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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Every patient is different. He is worth the wait!!!

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Everyone is always pleasant, efficient, easy top be with, thorough. And I always feel as if they are taking wonderful care of my eyes..... so important.

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The doctor maybe very professional, but is trying to suck payment. My wife met this doctor for conjunctivitis treatment, but the doctor performed refraction test without asking her, and then billed for the test, saying the insurance company won't cover it. We asked the receptionist to file claim, who was really annoying to do so. In the end, the test was covered by insurance, but still the test fee is not reimbursed. We are really annoyed by this. I won't recommend meeting this doctor.

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My appointment with Dr. Sherman was fantastic. I had an emergency situation which he resolved right away and then took the time to fully evaluate the health of my eyes. The office staff is friendly and helpful. Going forward, Dr. Sherman will be my primary eye doctor.

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I would recommend Dr. Sherman to anyone in a heartbeat. He was so kind and sweet and his staff was amazing! A very welcoming and friendly environment indeed!

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Professional, In depth and caring….

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Dr. Spencer Sherman is a true professional and I rate him as one of the tops in his field. His practice keeps up to date with new technology and after a visit you feel that every possible issue that could affect your vision has been checked thoroughly.

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Very professional doctor. Thorough, patient, and even elegant. Explained observations well, followed by very detailed multiple tests. Nurses and staff were nice too. Highly recommend.

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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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I feel completely taken in by this office. They did not inform me that they would not give me my contact lens prescription without an extra expensive contact lens fitting until after I had already had the visit and paid for it. Then they insisted on the most expensive contact lenses, even though I said that I wanted a different brand. I do not recommend this office to anyone.

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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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Awful, awful experience. I went to Dr. Sherman because my regular eye doctor was not available. I had an eyelid infection and was looking to get additional medication to clear it up, because what I was on (steroids and oral antibiotic) was not helping. I went into the office and was forced to sign the "refractory fee agreement" if the doctor was to write me an eyeglasses prescription. I signed it, knowing I would not need an eyeglasses prescription because I was there for an eyelid infection, and I said to the receptionist, "I will sign this because I won't be needing this today anyway." I went to see the doctor and explained all my symptoms. Instead of examining my eyelid, he began giving me an eye exam. Then I was taken by an assistant for more tests and I told her I do not need these tests and an eye exam because I already had an eye exam this year. She said to complain to the doctor. I told the doctor I did not want to be charged for an eye exam because I already had one this year (which I told him multiple times prior), and my medical insurance only covers medical problems (i.g. eyelid infection), which was the only reason I was there. Eye exams are out-of-pocket and I can only afford one per year. He smirked and said, "Well, that's not my problem. It's not like you are out shopping on the Avenue." What does that even mean? He then wrote me a prescription for glasses which I specifically declined and charged me the refractory fee! He did eventually give me antibiotics for my eyelid, but this was all I needed - not all those other tests and prescriptions! I was charged for all the extra eye-vision tests that I told both the doctors and assistants that I did not need. This was the worst experience I ever had a doctor's office. Expensive and unnecessary on so many levels. Dr. Sherman was rude and condescending, and I would NEVER go back to him.

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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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