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Dr. Gregory Pamel, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

Please be aware of our Cancellation Fee Policy. To avoid a $35.00 cancellation fee we ask that you notify us one day prior before 3:00 pm to cancel or make changes. If your appointment is on a Monday, we ask that you notify us Friday before 3:00 pm. WE DO NOT ACCEPT VISION PLANS. You may call the office to verify if we participate with your insurance plan. We ask that you arrive a few minutes early to fill out forms or you may fill out the forms attached here on ZocDoc. If you have the capability to print your check in forms please do so and bring them with you the day of your appointment to save time. Gregory J. Pamel, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in corneal diseases and surgery. Dr. Pamel is based in Manhattan and specializes in LASIK,LASEK and PRK surgery and he has treated thousands of patients in the tri-state area over the last 15 years. At his Manhattan office, Dr. Pamel offers a number of treatment options including custom LASIK, LASEK, and PRK procedures,the Verisyse™ phakic lens implant, corneal transplant procedures, cataract and lens implant surgery. If you are looking for a premier ophthalmologist and LASIK doctor, Dr. Gregory Pamel can provide you with exceptional care.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • University of Connecticut Health Center, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Illinois, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of Michigan (Bachelor's)
  • Medical School - University of Michigan

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • Cornea Society

Awards and publications

  • 2004 American Academy of Ophthalmology Lifelong Education of the Ophthalmologist Award
  • 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
  • International Ocular Surface Society, Founding Member

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871564963

Office locations

Pamel Vision and Laser Group

23-08 30th Avenue

Astoria, NY 11102

Pamel Vision and Laser Group

115 East 61st Street, 1 B

New York, NY 10065

Patient reviews
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From the moment I walked in I felt comfortable. Staff was so friendly and doctor professional. Thank you for a great experience!!!
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Very professional and informative
Less than 1 year ago
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It was quick. The waiting room area was full
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As always EXCELLENT care!
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I always come away feeling like I have gotten the best care.
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As always, professional, informative and pleasant.
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He' s a great doctor
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I am confident that I am getting the best care and follow up done my surgery.
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Staff helpful, professional.
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Two visits fine, very professional and generally courteous, except for extended waiting times of at least 30-45 minutes each time. Also, front-desk staffer a bit too abrupt, unsmiling, factory-conveyor-belt like in dealing with patients.Lacking in any warmth or welcoming, pleasing style...even when waiting room not overflowing with patients. But Dr. Pamel & medical tech staff excellent.
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Excellent experience. Wonderful staff
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Have gone to Dr Pamel for 15 years (though not every year). I have a lot of confidence in the care and treatment he provides
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The visit was great. Staff is very professional and informative
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional. Was patient and answered my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. Pamel - once it took place - was fine. And the testing by Lucas was fine. Unfortunately, there was a long wait to start the testing, a crowded waiting area and a crowded testing area, some confusionabout test results, too long a wait to see the operation specialist. Bottom line, the medical personnel seemed knowledgable and professional, but the office/waiting room/testing area/pre-op situation was of concern. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
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Totally professional. Office staff also very attentive and competent.
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Very reasonable.
More than 1 year ago
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Make sure when you make an appointment that you reserve PLENTY of extra time. Dr. Pamel's office gets quite crowded and overbooked all to often, it seems. However, it is worth the wait -- Dr. Pamel is an amazing eye doctorand the entire office is staffed with competent professionals. All my questions were answered, and I always felt like I was being treated with the highest level of service and knowledge.
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Awesome and educated staff, however you should anticipate a wait time. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
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Well organized and professionally managed.
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Great visit but disappointed in the 35 minute wait.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and staff are always extremely professional and attentive, They explain each procedure and test as well my diagnosis and treatment options. I am most pleased with the service and care I receive.
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The doctor and his staff were extremely professional and attentive. The doctor took the time to explain each procedure,mis diagnosis and each treatment option available to me.
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I felt the technician who did the preliminary exam, glaucoma test, refraction, etc was in need of more training. She was friendly and chatty perhaps too much so. Just not professional enough. And since I spent more time with her thanwith the doctor I felt that I didn't have the professional attention I should have had.
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Very satisfactory.
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As always, quite professional and informative. Questions asked were answered intelligently. I trust him with my eyes.
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It was great. He considered my personal needs before moving forward.
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Excellent!!
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This was disappointing on all fronts. First, I checked in on ZocDoc and filled in all my forms electronically. Upon arrival they said they didnt take ZocDoc forms so I had to do all over again. The wait was very long.As a new patient, no one explained what tests they'd like to conduct for general eye health. Then, once you're in they tell you a contacts fitting is not covered by insurance and it's a premium. For me though, the most frustrating part was the contacts Doctor seemed disorganized. This was why I was there. They didnt have my prescription to try. But she told me she wanted me to try 1 day multi focal moist at a reduced prescription to my usual. As soon as I left the office I could tell the prescription was way way off. Then when I got home I opened the test samples she gave me and they were 2 week Oasys which is totally different. Now I have to hve another appointment to address. I would not recommend this experience.
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Dr. Pamel carefully listens to all of patients' concerns and does all necessary tests to find answers. I have been a patient for about 10 years. I've recently had some health/optic problems mostly due to aging , but I feel thatI am in good hands to keep maximum eyesight .
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Careing, professionall and efficient treatment by the Dr and his staff.
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Excellent professional visit.
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Very good and competent
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Dr Morrison and Sylvia were both wonderful. Sylvia bad the appointment happen at the last minute. they are both great!
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I always appreciate the care and concern the doctors and assistants show. With all the testing that they do, I feel my eyes are in good hands! As we age, a lot of things don't work as well as they wasdid. You ma get dentures, a cane, a hearing aid, or even a new hip! But you can never get new eyes. The care I receive at Dr. Pamel's office makes me feel I getting some of the best care you can receive.
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This was a follow-up visit to see if new medication was lowering pressure in left eye- it was and Dr Pamel was pleased. Next appt. in 3 months
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The visit with the doctors was fine, but the wait of almost an hour was NOT.
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I really liked him. He was thoughtful, thorough, answered all of my questions, and had a good plan forward in dealing with my issue. The office staff was a bit disorganized, but ultimately got the pricing right. And they were pretty accommodating with scheduling my upcoming visits.
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I found the office staff extremely flexible, accommodating and efficient. Dr. Pamel is up to date on the latest techniques, findings and publications-making the patient feel at ease. I recommend Dr. Pamel and his staff without hesitation.
More than 1 year ago
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I had cataracts on both eyes removed. I used to have distance and reading glasses. Now I wear no glasses and everything is bright and crisp. I call my eyes - new eyes.
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Staff and Dr Pamel are excellent - the wait time has exceeded 30mins for both appointments so far.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pamel himself is nice but your exam is not conducted by him, he just writes the rx. There are like 5-10 people in the staff and they all sit around talking doing nothing instead of helping patients. Their "computer wasdown" so I had to re-fill out all my ZocDoc forms. They did not inform my prior to my visit that they needed a previous rx from another doctor in order to write a new rx. When the doctor told them to email me my rx I had to email them multiple times because they were unresponsive and no one seems to know what their jobs are.
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Staff was very friendly and very helpful!
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Very professional the staff and Dr. Pamel.
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Very pleasant
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Staff were professsional, courteous,and friendly. The staff made me feel very comfortable.
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Very professional and thorough. also informative as too available options.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very much satisfied!
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Dr Pamel was actually very pleasant. His staff made the experience wildly unsatisfactory. Upon signing in, I noticed that sensitive portions of my medical history were printed RIGHT ON THE SIGN IN SHEET, next to my name, DOB, phone number, etc.When the nurse came in to do the preliminary work, she said "we are going to put these eye drops in, which will dilate your eyes." She didn't preface this with "did you drive here?" or "do you need to do anything for the next three house?" The dilation lasts 3-6 hours - which I noticed a bit in the dark office (couldn't focus on anything >2ft away), but then became very apparent the moment I stepped outside. The light was absolutely blinding. I put on sunglasses, and hid in a dark coffee shop for an hour until I could see enough to sort of drive to work (because yes, most people coming in for an early morning appointment are doing so because they need to go to work after) - but even that was precarious. I sit here in my office, with the lights off and shades down, wearing sunglasses and trying to do a little bit of work. I mean, with all due respect, this is something that you discuss with people before you blind them!
More than 1 year ago
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Great service, however they do not accept vision insurance, and scheduling through ZocDoc doesn't show up on the patient list. You may want to call and confirm your appointment. Otherwise Dr. Pamel and his team were awesome!
More than 1 year ago
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