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Dr. Naomi Hayashi, MD

Ophthalmologist

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**Please use the Zocdoc APP to select My Account; Insurance Card; upload photo of your insurance card**; we are only in some BUT NOT ALL versions of Aetna/BCBS/Cigna/Oxford/UHC plans; we will send you our own medical history forms, so please do not fill out the Zocdoc medical history. In-network with BCBS United Nations employee plan and GHI PPO. Gentle medical eye exams with a caring, attentive physician with up to date advanced imaging technology. She graduated with honors from Princeton undergraduate and Cornell University Medical College. New York Presbyterian Hospital selected Dr. Hayashi for the "Distinguished Housestaff Officer Award" two years in a row during her training. Dr. Hayashi is skilled in the latest surgical and laser techniques. Gentle exams and treatments for: Cataracts, Glaucoma, High Eye Pressure, Diabetes, Hypertensive retinopathy, Dry eyes, Red or Itchy eyes, PRK/LASIK, Presbyopic intraocular lenses, Astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses, Eyelid or eye growths and styes. New York Super Doctors Rising Stars award 2014 Dr. Hayashi speaks English and also knows a few Spanish and Japanese words for eye diseases and anatomy.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Princeton University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Japanese Medical Society of America
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Distinguished Housestaff Officer Award of New York Prebyterian Hospital 2005 and 2006
  • New Retinoblastoma Tumor Formation in Children Initially Treated with Systemic Carboplatin, Ophthalmology, 110, 10: October 2003, 1989-1995 Lee, TC, Hayashi, NI, Dunkel, IJ, Beaverson, K, Novetsky, D, Abramson, DH,

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1376633123

Office locations

Apple Ophthalmology

8 W 38th St, Room 201

New York, NY 10018

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Clean and modern office, efficient staff and setup, and Dr Hayashi is patent, caring, and insightful.
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The online appointment scheduling was very easy. Office staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Hayashi had great bedside manner and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Hayashi is very personable and takes time to explain everything in a very clear way. Her office is really nice and her assistants are also very welcoming and professional.
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Very thorough and detail oriented. Really listened well and had good suggestions. Actually set up a mock work environment with a computer to see how I was using my glasses. Dr Hayashi was also very warm and personable. A top rate experience
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Dr. Hayashi is amazing and everyone else in her office as well extremely professional and super friendly!
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Really sweet doctor, wait time was about 5-10 minutes. The office is bright and clean, equipment is new, and tests are thorough.
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The doctor, assistants and all staff were very friendly, had excellent bedside manners and the place is clean and modern, with a short wait time overall. I had concerns about getting any tests done that would not be covered by myinsurance and they verified that I was covered before getting started. I would definitely recommend this practice!
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Dr. Hayashi was very knowledgeable and extremely efficient. She knew about diabetes and the effects on the eyes and was very thorough in her examination. The office staff was just as nice and friendly as can be. I would highly recommendthis office and the location is so convenient from all areas of the city. 5 stars !!!
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It is a great staff and Dr. Hayashi is also attentive and makes sure that all of your questions are addressed.
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The office is extremely well organized and run. They staff are all professional and friendly. Dr. Naomi is extremely thorough caring and thoughtful.
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Excellent Doctor — very thorough and kind. Will explain anything that is unclear. Highly recommended.
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Very attentive, professional and friendly.
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I had a great time with Dr. Hayashi. I had a lot of tests done that really looked at my eye from different angles to determine if anything was wrong. She also gave me different options to try new contact lenses.Also, she showed me the pictures of my eye and explained everything thoroughly. I felt comfortable asking her questions!
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I've been seeing Dr. Hayashi for a few years now and have been super happy. She is very diligent and friendly. Her assistants are equally warm and rigorous. Today, I had an appt. because my eyes have been itching really badly,even though I was in severe back pain, I didn't want to cancel the appt. Dr. Hayashi and her assistants were super accommodating and constantly checked with me how I was feeling and whether they could do anything like adjusting the chair to ease my pain. I felt a huge wave of compassion. Thank you Dr. Hayashi and team!
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Kind and gave me enough explanations
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Prompt, efficient, professional, solved my problem.
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Great! Just the copay was somewhat high.
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Dr. Hayashi is the best— approachable and compassionate AND an expert in her field. Highly recommended!
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Very thorough examination. Dr. Hayashi was great! I highly recommended her.
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The office staff was very professional. I was checked in quickly and then seen within 5 mins. The assistant explained every eye station quickly and understandably so I knew what each machine was testing/measuring. Dr. Hayashi then came in whenall was completed and review the results with me. She even made some suggestions to keep my eyes healthy until my next visit.
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I have been to this practice many times and continue to find the entire office very professional, polite, and helpful. Dr. Hayashi is a friendly. approachable doctor who is really wonderful. I highly recommend the practice.
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She was amazing so nice and listening to everything you had to say I definitely recommend her !!!!!
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Dr. Hayashi is very thorough and knowledgeable. Her office will do a comprehensive eye exam.
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Dr. Hayashi was so super nice and took the time to show me images of my eyes and explain them to me. I have been seeing ophthalmologists since preschool, and this is the most thorough exam I have had. There wasa very long wait time to see her, however.
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Do a great eye exam and put you through all the necessary tests
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent provider and very comforting. Dr. Hayashi is awesome and she knows her stuff. I would recommend her to anyone. Great staff overall and the people at the front desk is very welcoming. Thanks, Mable
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Friendly and thoughtful. Took time to explain reason for procedures, and asked important questions related to medical history and results of on site performed tests. Very pleasant and professional.
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she is the best. !! What more can I say?
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Dr. Hayashi was extremely thorough and attentive! All the testing was done in a timely manner and the staff was friendly.
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I loved Dr. Hayashi. She is the most thorough eye doctor I've ever seen, and I've been very impressed with how much attention and detail she provides for my specific concerns. Would highly recommend.
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She's really pleasant. I had a lot of anxiety with the condition of my eyes because of possibility of glaucoma, but Dr. Hayashi was very comfortable and explained everything to me and what it all means. She let me know whatthe worst case scenario was and I was relieved that treatment was available for me and not to be as worried as I was.
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I arrived 15 minutes early and the staff processed my paperwork and started the tests. It was comprehensive and I felt that everything was appropriate. I am a physician so I am always a bit skeptical and critical. I do haveto say I has highly impressed with Dr. Hayashi. She really picked up on the key issues and explained thinks thoroughly. I am really lucky to have found her.
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Super nice team of people with very efficient processes in place. A positive experience, highly recommend.
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Super easy to talk to doctor. Great communication skills.
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Dr. Hayashi and all the staff, in particular Kate, was just amazing. I had an excellent experience.
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i loved her, she was super helpful and had an amazing energy. Would totally recommend her.
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She shows genuine interest in your total health. I was given several test to make sure I had no problems with my eye health. She has a great manner and a great sense of humor. I would not leave the careof my eyes to anyone else. Would highly recommend .
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Great Experience Overall! My first experience with an Opthalmologist and it was indeed a great one. I think I've finally found my eye doctor.
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Dr. Hayashi is very professional and knowledgeable. Has a great bedside manner and explains everything thoroughly. Recommend highly.
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This place is amazing, the people here are very helpful with any issues you have. High Recommend this place.
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Very efficient, thorough, and friendly!
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Very nice personel, friendly and professional
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Wonderful doctor and a terrific staff. I highly recommend them.
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Dr. Hayashi is one of the most thorough, patient and smart doctors I've ever had. I went to her because i started see floaters in one eye. Found her through reviews in zocdoc. Wait time was under 15 minutes. After shelistened to my symptoms she had her assistant make appt for a retina specialist for that afternoon. I went to the appt and found out i tore my retina and subsequently had to have laser surgery. I'm very thankful for Dr. Hayhashi for her kindness but firmness that I get checked that day. Can't recommend her highly enough.
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I was early for my 9:00 am appointment and was able to be seen right away. Everyone was courteous and friendly. The assistant that I dealt with made accommodations for me because I have an issue with the test where thepuff air into your eye, and saved it for last so that I wouldn't be skittish in the other testing. The doctor was very thorough in explaining possible causes of the floaters that I was seeing, and put me at ease. I will definitely be returning here for future follow up and any additional issues.
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Excellent doctor, very thorough about explaining conditions in terms regular people can understand. Friendly, approachable, and the staff was great, too.
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The first thing that really made this visit stand out from others is the amount of very modern, sophisticated technology. The office has a machine that measures all parts of your eyes without dialation! I went for a routine check upand was so surprised with the high level of care.
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Very great, understanding doctor. She explained everything in an easy to understand manner and gave me samples so I wouldn't have to buy the prescription just yet. Great medical assistants as well. Very thorough exams.
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it was great.
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