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Dr. James Kelly, MD

Ophthalmologist

New York, NY

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4.8
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Interesting experience. Really liked Dr.Kelly, however, didn’t feel too comfortable with the other professionals whotreated me. Didn’t really feel like they knew what they were doing. My eyes were also dilated for 6+ hours with was very excessive and has never happened before. Made me nervous. Got a prescription for glasses and took it to Warby Parker. Hopefully the script is good.
Interesting experience. Really liked Dr.Kelly, however, didn’t feel too comfortable with the other professionals who treated me. Didn’t really feel like they knew what they weredoing. My eyes were also dilated for 6+ hours with was very excessive and has never happened before. Made me nervous. Got a prescription for glasses and took it to Warby Parker. Hopefully the script is good.
Melissa K. · April 2, 2019
Dr. Kelly explained what was wrong with the lens implant better than the folks who put it in. He's honest anddirect. Could not recommend more highly.
Dr. Kelly explained what was wrong with the lens implant better than the folks who put it in. He's honest and direct. Could not recommend more highly.
Initials hidden · February 21, 2019

About Dr. James Kelly

Dr. Kelly is one of the board-certified laser eye surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also proud to be a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the New York State Ophthalmological Society, and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cornell University, New York Campus, Doctor of Medicine
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Top 2% in the United States on American Board of Ophthalmology WQE

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659361848

Dr. James Kelly's office locations

Kelly Vision Center

160 E 56th St, Fl 9

New York, NY 10022

Kelly Vision Center

901 Stewart Ave

Garden City, NY 11530

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Courteous, friendly, professional staff. Felt very safe in the experienced hands of doctor Kelly!
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Fantastic I had no questions and he still ensured I knew everything.
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True professional, you can tell he is passionate about his career.
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Absolutely lovely!!! Best ophthalmologist I’ve had. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Made me feel very comfortable and like my eyes were in good hands.
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Very professional and caring, highly recommended.
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Seemed like a very qualified doctor but too busy to spend time with patients. Probably saw me for less than 5 mins. His assistants ran a battery of tests after his 5 min checkup and without divulging any details of testresults said, "come back after 6 months". I still don't know what tests were conducted and why. And would have expected someone to tell me what the test results are. Oh yes, he had an intern following him everywhere.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very thorough, great experience
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Dr Kelly is knowlegeable direct honest and explains things clearly. He is that rare doctor that isn't afraid to call things as he sees them. I'm a physician and was confused by my prior eye doc. Dr. Kelly explained what wasgoing on and what needed to be done. Highest rating !
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The Kelly Visions services was fast and professional
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He was great , very thorough and his staff were so considerate.
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Very thorough eye exam
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Dr Kelly is a real professional and responsible person
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A pleasant experience, workers friendly.
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Dr. Kelly is the BEST...He is soooo knowledgeable, thorough, NICE and has a great sense of humor. I can tell his staff is also very happy working with him. I highly recommend Dr. Kelly !
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Dr Kelly and his staff were friendly, efficient and professional. I felt I was in good hands and would recommend him and the office to friends.
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I highly recommend Dr. James Kelly. He is Incredibly qualified, very confident and kind!!! Incredible personality. Thank you so much for your support and attention! Very big thank to Rory L Lindsay - surgical coordinator, to assistants - nice girls and to all the staff of the office. Sincerely, Lidziya.
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He has all the most modern technology and yet wasn't above using the basic methods to double check when he was investigating something for me.
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Dr. Kelly is extremely kind and truly makes you feel that he cares.
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Very nice and efficient.
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I felt comfortable. He answered all my questions.
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Very good doctor, so I would go back again because he seems knowledgeable and friendly, but the wait time was extremely long.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kelly was SO amicable and helpful. The rest of the staff was super helpful and informative too -- my checkup overall was thorough and great. Highly recommend!
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I made the appointment for the purpose of a general eye exam and getting prescriptions for my contacts and glasses. No one mentioned anything to me during check-in and the numerous processes before I saw the doctor that they do notprovide prescriptions, etc. Also, because of two "bumps" on my eyes, they ordered a full allergy test, turned out to be nothing so the nurse said I was good to go. Only upon me asking what's the resolution and next step, she brought me to see the doctor again and the final verdict was nothing to worry about...
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A very friendly office, very comforting staff.
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Dr. Kelly was very professional and personable. Both he and his assistant answered all my questions and could not have been more kind. The office runs smoothly and efficiently.
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This is my first review on any rating site. I'm choosing to write one today because my experince at Dr. Kelly's office was that good. His staff was quick, professional and pleasant. Office/equipment was all nice and new. And Dr. Kellywas friendly, informative, and had me out of there in no time. Total pro. I will definitely be using him going forward.
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Definitely one of the best doctors I've ever had! Professional, nice with a sense of humor. All staff members were really professional. I would highly recommend!!
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor is very nice and professional. The staff is helpful too.
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