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Dr. Robert Behan is a member of the team at Metropolitan Vision and concentrates on comprehensive management of patients' visual needs. Dr. Behan was a top graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He completed a residency at the Illinois Eye Institute and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind where he concentrated on the management of ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation. Dr Behan is also experienced in specialty contact lens fitting. Dr. Behan was the recipient of the Wesley Jessen Award for Contact Lens Excellence and Eschenbach Award for Low Vision Rehabilitation. He is a dedicated member of the American Optometric Association and New York State Optometric Association Dr Behan lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two beautiful children.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was my second visit to Dr. Behan. I saw him last year. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, explains you everything in detail. I strongly recommend Dr. Behan.
Incredibly thorough, takes the time to explain everything. Truly lovely doctor and staff, who are welcoming and helpful!
Dr. Behan is knowledgeable and professional.
He was very nice and thorough. The appointment took a little longer than I expected, but I was having an extra test done so it wasn't unreasonable.
It was excellent, Dr. Behan is very friendly and a great doctor. Highly recommend.
Dr Behan is amazing, highly recommend him
Busy office with a lot of patients, but they were nonetheless very efficient. The whole team was really friendly and on top of it. Dr. Behan was calm and professional, very straightforward and thorough. Will definitely be back.
I was early, they took me early. Everything was clearly outlined on everything and I am very glad I found him. I refered him to some of my colleagues as well.
Dr Behan was very kind and explained everything thoroughly! I truly enjoyed my visit. Definitely recommend.
I really like him, he was very kind and very patient when I asked him questions about certain diseases. He was very thorough and helpful by explaining every steps of testing he would do. I would recommend everyone to him .
Dr. Behan and his staff were very nice, smart, easy to talk to and work with. The office is busy but they move through patients quickly and are very nice and professional. I recommend the practice.
I've been going to Dr. Behan for annual eye exams for many years now, and he's definitely one of the best; friendly, thorough, and never makes you feel rushed.
Dr Behan was great. Very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. All of his staff were friendly as well. All in all it was a great visit but did take a bit longer than expected. I would sacrifice time for good care though, will probably just book a different time slot next time!
Dr. Behan is professional, friendly, and takes time to explain what's going on with you. His staff is nice too — highly recommend his office.
Dr. Behan is probably the best optometrist I've ever had. Not only was he knowledgeable, thorough, and caring, but his staff was wonderful as well. There was almost no wait time. They were very organized and I had no problems. Very happy I chose Dr. Behan.
Dr Behan is great. I always have a great experience and feel like he listens to all my questions and concerns. He explains everything in an easy to understand manner. Can't recommend him enough!
Dr. Behan provided a thorough examination.
Dr. Behan and the office staff were all extremely nice.
He was great! Very thorough
One of the best I have seen so far.
Dr. Behan is a cut above the rest. He made me feel comfortable and was able to provide me with lots of information. His staff is pleasant and the appointment was expedient. Thank you!
Smart, insightful, and patient with all my questions. Probably the most thorough exam I've had in a long time, and walked away with some new information on how to better take care of my eyes. Would definitely recommend!
I've been coming to this office for years and cannot recommend it enough. Excellent, thoughtful care.
Dr. Behan is great. Very through, very communicative, and take the time to explain the procedures and the results. Full checkup/exam with all test usually takes 1 hour.
Dr Behan was friendly, knowledgeable, and really took the time to explain what he was doing all throughout my exam. I will definitely be coming back to see him.
Dr. Behan is incredibly kind and the most thorough physician I have been to of any specialty.
Dr Robert Behan was great. He was caring and took the time to talk to you while keeping this prompt and speedy. The staff at the location weren't that friendly. They were very matter of fact. Clearly seemed under stress because of the high volume business at the practice. The office itself was small and the equipment looked old.
Dr. Behan was professional with a good bedside manner but the wait was too long. I arrived on time but waited 20 mins and there was still one person ahead of me. I told the receptionist I wanted to re-schedule since the wait was too long and then suddenly I was able to be seen right away. Sorry to that patient who they obviously skipped so I didn't walk out the door.
hard sell on the glasses after the appointment but I suppose that's conmon.. everthing else was good.
Dr. Behan was thorough, kind, and responsive to my questions. The office staff were kind and clear about the payments I could opt into and expect. Overall a really great experience.
Professional yet human. Really listened to me and answered questions or addressed them. Thorough and friendly. Extremely knowledgeable clinician.
Friendly and efficient. Office felt like a smooth running machine.
He's so sweet and kind! This was my first eye exam since I was in grade school! He explained everything and was a great doctor! xo
Very efficient team and Dr Behan was very clear in explaining each aspect of the eye exam. Highly recommed
Professional, fast, friendly team.
He was great-- super honest and nice guy. Would definitely recommend.
Very kind and patient doctor. I haven't done an eye exam in years and have totally forgotten what it's like. Dr Behan made me feel extremely comfortable, answered all of my questions, and was very friendly.
Very friendly and informative, spent a lot of time with me and was very thorough.
Dr Behan is always attentive, focused and caring.
Dr. Behan was wonderful, but his office staff was argumentative about my insurance and tried to double charge me.
Dr. Behan was kind, friendly, and easy to talk to. He explained everything in a very relatable way and was very patient with me. I look forward to referring him to others!
Dr. Behan is fantastic! I'm quite nearsighted (more than -10) and have had an excellent experience as a patient. The office staff is also very courteous.
Dr. Behan is awesome. I really appreciate his level of professionalism and his sincere demeanor. He genuinely cares about his patience and has a way of explaining his diagnosis in a way that is easily understood. I'll continue to see Dr. Behan. He's the best.
I have been a patient of Dr. Behan for a few years and it's always been a good experience. He is thorough with his examination and has a very professional bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Behan.
Dr. Behan was patient and polite. Took his time to go through various options that could help with the redness in my eyes. He provided insights and techniques that other optometrists have not. Highly recommended!
Dr. Behan is efficient, helpful, and friendly... as is entire office staff! They went over my insurance information with me and helped me get the most out of my benefits. Happy to have found them!
Very thorough, informative and professional. I enjoyed my visit.
I am extremely happy with my appointment with Doctor Robert Behan. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I strongly recommend Dr. Behan.
Dr. Behan was very informative and knowledgable. He answered all questions clearly and was very friendly. He was honest about whether his suggested treatment was 100% necessary or not, which I appreciated.
Dr. Behan is always very thorough and professional. He takes the time to get everything right and explains everything he's doing. A great doctor and office.
Excellent doctor, very patient, explains all details, did a very proper and thorough exam for my eye to get down to the root cause. One of the best doctors I have been to to date. Highly recommended.
Dr. Behan is very kind and thorough. I highly recommend.
My visit was great. I arrived early and was seen right on time. I have been long overdue for an eye appointment and Dr. Behan was wonderful about explaining everything he was doing. Will definitely come back.
While I made my appointment to see Dr Behan I saw a newer doctor in the office. He was friendly and knowledgeable. Friendly office. Overall good experience
Everyone was very friendly and professional. I hate going to the eye doctor generally so I avoid going, but this was a great experience.
Dr. Behan is always very kind, willing to answer any questions I have, and thorough during our checkups. The admin staff in the office are also extremely sweet and helpful.
Doctor was very knowledgeable and explained the process every step of the way while answering every question. I loved my visit and recommendations by the doctor.
Dr. Behan was knowledgeable and professional. I liked that he did not at any point make me feel rushed and took the time to throughly explain things. I highly recommend!
I had a wonderful first experience - front desk took the initiative to go over all the charges with me when I first checked in, all the staff were very professional and friendly, and the doctor was very sweet and took the time to explain the entire process in detail. He even took the extra effort to double check my vision plan coverage after the receptionist couldn't find it. Highly recommended!
He was great and took his time. Will be going back!
Great staff, Robert is very knowledgeable in his field. First time getting an eye exam in a real long time, felt comfortable the whole time.
I had a great first visit with Dr. Behan. He was helpful and took extra time answering my questions. I got right in and everyone in the office was efficient and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an optometrist.
Overall my visit was great. They sent all intake forms ahead of time, I did not have to wait more than 10 minutes and they were very clear on the charges before my appointment. Dr. B was friendly and thorough. I would definitely recommend.
Highly recommend Dr. Behan, he is really thorough and clear. Love that he takes his time and doesn't make the consultation feel rushed.
Dr. Behan was excellent and made me feel at ease. He explained very well what was going on with my eyes. I am happy to know I have found a great optometrist in the city!
Dr. Behan was very nice and friendly. He answered any questions I had, and made sure to explain that checking eye health is just as important as evaluating my prescription. Front desk was nice and so was the PA. Small office, and the equipment seems very old school. But great service!
Busy office but they move people quickly. Dr. Behan is a sweetheart! Very kind.
Dr Behan is thorough, and doesn't ever make me feel rushed. He and his staff are also always efficient, professional, pleasant and friendly. 5 stars!
I love Doctor Behan! He's super nice and friendly!
The Dr was great after waiting about 2 hours over to see him in a cramped, over booked office with visual treating procedures being done in a hallway
Dr. Behan took the time to explain all the tests he was doing and the results of each. Felt very comfortable and no pressure to purchase glasses at the time of visit. Highly recommended!
Dr Behan is great! Very nice and thoughtful. Really great visit overall and very quick.
Good: 1) Dr. Behan is great. Smart & friendly. 2) They used the forms that I filled out on Zoc Doc so I didn't have to fill them out again :) 3) 2 blocks away from 14th street path station Bad: 1) Waited approx. 20-30 min for my appointment even though I was the 1st appointment of the day
Great doctor; explains what is going on medically, which I appreciate, and is willing to answer any number of questions. Professional, gentle, and thoughtful.
Good visit. He was very thorough in explaining everything he was doing and why, and if scenario X happened what next steps would be. Definitely puts patients at ease through explaining what he's doing. Not much small talk, like, at all, but it wasn't really necessary. I'd recommend.
I've visited 3 years in a row. Dr. Behan is very kind, professional, fast, and always gives great advice and details about vision.
This guy is remarkable. He takes his time, explains carefully and clearly, and recommends further work only when it's really necessary. I don't trust easily but this guy, I find, is utterly trustworthy.
My appointment with the doctor was excellent. But the receptionists were very rude and unhelpful
Dr. Behan is thorough and and friendly. His office staff is efficient and I couldn't ask for a better eye doctor. I would highly recommend him to all my friends.
Amazing! Dr. Behan is so nice and friendly. Everyone in the office is so nice and friendly. It's a breath of fresh share to actually find a normal, stable, friendly doctor's office in NYC.
I saw Dr Behan to get new glasses. He updated my prescription just a small amount and gave me very straight forward, easy to understand details about an eye issue I have. He even showed me pictures of what it looked like on the screen. I appreciated him being completely upfront telling me that lasik is not a good idea with my condition (not trying to get me to spend more money). His bedside manner was appropriate, his office very clean (especially for NY), and his staff was charming. They were totally fine (even suggested) me looking for glasses elsewhere if I didn't like their selection and that they would be happy to order a pair for me if needed. I'm looking forward to going back.
I've been seeing Dr. Behan for many years, and I think he's great. Very professional and knowledgable.
I made it clear exactly what I wanted from my eye exam and clerks were very up front with what was covered with my insurance policy. The Doctor was very thorough and answered all questions, explaining what he was doing.
Dr. Behan is one of the most gentle and patient doctors you will ever have. He is incredibly polite and, even though he was totally booked the day I saw him, asked several times if I had any questions about anything he was doing. He was very thorough in his answers. I highly recommend him!
Friendly Office Staff, Great Eye doctor, Great Service- 100% recommend.
Dr. Behan was awesome. I really appreciated his very thorough explanation in terms that are easily to understand. And he's simply a genuine, caring, and sincere doctor. And I look forward to my next visit with him.
Great doctor. Really gave a better prescription than what i had before.
Great, the office stuff members were all polite and kind too
Very gentle, thorough, and good at explaining. I hate having my eyes touched, and he made me feel more at ease than any eye doctor I've ever seen before.
I arrived 15 minutes early for my appointment but was attended to right away. I also didn't have to wait long to see Dr. Behan, and even though the office was busy, he took his time during my exam -- asked thorough preliminary questions, showed me images/diagrams that he took of my eyes, and gave a clear explanation of my condition. Great experience!
Great visit, really appreciated his detailed answers and suggestions based on my questions.
He was very caring, professional!!
Dr. Behan is extremely professional: he clearly explains all of the different procedures (down to the specifics of eyedrops) and mechanics so it's very clear to me as a patient what he is doing. I appreciate the additional context & clear answers he provides, as I feel like I learn more about my eyes during each visit.
I had a good experience with Dr. Behan. He was very nice and explained everything clearly. There were some issues with paperwork but everyone in the office was extremely helpful and professional.
Very efficient , competent, and pleasant. Non rushed to find the best prescription for my lens. Overall experience 5 stars for staff.
Great doctor. Thanks for the wonderful service. Would recommend to anyone.
This was the best doctor's visit I've had in a long time - speedy and professional staff, and Dr. Behan is thorough, kind, and intelligent. I will be returning every year.
Dr. Behan is very professional. I was seen right away and the office was very friendly. Great location by Union Square.
The office was very crowded, but Dr. Behan is fantastic.
Great overall experience. Both Dr. Behan and his staff are very polite, professional, and pleasant.
If you value transparency, do not see this doctor. He performed tests that I did not ask for and that we did not discuss and I ended up with a bunch of extra charges at the end that I was not anticipating.
Dr. Behan was so great. He's very warm and welcoming, and you can tell he really cares about making sure you leave the office satisfied. Would highly recommend!!
Dr. Behan is great. He patiently answered all of my questions and was very thorough.
Knows his stuff, thorough and practical!
I visited Dr. Behan today for a visual exam. He very thoughtfully explained everything he was testing me for. Additionally, h offered the thinking behind why these tests are used, what he was looking for, and what my results indicated. His staff was friendly, attentive and very fast. I'd happily recommend Dr. Behan!
Dr. Behan was great! Very through and gentle with my eyes. I was in and out of the office for my visit (full eye exam) within 50 minutes. I plan to visit Dr. Behan for my yearly eye check-ups moving forward.
He was amazing, answered all my questions and concerns, very detailed with his explaination. He knows his stuff!
I've been seeing Dr. Behan for years, really like him and all the people at the practice (technicians, administrators, etc)
Dr. Behan was extremely knowledgable and helpful. He took his time during the exam and explained everything in detail. The office staff was kind and helpful as well.
Beware: office is an insurance mill. I was charged two co-pays even though I only saw one doctor. The larger problem is that if the treatment is being rigged to generate revenues, you end up mistrusting the medical advice (as well you should). So you've lost more than just your time and money.
Excellent optometrist. He was extremely thorough and took him time to evaluate the best decision for my eyes. He explained everything as he did it and taught me a lot. I have worn contacts for 10+ years and Doctor Behan explained things that I have never understood and diagnosed an issue with my eyes that had gone unnoticed for a long time. The appointment was long but I appreciated not being rushed and feeling that all my issues were addressed. I highly recommend him!
My checkups with Dr. Behan are always pleasant. He's always kind, willing to answer as many questions as I may have, and I've never walked away feeling like my contacts prescription is anything less than perfectly sharp. The ladies at the front desk are also lovely and will explain the best way to take advantage of my vision and health benefits.
I see Dr. Arthur Jung. He's great.
I don't normally review doctors on Zocdoc, and can sometimes even be skeptical about them. However, for the first time since my 7 years here in NYC I finally feel like I've met a doctor, let alone an optometrist, who I feel like I trust. Dr. Behan is very thorough and knowledgeable and the entire staff at the office will get you in and out in a reasonable and timely manner which is also a plus.
I had a great first experience with Dr. Behan and I will definitely be back. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. Also the wait time wasn't even 5 minutes and the appointment was thorough but very quick.
Felt very informative and helpful. Best doctor i have ever been too.
Great! team was really nice and knowledgable including insurance coverage.
He is extremely thorough in his examination, patient when you ask questions and thoughtful when making recommendations. Great overall experience!
Extremely knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend Dr. Behan! Staff was friendly and helpful.
He's great as is everyone on staff. Highly recommended!
Dr. Behan is very friendly, professional, and patient. Highly Recommend
Great, as always! He's very professional and easy to talk to you. Makes the process quick and seamless.
My visit with Robert Behan, OD was good. He introduced himself and was very apologetic for being a few minutes behind, but it wasn't an issue for me. He was very informative and answered all the questions I had. It was a very good experience, I definitely recommend him.
It was awesome
Dr. Behan is a fabulous doctor. He saw me almost immediately after I arrived and was incredibly patient and helpful throughout the whole appointment. He explained everything as he went along and when he wanted to refer me to a specialist, he made sure that they took my insurance before letting me go. He and the other members of the office staff are visibly dedicated to their profession and clearly take pleasure in doing their job spectacularly well. I could not recommend them more highly.
Excellent care and good explanations, thank you.
Very happy with my visit this morning. Everyone in the office was friendly and I had very little wait when I arrived. I'll definitely be returning!
Very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Behan. I didn't particularly care for getting pushed in to the glasses "store" while I'm waiting for my vision to get back after my eyes were dilated. Not sure how normal that is for eye exams, but wish that part of the visit was less pushy.
Dr. Behan is professional and takes the time to explain the science behind your eyes including showing scans of eyes on the computer.
Dr. Began is knowledgable and professional. He and his staff are thorough.
Very professional and informative, it was a pleasant visit. The staff was also amazing and they worked well as a team.
Amazing! I moved and now travel a considerable distance to see him because I like him so much. He cares, he's thorough, and very very good.
Fantastic doc! Took time for a thorough exam and explained every step to me.
Dr. Behan was great. I highly recommend him
Dr. Behan always patiently answers all of my questions and is just a super gentle and lovely person in general! Highly recommend.
Dr. Behan was very thorough, very professional. He explained everything he was going to do, and what he was looking for along the way. He took the time to show me on the blow up image of my eye exactly what he saw and what it all meant. Definitely a great place to go.
Dr. Behan was very professional, thorough, kind and gracious. I felt like I got the best of care and appreciated the entire staff.
Dr. Behan was warm, knowledgeable and professional. Everything you hope your trip to the optometrist will be!
Dr Behan ran quite a few eye exams for me and spent a lot of time with me patiently explaining to me my specific, rather complicated eye situation. I have seen Dr Behan for a few times. I feel very confident about Dr Behan's abilities and feel I'm in good hands.
Great doc, very straight forward, clear and helpful!
Dr. Behan is the best! He is very thorough and makes sure you know what's happening with our medical care and diagnosis. He is also quite pleasant to talk with and truly cares about his patients.
Dr. Behan is very personable and easy to talk to and listen to. He sounds knowledgeable and is willing to walk me through everything. I never felt rushed, even though it seemed to be a busy day. This is my second visit and will be continuing to see him. If there was one negative I noticed, the whole office seems to use paper records for everything. I'm now a fan of an all electronic system, and would be nice to see them "modernize". Not that they do a bad job with pen/paper, but just seems old-fashioned to me.
Really a fantastic office. Friendly environment, people that care about your health as well as educating you about what they're doing/why they do it.
I've seen Dr. Behan several times for general eye check-ups, and every time I've had a great experience. He is professional, thorough, and makes patients feel at ease. Highly recommended.
Great experience, very quick sign in process. Dr Behan is friendly and is great at explaining issues and why he is making certain recommendations. Absolutely recommend!
The best optometrist I ever went to. He really explained everything in depth and there was no rush. Highly recommend him!
It was a very present visit. He gives great information and educates you about your vision problems
Thorough and friendly. I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Behan.
Dr. Behan and all the staff at Metropolitan Vision are true professionals. I went for Glasses and my first glaucoma test. Dr. Behan took the time to thoroughly explain all my test readings, as well as my options for glasses. (Informing me that I had thin corneas something i never knew). All the staff is attentive, thorough and informative, as well as courteous. I wish I could remember all their names, so I could acknowledge them in this review. But in short I won't be going anywhere else for my vision needs.
Dr. Behan is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend him as a physician!
Dr. Behan was kind, friendly and explained my vision concerns thoroughly and when I asked further clarification questions he shared more details. I would definitely recommend him! The office its self is a little crowded and can get a bit full, but I was seen within a reasonable amount of time.
Dr. Behan is very thorough. He takes time to explain what he's doing and answers questions. I can hardly wait to get my glasses. I'm sure I'll see better. The doc is a bit slow to laugh, but his low chuckle, when it comes, is very satisfying. He did drop me off in the glasses shopping area after both my appointments, which felt like more of a push than I needed, especially when the shopkeeper was very slow to help me, and really I need to go to the desk to pay my bill. Nonetheless, the office and the doctor himself were pleasant and helpful overall. I would definitely recommend him.
Very knowledgable. The most positive experience I've had with an eye dr
Dr. Behan was so great! Definitely recommend him! Front office took a long time to process paperwork and insurance. I recommend getting there 20-30 mins early if you're a new patient.
Great Doctor! Highly recommended.
Dr. Behan was very professional and thorough in his interactions with me. Unfortunately, the office is very poorly run overall. The day before my appointment, they called me to collect my insurance information. I told them that it was included with the information I submitted through ZocDoc and they told me ZocDoc only provided my name, email address, and phone number. When I arrived at the office the next day, I saw that they had all my information from ZocDoc (including insurance) and asked why they said they did not and they said they hadn't printed it out at the time they called me (???). I only needed a glaucoma test (which I indicated when I made my appointment) and I had to tell them three different times that I didn't want a vision test as well. Even after this, when the assistant called me back, she began performing a vision test until I told her (again) that I did not want a vision test until I told her that I did not want one. The office is very crowded. Some parts of my exam were in a room with 5-6 other patients sitting around. The field of vision test happened in a room that's separated from a busy hallway by just a curtain, so there's a lot of noise distracting from this test that already requires a high degree of focus. During my consultation with Dr. Behan, a member of his staff walked in the room to get something because the office was doubling as a storage area for lenses. After my exam, they told me to wait in the front so that they could arrange my payment and follow up visit. I waited 5 minutes and asked if I could pay yet and they said I had to wait because the employee that needed to check me out was on a personal call. After over 10 minutes, I told them that I was leaving and they could mail me a bill or call me for any additional information they needed, then suddenly there was somebody available to check me out. She told me that my insurance covered my glaucoma test, but I needed to pay a fee for a "refraction exam." I told her that I specifically requested no vision exam and she went to talk to Dr. Behan and came back and said that the charge was a mistake. Very poor experience almost all around. I will not be returning, which is a shame because I felt that Dr. Behan personally did a good job.
Excellent. Very knowledgeable.
Down to earth, professional, thorough, and very nice
They were great here and the doctor took a lot of extra time to talk with me. I'm glad I found this place and will be coming back.
Fantastic first-time visit! Dr. Behan gave me very individualized attention, took his time and was very personable. Highly recommend.
The visit was great, he took time to explain every single step of the process. Each person was very friendly and helpful from the receptionists, the doctor, and to the person assisting with selecting the frames. Quick, comfortable, and helpful.
The office got my prescription wrong, and then took 6 weeks to reorder the one incorrect lens after the mistake was brought to their attention. Dr. Behan, himself, is good to work with, but the way the office is run is a mess.
This was a great experience! I had to wait about 15 minutes to be seen, but Dr. Behan was awesome. He explained all of the procedures and was extremely thorough. I definitely will be going back to see him.
I went in for my annual vision checkup and also got a contact lens fitting. I was seen right away and didn't feel rushed. Dr. Behan also checked the health of my eye pressure and retinas, and he showed me the scans and thoroughly explained what he saw. Very nice and personable - would definitely recommend.
Quick, thorough, and amiable. Zero complaints.
Very thorough exam performed entirely by Dr. Behan. I appreciated his attention and detailed responses to my questions.
Super attentive and knowledgeable! Thanks, Dr. Behan!
Dr. Behan really tried to address the issues I was having, and didn't seem like he was out to get me or sell me on anything, like some doctors are. Nice manner.
Really fabulous appointment. Very helpful and informative with a new condition I was treated with. Both him and the assistant were very friendly and thorough. Definitely recommend him!
I liked that there wasn't a salesman approach to getting me to buy certain eyedrops or anything. I do wish I had known the procedure he was doing would be extra, but I was very happy with how fast and thorough he was.
Very knowledgeable of conditions that can sometimes affect eyes. Thorough and nice. Recommend!
Dr. Behan was efficient but did not make me feel rushed. I have been having problems with my contacts and he explained probable causes and offered several solutions that we discussed together. I felt valued and well cared for.
Great!! Very timely, nice and professional, and helpful! I would definitely recommend dr. Behan.
Dr. Began is great at explain everything and is very professional. I love the staff too. They are patient and explain everything to me.
One of the top ophthalmologist you'll find. Very up to date with latest treatments/developments in eye care. Thorough and excellent bed side manner. Great experience every time. Been a patient for many years already.
Dr. Behan is wonderful, so knowledgeable and really attentive. It's been a while since I came to see a doctor who really took his time to understand my issues and talk through my options. Highly recommended!
Dr. Behan was friendly and incredibly communicative (and educational!) about what he was doing during the exam. One of the best interactions I've had with a physician ever.
Highly recommended! Very personable, straight forward and understandable.
Very friendly and knowledgeable!
Extremely thorough, appreciate the determination and dedication to helping me find the perfect contact lenses!
I genuinely wish all of my doctors were like Dr. Behan. Not only does he have great bedside manner, but when I ask questions about eye scans, etc. he gives me a full explanation of what exactly he's looking at, what he's looking for in the results, and doesn't "dumb down" the answers. I feel a little more fascinated with my eyes & how they work every time I walk out of his office!
I waited about 3 minutes in the lobby before being seen. Dr Behan was very comprehensive and polite with the questions I asked.
Very professional and knowledgeable
Great consultation! Very knowledgeable!
Fabulous doctor. Very thorough and friendly. His staff is very professional, helpful and welcoming. I will definitely return.
Dr. Behan was pleasant to work with while in the exam room, however, the office takes a rather aggressive approach toward selling you frames from their in-store shop. So much so, that it make me question the potential treatment options for my diagnosis that Dr. Behan related. I wasn't even given my lens prescription when I left, but instead told that I could ask for it next time I came in to the in-store shop. Overall, the medical staff was kind and helpful, but the office's sales policy left me feeling slightly taken advantage of.
Doctor was very nice, explained everything enough for to actually understand what he was doing and didn't make me feel stupid for waiting too long to see the doctor
Dr. Behan walked me through everything that he was doing and explained exactly what was going on with each procedure. It was a refreshing honest experience in comparison to some of my previous experiences with eye doctors in which I have left my appointments questioning the accuracy of my new prescription.
He has an excellent bedside manner. His staff is great too! They're all very attentive to your concerns. Dr. Behan will go into great details to describe test results. He also takes his eye to perform the exams and makes sure you walk out of there happy about your annual check up.
Really liked Dr. Behan, very thorough and informative exam which I hadn't experienced in awhile. The office was helpful and clear about potential out of pocket charges.
The good doctor was courteous, explained without my needing to ask, and generally made me feel welcome and cared for in my first visit.
Dr. Arthur Jung is who I met with. He's great. He took the time to listen to my questions and investigate thoroughly.
Was seen immediately. Got a new prescription for contacts and glasses. Getting a contacts prescription was an additional copay under my insurance. Dr. Behan was very professional. Hopefully my new lenses and glasses are much better! I will definitely be going back if needed in the future.
Dr. Behan is very thorough in his exams and takes his time explaining every step of the way. He also answered all my question thoroughly. This is my second yearly checkup with hom and I will certainly keep coming back to see him every year.
Awesome as always :)
Dr. Behan is a true professional - knowledgeable, polite, and friendly while giving the patient the sense that he/she is his first concern.
good person. explained everything. good technician. office staff not impressive. long wait. was asked to come in early for a 2:30 appt which I did to fill out paper work. did not leave until after 4. they overbook.
He was extremely thorough and took the extra time to explain various ways to manage my vision concerns. Wasn't pushy at all. Very helpful. Highly recommended!
Dr Behan is extremely calm, corteous and accurate. I really appreciated his professionalism and honest opinion, I have been to so many eye doctors that I know what I'm talking about. He definitely takes his time but explains everything throughout the exam in detail and it's worth it. Recommended.
Dr. Behan was fantastic! Fixed a pair of broken glasses for free and took his time to explain everything that he found in my vision and throughly explained every step of the process that he was undertaking.
Dr Behan is incredible! Answered the hundreds of questions I had and didn't for a second make me feel like they were silly or unimportant (some of them were im sure!). He didn't make me feel rushed and was very thorough. I wanted to switch lenses and he gave me several options to chose from and let me take my time so I could be extra sure they were right. He is extremely kind and his staff is so friendly!
Dr. Behan has been my OD for several years - he is very thorough and has a pleasant manner.
Dr. Robert is very informative, through. Excellent experiences, will definitely come back again.
The doctor is great, have seen him twice since moving downtown! He's very friendly and gets you in and out of the office quickly. The office staff unfortunately isn't as friendly. They rushed me when it came to questions about payment and when I called back to get a copy of my prescription. Otherwise great experiences!
Dr. Behan was kind and easy to talk to. He explained everything he was doing amd testing for in a way that was easy to understand.
Dr. Behan and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I felt like I was in good hands, and will definitely be coming back.
I highly recommend Dr Behan. I have been a patient of his for a couple of years now and am always impressed by how thorough and informative he is. I also very much appreciate how he remembers previous discussions and concerns, even though I only see him once year. The staff at the office are also great and super helpful.
Great visit - really enjoyed his willingness to walk me through the tiny details.. not only do I feel like I have a better grip on what's going on with my vision, I learned a lot too.
Have been coming here ever since I found them on ZocDoc. Dr. Behan is great, as are the staff. Nothing but good things to say, and I've always felt like I'm in good hands.
Although a small office, it's conveniently located next to the 1 2 3 L F M lines. The staff was efficient and friendly - this was probably my best experience at an eye doctor. They have great options for glasses, which was surprising to me since I'm very picky. I actually picked out my frames in less than 15 minutes!!
This is the second year I've gone to Dr. Behan for eyeglasses and I am very happy yet again. The office staff is helpful and their evening hours made it convenient to get to after work.
The best eye exam I've had — the staff was professional and quick and Dr. Behan explained each test, each finding, etc. as he went through them. I could not be happier.
After reading the reviews of Dr. Behan I was really hopeful all of them were right as it was my first time using Zoc Doc and I have to admit they were more then right. Dr. Behan is fantastic and exceptional at what he does. He was extremely thorough with my exam and took a significant amount of time with me. He had a hunch about what I was experiencing with my eye sight and spent extra time with me to come to a conclusion. I have a disorder that goes out of the realm of Optometry and he picked up on something I should have dealt with as a child. He then proceeded to refer me to a specialist he knew and made sure I kept him actively updated on what the specialist said. He is a very kind and gentle man who I would refer to anyone struggling to find the best prescription for their eye sight. Thank you so much Zoc Doc for introducing me to an eye doctor I will use for as long as I remain in NYC.
The doctor was great. The process though felt like a bit of a massive sales pitch and pricing for glasses was not very clear.
Just needed to renew my prescription for contacts and the whole process was very easy. Dr Behan walked me through everything he was doing and explained why each step was important. The front desk assistant even walked me through the charges and what my insurance would cover before we began. Highly recommended.
I went in for an annual exam and it was a great first time visit! Dr. Behan was very nice and he explained everything very well. Would highly recommend.
Very thorough eye exam The doctor was very clear and patient with his explanations.
Excellent doctor! Has taken me on no notice for an emergency, great every visit. Very knowledgable! Highly recommended!
I really liked Dr. Behan. He was easy to understand, efficient and gave me plenty of samples.
I felt the visit was thorough and the doctor took the time to get the right contact lenses for me. I left with several trial lenses for each eye.
Every time I go to Metropolitan Vision Associates office, I leave feeling very pleased. Everyone is so nice to me and are very friendly. I love that Dr. Behan shows me on the monitor what is going on with my eye and explains everything so I understand clearly. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a solid optometrist in NYC :)
Busy office around the lunch hours!
Personble office staff with heart, exceptional doctor who listened to my oncerns, explained my problem, and was very friendly and encouraging.
Great experience, Dr. Behan is extremely knowledgable and patient. He listened to my "family eye history" concerns and was sure to address them all throughly. Staff wasn't pushy about making me get a contact fitting even though I sometimes where them.
Friendly and efficient desk staff. Dr. Behan took his time to explain everything very well. Highly recommended.
I liked the doctor well enough, but the front desk staff was a mess. I was called twice - at the exact same time by two different receptionists - to confirm my appointment (one left a voicemail while I talked to the other one...). The woman I checked in with was adamant that they needed my medical insurance + eye insurance. I disputed this but accepted. Then another receptionist I checked out with overcharged me by having two copays - medical + eye insurance copays - and noticed the mistake herself and refunded me the extra copay.
I was very pleased with the Dr. Behan and his staff! The staff was very pleasant and assisted me right away. I really appreciated the desk receptionists having my information ready at my arrival. Dr. Behan was very professional and personable. I didn't feel rushed or under valued. However, I will make one recommendation for the Dr. Behan and staff-- Inform your patients of the 2 to 3hr effects from the dilating eye drops-- sensitivity to light, eyelid heaviness, and not able to return to work immediately after the appointment. They should possibly provide sunglasses, honestly. Other than that, I thought they were great and would recommend them to anyone who appreciates a friendly and professional staff.
Very professional, polite, and efficient. I would absolutely visit Dr. Behan again.
Really cool guy!
Dr. Behan is very professional and thorough. Didn't laugh at my jokes, but good at what he does.
I had an excellent visit. Dr. Behan even taught me a bit about optometry.
Thoughtful, efficient, and friendly doctor. One of the best optometrists I've seen (and I've had glasses since 3rd grade).
The appointment took longer than expected. 1 hr 15 min - 1 hr 30 minutes
I had never visited an Optometrist. Dr. Behan quickly performed a series of tests — provided lots of insight and commentary — and made a professional recommendation. The visit was my ideal healthcare interaction: fast, professional, qualified, and courteous. Will visit again next year.
He's great and informative as always.
The doctor was great! Front of office staff only so-so.
This is THE best OD I've seen in my life. I'm planning on making him my regular eye doctor. Very didactic. Explained every little thing in a way that was easy to understand and made us feel comfortable. Very knowledgable and approachable, without any of the technobabble, just plain English. The exam was very comprehensive and we left very satisfied with the results.
I didn't wait that long initially, but there was a procedure where he took awhile to see me again because he was seeing another patient.
Great doctor. Office is a little dingy though
Dr Behan is great. He's very patient and thorough. There was a misunderstanding about me not needing to get a contact lens fitting which I didn't know would cost me $158. Even after I swiped my credit card and got charged, I spoke to his office staff after feeling a little bothered by it (how I felt it was a miscommunication and that I didnt know about the price before hand). They immediately refunded me. So amazing. I'll definitely come back.
It was great. He and his staff explained every step of the exam. It was thorough but relatively quick. I was taken 5 minutes after my appointment time and was out the door in 45 minutes with a new prescription and new glasses on the way.
Dr. Behan was great! Not only did he give me a wonderful exam, he also taught me about my vision and how my eyes work.
When I arrived at the office for my appointment, I was seen right away. Dr. Behan is very personable and did a great job of explaining what he was doing and why he was doing it, every step of the way. I highly recommend him and have nothing but great things to say about the entire office staff.
Dr. Behan was kind, helpful and knowledgeable. He described each step of the process and why it was important. He then followed up with suggestions for treatments and which he recommended.
Excellent medical care. Dr Behan is terrific, caring, and does a great job.
So great! He really takes the time to talk with you and explain his findings. Would highly recommend.
Doctor was thorough and attentive. Very impressed.
Excellent demeanor and professionalism. He answered all my questions and took the time to ensure my contacts were just right for me. Great experience.
Excellent on all counts. Dr. Behan saw me right away, did a fast but thorough exam, and provided excellent treatment and advice (along with coupons for my prescription).
Love the staff there! Very efficient and to the point. And resourceful!
He was very professional and open to questions, providing answers that were easy to understand. A very comfortable experience.
Dr. Behan was friendly and professional. He explained everything adequately, but not in a patronizing way as some doctors tend to do when explaining a condition to patients. I'd highly recommend making an appointment!
Dr. Behan was great, my first time at an OD and he was very helpful and personable
Everyone in the office was very friendly. He was great. No complaints.
Dr Behan is very friendly and professional. He took time to explain everything he was doing, why, and what it all meant. I would definitely recommend. Everyone in the office was smiling and very friendly. If they updated to a newer office it would be even better, but the Dr himself is great.
Very comprehensive exam. Took the time to explain my prescription and the health of my eyes at a level of detail I appreciate. Friendly office staff.
It was great!. Dr. Behan is very nice and professional.
Long and slow, but thorough. Dr. Behan communicated well, and was pleasant. There just seemed to be too many patients running around for him to stay on time.
Dr Behan was very thorough with both my husband's and my eye exam. This is my second visit with him and both times he was very explanatory with my vision, ie why it is changing and what we can do to correct it. I definitely recommend him.
The office was very full-- at one point I was taken out of the exam room while my pupils wre dilating and another patient went into my room while my bag was still in there. They could be abit more organized with their patients. Also the woman selling eyeglasses was snippy with me when I told her that $300 was more than I wanted to spend on a frame saying, "You should have told me you were on a budget," and then acting offended when I still didn't want to buy them.
It was just what I would expect from a good, serious eye doctor. I was seen at the time of my appointment, no waiting inside either. The doctor was nice and did a thorough job with out rushing, and I felt confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. The office seems a bit small, but it's clean and well organized. I will definitely go back.
superb and thorough Dr. - good communicator. the offices are cramped and the tempo is a bit rushed, but I think everyone knows what they're doing. fine front desk action.
Dr. Behan maintained a perfect balance of friendly and professional, and made me feel very much at ease. He took his time and asked me a lot of questions, while also explaining things in a way I would understand. Couldn't ask for more for my annual eye exam!
Really explained things well and made me feel very comfortable
Simple, quick, informative and relaxing
I happen to be a clinician on Zoc Doc myself and was very happy with my meeting with Dr Behan. I found him to be thorough, punctual, professional, and courteous.
Very thorough and took the time to explain everything. Best optometrist I've ever been to.
Dr. Behan is fantastic. This was my first appointment with an eye doctor, and he took the time to explain everything he was doing and did not rush at all. The in-office optometrist is really great as well--I'm so glad she was there to help me find the right pair of glasses--and the rest of the office staff is super friendly. Very highly recommended.
Overall great experience! Staff was very friendly, as well as Dr. Behan. He took the time to thoroughly explain things to me which was appreciated. One thing I would recommend, is that if you are filling out the forms beforehand, to print out the pdf copy, as they were going to have me fill it out all over again.
So great! I've had trouble finding quality doctors in the city compared with what I had in Boston, but the entire office here is amazing.
My appointment started right on time and everyone was super helpful-- the optician, Robert Behan, and everyone in the office. Helped work out the insurance information, explained to me everything that I needed to know. Very easy, quick and painless process!
Great visit! He was knowledgable and cared about what he was doing. Even though I'm sure I was one of many annual patients I felt like he truly cared about my vision + questions through his great bedside manor. Small-ish office space, but well utilized.
Very informative and professional. He actually discovered a slight astigmatism in my eye that doctors have missed for years. Overall I was very impressed.
Was thorough and knowledgable. Took the time to explain things and didn't feel rushed.
Went for an eye exam. This guy is great. Answered all my questions with thought and care. Not one of those doctors that rushes through the process. He's meticulous and obviously loves his job.
Dr. Behan was awesome. The office itself is a little crowded and can get overwhelming with patients at times. Other than that, Dr. Behan was very personable and took his time to meet with me.
Very quick! I waited for less than 10 minutes to be seen and the whole process was only an hour. Dr. Behan is thorough and nice. He explains things in detail but not in terms that would confuse, which is pretty interesting!
Dr. Behan was very thorough and took a lot of time to explain everything.
Long wait close to 60 minutes; Dr. Behan was called out and left for 5-10 minutes right in the middle of seeing me. He apologized, and was thorough the rest of the time.
I loved it will be making another annual eve exam next year
Easy , Efficient process, checked the main elements of an eye exam and most importantly I never felt rushed.
Fantastic visit, very helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Behan took the time to explain in detail what was going on with my eyes . I could tell he was very passionate about what he does, and wants his patients to be informed. Very happy with the visit, plan on recommending him to anyone I can!
Very helpful and thorough. Nice guy!
The staff didnt use ZocDoc's information that I filled already and asked me to fill it again.
Very knowledgeable and very personable.
Dr. Behan is thoughtful and an explainer. I didn't feel rushed at all, and while I have worn glasses and contacts for years he was kind enough to tell me so much more than I've ever known before about my prescription.
He was very nice and thorough. I had not been to the eye doctor in years and felt very looked after. The staff was also very helpful at making sure I know exactly what was covered.
Super knowledgeable and professional, very patient with all my questions. Their office also has a great selection of frames. Highly recommend!
Hands down Dr. Behan is the best doctor I've ever been to. And I've been lucky to have really good doctors in my life. He is very knowledgeable, fantastic listener and very detailed explaining whats happening with my eyes. One can tell Dr. Behan loves his Job and is passionate about medicine. He was very good engaging with my questions in a conversation that felt comfortable and explanatory. The staff was super friendly and always on the spot keeping my visit moving as I went from pre-evaluation to consultation, testing, etc. This was my first visit and I feel I found the place where I will be taking care of my eyes for a long time. Totally recommend him!
Dr. Behan was very patient and took time the answer my questions. I went to see him for an eye infection, and he checked several things to help narrow down what could be the problem. The eye exam was thorough and not rushed. His office staff was nice and competent. It's nice to go to a doctor like him when there are so many awful ones in this city. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr. Behan was extremely knowledgable and accommodating. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a new eye doctor!
I've seen him for several years now and he's always been extremely thorough and patient--no complaints.
Friendly, thorough and unrushed, taking time to explain everything. This was a overall great experience, all staff were similarly friendly, professional and helpful. I would not hesitate to go again.
Dr. Behan was excellent. Very capable and professional. However I cannot recommend him and certainly will not be back, because I feel his medical office was not honest about the coverage they led me to expect from my insurer.
THis office is full of some real lovely people!
great guidance and explanation of what was going on w/ my eyes. Nice person, all the staff was - great experience.
Dr. Behan was incredible! I got there early and he saw me right away. He was very thorough and even gave me advice on my other medical concerns not directly related to my eyes. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Behan was very knowledgeable and his office staff was very friendly. Will be going back again for a check up soon.
Dr. Behan was excellent. Any questions I had regarding my contacts, vision, etc. he was more than happy to answer and in good (and comprehensible) detail. Plus, he went above and beyond the normal eye doctor visit by giving me advice on how to save money with certain contact solutions.
Best eye doctor visit I've ever had! Super friendly staff and the doctor was really nice and knowledgable. Happily coming back for my yearly check up.
Dr. Behan was fantastic. Very professional and an excellent listener. He spent a good amount of time discussing my eye health with me and was very informative. I will definitely go back. His staff is also very friendly and efficient. Great experience!
Very good, thank you!
Very Friendly and helpful!
He was really nice and really smart!!!
Doctor Behan was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave me all of the time I needed to ask questions and help me to understand my eye health.
Of my medical experiences in NYC, this was the best. The staff in front was courteous and efficient and was the first office I entered where they didn't make me fill out more paperwork and actually used the zocdoc paperwork I had filled out. Dr. Behan was fantastic and very understanding of all my optic issues. He explained things to me about my vision that no one else had ever explained. I was a bit frazzled at the beginning of my visit, and left feeling very well taken care of. I will definitely return next year for my check up!
This was my first time at an Optometrist in the United States, so i was a bit nervous, Doctor was very knowledgeable. I was very comfortable would recommend him.
Dr. Behan was very knowledgeable and helpful. Haven't had my eyes checked in several years so my first visit to a new doctor was well experienced.
Dr. Behan was warm and efficient, and the office is small but well equipped. He performed several tests that I had never undergone before, despite having corrective lenses for the past 30 years, and the equipment seemed very updated as compared to that at other optometrists I've visited in NYC.
It was a very thorough, professional exam. I was a little uncomfortable with the upsell for purchasing glasses on site, but that is probably also a very convenient option for people who don't want to go to a separate store.
Dr. Behan was very thorough and took time to explain everything to me. I would recommend Dr. Behan to anyone.
I thought Dr. Behan was great! Wonderful bedside manner, very professional and thorough. He really took the time to see me and do a full exam, as well as follow up on some issues and concerns I have had. The staff at the office was great. My only complaint was that the office felt very crowded and that started to wear on me over the course of the appointment. I do think I waited so long because I was a new patient and wasn't able to arrive early for paperwork and insurance and so imagine that that was a fluke. All in all, I was very pleased.
Being new to the city, I've been looking for long-term doctor matches for the past year or so. I think I've found one now. Fantastic doctor. Very thorough, and took the time to make sure all my questions were addressed.
He was very kind and friendly. He explained all the steps of the exam and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him.
EXCEPTIONAL doctor!! Thorough, patient, explained results in detail, including relating symptoms to what could be beyond ophthalmology. Never felt rushed, such a rare and valued experience. Thank you!
Very informative! I've been wearing contacts for over 10 years and Dr. Behan gave me information I've never heard before. Highly recommended.
Very nice office staff and the doctor was great; he explained everything and was very attentive.
Very efficient and professional . Staff friendly . He made time to listen to me . I will definitely go back.
Very considerate and helpful, and reasonable about procedures to consider. This guy actually cares!
Very knowledgeable and thorough!
He was attentive and truly thorough in examining to make sure my concerns were addressed.
The office staff were friendly, I was seen promptly and Dr. Behan was thorough and pleasant.
Best eye doctor I have seen in 35 years of seeing eye doctors. Professional, thorough, uses latest technology, concerned, thoughtful. Excellent.
He is a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend him. Thorough and caring and very intelligent.
He was very professional, knowledgable, and friendly. I felt very comfortable with him. The only drawback was my wait time to see him but it was worth the wait. I definitely recommend him!
Dr. Behan is thorough, attentive, and seems to genuinely care. Everyone at the office is very nice and seems to enjoy their work. They even recharged my dead phone so that I could send an urgent work e-mail! I highly recommend Metropolitan Vision.
Pleasant. He explained everything and his staff is very friendly.
It was an extremely pleasant experience. I like it when doctors are informative. It shows that they fully understand your issue and helps you better understand it better yourself.
The general experience was great. The doc was very throw. recommend going
Very professional, understanding, and was able to explain all courses of action clearly and effectively. He also was willing to come out and personally help me deal with any problems with my insurance. I will definitely be going back.
A very nice, smart doctor who communicates well with his patients. He explained what he was doing and, more importantly, WHY he was doing it. Later on in the evening, after my pupils had gone back to baseline from being dilated, one of my pupils became dilated AGAIN out of nowhere. I called the emergency line where his partner, Dr. Arthur Jung (also terrific), reassured me that this was normal, and continued to give me a variety of reasons why this had happened. I highly recommend!!!
The doctor is very knowledgeable and he applied various tests that offered the doctor the most accurate diagnose regarding your eyes.
Dr. Behan was respectful, attentive and effective.
It was great, but took like 1:20
I found Dr. Behan through ZocDoc so I was a little nervous since I hadn't directly spoken with anyone who had seen him. The appointment couldn't have gone smoother and he couldn't have been nicer. From when I checked in until I walked out the door, it was only about 30 minutes. It was fast but I never felt rushed at all. Great experience all around.