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Dr. Idil Bilgin, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
The nurses/receptionists are rude and unprofessional, they wouldn’t give me the prescription and receipt until I ask.Dr. Bilgin is very professional and knowledgeable though. I recommend her.
The nurses/receptionists are rude and unprofessional, they wouldn’t give me the prescription and receipt until I ask. Dr. Bilgin is very professional and knowledgeable though. I recommend her.
Ruojun H. · March 26, 2019
I highly recommend Dr. Bilgin. She was extremely thorough with me spending over an hour to interview me and examine myeyes. She came up with a great plan moving forward based on my specific desires and needs. I will continue to go to Dr. Bilgin and I highly recommend her.
I highly recommend Dr. Bilgin. She was extremely thorough with me spending over an hour to interview me and examine my eyes. She came up with a great plan moving forwardbased on my specific desires and needs. I will continue to go to Dr. Bilgin and I highly recommend her.
Kim G. · February 28, 2019

About Dr. Idil Bilgin

Dr. Bilgin is a residency trained optometrist who specializes in primary care, contact lenses and pediatrics/vision therapy. She studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated with honors earning a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Psychology. She studied Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia and graduated with Clinical Honors in pediatrics and contact lenses. After graduation, Dr. Bilgin furthered her training by completing a residency in Binocular Vision and Pediatrics at the SUNY State College of Optometry in Manhattan. Dr. Bilgin served as a full time Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY State College of Optometry for 9 years and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Berkeley School of Optometry for 1 year. Dr. Bilgin has extensive experience in the fitting and management of contact lenses, especially for patients with high astigmatism, keratoconus, and pediatric patients. She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eye muscle disorders, binocular vision disorders, vision related learning problems and vision therapy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and held the position as the Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Vision Screening program in New York City for 3 years. Currently she is providing comprehensive eye care to both adult and pediatric patients. Her examinations include, but are not limited to general eye exams, treatment and diagnosis of dry eye and diagnosis and treatment of eye muscle disorders. She has a special interest in fitting and management of contact lenses including specialty contact lens fits. She is married with 2 young children and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • State University of New York, Residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1558336305

Dr. Idil Bilgin's office locations

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30 East 40th Street, Suite 405

New York, NY 10016

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1075 Central Park Avenue, Suite 403

Scarsdale, NY 10583

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950 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10075

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Dr. Bilgin is always great!
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Dr Bilgin was super kind and professional, and was very meticulous with her screen process. There was about a 10 minute wait before I was seen. She then had me run a refraction test, and her staff let me know Ineeded to wait 10-15 min for my results. However they forgot I was there so after waiting over 20 min in a waiting area of loud children, I got up to see if the results were ready. The staff gave me an “oh yeahhh...” reaction which was a bit annoying since I needed to get back to the office. Overall I do like the care received, but I wish they could be a bit more modern about billing options — I received a statement in the mail asking me to fill out my credit and insurance info and mail it back..come on it’s the 21st century!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Bilgin was recommended to me by another patient who is a friend of mine. Her son had eye issues since he was born and she took care of him and his vision problems over the course of his life. I'vehad trouble wearing contact lenses over the past several years due to a high amount of astigmatism. So when my friend told me Dr. Bilgin works with hard to fit contact lens patients I knew I had to meet her. Today, actually, I walked out of her office wearing my new contacts!! Whoo hoo! She even mentioned that my glasses Rx was incorrect! BOOOOOO other eye doc! Dr. Bilgin is warm and helpful and made it happen for me.
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Dr.Bilgin is extremely professional, proficient, and kind. I really enjoy seeing her - she cares about her patients. The wait is never long, just a standard 15ish minutes.
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She is very professional.
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The wait time was longer than I expected but the desk staff and the doctor were warm and informative and helpful!
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Great experience! Highly recommended. Thank you.
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It's rare that you find a doctor's office where you like both the doctor and the office staff. I chose "less than 30 minute wait" but it was probably only about 5-10 minutes. Very short, and the office seemed to runquite efficiently. Was very pleased and will definitely come back!
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My experience with Dr. Bilgin and her office was lovely. I had run out of contact lenses and needed a refill ASAP, and was able to book an appointment for the same day! While I did have to wait 45 formy appointment, I find that this is pretty standard, at least in NYC, and was happy to get a last minute appointment. Dr. Bilgin was pleasant, friendly, and I never felt rushed. I'm by no means an expert, but her office appears to have state of the art equipment (unlike what I've seen in some other practices) and she sent me on my way with a new prescription and sample lenses to use until my order arrives. I will definitely be back for a follow up appointment.
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Dr. Bilgin was great. I was a little confused when I arrived at the office and discovered that the practice specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After thinking I made a mistake by booking an appointment with a pediatric doctor, the receptionistinformed me that Dr. Bilgin is the only doctor at the practice that sees adult patients. I will say again that I really enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Bilgin.
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Upon arrival I was told that this doctor is out of network only for contact lens exams and I would have to pay quite a lot of money for one. Why did the doctor's Zocdoc page say that they accept my insurance when they don't?
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Very friendly staff.
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Dr. Bilgin was great. Efficient and expedient, as well as kind. Would definitely recommend to any friend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bilgin & her whole team are wonderful. I've been a patient of hers for 5+ years and cannot say enough nice things about the level of professionalism and quality of service across eye exams, glasses fittings, and contact fittings alike.
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Dr. Bilgin has the most wonderful bed manners. I am always anxious at my annual eye checkup and was immediately put ar ease. Barley had to wait. Could not recommend her enough!
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An absolute pleasure. Kind, helpful and efficient staff throughout. Dr Bilgin was incredibly patient and supportive in answering my questions and explaining the examination process (my first in the US and so somewhat different to the UK).She has a lovely ‘bedside manner’ both warm and professional. I felt a true sense of trust and care and I am really pleased I went to Dr Bilgin. Highly recommend her and the practice! Thank you!
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Bring a book or magazine (poor cell data in their waiting room), and schedule more time than you think you need. Those issues aside, Dr Bilgin was really kind and attentive in the time I did spend with her.
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Dr. Bilgin was fantastic - super personable, very nice, very knowledgeable. I immediately felt put at ease and will absolutely be returning.
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Dr. Biligin is very thorough with excellent bedside manner. I have high confidence in her competency. The only catch is that her office is shared with two other pediatric ODs. So the place can be overwhelming at times from crying kidsand chatty parents, not to mention the occasional blaring fire alarm test. Yes my first visit happened to be in that high volume sounds situation. I’m sure it’s not representative of most days. Unfortunately my wait was about an hour long. I think the fire alarm test throw the staff off and things got messed up. Both the doctor and her assistant apologized. The key to avoid the long wait is to know with which team you should check in at arrival (hint: not the one facing the door but rather the room on the left after you entering & ask for Barbara). Will I go back to Dr. Biligin? Yes I will. Like I mentioned at the beginning that she’s a great doctor with attention to details and easy to talk to. Although her office environment is not always quiet, for a good doctor, I’m willing to deal with it.
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Dr. Bilgin is awesome! I learnt from my visit that the normal eye exam is different from the eye exam for contact lenses. Not surprised that the insurance won't cover the exam for contact lenses. Anyhow, Dr. Bilgin is very thoroughand her staff are friendly. I highly recommend this office.
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Dr. Bilgin was very friendly and very informative. I needed to have my eyes dilated and didn't realize this when I made an appointment for the morning. She did my exam and recommended I come by at the end of theday to do the dilation so as not to disrupt my workday. It was so accommodating of her to offer to see me twice in one day! I was very pleased with my experience.
More than 1 year ago
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The office is completely hectic, as it's shared with other doctors who treat kids. That said, Dr. Bilgin is awesome, thorough, and was very accommodating. Her assistant Barbara was also great and both super friendly and helpful. I had a lunch-timeappointment, but Dr. Bilgin offered to see me again at the end of the day, to do the dilation, which was a brilliant idea and a major help. I got to come back to quiet, peaceful, empty office and couldn't believe they stayed to finish up my appointment. Really wonderful doctor and experience overall.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed with Dr. Bilgin. She is warm, engaging, and friendly, and most importantly knowledgeable. I really appreciated her ability to clearly explain the process and results of my consultation. She was very patient and answeredmy questions- one of the best doctors I've seen in years. I would 100% recommend her and will definitely return for future appointments.
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She is an amazing doctor, she takes her time to explain things and she is warm and friendly.
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Dr Bilgin and her staff were very friendly, they have great attitude. All of my questions were answered with details and patience. I definitely think Dr Bilgin goes beyond and we established trust, on my first visit. Prices are reasonable foreye exam in midtown. I have yet to compare the price they offer on contact lenses.
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Great Doctor and an outstanding practice. My family and I have been visiting this office since 2006. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Bilgin and her staff were not only very professional and kind, they were also incredibly accommodating. They helped me figure out an insurance issue on the spot and made sure I could still receive the care I needed. I would highly recommend Dr. Bilgin and her fantastic team!
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I booked for dr. Bilgin for the Westchester location but was registered as for the Manhattan office. However we were switched to another doctor, who was very kind and turned out to be the right choice. He was very professional and very helpful. Thank you!
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Two hour wait, busy waiting area, poorly uncoordinated flow of patients are all bearable. Really helpful support team (Michelle and Barbara). Unfortunately the doctor didn't inform me that my glasses prescription wasn't enough to buy contactlenses. As a result I had to make an additional appointment and incur additional insurance costs. I would have expected my eye doctor to mention something as basic as that.
More than 1 year ago
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Went on my lunch break for a general eye checkup. Was in and out the door within 40 minutes after having checked in online beforehand. Didn't feel rushed at all despite my timeline.
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I went to see Dr. Bilgin on short notice, having never been to her before. The wait was about 20 mins (not too bad) I had already submitted my paperwork through ZocDoc, but her waiting room was full. I would haveto say Dr. Bilgin is one of the friendliest doctors I have ever visited. She was patient and very thorough in her examination. I wish all my doctor's visits were this pleasant.
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This office has no respect for people's time. I was seen 45 mins late for one appointment and I was seen 1 hour late for the first appointment of the day!! Other patients who were waiting said that they had beenwaiting for 2+ hours. The doctor also either mixed up my chart or failed to communicate to me the results if my eye exam correctly because when I went back for a check up she had the wrong prescription in her chart. I find this unprofessional. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone, however her support staff is very kind.
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Idill Bilgin was professional - pleasant & knowledgeable. Highly recommended her Very impressed - especially this was our first meeting
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extremely nice, helpful and professional, would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good care of their eyes
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Dr. Bilgin was very pleasant and thorough. I highly recommend her.
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Very Professional, nice. Highly recommend.
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She is really nice and informative!
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Dr. Bilgin was wonderful. Very thorough and helpful. Obviously skilled at her job. You should allot at least an hour for the visit if you're getting your pupils dilated to check eye health because it takes at least 20 minutes tokick in, so you'll have to go back to the waiting room for that. All in all a lovely experience.
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The visit was great! The wait time was due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm positive it is not a regular occurrence.
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Dr. Bilgin was extremely professional, quick, and concise. She was sensitive to my time constraints and worked with the other members of her staff to make sure I could get back in time for a meeting.
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Detail-oriented, thorough, compassionate
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It was an emergency and I made the appointment yesterday night. Dr. Bilgin was very careful and understanding and took care of my problem right away. She is not only an excellent doctor but an amazing human being! I would highly recommend her!
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The office is also a pediatric facility so there are many families and children in the waiting room, but Dr. Bilgin is great. She is professional, quick but courteous and very informative. I would highly recommend her for adult patients.
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She was great. I would recommend her to anyone I know having a problem.
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Very quick, professional & extremely thorough. Exactly what I was looking for. Definitely going back again!
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Dr. Bilgin is fantastic. She recognized and is treating a problem I've had for months and have been unable to diagnose. She was polite and thorough. Almost no wait time and a ton of availability. Definitely recommend.
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Dr. Bilgin is lovely, professional, and she gave me a discounted price being that my insurance does cover vision. Her team is extremely friendly and a pleasure to work with. Her office is shared with a pediatrician which was a benefitfor me as I had my young children in tow. I will definitely book my future appointments with Dr. Bilgin.
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Dr. Bilgin was great with my 7 year old daughter. She completely put her at ease explaining what she was doing every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable and has a great personality as well. She did not rushat all and took her time. She is great a doctor.
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