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Dr. Stephen Kolnik, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Routine eye care, including regular eye exams, is important for your overall health. I am committed to providing you and your family with the highest level of professional eye care.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609957893

Office locations

Newton Optica

1191 Chestnut St

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

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Appointment was very prompt! He has new technology so no need to dilate your eyes. Both him and his staff were super nice. Very happy.
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Excellent
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I've been seeing Dr. Kolnik for 20 years. I followed him from For Eyes to Newton Optica and his knowledge, customer service, and professionalism are second to none. His employees are a well-oiled machine and will do all the work withinsurance for you. It's a very easy and low-stress office! I have recommended Dr. Kolnik to friends for routine appts as well as emergencies.
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I’ve gone to Dr. Kolnik for over 20 years now. He is an exceptional optometrist and human being. He is one of the kindest and most compassionate person and doctor. He possesses the integrity, dedication, and professionalism that unfortunatelyhas become a lost art these days. I am most appreciative to have the opportunity to be his patient.
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Very accommodating and timely with appointments. He is excellent at fitting contact lens which has been a difficulty for other ODs in my past experience. The staff is very friendly and on top of things. Would highly recommend.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kolniks' since his days with Four Eyes, so more than 20 years. When he left to open Newton Optica, I followed. I've always been very happy with the eye care I receive. He isexcellent, kind and thorough, and his staff (especially Bea) is terrific.
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Very friendly staff, and Dr. Kolnik is great! He works in a timely manner, is very informative, and explains everything as he goes! Super helpful, especially going on a lunch break like I did!
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Dr Kolnik is always very professional and puts you at your ease.
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Dr Kolnik is clearly one of the best optometrists in the metro Boston area. He has handled my family's and my own eye care for 15 yrs. We all wear glasses and contacts and I have never experienced as knowledgeable andnice professional as Dr Kolnik who employs the absolute latest techniques for assessment. He is a great guy, and his shop has very very cool frames, both for my children and their retirement age parent.
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I don't generally write reviews but Dr. Kolnik is special. He is an excellent optometrist,, always working with patients to get the best possible outcomes. He is a truly kind and generous person. In his work. He listens and cares about knowing his patients.
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The doctor was helpful, informative and responsive.
Less than 3 months ago
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Our whole family loves Dr Kolnik and the great team at Newton Optica
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Excellent on all counts!
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Great and caring doctor!
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Very attentive, experienced, my family have been going to him over 15 years. He is the best!
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Dr. Kolnik is the consummate professional. He is very experienced, knows his business very well and performs the various components of his examination using equipment which is state of the art. Furthermore he is a caring individual who, whenI had some real problems, initiated several follow-up calls to ensure that things were moving in the right direction and he was sure I was “out of the woods". Additionally, he knows when to refer to an ophthalmologist which he did with me when appropriate. I would give him the highest, unqualified recommendation.
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I'm a long-time patient of Dr. Kolnik's, as are the other members of my family. I find Dr. Kolnik and his staff to be highly professional and extremely personable. I would highly recommend him!
Less than 6 months ago
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Always seen within 5-10 minutes of appt. The entire staff is always friendly & professional. Would highly recommend Dr Kolick & staff
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Professional, thorough and efficient.
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Que es el mejor profesional no cabe duda , su atención a mi niña de 4 años fue excelente.
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Excellent manner and interaction. I wish all my Medical appointments were this pleasant
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Best doctor of all time!
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I am a regular and will continue to be one
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Stephen Kolnik is extremely pleasant, highly competent professional who has been my optometrist for over a decade. I have no qualms about giving him the highest possible recommendation.
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been going to Dr. Kolnik for years. He is fabulous.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Kolnik is fabulous. Been going to him for years and wouldn't consider using anyone else. He's extremely responsive, professional, and caring. The best.
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Very nice, professional, knowledgeable
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Dr. Kolnik was friendly, knowledgeable & professional. He listened to my concerns and addressed them. He was thorough and didn’t rush through my appointment, even though others were waiting in his busy office. His staff was great & not at allpushy. I’m beyond happy to have found this office and look forward to going back.
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I had a very good experience today, very professional, good explanations and very effective
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Easy parking, professional support staff and great service by Dr. Kolnik. The exam was efficient and painless and got all of my needs met and exceeded.
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I have been seeing Dr K every 2 years for the past 10 years or so. He has a pleasant manner and is engaging. He is efficient as is the overalll office--- no wasted time.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was terrific. Friendly, efficient, and thorough.
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Dr. Kolnik is kind and very thorough. His office staff is cheerful, helpful and attentive. I recommend him most highly without reservations.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Kolnik is very efficient, pleasant and professional. His office staff are really great - all of them very, very nice, helpful - customer service is definitely highly valued
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He was knowledgeable, professional and thorough. Well maintained and clean office and store. I thought the whole experience was very positive.
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Dr. Kolnik and his staff are friendly and professionals. They always understand patient's need, and ensure highest quality and value.
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Best, most accurate prescription I ever got. He answers questions clearly, has the latest equipment, is efficient, and is just an all around great guy.
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Dr. Kolnick was great! My daughter was apprehensive and he made her feel at ease all within the first minute!
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Great appointment - awesome staff and friendly doctor. Thank you!
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As above, excellent.
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Great experience with Dr. Kolnik and his staff! Everyone was very nice and helpful.
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Dr. Kolnik runs a great practice. Always on-time and highly professional. Strongly recommended!
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Clean, bright office with a very courteous and welcoming staff. We were seen at our appointed time (my previous eye doctor typically had a 45 min wait). The exam was thorough and included some tests I’d not seen before at myprior practice. Upon checkout, the lovely girl at the desk offered to call my insurance company because she suspected my plan covered 1 year’s worth of contact lenses. First of all, no other practice has told me or my family members about this. Secondly, she called them right then and there to confirm, rather than telling me to figure it out. She juggled other patients and work while she patiently stayed on hold for quite a long time, never expressing frustration. Bottom line...costly contacts for one year will be shipped right to my house in 3-5 days and I’m not paying for it :) I’m transferring the whole family here. The reason I came - could get a quicker appointment than at my old place, my prescription had expired and I was out of contacts - is not the same reason why I will stay. Wonderful experience!!
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As always, I was very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Kolnik. He is thorough, professional and provides practical advice. I also love the fact that each year he seems to have added a new piece of technology, so it's clearhe is on the cutting-edge. I recommend him without reservations.
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Great doctor with patience.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent optometrist!
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Dr. Kolnik was terrific -- Efficient and professional. He offered a solution to a vision problem that I'd be unable to resolve.
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Have nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Kolnik. Highly recommend without reservation...
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very friendly, professional office.
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Dr. Kolnik is incredibly dedicated & thorough. He is always engaging and genuinely cares for his patients.
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