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Dr. Neil Schafran, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Schafran has been delivering outstanding eye care services in Downtown Manhattan for 25 years. What makes us office unique is our caring and knowledgeable staff who have years of experience in guiding our patients. Our optical office has a large selection of affordable eyeglass frames as well as a great selection of designer frames. Our staff has a great deal of experience in helping our patients select frames that suit their individual style, and our opticians are top-notch at fitting your lenses to the frames of your choice. We also perform contact lenses fittings. Since regular eye examinations and early detection is key in preventing and treating eye problems, we also conduct comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for glaucoma. In addition, we provide you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your eyes healthy and strong. Our mission is to provide our patients with great vision and eye health.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1497837231

Office locations

Nassau Fulton Optical

87 Nassau St

New York, NY 10038

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Staff is so friendly and professional!
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The staff is terrific and Dr. Schafran is wonderful. I wouldn't want to go any where else.
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I've been going to Dr. Schafran for a few years now, and he's an excellent optometrist! I highly recommend him - he always kindly answers my litany of questions, and I appreciated that he recommended a retina specialist to me. Apparentlyextremely nearsighted people have stretched retinas that should be examined by a specialist over time for changes - I had no idea! Goes above and beyond - truly value his insight and bedside manner. He has a great team and they run a tight shop - patient, helpful, plus they give honest thoughts on glasses you try on.
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Super visit. Definitely would recommend
Less than 1 month ago
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I've seen Dr Schafran twice, great service and advice both times - fantastic 'local' downtown business.
Less than 1 month ago
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Fast, professional and friendly
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This office doesn’t feel like the clean modern place I hoped it would be. Instead it’s more of the dusty, tucked away eye glass shop with a weird bench made of carpet. But the service was incredible. The office staff gotme in right away and called my insurance to handle and issue. And the doctor was fabulous. Quick and to the point without feeling rushed. He’s reassuring and explains everything to you. It was great and felt like thorough calming professional care.
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Always a pleasurable experience! Thanks to the entire team!
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Dr. Schafran is so professional, respectful, caring. He explains everything to you. He doesn’t rush through the eye exam and cares about his patients. He welcomes everyone with a smile and is always making his patients smile. I recommend Dr.Schafran very highly to everyone. Thank you Dr. Schafran for being patient with me.
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Pleasant, he informs you step by step what he is about to do and why. Very professional and courteous
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Neil and the lovely ladies behind the counter were amazing! My exam was speedy and they had a bunch of beautiful eyewear options. I came from Jersey City for my appointment and it was well worth the trip :)
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I think he’s thoroughly clear with his explanations of the process. Very easy going. All around nice guy.
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He was very nice and professional. The office is clean and the staff are pleasant and professional. He was very knowledgeable about his profession and made me comfortable during the exam. I will come back again.
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Very fast, very professional.
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So personable and quick, best eye doc experience I've had in NYC.
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Lovely man, efficient, helpful
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Awesome doctor!! Very friendly and easy going!!
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I really enjoyed my appointment with the doctor. However, I thought their frame selection was rather expensive. Overall, I would recommend them and will definitely return.
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I needed a doctor urgently as I was running low on contacts. Doctor Neil Schafran was super kind and helpful. The staff at the front were very sweet.
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I will definitely continue to see Dr. Schafran. He made me feel comfortable and did not rush.
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A lot of times doctors can be really condescending because I have lots of q's but Dr. Schafran was amazing and so patient. I'd absolutely recommend him.
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Great doctor, would highly recommend. His staff was also incredible, they were so kind and helpful.
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Amazing! Dr. Neil is thorough, polite, great listener and ready to provide you with you eye care needs. Very very satisfied.
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Dr.Schafran was kind, engaging and straight to the point. My eye consultation went smoothly and i will definitely make him my go-to for routine eye check ups.
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Very pleasant and thorough eye exam appointment. Both doctor and receptionist were wonderful. Thank you!
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Personable, frank, comforting and not salesy.
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Excellent visit! Just moved to NYC and am glad I stumbled on this place. The staff overall were great! Doctor was very knowledgeable and thorough, and took the time to walk through everything.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr S is a bit of a contrarian but he’s awfully charming and he does a good job of helping you get the prescription just right. HUGE shout out to his front-of-house staffers who are all helpful, cheerful, and kind. Hislongest-serving assistant is phenomenal . She is knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough, precise. Exactly what you need when it comes to lenses and how they should be ground. I do the same kinda work but on a much less tech-y level. This woman is the business. You should go. You will be happy.
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Pleasant exam, thorough and efficient. attention to detail. Great experience!
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I've been under Dr. Schafran's care for more than a decade, therefore it was only fitting that he conduct my daughter's first official eye exam. He is excellent and so is his office staff. And he provides a great selection of eye wear.
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Dr. Neil was great. He was kind, efficient and competent. I only intended to get a checkup and the staff was respectful of that. There was no attempt to push a frames sale on me. I would recommend them to others and plan to return for my next visit.
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Excellent! I haven’t been to an eye doctor appointment in years and he took the time and made me as comfortable as possible by explaining the procedures that he had to do and the various ways in which I could usemy new glasses. I look forward to having my future eye exams with Dr. Schafran
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Helpful office staff, quick and efficient appointment.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr.Schafran is a great doctor and has great staff. Location is prime! Right in the heart of FIDI in Lower Manhattan. His office is nice, clean, bright, and full of mirrors. Frames selection is top notch! I had ZERO wait tosee him.All of my insurance was prepped and processed quickly and efficiently. The doctor was patient and friendly. He explained everything to me and made me feel at ease. His staff assisted me with trying on frames and choosing the right one for my face. I will go back! Highly recommend.
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Excellent!
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Very friendly, prompt, and polite.
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He’s amazing!
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This was one of the best eye doctor visits I've ever had. First time patient. The staff was incredible - super kind, helpful, and I felt as though they truly cared about the service they were providing! Ruth is great, shetook the time to explain what my insurance would be providing and how to best use that to my advantage - she fully had the opportunity to push a sale on me and instead thought about what made the most sense for me. Neil is a great doctor, very thorough, patient and communicative. I'll definitely be coming back!
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Small office with good eyeglass selection. Service was prompt and thorough. Staff were very helpful in dealing with an insurance issue. I will return.
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A highly professional caring and patient doctor
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Schafran was great! The appointment was quick and easy and the woman working up front, Ruthie, was so helpful regarding insurance questions. Highly recommend.
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The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Schafran is very professional and knowledgable. I have already recommended him!
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Good appointment with Dr. Schafran. Didn’t have to wait at all, the appointment was quick and he answered any questions that I had thoroughly. I would recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great doctor
Less than 6 months ago
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The best very friendly and professional A+
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He’s very professional, well mannered, respectful and very pleasant. Explains everything to you very detailed this way you understand what he’s saying to you. I would recommend him to everybody. Nice, pleasant visit. ??
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Intelligent, knowledgeable and friendly. Listened carefully to my concerns and addressed each and every one. His staff is knowledgeable , hardworking and eager to help.
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I am a big fan of Dr. Schafran and his team. I've been a patient for a few years, and I've never waited more than a few minutes for an appointment to start. When I had a problem with my insurance,the office staff called on my behalf to sort it out. Everyone I've met there is kind, professional, and on top of it.
Less than 6 months ago
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great doctor and made me feel comfortable
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Been visiting Dr. Schafran for about a year now. He is direct, affable, and doesn't give you the impression that he's trying to sell you anything but the truth. If you need a quick appointment that will leave you feeling likeyou got full service treatment, you can't do much better than this.
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