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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
She's very attentive and energetic, made the entire experience great!
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!
Amazing eye specialist. Very nice and friendly
What an amazing staff. So friendly and personable. Really loved being there. Sad it’s only a once a year kind of appointment.
A wonderful doctor.
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 everything is 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 :)
Dr. Cawog is amazing!!
Lina is very thorough and makes you feel at ease. Highly recommend
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.
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 made me feel important as the patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Cawog!
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!
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!
She's super nice and explained everything very clearly. Highly recommend!
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!
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.
Dr Cawog was lovely, Putting me at ease and slowly explaining the procedure and results. I'd highly recommend her.
She was so kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions!!! Loved her! You can tell she really knows her stuff. Will definitely be back for follow ups in the future.
Very friendly staff, the doctor was very knowledgeable and answered every question, I recommend it to everyone.
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.
Dr. Cawog and her staff are absolutely fantastic! Appointment was right on time, very thorough personable and professional!
I have nothing negative to say. Felt very comfortable throughout my visit. Dr, Lina Cawog is such a sweetheart; definitely going back!!
Every body was very friendly
super personable, attentive, and quick to resolve my needs. 10/10 stars
I have no experience with optometrists. The Dr. was very engaged, positive, and helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns.
I had a great visit with Dr. Cawog. She corrected my prescription from my previous doctor, made sure I understood everything she was telling me about my eyes. She's very friendly and knowledgeable also. I love their glasses selection too!
I was in and out in about 20 min. Very friendly and helpful!
Great visit! The office looks good as well , looks like I found an eye doctor for a long time to come
Excellent! Professional manner, effective, kind and organized even though I was quite late. Knowledgeable staff which was a big plus! Very happy so far with results and exams.
Very nice and informative
They have a good collection of frames and the staff was very helpful and they really try to make your glasses buying experience enjoyable. Dr. Cawog was very informative and really wants you to understand what is going on with your eyes. Would highly recommend!
Awesome experience with Dr. Cawog and the staff at Eyes on Second! Dr. Cawog is highly intelligent, extremely professional and a really nice person. I couldn't have been any more pleased with my appointment. The staff are nice, friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!!
Very professional and friendly. Didn't have to wait and everyone in the office seemed like they were actually having fun at work. Would definitely recommend!
Dr. Cawog gave me a very thorough review and acted quickly on an infection that had to be treated immediately. She was kind, professional, clearly explained my symptoms and answered all of the questions I had.
She is very intense but very professional. She is also gentle and answer all your question
she does a good job and so professional.
She and her staff are wonderful! I tend to get very anxious at the eye doctor's, especially with the glaucoma exam. She was fantastic! I had no anxiety at all. She was kind and thorough. And the staff was warm and so helpful. I didn't feel pressured to quickly pick out frames. The entire experience was very pleasant. Highly recommended!
Quick and painless :) Extremely friendly and professional
Dr. Cawog was very professional and thorough - she answered all of my questions and explained everything she was doing during the eye exam. She also recommended products without being pushy, and worked with me to try to get the best price with my insurance. The rest of the staff was also very nice and helped me pick out glasses frames.
Pretty easy experience! Ended up buying my contacts through the office which was painless. Small space, but not a big deal and was seen right away.
Phenomenal optometrist. Took the time to explain everything carefully and in detail. , I didn’t have to wait at all, and she even personally took the time to help me pick out the right pair of frames.
Very knowledgeable, professional, and efficient!
She is truly amazing! She is very smart and caring. Her office staff is fun and friendly! Great frame selection. No wait time, I was in and out. I would highly reccomend her! 5 stars all around!
Very detailed and helped me pick out some new frames. Happy with my first pair of glasses!
Highly recommend!!! Dr Cawog is the best Optometrist I've ever seen. She took the time to answer all my questions and figure out a prescription that will work for me + made feel 100% comfortable during the process.
I went to get fitted for contacts. As being relatively new to contacts, Lina took the time to get the exact fit and prescription for me even when it took us over an hour to do so. She was patient, answered all my questions, and could haven't been kinder. I would definitely go back again.
Very sweet and friendly beside manner
I absolutely loved Dr. Cawog. I've referred several of my coworkers to her office, as she is extremely personable and accommodating. I went in to refill a contacts prescription but as a new patient and Dr. Cawog took the time to not only check my prescription but to recommend and test all the contacts brands. She also spent an enormous amount of time filing claims for 'medically necessary', since my prescription qualified for it, making the cost for my contacts nothing! This was the first doctor I ever spoke to who suggested there was a way to reduce my eye care costs after 12 years of needing contacts to see and paying for it. Highly recommend this doctor and this office.
So impressed with how quick & efficient the doctor is! Looking forward to seeing her again.
Very short wait time and the entire staff were knowledgeable and helpful.
Dr. Cawog was incredible!!! She listened to all my concerns, explained everything perfectly and asked me if I had any questions. I felt super comfortable talking about what bothered me and what I wanted. She helped me pick out the contacts that were right for me and even did the calculations for how much I would be paying after rebate and my insurance! Her staff is very nice and professional. Were very helpful and caring from the moment I walked in. She let me get samples for the contacts I am considering and told me to simply call in if I wanted to order them (which I totally will once I decide which ones I feel most comfortable with). She really tried to make sure I felt comfortable and happy with the contacts which was super important to me! Time: I arrived earlier then my appointment and she took me earlier as the patient before me was already done. I highly recommend this doctor and her amazing staff!!
Very professional and knowledgeable. Her bedside manner is impeccable. Choice of frames (Dita, Lindberg, etc) is impressive, but not cheap. All in all a keeper! Hs
She was wonderful! Super friendly, very professional, gave me tons of information and made me feel completely at ease. Have never enjoyed going to the eye doctor more! Highly recommend.
Friendly Dr. had a positive experience.
She's wonderful! Would definitely recommend.
The office staff is knowledgeable and efficient. The doctor is kind and explains everything in clear language. Definitely recommended.
Dr. Cawog and her staff are very kind- they got me in and out in no time. The only thing I had a problem with was how fast Dr. Cawog talked and went through the vision tests- it did feel like she was rushing, even when I asked her to slow down. But the end result was exactly what I needed (an updated contacts prescription), so I'd definitely return.
She was awesome and so was her staff. Very personable and helpful.
Dr. Cawog was fantastic! She saw me quickly, is super personable, and knows what she's talking about. She explained my new prescription to me succinctly and efficiently! The entire storefront of Eyes on Second is cute and trendy. An awesome experience!
Everyone in the office was super friendly and helpful. They were very thorough with what my insurance covered and how to make the most of it. I will definitely refer to friends and family members.
Welcoming ambiance and love how Dr. Cawog explained everything to me!
Friendly and nice doctor. Was able to do my annual eye exam quickly and effciently.
My experience with Lina was phenomenal. She was so thorough, very kind and was extremely receptive to my questions and concerns. The staff working with Lina was also so gracious and helpful. Not only were all of my concerns addressed, but I was able to have a contact lens consultation and fitting the same day. Overall, my experience with Lina and her team was phenomenal and I would highly recommend them!
She was fantastic at her job.
Very kind and helpful. Fully explained all questions I had about my prescription.
She was great! Super helpful and knowledgeable
Great! The receptionist (sorry, didn't catch her name) was really looking out for me. She noticed that my copay was higher than she expected. She promptly called my insurance provider to double check my copay amount. Turns out the system quoted a higher copay than what I actually had to pay! Dr. Lina is very knowledgeable and very personable.
Lina was awesome. She was very outgoing and particularly easy to talk to. She clearly was very skilled at her craft, and every step of the way, she explained what she was doing and the "why" behind it. I recommend her without any reservations. Also, the staff was very nice and down to earth as well. Very pleasant visit, and I will definitely be back.
I highly recommend Dr. Cawog. I have had nothing but great experiences. She clearly is an expert in her field and very easy to communicate with. Nice person too.
Lina was very nice, quick, and thorough! The woman in the front was also very helpful.
Dr. Cawong gave great over the counter eye drop recommendations for my dry eye condition and set up a 3 month follow up. She also recommended new contact lenses to try in the coming months.
Had a corneal ulcer and she Took a lot of time and care to ensure it healed properly. Very compentant doctor, extremely friendly, and someone I would highly recommend!
She's lovely, punctual and pleasant. Also not an upseller and straight forward. Great experience!
The most thorough eye exam I've ever had. The wait time was minimal, and I did not feel rushed or pressured into any specific treatment of product.
Very friendly, professional and had a nice attitude. She answered all the questions I had and gave good recommendations.
Very professional and attentive! Answered all of my questions and fitted me for new contacts. Office is new and clean, with a wide variety of frames both at this location and their other store down the block.
Dr. Cawog was very friendly, professional, and informative in her feedback and explanations of everything. Her staff is also wonderful. I'd highly recommend Dr. Cawog!
She was very nice and gave moments for questions. Dr. Cawog has a very fast tempo. There were times when it was a little hard to follow with so much medical terminology at the quick rate of speech, though we were able to finish the examinations very quickly. I am sure if you asked her to slow down, she would accommodate.
She was amazing! So tentative, helpful and great at her job! Receptionist is also great and everything is fast and seamless
She was great! Can't wait to be back
Everyone is very helpful, patient, and kind.