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Dr. Lina Cawog, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Lina Cawog is a dedicated and diligent optometrist caring for patients in New York, NY. Dr. Cawog received her bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Pittsburgh and The American University of Beirut. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Cawog currently practices at Eyes on Second. Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including routine eye care examinations, glaucoma consultations, allergic eye problems, cornea problems (including dry eye), contact lenses, and management of ocular pathology. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. She has also received the Practice Management Award of Excellence by Marchon in 2016. Dr. Cawog is fluent in English and Arabic. She also speaks conversational Spanish. Her awareness of these different languages makes her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Outside of her practice, Dr. Cawog enjoys traveling, reading, and food photography. Dr. Cawog gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. She conducts her appointments with the personalized care and attention that she would expect for her own family.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1023567617

Office locations

Eyes on Second

170 Second Ave

New York, NY 10003

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Dr. Cawog is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
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Lina was very friendly, addressed all of my concerns, and suggested a new, more breathable contact lens that will help my eyes stay healthier overtime!
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Such a cool doctor. Made me feel so comfortable as this was my first eye exam ever.
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Lina was great. She asked lots of questions and explained everything along the way. The reviews posted are spot on. Jessica in the back office was also amazing and helpful. She followed up before my appointment to make sure they had all the documentation and details needed.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great appointment. Very nice people.
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Dr. Cawog was very professional, kind and courteous. She explained every step of the exam to me patiently and I didn't feel hurried. She's knowledgeable and gave me great advice on correcting bad habits. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with my visit. Would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
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Dr. Cawog was really sweet and knowledgeable. She truly cared about how I felt and what I needed. I will definitely become a regular patient with her from now on!
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She’s wonderful!
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Dr. Cawog was so helpful and detailed and did a thorough exam. She even caught something that could have potentially been a health risk. Absolutely wonderful. The staff was extremely helpful as well.
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Thank you Dr. Cawog and staff for your care and help in making eye appointments so easy! She is kind and relatable and makes you feel comfortable when asking any question. I was thankful for the assistance in ordering contacts andthe knowledge from staff regarding coverage from my insurance! This was my second time and I’ll be back next year :) also their glasses are SO cute! Great options.
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Great doctor and staff!!!
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Dr. Lina is exceptional!! She’s assertive, friendly, and caring! This is the best experience I have ever had considering surgery was needed. Dr. Lina was persistent in connecting me with a great surgeon who was able to complete my surgery within24 hours of my visit to her office. It took me two months to find a Doctor who would help me and her name is Dr. Lina !
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Lina was really kind and took the time to explain all of the results of my eye test in detail so I would understand my new prescription.
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The office was very unorganized, but the doctor was nice.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very nice, no wait time. Office is small. The only complaint is they do not have a large selection of glasses. The ones they do have is very expensive.
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Incredibly friendly and thorough doctor!
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Dr Cawog is one of the best physicians I have had. She is personable, yet fast and efficient. She knows just what you need....and her staff’s customer service is remarkably good. They notice all the little things. I hope to be a patient of Dr Cawog for a long time!
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Really helpful and patient. I waited for 2 minutes and got out of the office fairly quick cuz i have to return to work. And follow-up is scheduled.
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Aside from being on time, she was so thorough and helpful. I would definitely recommend her. The office was also very thorough in walking through all pricing options for contacts and glasses.
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she was great, the wait time was a little annoying but only because another customer got delayed overall very happy with my experience!
Less than 3 months ago
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Absolutely wonderful visit! Lina was a pleasure — so nice and informative — as was the rest of the staff. Highly recommend!
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I was so happy with my appointment with Dr. Cawog. I got there early and she saw me right away. She was knowledgable and gave me a thorough exam. Great bedside manner. The woman at the front who helped me ordered contacts was helpful as well. Would highly recommend!
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Dr. Cawog is the best eye doctor I ever had. Very detailed, professional, and she truly cares about her patients. She listens to questions and explains everything perfectly. I typically never do any online reviews as I am very busy, butI made sure to do one for Dr. Cawog. I highly recommend her.
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Everyone is the office was extremely helpful and patient with me during my eye exam. I would recommend to anyone new to NYC looking for a new eye doctor!
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Lina is the best!
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I had a corneal ulcer and was treated immediately. If you have any eye issue DO NOT go to urgent care. Go to an eye doctor! They know exactly how to help.
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Dr. Cawog explained everything very well and everyone was very patient with my questions. She took the time to show me the images of my retina instead of breezing past it. At the front desk, they helped me look through a variety of different styles of glasses.
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She took extra time to get my prescription correct.
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My appointment was at 8am on a Monday morning, so it was very quiet in the office. Honestly, it was a great way to start my week! Lisa was so friendly and smart and the office is really lovely. I would definitely recommend to all my friends!
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I went in for an annual eye exam and reading glasses. Glasses prescription is perfect and fixed my headaches, also came earlier than expected. Quick visit and the entire staff was very professional. ????????
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What an amazing experience with Dr. Cawog. She was so friendly, explained everything that we were going to touch on during our appointment, explained my insurance benefits to me, and provided overall great advice for the small concerns I raised.Really can't rave enough about her and this office! They were all truly wonderful!
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The last eye appointment I had (with another practice) was a nightmare. Dr. Cawog figured out that I had been grossly over prescribed and took a lot of time in fitting me for my contact lenses. She was personable, friendly, andexceptionally professional. This will be my eye practice for as long as I live in Manhattan. Beyond the fantastic doctor that I personally saw, the other doctor (who owns the practice) was around the office and also so friendly and sweet. All of their office staff was also fabulous and fun to hang out with while my eyes dilated. Seriously, look no further than this office for a non corporate, human experience.
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Extremely friendly & made me feel very comfortable.
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She's very attentive and energetic, made the entire experience great!
Less than 6 months ago
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A wonderful doctor.
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Dr. Cawog and her staff were incredibly helpful and polite. The experience was much better than at my previous optometrist. Dr. Cawog helped me find the right contacts and they could not be better!
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Super friendly and very great staff. I just wish I had known beforehand that she only prescribes daily contact lenses, because they are more expensive.
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Amazing eye specialist. Very nice and friendly
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What an amazing staff. So friendly and personable. Really loved being there. Sad it’s only a once a year kind of appointment.
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Lina was wonderful! As was the staff. I booked a same day emergency appointment and was pretty anxious. Lina walked me through each step and was thorough in her exam/ diagnosis, recommending I come back in 2 days to ensure everythingis healing properly. Answered all my q’s. She called in my prescription and I was out her door and the next door pharmacy’s in 30 min total. Even if I didn’t have to come back in 2 days, I would anyway :)
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Dr. Cawog is amazing!!
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Lina is very thorough and makes you feel at ease. Highly recommend
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The doctor was great how ever the other lady’s that try to sell you the glasses try to rip off the customer. I highly recommend if you go see this doctor do not purchase any glasses from them.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Cawog is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate doctors I've ever experienced. Her active and engaged listening, masterful knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile for her patients is inspiring. I cannot recommend Dr. Cawog with more enthusiasm!
Less than 6 months ago
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Lina was awesome! I found out about her through my significant other who is also a patient. I had never had a vision checkup/test done nor do I wear any corrective lenses so this was a totally new experience for me.Her staff was super friendly and I was helped seamlessly for the various parts of the test including the imaging and frame selection, etc. They were particularly helpful in helping me select my first set frames since I'm not used to having anything on my face. Lina's bedside manner was one of the best from a medical professional and you could tell she loves her job as she's more than willing to show you the details of your test and the terminology in the diagnosis. She also knew my insurance extremely well which she kept in mind with my test results, giving me a pretty comprehensive understanding of my entire appointment. Overall it was a fun experience and I learned a lot!
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Dr. Cawog was incredibly friendly, personable and professional. She completed a thorough eye exam and recommended a new type of contact lenses that would be more suitable for my eyes and active lifestyle. She answered all my questions and mademe feel important as the patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Cawog!
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She's super nice and explained everything very clearly. Highly recommend!
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The place is nice! Everything is on time! All the employees are great and very helpful. They are doing a great job, thank you so much for that! I’ve got everything I wanted! Awesome experience, I would recommend this place to my friends if they need an eye consultation.
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Great experience at this office. I felt that Dr. Cowag took the time to explain all aspects of my lens prescription to me and answered all of me questions. Everyone at this office was very pleasant!
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Dr Cawog was lovely, Putting me at ease and slowly explaining the procedure and results. I'd highly recommend her.
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