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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Charney maintains a high level of patient satisfaction. He attributes this to his training and his commitment to provide all of his patients with his personal attention. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great physician and human being. He is thorough, honest, and very nice as well. He clearly loves his work and enjoys interacting with his patients. Part of a dying breed of docs
I had an excellent check up with the doctor. Made sure I was comfortable with all the test he did even the bright lights in my poor pupils.
The Zocdoc appt didn't show up on Dr. Charney's computer server and I had to provide all my personal info again.
Dr. Charney is great- efficient and friendly with a great bedside manner. The front of house is another matter. Between the two receptionists neither of them said "Hello," "Please" or "Thank you" at any point of my interaction with them. And forget about eye contact.
Dr Charney, pleasant, thorough explains everything
Caveat on the wait time – there was a snafu with scheduling, and it took me longer than usual to see the doctor.
Professional, friendly, competent.
Professional and personable
Fast. Very attentive. All good.
Very pleased with the thorough eye exam I received from Dr Charney. Very professional. Will be back for a follow up visit .
Dr. Charney is a fine opthalmologist. He is very relaxed, friendly, and experienced. I recommend him very highly. Deroy Murdock, Manhattan.
he is very thorough and explained very well. very good experience.
Very personable, focused and extremely knowledgeable and experienced.
Doctor Richard is good, as always.
I was seen in a timely manner. Actually a few minutes before my apt. Time. Was informed every step he takes as far as what to expect. DR. Chaney informed me of what to expect going forward. He is a good doctor and would recommend him to other patients.
Excellent opthalmologist whom I have used for years. Very lovely person as well as an MD who gives a thorough exam and full explanations.
Dr. Charney always provides a thorough eye exam. I am pleased with my visit.
Dr. Charney is a wonderful and patient ophthalmologist. His care and insights inspire confidence. The office staff was supportive and competent. I highly recommend Dr. Charney for all your eye care needs.
This is my second visit with Dr. Charney and the care was excellent.
Seeing him for many years. Easy to talk with. Great
Dr.Charney is very professional and amiable. This is my second visit and he was as thorough this visit. I will keep coming back.
There were issues with the schedule at no fault of the doctor. However, I felt due to this scheduling issue it was somewhat rushed after waiting for the doctor who doesn't even come into the office until after my appointment was booked. Didn't feel like I was an important patient, just got shuffled into the mix. Sure the doctor is great but won't be returning, receptionist didn't try to book a follow up. Also annoyed the reason the patient came in after me was seen first was because my appointment was an eye emergency. If it was an eye emergency, wouldn't I be seen first, not second, especially since my appointment was first? Call the office for an appointment, don't use this site.
Dr. Charney is very affable, put me at ease, and has a sense of humour, which I personally really appreciate. I was there for basic check-up. He knows his stuff and he's honest with you.
Excellent doctor - been a patient for a long tume.
Really nice guy. Good communicator - let me know what was happening & explained things without me having to probe. He seemed very genuine & caring.
I told Dr. Charney that I have bad reactions to eye dilation medication. He gave me a milder version, but I still passed out in an unattended waiting room (I fell forward in my chair); the patient next to me had to call for help. I was given wet paper towels and then largely ignored the rest of my visit. Besides having cuts on my face for a week, the worst part was feeling like everyone in the office was trying to act like it wasn't a big deal. The lack of empathy and care was hurtful.
Overall it was a most pleasant experience. I would recommend Dr Charney, MD to my friends and relatives.
He's very thorough.
He is very thorough but relaxed with a great sense of humor. He gave me updates as he was examining me, which helped me relax. He gave me a simple, understandable explanation of my condition but did not condescend. I think he is an excellent doctor and will keep going back.
My first appointment with the doctor. He was very thorough in his exam and took time to answer questions and concerns I had. Would totally go back to see him again.
All the staff were professional and accomodating.
Dr Charney is very professional
Dr. Charney successfully diagnosed and treated my issue. He's been my doctor for a couple of years now, and remembers me well. Would recommend!
I was completely satisfied with my visit to Dr. Charney, He tested my vision, explaining as he went along and answered all my questions clearly. I have my prescription for new reading glasses and am perfectly happy.
I found him friendly and thorough. Felt comfortable and his manner engendered trust.
The best eye exam ever. Very good advice as well.
I found the staff to be pleasant and Dr. Charney to be reassuringly open; I felt very comfortale in his care.
Dr. Charney is an "old fashion" doctor who will treat you personally, rather than send you to a technician for this or that test, and because of that they don't pad their billings. He is also thorough. LOVe Dr. Charney, thank goodness for doctors like him. However, the reception staff is subpar. Be sure she checks you in, it is not enough to sign in. She doesn't look at the sign in sheet---a very unprofessional and poor practice.
Although I was kept waiting for longer than what I considered reasonable, Dr Charney was apologetic and explained why. He also tried to help me get through the eye exam as quickly as he could when I explained that I had to be out by a certain time. He was a kind doctor who explained things thoroughly. I'll go back again go sure.
Dr. Charney was very nice and took his time with my exam and discussing my vision issues. The office is very clean and, unlike other eye Dr's I have been to in NYC midtown-area, I was seen immediately and only by Dr. Charney, instead of a litany of nurses and assistants as well. That made the appointment run quickly and smoothly and a pleasant experience overall.
Very professional. My wife will be making an appointment soon based on my recommendation.
Dr. Charney is an excellent doctor. He is friendly, professional, engaging. I highly recommend him.
Highly recommend. He is very careful to check my eyes in different ways. This is the first time I booked an eye examination. But I will definitely return to this office.
Dr Charney was great, as was the receptionist. Carmen could have been much friendlier. I felt like I was bothering her by being there.
He's a great doctor. I've been seeing him for years and highly recommend him.
Professional and quick, exactly what's needed these days.
. Charney is thorough and explains everything. He is friendly and you feel comfortable asking questions. I found him completely satisfactory.
I have been going to Dr. Charney for years and will continue to do so because he provides great service and there's never a long wait. Highly recommended.
excellent eye exam.
Great office. Very efficient and thorough. Dr Charney answered all my questions. Not your "normal NYC' Doctors office visit. Highly recommendation.
Dr. Charney is amazing both in terms of communication with patient and diagnosis. Very friendly and nice.
I actually had it on Tuesday and not today. Dr. Charney's assistant had called me a few weeks ago to change the appointment to the 21st of January. Nevertheless, I am thoroughly satisfied with the result of my visit and plan to return to him in the future.
Very thorough and unhurried. Took the time to answer all questions
The front desk staff was less than welcoming or friendly, but Dr. Charney was a delight.
As usual, Dr, Charney was pleasant, engaging, thorough, and comforting. If anything, this was a better visit than most, in that I waited about 45 seconds to see him -- literally. I regard Dr. Charney very highly and recommend him enthusiastically. Best wishes, Deroy Murdock New York City
A great professional eye doctor- I am fully confident in him for myself and my entire family. Nice friendly staff too.
The doctor did all the routine things during my examination and he was very polite and informative, and I look forward to my next annual visit.
Dr. Charney is very warm and personable. I have been a patient for about the last 10 years. I wish he could be my primary care physician.
He is thorough. Listens, too! Meticulous hygiene in office. Highly satisfied. Clarified all my questions.
Great visit, great doc. Took time, not rushed, very thorough. Was my first visit and will go to no other eye doc again. Highly recommend.
Very attentative and caring.
He apologized for the wait period. He read my record and asked pertinent questions, examined my eyes and noted my problems. I was completely satisfied with the visit, think he is an excellent doctor and went away with a prescription for new glasses.
I've been seeing Dr. Charney for several years. He gives a pretty thorough exam and his office is conveniently located in midtown. He also explains why he chooses certain actions. On the other hand, he doesn't volunteer numbers. When doing a glaucoma test, he'll say "normal" but not the exact numbers he sees. If you want those numbers, you should remember to ask for them. He doesn't rush his patients and he's careful about cleaning the equipment. His staff is friendly and the office is clean. I plan to continue to see him and recommend him in general.
Excellent visit. Extremely knowledgeable, took the time to make sure I understood everything, answered all my questions. A rare find in NYC.
It was a good visit. Examination was smooth and prompt.
It was excellent, I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Charney is highly experienced and professional. His diagnoses in particular are right on target, and he works with excellent specialists as well.
Dr. Charney was very pleasant and polite. He answered all my questions and put me at ease. Will continue going back to him. The office is spotless and the receptionists are very professional.
I was late to my appointment and both Dr. Charney and his staff were very accommodating. Smooth visit, nice over-all experience. He was upfront and gave me feedback as he worked, answered all my questions. Would see again.
Very professional and thorough and also personable.
Dr. Richard Charney was great. He was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. He also had a sense of humor that I liked. I definitely recommend him. His staff was friendly too and I didn't have to wait. He was on time to see me.
Wonderful. Dr Charney is very knowledgeable and professional, yet approachable and concerned. I couldn't be happier with today's visit, and recommend Dr Charney very highly.
Very professional - and a nice man.
Amazing! Great Doctor very polite. Highly Recommended AAA+++
He was very thorough, professional, and likeable. My only issue was the waiting time but the receptionsit and the doctor apologized. Seems like this was unusual. I have been to this office before and the wait time was not long, so I would not hold it against them. I'll still give them an A rating.
He is a true professional. Excellent clinician..personable, and accommodating. I wish him the very best. He has a very busy practice but still finds time to address all questions and concerns.
Excellent Dr. - very thorough - took his time - got it right!
My mother and I have been patients Dr. Charney for years. He is the consummate professional and is very patient. Rest assured - you are in good hands with Dr. Charney.
Very experienced, knowledgeable, and personable doctor. His office staff was courteous and efficient. I have been going to Dr. Charney for nearly 10 years, and have never had a bad experience.
Very thorough and personable.
I think he's terrific. I've been his patient for over 30 years.
He was excellent. Very professional, efficient and friendly!
Straight forward, professional, what you're looking for in a doctor.
Dr Charney is very competent and professional.
Good eye exam; confident that all that could be done was done. Also gave some good advice regarding my contacts.
I have been using Dr. Charney for many years. He is always pleasant and professional.
As previously, nice and pleasant.
Dr. Charney is thorough and communicates well, he puts his patients at ease and is responsive to all questions and concerns. I've been going to him for years and recommend him highly.
He was very professional, explain to me through out the procedure.
he doesn't fit contacts, but will fill them if you have the proper info
Dr Charney has been my opthalmologist for years and he is the best! He's congenial, attentive, and smart.
Very good! My only complaint is that I wish he'd explain what he was doing throughout the exams. I felt like he was just adding drops, putting me on machines and doing everything he needed to, but no explanations were given. It makes a patient more comfortable to know when they are about to be dilated. Other than that, he's a truly wonderful doctor!
Dr. Richard Charney is very friendly and nice. He check my eyes very carefully, and after check up he explained everything very clear. Definitely recommend this eye doctor. All the Staff work there are all very nice.
Dr Charney was very nice and professional.
The doctor is very professional but the waiting time could be improved to lesser waiting.
I was pleased. The doctor was pleasant and gave me what I thought was a thorough examination.
Dr Charney is a very pleasant man. He answered all of my questions, was very professional, knowledgeable, and gave me a very thorough exam.
First off I want to rate your web site which I think is fantastic. As far as Dr. Charney you couldn't ask for better. He is by far the best at what he does in my opinion. It was as comfortable and pleasant an experience as I have ever had at a Doctors office. I highly recommend him.
Reassured me that I didn't have a serious problem without condescending.
Highly professional; took time for questions and gave thoughtful, thorough answers. Very kind in his approach. Wait time was unavoidable and not usual in his practice. The staff was also kind and helpful. As an RN of long-standing, I have had worked with many, many MDs; he is one of the best I've seen.
It went really well. It was well organized, Dr. Charney and his staff are nice, and I had a thoroughly satisfying experience.
Great visit, seemed thorough and highly competant
Dr. Charney is fantastic!
There seemed to be a lack of coordination. I made an appointment at 2:30 PM through Internet. Somebody called over the phone and they also gave him an appointment at 2:30 PM, so two people had a 2:30 PM appointment. However, the Doctor was nice enough to accomodate both of us and that was real nice.
He is the best!!!!
Dr. Charney took his time listening to my eye problems, did a very thorough exam and then discussed a treatment plan with me in detail. I was very pleased with this visit. He is a great doctor, with a lot of knowledge and cares to explain. It is great to have doctors like him in NYC.
Thorough, friendly, and efficient!
Dr. Charney is very professional and a wonderful eye doctor.
Excellent - very clear explanations of the problem.
Excellent, waited a little too long for the number of people who were there.
Dr. Charney is a consummate professional.
Dr.Charney is very professional and nice.
Great and thorough, will visit again.