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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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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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Personable, frank, comforting and not salesy.
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Very pleasant and thorough eye exam appointment. Both doctor and receptionist were wonderful. Thank you!
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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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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 1 month ago
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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 3 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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Prompt and very professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Schafran was very friendly and open to discussing my questions on switching contact lens - very informative, helpful and reassuring.
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Dr. Schafran was great and so was his whole staff!
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Dr. Schafran was great! He was very professional, thorough and friendly. Would highly recommend!
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I was very pleased, the Dr. was informative and gave me confidence. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Will be isinh thrm again.
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Amazing doctor that explains everything in detail during my annual check up. Highly recommend
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Dr. Neil is fantastic. He seen me at 2:40pm, my visit was set for 2:30 but he his staff told me he was a bit backed up and will see me shortly. I browsed for the wait time and then walkedin Dr. Neil's office. He was pleasant and had a great humor. Ran all of the eye exams thoroughly and explained every step beforehand. Seeing that I was a nervous Nancy for the "air test", he assured me that he had an updated method that involved some eye drops and a blue laser light thing that went VERY close to my eyeballs but was easier than that hellish devil air test! My full exam was about 15 minutes top but he left nothing out. Explained that my astigmatism has gotten much better and the difference in my eye sight since my last visit. Now off to the glasses portion. I brought a pair of glasses with me that I wanted my new prescription put into. His staff explained my options within my insurance coverage. Unfortunately, my insurance voucher a set amount to spend on new frames or lenses which the glare lenses were not covered under. I'm not confident that the glare lenses were not able to be covered under my insurance. Seemed unfeasible to me but I was set to leave with a new pair of specs. At first, one staff member pulled a sheet out for special glare proof lenses that were QUITE PRICEY. After awhile another staff member chose to tell me that they can give me the standard version of these glare lenses that were half of the price. They were not listed on his lens list. I was informed that if I went with this option, my insurance stipend would used up even though I did not use it. Unfortunate. I will come back for the Drs professionalism and exam alone. I do recommend but I would first check with what EXACTLY IS covered prior to my exam. I asked for a prescription of my vision and got it WITH NO HASSLE, which is a first for me.
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Dr. Schafran was ther best. Courteous, funny, and extremely professional. He took the time to answer every question and concern I had throughout the visit. I highly recommend him.
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I haven't picked up my glasses yet, so still waiting to make sure the final bill is what I expect, but from the doctor to the staff I had an overall great experience. The staff took the time to help mego through several frame options and pricing that was covered with my insurance!
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He was very professional
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The doctor was great! I'd definitely recommend him to a friend
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Dr. Schafran, Is A Great Doctor. He Really Nice And Has Great Customer Service.
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Dr. Schafran and his staff were very helpful and attentive to my needs. Dr. Schafran was informative and help me understand my condition and what I could do on my end to better help myself. Classy and professional as always.
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Have been seeing Dr. Schafran for several years and have always been very happy with both him and his staff. Highly recommend.
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Excellent doctor. Fully explains every step of the process. Gr8 sense of humor and an amazing, friendly staff.
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It’s always a pleasant visit with Neil and his wonderful staff. You are always given all the needed attention and assistance’s from the moment you enter until you leave. I have and will continue to recommend this establishment. Thank you, Elba
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Amazingly sweet doctor and staff!! Competent, quick, and so nice. Highly recommend to all!
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good experience with Dr. Schafran! I couldn't print out my insurance and they were able to pull these details immediately and they took care of me based on appointment time and not just people who were waiting half hour before theiractual appointment. I thought that was being very fair to people who are right on time for an appointment. They shouldn't wait just because someone else came an hour early for their scheduled appointment. Dr. Schafran was amazing, very pleasant and he took his time and answered all my questions patiently.
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What a great doctor with awesome bedside manners!
Less than 1 year ago
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