Dr. Irina Shiyan, OD

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150 Second Ave, New York, NY, 10003
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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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 was great, she saw me immediately and had my eye issue diagnosed and treated within minutes.

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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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Would recommend. She was great

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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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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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Great professional.

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

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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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She's the best! Very personal and knowledgable. Staff is also kind and helpful

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

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Great visit! Thorough, quick, and 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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My experience at Village Eye care was terrible! It felt more like they were trying to sell me glasses and eye drops and contacts, than help with my eyesight. She couldn't even get a clear read on my prescription, but was insistent that i needed to get new glasses right away, and the two girls that work in the front literally would not let me walk out the door without purchasing glasses. I felt uncomfortable through the whole process and the glasses I got weren't even the right prescription! I took them somewhere else to get the lenses changed. She also insisted that I needed to get these eye drops right away or I would go blind, but never called the prescription to my pharmacy. To top it all off, they scheduled a follow up appointment for me on a day they were closed.

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I had a great, quick appointment with Dr. Shyian to get contact lenses. Everyone was super friendly and sweet, and I will definitely be going back when I need new glasses or anything else!!

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She was incredibly helpful and energetic!

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Very helpful and knowledgeable! She answered all my questions and took plenty of time to respond.

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I had such a great experience - doctor was super thorough, kind, and helped me pick out the right contact lenses for my lifestyle/prescription.

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She was great. Cute little place with murals on the wall, nice and helpful staff, and she gave me a lot of advice about glasses and contacts. Also, this was the first time I had a conversation with a doctor about Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage.

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Irinia was not the OD that saw me. But whoever was filling in (so sorry i forgot her name) she was amazing. Plus the girls at the front were so sweet and helpful. Over loved the office.

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Go here for my annual eye exam and have a smooth, quick and pleasant experience every time.

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Got in saw the doctor right away... yeah. Got glasses in like a couple days... all good.

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Very quick and easy appt, very nice staff!

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Very nice, an unfortunate 40ish minute wait, but they were understaffed and overbooked so it was understandable. Everyone was very professional and great.

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Best service I have every received from an Optometrist! Staff were amazing as well. In a busy office, they made my care feel personal and thorough.

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She is extremely personable, extremely friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.

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Very attentive and great listener. Excellent clinician.

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Dr. Shiyan and her staff are friendly, warm, and welcoming. I've actually been going to her for several years, and have recommended several friends go to her as well. The office is quite small, so I recommend arriving to your appointment no more than 5 minutes in advance. They are very quick! I've almost never had to wait when I have an appointment. My only complaint is that they are not happy when you choose not to get glasses there. (For me, even with insurance, my eyeglasses would be very expensive

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Really great experience!

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Excellent

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I didn't meet with Irina, but with a male doctor instead. He was amazing! Very professional but easy to talk to. He really listened to my concerns and questions, and did an excellent job.

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Dr. Shiyan was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful, and fun to talk to as well! Her staff are very helpful with picking out glasses as well - honest opinions are always welcome when it comes to something that sits so prominently on your face!

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Excellent all around. Extremely pleasant Doctor and staff.

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My favorite eye doctor I've ever seen. Loved her as both a person and a doctor.

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Dr. Shiyan was great! Very knowledgeable and easy to relate to. I am definitely using her from now on!

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She was great! Very helpful and efficient. Would recommend to anyone.

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