About Dr. Elena Schmidt
Elena M. Schmidt, OD, is an instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and practices optometry at Mount Sinai Doctors Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital. She earned her optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and then completed an ocular disease residency in Baltimore, where she gained valuable experience diagnosing and managing ophthalmic conditions like glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Dr. Schmidt provides expert and comprehensive eye care with an emphasis on vision correction and ocular disease. As an optometrist, she specializes in helping patients manage vision changes to see better. Dr. Schmidt supports the efforts of patients who are interested in their eye health, and she is committed to providing the highest standard of care to those who come in for an evaluation. She is delighted to serve the Queens community and to help patients preserve and improve their vision and ocular health.
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Education and training
- Indiana University, Doctor of Optometry
- Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Residency in Ocular Diseases
Awards and publications
- 2017, Dr. James O. Hormuth Award
- 2017, Dr. James D. Hurt Award
- 2016, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
Dr. Elena Schmidt's office locations
Mount Sinai Doctors
Mount Sinai Doctors Queens
2520 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY 11102
Mount Sinai Doctors
77 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Mount Sinai Doctors
1630 East 15th Street, Second Floor, Suite 203
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Patient reviews for Dr. Elena Schmidt
No waiting time! Technician was quite fast but wasn’t explaining what he was going to do... Dr. Schmidt was really nice and thorough.
Dr. Schmidt was so helpful! She made my eye exam easy breezy. I am usually very queasy visiting doctors but she really help me through the process of wearing contacts.
Really attentive and astute.
Dr. Elena is very nice and very approachable. I have my 10 month old baby with me during my appointment. She was interacting with my baby while he was being fussy. She answered all my questions and explained my eye problems.
Great and professional
Dr Elena was excellent. kind and patient, she did an excellent job. Highly recommended .
So down to Earth! Everything was explained to me very clearly.
Great bedside manner. Would definitely come back and recommend to others..
Elena is an outstanding optometrist--so warm, friendly, and professional. I feel better going to an optometrist at Mount Sinai than a dinky shop on the street corner.
Dr. Schmidt was very sweet and patient. She answered all my question and never felt rushed.
Dr. Schmidt was very friendly and helpful, along with the rest of the staff. The exam was thorough and Dr. Schmidt took time to explain things and answer my questions.
I had an annual check up and my first contact fitting this week and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience. The wait time was minimal and the entire staff is warm and welcoming. Dr. Schmidt is highly knowledgeable, personable, and explained everything to me super clearly. Can't recommend her enough!
She was very thorough with her examination and was extremely knowledgeable..
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