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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Maria Arnett is an ophthalmologist treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Arnett is affiliated with The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Medical Center. She is multilingual, speaking English, French, Spanish, and Polish.
Dr. Arnett attended Barnard College for her undergraduate studies and is a graduate of the Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York. She completed her medical internship and her residency in ophthalmology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Patients visiting Dr. Arnett can receive a full range of ophthalmological treatment including consultations and treatment for general eye care, contact lenses and glaucoma.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Maria Arnett is an expert in her field and is extremely pleasant. I recommend Dr. Arnett highly. Perfect experience.
I've been seeing Dr Arnett for annual eye checks and can't see enough great things about her. She's thorough, professional, courteous and reasonable. I have found her office staff helpful in dealing with insurance issues and feel well taken care of whenever I see her
Very nice staff and very thorough doctor. Everyone made me feel welcome.
Continues to be excellent .
She's a great doctor. The office runs well. All good
Wonderful doctor and person.
An experienced practice in a traditional medical office space. No frills or fancy hi-tech gadgetry to try and wow you at every turn, the focus is on efficient and effective patient consultation and care. Some of the equipment may look a bit long in the tooth, the space a bit cramped.
Dr. Arnett is absolutely wonderful. She is an experienced and caring physician who is concerned about the whole health of the patient, not just vision issues.
The wait was a little longer than I had hoped for, but Dr. Arnett was one of the best eye doctors I have ever seen. Her staff was kind and helpful and made sure to provide me with samples of contacts and solution on my way out.
Dr. Arnett is very thorough and professional. She has a friendly manner which puts you at ease.
I have been a patient of Dr. Arnett for many years. I continue to see her because she is a great doctor and a really nice person. I am confident of her medical knowledge and abilities.
She was very nice, extremely professional and thorough.
She is always very sweet and listens.
Very through exam which I appreciated. She is popular - there were a lot of patients but the staff was organized.
She was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful.
She's great, really relaxed manner and totally professional. A+
Welcoming and efficient!
Everyone was nice and professional. I filled out all of the forms prior to my visit and showed up around 10 minutes early just in case there were more forms. None to fill out just a few to sign! I waited around 15-20 minutes from the time i walked in the door. All in all really great. Doctor Arnett didn't seemed rushed and was very friendly.
This was my first time using ZocDoc to schedule an appointment. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Arnett listened to what I had to say and offered a referral based on my needs. I was very happy with my experience. Thank you.
Excellent and thorough and very nice.
I thought she was very professional, yet at the same time very accessible.
Great, The staff is awesome and the doctor is terrific.
I've been seeing Dr. Arnett for over 10 years. She and her staff are very pleasant and very efficient. I would highly recommend anyone needing an eye doctor to go see Dr. Arnett, you will not be disappointed.
It was one of the best eye exams I've ever had. Her office is efficient and Dr. Arnett is extremely thorough. Have already sent out recommendations to friends for them to go to her.
I went to Dr. Arnett since she was close to my 'hood and I needed a new eye doc. The only reason I had to wait a bit was because my primary referral was outdated -- they called to get a new one for me. I thought the doctor and her staff were excellent and would not hesitate to recommend.
I have always loved going to Dr. Maria Arnett. She's a talented doctor, she knows her stuff and she explains what's going on with your eyes in a way that even a lay person with no medical training can fully comprehend. She's wonderful and I adore her.
The staff were pleasant and courteous.
I have been a patient of Dr. Arnet's for many years. She has a wonderful caring professional manner. She is a great doctor and is very knowledgeable. I have a lot of trust in her. I have recommended her to many people, who have been as impressed with her as I am.
It was very pleasant considering it was an eye Doctor appointment, they can sometimes be stressful.
Very professional and extremely nice. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Arnett is excellent in all ways. Unfortunately, when I arrived at her office I was advised that her office was going to impose charges above those agreed to with my insurance carrier. This left me in the awkward position of not knowing what my bill was going to be, a clear breach from my insurance plan. Now I don't know whether I will go back because of these last minute, surprise fees.
My first visit but I was very satisfied. All parts of the office ran smoothly and professionally. It was a very stress-free experience.
Doctor Arnett is a consummate professional, combining the wisdom of experience with sensitivity.
Excellent, thorough, totally professional. I was very impressed that they took me in early!
I found Dr. Arnett to be extremely friendly, professional, easy to talk to and very competent. Her explanations were clear and easy to understand. Her staff was equally delightful to work with. I would highly recommend Dr. Arnett.
My last doctor would send me to various places and have me reschedule for different tests. It's hard enough getting to one appt. And this office does it all, they are professional and can do all of the testing you may need in one office visit, awesome
Dr. Arnett is an expert in her field, takes time to answer all questions and has a lovely bed side manner. As long as Dr. Arnett is practicing I will continue to be her patient. I fully recommend Dr. Arnett. Jessica
All went well. Dr. Arnett and her staff are pleasant and professional - no complaints.
She was very kind and courteous. Explained treatment options to me and also gave me coupons for an expensive prescription medicine.
This is an extremely professional office in every sense. The doctor and her whole staff are top notch. Everything from the way you are treated, to the actual medical care you are given, is excellent. I highly recommend this doctor and her office staff.
Everything was Excellent. Dr. Arnett answered all my questions and the staff was very nice as well.
She was on time, polite, and her assistants were great. The actual appointment was short because she needed to refer me to a specialist, which she did with little delay, and got me an appointment with the specialist within the week. Couldn't have asked for more.
great! love her!
Professional, personable, easy to relate to and overall quite confident in the doctor's expertise.
It was great - Cathy makes you feel at home and she took her time to teach me how to use my brand new contact lenses. kudos for her professionalism.
A bit rushed --she didn't take the time to explain too much, but she was kind and seemed generally OK.
She was very patient and thorough and gave me samples of drops to help my eye infection rather than making me pay for a prescription (so nice!). Definitely recommend her -- she's wonderful!
I was pleased with her professionalism and it was a quick, painless process booking through ZocDoc.
I think she is the best...Eye exams can be frightening and she makes it a pleasant experience...
She's very nice and gentle. She listens and is through.
It was pleasant and professional. Maria Arnett, MD is a wonderful doctor with all the right qualities.
Dr Arnett is professional in every manner. She is very patient and answered all my questions.
She was pleasant, professional and efficient.
I have been seeing Dr.Arnett for 7 years, she is amazing. Very thorough, knowledgeable, will take the time to answer any questions and always shares some good advice on how to take care of eye problems. Not the kind of a doctor who will make you come in for ten follow ups unless it's really necessary. The staff in her office is really friendly and profesaional and most times there is no wait time. Highly recommended!
The office is very clean, the office staff was very friendly. I was seen right after I finished my paperwork. Dr. Arnett was very patient with me, despite the fact that I act like a two year-old when receiving eye-drops. She was very thorough and attentive, would definitely recommend to friends.
Dr. Arnett is very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. She took the time to answer all of my questions regarding my issue. The wait wasn't terrible, I was seen about 20 minutes past my appointment time. The downside: CO-PAY is only accepted in cash or check form.
Very friendly and helpful front reception. Dr. Arnett was professional and easy to talk to.
She is super nice. Highly recommended.
Dr Arnett was very professional and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her.
A very good follow-up. The office was less busy, which probably helped. She was patient. A much better visit.
Experienced MD. Professional, clean office and informative feedback. Highly recommended
Dr Arnett was highly professional but very approachable and efficient.
Maria Arnett is smart, focused and extremely knowledgeable. She even diagnosed a problem unrelated to eyes.
She's the best!
I highly recommend her. As a new patient. Dr. Arnett identified my eye problem very quickly and easily. She was very professional and personable.
Aside from the wait, everything was perfect. Just went for a regular eye-exam, and couldn't have been happier. Doctor was nice and responsive to questions, as was the staff.
Warm, supportive and understanding.
The office staff is very pleasant and easy to deal with. Unfortunately the wait time detracted from the visit.
Amazingly efficient professional and friendly. Got everything done in one visit because there are technicians on site full time. Highly recommend Dr. Arnett and her team.
Excellent service and office set-up!
Every part of this process was positive
I called to change appt because we were late. Told to come in, no problem. 90 minutes later I'm in and seen for *maybe* five minutes. I have to go back to get my prescription fixed. She changed it and now I can't see as well.
Smart highly skilled eye doctor
No wait. Extremely competent, caring and professional.
The office was a bit run down but the doctor was very thorough and I was seen quickly.
I really liked her and will see her again in the future.
Very sweet woman. :-) Great doctor!
I think the doctor identified the problem very quickly and easily -- I hope. She was not very personable, however, and seemed to want to get out of the room as quickly as possible. I literally was in the room for about 2 and a half minutes, and she asked me one question -- "what brings you in?" As a new patient I expected a more comprehensive visit.
I had a great visit with Dr. Arnett. She and her assistant were very thorough and the analysis of my eyesight situation was cleared up. She referred me to another specialist and set up the appointment for me. Averall, vey pleased with my appointment. Highly recommend.
The wait time was long, and the nurse or technician who first saw me was kind of rude. But, Dr. Arnett is really a lovely person and I will be making an appointment for my husband to see her and I will go back for my next checkup.
Very friendly and caring doctor with a competent and efficient manner. Her staff were also good. I would highly recommend this practice. It's basic in its decor but excels in its professionalism.
She was so kind and knowledgable, thorough and generous.
She charges extra in cash for a contact lens prescription. Just the prescription. That's just ridiculous.
Dr Arnett was very professional, courteous and has excellent bedside manner. She answered all my questions patiently and thoroughly. Left the office thinking I would be back for the next visit. The staff was very friendly and warm, always smiling.
Dr. Arnett is a lovely woman who was extremely confident in her diagnosis without being mysterious about her rationale; the doctor took the time to show me what she was seeing. As a chronic hypochondriac, I felt very reassured without feeling the slightest bit patronized, which was very important to me. The office was efficient and well organized, and the staff were very thoughtful and took the time before my appointment to address my insurance concerns. I would recommend this office to anyone, but especially those who might be unnerved by doctor's offices.
very professional, corteous, friendly and thorough. Answered tons of the question relating to my disease.
It was great. Dr. Arnett and her staff were very nice, prompt and overall it was a great visit. The only negative is that they don't accept credit card for payments. Cash or Check only.
I love this doctor!
She is strikingly jovial and friendly! The eye exam was quite fast.
She was great! very thorough and on point.....Looks like i have a new opthamalogist....
She was very helpful
Professianal and personable. Communicated and addressed all issues relevant to the examination.
I thought she was wonderful--thorough, reassuring, diagnosed the problem--correctly!--right away. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
Very impressed with Dr. Arnett and how she runs the office. I am followed for an issue that requires various tests and usually have to reschedule for several office visits. Everything was completed before I left in the one visit. Extremely efficient, excellent new state of the art equipment coupled with a great bedside matter..plus..can schedule appts. on zocdoc!
Dr. Arnett is very sweet and was very helpful in figuring out why my vision has gotten so bad so quickly. Though, one issue was that they only take cash. They made me go to an ATM rather than get a bill in the mail! Thought that was a bit strange.
Pleasant and thorough, inspiring comfort and confidence. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Arnett
excellent, saw me on short notice for eye emergency, recommended!
very pleasant, efficient, professional
Very personable and thorough I highly recommend. Answered my questions and explained the treatment clearly and as many times as I needed.
She was great, very friendly and nice. Only annoying thing was that you have to pay in cash and I didnt know that until I got to the office
Very friendly, low-key doctor. Recommended.
Dr Arnett was very courteous and helpful.
She seem very informative. I didn't get the feeling that I was being rushed along like you usually get when you visit nyc doctors.
Very sweet Dr. Knowledgeable and provided great advice. Friendly office.
Dr,. Arnett was courteous, warm, welcoming and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.