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Dr. Stephen Kolnik, OD

Optometrist

Newton Upper Falls, MA

About Dr. Stephen Kolnik

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Optometrist

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Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609957893

Overall rating
4.9
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Excellent optometrist who has a wonderful bedside manner. The staff is efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Excellent optometrist who has a wonderful bedside manner. The staff is efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Catherine P. · August 10, 2019
I was very pleased. I have seen him a number of time in this location and his previous location. I wasnot surprised my eyes had declined a bit and need a stronger script.
I was very pleased. I have seen him a number of time in this location and his previous location. I was not surprised my eyes had declined a bit and needa stronger script.
Laurie S. · July 24, 2019

Dr. Stephen Kolnik's office location

Newton Optica

1191 Chestnut St

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

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Excellent as always!

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Excellent optometrist who has a wonderful bedside manner. The staff is efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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I was very pleased. I have seen him a number of time in this location and his previous location. I was not surprised my eyes had declined a bit and need a stronger script.

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Dr. Kolnik is great. He takes the time to answer your questions during a very thorough exam. I highly recommend Dr. Kolnik.

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Thoughtful clinician who answered all of my questions and has proposed a solution I'm trying out now. Wonderful bedside manner, fast and friendly office staff, and I'm planning to bring the whole family to see him!

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Excellent as always! Prompt, professional and pleasant doctor and staff. Highly recommend!

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He’s truly excellent. Experienced, responsive, highly competent and nice.

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Dr. Kolnick was excellent ! Very thorough, and diagnosed my eye issue(s) quickly and accurately. I would highly recommend him.

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He told me that he didn't want to try more contacts on me and that 3 was enough. I felt as if he had already got my money and just wanted to get rid of me at that point. He also overcharged me by quite a bit and I had to go to my insurance company to get my money back. He was abrupt and sarcastic the 3 times that I had seen him. He said that he was "not going to try every single contact lense" on me and that I was probably meant to wear glasses. (I had been wearing contacts for many many years) Whenever I called to say that I had not received a new prescription by mail as promised- I was told that they were on the way. I was told by Bea, the secretary that the Dr will call me. He never returned my calls. This has been going on for over 2 months now. I feel as if I have been treated with much disrespect and insensitivity. It's appalling! If it matters, I am also a senior citizen.

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Ultimate customer service and friendly, knowledgeable staff keep all of our family coming back every year

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I'm new to Newton and was worried about finding a new doctor. Dr. Kolnik was recommended by a friend and I am so thankful. Dr. Kolnik was amazing and super friendly. His staff was great as well.

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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Kolnik. I've been a client since 1999!

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He’s amazing! Have been seeing him for years and is quite a problem solver with contact lenses!

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quick professional and friendly

Less than 3 months ago
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Outstanding professional and compassionate experience. I woul;d recommend Dr Kolnik to everyone.

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Fantastic!

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I have been a patient of Dr. Kolnik's for several years now and I will not go anywhere else. His professionalism and expertise is unmatched. I have always felt in the best possible care with Dr. Kolnik. I highly recommend him as your Optometrist.

Less than 3 months ago
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My pre-teen son told me Dr. Kolnik was his best experience EVER with an eye care professional, and he has seen several. Excited to bring the rest of the family in! Also really appreciated the availability of an early evening appointment, as it reduced time away from the office. Appointment was easy to schedule and we found glasses to order right there, at a fair price. Thrilled to find a great local provider with excellent bedside manner and service.

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He was the best optometrist I’ve ever seen. Professional, compassionate willing to work with me to help me out of a tight eye jam. 10/10. Optometrist for as long as I live in Boston area.

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Great experience!

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Dr. Kolnik is always professional in demeanor, yet friendly and concerned about his patients. He operates in a facility furnished with state of the art equipment, which he knows how to use very well. He is an excellent diagnostician and knows very well how to treat eye problems. Unusual in these times, is that In the two instances when I had more serious issues, I got follow-up calls shortly after beginning his prescribed treatment, either from one of his competent, caring staff or from him to see how I was doing! Additionally Newton Optica (the name of the practice) is well-stocked with fashionable eyeglasses and a full complement of contact lenses. In summary, Dr. Kolnik is the consummate professional whom I highly recommend with no reservations whatsoever.

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Dr. Kolnik was terrific as was his assistant. High recommend him.

Less than 6 months ago
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I've been a patient of Dr. Kolnik for nearly 20 years. He is without doubt the best OD in the area. I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else. Oh, and his staff is the best!!

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Great visit. Good office staff.

Less than 6 months ago
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I’ve been seeing Dr Kolnik for many years and he is wonderful. Careful precise kind friendly warm. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Kolnik was a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely return for my eye exam next year.

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Dr. Kolnik takes care of my son and I feel very confident in his professional skills and answering any of our concerns and questions about his glasses and contact lenses.

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Everyone involved was a pleasure to deal with, the examination was thorough and Dr. Kolnik explained all aspects of the examination and his conclusions.

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He is efficient, answers questions and thorough

Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and efficient.

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Great visit.... The only thing I would like to see is explaining to the parent after the examination as I had no clue of what was the finding.

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He is amazing- kind, gentle and gets me in and out quickly!

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Dr Kolnick is Excellent and I would highly recommend him! He is very bright, can be very creative with strategies for contact lens use or corrective lens for those with unique vision issues and very kind. He is one of the best optometrists I have ever been to.

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Very well run and efficient practice.

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Very impressed with my first visit!

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Excellent as always!

Less than 6 months ago
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He is so nice and thorough, and he takes the time to answer questions and explain details.

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Overall a good doctor and is reccomend to other.

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Our family has been going to Dr. Kolnik for years and have been very happy. We feel secure that Dr. Kolnik is looking taking good care of us.

Less than 6 months ago
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He was efficient, seemed knowledgeable and was very personable .

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Very attentive. Explains very well. Courteous

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I have been seeing Dr. Kolnik for about 15 years and he is simply the most caring, thorough and efficient doctor I have ever had the pleasure to see. My whole family sees him!

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Have been seeing Dr. Kolnick for many years. He is an excellent cliinician who is thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, available and very pleasant. I strongly recommend him.

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He's just amazing. I hate eye things except when he's doing them.

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A little pricey for a short visit, but not ridiculous. He was able to diagnose my problem and recommend ways to handle it. I've been going to Dr. Kolnik for years and think he's very good at what he does.

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Great!

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I was quite late due to snow and very heavy traffic but Dr. Kolnik was as welcoming and thorough as he always is despite the inconvenience of my tardy arrival. Dr. Kolnik has been my eye doctor for more than 25 years and I can't imagine seeing anyone else as long as he is in practice. He is very dedicated to keeping his training, equipment and staff up to date in the latest practices and technology and his precision in establishing the correct prescription is unsurpassed.

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Best doctor of all time!

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Best doctor of all time!

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Dr Kolnik great! Very professional and has extremely great follow up if anything goes wrong with your eyes. He is genuinely concerned with whatever problem you have!

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