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Dr. Jeffrey Baruch, OD

Optometrist

West Hempstead, NY

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
Great guy. Personable and knew what he was talking about. I will be returning for future appointments.
Great guy. Personable and knew what he was talking about. I will be returning for future appointments.
Vincent L. · March 21, 2019
Dr. Baruch was very friendly and answered questions in detail and with patience. He was very efficient in his examination.
Dr. Baruch was very friendly and answered questions in detail and with patience. He was very efficient in his examination.
Danny G. · January 29, 2019

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

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch's office locations

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch

647 Howard Ave

West Hempstead, NY 11552

Dr. Jeffrey Baruch

226 Flatbush Ave, Between Bergen and 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Very informative and pleasant.
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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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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 thelast 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. Wespoke at length about options and certainly his availability is a huge plus. Very nice first visit.
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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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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 6 months ago
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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 mydry 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 countermethods 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
Less 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 eyesavant. 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!
Less than 1 year ago
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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 bepushy with his sales approach. He left me feeling uncomfortable and even guilty for not purchasing the glasses I tried on.
Less 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
Less than 1 year ago
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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 butwas 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 typeof 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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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Dr. Baruch is not just very knowledgeble, he is a very good doctor. He cares about your comfort and always gives tips that are very helpful.
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I was running about fifteen minutes late, so I called and the man I spoke with said they would fit me in when I got there no matter what. The visit itself was very enjoyable. Personable staff, and great bedside manner.Dr. Baruch is friendly, gentle, and professional. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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At my last eye appointment the guy poked me in the eyeball and then retired, needless to say I was a bit traumatized and so nervous. Dr. Baruch was so kind and helpful. He explained everything in depth, answered all ofmy questions and was so thorough. I would absolutely go back to him. He even picked up on several things I forgot to tell him. The gentleman who showed me frames was not the least bit pushy and gave me some great ideas/colors I would not have thought of. What a wonderful overall experience!
More than 1 year ago
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Gave me the wrong prescription multiple times, and still charged me for it. The bad prescription gave me headaches and made me queasy. Hate to leave a bad review because he was very kind. But that's the truth.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my second time back. My mother also goes to him now as well. He is very thorough, doesnt rush and diagnosed the cause of my migraines after ive been running from one doctor to another trying to find thecause. I will definitely be back and continue to refer people!
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I really like Dr. Baruch. He is very professional and takes care of the whole family. There is never a long wait, and he gives all his patients his full attention and time. He is very knowledgeable. A great family doctor.
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I really am grateful to have found such a knowledgeable eye soctor for the whole family and so close to home. Dr. Baruch has amazing bedside manner and is very professional yet warm.
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Awesome visit and he took the time to ask about everything that was going on aside from vision problems.
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Very through examination. Diagnosed my vision issues as a result of developing cataracts and not the result of current eyewear prescription. Dr. Baruch referred me to an eye specialist that could perform the type of surgery he felt would bebest for my condition. I will follow up with this doctor in the next few weeks.
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Dr. Baruch is personable, and makes you feel comfortable in the process of getting your eyes examined. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back for my yearly exams.
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He was very knowledgeable and good at explaining what was going on. I was impressed with this doctor.
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