Dr. Harry Koster, MD

Refractive Surgeon

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Lasik Surgery
119-15 Atlantic Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY, 11418
37 Murray Street, #39, Unit B, New York, NY, 10007
279 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11237

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Dr. Harry Koster is a Harvard-trained ophthalmologist, specially trained in cornea and external diseases of the eye. He is a highly experienced refractive surgeon who has performed over 15,000 LASIK and 30,000 cataract procedures for patients in the New York City area. In addition to performing thousands of laser vision correction procedures, Dr. Koster was one of the first New York eye surgeons to utilize new multifocal lens technologies such as the Restor and ReZoom IOLs.

Dr. Koster is currently an assistant clinical professor at New York Eye and Ear and the Surgeon Director of Cataract Surgery at SUNY College of Optometry. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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He is very nice and considerate. The whole trip is about two hours. They have a TV in the waiting area.

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Dr. Koster took the time to really talk to me and explain what was going on. He was friendly and had a good sense of humor. Everyone in the office was welcoming and efficient.

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My vision is something very important to me and what I like about this practice is that I actually saw a highly trained and qualified doctor even though I have Medicaid ( student life) . I got to see an MD and an optometrist ! The greeting staff and tech staff are ok but the doctors are the best. A lot of tests are done that are not otherwise done at an optical. Office is very clean and all clean new equipment Highly recommended especially for annual exam check ups.

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Attended in a timely fashion and was helped by friendly staff. Recommend this place.

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The doctor was friendly, very professional and the whole visit was very positive . Extremely well equipped and pleasant office. Would highly recommend.

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Very professional and thorough examination and explanation of my condition. Would highly recommend Dr. Koster.

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It was great visit great service and fast amazing staff will definitely recommend it and I will definitely be going back

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Professional and courteous at every step from greeting to tests,exams and consultative discussion.

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Really pleasant and helpful team. Clean and comfortable offices. Attended to straight away. Excellent results.

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Everyone was really helpful and very clean and very professional

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professional, courteous, knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Koster is a great diagnostician and answers all questions and puts you at ease. I highly recommend him and his great office staff.

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I've been a patient for 18 years now. I've only had positive experiences with the dr and his staff.

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Dr. Kostner and his staff are all wonderful.

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Good doctors but wait much too long OVER 2 HOURS ! Also I felt rushed , so not worthy all that , I might look other places

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Everyone in the office -- everyone -- was professional, courteous, informative, and friendly. What a great team.

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My visit was great! Dr. Koster is professional, knowledgeable and very nice. I definitely feel more comfortable with going through the surgery. The staff was courteous and professional. Would definitely recommend them.

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It was careful, thorough, professional and caring.

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Dr. Koster is excellent. He has a soothing bedside manner, is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I recommend him very highly.

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Doctor didn't see me for almost 2 hours.

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The staff is excellent and I love Dr. Koster, but the wait is too long.

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This was my first visit and the staff was very professional, took time to evaluate, and I was very satisfied with the visit, and the doctor.

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I was seeing by another doctor right before Dr. Koster and they were both great. I did lasik 10 years ago so I was looking for a general check up rather then having an actual issue with my eyes. Although I needed to go back to wear glasses, they did not put push me to do lasik again without need like some other doctors would do. The office staff was very professional as well and really kind to my toddler, who I had to take along with me.

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He was very professional and accurate with his diagnosis.

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I was treated by a doctor intern and another doctor and they both had a very nice bedside manner. They listened to all my symptoms, throughly explained how they were going to do the eye exam and then gave me a full explanation of the treatment and follow up. All the staff were friendly and the overall visit moved quickly. The office waiting room was pretty crowded but there was room for everyone to sit.

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Dr Kosner was very professional as we're all of his staff. I was very pleased with my appointment and the speed of it all

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After testing my eyes to see if they were eligible for laser eye treatment, I was just told that I was eligible. I wasn't told which process I qualified for, and I wasn't explained the process of the surgery. I don't feel as if I was given a far chance for questions, and immediately after I was put into a room to discuss financials and how soon I could schedule a day for surgery.

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Long time patient, very satisfied

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Actual doctor's visit was short and to the point but there's a long wait no matter the day you come in

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they should include a note that there is a special monetary, not covered by insurance, for a contact lense exam

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From the beginning until I left the whole office team where very professional and kind. Everybody was nice and I was there only about an hour and a half. Other places in the past I have been too took much longer. I would highly recommend the NY Vision Center.

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Dr. Koster is always very professional and a pleasure to meet with. The wait time was almost 3 hours before seeing a doctor. This was a real inconvenience and no one could tell you how much longer the wait was. If I knew the wait was 3 hours I would have rescheduled. The staff needs to be more transparent with patients about wait time in order for the patients to plan their wait.

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The procedures with checking my eyes before seeing the doctor took a while, but wasn't that long. Everyone seemed pretty nice. Would really recommend this place. The doctor I had was super cute as well ????.

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Had a 3:30pm appointment and completed my paperwork before in order to expedite the check in process. I did not see Dr. Koster until 5:30pm and only spent a few minutes being examined by him. He is very nice and his staff members are pleasant, but I was aggravated that from start to finish the whole process was close to three hours. While I understand an emergency, it is unfair to have a simple exam take so long.

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dr was very nice but recepinst was very rude i think they are racesist dont like indians

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Never again 3 and half hour wait time

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Waited for one hour and then it took another hour to complete multiple tests so I was there for over 2 hours for a routine battery of tests. The testing was very comprehensive but just took too long.

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Dr. Was informative and pleasant. Highly recommend this doctor.

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Long wait but worth it.

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A pleasurable experience; exceptionally professional and knowledgeable.

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They have a very smooth flow of service including all type of check up /eye exams. I appreciate their expediency and patience. I got clear instruction on everthing and they explains all the procedures to me. Doctor Koster and Doctor Sherri , &another eye exam doctor I forgot to ask for name(my apology here) did very nice job and I'm glod to talk to them. Everything is in control and all staff are very reasonable. truly appreciate all their effort and help from my heart, and I definitely will inform my friends who ever need eye correction .

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