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Dr. Elaine Yee, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Elaine Yee

Dr. Elaine Yee received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Yee completed internships at the Hudson Valley VA Medical Center in Montrose, NY and in the Specialty Contact Lens Service at the University Eye Center in New York City. She is currently licensed to practice therapeutic optometry in the state of New York. She has extensive training in primary optometric care with emphasis on contact lens fittings as well as diagnosing and managing ocular conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1891924486

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
Dr. Yee was amazing with my 10 year old! Her office staff - especially Steven - were friendly. We felt rightat home. The exam was efficient and my daughter actually enjoyed going! Thanks Dr. Yee and staff!
Dr. Yee was amazing with my 10 year old! Her office staff - especially Steven - were friendly. We felt right at home. The exam was efficient and my daughter actuallyenjoyed going! Thanks Dr. Yee and staff!
Hilary C. · September 3, 2019
Absolutely the best optometry appointment I’ve ever been to. Choosing my glasses was an absolute delight with Stephen
Absolutely the best optometry appointment I’ve ever been to. Choosing my glasses was an absolute delight with Stephen
David G. · August 17, 2019

Dr. Elaine Yee's office location

Elaine Yee

1387 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10029

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Dr. Yee was amazing with my 10 year old! Her office staff - especially Steven - were friendly. We felt right at home. The exam was efficient and my daughter actually enjoyed going! Thanks Dr. Yee and staff!

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Very friendly, thorough, professional and would definitely recommend Dr Yee!

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Very pleasant visit, insurance coverage clearly explained, no upselling on frames, and very thorough eye exam. Will return.

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Absolutely the best optometry appointment I’ve ever been to. Choosing my glasses was an absolute delight with Stephen

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It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Yee. She is the best and I don't have any regrets at all.

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I am so glad I found Dr Yee. I requested an appointment via Zocdoc that was confirmed very promptly. Dr Yee explained to me my options based on my insurance very clearly and helped me find the contact lens that suit me the best. She is very friendly and makes you feel at ease right away. She listens and answers questions and concerns very attentively.

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Excellent from start to end.

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She's so great! Very friendly and personable, doesn't make you feel like you're at the doctor. Saw me right away, visit was quick, and her office has a nice selection of glasses / contacts that you can get right from them! 10/10 would go again.

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Dr. Yee was very thorough and patient during my eye exam and contact fitting. I appreciate that she took the time to explain the process and really worked with me to find the contacts that best fit me.

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I had a terrific experience! Doctor Yee really took her time and did a thorough evaluation, and she was super personable. Her staff were as well! The gentlemam who fitted me for and helped me select frames also took his time and was very thoroug, and he was a real pleasure to converse with. Overall, I was highly satisfied! What a great team!!

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Dr. Yee is very personable and friendly. I felt very comfortable being seen by her, and her staff doorman is also great. Would like to continue seeing her for my yearly!

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Great - very professional and personable experience.

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Always a great appt, timely thorough, detailed and great quality!

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Nice, professional, highly competent and helpful!

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Very thorough eye exam, great experience.

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My visit with Dr Yee has always been efficient, fast, and productive. She’s thorough with her examination and one doesn’t feel rushed. She also listens and she spends time talking to patients. I had a wonderful experience and will always come back here.

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Everyone super friendly and professional. Dr Yee was great. Definitely will return

Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and knowledgable. I felt like I was in good hands. Was patient and answered all my questions.

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excellent!

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Meeting Dr. Yee as a new patient was simply delightful. She was kind, thorough and made the experience easy and fun. She helped me to understand what are the best steps I should take to keep my "middle aged" eyes healthy going forward.

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Dr. Yee was efficient, positive, and easy to connect with. Definitely would recommend!

Less than 6 months ago
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She was so sweet, super helpful, and answered all of my questions

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Loved Dr. Yee!!! I haven’t been able to find an eye doctor in the city that I liked, but I will return to Dr. Yee for sure!

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Dr. Yee was fantastic! I have great vision, but hadn't gotten it checked it several years so wanted to get an eye exam to ensure everything still looked good. Dr. Yee took a lot of time explaining all of the various tests to me, what they meant, and how I performed on each one. She didn't rush through the exam at all and took the time to get to know me as well, which was fantastic. She ultimately concluded that while I technically could get an Rx to address 1 minor issue, she didn't really think it was needed at this time and didn't push them on me, which speaks volumes to her and her practice as I feel like that is not the case in many offices! Highly, highly recommend her!

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Dr Yee was extremely friendly and efficient. She asked a ton of questions and was solution oriented.

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Made appointment based off a recommendation from a co-worker. Arrived a few minutes early, checked in and was seen right on time and out quickly with my new prescriptions. Staff and Dr Yee were polite, kind and on top of their game knew what my insurance would cover and would not cover and even how much out of pocket expense I would have to pay if I wanted to continue using my current contacts as my new insurance would not cover them. Easily recommend to others.

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This was the best eye doctor experience I’ve had. Dr. Yee was so incredibly personable it felt as if I was speaking to a friend. She explained what she was doing and I felt very comfortable. Angela at the front desk was so helpful as well and I never felt pressured to purchase anything “extra” the way other places do. Highly recommend!

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Great experience with this eye doctor! Highly recommend!

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Knowledgeable and very nice to speak with! Will definitely be seeing her again!

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Very patient and thorough with her exams and explanations. She’s aware of what insurance plans cover and is willing to answer those questions, as opposed to deferring that task to whoever handles the billing. I don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer doctor in any field.

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Lovely person, super lovely conversation, very professional, even cleaned my glasses

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I've been on the hunt for a new eye doctor for years, and finally, I've found my match. Dr. Yee was so warm, welcoming, and, of course, extremely professional. She explained every step of the eye examination along the way, keeping me properly informed on what exactly she was checking and finding with my eye health and vision. The receptionist was equally as friendly and knowledgeable. She helped me pick out a perfect and affordable pair of glasses, and I was also given a "new customer" discount. I thoroughly enjoyed this doctor visit and look forward to getting a checkup next year.

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Dr. Yee is so patient, thorough, and professional. I love seeing her for my annual eye exams!!

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Very impressed. My first time in this office.

Less than 1 year ago
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Elaine is an amazing doctor. She listens to her patients and makes each and every one feel special. She has amazing attention to detail and bedside manner. 100% would recommend!

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Dr. Yee was so very thorough and kind. She made the appointment seamless and really made an effort to get to know me and my eye history! I have already recommended her to friends and family! Top notch!!!!!

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Elaine was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. She took the time to explain the best way for me to utilize my insurance, why I had previously received a prescription I was given, and how to make things more convenient for myself.

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She's great. Listens to your concerns and is very easy to talk to.

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Dr. Elaine Yee was extremely personal and explained everything to me as this was my first visit. Would highly recommend!

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Love love this doctor. If you work in theater she understands the blight of getting the right pair of glasses for backstage!

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Thorough and comfortable eye exam. Dr. Yee is generous with her time and expertise in answering all questions. Very well run office with friendly and efficient staff. Convenient ordering of contact lenses (including use of insurance benefits). Highly recommended (and have done so with family members).

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Very professional and welcoming. My visit was for an annual eye exam and first time getting contacts. Dr. Yee was very patient and helped me learn about my eyes/vision and how to put in and take out contacts. Learning to do this takes a little time, but she made the experience comfortable and did not make me feel rushed when I was having difficulties. Her receptionist was also very through explaining the co-pay and fees for the visit, which was greatly appreciated.

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She’s beyond thorough and wants to make sure her patients have the best vision possible. Awesome optometrist!

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She was great!

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Yee is so warm and friendly. She took the time to explain things to me so I understood what everything was for. She’s great, I can’t recommend her enough .

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Visits with Elaine are always more than just an optometrist visit.

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Dr. Yee was beyond friendly, accommodating and professional. This is the most attentive, thorough and efficient eye doctor experience I’ve had in my 15 yrs+ years of seeing optometrists.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Yee is very friendly and knowledgeable. Her style is personal and fast, as well! I highly recommend checking out Eyewear on Madison.

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Prompt on appointment time. Very kind and knowledgeable. Felt comfortable and trusted her with questions and reassures insurance coverage.

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She was really patient to hear me out but was also quick with the process. I would visit her again in the future

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