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Dr. Shri Yelgar, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Shri Yelgar

Dr. Shri Yelgar is a New York State licensed optometrist who has robust clinical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and many other conditions. He is also skilled in comprehensive and contact lens related care. Dr. Yelgar earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from The University of California, Davis and went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry at The State University of New York College of Optometry in midtown Manhattan. During his clinical training, Dr. Yelgar rotated through Port Hueneme Naval Base in California, West Haven VA in Connecticut, and Weiss Eyes, a private practice in Virginia. Dr. Yelgar is a humanitarian at heart. As a student, he volunteered extensively with Remote Area Medical, providing care to the underprivileged in rural Appalachia. Following graduation, Dr. Yelgar spent three months volunteering at Aravind Eye Hospital in India where he taught classes to doctors and nurses, learned firsthand about management of advanced disease, established clinics, and helped the hospital to win an international award.

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  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of California, Davis (Bachelor's)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

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4.7
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I got an inaccurate prescription during my first visit and Dr. Yelgar immediately corrected and admitted the mistake. Wouldhighly recommend this practice.
I got an inaccurate prescription during my first visit and Dr. Yelgar immediately corrected and admitted the mistake. Would highly recommend this practice.
Keli R. · July 12, 2019
The office was super clean and comfortable, the receptionist Jennifer was very welcoming and friendly. My appointmentwas at night after 7pm and it looked like a busy day for Dr. Yelgar but he had such a pleasant personality to make you feel comfortable. I am glad to find the clinic.
The office was super clean and comfortable, the receptionist Jennifer was very welcoming and friendly. My appointment was at night after 7pm and it looked like a busy day for Dr.Yelgar but he had such a pleasant personality to make you feel comfortable. I am glad to find the clinic.
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Dr. Shri Yelgar's office location

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

157 W 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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I got an inaccurate prescription during my first visit and Dr. Yelgar immediately corrected and admitted the mistake. Would highly recommend this practice.

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The office was super clean and comfortable, the receptionist Jennifer was very welcoming and friendly. My appointment was at night after 7pm and it looked like a busy day for Dr. Yelgar but he had such a pleasant personality to make you feel comfortable. I am glad to find the clinic.

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Staff was great and the doctor was too.

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Dr Yelgar is wonderful - he greeted me w kindness, made some jokes, and answered all my questions with simplicity. Appreciate his bedside manner and professionalism. The wait time was longer than expected (~20min checkin/filling out paper work and 20 min wait). I came 30 min before my appt to fill out paperwork but still did not see anyone til 20min after my scheduled appt time. I was seen last by a technician, even though I checked in before others in the waiting room. Even the front receptionist was confused. Overall, I was in the office for a little over an hour.

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He was very thorough and really nice!

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