Dr. Spencer Sherman, MD, FACS

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166 East 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10065

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Dr. Sherman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been serving the Upper East Side community for over 40 years. Kind and compassionate, Dr. Sherman dedicates his time to his patients needs, making sure all each feels calm and comfortable through all aspects of care. Throughout his esteemed career Dr. Sherman has studied all aspects of Ophthalmic care and has dedicated his practice to his passion, the treatment of Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Contact Lenses.

When outside of the practice Dr. Sherman acts as the Chairman of the Museum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Museum pieces, such as the Glasses worn by multiple United States Presidents adorn the walls of the office.

Dr. Sherman requires you to fill out the registration forms, including
your insurance information prior to your visit. Please provide 24 hour notice for all appointment cancellations.

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I visited Dr. Sherman's office to do my general eye exam. I had to wait approximately 20 minutes to get called in. The exams were very throughout, they explained what I see on the pictures. Overall I was satisfied with the staff and Dr. Sherman. I can definitely recommend his office.

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Dr. Sherman and the nurses were very kind. I had a problem with my left eye for two years now and no other doctor as been able to fix it. Dr. Sherman prescribed me treatment and within two weeks and two visits my problem was fixed.

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Dr. Spencer seems professional, but his receptionist is very rude. From the moment you enter the office, she acts as if the patients are an extreme inconvenience to her.

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This doctor has no bedside manners whatsoever and does not know how to properly deliver and explain to the patient the issue at hand. Comes accross as arrogant, impatient and uncaring that dislikes being questioned and probed for more information on the problem. Avoid at all costs.

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Dr. Sherman was thorough, friendly, and clearly communicated his findings in a respectful manner, including a referral to two other specialists to rule out or confirm his possible diagnoses. Do be aware that there may be charges which insurance doesn't cover; when I brought to the attention of a staff member initiating various tests that I would not be paying for anything not covered by my insurance, she said "okay" -- but then, the front desk tried to charge me anyway. They were not successful in this endeavor.

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A great experience during the entire process. Was taken in immediately and had proper tests done. He listened to me and fully explained things. Took the time to answer all my questions.

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I made a same-day appointment after experiencing troubling flashes in my vision. Dr. Sherman examined me thoroughly and recommended I see a retinal specialist, which he arranged so that I could be treated right away. The office is well-appointed and all the staff were helpful and professional.

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It was my first time. I had an emergency and walked in earlier than my allocated time. Told receptionist of my ER concern. Dr Sherman saw me right away and thoroughly examined and tested my eyes. Was glad it was not serious so I can get back to work. Much appreciated the staff and Doctor's prompt Care for my situation. Highly recommending Dr Sherman

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Dr. Spencer Sherman has been my Opthamolagist for ten years. He has provided me with highest quality eye care with consistancy all this time. I trust his knowledge and diagnosis. Mary P

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Dr. Sherman seemed competent, but didn't treat me like a human being. He and his staff ordered me around and didn't explain anything. I'm several weeks out and am still trying to get a receipt for my visit (there are discrepancies in bills) and contacts that have the right prescription - this will be their third try. The office staff is beyond rude - the office manager just had me in tears trying to schedule an appointment. If I can ever get my contacts I will run away from here and not be back.

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The doctor was quick and thorough. The receptionist tried to overcharge me for the copay.. twice.. So be careful to check how much your insurance covers so that they don't overcharge you! When I corrected her she started giving me attitude. Great doctor but he needs to get a more competent receptionist.

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Very professional and thorough, would recommend.

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Dr. Sherman saw me right away and had a nice, clean, and calm office environment. I would highly recommend him.

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He gave me a very thorough eye exam. Staff very friendly and courteous.

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Ridiculous wait time every time I go. Fed up.

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Very thorough examination! I was impressed.

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Very professional, friendly and extra attentive.

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Dr. Sherman was phenomenal! I went for a second opinion on my cataracts (super uncommon for 33yr old). He explained everything very, very comprehensively. He also gave me great comfort that my forthcoming surgery will go well, and I've decided to have my surgery done by him. Very highly recommended!!

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Dr. Spencer and his staff were courteous, informative, and made the visit move both comfortably and smoothly. I will be back and I recommend their services to all.

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Spencer Sherman MD helped me gain courage when I needed it the most. He was considerate and quite understanding of me and my visit! In fact, I am scheduled for another visit soon!

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I felt extremely comfortable with the doctor--he seemed very knowledgable and gave me great advice for a complicated eye problem. In fact, everyone in the office was extremely knowledgable and kind!

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Great.

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This doctor's team was very kind, and overall the experience was fine. Two concerns that I had were 1) the difficulty of getting a prescription for my contacts (a nurse had to chase down the doctor, so to speak, to make sure I left with an actual prescription) and 2) 1800Contacts informed me that when they contact this doctor for prescription verification, they never respond, which adds a few extra days to the processing of my contact lens orders. If you don't need lenses, this doctor is a-okay; if you do, be aware that a few extra steps will be needed to secure your lenses.

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Dr. Sherman is so nice! and so smart. love him :)

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CON ARTISTS! Be careful what you sign, they fail to mention that they are heavily charging you for things, and give you phony services that you don't ask for. I went in for a vision test to renew my drivers license, and they failed to mention that they would be dilating my eyes, and that I wouldn't be able to see for 4 hours. He offered me "reverse" drops which he claimed "wont hurt at all" but it felt like acid was being poured into my eyeballs. Stay away from here. What a horrible nightmare of an experience. Receptionists are also miserable and nasty, I hope they read this and get an attitude adjustment.

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Staff were pleasant. Doctor was to the point but friendly. Was a good visit.

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I had a wonderful experience with this medical doctor! I am very lucky that I was able to find such an experienced and respected doctor through this website. I was truly impressed and feel relieved to know that I can trust the eye care I receive from him.

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Front office staff is rude, and not friendly. Doctor Sherman is very approachable, and appears highly capable, although at times it felt as if he was reading from a script.

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It was easy and quick to make an appointment. The doctor saw me exactly on time and he and his staff were very courteous. I am glad I met Dr. Sherman and shall continue to visit him as necessary.

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I needed lots of baseline tests today since it was my first visit with Dr. Sherman. Dr. Sherman was very thorough and informative. His staff was really friendly and efficient, and despite the many tests I needed, I was in and out of there very quickly. My whole visit was terrific. Excellent front desk staff, too. The office was clean and comfortable.

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Wow, my husband and I just had the best eye appointment that either of us has had. Dr. Spencer was so thorough and his entire staff was helpful with eye exams and state of the art testing. Dr Spencer is very knowledgable and friendly. In over sixty years, he really has been the best. Thank you!

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This is the most complete eye exam I have ever had. Wow. Everyone was super helpful with my eye exam and tests. Dr Sherman is professional, kind, and listens to concerns and puts your mind at ease.

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Dr. Sherman was so sweet and very professional. Best eye appointment I've ever had! Highly recommend!

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Very nice experience.

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They were very considerate. When I said that I was in a rush to get back to work, they made sure to guide me through all the tests as quick as possible.

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For nearly 20 years, I'd been to a handful of different doctors and none of them could get my contact prescription to 20/20. In my first visit, Dr. Sherman changed my lense type and nailed the prescription. It felt like seeing a different world. Needless to say, I'll be thankful for the rest of my life.

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My visit at Dr. Sherman's office was wonderful! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was absolute professional and took the time to reply my questions. I did not wait more than 5 minutes to. He is an ophthalmologist that you can tryst 100% given his experience and competency. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

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A wonderful compassionate doctor who gives one much confidence in what he is doing, brilliant man

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Very professional & polite, took his time to answer all my questions.

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Dr. Sherman was great. The office was a little hectic and the front desk staff could have been friendlier, but Dr. Sherman's expertise far outweigh this inconvenience.

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