Dr. Harry Koster, MD

Refractive Surgeon

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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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Excellent

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The office was efficient and professional. They got me In Right away and I was a last minute appointment. I was a new patient , but was treated like I had been there for years. Dr K was awesome! Professional ! Would go back in a heartbeat

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The doctor was sarcastic and made fun of me explaining the pain in my eyes. He was rude and obnoxious. Not professional. Nasty behavior for a doctor.

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Awesome atmosphere. Great doctors. Professional staff.

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I HAVE KNOWN DR. KOSTER SINCE LEFFERTS BLVD. HE NOW HAS SOME OPERATION THAT RUNS QUITE EFFICIENTLY.

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If you have any problems with your vision see Dr. Koster.. He will handle it as well as it can be.

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The staff is always very professional and friendly. Dr. Koster is awesome!

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The staff was very professional and had an fast process to get all screenings before seeing the doctor. Great experience. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Koster is highly professional, knowledgeable and caring. I strongly recommend him.

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My visit was good this time I made the app for early in the morning

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Quick and painless. Awesome experience

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I AM VERY SATISFY THAT EVERYONE TAKE CARE US VERY FRIENDLY AND BOTH DOCTORS WAS AWESOME. REALLY THEY ARE VERY VERY NICE, THEY TREAT US LIKE FRIEND. I WILL RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE.

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Confirm with them the payment and treatment details before visiting the office. They say something else on the phone and charge you anyways when at the office. Got a general eye exam which was free per 12months in my insurance and still was charged copay because they are something extra special. Anyways never going back.

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I am very upset that this Doctor was "in-network" for my health insurance plan but the optometrist, who was responsible for administering a new contact prescription (THE ENTIRE REASON FOR MY VISIT), was out of network. This entirely makes no sense, and I feel deceived to have been lured in to a general eye consultation with an in-network doctor only to find out after the appointment that the "contact fitting" was out of network. Now I have to go to a different doctor who hopefully has a corresponding in-network optometrist. VERY FRUSTRATING. This review is not so much against Dr. Koster but instead against his entire practice and it blatantly misleads its potential patients.

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Wonderful Environment. Friendly Staff. Very Well Organized.

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Deceptive Billing – Go to this doctor at your own peril! This is to warn prospective visitor’s of Doctor Harry Koster's office about deceptive billing practices whereby the office conducts unasked for checks and then bills for those checks. I went to the doctor’s office and asked them to do a routine eye exam that would be 100% covered by my insurance policy. After doing the preliminary check, they asked me to come back another day for the final part of the exam for which they would need to dilate my eyes. I later received a bill from the Doctor’s office claiming i had complained of a dry eye and asked for a check up! A total lie! I did not ask them to do any further tests than were covered. The billing department is very rude and intimidating – ‘You have to pay, you asked for the tests’ is all they will say. NOTE - the doctor herself was not bad, but the billing dept killed my experienced.

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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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This is a LASIK factory. You're just another zombie going through the eye surgery conveyor belt. No explanation of the procedure (pre-, intra-, post-), insufficient information given when I asked for a comparison between PRK and LASIK given my particular circumstances / concerns, nor a reasonable discussion of risks. Total time with doctor was about 180 seconds. I was then pushed to the finance lady which knew nothing and could not answer my detailed questions about the type of laser used, measurement system employed, etc. Pro: was the cheapest out of my 5 consultations (actually a CON) Con: they use an outdated laser & measurement system. Do your research on the best laser (VISX STAR S4) & latest measurement technology (iDesign). Very few surgeons in NYC offer this pairing. Overall: Got my eye surgery done elsewhere and was extremely satisfied.

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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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