Dr. Irina Shiyan, OD

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170 Second Ave, New York, NY, 10003

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PLEASE NOTE: DR. SHIYAN TAKES THE INSURANCES THAT ARE LISTED; HOWEVER, WE ARE AN OPTOMETRY PRACTICE. IN ORDER FOR US TO TAKE THESE FOR ROUTINE EXAMS, i.e.: glasses or contacts, YOU MUST HAVE ROUTINE VISION COVERAGE THROUGH YOUR MAJOR MEDICAL OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY. PLEASE CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. Dr. Irina Shiyan graduated from the SUNY College of Optometry with a Doctorate Degree in 2008. She earned her undergraduate degree from NYU’s College of Arts and Science. After graduating, Dr. Shiyan became an integral part of a multi-specialty practice associated with Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway. From pediatrics to adult eye-care, Dr. Shiyan, in partnership with other doctors, provided a comprehensive range of ophthalmology and sub-specialty services. Dr. Shiyan also volunteers her time and expertise to charity organizations and events, offering free eye care and consultations to needy families and children. Some of these nonprofits include the Special Olympics, Big Brother Big Sister events and OneSight vision screenings. In 2010, Dr. Shiyan’s vision of a boutique-style eye care establishment that focused on personal attention, impeccable customer service and unsurpassed expertise was finally realized. Dr. Shiyan and a fellow Optometrist, Dr. Natan Dorfman, opened Village Eyecare in the heart of the East Village in NYC. This ideal location complimented Village Eyecare’s personable and friendly service. Dr. Shiyan and Dr. Dorfman are happy to offer a wide range of services and expertise to all East Village residents and visitors. When Dr. Shiyan is not seeing patients at Village Eyecare or volunteering at the many charity organizations or events she is a part of, she travels to exotic locations and supports local art and music organizations.

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Love her! She is awesome and makes the appointment super easy. She'll talk through any questions you have and always is a huge help.

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Great place and very friendly Doctor! Sadly, I feel like the girls at the front could be a bit more professional. Could be the layout of the office maybe. Also, I had to wait for my appointment and I was early. Looks like they may have been overbooked. The doctor's personality made the visit better, but the thought to try out a new place did cross my mind.

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She is very friendly and patient. Takes all the steps to provide the best treatment.

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I love going to get my eyes checked!

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I was late but they were totally understanding and nice about it. Customer service was excellent and they made me feel welcomed. Different going back and choosing this as my Eye Doctor in NYC. Thank you for the great experience with my first pair of glasses!

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Everyone at Eyes on Second is helpful and polite. They're a bit disorganized, though I'm willing to endure a little chaos for great service. Wait time is long because there are more customers than staff.

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I was seen by a different doctor. She recommended a change in lenses and was able to articulate why it was a wise decision. She was great.

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Very friendly staff. They had availability and referred me to a great doctor.

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Irina was hilarious and really helpful. She listened to all my concerns and answered my questions honestly and with humor. The equipment wasn’t super new, but the customer service was worth it! Definitely come here

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Doctor and staff unsvered all my questions. Very helpful! I will definitely be back to get my next pair of glasses!

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Dr. Shiyan is a great optometrist! Very personable and knowledgeable. However, be prepared to spend money! There are no prices on any of the frames and the girls at the front are extremely pushy. I felt a lot of pressure to buy glasses and left feeling cheated. Overall, the visit was enjoyable and I'll probably go back for another eye exam.

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Wait was painfully long, even to just check-in. Seems highly disorganized since just about everyone had to wait to get attended to.

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Great Visit !

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Would strongly recommend. She was personable and knowledgeable -- will definitely be going back!

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Eyes on Second is in a nice modern office with a convenient location. All the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful with explaining your options (and even fixed a rebate issue for me!). I highly recommend them - so much less hassle than my previous eye doctors.

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She was very personable and gave great advice

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Super helpful and knowledgeable!

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Awesome very nice and actually did check my eyes and the front staff was awesome def gonna visit again

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I arrived Late so luckily they still took me!

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Irina is very personable and her team is very helpful with picking out a new pair of glasses!! The best eye doctor I've ever had!

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Irina was great. She answered some random questions I had about contacts, her exam was quick and easy, and she was fun to talk with. I'll definitely be back for any eye exams needed. Highly recommend.

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The doctor always takes the time to answer all of my questions. The staff is super nice and welcoming!

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She's amazing and truly takes the time to check you out and listen to your concerns and past experiences. Would highly recommend.

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She's so personable and very knowledgeable about all the new advances in tech. I loved her suggestions re living in NYC as a contacts wearer.

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Dr. Shiyan gave a good, thorough exam and was friendly. But I was being pressured into using daily contacts instead of monthly contacts. Even after I told Dr. Shiyan that I have been using monthlies for 5 years and had no interest in changing that. In the end she wrote my prescription so that I could get either so it's not a huge deal, but I don't know if she would've done that if I hadn't been so insistent that I knew what I wanted. Also, I was uncomfortable that my insurance/billing info was being handled by a young girl in a belly shirt who looked like she was too young to have finished high school, yet.

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Dr. Shiyan is awesome. Friendly, explains everything, very competent and aware of all the new products on the market.

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Dr. Shiyan was great, she saw me immediately and had my eye issue diagnosed and treated within minutes.

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The doctor was personable and attentive and took her time to fit me properly. I am very pleased with the result and her recommendations.

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Would recommend. She was great

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Love her so much! She's so friendly and amicable. Funny and real. Plus she really knows her craft! She's just great. *****TEN STARS!*****

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this visit have been one of the best experience that i have had going to the optician. Everyone was very friendly and professional, I would definitely recommend Dr. Irina to friends and family.

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Really great experience. Dr Shiyan is incredibly friendly and really takes the time to listen to your concerns and go through all available options. Also the glasses store in front carries very cool brands.

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Dr. Shiyan always takes excellent care of me. She's quick with information and is careful to make me as comfortable as possible. The desk staff are friendly and extremely helpful.

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I was pleased with Dr. Shiyan's prompt manner and thoroughness in her examination. However, I was a bit uncomfortable with the staff's pressure to purchase frames that same day. Ultimately I agreed, as my last pair of frames were broken, but I still needed to wait a week, and ended up purchasing another pair later in the year as I was not satisfied with my rushed choice of frames at her office.

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Very Helpful - made me feel at ease. Will return again.

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Seemed more interested in running a business than being a doctor (though, to be fair I have found optometrists tend more toward that attitude than other doctors). My prescription changed one step downward, and she insisted I get new glasses because it was dramatically better for my eyes. I'm not an optometrist, but it felt like she insisted for business rather than medical reasons. Not my preferred environment. I also found the store's staff to be of questionable competence.

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Great professional.

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She's great. I went in for glasses, never had glasses before. She explained everything that was going on and why, learned a lot, and a couple months later my vision has really improved.

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She was very warm, friendly, funny and informative. Everyone there was so helpful to ensure my insurance information would be processed correctly and clarified everything to me a couple times over to make sure I knew exactly what I was being prescribed for my lenses. Will most definitely return for all eye related care and killer frames.

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Love Irina! I still go here even though I moved to Brooklyn. She's that good!