sworn in by the Commissioner of the FDNY, at a special ceremony held in New York City, where he was given the distinctive ranking of Honorary Chief Medical Officer of the FDNY. Dr. Wallis is an accomplished Jazz Guitarist and he performs regularly in both jazz clubs and in jazz festivals throughout New York City. He is also an avid tennis fanatic and a USTA ranked 4.5 tennis player. ABOUT THE OFFICE Associate Ophthalmologist has been serving the Wall Street community for over 45 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 comprehensive 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 contact 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 emergencies. 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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

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

Awards and publications

  • Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D., Myopes Show Increased Susceptibility to Nearwork Aftereffects. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 1998; 39: 1797-1803
  • Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D., Colburn, C. Effect of Stimulus Duration and Dioptric Demand on Transient Myopia. Submitted for publication to Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 1998.
  • Ciuffreda, K.J., Wallis, D. Accommodative Aftereffects and Refractive State. Presented at ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., 1997.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1356485593

Office locations

Associate Ophthalmologists

305 East 40th Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10016

Associate Ophthalmologists

150 Broadway, Suite1401

New York, NY 10038

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Dr. Darren Wallis is wonderful! I’ve visited twice now and each time he was very professional, with great bedside manner! I’ve been having pretty bad eye issues; and he asked all the right questions and heard me out - and wasvery thorough in making sure I knew what to do to get my eyes back to normal. I even had to give them a call after hours with an issue and I heard back from Dr. Wallis within minutes! Highly recommended.
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Dr. Wallis is very kind, patient and thorough. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.
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First time at this office. Both the staff and the doctor were wonderful.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Wallis was great! I was nervous about the visit, but he put me at ease and explained everything thoroughly. I felt that he really gave me his time. And everyone on staff was helpful and pleasant. Very professional. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Wallis is competent, friendly and overall great!
Less than 1 year ago
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I've been seeing Dr. Wallis for many years. He is very thorough and a great communicator. He is patient with questions and I never feel rushed. His office is well-run and the staff are generally very kind and pleasant.
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Dr. Wallis was really great! He was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Immediately after concluding the appointment I knew that I wanted to make him my regular doctor.
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Dr. Wallis was very pleasant, efficient and thorough - I appreciate his bedside manner and I plan on making him my regular OD going forward. I scheduled an appointment via ZocDoc randomly because of his close proximity to my office and I'm very pleased that I did!
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Dr Wallis is kind, knowledgeable, and patient. He takes the time to address all of my concerns and explains everything very clearly. Thank you!
Less than 1 year ago
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He was thorough and knowledgeable, I’ll be back.
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Extremely attentive and personable. Overall a great experience and will definitely be back again!
Less than 1 year ago
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I had a lot of questions about lasik and Dr. Wallis answered everything and helped my determine the best course of action. Highly recommend.
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Excellent customer service and Dr. Wallis is a pleasure.
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Very knowledgeable and honest. Highly recommend to anyone with eye problems.
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Best optometrist I've been too. Very friendly and professional, great modern equipment.
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The doctor and staff were very quick and professional. It was my first time at an Optometrist but they helped me and explained the process in a simple way. The office was very neat and clean, I would recommend going hereto anyone. The wait time was not that long I can't choose right away because I did have to fill out paperwork since it was my first time but I consider next time the wait time will be quicker.
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I've been seeing Dr. Wallis for years. It's always a good experience. He's great; so is his entire staff.
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Very professional. Excellent staff .
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It's always a pleasure seeing Dr. Darren Wallis. Excellent communicating and very understanding to your worries.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is an absolutely amazing doctor. I would recommend him 100%!!!!
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Excellent doctor! Friendly and competent!
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Very Nice!! Down to earth and very knowledgeable!!
More than 1 year ago
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Per usual, my visit with Dr. Wallis was great. He was able to explain the issue that I was having with my eyes and quickly devise a treatment plan, all while maintaining his reassuring demeanor.
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I think dr Wallis is the consummate professional. Very knowledgeable and skilled. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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Dr. Wallis was friendly and efficiently conducted the examination while explaining what he was doing, which I appreciated. He also answered multiple questions thoroughly. The front reception staff were friendly as well. Highly recommended.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Wallis's since I was a child. He is a very friendly and professional doctor that is able to answer any questions you may have about your eyes. The entire team at Associate Ophthalmologists is also very pleasant. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Great
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Dr. Wallis is fantastic. He is kind, competent, has a sense of humor, and takes time to answer all questions. The reception staff is great too. I highly recommend everyone there.
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Awful front desk staff. Extremely rude. If you're ordering contacts through them forget it. Urgency isn't there, continually hung up on (get your phones in order!) and never expect a call back when they say they'll do so. While the DRis just okay (I'm seen for about less than 5 minutes) not worthwhile and all the way down in Financial. Yuck.
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I had a great appointment today with the doctor and his staff. My wait time was minimal (two to three minutes). The team was professional and movement through different parts of the exam were well organized. Dr. Wallis also took thetime to answer all of my questions. If you are making an appointment with an optometrist, go here!
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I really enjoy this practice. It is professional, clean and prompt. Dr Wallis is great and takes time to speak with you about your eye care.
More than 1 year ago
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I really liked this doctor! Professional and kind, and his staff members were all really nice and helpful, too.
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Very attentive; detailed oriented and caring. Would recommend him to friends and colleagues.
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Nice staff, nice office, great doctors, would highly recommend Dr. Wallis.
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Perfect as usual
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awesome Eye doctor. Highly recommended- friendly and very professional. Also, his staffs are commendable.
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Friendly and professional!
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Dr. Wallis is very professional and has lots of positive energy. There was minimum wait at his office.
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Always friendly, professional, and informative!
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Dr. Wallis is an outstanding OD Excellence is the word that he represents. He is the best!
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There was just a bit of a wait, but he apologized for it. All the staff were very nice.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wallis was by far the best optometrist I've seen. He was very open and willing to answer all my questions. Dr. Wallis was very thorough and ensured he investigated all my symptoms fully. I really appreciated his service and theassistance of the office staff who were friendly and made the heath insurance process easy (as I needed help getting my papers organized).
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Very professional and thorough. Will definitely continue to go.
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Ideal vist, professional staff and amazing Doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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This was hands down one of the best offices, staffs and Doctors my wife and I have seen. Everyone was so helpful and professional. Dr. Wallis has a wonderful energy , beside manner and was extremely thorough. Thanks again to the full team and Mary at the front.
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I had a great experience. Clean and welcoming office, helpful and friendly staff. Dr Wallis was friendly, engaging, thorough and explained everything. It also seems as if he doesn't sell glasses out of his office so there was no hard sell afterwards. I'll definitely be going back.
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Dr. Wallis is wonderful. Personable, thorough, all-around nice. I have been coming to him for several years. It's always a excellent experience. The staff in the office is lovely as well.
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I had a very positive visit with Dr. Wallis. He proved knowledgable and thorough on all counts, but was also personable and relatable - which made the experience that much better.
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Great bedside manner, was patient with me and explained a lot of things. Would definitely see again.
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Great visit. Dr. Wallis has a wonderful and professional bedside manner. Although there was a short wait to be seen (it was lunchtime so it was understandably busy), he was very apologetic and otherwise very efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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