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Richard Deluca, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He graduated cum laude with his undergraduate degree, B.A. in Biology, from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Dr. Deluca earned his Medical Doctor Degree from Medical College of Virginia, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA.
Continuing his education, Dr. Deluca completed an Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship from Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, New York, NY. He then completed an Ophthalmology Residency Program at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Deluca's topped off his final year of Residency with an appointment as Chief Resident.
Dr. Deluca received the William H. and Judith Turner Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.
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Verified Patient Reviews
I have been seeing Dr. Deluca for over 10 years and he has always been professional, courteous and available to answer any questions I may have about my eyes, eyesight and overall health.
I have been going to Dr. Deluca for years and I love him. He's professional and quick about everything. And he's very good at answering all your questions and giving you lots of options.
Excellent bedside manner and very professional. I highly recommend Dr. Deluca.
A doctor's doctor.
Dr. Deluca was very helpful, professional, trustworthy, and genuinely concerned with the issue at hand. Highly recommended!
I thought the staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr Deluca himself was extremely professional and patient as I went through my eye examine. Highly recommended him! Thanks guys
Dr. Deluca is awesome! I never mind the wait because once you're with him he treats you like you're the most important patient he has.
Very thorough. Very professional. Very nice staff. I'm a physician myself and would recommend to anyone.
They were all professional and friendly, from the front desk all the way to the doctor
I was seen quickly and the doctor was able to efficiently diagnose my issue and prescribe what I needed. He also asked me questions about other eye issues I have in my medical history, even though I hadn't come in for that, and talked to me about options (and gave me a referral to a specialist) I had written off long ago thinking that it wasn't viable for me.
Great and informative!!
Was seen at the exact time of my appointment and Dr. Richard is great.
The office visit was timely and efficient. Dr Deluca took his time and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him.
Very professional and responsive. Great bedside manner, considerate of my bus schedule and very much look forward to following up with him. I'd highly recommend!
Professional! Personable and very smart! Great Dr!
Dr. DeLuca is a great doctor he is very professional and his office staff are as well. He has the utmost respect for you and your time.
Not exactly chatty/friendly, but was very professional and courteous. I am a physician and would recommend him/come back.
He was knowledgable, thorough, and efficient. He was able to answer all my questions in easy-to-understand ways. I highly recommend him.
Despite a very busy day, Dr. DeLuca's staff saw me in a reasonable amount of time. When it came time for my appointment, Dr. DeLuca's was well-versed with my eye history and why I was seeing him again. His support staff was thorough and polite. It was the end of the year, and I'm sure the crowd was due to last-chance-to-spend flexible spending dollars ... but I was very impressed with the staff, the clarity of explanation for everything that I was being tested on, and ultimately with the prognosis and follow-up.
Explains everything well.
Always a pleasant visit.
Excellent doctor and office staff! The appointment started right on time. Everyone was very courteous and professional. Dr. DeLuca is outstanding!
He's wonderful, I was on my one hour lunch break, and believe me I was impress.
Dr. Deluca was super professional and helpful. He manage to explain everything clearly to me. I trust his diagnose. Also the front desk, Michael and Jennifer, they're quite busy but patient. And other staff, helped me out with my insurance issue. Five-star experience!
Dr. Deluca is very thorough and explains everything clearly. He's also very patient and professional. Jennifer (receptionist) was very helpful! Thank you Jennifer :)
Both Dr DeLuca and Dr Smith are highly professional and knowledgeable doctors. Need iI say more.
Excellent! He talked me through everything he did and explained my diagnosis and treatment plan in great detail. I ll be back
Very nice staff and doctor, but appointments are so brief, the doctor doesn't fully explain the treatment to the patient, (he does give you directions about taking the prescription, but not the reason for a particular prescription, and why its important.) I also wonder if he doesn't favor the newest and most expensive drugs over the tried and true?
Dr. Deluca was very patient, very clear in his explanations, and provided as much information as he could about the conditions I was there to have diagnosed. He didn't do any tests that were overkill, but was very thorough in everything he did. I don't wear glasses, so I don't have regular eye exams, but I can't imagine finding a better eye doctor when I do need one!
I thought Dr. Deluca was very professional, knowledgeable and efficient! I arrived about 20 minutes early and I was still seen just about right away. Very pleased with the care I received!
Good, efficient professional, very busy office though. Could have spent more time explaining things.
Dr. DeLuca was very thorough during the visit. He explained everything in a lot of detail, and I learned a lot during the visit. Everyone was very helpful at the front desk, and I was seen within 15 minutes. I would definitely recommend him. I saw Dr. DeLuca because of dry eyes after having Lasik eye surgery at another center. He told me it was very common for people to have dry eyes after Lasik surgery (which is why more people are doing Lasek surgery now). He developed a very thorough plan to treat me dry eyes.
Very professional, pleasant and efficient doctor. Office staff also attentive and pleasant. Although not elaborate or spacious waiting room, excellent health care experience.
I have been going to see Dr. DeLuca for many years. I feel he has always been very pleasant, explains what he is doing and answers my many questions in easily understandable terms. I believe he has been providing excellent treatment throughout the years.
All very efficiently handled, and in a friendly manner, which is so important.
Loved him! My third ophthalmologist in the past 2 years. From the minute he introduced himself, he was personable and we established a quick rapport. Extremely knowledgeable, perceptive to what I needed, cost conscious, and I could not be gladder that I can stop looking for an optho that I like.
Dr deLuca is efficient, knowledgable and personable. Takes care of business. Shares a very busy office, so it feels a bit impersonal, but gets the job done, and done well.
Friendly staff. Wait was about 25 minutes, which was a bit longer than the 15 minutes they had indicated. However, once i explained that I was in a rush, they moved right to the issue at hand and resolved it with an efficient exam, consultation, and prescription. Dr. Deluca has a friendly demeanor and explains everything he is doing and recommending thoroughly. He also sent the prescription in to my pharmacy before I had even left his office. I would certainly return for any eye-related issues.
Professional and helpful
He seems very competent, office was very busy and there was a wait, like there is with so many doctors these days.
Great eye doctor, very helpful and comprehensive!
Very satisfactory. Nice guy.
Straightforward. office well-organized. pleasant staff. modest and appropriate
Once the doctor showed up it was excellent, but I hope that the long wait is only because the dr. was there for only 3 hrs that day.
Exam was very easy and thorough. Nice doctor.
Dr DeLuca was very thorough and I felt a very comprehensive eye exam
Helpful and understanding to my situation. Will most likely continue to use him as my eye care doctor.
Very thorough, explained things very clearly, extremely professional
I was very impressed with both Dr. Deluca and his staff, who were cordial and professional at all times. In particular the front office staff are patient, warm, and kind. I watched as they bent backward to accommodate various patients. Dr. Deluca himself is outstanding, knowledgeable, amiable, and efficient.
Very good visit.
Wait time much too long
Dr. Deluca's secretary, Jennifer, was warm and friendly. I saw Dr. Deluca right away. He was very informative, engaging, professional, and encouraged me to ask questions. I highly recommend him.
A 25-minute wait isn't too bad, but last time I waited over 45 minutes. Doctors should see their patients within just a few minutes--we have places to be and things to do too. I do not think a 25 minute wait is worthy of 4 stars, as ZocDoc's ratings suggest. If I didn't think Dr. DeLuca was a good doctor, I would go somewhere I didn't have to wait.
I was extremely impressed by the exam I received. Dr. Deluca provided a detailed yet easy to understand explanation of the exam and patiently answered my many questions. He gave useful and unbiased information on the potential treatments and personally intervened to help expedite my treatment. I give the highest and unqualified to Dr. Deluca.
Dr DeLuca was very professional and thorough without rushing.
very helpful, answered my questions thoroughly
We had an excellent visit. He was very informative and attentive to my daughter's needs.
I waited 1 hr 15 min before Dr. Deluca even saw me. He then barely introduced himself - more interested in 'how i heard about him'. He dilated my eyes, said he'd be back in 5 mins, and left to go chat with other patients for 20 mins. Also - something to note - ZERO cell service because the 2nd Ave location is underground. So, not only do you wait for bad service, but wait with absolutely nothing else to do/ completely cut off from work. I would not recommend to anyone. All around bad service.
I explained well what he was doing and why. I can recommend him.
the office was pleasant and the staff friendly and accomodating. Dr.Deluca was very knowledgable and professional.
Dr. DeLuca and the staff at Eye Institute of New York are highly professional, knowledgeble and caring. I have been a patient for several years and have always had a wonderful experience on all my visits. I would highly recommend them.
Dr. DeLuca was excellent. I came to him because of a recent diagnosis of a chronic illness and he went out of his way to explain how to best manage my condition.
I visited him to ask about his recommendation for a 3rd eye surgery and I liked that he was very honest about his decision and explained it thoroughly. Most doctors jump at an opportunity to perform a surgery in my experience and I'm glad I went to him before making a big decision that would have posed major problems in the long run.
Dr. DeLuca is thorough, fast and professional. He listened to my concerns about my vision not being corrected properly by my previous opthalmologist and discovered by "reading" my current glasses and previous glasses that the prescription I was given by my previous opthalmologist was undercorrected. He took a real interest in my vision and explained everything to me quickly, professionally and in a way that I could easily understand. The office staff are very professional and efficient. His technician Lea Marie is especially personable and professional and is a real asset to his office. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. DeLuca to anyone who wants a superb opthalmologist for not only vision checkups, but especially surgeries (Dr. DeLuca did my husband's cataract surgeries perfectly and was so educational and expert in his visits with us).
very good, learned alot about eyes. very kind to my sleepy teenager. we are going to be life long patients, t you
Dr. Deluca as well as the rest of his team were very professional. The appointment was quick and very helpful. Highly recommend for your yearly eye check up
he does not how to treat his employees and clients.
The staff and Dr. Deluca were very professional. I highly recommend him to friends and family.
Dr. Deluca is very businesslike and professional. He carefully explained my condition in terms I could understand, advised me what could be done surgically for my cataract, and made me feel very comfortable. His "bedside manner" is extremely trustworthy. I feel very good about trusting him with my vision. His staff is working very closely with my insurance to get everything coordinated for my surgery. I highly recommend him and his staff.
Found him to be personable, proffessional, and to the point. Also liked his conservatism re: tx. Would have liked some introduction from him, a little personalization. Overall a good visit and will definately return.
Very quick and efficient. Accommodating and friendly.