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Dr. Robert Behan, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Robert Behan

Please be aware to have your insurance card included when making your booking 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

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

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1275547416

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Dr. Behan answered all my questions, even if some where basic, he took the time to show me, explain my condition,and all the different choices I had. I would recommend him to friends, and already have!
Dr. Behan answered all my questions, even if some where basic, he took the time to show me, explain my condition, and all the different choices I had. I would recommendhim to friends, and already have!
Monica R. · Less than 1 month ago
Small and crowded office with an ok pre-apt process. Everything changes when you are with Dr Behan. He is super attentiveand couldn't be more gentle to execute the exam and give all information and recommendations. He is def the best optometrist I've ever had.
Small and crowded office with an ok pre-apt process. Everything changes when you are with Dr Behan. He is super attentive and couldn't be more gentle to execute the exam andgive all information and recommendations. He is def the best optometrist I've ever had.
Silvia R. · September 6, 2019

Dr. Robert Behan's office location

Metropolitan Vision Correction Associates

22 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Dr. Behan answered all my questions, even if some where basic, he took the time to show me, explain my condition, and all the different choices I had. I would recommend him to friends, and already have!

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Small and crowded office with an ok pre-apt process. Everything changes when you are with Dr Behan. He is super attentive and couldn't be more gentle to execute the exam and give all information and recommendations. He is def the best optometrist I've ever had.

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Been going here for 5+ years. Excellent doctor. Very professional. Explains everything in detail and never lets you feel rushed. All the staff there are super nice and friendly too. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Behan was awesome, he explained everything he was doing and what it meant so that I felt comfortable. Best eye doctor I’ve been to in a while!

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Dr. Behan was very gentle, attentive and great. He explained my exam throughly. I loved my visit. I didn’t wait long, staff was friendly and sweet. Very fast paced area. Plus, if glasses are needed there’s a small shop to choice from. Thank you Guys ??

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Great doctor and great office. Everyone was super nice and was seen right away. Going back next week for the glasses.

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Phenomenal optometrist. Happy to explain everything they're checking and genuinely wanted to help me with an obscure vision problem I have. Waiting area is somewhat unwelcoming and the selection of frames is terrible if that's something you're looking for. Just take your prescription elsewhere.

Less than 3 months ago
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They run a tight and efficient ship. Very impressed!

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Great. He’s super smart and attentive. I was there for 2 hours though which was a pain

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Great visit! Dr. Robert is very thoughtful and kind as well as thorough. I felt well taken care of.

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Dr Behan was very attentive and explained everything he was doing/how the eye worked - made it easy to understand my vision issues

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Punctual, kind, and thorough.

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The admin staff was unpleasant. They charged me way more than what they had initially explained. They did not seem to care about my financial concerns and treated me unkindly. The doctor himself was good and i felt comfortable with him so I would recommend him, however be prepared to deal with unpleasant staff.

Less than 6 months ago
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This man is very welcoming, very professional, and very intelligent. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Behan was extremely friendly and courteous. I was seen within 15 minutes and was a new patient. The exam was quick but he was very thorough and explained everything to me in detail. Really glad I found him!

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Great doctors and a terrific, professional staff

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Dr. Behan was highly recommended to me by someone I had met who suffers from the same eye condition, Keratoconus. I traveled from Long Island into NYC to see him and so happy I did. After extensive tests, I met with Dr. Behan. He was so informative about my eye condition and put my mind at ease. I'm not paying it forward and highly recommending him to you if you're looking (no pun intended) for an excellent Optometrists. :)

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Great as always.

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Dr. Behan is outstanding, and very thorough. Showed and explained why I needed different contacts than what my previous doctor set me up with. Went in as a new patient, and will absolutely be back so long as I am living and/or working in the NYC area. Highly recommend!

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The only doctor I’ve ever had that actually explained to me how my eyes work. Really enjoyed learning from Dr. Behan. Thanks!

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I will definitely go back. Very friendly staff, excellent description of everything from insurance to procedures. While the wait was a bit longer than expected, it was worth it.

Less than 1 year ago
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Very friendly doctor. Excellent bed side manner

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Wow, this was my first visit to Dr. Behan's office. He was super thorough with my examination -- I didn't feel rushed at all. He was also really good at explaining and walking me through concepts that I wasn't necessarily familiar with as a non-health professional. I am certainly going to continue seeing him as my optometrist for my annual exams.

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This was my first time visiting Dr. Behan and I will definitely have him be my eye doctor for as long as I live in New York! He was super nice and very knowledgeable. I will always recommend him to anyone I know looking for an eye doctor.

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Dr. Behan is great! He’s thorough and efficient, and he takes time to explain things to you in accessible language. I feel very safe and comfortable with him and the office support staff are nice and professional. I definitely recommend him.

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Fantastic staff & Doctor. Robert is amazing.

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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!

More than 1 year 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 welcome shock! 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.

More than 1 year 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.

More than 1 year 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 took the 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 the waiting 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.

More than 1 year 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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