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Dr. Robert Behan, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Optometry

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • Illinois Eye Institute (Residency)
  • The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • New York State Optometric Association

Awards and publications

  • Eschenbach Award for Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Wesley Jessen Award for Contact Lens Excellence

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1275547416

Office locations

Metropolitan Vision Correction Associates

22 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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He was so so helpful and took the time to explain everything and any questions I had. Everyone in the office was super nice as well. Overall a super positive experience!
Less than 1 month ago
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In general, good experience
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Best eye doctor I've ever had!
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Dr. Behan was simply excellent. He was very thorough in examining and really went out of his way to explain my results to me and to answer all my questions as thoroughly as possible. The office staff was very friendly, efficient,and responsive. I couldn't recommend Dr. Behan and the office more highly.
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Excellent care and dedicated Doctor who answered all my questions clearly. The staff is very nice as well. I will be going back for my annual eye exam.
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Very impressed with Dr. Behan and his front office staff. Folks at the front desk were genial, courteous and professional. Insurance and copay information were explained in detail. I saw Dr. Behan within 15 min of arrival. Talk about a welcomeshock! The Doc provided a thorough examination. Confidence and Clarity were the name of the game. I think I've found my new eye doc!
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I love Dr. Behan, but I was at the office for over two hours for a simple annual checkup. This was extremely frustrating.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very informative and explains every procedure/test before doing them to avoid any anxiety. Does not push to sell anything more than what is needed. Great bedside manner.
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Love this doctor. Thorough, competent and professional.
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Dr. Behan was helpful, asked questions, and made me feel like he was concerned about my vision. I would recommend Dr. Behan if you are looking for a new eye doctor.
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Very knowledgeable and kind, explained things in accessible language. Very clean office space and very nice nursing/support staff.
Less than 6 months ago
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First time visit. Dr. Behan was super personable and made me feel comfortable. He took time to explain things to me when I had questions.
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I have very poor eyesight (as well as the accompanying issues), so I'm pretty particular when it comes to my exams. I cannot say enough positive things about my visit with Dr. Behan. He is extremely kind and knowledgeable and tookthe time to explain everything from my exam, along with showing the actual scans for further detail. My appointment never felt rushed or incomplete and I was appreciative that the staff was so thorough from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
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Going to the eye doctor makes me very anxious, but Dr. Behan was very perceptive, understanding, and non-judgmental of my anxiety and helped me feel at ease. The staff was also pretty sharp and professional. The only downside was that thewaiting room was very crowded on a weekday afternoon and I had to wait a long time despite having an appointment. However, Dr. Behan did not rush during my appointment and took his time and answered any questions I had.
Less than 6 months ago
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One of the best doctors... Explained each test done in detail...
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Dr. Behan was very professional and knowledgeable, and all of the employees were nice and made the whole experience very relaxed and stress free.
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Dr. Behan is awesome- he makes you feel like you're his only patient of the day. He's knowledgeable, explains everything clearly, and is focused during the appointment.
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If I had known this doctor existed I would not have wasted my time at my previous eye doctor. He is professional, friendly, informative and right to the point.
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Dr. Behan took his time to assess my eyes, even explaining piece by piece how my prescription is changing over time. He was knowledable and professional and I'd happily recommend him.
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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.
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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.
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Incredibly thorough, takes the time to explain everything. Truly lovely doctor and staff, who are welcoming and helpful!
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Dr. Behan is knowledgeable and professional.
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It was excellent, Dr. Behan is very friendly and a great doctor. Highly recommend.
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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.
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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.
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Dr Behan is amazing, highly recommend him
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Dr Behan was very kind and explained everything thoroughly! I truly enjoyed my visit. Definitely recommend.
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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 .
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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.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Behan is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend him as a physician!
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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!
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Dr. Behan provided a thorough examination.
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Dr. Behan and the office staff were all extremely nice.
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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!
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He was great! Very thorough
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One of the best I have seen so far.
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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!
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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!
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I've been coming to this office for years and cannot recommend it enough. Excellent, thoughtful care.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Behan is incredibly kind and the most thorough physician I have been to of any specialty.
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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 sincethe 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.
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