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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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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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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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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Dr. Shiyan was so great and helpful! I was in and out and made getting glasses easy!

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While I wasn't seen by Dr. Irina it was still a great visit! I saw Dr. Vaughn and he was incredibly professional and comprehensive. Explained everything I needed to keep my eyes healthy! Great visit.

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Dr. Shiyan explained a lot about the condition of my eyes, which was helpful. Her explanation of my medical benefits was not, however, and when I called my insurance to confirm, I found out her office had not only charged me for my visit on my credit card, they had also submitted it to my insurance as a part of my benefits allowance. The insurance company had to call their office to straighten it out. I also was given a prescription for contacts that are being discontinued from most eye care stores, which proved very frustrating when I needed some lenses short notice. Dr. Shiyan's receptionist team are young and the general vibe is sort of pop music, hip, small and crammed space kind of environment. While there are a lot of people there to help (up to 4 receptionists), sometimes I'd be waiting awhile for help...things seemed a bit disorganized. Overall, Dr. Shiyan provided me with a quality exam, but I wouldn't recommend this provider because of the lack of ease I experienced.

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Let me start with skill. Dr Irina Shiyan is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is very a very skilled optometrist and accurate at measuring your eyesight with such ease. She explains everything with zest and vigor, and yet the exam seems to go so quick. She is very personable and makes you feel like old friends, and like you want to stay longer just because she's not only a great doctor, but a great person. She has served me & my eyes well in the past, and I plan on having her as my eye doctor for as long as she is in the practice. Thanks Dr. Shiyan. You make a gloomy day seem bright. Because you fixed my eyesight! Haha. That rhymes. Oh and the office workers are all very sweet and so helpful. I suggest booking on Zoc Doc to get your exam done even more quickly. They take care of the tedious paperwork for you.

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Dr. Shiyan is the best. She knows her craft very well. She's always on point ,and she's very pleasant to be around. I won't go to any other optometrist when I already have the best!

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She is simply fantastic. Great personality and you can sense her passion and love for what she does. She explains everything she is doing before doing it and has no problem with questions at all. I would recommend her HANDS DOWN!

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Very professional and staff was vibrant.

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She is amazing! Super professional and friendly.

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