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Dr. Elana Abilevitz, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Abilevitz is a licensed optometrist committed to complete family eye care, including routine vision exams, glasses, contact lens services, and treating ocular diseases. A native New Yorker, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biochemistry from Yeshiva University. Dr. Abilevitz earned her Doctor of Optometry with Dean's List honors from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2008. In her spare time, Dr. Abilevitz enjoys traveling across the globe, meeting new people, and exploring new restaurants.

In-network insurances

  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Assurant Health
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

1790947372

Office locations

French Optical Fashion

7 E 33rd Street

New York, NY 10016

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Doctor was very helpful and knowledgable. She explained how she got my prescription. Everyone in the store helped explain benefits and how to best use them.
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I was seen by a different specialist. She was great, but everything around was a little messy.
Less than 1 year ago
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Nice. Doctor who checked my eyes was very friendly and answered all my questions. Quick, there were no line)
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The doctor and the assistants were delightful and helpful. The problem was that it was not made clear that this was an optical place. I thought it was a doctor office. I got there at 9:30 for my 10am appointment (becauseI thought I would have to fill out paper work as a new patient) and it was gated shut. Even at 10:04 they hadn't opened it. So I left. Then I finally got them on the phone and they explained that they open at 10am and were running a little bit behind today. So I went back and had my exam and bought my glasses. The staff was very nice and gave me half off on my co-pay. But I would highly recommend that they do not take appointments at 10am because that is confusing. Their first appointment should be at 10:30 in case there is a problem of them running late again. Or make it clear that it is a glasses place and not an optometrist office.
More than 1 year ago
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My appointment ended up being with Dr. Kim, but she was great!
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Dr. Abilevitz is always very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The wait is never more than 2 or 3 minutes. You can also be fitted for glasses and pick out any style you want right in the same location.
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Very professional and friendly. Best optometrist I've seen!
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Very thorough exam using state of the art equipment, fast, easy, informative review of exam results, good advice for ongoing preventive measures, small change in Rx from previous year.
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Dr. Abilevitz is patient and willing to answer all of your questions, which is very helpful.
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Excellent bedside manners. Doctor took the time to communicate patiently and ensure i left the office without any lingering questions. Overall great service and would certainly recommend.
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Experience was wonderful! The doctor was super sweet and personable! Highly recommend
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She got the job done quickly and concisely.
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Dr. Abilevitz was efficient, brisk, and thorough. Took the time to double-check a trouble spot.
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Meticulous and approachable.
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Got in and out within my lunch break. Quick, efficient, not salesy, no complaints.
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She is pleasant and seems to be knowledgeable. The office is located inside Len Crafters which makes her office to be more commercial than professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I really like seeing this provider, she's great. My only caveat is that this practice rather strongly recommends an additional retinal scan that isn't covered by insurance and costs another $40 out of pocket, and which I don't personally considerto be medically necessary. But they insist. It's only every 2 years that I see them, so I went with it.
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After filling out paperwork I waited about three minutes and then was brought in. Everything was professional and quick, but Dr. Abilevitz made sure to ask if everything was comfortable. I was disappointed to discover that insurance doesn't cover contact lens consultations, but that's not the doctor's fault.
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She was thorough and very pleasant. I will definitely go back.
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Great! It's a bit tacky in a glasses hut type shop but really fun.
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Elana was very nice and responsive. She is really quick going through the exam, which at times can be mistaken for being rushed out, but I think this is more responsive to the go-go-go nature of New York. When I raiseda concern about an eye condition, she responded immediately and further examined my eyes. The appointment was relatively quick (10-15 minutes), but I also went for just a simple contact lens fitting, and she was able to base my new prescription mainly on my recent glasses Rx.
More than 1 year ago
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Elana Abilevitz appears to be an excellent optometrist and with a very good bedside manner. However, having to wait for over half an hour to be seen, especially when one arrives early to fill out all necessary forms, is unacceptable. Patients,just as much as specialists, do not have time to waste. This is not a reflection of her expertise, but it reflects negatively on her professionalism if her staff allow patients to wait this long without an explanation or at the very least, an apology. I should note that Ms. Abilevitz did apologize after I brought it to her attention.
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The front desk staff are great, very friendly and approachable and resolved my insurance issue for me very quickly and gladly answered my questions. I wasn't seen at my exact appointment time but this is because I had paperwork to fillin so allow time for that if it is your first visit - the routine visit was thorough and Elana Abilevitz was knowledgeable and answered all my queries without making me feel like she was rushing me. Would definitely recommend.
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Great bedside manner. Puts patient at ease. Not overpriced.
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This place is fine and the optometrist was friendly enough, but the whole eye exam felt pretty rushed.
More than 1 year ago
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provided good suggestions for overall eye health.
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The office is in the back of LensCrafters across from Grand Central. Dr Abilevitz was very nice and I didn't have to wait long to see her. She was very professional and able to diagnose quickly/efficiently and then gave me aprescription. I bought a pair of glasses at the LensCrafters which had a great selection and turnaround in one day.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Abilevitz is very friendly and personable. She seemed very knowledgeable and up-to-date as far as contacts and allergy medications go. The staff at the front desk were all super friendly and very clear with their explanations of payments,insurance benefits, etc. I was glad to find such a friendly group of people so close to my job!
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My visit went pretty well and quick.
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Very nice doctor. I really only went to get a new prescription, we did some useful tests, doctor gave me trial contact lenses to see them in her "machine" while in my eyes, in general - practical and nice visit. They have some very nice specials on lenses as well.
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