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Dr. Kichiemon Asoma, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

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**Attention new patients and annual exams: please use the Zocdoc app to select My Account; Insurance Card; upload photo of your card; the Zocdoc website insurance list is not complete.If you would like a sooner appointment please call our office directly.** Gentle medical eye exams with a kind, thoughtful physician and advanced imaging technology. Kichiemon Asoma speaks Japanese and English fluently. He went to college at Columbia University and graduated in 1999 majoring in neuroscience. He went to medical school and did his residency SUNY Downstate where he won the Excellence in Ophthalmology award 3 years in a row from 2003 to 2005 and was selected to be Chief Resident. Scholarship winner from Japanese Medical Society of America in 2003 and 2004. Currently Dr. Asoma is also a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching residents at SUNY. Dr. Asoma and Dr. Hayashi have been working together in the ophthalmology office and also on community service projects for years. *** Most insurance plans accepted. Please call the office if you do not see your plan listed *** He is board certified in ophthalmology, and also has specialized training in Laser Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK, LASEK) and corneal transplants, both traditional and new thin-laser DSAEK. Dr. Asoma also helps patients with dry tired irritated eyes, red eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, growths on the eyes, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, styes, allergies, early macular degeneration. Though he is an excellent surgeon, he knows the importance of preventative eye care and careful planning. He has always had a positive helpful attitude - even before going to Columbia University, he reached Eagle Scout - the highest attainable rank among the Boy Scouts of America.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (Residency)
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Cornea and Keratorefractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Michael A.; Baalhaness M, Bradley A, Chamnongvongse P, Greenidge KC, Heath-Phillip ), Brevetti T, Zizi F, Jean-Louis G, Asoma F. Relation Between Acknowledged Glaucoma Risk Factors and Abnormal FDT Field Tests in Population-Based Glaucoma Screening. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 2005, 42: S3657/B15.
  • Giovannini MG, Blitzer RD, Wong T, Asoma K, Tsokas P, Morrison JH, Iyengar R, and Landau EM. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Regulates Early Phosphorylation and Delayed Expression of Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in Long-Term Potentiation. Journal of Neuroscience. Sept 2001; 21: 7053 - 7062.
  • Decreased Ocular Blood Flow in Patients with Advanced Optic Nerve Cupping. Analysis of Zero Flow 2005-2009 Cryotherapy as a Method to Decrease Recurrence Rates after Pterygium Excision with Amniotic Membrane 2012-present Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Resident Surgical Simulator Performance 2014-present Effect of Topical Interf

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457548497

Office locations

Apple Ophthalmology

8 W 38th St, Room 201

New York, NY 10018

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Just what I expexted.
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All the staff were polite and very helpful.
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Dr Asoma is kind and thorough. Excellent bedside manner. His staff are courteous and helpful.
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I was very pleased with my visit. Prior to booking Dr. Asoma, I read the reviews and saw that there would be a wait. My appointment was scheduled for 11 am but I came in a bit early. The office atthat time was empty. By the time I finished, I was surprised to see that the waiting area had gotten crowded. Overall, I was very pleased with the staff and the doctor. They conducted various tests and Dr. Asoma was very friendly and thorough. I highly recommend this doctor! The office does have a lot of patients so depending on your appointment time, there might be a wait.
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The doctor and the staff there are very nice but the wait time is long.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very well-wishing professional, staff.
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Professional and thorough!
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It is fine.
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The staff was very courteous. Dr. Kichiemon Asoma was very professional , thorough, honest, and helpful. Great experience!
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Dr. Asoma & his colleagues were efficient, professional & comforting. It's a top-notch medical office and they exceeded my expectations. All members of his team were cordial, informative & made the experience a great one! I'm grateful forthe care I received. I highly recommend Dr. Asoma to anyone seeking a truly remarkable & professional medical experience.
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Dr. Asoma is professional, thorough and efficient. After I completed the various tests he reviewed my results and went over them with me. Very pleased with my appointment.
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He's the best!
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They were always pretty good. The exams were very thorough, staff very friendly
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Very thorough. I know more about my eyes than I think I ever wanted to!
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He was a very friendly and understanding doctor.
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Dr. Asoma was great and very professional. He was very reassuring and patient about answering questions about the care and medications I required for my issue.
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Dr. Asoma and his staff were very professional, informative, and courteous throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend his service to my friends.
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I had a great visit. The staff were really nice and efficient and the wait was very minimum.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Asoma was attentive and took his time answering my questions.
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awesome experience! Dr. Kichiemon was super friendly, informative and straight forward. Would def see him again.
More than 1 year ago
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Went for a check up for the first time. Have never done so many tests for eyes but doctor and staff were efficient and pleasant so it was not stressful at all. The doctor answered all my questions using the test results, and was very thorough. Will come back.
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Great office. He was very pleasant, made me laugh and feel very comfortable. He answered all my questions clearly without adding to the anxiety of my situation. Overall good experience
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Dr. Asoma is a knowledgable, caring, and professional physician who knows what he is doing when it comes to your eyes. He is also active in the educational field and is an associate professor at a large academic hospital so youknow he is up to date with many kinds of eye diseases. Sure, the wait can be a little long depending on the day...but that is because he takes his time with each patient without rushing through. His refraction skills are also one of the best I've ever known and if I ever have eye problems or need new prescription for glasses/contacts, I know I can always trust him.
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Horiible, waste of my time. The doctor was late, clueless and lame.
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Pleasant, professional and technically proficient. I am a physician myself, so I am a tough critic, and I am pleased to say that this eye care practice is top-notch, including their ability to do in-office procedures. In addition to Dr. Kichiemon'scaring and thorough "bedside manner", the diagnostic equipment and scanners at this humble-appearing practice is actually not only top notch, but very complete and thorough as well. The staff were also excellent and efficient. While the wait time is what it is, I will be sure to recommend both Dr. Asoma and Dr. Hayashi to my patients and colleagues alike.
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Very professional and pleasant.
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Very professional Very thorugh Explained everything
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They did a thorough exam to determine my eye problem. Dr. Asoma explained all exam results and answered my questions. Everyone on the office was very nice and attentive.
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The wait time after arrival was a bit longer than I would have preferred since I was there on my lunch. The various test were quick. The Doctor was friendly and thorough. He did not rush the visit and explained thetest results. I will continue to visit this office for my eye care.
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He is a very professional and charming young Doctor. I have seen him twice and I don't have any negative opinions about him. Had lots of patience explaining the results of some of my tests. Among his staff, there is aparticular nurse (can't remember her name), she seemed kind of snobbish and had an attitude with me. If it happens again I will address the issue with the Doctor.
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I think the medical staff were very nice and polite. And the Doctor was also very polite and charming professional. I would recommend his services to immediate family and friends.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very good. I highly recommend him.
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I went during my lunch break and quickly realized I had not set aside enough time for the number of tests they intended to do on a first visit. The staff were amazing in getting me ready to see the doctor right away, and the doctor was great. Great experience.
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It was very pleasant. The staff were professional and explained everything.
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