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Dr. Lamees Alshawkani, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Lamees Alshawkani is a licensed optometrist practicing full scope eye care at SEE Eyewear in Soho. Dr. Alshawkani graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from George Mason University in 2009. She then went on to obtain her joint Doctorate of Optometry and Master of Science in Vision Science degrees from SUNY State College of Optometry, graduating in 2013 as a member of the International Optometric Honor Society. Her training included a rotation in primary eye care and ocular disease management at East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY. She also completed an externship providing a multitude of vision rehabilitative services at the University Eye Center in New York, NY. At SEE Eyewear, Dr. Alshawkani provides comprehensive eye examinations, fits soft (spherical, toric, multifocal, and multifocal toric) contact lenses, manages a variety of ocular diseases, and provides referrals for further services when indicated. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. Furthermore, she participates in several volunteer activities in the community, with previous involvements including OneSight's Vision Van Clinic, MLB East Coast Pro Showcase, Special Olympics, and vision walks. Please Note: 24 Hour Cancellation Required! Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to appointment.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • AlwaysCare

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • SEE Eyewear's Doctor of the Year, 2017

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1780012732

Office locations

SEE Eyewear

423 West Broadway

New York, NY 10012

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Showed up about 15 minutes early and they saw me 10 minutes before my scheduled time. Dr. Alshawkani was very pleasant and informative. Will definitely return when I need to.
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Super efficient and informative appointment - I learned a lot about how I should be approaching my contact use, despite having previously worn them for 10+ years! I was shocked my previous optometrists haven't passed along similar information(which could have prevented the pain I am currently experiencing). Definitely would go back in the future.
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She's great. Very friendly, approachable, and thorough. She noticed I have a slight astigmatism, which no previous eye doctor had ever mentioned to me. She gave me tips for keeping my eyes healthy, such as wearing contacts only 8-10 hours perday, which again, was news to me and I wish someone had told me earlier. While Dr. Alsahkani is very fabulous, the staff at the retail store will try pretty hard to sell you whatever brand of contacts they have a partnership with. It's nice that they email you a copy of your Rx, though, without having to ask for it.
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I went back in for a refraction. Jared and Lamees were awesome - super helpful and attentive!
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Appointment was great - right on time and the doctor explained everything well.
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She was super informative, kind and easy to talk to about concerns.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very nice woman with lots of attention to detail!
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Extremely professional, kind and thorough. Took the time to explain things, which was very helpful. Great experience overall!
Less than 1 month ago
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Really nice and knowledgeable. No wait time. I would highly recommend going to Dr. Lamees if you are looking for an optometrist.
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Kind, knowledgeable, not pushy to buy glasses at all, and really good at explaining every part of the process
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Lamees was great - she was very friendly, professional and informative. I highly recommend her for any optometry needs - I will definitely be going back.
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Fantastic service all around. If you're looking for an Optometrist, I highly recommend.
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Dr. Alshawkani is a fantastic doctor! She knows your chart before you walk in, explains both the findings and the science behind them, and she has a calm and kind demeanor. I would highly recommend her.
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Very informative and gave clear explanations
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Very professional and knowledgable!
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Dr. Alshawkani is very attentive and thorough. She is very nice and clearly cares about getting you the help you need. Highly recommend!
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Highly knowledgeable with excellent bedside manner!
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I had a condition where i couldn’t see clearly in both eyes and she was super patient with me and helped me take the steps to correct my sight. Her team is super helpful and so nice. Would certainly recommend! She’s awesome.
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One of the best doctors I've seen! She was not only extremely knowledgeable, but made an effort to teach as she went along. I appreciated that she treated me like a real person rather than just a patient.
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Very good exam. Professional and thorough.
Less than 3 months ago
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She's great! First eye doctor experience in New York. I ended up getting glasses at See as well because with my insurance and the quality it was a great deal.
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Lamees was wonderful but her staff at See Eyewear are incompetent. They forcefully tried to sell me on eyeglasses and told me they would email me my prescription but did not. When I called back they told me I need tochoose which contact lenses I want but I had told Lamees I wouldn’t be getting contact lenses. Communication here is very poor and I will not be returning.
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Dr Alshawkani was very thorough, paid close attention to everything, explained all issues with care and clarity, and was just all around excellent and helpful. I’ll definitely refer family and friends and return as needed.
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Very positive experience with Dr. Alshawkani and SEE eyewear generally!
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I had a great visit with Dr. Alshawkani, I didn't have to wait at all and the exam was quick and easy. She was very professional and gave me all the info I needed in a clear and concise manner.
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Wonderful and very professional. All my questions were answered thoroughly. Thanks.
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Dr. Alshawkani is fantastic! Great bedside manner, answered all of my questions thoroughly and my appointments never feel rushed. Love the staff at this location, everyone is so friendly. This is my second annual appointment that I have had here, and I will definitely be returning.
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Very informative and helpful!
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She made the appointment fun and enjoyable. Would definitely go back to her again
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Very professional, informative and kind.
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Dr. Alshawkani and her staff were super friendly and helpful! They answered all my questions, didn't push any products on me, and made sure I was making the most of my insurance benefits.
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Dr. Alshawkani is friendly, efficient and informative during my visit. She made sure to emphasize what my needs are and made some additional suggestions without forcing anything so to consider my budget. The lab tech was also kind and helpfulas well. I felt this was my most comfortable eye doctor's appt I've had in a long time without feeling rushed.
Less than 6 months ago
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she was fantastic! I will definitely go back.
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Very kind and professional. Knowledgeable, and patient as I struggled to reach the correct lens. Will definitely go to her in the future.
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Dr. Alshawwkani is very smart and I can tell she enjoys what she does. I felt like she took her time during my appointment to educate me on what was going on and the options available to me. I would certainlyrecommend her to anyone searching for an eye doctor.
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Dr. Alshawkani was professional, informative and friendly. This was my first visit to her office and as I was new patient, she took the time to ask me questions about my vision and my history with glasses & contacts. She wasclear and thorough in her description of my contact lens options and she took the time to address any questions I had. Overall highly recommended.
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She was very patient and she explained everything very clearly. The visit was great.
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Great Dr
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Such an amazing doctor, fully explained everything to me without being negative or condescending. Would highly recommend.
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She was really thorough, considerate and kind. Highly recommend!
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Amazing and thorough !
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Absolutely outstanding doctor. Everything from logistics to consultation to personal Q&A, just wonderful.
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Dr. Alshawkani is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and kind. This was an easy appointment and she helped me make an informed choice when I was deciding which contacts to purchase.
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Dr. Alshawkani and the SEE staff were super friendly and very helpful. I was greeted and seen right away. Dr. Alshawkani explained everything very well and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend going here for your next eye doctor appointment.
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Dr. Alshawkani is personable, competent and always a pleasure to visit. The staff at SEE is likewise friendly and professional. Plus, I love my new glasses. Great experience, all around.
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This was my first ever visit to an eye doctor (I'm 30), and it was great. Will definitely be back, she made it so painless and explained everything really well. Everyone working was really helpful and nice. Would highly reccommend :)
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Lamees is extremely nice and very knowledgable. Her support staff are great as well - really cool people that know exactly what they're talking about and no pressure to buy any products from them. Highly recommended.
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Great visit, very thorough and friendly!!
Less than 1 year ago
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This is not really a doctor's office. Dr Lamees practices within the See eyewear store and although the doctor herself was pleasant and the eye exam relatively fine, the staff within the store was very rude and unpleasant to deal with.The person who checked me out muttered "wow unbelievable" when i stated i wont be getting my lenses or frames with them after the appointment. They also moved extremely slowly when rest of the store was not too busy. To me, it just seems very annoying for this doctor to allow patients to book appointments online then subject them to the unprofessionalism of the employees of the rest eye wear store. I
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I had a wonderful experience! She helped me with an emergency concerning my left eye and cleared up the problem right away.
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