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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Frank Accardi has been a practicing ophthalmologist in New York City since 1985. He completed residencies in both ophthalmology and internal medicine, as well as a postgraduate fellowship year in ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical School.
For ten years he delivered a series of formal lectures in order to fulfill his responsibility for preparing resident ophthalmologists to take the certification exams of the American Board of Ophthalmology in the section on Clinical Optics and Refraction. This lecture material dealt with the information that was the very basis of the later enormous interest in the surgical correction of refractive errors, first in laser vision correction and then in cataract surgery, including multifocal and astigmatism correcting toric intra-ocular lens implants. The vast majority of Dr. Accardi's private practice over the years has been associated with The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the oldest specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere and perennially in the top ten of eye programs, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
He is Senior Attending Surgeon at the infirmary and has made available to his patients whenever necessary consultants of every sub-specialty of ophthalmology, many of whom enjoy national reputations in their areas of expertise. Dr. Accardi personally performs all his intra-ocular surgeries at this excellent institution. Dr. Accardi maintains a special clinical interest in the intersection of systemic and ocular disease and modern cataract surgery, along with the correction of near-sightedness, astigmatism and other refractive errors.Our practice is equipped with all the necessary equipment to diagnose cataracts, glaucoma, external eye conditions and the vast spectrum of eye diseases.
Verified Patient Reviews
Visiting with Dr. Accardi is always a rewarding experience. I have known him for 15 years and he takes impeccable care of my eyes and of me. I feel safe and secure in his offices and appreciate the excellent care.
Dr Accardi is a thorough knowledgeable dr with a warm and friendly personality. I trust him completely. My visit was professional. I was able to discuss my eye issues and get straightforward answers. Highly recommend !
Dr. Accardi is always timely, always pleasant, and most importantly very thorough and professional. Best eye doctor I've ever had.
I Wouldn't go elsewhere. I feel very confident in his expertise.
I'm an existing patient of Dr Accardi. I like the new office.
The doctor was great. No questions about that. The receptionist, however, has an attitude problem that is out of this world. Acts like picking up a phone and answering some questions is above her. Doesn't even have the courtesy to even let me finish before she hangs up. Are you serious? If it wasn't for her attitude, I might not even have left a review (people tend to leave review when they have a bad experience).
Dr. Accardi is an accomplished professional eye doctor. He is very thorough and makes you feel at ease through the otherwise anxiety ridden eye examination. He has very good bedside manners and makes the patient thoroughly comfortable. He does a thorough follow through exam and advises you on the things to watch out for so your condition does not worsen. I was referred to him by my brother and I have already referred my wife to him. A real family doctor, one of the best!
Very knowledgeable, great banter. Was helpful but didn't drag anything out. 10/10.
It was an excellent visit. The doctor and staff were perfect.
This was my first visit to Dr. Acardi, and the entire experience left me with a good impression of the doctor, the staff, and the office. Everyone there was friendly, courteous, professional, and thorough. Dr. Acardi was very likable. The office space was attractive and conveniently located. I plan to become a regular patient.
Very capable and professional.
Both he and his associate are unprofessional and rude! He had little patience and practically scolded me for taking too long to provide details from decades ago. He should pay attention to what his patients tell him and his associate. In the past, I have encountered other physician's on Zoc Doc whose character has been less than stellar. I will refrain from choosing a doctor from this Web site.
One of the best doctors. One of the best offices.
Serious, competent and polite
First time patient but treated like a long term patient. Highly recommend!
Very friendly and thorough.
He has been my eye doctor for 17 years. I first went to see him when he was on Gramercy Park - then NOMAD and now Grand Central. The nicest guy and a very knowledgeable physician. He treats the older adults in his practice with kindness and patience. God bless you Dr. Accardi!
The check up was very thorough followed by clear and detailed explanations and instructions. The visit was not hurried. I left with an excellent impression and confidence in the results.
he's a regular doctor and this was a yearly check-up. obviously i like him or i wouldn't be going to him. got to scoop out his new office.
Dr. According was awesome. He immediately put me at ease and was very thorough in his examination. Probably the most pleasant doctor experience I've ever had. The front desk staff was super friendly, warm and accommodating. Highly recommend!
He's terrific and professional
Dr. Accardi is fantastic! I will recommend him to everyone I know. He is not only a great doctor, but so nice and easy to talk to. His entire staff is amazing, as well. Overall, a wonderful experience.
Courteous and professional and informative.
Dr. Accardi was friendly and professional. I highly recommend him.
There was a lot of waiting time between tests. I wasn't pleased with that.
Very friendly and wanted to get a second opinion so took the time to reach out to someone else instead of what I'm used to which is bein rushed out and told I'll get a call if it's something...really appreciated the confirmation and letting me know what was going on at the appointment!
Superb and caring physician. Explained all procedures and results clearly
It is always pleasant visiting Dr. Accardi and his staff. He takes meticulous care of me as his patient and I know I'm in good hands under his care. His office has fabulous testing instrumentation with highly trained personnel behind it, and I get a thorough exam when I go there.
Great doctor. Personable, attentive, and intelligent. He's very communicative and answers any questions/concerns in a well-informed and friendly manner.
Dr. Accardi was the perfect mix of professional and warm. He listened to what I had to say and was able to diagnose me on my first visit. After my diagnosis he insisted that I follow up with him to see how I was doing. Overall, a well trained people-person doctor.
Everyone was friendly and professional!
I was at first slightly put off by the office..the front is an eyeglass store & the doctors offices are in the back. Don't be put off by this. Because Dr Accardi is great. I would definitely recommend Dr Accardi. He has a wonderful bedside manner. Office staff is great which makes a huge difference. This is the perfect combo.
Dr Accardi listened to all the eye issues i've had over the last 2 months to help me piece together what's been going wrong. He gave me confidence that he knows what the issue is and that we'll get it fixed soon.
Fun Dr. Visit. Great guy. Great staff!
Dr Accardi is a great opthamologist - very thorough, explains procedures, and has a great sense of humour. Highly recommend!
Great visit! Dr. Accardi is accomplished and personable.
Dr Accord's exam is very thorough. He checks me for glaucoma, cataract and did a visual field test. He is kind, friendly and understanding. I highly recommend him as an ophthalmologist.
Great doctor and the nicest guy.
Dr. Accardi is great - prompt, thorough, and genuinely a nice guy. I always look forward to seeing him.
I saw Dr. Accardi for the first time today. Contrary to what I have experienced with other MD's, he listened to me about my concerns. He has a friendly and warm personality.but completely profesional.
Everyone there was so respectful and polite. Showed me how to fill out everything and spoke in a respectful manner. The doctor was so nice and patient and answered any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend this office for anybody that needs to see an eye doctor.
Professional, quick and personable
I have been with Dr. Accardi since 1994 and have been very happy with his care and manner.
Every visit with Dr. Accardi is personable and pain free. He is a highly qualified professional and takes good care of patients. His staff are great and take good care of me.
Pleased with the visit..
EXCELLENT! Very Professional but Friendly and Human at the same time.
he was great!
Dr. Accardi was friendly, and I felt like he gave me all the information I needed about my vision. His staff was also friendly and helpful. The only downside was that I was in the office for almost 2 hours for a routine check-up & contact lens prescription. Some of the time was because I got my eyes dilated, but there was a lot of waiting.
Dr. Accardi is a friendly and highly competent physician. I've seen him for fifteen years for annual eye exams and general vision problems. I recommend him highly
Dr. Accardi was nice but took only 5-10 minutes with me. I had a big eye stye on my eyelid and I was expected Dr. Accardi to help me get rid of it. I got to his office and I told his that I didn't need to do an eye exam because I already did it somewhere else and have a new glasses. Only reason I came to his office was to get rid of the eye stye by draining or a steroid shot. They still did my eye exam and charged me a lot of money for that anyway even though it was not the reason I came to see him. Then, when he saw me he told me that I could just use the warm compress that I already knew and had been using the warm compress for almost 2 weeks. I ended up going to see another eye doctor!
Very pleased with Dr. Accardi's thorough check-up. He has a pkeasant manner and takes the time to answer any questions.
Excellent service !! His office is run very professionally and they respect my time and had me in right away and out within 30 minutes.
I have been seeing Dr. Accardi for 13 years. He is a marvelous doctor. I can talk to him and he talks to me. He is a great professional. His office is as clean as a pin and his staff are warm, but professional and thorough. I love the technology and expertise I encounter when I visit his place. It's a joy to go there for my eye care. He is gentle and consistent. Great doctor.
Always a pleasure!
I didn't care much for having to fill out forms at the office after doing it on ZocDoc.
It was terrible- rushed, inaccurate, and a waste of my time. I came for a new glasses prescription and he examined my eyes for a whole 2 minutes before hastily writing out a completely wrong prescription for me. He didn't even test with different lenses ie. "One or Two" more than twice! Of course upon getting the new glasses the prescription he wrote me was COMPLETELY wrong and I can barely see out of them, so I'll have to go to a doctor who actually cares about his patients and spend even more money to get a new prescription.
He was sarcastic and not at all interested in me. I felt like a piece of meat not a person
Dr. Frank Accardi was very professional, also quite personable. After not having seen an Opth. for years, he put me at ease very quickly. The receptionist was quick, attentive, no fuss, which I like. I am looking forward to having this doctor as part of my medical team!
He is a WONDERFUL doctor. Thorough, informative, great personality. Would (and do) highly recommend him. The best eye doc I've ever been to, after 20 years in the city.
The visit took longer than expected but Dr. Accardi deff made up for it and his office staff are WONDERFUL and very accomodating.
Very attentive and professional. Referred me to a specialist (for a more serious issue), and called him personally to get me in right away. Highly recommended!
The office staff is unpleasant and unprofessional. I was standing in front of the desk for ten minutes, while they discussed the McDonalds menu. Also, I had a 8:15am appt. and the office was closed.
Dr. Accardi impressed me as a very professional and caring doctor. He clearly explained issues which were more complex than I had anticipated and was confident in his approach toward assisting. I feel confident that he is treating my 91 year old father with the best of care. Thank You!
Dr. Accardi was great - informative, nice, genuine.
I enjoy the visit. Medical Assistance were very kind and service was quick. PERFECT!
Dr. Accardi and his staff were very pleasant and professional to deal with. If choosing an eye dr., this is the place to go to.
Fast, efficient and very professional. Very nice.
The doctor was great and had a wonderful sense of humor. The office was a little chaotic--a glasses/lens place shares the front of the office, and there were many phone calls and tasks all coming into the woman at the front desk--who handled all like a pro--but the pace was a bit more than I'm used to hearing for a doctor's office reception area. All personnel were very professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and had pleasant personalities. NOTE: The ZocDoc appointment alert was not received by the office prior to my arrival. The office handled it professionally and were accommodating.
This place seemed really efficient. When I had to wait 10 minutes for my pupils to dilate, they took in other patients, but I never waited more than 5 minutes in each room before being seen. A routine exam requires 4 different steps, but the office was very well organized.
It was great and i would like to continue my future checkups with him
Decent and efficient although a bit judgmental.
Doctor Accardi was extremely professional and very good at diagnosis. He is also very upfront and honest! I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Accardi was really friendly and nice. He put me at ease right away and distracted me from the harsh lights and eye drops that had to go into my eyes during the check up by keeping an interesting conversation. Because my prescription had barely changed, he didn't try to sell me on contacts or new glasses which I liked. At the end of our appointment, he even gave me a recommendation for a primary care physician because I told him I was looking for one. I would definitely recommend him as it is hard to find a well qualified, amiable doctor in New York City.
Funny guy, started with the jokes right away. Maybe because I'm young patient but so he made me feel comfortable. Very honest about my concerns and I will be going back to him for my follow up.
Dr. Accardi has been helping me out for years now. He goes out of his way to make sure I'm taken care of. Highly recommended!
Dr. Accardi was VERY nice and easy going, but at the same time was VERY professional. I liked him very much.
Rushed me through. Gave very little concern for a problem that got worse in the time since I saw him about it last, despite my having followed his prior suggestions. I would not recommend him for infections or problems.
Nice, friendly doctor.
He was prompt, very pleasant and professional. The examination was thorough and answered all questions.
went well. will continue to use him.
He is professional, friendly, and really funny. Great bed side manner.
Very personable, made the appointment fly by with ease. Would reccommend
I have been Dr Accardi's patient for many years - he continues to be the ultimate professional - his manner, skill and efficiency inspire feelings of confidence and assurance that your eyes in the best hands.
The exam was very thorough
Very personable and kind. Easy to talk to.
Close to home, Great Staff, Great Exp.
Great visit, funny and made me want to come back!
The staff is fantastic and Dr. Accardi made me feel at ease. Cracked jokes with me and explained everything he was going to do before he did it. Fantastic DR, highly recommended.
Very friendly and made me feel really comfortable.
Once I got in to see Dr. Accardi, my experience was exceptional -- very friendly, asked the right questions and answered mine. ZocDoc told me my appointment was at 9, the office called and said 9:15, and I didn't get seen by the doctor til quarter of 10, so that's not great. And there was a screaming match in the lobby after a patron harassed the receptionist for having a picture of her wife on her desk, for which the patient should really be apologizing, but it did make the office a bit of a hostile environment.
He was great explained everything will go.back.and reccomend