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Dr. Sophia Visanji, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY

About Dr. Sophia Visanji

Dr. Sophia Visanji is a licensed Optometrist who provides comprehensive eye care to individuals of all ages, and is certified in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of ocular diseases including glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She also performs conventional soft contact lens fittings for spherical, toric and multifocal lenses. Dr. Visanji received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Sociology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA where she was a member of the National Optometric Honors Society. Dr. Visanji is originally from Calgary, AB, Canada,and currently resides in Manhattan, NY. She speaks English and Optometric Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys photography, leisure reading and travelling. Dr. Visanji is a compassionate and conscientious practitioner who is committed to providing her patients with the best quality of care.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1275948150

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
The best! Easy to talk to, down to earth, listens to your needs, and provides great solutions that you’re happy with.Definitely recommend!
The best! Easy to talk to, down to earth, listens to your needs, and provides great solutions that you’re happy with. Definitely recommend!
Jocelyn P. · July 24, 2019
Dr. Visanji was very friendly and knowledgeable. In fact she diagnosed me with astigmatism (that was missed by other doctorsat my previous 2 eye exams). Her office staff was great as well.
Dr. Visanji was very friendly and knowledgeable. In fact she diagnosed me with astigmatism (that was missed by other doctors at my previous 2 eye exams). Her office staff was greatas well.
Christine A. · July 23, 2019

Dr. Sophia Visanji's office locations

Optyx

1125 Lexington Ave, 78th Street

New York, NY 10075

Optyx

599 Lexington Ave, (at 52nd Street)

New York, NY 10022

Optyx

1076 3rd Ave, 63rd Street

New York, NY 10065

Optyx

2384 Broadway, 87th Street

New York, NY 10024

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The best! Easy to talk to, down to earth, listens to your needs, and provides great solutions that you’re happy with. Definitely recommend!

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Dr. Visanji was very friendly and knowledgeable. In fact she diagnosed me with astigmatism (that was missed by other doctors at my previous 2 eye exams). Her office staff was great as well.

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Extremely friendly and personable as well as considerate! Quick and easy appointment.

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They were prompt and she was great! Answered all my questions and was very patient.

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Dr. Visanji was great. Got me in and out quickly, answered all my questions completely, and was very professional. I highly recommend her.

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Staff is lovely! Dr.V is very professional and educational.

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Dr. Visanji was so nice and good at explaining what was going on with my vision. Highly recommend!

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I had my appointment with Sophia yesterday May 15 2019. It was great. She has a pleasant personality and she showed care and sensitivity in her approach. Her explanation of the diagnosis was clear. I went together with my wife who also had an appointment with Sophia. My wife experienced the same pleasant and professional treatment from Sophia and her staff.

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All around pleasant visit.

Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Visanji was great! She answered my questions, she was friendly and focused on me, and she figured out it was cheaper to charge my regular insurance than my eyecare plan.

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Great and super convenient office for midtown!

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Very professional. I have a lot of confidence in her.

Less than 6 months ago
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Sophia did a thorough eye exam, explained my son's current eye issues and answered all of our questions. This is the first time his vision was bad enough to require glasses, so it was a big deal for him. She definitely knows her stuff and really put him at ease in terms of the next steps and what to expect. We will be seeing Sophia again next week when we pick up my son's new glasses and she will teach him how to put in contact lenses.

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Dr. Visanji was friendly, but the front office staff the day I visited were condescending and unhelpful. I don’t recommend this place if you’re new to contacts/glasses because they aren’t prepared or happy to answer questions.

Less than 6 months ago
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She is terrific. More to the point, she remembered me from the prior year, so that's a plus as I only see her annually. She's great.

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She was so wonderful. The appointment was quick and so efficient. She is incredibly kind and can't recommend her enough.

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No complaints. Everything went well and the appointment was over quickly.

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Doctor was great. Office was a bit small and selection for glasses limited.

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Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Less than 1 year ago
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She’s amazing! Great people skills and you can tell that she loves what she does. Her team is efficient and goes out of their way to get you quickly in and out if you’re on a lunch break.

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Dr. Visanji is very personable, professional and thorough. She explains what she is doing as she performs the exam and answers all questions fully. Highly recommend!

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Very professional and very efficient.

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Dr Visanji is incredibly knowledgeable, highly professional and an absolute delight. She is always thorough and has been wonderful in addressing my specific issue.

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Quick easy, nice and helpful staff

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Great office with great staff!

Less than 1 year ago
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great visit

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Dr. Visanji was great. She was prompt and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I hadn't had an eye exam in quite some time and was experiencing excessive dryness. Dr. Visanji quickly addressed my concerns and gave me some drops and a quick procedure to fix my issue. So glad I scheduled the appointment with her. I highly recommend.

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She is so fierce! Knowledgeable, efficient, super kind.

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Great doctor!!! Will definitely return.

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The contact lenses they prescribe for me do not fit me at all. The diagnose device crashed completely when I needed an exam but they charged me at 100% and asked to come back again to pay additional fee. I will never come back.

Less than 1 year ago
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I want to start by saying how happy I am with my visit today. Dr. Visanji , was so personable and helpful. The staff was so accommodating and gave me some really great suggestions for frames without being pushy. I love the overall vibe of the office and I'll be sure to return for all my ocular needs :) 

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So glad I came and will totally return.

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Quick and efficient!

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I went in for glasses & contact lens exam. They called me prior and asked that I bring my current lens to see what I was wearing. I thought that was odd - usually eye doctors ask for the most recent prescription (if it’s your first time at a practice). The glasses exam went fine but it’s the contact lens part where things got way too complicated than necessary. They didn’t have my trial fit and asked that I come back in a few days. Who wants a 2-part eye exam? Not me. Then they insisted I needed to be prescribed contact lens when I specifically went in just for the exam. Overall, the glasses exam was fine but contact lens exam was just too difficult when it really shouldn’t be and has never been for me. It’s a small store so they don’t offer a wide selection of glasses but I did notice a 1 or 2 good frames. In summation, I wouldn’t go back solely due to logistics, especially when after turning me away for being a few mins late to my second attempt of getting a contact lens exam.

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So wonderful and helpful! She was interested in following up and making sure the problem was fixed as soon as possible.

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This is one of the friendliest office visits I have ever had. Very relaxed and comfortable. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful in picking out new frames.

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Doctor was really nice, answered my questions, my only query is how long my travel time was. Other than that very pleased.

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Very sweet and very thorough. I like that she thinks preventatively and takes measures to ensure the proper diagnosis is given.

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Dr. Visanji was excellent. She explained everything in detail and why she conducted certain test. Very helpful!

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Dr. Visanji was wonderful! She was so sweet and kind and answered all of my questions with care. I was in and out of her office quickly. I am a little paranoid about eyes so she was able to do the full checkup while remaining in my comfort zone. She quickly got me a new eyeglasses prescription. We did not discuss contacts. The store for lenses outside of the office had some great frames, but it was expensive and did not have a huge selection - I chose to go elsewhere.

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went in for contacts and ended up getting charged more than my normal copay which was annoying. Then got contacts and they weren't the correct vision for me. Got a replacement pair and one of those seem off as well. I just like being in and out of these places but now its taking up too much of my time.

More than 1 year ago
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She’s amazing!

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I absolutely loved my visit ! I was seen on time . The Dr. knew exactly what was going on with my skin . Also , the staff was very helpful and friendly. My time was not wasted and I recommend anyone to see this dermatologist !

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I loved Dr Visanji! She was really thorough and explained everything she was doing. She also helped make sure I was getting the best deal on contact, since they can be pricey. Really happy I saw her!

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I thought she was great, she really made me feel comfortable and was willing explain everything that she did and terms that I didn't understand. She was very friendly and easy to talk to.

More than 1 year ago
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Great experience. Everyone is helpful and kind.

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Very friendly doctor and staff, efficient, and provided pricing options before check-up. Would highly recommend.

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Fast and easy! No eye puffs!!

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Very friendly and efficient. Walked me through all of my options with insurance, contact fitting and next steps.

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Very professional, welcoming and knowledgeable

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