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Dr. Kevin Murtha, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Kevin Murtha is a considerate and thoughtful optometrist in New York, NY. Dr. Murtha obtained his optometry degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Murtha is a part of Cohens Fashion Optical. Patients see him for a variety of reasons, including general eye consultations, eye infections, allergic eye problems, double vision, and cataracts. Dr. Murtha is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients. He conducts his appointments with the personalized care and attention that he would expect for his own family. He is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225104425

Office locations

Cohens Fashion Optical

275 7th Ave

New York, NY 10001

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Everybody at the facility was welcoming, polite and very professional.
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Dr. Murtha is always punctual, thorough and respectful. Would recommend for routine eye exams or any suspected eye issues!
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The staff was super friendly, Dr. Kevin Murtha was very good when it came to my prescription and checking my eyes- came out with a new pair of eyes ??
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Dr. Murtha was nice enough, but he was clearly rushed and didn't give me the type of attention I had wanted when getting my first eye exam in roughly 4 years. His readings were inconclusive, but slightly worrying about my eyepressure levels, and he did not make me feel at ease, nor did he really do anything other than shove recommendations for other people in my hands and then rush me out the door. The sales people up front were very pushy, trying to get me to buy lenses that were an astronomical amount, something a recent college graduate could absolutely not afford. I was clearly upset and did not want to purchase glasses today, only wanted an eye exam, but the sales person kept presenting me with different options on how to pay, REALLY encouraging me to sign up for some kind of payment plan with a credit card where I would be paying off glasses for the next 7 months. It was a super overwhelming experience and I don't think I'll be returning.
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It was great, they were patient with me since my insurance was giving me issues. Everything worked out fine eventually and I was glad to have been well trained to fit on my contacts. It took me 20 minutes to learnas opposed to lenscrafters where it took me 1 hr with no luck. It was obvious that the training was better here
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Great doctor, very efficient, and LOVE the staff in the eyeglass shop up front.
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Dr. Murtha was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease during my entire appointment. I have had a small red bump on my upper eyelid for about 5 days, and just noticed over the past day or so that thereseems to be an ingrown eyelash in it. I booked my appointment easily on ZocDoc and was happy that the doctor had availability pretty much at any time the next day. I will say that it is my fault that I didn't book an appointment with an Ophthalmologist rather than an Optometrist, because all this doctor could do was look at the bump, tell me that it didn't look infected, and tell me that I should go to an Ophthalmologist if it persisted so that he or she could remove the eyelash. I was charged more than what is indicated on my insurance card and was told this was because I also received a "referral", which consisted of being handed a card for the Ophthalmologist. The overall visit was not bad, and I realize it was my fault for not seeing the correct type of doctor, however I do not believe the pricing was fair or accurate. A bit of a scam.
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There was a slight wait time, like 10 minutes or so. The employee in the store room was friendly. The Doctor was cordial and quick in assessing my contact prescription. The doctor gave me a trial size of dailies and kindlyalso offered a glasses case for me since I didn't have one on me. Then it got really awkward for the wrap-up because I didn't know that daily lenses cost hundreds of dollars more than the biweeklies. That's a big detail to leave out! While I like the convenience of daily lenses, it would be very hard to budget for them. So only after my appointment do I realize the lenses I just tried out are out of my price range, but then the doctor had started working with another patient so I had to schedule a follow-up appointment to get fitted for biweekly lenses. I don't think anyone there was intentionally trying to upsell me, I think they just overlooked that dailies are not in everyone's price range, and they should be more aware of that for future patients.
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Dr. Murtha was fine and very professional. My low rating here is for the Cohen Optical front office salesperson. The entire sales process is extremely sleazy, similar to a used car dealership. It seemed like the salespeople are paid based oncommission, which is not how medical profession should operate. After my eye exam, the sales person took out a blank notepad, and started writing down a bunch of numbers and then used a calculator to add up all of the different costs for getting glasses. She said I should get sort of special lenses with special coatings, etc and they could also offer financing. When I told her I'll just go somewhere else to get glasses, she hurriedly said they happened to have a special offer that day and could give me a discount. I ended up getting glasses elsewhere for a fraction of the price.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent service, they are super fast, and efficient. Nina was so helpful with making my contacts affordable. They also have a beautiful selection of glasses!
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The staff was super helpful sorting out my health insurance (I had a different provider last year), and Dr. Murtha was really nice as well. I brought up concerns about still having headaches/eye tiredness so he took extra time to lookinto the causes of that. He also remembered that I was (embarrassingly) unsuccessful at the glaucoma test last time so talked me through it this time and was really patient and nice about it despite my struggles. This is my second visit and I'd highly recommend Dr. Murtha to anyone.
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Everyone that works here is very friendly,knowledgeable and eager to help! The doctor was very kind and patient, especially with the glaucoma test which is always difficult for me to get through. While my wait time was longer than expected,it was worth the visit. Another staffer was patiently helping an elderly woman sort out her new glasses and he was super helpful to her and really kind and explanatory.
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AWFUL. Made me wait nearly 40 minutes (after I had left early from work to make this appointment). Was clearly rushed, had little interest in answering any of my questions. I went to get a comprehensive eye exam (including dilation) buthe said it was too late. The sales people at Cohen's were terrible and so pushy, and refused to give me my PD (which the Dr. said they would). Overall a v poor experience, will never go back.
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Great guy, knew what he was talking about and had my care in mind.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was great but take your prescription elsewhere to avoid being overcharged for glasses and contact lenses in the store.
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Great, knowledgable doctor. Will see him again in the future, and highly recommend.
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Dr Murtha and his team are excellent, clean and very organized which is very important to me! Dr Murtha answered all my questions and made the exam very painless,They have a wide selection of glasses and different colors which i reallylike! Their prices are very reasonable which is really good for me since I'm on a budget! I have a very high prescription , the opticians really helped me pick out a sturdy frame and thin lenses! I love the glasses and i love how light they are ! Highly recommend!
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Dr. Murtha was great. He knew what he was doing. However...cohen optical speicliats were just shady in trying to make a sale.
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GREAT appointment. He took his time, gave me lots of options. Also, everyone out in the office / near the frames was INCREDIBLE. Super helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better first eye exam in the city. They're not pushywith getting you to buy frames, however, they really are willing to help and make sure you get the best fit, style, and lens type.
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Good doctor but his office is in a Cohen's Optics and you will be pressured by sales associates to purchase expensive lenses and frames. Not my favorite.
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The doctor was late into the office so I waited around for 15 minutes looking for frames. When he finally arrived he was a little short with me but warmed up by the end of the appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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doctor was great and fast, and front of store staff was super helpful as well.
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Friendly doctor and offered good care. Checked for astigmatism. Sales clerk didn't try to upsell me on unneeded products and was very friendly.
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Everyone was so kind! Definitely referring my friends there and having my checkups here.
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Visiting this office at first, i was a little surprised seeing it inside a Cohen's optical. The opticians there took my information down and told me I would be next to see the doctor. Up until that point I always hadonly worn glasses all my life and decided now that I would like to give contacts a shot. They explained that the doctor would have to sit with me and teach me how to put them. Dr. Murtha sure enough gave me a thorough eye exam and answered any questions I had about wearing contacts. As well as fitting me with the contacts, we had a follow up exam that determined if these contacts were best for me. Sure enough they were the right fit! At first I found extreme difficulty putting them in, but Dr, Murtha was patient and really worked with me. As well as getting contacts, this location conveniently had glasses too. The opticians worked with me and showed me different frames that would work best with prescription. They taught me as well the different benefits of wearing glasses more than contacts and the different lens options I had. This is by far the best experience I have ever had getting an eye examination and purchasing glasses as well as contacts. I highly recommend this office if you want great service, a thorough eye exam, and a very nice friendly doctor.
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The doctor at this location is EXCELLENT!!! he didn't just rush thru the exam like other offices i've been too. He seem to genuinely care and listen to all my concerns! if that wasn't enough, the opticians in the front werewonderful! they clarified everything that the doctor said. THEY HAVE SOOOO MANY GLASSES TO PICK FROM! I seriously feel so happy right now because i can see!!!!!!!!!!
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If you need anything go to him. I waited less than 20 minutes. The staff was very helpful. Dr. Murtha also made sure that the checkup was covered by my insurance before proceeding with anything. He's a good OD.
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Excellent service from the moment you step in. Highly recommend it!
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I left this appointment extremely disappointed. It was very clear that the main objective of this appointment was to sell glasses and contacts and not to provide patients with comprehensive care. First of all, Dr. Murtha was about 20-30minlate to my scheduled appointment; I am pretty sure he took a walk-in before he saw me, which is absolutely unprofessional. While Dr. Murtha was nice enough, I did not feel that the appointment covered everything that an annual eye exam should include, such as stereopsis test, dilation, or a visual field test. Perhaps I should have booked a different type of appointment, but I believe that these services should be implicit when I walk into an office for an annual exam. The lack of thoroughness in this exam is further exacerbated by my family medical history of issues that truly warrant these standard care processes, which Dr. Murtha disregarded despite me emphatically telling him this. The equipment was also very old, likely from the 80s, which is unacceptable for a medical office in the year 2016. The reception staff was also rude verging on incompetent. When I told them that I would not be purchasing glasses from them, they informed me that they had ALREADY BILLED MY INSURANCE for the glasses and that I had no choice but to buy glasses on the spot and that I would be unable to buy glasses again during this benefits period. Fortunately, I am savvy enough to understand that they were in the wrong and was able to correct the issue through my insurance, but this kind of switch-and-bait sales approach is irreproachable. I never should have had to call up my insurance to fix this in the first place. I wish I hadn't gone here, as I no longer will be able to obtain a yearly eye exam from an actual competent doctor.
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Very attentive staff. Quick and great eye exam. Will come back again.
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The visit itself was fine but I wish there was mention that Dr. Murtha operates out of a Cohen's Eye Store
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The doctor was great, as were Nina and Christina, the women working behind the counter.
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Had an appointment on a Saturday afternoon, was seen right away. Dr. Murtha was extremely professional and friendly and explained every part of the eye exam. The rest of the staff at this Cohen's location was also very helpful. Would definitelycome back for a basic eye or contacts exam!!
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He was very professional and courteous. I hate giving blood but he did his best to put me at ease and make it as painless as possible. I would go back! The rooms on the back end could use a littlelove. Very clean, but still look like they have been through some tough times
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Very knowledgeable and understanding. He listened to my concerns and questions and explained each step of his process. The staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly.
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Everyone I interacted with was very polite, super helpful and had a great attitude. The associate working in the store front was an absolute pleasure.
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It was a bit difficult to find, since the office is associated with a store. However, the visit was quick and the doctor was very nice. I didn't mind the searching.
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Amazing! Highly recommended. Fast and informational.
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I only went in for a contact lens exam so I was only with Dr. Murtha for a short time, but his staff was absolutely wonderful! They were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help me with someissues with my new insurance. Everyone was very lovely and knowledgable. Note: their office uses the kind of glaucoma test that puffs air in your eyes as opposed to the 3D imaging ones, so be prepared if you're going for an exam!
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