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Dr. Natan Dorfman, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Dorfman specializes in providing special attention to all his patients. Dr. Dorfman and his staff are a one stop shop for expert vision care for the entire family. We believe that your eyes are much more than the windows to your soul. They are your windows to the world. Our excellent staff of eye care experts specialize in complete eye care for every stage of life so that you and your family can clearly focus on enjoying every day to the fullest.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871665844

Office locations

Natan Dorfman, OD

159 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10003

Natan Dorfman, OD

93 Worth Street

New York, NY 10013

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Exceptional doctor, great bedside manner and the staff are very friendly and helpful
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I've been going to Dr. Dorfman for years and he always listens to my concerns and offers valuable advice. The staff is always nice and caring.
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Great environment, very comfortable and helpful associates
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Avoid this office. The substitute doctor was decent, but the "specialist" selling contacts and glasses will try to upsell you. Once she got the notion I wasn't planning on purchasing anything immediately, her entire demeanor changed. Shethrew different prices at me that didn't add up in regards to my appointment and I've never felt such hostility.
Less than 3 months ago
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Best eye exam I've ever had. Great, easy service. THANK YOU
Less than 6 months ago
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I've been a patient at Eye and Health for over a decade and have always been pleased with the courtesy of the staff and the thoroughness of Dr. Dorfman and the other doctors in this practice.
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This was the best experience I have had in a very long time with an eye exam. Everyone was incredibly knowledgable, very friendly and went above and beyond to provide exceptional service.
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This office is trying to push their products on you. When/if you don't want to buy their marked up frames, they no longer care about you - it is not as much a medical office as a store. The examination didnot feel thorough - it seemed like a front for their sales pitch. After you pay for your appointment and ask for your prescription, they say they will email your prescription- but they do not do so. I had to call multiple times to get my script from them. FYI, it violates Federal Trade Commission rules for an eye doctor to not give you your prescription after you paid for an examination - and on Yelp, many patients have had extreme difficulty getting their script from this office. The office is also dingy and sketchy underground. DO NOT come to this office.
Less than 6 months ago
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Really friendly & explained everything so well & answered any questions I had. Even talked to my mom on the phone to explain the importance of the lenses I needed.
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They are basically going to try and up-sell glasses well above what your insurance covers. Do not get taken advantage of and go somewhere else. You’ve been warned. I somehow paid hundreds of dollars above what my insurance covers because shegave me premium everything without telling me a thing why.
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Very positive experience.
Less than 1 year ago
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They doctors itself is great. What I did not appreciate was the fact they told me to come in earlier as they had a 5pm slot open. I show up at 5pm only to find 4 people ahead of me. Thereis no way I was going to wait. I do not appreciate my time being wasted or the fact that they lied to me.
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Very polite, very patient—overall a great doctor.
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All I wanted was an eye exam, but my appointment turned into an uncomfortably hard sell on glasses, lenses, etc. I would love to find an eye doctor who just gives an exam and let's you walk free.
Less than 1 year ago
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Really nice and informative. Cares about your health and makes the visit enjoyable.
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I arrived 15 minutes late and waited about 1 hour and half to see the doctor. I visit with the doctor pasted 5 minutes.
More than 1 year ago
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put off visiting the doc for the past couple of years but very glad I returned and got what I needed to see better (which is essential when you work with computers). Amazing staff - super friendly and all pro's at what they do.
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My visit with Dr. Dorfman was wonderful. He and his staff are all lovely and professional. I highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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I have been a patient at Eye and Health for over a decade and the experience has always been pleasant. I've seen every eye doctor who works there and they are all extremely professional and thorough. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I highly recommend!
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Amazing experience. Found my new primary care doctor for anything eye-related in NYC.
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Very knowledgeable and professional. Great staff working there!
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Location was convenient and the visit was quick, easy and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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The optometrist I saw was welcoming. She explained everything she was doing and was patient when I flinched during some of the tests. The woman who helped me pick out glasses was also very helpful. Would recommend.
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I felt that the office was far too pushy to up sell me on products instead of actually listening to me and treating me for the reason I came in for. Very disappointing and I would not return or recommend.
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Front desk staff and Dr. Dorfman were top notch. Thanks so much!
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Very nice visit! I don't usually write reviews but I had such a nice visit I wanted to share my experience. Staff was very nice and I was seen immediately. Clean and relaxed atmosphere as well!
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Great staff, great location, great availability.
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Natan is a good guy. He did a nice job.
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Everyone at the office was Super Friendly and helpful. Dr. Dorfman was fantastic, welcome to answering any questions I had and definitely made me feel that he truly cared about what brand of contacts worked best for ME.
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The frame selection for my particular insurance was very limited and two hours after my appointment I'm still awaiting my prescription email.
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I was prescribed the wrong prescription. After a week, I called back and the workers there "advised" me to try it for a few weeks more as the contact lenses were different. I eventually just went back to my other docand as I thought, the prescription was incorrect. The office that Dorfman operates out of called to schedule my annual visit. I responded with a complaint but with no response... overall i think he got it wrong but it's the after service that even worse... i wore bad contacts for almost 10 months
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Highly recommended - professional, knowledgable and personal able
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Good, considerate doctor and the office is really clean with very nice staff. Went in for a contacts RX renewal, was in and out quickly without a problem. Thanks!
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I loved my visit to Eye & Health. Their new office is very inviting and the staff is attentive. Their hours are very accommodating for those who work 9-5pm. There was very little wait time and I didn't feel rushed during my appointment.
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I absolutely love Dr. Dorfman, he is very thorough and efficient. He truly cares about his patients, and you can tell.
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No wait. The staff is helpful. They do not push their product line on you at all, which is appreciated. They send scripts to you via email so you always have it. Price was reasonable for contacts and glasses script forout of pocket customers. Dr. Dorfman is very professional and finished the exam in 15 minutes.
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These guys are completely upfront about charges for service, insurance coverage, etc. Very refreshing. I highly recommend and I don't think I have ever taken the time to fill one of these things out.
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Doctor was very professional and efficient. I feel very secure and happy leaving my eye health in his hands.
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Dr. Dorfman is very pleasant and knows his craft. The girls in the office are professional and very helpful. Would definitely come back .
More than 1 year ago
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He was nice enough but completely unhelpful when I had a problem that required a specialist (yet was unwilling to refer me to a specialist). He just kept having me come back and clearly couldn't figure out what was wrong withme. I was also annoyed that I was switched to another doctor for my follow up without anyone alerting me to the fact that this was happening.
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic optometrist. I was seen right away, the exam was very thoroughly! Dr. Dorfman and his staff are helpful and friendly, I can highly recommend a visit.
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In terms of expertise, he seemed liked an ok doctor. He didn't didn't blow me away, but I didn't walk away thinking he was a complete idiot either. I would never go back because I never got the feeling that heor his staff had my best interest at heart. It seemed as if their goal was to sell me designer frames at premium prices, not to make sure my eyes were healthy.
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Very efficient and friendly. Appreciated how thorough he was and answered all my questions. Was honest with his feedback.
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I actually came to the wrong place, lol, but Doctor Dorfman was sweet enough to look me over and consult me about the concerns I have regarding a chalazion. All free of charge! Thanks :)
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Friendly, helpful ,and knowledgeable staff. They were efficient and careful during my eye exam, and made sure that I got the most comfortable prescription (which ended up being different than the one I had been using for the past 10+ years!).I did not feel rushed; they explained how my insurance worked, the differences in my options for contact lenses, and my various options for ordering my contacts through them. Highly recommend.
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very friendly staff. Efficient and professional across the board. highly recommend
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Dr. Dorfman has such a calming presence--I am very squeamish about eye stuff and he has always put me right at ease. His staff is incredible too!
More than 1 year ago
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Walked right in and saw the doctor immediately. Staff was very friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Thorough. Personable. Great front office staff.
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Very warm and welcoming staff! Extremely thorough yet caring OD. Cool tech! Would definitely recommend!
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