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Dr. Criss chose ophthalmology because it allows him to care for a broad range of patients, men and women, young and old. Dr. Criss has many talents, but Union Square Eye Care has other excellent doctors (Dr. Bellante, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Mehta)that fit contact lenses. Dr. Criss finds improving and protecting patients’ vision to be extremely gratifying and strives to provide quality care that is both comprehensive and personalized. Patient education, and involving those he treats in their own health care decisions, is very important to him. As a comprehensive eye physician and surgeon, Dr. Criss provides complete medical and surgical ophthalmologic care. He has a particular interest in small-incision, “no-shot” cataract surgery, laser procedures for “after-cataract” and glaucoma, correction of eyelid abnormalities, and evaluation of systemic diseases which affect the eye, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Criss is very professional and knowledgeable. Very pleasant too.
Great person,great Professional attitude and great human approach.
Dr Criss is excellent. I highly recommend him.
I think that he's a top-notch opthalmologist. I am both happy and relieved to be under his care for a serious eye infection.
Dr. Criss was as attentive to my needs and also took time to write out my prescription and a note to take to my SSD appointment. Thanks!
I was happy once i met with Dr. Criss and found him to be attentive and not rushed. The waiting time can be improved, though.
Great Doc. would see him again and recommend to other patients.
Always a pleasure
Dr. Criss saw me within 15 minutes of my arrival. While I was being examined he took the time to call my referring physician to discuss my condition. I really appreciated the fact that I was being treated as a person and not just a number. I Highly recommend Dr. Criss.
Dr. Criss was very informative and took the time to listen to any concerns I had. Would definitely return!
Doctor and staff were very professional and pleasant. Only complaint is, like so many medical offices, there was a very loud TV inexplicably playing children's programming although there were no children to be seen.
Dr. Criss was efficient and demonstrated a pleasant attitude. I felt the exam was thorough. The other gentleman that performed an array of eye tests prior to me seeing Dr. Criss was exceptionally professional (sorry I didn't get his name) - he walked through each step in detail and was very nice. The male office check-in employee was very professional. Unfortunately, the female working beside him upon my check-out could use some office training and an update in her professionalism - ie give the patient eye contact when speaking and not be so dismissive.
Very satisfied. Good experience
A bit strange. The doc was nice but he wasn't sure if I was a past patient or not so that told me he didn't look at my records even though I just saw a tech right before hand. He asked the same question that I just spoke to the tech about. On the other hand they have very high tech equipment that I think was really impressive. I think I will go back again but first I need to get my glasses and see how they will work.
Fantastic physician! Highly recommend.
Great modern layout and decor
He is great. Very sharp, friendly, patient-specific care.
Dr. Criss is a great Dr and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for his specialty. The office was nice and very close to the subway. I didn't have to wait long to be seen and they were able to accommodate me with my baby and stroller!!!
Excellent , highly recommend it.
I was very pleased with my visit. Dr Criss was very professional and pleasant.
Careful and concerned about his patients! Best eye doctor :)
great staff and facility
Very friendly and professional.
Excelent staff, very prof everybody!
Nice, friendly, proffesional. Highly recommended.
Great staff and very friendly. Excellent doctor!
Doctor Criss is very attentive and always listens to what I have to say. He quickly identified my condition and has made sure I am getting better.
Dr. Criss is the best! He did my cataract surgery, with great result. He helped me understand a retinal issue I have, and helped me decide what to do about it. He listened carefully and answered all my questions, when I wanted to discuss on line research I did. Highest recommendation!
GREAT PROFESSIONAL !
Quick and painless. He has a nice personality.
Dr. Criss really knows his stuff. Very comforting to be treated by someone who seems very knowledgeable and confident. At times feels a little rushed (should throw in a "any questions about anything?" at the end of appointments.)
Excellent doctor and excellent office!
It was very good. The doctor is really nice and he answered all my questions.
Did not rush exam. Answered all questions thoroughly. Professional. Office staff was good.
Excellent, thorough and extremely pleasant.
professsional and personble.
Great doctor... Very personable and knowledgeable.
It was apparent to me that Dr. Criss was in a huge rush to leave. My appointment was at 5 pm. While I was in with the assistant (?) the Dr. called and said he wanted to see me then. So my eye pressure was never taken, and the pre-exam was never completed. The Dr. said to me that he was sitting there with nothing to do so he wanted to move things along. I'LL SAY! He rushed through my eye exam and sent me on my way. While I was checking out, he left for the day. The exam was so fast that I'm not confident that the prescription for glasses he gave me is right. Needless to say, I won't be going back. He didn't do anything different than an optometrist in an eyeglass store would do. And as expected, the receptionist was just rude and not very bright. But it seems that this behavior is probably just a prerequisite to work in a doctor's office these days.
The doctor is great, reception less so. When I arrived there were five staffers--and yet I waited nearly 10 minutes on line to check in. On the way out, there were five receptionists and only ONE processing people, so there were three patients in line.
Though I was not seen immediately, the wait time was nothing to speak of. I was in and out.
Really, really happy with the Office (kid-friendly area), Reception (reception is everything, if you have bad reception if reflects your office). Dr. Criss was easy to relate to, open, funny, personable, detailed, professional and informative. I will gladly and highly recommend people to see him.
The visit was very good. I waited for less than 10 minutes to go in. Once I got in, the Dr. knew right away what my eye problem was. He was efficient but very professional. And although i felt a bit rushed, he answered all my questions. And gave me clear instructions of how to take care of my problem. He also wrote me an excuse for work letter.
Clean Facility, detail oriented doctors, and they are very careful to listen to your needs. would recommend to everyone.
He was extremely professional and apologized for the wait, which was owing to two technicians' being out sick. Seemed very knowledgeable and explained the problem to me clearly and at length.
Dr. Criss is professional, caring and has a great bedside manner. He has never made me wait for an appointment and is very efficient. He answers all my questions and I never feel rushed. Highly recommended.
Dr. Criss was friendly, knowledgable, and thorough in his diagnosis, and his office ran efficiently and on time. Great experience.
Dr. Criss' assistant did most of the testing. Dr. Criss was very short and abrupt and spent less than 3 minutes with me. I was contacted over 5 times over the weekend to verify my insurance information. Overall a very poor experience.
He's amazing. I would definitely recommend. Peace.
He was great!
Very professional and thorough in his evaluation and diagnosis. Dr. Criss also has a calming, reassuring presence. Highly recommended.
Good exam & advice.
Dr. Driss was friendly and knowledgable and offered to print out my prescription for me before I could even ask! I had a minimal wait time at my 5:15 appointment and was in and out in about 40 minutes.
My prescription was incorrect (he flipped the eyes). Didn't realize until I received my glasses. Quite an inconvenience. Had to go in for another appointment.
Nice, friendly guy - wasn't rushing & explained everything very well.
Keeps to his schedule. Most timely doctor's appointment I have ever had.
Doctor Criss is great. He heard my concerns and was very professional. Great visit!
Was able to be seen same day, great staff, great bedside manner, would definitely recommend.
Pleasure and caring and I will continue to see him.
He was very thorough and the staff in the office are really friendly and competent. This is the BEST experience I have ever had with an ophthalmologist! Thanks, Dr. Criss!
Dr. Criss was great. He took time to make sure that my prescriptions were perfect and to give me a comprehensive eye exam.
He doesn't spend an overly long time with you, but he's fine. I'm not positive that he gave me the right prescription though... I think he corrected for my astigmatism incorrectly.
Excellent and thorough
Great. Everything went smoothly. Waiting was minimal. Counter people were friendly and efficient. Very good first impression. I'll be back.
Dr. Criss was very professional, friendly, and answered all of my questions.
Superficial. Not focused on the patient at all. Presupposed notions about the patient without actually ascertaining any information. Unapproachable for questions.
Dr.Criss is an excellent physician; he has fine communication skills--he is open and warm and encourages questions. Technically, he is a topnotch surgeon. Dr. Criss captures both the art and craft of modern medicine.
Great! All my needs were met.
He was quick, thorough, and very friendly. Can't ask for better when your time is precious!
It was my first visit with Dr. Criss...which is why I wouldn't yet give him 5 stars...not enough data points. He seemed knowledgeable, and he is to the point. I would definitely use him again, and, in fact will, see him again in several months. The office seems well-run and is very pleasant. The assistant who saw me first was very nice, knowledgeable and gentle. Taking my little girl there next week.
Great! I was pleasantly satisfied. I arrived early but was attended to immediately by the staff.
Unsatisfied with the very indifferent, unconcerned, and rushed consultation. No questions or concerns were addressed properly
I was satisfied with the diagnosis and with my overall visit. Dr. Criss is also quite attractive. It was a little distracting :)
Great doctor. Very knowledgeable. Always fell you are in good hands. Very professional and pleasant as well.
They quick I waited maybe 10 minutes max, they were very thorough, professional, friendly,very easy going . I will be returning ,this is my 3rd time.
Dr. Criss is always very professional, timely and thorough.
He was very professional and polite. I enjoyed my visit a lot.
Very Good Doctor.
I was experiencing blurred vision after a bout with conjunctivitis, i needed to see a doctor quickly, so i chose a doctor that was close to work and in my health plan. The receptionist was friendly and professional. I waited maybe 3 minutes before Dr criss saw me. He was very professional and i felt very comfortable asking questions.Will see him in a few weeks for a checkup. But would definitely recommend him.
The doctor was positive, up beat and boppy. He knew his stuff and I was in and out withing 20 minutes.
Nice office,no wait, nice doctor.
Dr. Criss and his staff were extremely friendly and thorough. I was definitely impressed and would recommend this practice to others.
Professional, kind, and took his time in answering my questions.
Great doctor,found out my problem right away.
Great office and friendly staff/techs. Best experience I've had at an eye doctor's.
Dr. Criss was great. I saw him for a possible rejection for a cornea transplant. I was in the process of finding a new cornea specialist but had this come up before I could. He was definitely able to manage the emergency visit and sat in this office with me and helped me find a new cornea specialist and book an appointment with the in the same week for urgent follow up. The office is nice and staff was pleasant.
I enjoyed my visit even though I don’t like to see Any kind of doctor. Dr. Criss was professional and explained in detail all I needed to know in order to make a decision as to whether or not to have surgery. I took his advice and I’m quite satisfied with it and Dr. Criss. I had to book another doctor in this office only because I couldn’t get through via ZocDoc with Dr. Criss’ appointment booking system.
Competent and profession and a very good communicator. He explained everything, answered all of my questions and put me at ease.
Dr. Criss was great. He took me seriously as a patient and answered all of my questions.
Extremely polite mannerism. Took time to explain things clearly. I highly recommend him.
I have found a great opthomologist and an even greater office and support staff.I wasn't blind when I left either like in other offices. This office is definitely a keeper.
Dr. Criss was knowledgable and seemed to provide a thorough exam. He seemed a bit rushed when it came time to giving me a prescription, though (I've never had a prescription before). The office is nice.
Loved the latest technology. It made the exam tolerable and much faster. Wouild definitely recommend this practice to friends and family.
Dr. Criss is courteous and attentive.
Great first appointment. Explained what he was doing and very personable.
Waiting time 25 min. Clean office, didn't order my prescription glasses yet so don't know if he matched my lenses well. Seemed professional and I don't feel like getting second opinion.
SATISFIED WITH EVERYTHING.
I strongly recommend Dr. Criss
He was very professional, and knowledgeable as well as quite friendly. Looking forward to the next exam.
It was very rushed, and I waited almost two hours to be seen. The front desk girls were rude and on facebook the whole time.
Dr Criss was great. He was very thorough and detailed. Obviously a sharp Dr who truly cares for his patients. I'm grateful to have found him.
professional and caring about my health.
Great service; he explaint to me what was going on in my eye; and what was my choise; thanks
My experience with Dr Criss was great, he was very patient and he answered all my questions. It was my 1st eye exam in many, many years, and I was very pleased with how everything went.
competent, professional and straightforward
Swift and to the point. He was very nice and knowledgable. Would have preferred a bit more explanation, but he was very good.
Very helpful. Went out of his way to help me understand different diagnosis. Would definitely go back to this practice.
Dr. Criss and his staff are great! Nice, clean offices with pleasant staff and short wait times.
Great, friendly experience, nice facility!
Very efficient and helpful. He gave me my diagnosis and prescription and then arranged for follow-up.
the appointment was for my mom and we are very satisfy.
Dr. Criss is a very knowledgeable Doctor who has an excellent bedside manner. Highly recommended.
Very professional, courteous, informative and perfunctory. Office was well staffed, pleasant and convenient. Arrived 30 minutes early and was attended to immediately and in the chair 10 minutes prior to my scheduled time. Outstanding.
Jonathan did a great job with the exam. I've been to other eye doctors before and the number of test machines in the office as well as the ability of the doctor made a big difference. In the past the prescriptions I've gotten haven't always been great but this one was perfect. Thanks!
I had a very informative visit and was realistically pleased with the results given me.
Well, at first I was nervous and not feeling very well. This is not unusual whenever I see any kind of doctor, but Dr. Criss, MD, was really cool and treated me well. He explained my medical situation fully and told me of all possible outcomes in the near future. So I look forward to seeing Dr. Criss again, and working on my opthamological situation. Thanks!
I had severe eye problems one day. I looked up a doctor in my area (close to me, since I was practically blind) and found Dr. Criss. Although I had to wait, he was apologetic, and explained what had happened, and advised what could be done to alleviate the pain. He checked on me a few days later to make sure I was OK. I was very much relieved that my issue was handled with care.
Good eye exam. Dr. Criss met me in the lobby exactly on time and did a great job.
He speaks Spanish, at least a little. I understood him and helped me understand my condition. To ease my tension about my condition, he advised me to re-scheduled again in a few weeks to check up on me and that has made me very secure. Also , he prescribed to me some eye drops that will help my condition get better faster. I would recommend him.
Very thorough. Went through all the checks to see what was wrong with my eyes. Nice and professional. Didn't have to wait, but my appt was first thing at 830am. Not sure what the wait would be if it was near the end of the day.
Fantastic! He was very friendly and thorough. I already have recommended him to a few friends!
He was nice. I didn't like that I found out they didn't except insurance for glasses when I got there. They may be miscatogorized on ZocDoc.
Very professional and friendly.
Dr. Criss was extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. I was very happy with all aspects of my appointment.
I only waited 5-10 minutes to be seen. Staff was friendly and Dr Criss was thorough and I enjoyed my appointment.
Not very talkative, but he was quick, thorough, and very helpful...he gave me what I needed even though I had forgotten some paperwork, which saved me from having to make another trip to his office. I also didn't get any sales pitches / pressure to buy glasses or contacts on the spot. All in all, a great visit.
Excellent, professional, concise explanations - feel very comfortable.
He's a good doctor. He answered all my questions and was very attentive.
I would like to Thank Dr. Criss for seeing my father. We are very concerned about his vision. I am also glad that you participate with DocZoc this makes appointments easier to schedule.
No comment yet,will visit again 3 week later.
very charming and engaging, and great customer service. he answered all the technical and medical questions that i had, and escorted me back to the lobby.
Dr. Criss listen and had a good manner about him... he was coutious, efficient and explained my condition in a professional manner
I was impressed. He was very nice and extremely helpful.
He was very helpful and clear about my diagnosis and what i needed to do to treat it.
Dr. Criss was very thorough, patiently answered all of my questions and did not try to upsell me. I would certainly recommend him to friends.
Dr.Criss is doing an outstanding job!!
I had a good experience...
Dr. Criss was very professional, thorough and friendly. He listened to our concerns and recommended appropriate testing to rule out any underlying problems. I will use him in the future and would recommend him highly.
Dr. Criss made me feel comfortable during my visit.
Dr. Criss made you feel immediately at ease upon greeting and throughout the examination. The reception staff is friendly and exam rooms tidy. The Union Square office space looks great and is in a very convenient location. I'm glad I chose to get my eyes examined here.
Extremely professional and informative.