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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Scott Garbowitz has been serving Rockland County's eye care needs since 2001 and is a founding partner of Rockland Eye Associates. Dr. Garbowitz received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Albany in 1993. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry (NYC) in 1997 where he was a Schnurnmacher merit scholar. Dr. Garbowitz provides primary eye care services and specialty contact lens fittings. He is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease with an emphasis on ocular allergy and dry eye related conditions. Dr. Garbowitz has successfully fit and managed thousands of contact lens patients. He manages all pre and post operative care for laser vison correction (LASIK) patients and is certified with TLC laser vision. Dr. Garbowitz enjoys playing tennis and has a strong interest in helping athletes with their visual related problems. Dr. Garbowitz resides in Rockland County with his wife and two children.
Verified Patient Reviews
The wait time before being seen was about 45 minutes, however it was my first time at the office so this may have contributed to some of the delay. Dr. Garbowitz was extremely courteous and took the time to answer any questions that I had. I am very happy with my experience and I highly recommend Dr. Garbowitz.
Great doctor and staff! I would go visit again when I need an eye doctor.
Excellent, thorough, very pleasant and professional.
One of the friendliest visits I've ever had. Everyone was great!
Very good optometrist. Professional and knowledgeable.
I felt very comfortable
His knowledge and professionalism gave me instant confidence in him. I look forward to my next visit and to many years returning.
I presented my insurance card and was told they accepted this insurance but were calling the company. They also list my insurance on Zocdoc as being accepted -MVP medicaid- and do not state any exceptions. I was brought back into the exam room and told that the that I would submit a reimbursement form to my (supposedly in network) insurance company. The service was performed, I was not allowed to leave without paying out of pocket. The insurance company later told me this doctor is not in network for my group number -a fact they confirmed during the phone call but DID NOT TELL ME. I called New City Eyes after all this and they said oh yes, we accept your insurance -just not your group number. This has caused me a significant financial burden as I am a medicaid member with a young family, who subsequently ate very little for the next month and I am still struggling to pay for this service. It also took them over a week to cut my lenses. This business misrepresented their coverage and can only be described as a dishonest practice, which is a shame because Dr. Garbowitz was a nice doctor.
Great office and friendly staff. Dr. Garbowitz is pleasant, takes his time during exams, and is very informative. I highly recommend.
Dr. Garbowitz was very nice and informative. The staff was also very nice.
Very efficient and professional.
The doctor was very professional and patient with my 6 year old. She explained everything to her and made her feel important and although she was a child, she addressed her as the patient and respected her. My daughter had a great 1st eye doctor experience!
Staff was lovely .. Cindy was very helpful in finding the perfect frame. Dr Garbowitz was informative and professional . I would absolutely recommend him to others.
Explained well the procedure which lessens the anxiety for somebody having an eye exam for the first time. Very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff.
They accommodated me nicely even though I did not have my insurance voucher. After exam recommendations were spot on. Overall great visit.
Would recommend to ANYONE that needs a referral. Thank you.
They were busy the day of my appointment, hence the wait but everyone from the receptionist to the doctor were awesome, courteous and friendly. The doctor listened to and addressed my concerns. I would recommend them.
All in all good The staff up front was lovely and the Doctor was very pleasant
The staff really took the time to explain procedures and help me find the right pair of glasses. They were patient, listened to my preferences, and provided helpful feedback in selecting frames. I was anxious to go since I hadn't had an exam in about 7 years but I will definitely be back.
Excellent doctor went in and out. The employees helped me with finding the perfect eye glasses.
Enjoyed my experience with New City Eyes. Ladies working the desk were super and Dr. Garbowitz took time to answer all my questions. While I didn't get glasses there were a lot of awesome frames to choose from.
Excellent outstanding very caring
Dr Garbowitz is very professional as well as his staff. He explained everything thoroughly and he's a pleasure to go to. I went to him in a previous location and didn't know where he moved to until now. I highly recommend him:-)
Good doctor, got contacts quickly.
El Dr Muy profesional
The doctor was very thorough and made sure I received the best prescription for my eyes. He was very nice and professional and made sure I understood everything. He also answered any questions I had. The opticians were super friendly and really helped me choose the best glasses. The Office was clean, organized and great equipment. I would definitely recommend to others.
It was very professional and very thorough
I've been going to Dr. Garbowitz quite awhile now. He's the best.
Dr. Garbowitz and his staff were very professional and helpful. I only waited about 5 minutes to be seen and the exam and lens fitting were very thorough. I would recommend this practice to my friends and family.
a good, thorough exam, explained everything well, accomodated my hectic schedule.
Excellent facility. Well equipped with great ambiance.
Staff was very helpful and pleasant! Would recommend to friends and family!
top notch professional, wish I had met him before
I like that things are explained so that I can understand them. I also appreciate the online appointment maker, very easy to use.
Very professional, beautiful office, warm lovely staff. Dr. Garbowitz was very efficient and helpful.
Dr. Garbowitz was very calm and professional. He answered my questions and addressed my concerns effectively.
Nice and professional staff.
Good experience overall. Doctor and staff were nice and helpful.
He was so concerned about the practicality of my prescription lenses. He assured me that progressive lenses were the way to go for my professional life and I felt relieved and thankful for his honest advice. I love the frames I picked out and the staff was helpful and sweet too. Tiffany helped me pick the right shape for my face. I will be telling all of my friends to visit New City Eyes! Thank you!!