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Jonathan P. Ellant, MD creates a comfortable and easy experience for his patients. He believes that understanding his patients' visual needs and matching them with the most advanced technologies is essential to having healthy, happy and satisfied patients. Dr. Ellant is chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is an attending on the trauma service at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ellant has been voted "One of America's Top Eye Surgeons" by the Research Council of America every year since 2002. He is a member of the board of directors and medical advisory committee of the National Association for Visually Handicapped. After graduating college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Ellant earned his medical degree in 1990 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he also completed his internship. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital - New York University School of Medicine and went on to complete a fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery with the world renown eye surgeon, Dr. Howard Gimbel at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Ellant speaks English and Spanish. A former intercollegiate tennis and squash player, his interests include painting, drawing, travel, skiing and physical fitness. He is married and has two young children with whom he now spends most of his free time.
Verified Patient Reviews
I came for a general eye exam and to get a new prescription for my contact lenses. I had a positive experience here. Dr. Ellant is very knowledgable and pleasant. I liked the medical assistants and receptionist staff very much. Everyone was patient and friendly.
Very nice Doctor and staff I will definitely recommend them
Loved his explanations and thorough procedure
Dr. Ellant is fantastic and I've gone to him for years and years (and I'll continue to go back), but I've never had an appointment run on time, ever, no matter what time of day I go. My most recent appointment was scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Knowing he always runs late, I asked the receptionist if he was backed up/running behind. She said he wasn't. My hopes were high! They were soon dashed. After waiting and waiting, I was finally brought back for the initial intake by the physician's assistant around 7:00 p.m., put into an exam room at 7:10 p.m., saw the doctor and had the eye dilation drops put in around 7:15 p.m., had to wait 20+ minutes for my eyes to dilate, was brought back into the room for the exam, and didn't leave the office until 8:05 p.m., more than two hours after I showed up on time for my appointment. He's great, a pro, takes great care of my eyes, but the wait time... Prepare yourself.
Dr. Ellant seemed very professional and responsive to questions during the visit. He spotted a condition which we were unaware of: an eyelid irritation, for which he prescribed corrective measures. All-in-all, he came across as a very good ophthalmologist, and we would not hesitate to recommend him.
Highly recommend! The doctor was informative and caring, and the staff was extremely sweet! I felt very comfortable and cared for.
So thorough! And very friendly staff.
pleasant and professional
The guy is rude. It's shocking when he is actually doing it. This is the era of the internet after all. Avoid him, there are tons of better eye doctors than him.
Wait time total was about 45 minutes, which was a little disappointing. However dr. Ellant was fantastic! Extremely helpful.
Dr. Ellant was very informative and helpful. His staff was very professional.
The staff is so nice and friendly. Everyone was really sweet. The practice just seems over booked so it was a really long visit. But luckily I wasn’t in a hurry. Really nice practice.
I loved the doctor and his staff, everyone was so humble and nice. My only issue was the wait time. I had an appointment at 3pm and left the office at 4:45.
Friendly staff and beautifully decorated. Dr. Ellant was extremely helpful and explained everything perfectly. Great experience. Thank you!
Jonathan was super professional, nice, patient and informative - I had a great experience and will definitely come back.
Pleasantly conversational but no-nonsense. Provided clear, concise answers to medical and financial questions alike.
Dr. Ellant was kind, patient and thorough in his explanations, tests, and overall visit. His staff were all very friendly, efficient, and warm. Overall a lovely visit! Will definitely be back in the future.
This is what all healthcare visits should feel like. The doctor and all of the nurses were phenomenal and put up with my stupid jokes. Even got a laugh or two out of them. The bedside manner was incredible and it’s clear they are here to help. I don’t often write reviews of my healthcare professionals, but for this, I decided it a necessity.
This was the first time I’d been to an eye doctor in quite a long time. The exam seemed very thorough and the doctor was very attentive.
In my opinion, the perfect doctor: knowledgable, professional, organized, friendly and efficient
Dr. Ellant was awesome - he took the time to describe my eye condition and various treatment options.
His staff was nice. He is very frank and if you can handle that , then he is for you. He is very To the point. His wait time is HORRIBLE.
He is amazing, professional and nobody else would I trust my eyesight to.
Worth the wait! It wasn’t a terribly long wait since I did get there a bit early. I went there for an irritated eye that to me felt like there was something in it. He listened attentively and took a look. He was very gentle and found the source of my anguish quick and painlessly. I was so relieved. I’m going back for a full eye check up in a few weeks and looking forward to what I’m sure will be a thorough and pleasant experience based on my recent appointment.
He was thorough and helpful. He returned a phone call later in the day after the appointment when I had questions about a prescription he sent to the pharmacy.
Doctor and staffs were very friendly but had to wait long. Total duration for the visit was 2 hours.
Not a retina specialist as described. I had to pay my copay for basically a referral to another doctor. It was a waste of both his and my time.
Dr. Ellant makes genuine connection with his patients and takes wholesome approach to treating your eyes.
One of the best eye check ups I ever had...
Very nice and thorough doctor!
Entire staff very friendly and efficient. Took care of basic routine eye screening exams so that all results were available to Dr before he saw me.
I've been twice to this doctor and waited over 45 minutes both times!! They overbook their patients and it's really an awful experience.
Dr. Ellant was very thorough and nice. I waited a little over a half hour, but I guess that is to be expected with any doctor. This was my first visit, and I will definitely return.
He is very good and thorough.. I could've used a little more explanation on things .. but all in I'd strongly recommend
Really impressed with how quickly I got through the exam but it was a quiet afternoon so next time might be different. Doctor and staff were really friendly and professional with me and to their other patients. Will definitely go back.
great doctor and staff
He and his staff were both incredibly welcoming and professional. They listened to my issues/concerns with what was going on with my eye, were not judgmental that my first visit was for an issue vs. a healthy visit (something many offices are) and recommended new solutions and medicines for me to try. So far I've used the drops they recommend once and am feeling better already! Hopefully my issue goes away quickly and all will be well for my follow up in a few weeks. Would definitely recommend him!
Great Doctor, easy visit
Very professional all around. I was seen right away and I felt that the service was very thorough. Dr. Ellant took the time to explain everything and was very clear--great bedside manner. I would highly recommend!
Was seen almost immediately and was early to the appt. Dr Ellant was very open in recommending different options and supportive in making sure I understood next steps. Office is under renovation-
Kind and patient and very proactive!! I really like my new eye doctor, Dr. Ellant.
Visited Dr. Ellant after I had seen a Optometrist regarding irritation of my eye that never got better. Dr. Ellant and his staff were very thorough in examining me. He was able to immediately identify the issue (the previous Dr I saw couldn't identify an issue) and provide a solution for me as well as planning a day/time for me to come back for a follow up. I normally hate going to an eye doctor - like most people I hate things going near my eye - but Dr. Ellant made me feel so comfortable all through the exam. The wait time was a bit long for an early appointment (about 30 minutes) but the staff was extremely friendly and did their best to speed up the process and make sure I wasn't forgotten.
I am so glad i found Dr. Ellant. He was knowledgable, professional, patient, kind and has a wonderful way with patients. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for an experienced and caring doctor. He helped diagnose my eye problem and provided a very holistic solution so i could avoid taking anti-biotics (as I'm pregnant). And his stafff was friendly and lovely too.
The wait was very long but the doctor and all the nurses were wonderful!
Easy, no fuss care from a competent and kind staff
He was very good and kept me informed of the whole process. There was just a lot of people and some have been waiting for an hour.
The office was dingy and crowded, not at all what I would expect. The doctor was condescending and unpleasant.
I thought he as a doctor was great but it may help if his appointment times were more realistic. I left early from work to come see him and waited an hour. His time isn't the only one which is valuable. F
I love Dr Ellant!!
Dr. Ellant and his team were warm, friendly and professional. He offered a solution to my eye issue and proactively advised yearly eye care health check ups. I'd be happy to make him my primary eye care MD.
Knowledgeable but arrogant doctor. Staff made negative comments about patients.
Dr Ellant was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. He diagnosed my problem quickly and provided a solution. I was very pleased with the service I received.
Very nice and listened carefully at my first visit. Highly recommend!
Great! The appointment was efficient and Dr. Ellant was very polite and had excellent bedside manner.
The staff is very polite and professional and Dr. Ellant is a gem. Very knowledgeable and thorough. He explained everything and asked questions when he was done. Great personality. I recommend him highly.
Most helpful and genuinely caring eye doctor I've ever seen!
He was great, once I was able to see him after an hour. His staff is very friendly an courteous. Overall I wouldn't go there if you want an in and out appointment.
Doctor was great, wait time not ideal
Dr Ellant was great - amazing bedside manner and very attentive. It is a shame his front office staff does not reflect his same professionalism. They spoke about a patient out in the open and where very disorganized and unprofessional - waited over an hour for my appointment.
Great doctor. Super kind and honest.
A true teaching doctor, highly knowledgeable and skilled at communication. Very pleased
Appointment time means nothing. Waited about 2 hours, gave the same information twice, and the doctor hardly spent anytime or showed any interest. I wouldn't go again.
Dr Ellant is terrific. The wait time was terrible, though, and although I allotted two hours for the visit, because of the wait-- I was late picking up my son and he almost missed his annual doctor appointment. I am giving the practice another shot because (1) Dr Ellant himself was really great, attentive, took time to explain things to me etc and (2) they are merging with another company and so things were, apparently, more hectic and disorganized than usual.
My overall appointment left me confused. Granted I went on a day where they were updating their systems so it was a bit chaotic. I ended up spending 2 hours of my workday for this appointment (not ideal). I was shuffled between rooms and with different technicians who kept asking me the same health questions even though I filled out the health questionnaire on zoc doc and at the office again. I made this appointment with the intention of getting my eyes re-checked and to order new contact lens since I just threw out my last pair. I'm not even sure if my eyes were checked for a prescription change and I have no idea how to re-purchase new contacts/how much they cost. Overall, I would not go back.
Dr. Ellant has a very pleasant bedside manner. He is patient and will gladly answer all of your questions. He did a very successful cataract surgery for me at a later date leaving me with excellent vision in that eye. I do recommend Dr. Ellant.
Good guy - good personality - very professional
Besides the 25 minute wait, Dr Ellant personal and professionalism was excellent. I would recommend him to others.
Very friendly and approachable. Brilliant doctor, Popular doctor, plenty patients.
Dr. Ellant was very thorough and listened to all of my concerns. I felt his recommendations were appropriate and he was very helpful.
Dr. Ellant was very straight forward and kind. He gave me a lot of great info in a short period of time. I would highly recommend!
Dr. Ellant is an incredibly proficient technical optometrist; very thorough, intelligent, and skilled. He's also a nice dude and made me feel like our idle chit-chat was enjoyable for him, though I'm sure he does small talk all the time and probably hates it by now!
Dr. Ellant is knowledgable, intelligent, and very aware of current practice.
very professional, since my eye problem is not his specialty, he referred me to the right specialist
Dr was going to write me an Rx, but he didn't have his book. He said he would call the Rx in. After 2 weeks and 2 phone calls (which was difficult - it seems they're only there 2 days a week and I couldn't leave a message), no Rx. I'm done.
Doctor was really good, I just did not like to wait for 1 hour and 15 minutes untill he saw me.
I was not impressed won't be going back again. Doctor was rude and his staff. Apart from from the receptionist. Not informative and gave me a generic solution.
He was very nice, and cared a lot about his patient. Very, very knowledgable and his staff is very helpful too.
He is an excellent doctor and always explains everything. He has the latest equipment and is up-to-date on the latest research. He takes his time with each patient. The wait time in his office is often very long.
Very good visit. It was a busy day. I actually like when I have to wait, to me, that indicates that the Dr. will take the time to address my questions and concerns.
Dr. Ellant was very professional and thorough with a great bedside manner. He took a lot of time to explain some technical issues with my eye glasses prescription which I don't think other doctors would have (or have ever done before).
Dr. Ellant is not only extremely knowledgeable, but personable as well. He was incredibly thorough with my eye exam, which I appreciated as a type 1 diabetic with additional concerns. He found an issue that might have otherwise gone unnoticed and explained everything to me clearly and insightfully, setting my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a great clinician.
I very good listener and diagnostician.
Couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Ellant's professional manner and standard of care.
Dr seems to be a caring and performs comprehensive examinations.
I had to fill out the new patient paperwork even though it was submitted electronically. The regular receptionist was out of the office and the fill in person didn't know how to retrieve it. The wait time was 10 minutes before my name was called. Dr. Ellant was thorough with the exam and explained what he was going to do at every step.
As usual, my annual exam was thorough.
Excellent. Very professional
He is thorough, kind, and answers my questions.
Dr. Ellant is great! He was very professional and an excellent communicator. I was a new patient receiving an annual eye exam and he was very attentive and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellant!
It was great. The doctor was listening and was helping me in understanding what the problem was.
Very unprofessional and rude. Insulted me while he was examing me....
Excellent! Personable, knowledgable, top-notch! I highly recommend him!
My first time visit very nice Doctor professionalism now I don't have to think about other doctors and I will recommend others too.
It was good. Dr. Ellant is very caring.
Fantastic doctor and staff, saw me early and were polite and efficient the whole time.
He is great and friendly
This visit was long overdue and I was terribly scared to come in and have the procedure done. Dr. Ellant was very informative and straight to the point. I appreciated that he explained what he was going to do and then walked me through as he was doing it. He gave me clear follow up instructions. I have already recommended him to one of my friends and I will definitely be coming back.
This guy is a keeper. very calm and thorough. I noticed a couple of other older patients that walked in an a first name bases and were treated like family. I'm going to continue seeing this ophthalmologist.
I stayed with Dr. Ellant even after he closed his Brooklyn office because he is an excellent doctor and his office, while you do have to wait, is not a mill. I have to budget 2 hours travel time and a 30--60 minute wait, but it is worth it for his skill and his patience in explaining everything.
Dr Ellant was great, felt very comfortable with him.
I had a number of complications. These are normal in medical practice, but my medical records contained a number of mistakes leading me to believe that some of them could have been avoided with a bit more care and attention to detail. I have loss of vision and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) requiring additional surgeries.
Long wait but excellent experience with the Doctor. Very nice guy, seems to be very knowledgable.
Dr. Ellant was professional and made me feel comforted that I was in good hands. He was "real" and explained every step of each procedure.
The receptionist were above average and pleasant and for New York that is a plus. The office was busy with an optical store at the front, it seemed that they put this business together very well. By the time you get out the door money still to be made. It looked that Medicare was the main insurance there. I thought the doctor had an attitude. I saw a lot of seniors in the office. Seniors are callable and can be easily controlled by an aggressive doctor. Not naïve here and can give back as fast to whoever that is, I can draw the gun as fast, but I prefer not to. I thought the doctor was in for the money, they all are but there are different levels of greed. I saw a lot of good reviews about him here. Aggression can be seen as a positive thing by older naïve patients and the doctor ends up the good doctor. I thought he examined me thoroughly and he knew what he was doing though he has a lecturing attitude and talk too much about things I did not care to listen. If you are smart and cannot deal with attitude this is not the doctor for you. I will go back to him until I figure my situation, he deserves a second chance only because he is knowledgeable and until I can’t deal with him any longer. The options in New York are so many.
Having been operated on by him I am fully confident in his ability's......
fabulous, caring professional!
While Dr. Ellant seems very knowledgable, there were multiple instances where he was extremely offensive or aggressive for no reason. When he finally arrived to the office 30 minutes after my appointment, he asked me to describe my symptoms. When I explained, he accused me of trying to self-diagnose and was extremely rude about it. His behavior was so unprofessional, I would have walked out had it not been a must-needed last-minute appointment. I really trusted the ZocDoc reviews I saw here, but what I experienced couldn't have been further from how he was described by others. I will only see Dr. Ellant again in the future if he is the only option available.
Great visit. Smart, attentive, thorough. Totally pleased. Thank you.
Waited for an hour and the Doctor was seeing 3 patients at the same time. Almost every single person that was waiting to see the doctor complained about the wait time. No respect for other time.
Excellent doctor and pleasant staff.
The Dr was awesome. Very kind and great bedside manner - but the wait to be seen of 1 hour was unacceptable. They need to manage the scheduling better - otherwise the Doctor was really nice and knowledgable.
The process was quick. I expected the doc to explain more in details. Pro would not go back again.
Great experience. Will definitely be back!
Perfect for what I was looking for! Thanks!!
Kind, thorough, and patient. Answered all obscure questions, and had a friendly and warm demeanor.
Dr Ellant was professional, caring and just the right combination of efficiency with the patience to answer questions. Although I did have to wait a short while this was due to my making a same-day appointment and I was grateful to be seen at all. The front desk and nursing staff are friendly and upbeat despite what is clearly a very busy office. I highly recommend Dr Ellant.
Dr. Ellant is a fine doctor and a pleasant person. I had another appointment uptown after this visit, and he and his staff made sure I was seen-- thoroughly-- in time to make the second appointment, He explained all test results and answered questions.
I felt Dr. Ellant was a knowledgeable professional and explained everything in a manner I could understand.
I went to Dr. Ellant for my annual eye exam, and came out very pleased with my experience at his office. He attended me in a timely manner and took the time to listen to my concerns and perform the necessary tests for my checkup. I found him also to be very approachable, and will definitely come back to his office next year or for any eye-related questions I might have. Would highly recommend.
Really great experience. He was very professional and thorough...
Dr. Ellant is always very thorough and communicative. He has great bedside manner. Highly recommend him.
I am glad I have made an appointment with dr. Ellant. I came at first only to have him describe my eye condition on the DMV documents in order to get my driver's permit. He happened to specialize in my condition and we discussed future treatments. I will definitely see him again for further examination. He seemed very experienced, knowledgable and made me feel at ease. He was very professional and I would definitely recommend him.
Dr. Ellant took the time to answer all my questions and to recommend further testing to allay my concerns.
This is my second visit to Dr. Ellant, the first was a year and a half ago and I was satisfied back then. This time however, it left a real bad taste in my mouth. The office is in decline, stained carpets, broken restroom (you needed to go next door to use the restroom), overworked and angry receptionists, eye drops uncapped and a phones that never stopped ringing and went unanswered. The doctor was late and didn't apologize for it. His manner was not friendly as before, but irritated, which escalated once his receptionist told him he was going for lunch (at 3:30 pm) and he went off on a rant on how much he has to work. But what I found inexcusable was that while he was checking the back of my eye with his bright light and I had to move my head because it was too bright, he told me that if that was the worst part of my day, I had it pretty good. I get it, you are overworked, you are not happy with your staff, but taking it out on your patients is extremely unprofessional. I am never going back and will not recommend anyone to visit this practice, unless you want to experience first hand lack of professionalism.
Dr. Ellant was a pleasure to meet. He explained everything he did and made me feel comfortable. The staff were very friendly and knew all the regulars by name would greet them as soon as they walked in by name. Seemed like a happy enjoyable environment to work. Wonderful place to purchase glasses or sunglasses at the front of the office making filling your RX very easy and enjoyable. Overall truly enjoyable dr apt!
Been seen Dr. Ellant for years. Always professional, through and friendly.
The office was in s grungy looking place in the back of a glasses shop. I waited 30 minutes to be seen, which to be fair, the doctor did apology for. There were about 10 people waiting in the narrow hallway to be seen and I felt that the appointment was very rushed. The doctor himself was good, giving good recommendations for my condition. However, the worst part was that I got charged for a routine annual eye exam, which I am disputing them for. Will not be recommending to others.
Dr. Ellant is an excellent doctor. You may have to wait but he is worth it.
Dr. Ellant was great. Waited only 15 minutes after I got to his office. He knew his stuff and was very clear in his explanations. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Ellant is fantastic- a great doctor with top medical proficiency, kind. communicative, compassionate.
Overall I was pleased with Dr. Ellant's exam; however, I feel that I was mislead as to the nature of my insurance. Dr. Ellant is an MD and therefore only takes Aetna's medical insurance rather than Aetna's vision plan. I was not expecting to pay so much out of pocket on top
Dr. Ellant could not have been more professional and thorough. In addition to clearly explaining everything to me, Dr. Ellant was gentle, soft spoken and put me completely at ease! Anyone who visits Dr. Ellant is most fortunate.
I consult Dr. Jonathan Ellant for almost 13 years now a and think he is one of the finest doctors around. Dr. Ellant is caring, decisive and lets you know as to what is happening and how best to deal with issues that bother.
Dr. Ellant was professional, knowledgeable and thorough. He answered all of my questions
Really nice doctor, scheduled a follow up appt for two weeks.
Dr. Ellant shows care and interest in your medical concerns, he gave me a great advise which prevented me from getting unnecessary procedure
He was very helpful and explained everything really well. A very nice doctor. I will definately go to him again!
First time using zocdoc, and I'm glad I did. What i thought was going to be a small check up for some eye irritation, ended up being a much more serious visit. Dr. Ellant talked me through the issue, what needed to be done and EVEN spoke to my mom (who is a nurse) on the phone! He didn't rush me, was very kinda and put me at ease. I'm going back in 2 wks for a follow up. I"m SO GLAD I WENT. He helped address some bigger health concerns ASAP.
Dr. Ellant may well be a good ophthalmologist, but his staff is terrible. The receptionist is rude and unresponsive, when you are even able to get her to pick up the phone. After my exam, I requested an itemized receipt for payment purposes. Five weeks and more than seven phone calls later, and I still do not have an itemized receipt. This is such a basic request and it is frustrating that Dr. Ellant's office cannot meet such basic service standards.
Dr. Ellant is amazing. He is extremely knowledgable and patient with a fantastic bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellant (and I already have to friends and family!)
Wonderful! I travel from Europe to meet him every year!
My visit to Dr. Ellant's office was fantastic and I would highly recommend him. Dr. Ellant spent time with me, answered all of my questions clearly, and listened to my concerns. Everyone in the office was great---including Katrina in reception---and Nathan in the eyeglass frame department---I felt very well taken care of by thoughtful, smart and experienced professionals.
Waited 40 minutes spent 10 minutes with the dr. He is very nice and the exam was thorough. Office is dirty.
It was a long wait, but he's the best!
Dr. Ellant is fantastic. He's been my ophthalmologist for a few months now, and he's always extremely helpful and courteous.
Great doctor. Very easy to talk to and explained everything he was doing. Never before have I had such an informative experience.
worth the wait
Dr. Ellant was thorough in my first exam with him. I cannot say too much about him, as I did not spend that much time with him and just met him. He seemed professional and knowledgeable. I plan to use him in the future.
Dr. Ellant is a great ophthalmologist. He was extremely thorough and it was easy to see that he is truly concerned about his patients. A refreshing change!
Excellent physician. Caring, very knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions.
Horrible bedside manner, rude, and very condescending. I'm never going back!
This was my first visit with Dr. Ellant and I am so happy I found him on this site. The girls at the front are so sweet.. and the doctor was SO nice, knowledgeable, and really makes you feel comfortable. He explained everything to me in a way I could understand. I went in feeling very nervous, and after a few minutes I felt so much better. Thank you so much!
Dr. Ellant was very personable and explained everything thoroughly. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Love him as a doctor and as a human being
He was excellent did not rush through explained diagnosis and treatment plan and asked if we had questions. He has a lotof respect for the elderly. Most of the time when I take my mother to doctors they talk to me and act as though she is not in the room which is infuriating. He spoke to her and made sure she had all her concerns addressed. Highly recommend him
The doctor was both nowledgeable and kind. The staff was great and the wait was minimal. Sounds like an ad, but i look forward to using him going forward as i have been unable to find a good eye doctor in the city...until now. Glad i went to see them!
The doctor was great, I had a lot of confidence in his decisions and suggestions. The wait was really long though.
Dr. Ellant was very professional and considerate. He answered all of my questions and advised me not only on how to treat my illness (conjuctivitis), but also on how to prevent it's spread to those I live and work with.
Dr. Ellant and his staff were very polite and professional. Dr. Ellant took an unusually (in my experience) long time to listen to my questions and answer them. It was a very positive experience.
Dr. Ellant is very kind and respectful. He describes in detail his procedure and he inspires confidence.
Very nice professional. Took his time and explained everything.
I had a great experience.
Too long of a wait and way too many people in the office. Disorganized and old ladies yelling. The doctor is good if you can get past the zoo in there.
Great doctor - laid out my options and gave pros/cons for each one in an honest and straight-forward manner. Would highly recommend Dr. Ellant!
Dr. Ellant is outstanding. He apologized because he ran a few minutes late (first time a doctor apologizes for anything to me), explained everything clearly and treated me with much respect and courtesy. I am extremely happy to have found him as my new ophthalmologist!
The doctor was great, very thorough and explained things well. The individuals working at the storefront were not pushy and had a nice set of glasses options. There was ~20 mins of wait time to see the doctor.
It was a wonderful experience. The staff is great!!!
Dr. Ellant performed a thorough eye exam on me and was concerned about my eye health due to taking Nasonex, which can apparently cause glaucoma. I have a followup with him. His receptionists are also very professional and helpful.
Personable and extremely knowledgeable but very sincere and unpretentious. I have great confidence in this doctor.
Dr. Ellant was great - very thorough, didn't feel rushed, and explained everything. I did wait about an hour to get seen, but I think a lot of that had to do with my deciding to go on a holiday at lunch time. I saw a couple people go in right on time once the congestion in the office cleared up.
Unprofessional and unapologetic about the 1.5 hour wait.
If you are looking for a professional, Jonathan is it. If you're looking for someone warm and fuzzy, go elsewhere. Very competent, highly recommend.
In my brief appointment I got not only a diagnosis and a prescription, but several very helpful suggestions about how to manage my condition. Everything was explained clearly and thoughtfully. I was very pleased.
He was as nice as I remembered him to be. :)
This was my second visit to Dr. Ellant, the first was an emergency visit due to an eye infection, the second for a thorough eye exam. I found Dr. Ellant to be warm, professional, extremely knowledgable, and felt I was well taken care of. His staff is also very professional which is a big plus for me. The only drawback is the waiting room, II found it a bit cramped and not as comfortable as it could be especially when there is more than a 30 minute wait. The front part of the office houses an eye glass place, guess it is convenient for those who need it, but I thought it was too loud! Maybe I am just a snob but I think he should find new digs! Great doctor and highly recommend!
Was finally called in at 3:17 for a 2:00 appointment. Very positive experience once I got in.
Dr Ellant was great. He took the time to explain things to me. He was nice and thorough with his examination. I only had to wait 10 min, which was not too bad and he still apologized for the delay.
Best eye doc I have seen in a long time. Staff was amazing. He was pleasant, super professional and really impressed me with his knowledge. Highly recommend!
Nice guy, great eye doctor--thorough.
He is an amazing doctor!!
super smart and good at explaining medical jargon and what was going on. Wait time was a little long but worth it for anything complicated.
Everyone was very professional and helpful. The doctor was thorough and I didn't feel like he was rushing to see other patients. The receptionist was amazing. She was friendly, really helpful and courteous.
I was very satisfied, he took his time with me, gave me a thorough exam, and was extremely knowledgable regarding my condition.
Dr. Ellant treated me for a specific eye injury, and he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. His staff is equally wonderful! The wait time varied - I waited anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in the 4 times I went there. Regardless, I would recommend Dr. Ellant.
Great Doc however the wait time in the office was not favorable, at least in my case, otherwise I would highly recommend the practice.
Dr. Ellant was very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner. I'd greatly reccomend him. The office was clean and the staff was kind and patient.
Very good except the wait time.
Dr. Ellant was very patient and explain everything that i have question about. good service
Dr. Ellant is knowledgeable and personable. He treated me for an eye infection that had persisted for a week and he was able to identify the issue and prescribe an appropriate remedy which immediately took effect.
Very friendly and informative.
Long wait (50-60m), but Dr. Ellant was excellent. Thoughtful in his information-gathering and clear in his response. Very caring.
The doctor and the staff was very attentive. The doctor was very informative. It was a nice experience. I would go back.
I very much trusted him from the outset - he has excellent bedside manner and I have confidence in his recommendations and assessments.
Office staff was very friendly.
Dr.Ellant was very professional and informative.
Minus the wait time.. he was great!
no sorry his is not good frendly, and professional doctor place is dirty
Very professional and also very personable and friendly.
Good doctor, explained everything and answered all my questions
Very nice and professional doctor. Staff is also very efficient. Charges 25 dollars extra for prescription visits.
Awesome and great staff
Dr. Ellant was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was thorough in his explanation of the diagnosis and prescription options, and seemed happy to answer any questions. Will definitely be returning!
he was on time...very nice and professional...a great visit to a new Dr...
Dr. Ellant provided a very thorough eye exam. That being said, his "bedside manner" left much to be desired. His explanations to my questions felt condescending. The staff in the office was friendly at first but after that they were most unhelpful. I called to retrieve a copy of my prescription and am still waiting to receive it (1 week later). I followed up with several phone calls to no avail.
The wait to see him was way too long. He was a good doctor.
Second visit and both consultations were immensely professisonal.
pleasant and thorough. Friendly office.
A stellar physician. Attentive, present, and skilled. Didn't treat me like I was ignorant because I'm not a doctor. An old-school "here-to-serve-you" kind of guy. Highly recommended!
Very nice gentleman. He is very skilled and very was helpful and kind enough to explain everything I wanted to know.
Dr. Ellant is great! He took the time to listen to my problem and also my concerns about finding a quick solution. He was knowledgable about the issue and recommended a solution that met my immediate need as well as resolved the issue for the future. His staff was extremely friendly and comforting as well.
Dr. Ellant was extraordinarily friendly and took care to explain every step of the exam. Very diligent about care. Will recommend to all.
Efficient and informative. I felt comfortable the entire time I was there. As an added bonus, the office is decorated very well. Also, all of the nurses who helped me were extremely charming.
'Highly recommend this doctor! He's wise, smart, a great communicator--able to understand even the most convoluted of questions... The wait was long due to unforeseen circumstance, but despite what no doubt was additional pressure placed on the office, I was treated with absolute care and patience by Dr. Ellant and his entire staff.
Great guy. It's nice to leave a doctor's office with answers as opposed to more concerns and a useless prescription for antibiotics, which is usually my experience in NYC. Visit wasn't rushed and he actually cares. Good stuff.
He has a very pleasant bed side manner, explained everything really well and took his time. I was very pleased with the visit.
He was very thorough in his exam and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand.
He was very courteous and helpful. The only issue was the wait, which was around 45 minutes.
Wonderful expirience courteous and proffesional staff
Dr. Ellant was absolutely fantastic! Spent a good amount of time with me, was attentive and provided a lot of information taking the time to answer my questions. Great experience.
Really disappointed with the staff here. I was never given a prescription when I left, but was in a rush and didn't notice. I went into the office last week and have called 3 times to have my prescription faxed to me to no avail -- either the doctor wasn't in, or they said they'd give it to him and nothing happened. Really unprofessional.
He was very professional, nice and thorough but the office was disorganized had difficulty recognizing the appointment, kept me and a about 15 other people waiting for two hours (there were only two doctors there). Then when I told them I'd need to reschedule to go back to work - she said oh I am so sorry I didn't realize you were here even though I'd checked in and filled out forms. He said I need more testing but his next available appointment for this is one month from now.
If you are a new patient, plan to expect a wait of at least 1/2 hour, even if you're the first patient of the day. That's what happened to me. I was at the office before it even opened, and still had to wait for 40 minutes.
I really liked his professionalism and the way he informs his patients. When I asked if he recommended the laser eye surgery for me he said that he wouldn't give a recommendation but he would give me all the information I needed so I could make an informed decision. Best answer ever!
I think he is an excellent doctor. I went to for consult for the glaucoma, but he found I have a little cataract, which I've never thought. and no other eye doctor told me. and Dr. Ellant explained to me kindly.
I found Dr. Ellant to be very intelligent, kind, and informative. He has a terrific bedside manner and I highly recommend him. I would, however, note that some of the staff are abrupt and less than helpful.
I went to Dr. Ellant based on other people's reviews on ZocDoc and I am happy to say that my visit was great. Everything was explained to me with patience and great detail. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Ellant was excellent. I went in for a routine eye checkup and contact lens fitting - he has a nice system where you take home 3 different brands of contact lenses to try out before committing to one. During the eye exam, a more serious problem was found, and though Dr. Ellant could perform surgery on it then and there in the office, he offered to give me a specialist referral for a second opinion. I was quite happy with the specialist he referred me to, and the subsequent surgery w/ Dr. Ellant.
I thought the doctor was great and the staff was very nice.
First off, what a wonderfully polite staff. They were really nice and funny. Dr Ellant was a pretty cool guy. He made jokes and made a trip to the eye doctor that much more pleasant. This guy rocks, if your eyes are bugging out like mine were, go check him out!
I was nervous to see an eye doctor but Dr. Ellant made me feel comfortable and reassured me that he was going to do his best to figure what what going on with my eyes.
First time visiting Dr. Ellant. He was very professional and nice. I was in an urgent situation and was happy that I could be fit in the same day I booked the appt.
Dr. Ellant was a knowledgeable doctor, but not very friendly and didn't seem to have the patient's best interest at heart. With all of the doctors in the city, I would recommend finding a different one before seeing Dr. Ellant.
I woke up with some sort of eye infection. I easily got an appt. with dr Ellant through zocdoc. The office was fine, he was nice and hopefully the medicine that he prescribed will help me.
Excellent level of care, extremely knowledgeable, and very friendly. I have a high level of trust for Doctor Ellant.
The real deal. . .a great experience from top to bottom.
I just moved to New York and was nervous about seeing a new doctor. However, Dr. Ellant was terrific! I highly recommend him.