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Dr. Michael Kakzanov, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Kakzanov is a thorough attentive optometrist treating patients in Forest Hills, New York, and the surrounding communities. His primary concern as a practitioner is to provide personal care and ensure patient satisfaction. He holds membership with the American Optometric Association. Originally from Russia, Dr. Kakzanov attended the State University of New York College of Optometry in order to pursue his doctoral degree. He received training in a wide range of optometric techniques and procedures. Patients visiting Dr. Kakzanov can receive a full range of optometric services. He offers general eye consultations and comprehensive, dilated eye examinations, as well as treatment for conditions including dry eye, macular degeneration, allergic eye problems, and cataracts. Pediatric eye care and care for eye emergencies and infections is also available.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1841378510

Office locations

Michael Kakzanov, MD

1566 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Michael Kakzanov, MD

7221 Austin St

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Incredibly friendly and approachable, Dr. Kakzanov walked me through everything he was doing and why. We dove into family history, and he even taught me a little about various eye diseases. 10/10 would recommend - fantastic visit, I will go again.
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They were so patient and kind with me when teaching me how to put in contacts for the first time. Definitely recommend!
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I was seen right away, hassle free. The doctor was attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely made the best choice coming here.
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Really, really nice and smart doctor, but the front desk staff needs a lot of help. They were extremely disorganized at the appointment and never respond to voicemails or emails. I won't go back just because it is so annoying to follow up with them.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very clean place! Friendly helpful staff. Doctor was informative and answered all my questions, down to earth people. Great selection of glasses too.
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Dr. Kakzanov has high patient service. I enjoyed my visit.
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Excellent decision
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Good experience. I went almost for an emergency appointment. He was clear and on point to diagnose and treat me.
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Good!
Less than 3 months ago
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The Doctor and assistant Amy were so helpful and knowledgeable. It was such a pleasant experience, I recommended my friend also be seen and she was and also just as pleased. Highly recommend!
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My visit went very good
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I think it is worth to visit and did annual eye exam.
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Great doctor, thorough but quick
Less than 3 months ago
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Very attentive and very knowledgeable.
Less than 6 months ago
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He was very knowledgeable and helped to fix my lens prescription and took his time to make sure my lenses were the correct fit for me. I will definitely recommend him to others.
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HE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL.
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Small, friendly, and very competent shop. My appointment was right on time and both Dr. Kakzanov and his receptionist were extremely professional and relaxed. They knew how to handle my insurance with no hassle and did exactly what I needed for my exam, no more, no less. Highly recommended!
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It was a pleasant experience
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The receptionists were very welcoming and friendly as well as the doctor. We arrived about 45 minutes early and were seen right away. The doctor was very helpful and sincere.
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Dr. kakzanov was very thorough in examining my eyes.
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This was my first time here, Dr.K was very professional and took me in right away. His staff was very friendly as well and they explained all my options in terms of contacts. Would recommend to anyone looking for an eye doctor.
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Very rude staff all around, unprofessional, terrible communication.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Kakzanov seemed very knowledgeable, but a bit distracted. He answered my questions with very few details, and I would have preferred he was a bit more thorough in his exam.
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Quick and easy appointment, Dr.Kakzanov was very friendly and professional!
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Dr Micheal was very kind. He was preoccupied when I got in and didn’t even acknowledge my presence. Once we got to his office to do the exam he was very pleasant. He showed interested and listened as I expressed myconcerns. He explained terminologies and gave me options for my situation. After the exam he handed me over to the young ladies at the front to assist me in finding glasses. The were very helpful, and knowledgeable. It was a great experience. I will be going back and hopefully I can build a relationship with this location as I live in the neighborhood.
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Fast and Painless! The lady Doc was so sweet and kind, sorry can’t remember her name.
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Second time going here and still a good experience. Only issue is, like clockwork, when it comes to picking out glasses, I always pick the most expensive!! Of course this is no ones fault but my own! Highly recommend, great doctor!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very Professional and Knowledgeable. Thank you.
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Excellent Optometrist! Very professional and knowledgeable. I had an amazing experience. The office is very clean and the staff is friendly. He was very detailed and took his time to explain everything to me. Would highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Friendly front desk but very hard to get a hold of, not the greatest bedside and phone manners.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kakzanov was very welcoming and helped me to get contact lenses immediately. He was thorough and helped me learn exactly how to use lenses. I would definitely book another appointment with him!
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Everything was good not until his assistant (Male) i dont even have a clue who he was wanted me to change the lens of my old glasses. They robbed and charged me so much just to switch lenses. I felt sounsure whats happening but at the same time i wanted to take care of my eyes.
Less than 1 year ago
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The Dr. was professional, sincere, warm and thorough. Who could ask for more.
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Dr. Kakzanov was thorough and kind. I have a complicated vision problem and he was patient as we tried different solutions.
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Everything was perfect!
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I had a great appointment with Dr Michael. I Highly recommmend him.
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Both Kakzanov and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.Eye exam thorough and professional. pay them a visit!
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Amazing doctor & amazing staff. Would definitely recommend them
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Doctor was awesome but my pharmacy hasn't received prescription after 48 hours..... I called and a store clerk in the eye shop answered and didn't care so much. I can't reach to doctor Doctor is awesome but the store clerk wasrude. He was impatient when I couldn't find eye glasses I wanted. He kept pushing me to purchase expensive designer eye glasses-I told him I do not need and want them. Store clerk kept giving me eye rolls and left to go smoke. Weird guy
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Very nice and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend
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I can not tell you how pleasantly surprised I was by all of the staff at his office. The young ladies at the front desk were so friendly and professional from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Wearrived a few minutes early and since our paperwork was done online all they needed was our insurance card and signature. They helped my son pick out a pair of glasses and then we went in to see Dr Kakzanov. He made my son feel so comfortable and talked to him instead of me which made my son feel important. ( my son is 13) He answered all of our questions and performed the eye exam. The entire visit was a good experience and we will never go any where else. Thank you to everyone at Advanced Vision Care.
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Everyone in the office is vey friendly, very nice ambience and clean. They’re all very knowledgable and nice. Dr. Michael answered all of my questions and worries, I felt very comfortable with him. Love their sets of glasses as well, theywill explain everything that is covered in the insurance for you very thoroughly and they will also try their best to give you the most beneficial set of frames and lenses.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Kakzanov. He was very efficient, but also took the time to make sure I felt heard and that he answered all of my questions. He made some good suggestions for the future and I would definitely return.
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The visit was short and pleasant. Both Dr. Kakzanov and his front office assistant were very polite, clear and helpful. I always felt attended too without it feeling inauthentic. The visit was effective and efficient.
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Clean and organized lobby. Office was small but clean a organized as well. Staff were very friendly. Doctor was knowledgeable and nice. I would recommend this office!
More than 1 year ago
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Probably the best eye exam I have ever received! Left feeling like I got great care and would highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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This review is for Dr. Siciliano whom I had the great fortune to find and be examined by. She is not only professional but she takes the time to explain all her procedures and the exam process in a confident andfriendly manner. She answered all my questions and didn't rush me. The result is that I have a great prescription and can see after some terrible experiences with previous eye care specialists. Wonderful doctor, highly recommend her!
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Dr. Kakzanov was very informative and has such a pleasant demeanor as well as his staff!
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