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Dr. Michael Cohn is a warm, attentive optometrist treating patients at Triangle Optical in New York City. Dr. Cohn received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Cohn is dedicated to giving his patients the best optometry experience possible. He and his staff strive to give their patients the quality eye care they are looking for. Dr. Cohn is originally from New York City, but moved with his family to Oceanside, Long Island, a suburb of New York, as a young boy. After attending Boston University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, he returned to New York City, where he has lived since graduation. Dr. Cohn continued the practice of optometry begun by his grandfather in 1922 on the lower east side. In addition to his practice, Dr. Cohn has worked with local schools and serves on the Board of a children's hospital in Cambodia. He has also traveled extensively, visiting almost 100 countries. Having a long, deep interest in the arts, he collects contemporary works of art, as well as ancient Buddhist and Hindu objects. Dr. Cohn provides general optometry services, including refraction with prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. He provides general eye health examinations, including looking for cataracts, diabetic problems of the eye, glaucoma / high pressure, field of vision, and other eye problems. In addition to being licensed in optometry with additional certification for therapeutic and diagnostic use, he completes 25+ hours of continuing education each year. To keep his practice up to date, Dr. Cohn attends Vision Expo, Optometric Center NY classes, and OMNI eye lectures, as well as other educational venues.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great service very professional was in and out in under 30 minutes. Took my Medicaid insurance got decent glasses that I liked and worked well for my eyes
Dr Cohn was extremely friendly and informative. I asked him several questions about my glasses and he was happy to answer them all. Would definitely recommend!
Awesome doctor very atencioned and good person.
Great, straight to the point yet very informative.
Dr. Cohn is friendly and engaging. This is my second annual check-up.
Good Guy, But Costly
Service was fast, friendly and efficient. Dr. Cohn was great.
Great doctor very polite and explained everything .
Explained everything I needed to know and more. Best eye exam experience I’ve ever had!
Very smart and patient doctor, will continue to go as long as I can.
I waited over 20 minutes to be seen. I was the first appointment of the day and so to me, in NYC, this is unacceptable.
Great visit. Dr. Cohn was very friendly and personable.
Dr Cohn was a wonderful doctor!! He was kind, gentle, caring, witty, made me feel at ease and very comfortable. I am so glad I found Dr. Cohn as my new eye doctor.
The Dr was very exacting in everything he did. He knows his profession. Clara Clara- Excellent office personnel. She seemed to understand my need to get in and out.
Dr was nice. He took time to explain the details even though it was just a routine check-up.
Michael was very nice and personable. However the facility itself felt grimey. Additionally, when I was getting my eyes examined the chin placement that usually has disposable thin paper to place ones chin on has none. So I essentially was placing my chin down on something that tons of other strangers have used as well which felt gross.
My assistant Jackie was great, very helpful in my needs for contacts. Dr. Cohn was patient & informative and really listened to my major concerns. I'd recommend and return in the future.
Very thorough and explained each step as he went through the appointment. Friendly and knowledgable.
Wonderful experience. Dr. Cohn was very helpful in answering all of questions I had. Great bedside manner
He was very cordial. The exam was very efficient. His staff was very attentive and polite.
I came in for a checkup and for some advice about my options. Dr. Cohn was very straight forward with me about his concerns and the risk factors involved with all of these treatments. His honesty was very useful for helping me make my decision.
Michael Cohn, OD was great! Really took his time with me on my first visit. The rest of the staff was also super friendly and helpful. He answered all my questions and I learned some stuff too. Definitely would recommend him. Definitely will go back.
Amazing as always
The lower stars was intended only to stress the unprofessional behavior of the staff. One of the employees who kept answering my call regarding my contact lens prescription that I needed to be sent to me. She kept saying she would send immediately but after I 5th call she hung up on me( maybe she does not know how to put people on hold ) the next unprofessional manner was from the office manager who did not acknowledge the mistake ( maybe honest one ) of the other person and made some lame excuses without directly answering to my concerns. I saw Dr. Cohn only once. All of these people I mentioned were not really rude or anything but I would say incompetent. Dr. Cohn was also a nice guy but I was not much confident in him.
Asked if I could come in earlier than my appointment time and the staff was more than happy to oblige! You can tell Dr. Michael loves his craft, and he takes the time to explain to you what's happening and why.
Wasn't a great experience.
Courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and an all around nice guy.
Very efficient and I appreciated him taking the time to explain why he was doing what he was doing. His staff was also very quick and helpful despite having multiple other customers to take care of.
Dr. Michael Cohn was very patient and accommodating throughout the visit. He is obviously very knowledgeable and took the time to explain all of his decisions and conclusions with me. The ladies who works with him are also very sweet and helpful. I highly recommend this office to new patients.
The doctor is wonderful, his staff is atrocious.
I went in for contact lenses. Dr. Cohn is always courteous and fast too. I have never had a problem with him or his staff. Great experience.
Very professional and friendly! Answered all my questions and made my son feel comfortable.
I came in for an eye exam for eyeglasses. Dr. Cohn was friendly and informative. His staff was professional and helpful, and spent time with me when I asked to try on a variety of styles of glasses.
Desk staff were inattentive and rude, also made me take out my contacts almost immediately so I could sit in the waiting area unable to see anything around me. Dr Cohn was fine, seemed to mostly speak from a script and didn't ask me more than two questions about myself near the end of the appointment. I really liked Moscot across the street but my new insurance doesn't cover it. Looks like I'm still looking for a satisfying replacement.
Had an eye problem and the doctor stressed that he couldn't really help me because this was my first time seeing him. I've never had this problem anywhere else before. The appointment felt hostile..will not be back.
Great and very efficient and friendly!
I saw Dr. Cohn for the first time and would absolutely recommend him. He was very professional, knowledgable, thorough, and to the point. He took the time to explain my previous vs. my new prescription and answered all my questions in detail. He is allowing me to test a set of contacts with my new prescription for a few days, to ensure I am fully comfortable with them. I've been wearing contacts/ glasses for over 15 years and this is the first time a Dr. has cared to walk me through why their recommending the prescription they're recommending.
I think Michael is wonderful, he was right 8 months ago about how my eyes would adjust to my computer glasses. Then he said they would crave progressives which he felt I needed but thought I should wait to buy until the time was right. He was 100%. Now I am back for contacts because I don't always want to wear glasses. Staff is super as well.
Doctor Cohn was polite and accurate in recommendation but the office staff didn't provide prescription on time, I had to call 3 times to remind, hopefully it's going to improved.
Professional. Well spoken. Provided expert advice for my eye care needs (glasses and contacts). Highly recommended
Dr. Michael was excellent - he took great care to explain everything he was doing and why which I greatly appreciated. He even showed me before and after printouts from his machine which showed how much we had corrected my prescription with the changes. Very clear communicator!
Great eye doctor!! He was very helpful and even explained why my prescription changed and why it shouldn't worry me. I walked out and everything seemed SO CLEAR!
He's really nice and takes the time to explain everything to you.
Dr Cohn was very experienced. And all the staff was friendly and very helpful. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Fantastic explanation of what was going and the thinking behind his practice
Very thoughtful and attentive, thank you Dr. Cohn!
I actually saw dr. Alex at this location. It was the second time I've seen him and he is the absolute best. So kind and attentive and professional. Highly recommend!
Phenomenal experience. After a few months in South America where customer service is horrific this was very refreshing. They were very friendly, I saw Dr Cohn right away. He was great, one the nicest Doctors I've met and I've met a lot. He actually took the time to explain everything about my eyes and used really interesting apologies that made it make so much sense. Highly recommended.
Dr. Cohn and staff were amazing. They went through everything with me & were very understanding. Courteous & professional. I'm sure that's why they've been there so long. Thank you.
I couldn't review Dr. Cohn higher! He runs an amazing family business and is quick, punctual and incredibly professional. Love everyone in his office too!!
It went very well.
Doc' is super cool! Recommended.
The front desk girls were very friendly, fast, and helpful. They provided me with trials and even fixed my glasses in a matter of minutes. The doctor was very thorough and efficient. Will be going back!
I saw Dr, Antonia Siciliano at Dr. Cohn's office and she was wonderful! I highly recommend her. And Fanny and Maira at the counter were terrific too. Would definitely go back next year for my annual eye exam.
He's awesome. Great guy
Dr. Cohn was extremely friendly and informative. I really enjoyed my experience.
Great doctor and very good at explaining things and making you feel welcome and comfortable. Same goes for the staff!
Wonderful service and staff.
Dr. Cohn was incredible. He walked me through every single step, and explained what he was doing so I felt very at ease. Even with his suggestions, I felt confident with his skill as well as phenomenal people skills. I will absolutely return to Dr. Cohn, and I would highly recommend him.
Really nice guy. He seemed genuinely interested in the health of my eyes (asked about prior conditions, history, etc.), even though I was only in there to get a glasses prescription. I recommend.
I've never had an optometrist explain as much, and be as detailed as he was. Great explanations, made me feel more comfortable and will definitely be visited again.
I'm 60, and my eyes need a lot of help. Dr. Cohn takes time to ensure that the glasses and contacts I buy do what I need them to do. This has required adjusting the prescription from what might be suggested from the exam numbers alone.
Excellent staff, and Dr. Cohn took his time to explain the different tests and what my options were. Will definitely be going back.
Nice guy, very nice staff. Quick appointment.
- First visit, he showed up 45 minutes late with no excuse, apology, heads up. - I swear he didn't clean the devices (where you place your chin) but I guess I was the first patient today. - overall, not impressed. I just wanted my check up, contacts and glasses. Probably not going back.
Dr. Cohn was A+! Made me feel very comfortable and was extremely professional. The staff are also incredible, very polite and efficient. My appointment was a breeze thanks to this amazing team.
Efficient, professional and makes it easy to understand the medical terms he is explaining to you.
Good visit but should've gone down the street and paid less. Zocdoc's photo is also incorrect.
Such a nice doctor and staff. I was in and out and they were super helpful.
It was the greatest and easiest as an doctor, I will go back again if need to get new glasses.
It was was great!
No wait. They were expecting me during my appointment time and took me right away. Dr. Cohen was very thorough and explained everything to me in detail. Didn't feel rushed. I will definitely be coming back here.
It was very rushed. I feel like he booked multiple patients in the same time slot. I was a little disappointed.
I walked in and showed my zoc doc schedule and waited less than 20 minutes. I like the fact that they have eye exams and sell glasses in the same place.
He's the best! Was my first visit at an eye doctor and he explained everything he was doing while he did it and the whole visit was super fun. Also the ladies who work at the front desk are the sweetest. Highly recommend this place!
Great eye doctor. Saw me quickly and was very personable. Would definitely recommend.
He really is amazing, explains everything. The staff also couldn't be better!
Great doctor. He met with me right away and made some solid suggestions on improving my vision.
Very informative, very kind. Great doctor who really took the time to explain everything and made sure I understood every part of the exam.
I had to wait outside for a bit past my appointment time waiting for them to open, but once inside was seen quickly. The staff was friendly and patient as they showed me how to use contacts for the first time.
I would definitely recommend him to family and friends and go back myself. Didn't feel pressured to add on anything "special" on my glasses. Well done Dr!!!
He did a great job of being proactive in explaining the various steps of the eye exam and how my performance was relative to what he expected.
quick, easy and informative
Very professional, personable, thorough and explained everything in a common vernacular.
Dr. Cohn is one of the most patient doctors I've ever had. Took time to explain and talk through everything. Super nice, highly recommended!
Dr. Cohn's office is small but friendly. Maira and Fanny (the women who work up front and help you select frames) are terrific. I'm a first-time glasses-wearer and I was grateful for their help.
This was a very good experience all the way. I really liked this doctor
He is wonderful! Super nice and listened to what I was saying.
The visit went smoothly and fast. I did not have to fill out any paper work and only made my appointment through ZocDoc on a Friday night for the following Saturday afternoon. I was pleased.
Dr. Cohn did a great job. Thorough, quick, and pleasant visit!
The Dr. was great but the staff handling ordering and shipping of my glasses were completely clueless and not very helpful.
Very small, hole in the wall place that used curtains to separate his one patient room from the reception area. But super nice older doctor.
Everything went great.
Very friendly and helpful experience throughout the entire process - doctor and staff.
My wait was unusually long... They wouldn't bill me, but demanded payment on the spot. This was just a nuisance because I had forgotten my HSA debit card.
It was great. I learned a lot about the process
Very friendly, professional, and takes time to explain what he's doing.
Good service, and good selection of glasses.
The staff were friendly and professional. I had a great visit.
Great doctor. High tech and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr. Cohn was very knowledgeable and surprisingly personable. I haven't had a doctor like that since I've moved to NYC. I would strongly recommend him to anyone. I left his office feeling good that everything was taken care of and all of my questions answered. Thank you, Dr. Cohn!
I very much liked my visit with Dr. Cohn. His office does not, however, accept my health plan (Healthy NY Easy Choice) for eye exams even though the ZocDoc website has him listed as doing so. Consequently, I had to pay full price for the exam. Dr. Cohn is thorough and friendly, however, and his staff is equally congenial. I'm sorry my insurance wasn't accepted but I'm very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. Cohen.
Terrible, cheap, disrespectful place. Ridiculous long waiting. The only thing they care is making money from you. They will try their best to make you to have multiple trips to their crappy place for unnecessary reasons/excuses. And ouch! They gave you EXPIRED trial contacts.
Very nice guy! Even though my insurance type limited the scope of the visit, he was very helpful
Great experience. Overall Eye exams aren't fun or interesting, but I enjoyed this because he explains - in layman's terms - how your eye's are doing and how you can improve them. I'm definitely going back.
He was a nice guy, cramped office but a thoughtful guy.