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Dr. Eric Dessner, MD

Ophthalmologist

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Eric Dessner

Dr. Dessner is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in no-stitch small incision cataract surgery, muscle surgery, lasers, as well as comprehensive eye examinations for glaucoma, diabetes, and other eye diseases. He has a fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology from the world famous Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Dessner and his office staff are committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861686545

Dr. Eric Dessner's office location

Downtown Eyecare

398 Bridge Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Waited for 30+ minutes past my appt time to be seen. Then waited another 20+ minutes between the first review of my eyes and the second after the drops kicked in. Normally my eye doc appts take 30 minutes total... notan hour and 20 minutes. I was super late getting to work and will not be returning as the experience was sub-par to average.
Less than 3 months ago
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Fast, efficient and to the point.
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Very thorough and knowledgeable
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Office staff was nice enough but unprofessional - I've been to this office before but they had "misplaced" my chart so I had to give all new information again. I wasn't thrilled that I had to wait 30 mins for aroutine appointment that only lasted 15 minutes. Dr. Dessner himself is pleasant but his staff needs to professionalize and run the office in a more organized manner.
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Thorough, friendly, fast
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The office was very nice and clean. The Receptionist was extremely helpful. All the staff I encountered greeted me with a smile. The visit itself with Dr.Dessner was great.
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Definitely will be returning. The doctor was thorough in answering my many questions, and the team was kind about my squeamishness about the eye exam. The wait was long (just over an hour) but everyone was apologetic about this, which I appreciated. Thanks!
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Dr. Dessner was very conscientious and knowledgeable about treating me for a complicated problem. He was patient and thorough.
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In and out without a fuss. Kudos to Dr. Dessner and staff. The visit was really smooth and easy. The office was in a great location, clean, with modern equipment. Dr. Dessner was super friendly and thorough. Highly recommend.
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Had a bit of a wait but I went during lunch hour so that may be why. Dr. was efficient and thorough. Staff at the office were friendly and kind.
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The office visit was terrific. It was super clean and welcoming environment. Dr. Dessner gave me several options to treat my condition. He was actually pretty funny too.
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I really like this location and Dr Dessner is fine. The wait for your appointment is really really long. I waited a little over an hour. I hate to even write this but he needs to be more aware of hisappearance. If I noticed it others for sure do too! When he finally came out of the back area to the reception, I watched him pick his nose. When I went back to him for my appointment, I wondered how long it had been since he showered or washed his hair. It was very apparent. All I was thinking was I hope he washes or puts anti bac on his hands in front of me before he touches me or my eye. His hygiene was all I could focus on from the rest of my appt.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor is very thorough in explaining and his staff is phenomenally helpful!
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He has a great staff and the doctor himself is very thorough in explaining everything.
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I was recommended to see Dr. Dessner and traveled to Brooklyn from Manhattan to do so. His office is easy to get to and is on the same block where the subway lets out. I waited less than five mins eventhough there were several other patients around during my visit. The doctor was very warm in his manner and knew most patients by name as they walked in. He was very thorough in his explanations of changes in my glasses and contacts prescription, and his assistant helped me a lot in selecting new glasses frames in his optical shop.
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Answered my questions thoroughly - it was a very educational visit.
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Great location, friendly staff, thorough examination and completely nice!
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Helpful, to the point, nice waiting space and LOVELY front desk staff and technicians!
Less than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit to this practice. From the receptionist to seeing Dr. Dessner my experience was above par. Dr. Dessner was very informative and on point with the effects that I was experiencing based on the condition that heobserved as part of my eye exam. Based on this experience I would recommend his services.
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He has all the necessary tools in his office to treat your condition properly
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Dr. Dessner is very nice good manner. However, I feel like the service I got was incomplete somehow. My issue was never resolved and the medications that were prescribed didn't do anything
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Nice, laid back guy. Seems thoroughly competent. Friendly staff. Professional facilities. Convenient to downtown Brooklyn. I’m happy I discovered his practice.
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Perfect!
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I was pleased with my visit to Dr. Dessner. He knew my previous eye doctor. He gave me a thorough exam and wrote out a new prescription for reading glasses.
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Dr. Dessner provided me with how to cure my stye and how to prevent another one in the future with a note.
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Appointment was fine. The office is in the back of an optician and the waiting area was depressing. I didn't feel personal care or attention. He went out to pay for his breakfast order in the middle of the appointment whichI thought was weird. I also got a bill (even though my insurance covered the visit) post the visit for something I was never really able to figure out, but it seemed easier paying the fee (via VENMO, also odd). I will not be coming back.
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This is not my thing, but I have not experienced such a polite and efficient office, of any kind, in a very long time. There's always one glitch. The environment is inviting, the staff very pleasant, mannerly, and accommodating and themedical service excellent. A doctor who listens. Kudos to all!
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Very patient and took time to address all my doubts and concerns and to explain the problem to me
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I did not like my appointment witn Dr Dessner. He’s extremely pretentious and was crewing gum while treating me. He seems to be a good doctor but I didn’t like his attitude.
More than 1 year ago
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I was impressed. Very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I will definitely go back.
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Very pleasant! He explained my problem in simple terms and advised how to prevent future issues. I would highly recommend.
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No bad comment about the Doctor but the housekeeping person came in during my interview with the assistant. Being that this conversation is supposed to be confidential, I was surprised the assistant did not ask the cleaning person to leave.This cleaning person too was pretty oblivious about doctor office conduct.
More than 1 year ago
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GREAT!
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really nice staff, very prompt in terms of wait time/ overall appointment time. The Dr was nice and spent a good amount of time with me.
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It’s not easy to find a pediatric ophthalmologist , after a long drive then finally got there , the Dr wasn’t just take a look then say everything is ok then send u home , nope , he checked my babyson patiently and used his profession to diagnose him ,
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He seemed knowledgeable and explained things well. The other people in the office the day I was there were helpful as well. The people who handle billing were a little disorganized.
More than 1 year ago
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The experience was great, everyone who attended to me helped ease off all my apprehension. I was refered to another Doc who was not available for another week, went online and gor Dr. Dessner based on reviews and honestly am moeethan glad I chose him. He took his time to explain every bit of the process and implications. Thank you.
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Very nice, thorough and understanding !
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No problem . on time . great.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Dessner was super thorough with his examination and his explanation explanation. I would totally recommend him to friend and family.
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He is an intelligent practitioner
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Extremely patient and willing to explain things I didn’t understand. And thorough.
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Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Was very helpful in assessing and treating my condition
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Dr. Dessner is wonderful! I don't live that close to his office any more but continue to go see him because I feel in good hands and he's always enjoyable to be around.
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Personable, knowledgable, friendly, and prompt. Everything you could want from a Doctor's visit... I would surely return for any eye issues!
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Friendly staff, reasonable wait time, and my condition was promptly diagnosed and addressed. I'll be back.
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Friendly, helpful staff. Professionalism at all times.
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable and clear about what he was doing step by step, his diagnosis, and next steps in terms of aftercare.
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He was very nice for my first visit and his staff is great also.
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Dr. Dessner and the staff are very friendly and personable. Every aspect of the exam and the consequences was explained thoroughly in an understandable manner. I was comfortable with the process throughout and felt they were genuinely concerned. This was a first-time visit, and I left impressed with their practice.
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