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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Chern is an ophthalmologist who has been on the list of New York's best doctors for the past decade. In addition to comprehensive eye examinations and cataract surgery, she has a special interest in ophthalmic plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, including eye lifts, injectable fillers, Botox, and the Ellman Pelleve treatment. She is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and surpervises training of ophthalmology residents in ophthalmic plastic surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Chern took the time to explain things and really seemed to care about me and my well being. She was sympathetic to my discomfort and was able to get me through the tests needed to assess what to do next with my eye.
I've worn glasses/contacts for the majority of my life - I came in to see Dr. Chern because I've been having trouble seeing far distances and I believe my prescription needs may have changed. While she was very kind, she evaluated my vision with my current glasses on, said "20/20", and then said my vision was good enough and I probably do not even need my glasses at all. Well, this was very surprising since I cannot see without them and have worn them since age 10. I eventually went to a different ophthalmologist who confirmed I do need a stronger prescription. I was very confused by Dr. Chern's evaluation and conclusions, and do not plan to return.
Dr. Chern was super! Very sweet woman . and very informative. I left her office knowing more than i knew before i went there. She took her time with me and explained everything as she went along with the exam. Thanks to Zocdoc for helping me find such a wonderful Doctor that actually cares.
She is easy to talk to and tells you straight away what's going on. She's great.
Extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Great doctor
Dr. Chern was very professional and knowledgeable. She helped me with my eye problem
She is an excellent doctor in every way.
Dr. Chern was incredible! She was so kind, patient and thorough. I had never had an eye exam before and she left me feeling confident that everything was fine on a full evaluation. Also, after hearing I was a medical student, she took the time to teach me extra facts about ophthalmology, which was so nice of her and very informative for me! I would give her the highest recommendation!
Highly recommended. Mature , wise , old school , will go to Dr.Chern for the rest of my life.
She is a very knowledgeable doctor whom explains very well. Also, very sweet and caring.
Fantastic, knowledgeable, great bed side manners. Would recommend to anyone. Took my 12 year old daughter after a sports injury and she was very thorough.
Dr. Chern was excellent! She takes the time to listen to you and I felt she addressed all my concerns in an unhurried manner. This is extremely rare because I feel all doctors just want you in and out. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Chern was very personable and professional. A pleasure to deal with...
Great experience as a new patient. Dr. Chern was very personable and thorough. She took me on time, answered all my questions, and I never felt rushed. Will be referring friends and family to her!
She is wonderful. Very knowledgable.
She's a wonderful and kind Doctor.
Really liked Dr. Chern, spent a lot of time with me to clarify everything. Great doctor and very nice.
Dr. Chern is great! She took the time to explain my medical condition in detail. She is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and caring. I would highly recommend her.
Terrific doctor. Thorough, excellent communication, on time, and answered all of my questions without making me feel rushed.
Wow! She took her time explaining to my teen son the argument behind each test in a very simple and interesting way. Very professional, knowledgeable and "chapeau bas"
Dr. Chern is one of the best eye doctors! I highly recommend her if you are looking for an eye doctor.
Very nice visit. Dr. Chern explained everything in details and make sure you fully understood her.
Dr. Chern was a great physician and I would highly recommend her.
Very nice and friendly and caring.
Dr. Chern came across as friendly & knowledgeable, and she made me feel confident that she could help me with my eye issues.
Dr. Chern but so kind and enjoyed explaining every step of the process. I've been going to ophthalmologists for years but it's not until now that I understand the purpose of each the procedures.
Dr. Chern is very personable and thorough.
Dr. Chen is a true professional! I've never had a more informative, pleasant check-up. A classy woman with a wonderful bedside manner who explains exactly what she's doing and takes her time doing it. I wish all doctors were of this caliber!!
Very kind and intellegent doctor. Dr Chern took ker time with the exam, and explained each step. Her office assistant was also very pleasant. Great experience.
She was lovely and kind, explained everything very well, and calmed me down.
Wonderful doctor. I highly recommend as she is so knowledgable.
Very knowledgeable, extremely helpful. I highly recommend her.
I would highly recommend the Dr. Chernobyl. She was very informative and I left feeling like I had been seen by a very knowledable profession.
Dr. Chern is truly amazing. She's patient and explains things extremely well. I left with no questions unanswered or with any confusions. Overall the experience was great. I'll go again.
This is my first time at the ophthalmologist in NY. I was 30 mints earlier and I was attended right away! Dr Chern was very patient and explained me everything very nicely.
Dr. Chern was extremely kind and helpful! I haven't been to an eye doctor since I was very young. Dr. Chern took the time to give me a full eye exam and a thorough examination to address my concerns. I haven't been to many eye doctors in my life time but I would recommend Dr. Chern!
Very good and professional. Correctly diagnosed what other doctor misdiagnosed.
My visit with Relly Chern is always very professional and helpful. I recommend her highly.
Dr. Chern is sweet and friendly with lots of wise advice. Her office doesn't accept credit cards, only cash and local checks. Unlike other eye doctors she doesn't sell any glasses or contacts from her office, which makes me trust her all the more. Totally down to earth, great doctor!
Doctor Chern is a breath of fresh air compared to the typical doctor in the medical field today. She takes the time to explain every test she performs and gives you immediate results and she actually seems to care about you. I never felt rushed and the doctor actually taught me a few things about eye exams that I never knew before. Dr. Chern is professional and I felt I was in expert hands. I will definitely return to her office for my next eye exam.
I love this doctor!!!
Professional, thorough, knowledgeable. It's clear she is an expert in her field, I would recommend without reservation.
Extremely knowledgeable and patient with me. More than willing to explain everything and answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend her.
She is really thorough. ..
Terrific Doctor. Excellent communicator and very well educated and smart. What a find!
She is the cutest little lady with great knowledge. She knew exactly what she was doing and was gentle and calm. I highly recommend her and am glad I found her. I loved that there was absolutely no wait and I was In and out. She also gave me snazzy glasses!
She is really nice. She pronounced my name correctly which was impressive. And she was really nice to a needy woman that was before. I don't know how she kept her cool.
She's wonderful kind and pleasant
Charming and capable...
Wonderful, wonderful doctor. I will never use a different opthamologist.
Dr. Chern was professional yet personable. Didn't rush my appointment. Answered all my questions.
She was professional and very knowledgeable including a great personality. Thorough and also very clear about everything she was doing. Great experience.
She didn't rush me .
Dr. Chern was outstanding. The Doctor was courteous, professional and she explained each step during the examination so there were no surprises. Highly recommended.
Dr. Chern was professional and efficient, but also made sure to explain the "why" of what she was doing. I definitely appreciated this extra step. She seems to have quite a few patients that have been coming to her for a really long time, which makes me think more highly of her, even though I was a first-time patient.
She is very knowledgeable, caring and patient. Definitely return and recommend others
Great visit! Dr. Chern is really thorough and looks out for the patient's best interest when it comes to contact lenses and glasses. The receptionist, Vanessa, was also nice and friendly. I'll be returning for the dilation portion of the exam soon (had to drive after my appointment today) and unless my insurance coverage changes again, yearly for my check-ups.
She's very sweet, and put me at ease
Great experience. She was very knowledgeable, thorough and personable. I will visit her again!
Dr. Chern is very warm, thorough and attentive. I was able to ask all the questions I wanted and describe to her exactly how I felt and what problems I had with my contacts. It was a pleasure to be seen by her. I have finally found "my" ophthalmologist.
Excellent Doctor, very professional and a good explainer.
Yes i was very please
She was great. I called for an emergency without being a patient and after another doctor didn't want to see me, even though I was in pain and almost blind, the receptionist told me to go right away. The doctor was nice and made a lot of tests on me. I could totally recommend her.
Dr. Chern did excellent work, and had a very caring manner.
I didn't have to wait at all in the waiting room. She is a very nice & caring doctor.
Sweetheart & knowlegable.
She was very informative and made me feel comfortable. She even told me she would check my glasses to see if the place got it wrong
She is just amazing! She's not one of those scary doctors who stays quiet throught the whole procedure. She helped me out with a minor surgery on my eyelid. She is excellent with the needle, and stitching. A true professional! I did not feel a thing! I would recommend her to anyone.
Excellent professional and human being.
Dr. Chern was very sweet and attentive. While her service was quick, I did not feel rushed. She spent adequate amount of time with me and didn't just dismiss my concerns. I will be seeing her again and DEFINITELY recommend her.
She was so kind and very thorough. She took the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. She did not make me feel rushed and her disposition was nothing but pleasant the entire exam.
She very patiently answered all my questions. She clearly and thoroughly explained all the symptoms and possible causes.
I appreciated her skill and patience. She is the best eye doctor I have ever had -- seriously.
Dr. Chern was absolutely lovely. She was quick and efficient, but gave me plenty of time to ask questions and also gave me a lot of helpful advice about caring for my eyes.
She is one of the most pleasant doctors I have ever had. Her knowledge is v extensive and she can explaine everything in an easy to understand manner.
Dr. Chern is a great person and takes her time to talk to her patients, get to know them and help them to the best of her abilities. I highly recommend her services.
Dr. Chern took her time with me and explained everything clearly. No waiting time! Awesome person to talk to.
Truly one of my favorite doctors (and as the son of an ophtalmologist, I know what I'm talking about.) Dr. Chern is reassuringly calm, clearly interested in you as a person, and has a dry sense of humor that feels as right as a good martini.
This was my first visit with Dr. Chern. She was very kind and affable, thorough and thoughtful. Dr. Chern was a pleasure and I highly recommend her services.
Dr. Chern was great. She was very attentive and personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone.