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Dr. Jeffrey Baruch, OD

Optometrist

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Jeffrey Baruch

Dr. Baruch has been in practice for 28 years, with the last 26 years at his solo practice in West Hempstead, N.Y. Dr. Baruch is a graduate of SUNY Optometric and is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, The New York State Optometric Association, and is both a member and supporter of the West Hempstead Civic Association. Dr. Baruch's practice provides family eye care and contact lens fittings and dispensing, including bifocal contact lenses. Dr. Baruch's practice includes an attractive boutique area where a full line of designer and contemporary glasses and sunglasses are artfully displayed. A separate area is designed specifically to cater to children's glasses and sunglasses. Additionally, Dr. Baruch is licensed to diagnose and treat ocular diseases. Dr. Baruch is currently the attending optometrist at North Shore LIJ's Franklin Hospital's surgery department and co-manages ocular surgeries and LASIK with Long Island's top opthalmologic surgeons. Dr. Baruch's caring chairside manner and friendly disposition has expanded his practice through his patient's referrals and recommendations.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • AIG
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1760423321

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
Not just a vision test, Dr. Baruch diagnosed and treated other eye conditions. Also, very helpful in choosing appropriateglasses from a nice selection.
Not just a vision test, Dr. Baruch diagnosed and treated other eye conditions. Also, very helpful in choosing appropriate glasses from a nice selection.
Initials hidden · September 7, 2019
This was my first time seeing Dr. Baruch -- he is kind, friendly, knowledgable, and thorough. Highly recommended for an annualeye exam.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Baruch -- he is kind, friendly, knowledgable, and thorough. Highly recommended for an annual eye exam.
Angela D. · September 6, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch's office locations

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch

226 Flatbush Ave, Between Bergen and 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch

647 Howard Ave

West Hempstead, NY 11552

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Not just a vision test, Dr. Baruch diagnosed and treated other eye conditions. Also, very helpful in choosing appropriate glasses from a nice selection.

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This was my first time seeing Dr. Baruch -- he is kind, friendly, knowledgable, and thorough. Highly recommended for an annual eye exam.

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This doctor is extremely informative and caring. He gives you the information you didn’t know you wanted until you heard it. I feel that is exceptional!

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Very nice man, really helps with your decision making.

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Wonderful attitude and great sense of humor, he went above and beyond! I would recommend to anyone who needs to see an Optometrist!

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Went by quick and was very informative. Didn’t have to wait I was able to be seen a few minutes early. I enjoyed the staff’s personalities and hospitality and had a great experience!

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The dr was very welcoming and informative

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Friendly, smart, goes over and beyond

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I highly recommend Dr. Baruch. He is extremely informative and helpful.

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Dr. Baruch was extremely knowledgeable, providing more detail in my exam than I have ever received from an eye doctor. He was professional, yet swift in his examination and thoroughly explained all his recommendations.I highly recommend.

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Terrific experience as always with Dr. Baruch. Highly recommended.

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Very informative and pleasant.

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Great guy. Personable and knew what he was talking about. I will be returning for future appointments.

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I’m glad I went he helpes a lot

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Incredibly thorough, knowledgable, and caring. I'll most certainly be back.

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Dr. Baruch was very friendly and answered questions in detail and with patience. He was very efficient in his examination.

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As usual, very good personal service

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I took my 7 to daughter to an eye exam with Dr. Baruch. He chatted with her asked her about school, made jokes, all while keeping the visit moving along. I don't if he was this efficient because we were the last to be seen that day but I would recommend him to others...

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I was seen right away and when I had an issue with my prescription, he took care of it right away

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Very pleasant doctor that is most certainly up to date with all the latest developments. I found Dr. Baruch to be straight forward with explaining to me my insurance benefits and more importantly I did not feel rushed or overwhelmed. We spoke at length about options and certainly his availability is a huge plus. Very nice first visit.

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Dr Baruch was great and helped me solve problems with my eyesight I didn’t realize I had. He’s clearly been doing this for a long time and is a really nice guy.

Less than 1 year ago
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I hadn’t been to the eye doctor in years because I got doctor anxiety. Dr Baruch was great I felt comfortable and loved that he explained everything in a way I understood. Will definitely use him in the future!!

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I felt really good about my visit with Dr. Baruch. He was very efficient about determining what my prescription should be and at the same time happy to answer any questions I had. He made helpful recommendations about caring for my dry eyes as well. I look forward to continuing to see him in the future for my eye care. I was also very happy with the help I received from the optician, Charlie in choosing new frames. It was a good experience all around.

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Dr. Baruch was awesome and very helpful and friendly. I felt like he spent the time to explain everything to me, and help me find the right prescription and glasses. I would definitely use him again.

Less than 1 year ago
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Knowledgeable and informative.

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Great communication!

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I was seen right away, and Dr. Baruch gave me insights that no other optometrist has given me in the 20+ years of annual checkups. Very highly recommend!

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Baruch is awesome. I had a very short wait time, and he is very friendly and personable. I would definitely recommend him.

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Dr. Baruch is very personable and professional. He has an amazing knackfor suggesting the perfect frames for each individual. He will also work with you if there are any issues.

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Lovely visit. Charlie up front helped me try on some frames while I waited for Dr Baruch to finish with his other patient. Dr Baruch spent a great deal of time telling me about my dry eyes and over the counter methods to help with inserting and removing my contact lenses to decrease eye irritation. I found the appointment super helpful and got new glasses afterwards. Looking forward to my next annual!

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Dr.Bauch was great. I went in for an exam and contact fitting. He’s very nice. The appointment was thorough. He asked many questions and in the end I walked out with trial lenses seeing better than I have in over a year. I would highly recommend Dr.Baruch.

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Great first visit. Dr. Baruch was very thorough and would explain things well. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend him.

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So awesome. I can seeeeee!

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Dr. Baruch is so kind, knowledgeable and always makes me feel very comfortable. He really cares about his patients.

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My vist with Dr. Baruch was a pleasant one no problems. Dr. Baruch was very professional ,he has a pleasant attuid he made me feel very comfortable and he really do care about the condition of your eyes

More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, highly knowledgeable and takes his time to address all of the patient’s questions and concerns.

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I really appreciated how Jeffrey worked to figure out how to best utilize my insurance benefits. He also informed me of my super dry corneas which I had no idea about. It kind of blew my mind, the guy's an eye savant. Even though I had to wait a little to be seen (because he was still with another patient), it was well worth it.

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Seen right away, doc & staff were friendly and professional. Highly recommend!

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Really kind and knowledgeable. Best optometrist I've ever been to.

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Dr Baruch went above and beyond during my consultation. He was incredibly thorough. I’m telling all my friends to go to him. Can’t recommend enough!

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I thought Dr. Baruch was great. He was thorough and made sure I understood the issues and their implications. I appreciated his honesty and straightforwardness. On the other hand, I didn’t respond well to his employee. I found him to be pushy with his sales approach. He left me feeling uncomfortable and even guilty for not purchasing the glasses I tried on.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Baruch was very observant and has a pleasant demeanor.

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Very personable - great bedside manner

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This doctor was wonderful! Warning!!! Although he accepts Medicaid he does not accept affinity plans. Even though he did not accept my insurance he still saw me and did an excellent job! He did more than what was just needed but was striving to go up and beyond for me!

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I went to Dr. Baruch to get an updated contact lens perscription. He had me come in three separate times to test out lenses, review them, etc. And ultimately, he didn't change my prescription. He just gave me a new type of lens. One month later, I still can't see well and the new lens he gave me is more uncomfortable than the one I started off with. Total waste of time and money.

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I loved how we volunteered information with me prompting. He even informed me about details I would have not known to ask.

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Dr. Baruch was great! He answered all of my questions and was very straightforward about what products not to use on or near my eyes and why. I'm very happy with my updated prescription - I can see!

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He's very smart and always up on the latest. Expert at rigid gas permeable contacts. Nice manner. Highly recommend him.

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Extremely personable and friendly. Very forthcoming and informative. I greatly appreciate that. He told me things about issues I had without me asking. Actually explained some clumsiness I have due to being cross dominate. I have had many eye exams. This was by far the best.

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