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Dr. Louis Sarantakos, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Louis Sarantakos is an Optometrist with over 27 years of experience, providing comprehensive eye exams and the fitting of contact lenses including toric and multifocal. After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, he received his Doctorate from the State University of New York, College of Optometry.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
  • New York University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871830869

Office locations

Union Square Optical

9 West 14th Street

New York, NY 10011

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My first experience with Dr. Sarantakos’ office was a breeze. Checked in (which took all of 2 minutes.. great for being a new patient), staff was very friendly, waited less than 10mins. The dr called me into the exam room wherehe worked quickly yet efficiently, and VERY thoroughly, to discuss my eye history and his process, then proceeded to run a number of tests. He is super down to earth, personable, answers any and all questions without making you feel rushed or uncomfortable, and I could tell he was very knowledgeable in his field. Sent me off with an A+ report and I was straight back to work. I’ll be seeing him again next year 100%!
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Dr. Sarantakos and his staff were very friendly and professional. Great experience!
Less than 1 month ago
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Not only was he very thorough, but every question or concern I had was effectively explained with a very approachable demeanor and everyone in the office was incredibly efficient and friendly. Would recommend 100%.
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Was worried this wouldn’t be legit, and it was! Yay reputable medical professionals!
Less than 1 month ago
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Very thorough and he explained everything.
Less than 1 month ago
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I got to the appointment early and was seen early by Dr. Sarantakos. The appointment was quick and efficient and the Dr explained results thoroughly.
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Excellent doctor who truly cares about his patients and does not mind explaining the reasoning behind his logic (or the biology of what the patient is experiencing) in great detail. I'm nearsighted and I've been wearing glasses for 20 years.My myopia has progressively worsened over the years. Whenever I got an eye exam (I've been to five optometrists in NYC), the prescription was never perfect. Meaning: regardless of the lens combinations used in the refractor (phoropter), the eye chart was never fully sharp or clear. Most optometrists said this was because of my astigmatism. Because of this, none of my eyeglasses were ever fully sharp; they were good—I could see—but not necessarily sharp. Dr. Sarantakos, quite literally, helped me see as I've never seen before. I couldn't believe the sharpness of the letters in the eye chart. He took the time to explain what he was doing (as he was doing it), took out a pen and paper to illustrate what was happening (I love when doctors do this), and, after telling him about my eye strain from reading, he proceeded to do a very simple, yet tremendously effective "reading glasses test" (I don't know the name). I could finally read at a comfortable distance! I had never had this test performed previously. When it comes to rating the "Wait time," we often forget to consider the doctor's attention to detail and dedication to their patients. Did I have to wait? A little. Was it worth it? Absolutely. I would've waited a whole hour. I've found an optometrist for life.
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Great!
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Hands down in NYC Dr. Lou is THE absolute best at his expertise. He’s patient, friendly, funny and has very cool style. Everyone at Union Optical is amazing to work with. I refuse to go anywhere else for my eye careneeds. He’s great with children also! My preteen daughter is a patient as well. 5 star service!!!!!
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Dr. S. was very thorough and diagnosed an issue, that while always present in my eye, no one else had told me about. He was very patient, especially when administering the eye pressure test with the puff of air. Staff gave honest opinions when helping me select frames.
Less than 3 months ago
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He's very thorough, pacient, kind, and spot on with my prescription!
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Everyone here is friendly and professional. This is my second visit with Dr. Sarantakos, and he is super efficient and quick. I got my contact and glasses prescription renewed and confirmed they could fix my frames, all under 15 minutes. Love this office!
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Speedy but very thorough. I noticed several extra steps that previous doctors have left out. Highly recommended
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Great visit. Dr. Louis and his staff were attentive upon entry and I was seen almost right away. Very great experience during my annual exam— he was thorough and explained each of the tests. Would refer a friend/family.
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It was informative, thorough and lots of fun!
Less than 3 months ago
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Very great, very nice team. Recommended!
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Best eye doctor! Louis is very professional and friendly. The staff are very helpful as well. Appointments are on time. No wait time. I've been recommending him to friends. And their feedback are as good as what I had.
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Great visit. I just moved from California to New York and needed a new eye doctor. Took my insurance (VSP) and most of my visit was covered. Gave me full workup--even recognized past injuries just from looking at my eyes. Got a stellar new pair of classes.
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Dr. Sarantakos was very efficient and clear with all his instructions during the examination. Actually recommended him to my coworker right after my appointment.
Less than 6 months ago
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Louis was a real professional. Second year of eye checkups. He is knowledgeable and thorough. Staff at Union Square optical were friendly too. Highly recommended.
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Quick and easy, explained everything in a clear and kind way. Thank you!
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Very efficient and explained everything very clearly
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Super easy to talk to and ask questions. I know nothing about eyes and he explained everything in an easy way to understand. Would def recommend.
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So grateful! I’ve literally gone to doctors who weren’t straight with my eye health and caused me a lot of concern. Dr. Sara was really great and took the time to check everything and explain to me issues that I didn’t even know I had! Will be coming here again!
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Such a great experience! Dr. Sarantakos was so personable and was extremely helpful in answering any questions. Will definitely go back!
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Quick, helpful, and doesn’t waste your time. I plan on returning and would recommend!
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Pleasent atmosphere, friendly staff and Dr. Sarantakos was very professional!
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Super fast, thorough, and just what I needed. Answered all my questions and gave me all the info I needed.
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The doctor answered all of my many questions about eye care and his procedures in a way that I could easily understand.
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Second time visiting and he's been great. Charged my contacts so I have a more comfort, better fitting lens. Great!
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Great visit. Was in and out pretty quickly and the whole staff was friendly.
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Professional and Very nice, highly recommended
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He is super kind, knowledgeable, very friendly, and takes time with his patients. The reception staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. I did not have to wait long at all, and it’s obvious Dr. Sarantakos goes the extra mile for his patients.
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Dr. Sara tamps is the reason I go to this place. He is amazing! He is kind, patient and answers all my questions fully and with respect. I never thought an eye exam could be fun and so informative. Thank you!
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Dr. Sarantakos was very thorough, professional, and kind. I had a particular issue I was worried about and he went above and beyond in answering all of my questions and explaining everything I needed to know. I never felt rushed andI left feeling assured that my eyes were in good health.
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Professional and nice, highly recommended!
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The doctor was very personable and informative about my situation. He answered all of my questions in detail and gave great conversation. My visit was very quick and efficient.
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Second time seeing Dr. Sarantakos. Both times have been amazing and the most thorough eye exam compared to others.
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He is so precise and professional. Explains everything thoroughly and thoughtfully. Highly recommend him!
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Dr. Lou was great, he took into account family history and answered all my questions thoughtfully. You can tell he’s a problem-solver and a creative thinker, and he changed up my contacts prescription in a way I really like.
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Really, really enjoyable experience with the doctor. A true professional with excellent demeanor. The only experience that irked me was when I was confidently told by the office manger that my insurance (VSP-Signature) wouldn't cover themajority of the contact lens exam. Luckily I had my benefits up on my phone and then it was revealed that I could choose to use a portion of my contact lens allowance to fully cover the exam. This experience had nothing to do with the doctor.
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Great service, very professional and knowledge. All my questions were answered. Thanks doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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The office was very nice, the appointment was thorough but quick. I loved the selection of glasses as well!
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Dr. Sarantakos was very professional and was very knowledgeable. I would recommend!
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Great visit, very pleased.
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Thorough and professional!
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Everyone was very nice. They helped me right away, Louis answered some questions I had about what was best for me, and he made sure I had everything I needed. I will be going back soon to get my lenses replaced :)
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Everyone there was nice. Took me super quickly
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Quick and concise appointment for my first vision prescription. Friendly and patient with my first eye appointment in almost 10 years.
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Overall experience was great! Receptionists were very friendly (which is rare). I was seen quickly. Dr. Lou was very through and explained what and why he was doing the whole time. Office is in the back of an optical store.
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