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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Steve Atlas is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Following graduation, Dr. Atlas attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he carried on research in Visual Rehabilitation and took a special interest in the field of Contact Lenses. He graduated in 1978 as a Doctor of Optometry. In 1977 Dr. Atlas interned in South Florida and decided to practice here. He first began practicing in Miami from 1978 through 1984. He then set up his Optometry practice in Plantation, where today he continues to specialize in Contact Lenses, Laser Vision Correction, Comprehensive Eye Examinations, Children’s Vision, Cataract evaluations and treatment of Ocular Diseases. Dr. Atlas is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and the Broward County Optometric Association. When not in the office, Dr. Atlas is playing golf and travelling with his wife Myra.
Verified Patient Reviews
Was seen by Dr. Haley Newstrom who was excellent. I left a around 10:20 am and my pupils are still dilated. Hope it goes away soon.
Dr. Adler is wonderful but I was completely misinformed about the cost of my contact lenses. I was told a 180 day supply would cost X but when I received my order I had a 90 day because the cost was for two boxes, not two orders - so literally double the cost as to what I was told. And we spoke at great length about this. Though I liked Dr. Adler, I will never return here.
I went with my husband, we really liked the professionalism of the assistants and Doctor.
He is truly an amazing doctor who also really cares about his patients on a personal level.
I always enjoy visiting Dr. Atlas. His highly knowledgeable and has a wonderful, comforting "bedside manner."
The office staff was super friendly , efficient and very professional. Dr Atlas takes his time during your appointments. When it comes to your eyes you need to go to the best and that is Dr Atlas.
I've been a patient of Dr. Atlas for over 10 years. He's the absolute best. Today I saw Dr. Haley Newstrom for the first time and I highly recommend her as well. Furthermore, when seeing any physician most people know liking your physician is not the only fact when choosing a doctor; you must also like the office staff. That being said, the office staff at Atlas Eye Center is beyond amazing. Stacy in particular is a pro at navigating insurance, finding the right frames and overall customer service. Understanding insurance benefits can be very confusing. Stacy will patiently show all options to ensure you are receiving the most from your healthcare benefits. I highly recommend Atlas Eye Center!!
I’m happy I chose to go the Dr. Atlas office his exam was much more theral then the eye exam change business I ‘ve been to on the pass
I felt incredibly pressured the whole time and am fighting back tears because of the experience. Now I am stuck with a pair of glasses that do not fit well and look horribly on me because I was backed into a corner to buy a pair of expensive designer glasses that are only 40% of the price online. They also kept trying to convince me to switch to contacts, which according to the insurance plan would mean higher payouts for them. I also had to wait over a half hour even though there were no other patients and I had arrived a few minutes ahead of my appointment. I am all for supporting local businesses and paying a little extra, but not if I am to be treated like this again.
dr Atlas is very polite and he knows what he is doing , the staff is great too , awesome ,
Dr. Atlas is very professional, very friendly, very patient and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
I just can't think of one bad thing to say about my visit. Everyone seemed knowledgeable and personable - keep in my visit was also one of his staffer's first day on the job and she was already amazing.
Fast pleasant and purficate
Fantastic experience. Never had a more pleasant doctors appointment in my life. Staff was kind and accommodating. Quick and efficient. Will continue to purchase my contact lenses from them as well. So knowledgeable. Really happy with the results of my appointment. Highly recommend
Very fast, friendly and professional.
Dr. Atlas is very professional and friendly. The whole staff was very friendly.
Excellent. He has a great bedside manner, is competent and kind. Will return
I arruved ten minutes early. I was told the doctor would see me soon. After 40 minutes, the doctor hadn’t bothered to show up to the office. I was told he was stuck in traffic but my friend, who drove from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, arrived to meet me without “traffic”. Surely a doctor who had a patient scheduled would plan ahead and arrive within reason. I managed to. Very frustrating and disappointing in a professional.
Visit was good; Dr Atlas was very nice, took his time with the exam. What I did not like is that performed a procedure not covered by my insurance and did not inform me upfront.
Dr. and staff are always pleasant and personable.
Love this doctor. He makes you feel more like family than a patient. Will be coming back and referring everyone i know.
It was a great visit, Dr. Atlas was willing to see me when no one else would, right after Hurricane Irma. I was the only patient there. It felt like something was in my eye and I was very uncomfortable since the day before the hurricane hit. I got checked out, prescribed eye drops that worked very quickly, and have a follow up next week.
Very nice and professional office
Dr. Atlas is thorough and professional. My eyes are very important to me, and I trust Dr. Atlas to take good care of them. Lucy m 8/30/17
Dr. Atlas was very knowledgeable and incredibly nice. He staff is awesome too. Went to both offices, was very impressed.
Very personable and nice. Had a good conversation and made me feel comfortable.
Very friendly staff. Great with minors.
Excellent, best experience ever. Dr. Atlas really knows his stuff.
A great visit. Would happily go there again.
Everyone was very nice and helpful
I love Dr. Atlas and his staff. It's always a fun visit. I would recommend him to everyone that I know.
Dr. Atlas has a wonderful personality and makes going to the eye doctor a pleasure. He is very thorough in his exam, and truly listens to all concerns. He answered my questions patiently and I left with a better understanding of my eye health. I'm so glad I found him.
It was thorough, efficient and as promised.
Dr. Atlas has been my eye doctor for over 15 years. He is thorough, concerned and kind. Highly recommend him!
I have a difficult diagnosis and Dr. Alas was wonderful, knowledgeable and sincere. His staff was extremely professional and efficient. I highly recommend him and his office.
Great experience !
Dr. Atlas made my visit both relaxed and comfortable, yet being very professionally at all times. He explain as he go through with your treatment as to what he's doing and why.
I love Dr. Atlas I am 48 years old I have been a patient of Dr. Atlas since i was 17 years old. Very professional nice office.
Would highly recommend to others.
Excellent character and so professional and kind
Worderful, as always! Dr. Atlas is warm, inviting and knowledgeable.
This was the best eye doctor I have ever been to. The employees were great people! I got a lot of help picking out frames and finding what I wanted! The optometrist was awesome. He had a great sense of humor and it's evident he knows his field well. I will definitely re-visit & recommend to anyone.
Great as always. Doctor Atlas and his staff are the best!!!
This was a first visit to this doctor. He was excellent. And staff were equally pleasant and professional. All that remains to be seen are my glasses.
Excellent! Been coming to Dr. Atlas for many years. Great doctor and great staff!
Went 10 minutes early and they took me right away. Friendly staff. Overall pricing was higher than my previous doctor in Orlando but that seems to be everywhere in south florida. Doctor is very laid back and well mannered. Explained everything in detail and seemed genuinely concerned.
I have only good things to say about my visit to Downtown Opticians. I was a client of the previous Optician at this location. But I have to say, I like Dr. Atlas and his staff much better. The girls in the office were friendly and cheerful and kept us moving. The doctor was easy to talk to and was also a good listener. I never felt rushed and the doctor spent a sufficient amount of time conducting a thorough eye examination; an all-around good experience.
I thought that Dr Atlas was very friendly and professional throughout our visit. He worked in an efficient manner and was very personable.
I was very pleased with the Doctor, nice and professional. He has a machine that takes pictures of your eyes so no drops necessary to dilate your eyes. Melanie is super nice and was very helpful in assisting with frame choices, which can be very overwhelming . Overall, 5 Stars in my rating
I think who was great. He took his time and was very educational with explaining what was and wasn't going on with my eyes. His staff was also very friendly and professional. Thank you.
Dr. Atlas has perhaps the best "chair-side" manner of any medical professional I know. He is thorough, knowledgeable (of course), and caring.
I scheduled with Dr. Atlas based on his excellent reviews and convenient location to my job. His staff is absolutely amazing...super friendly, professional, and efficient. Within no time, three doctor saw me and gave me a thorough exam. Loved him. I have found my permanent optometrist and will return to him yearly.
I usually dread seeing any doctor but today was easy and pleasant. I like that Dr. Atlas is super positive and friendly, which helps me relax and not stress about my health issues. The office staff is also friendly and helpful. I liked that they were honest and not pushy about up-selling me.
Dr. Atlas was a referral from my boss. Dr. Atlas and his staff were very nice, easy to talk to. Looking forward to picking out some new glasses very soon.
First visit with him and he was super attentive , thorough and friendly! Will recommend to my friends and family. Happy to say I found my go to eye doctor. :)
Doctor and staff were great.. Found my new eye doctor and for my family as well. Very pleased with how fast and friendly they were. ????
Always caring and professional.
I wasn't just a patient. He took more time that most doctors would have. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood the importance of taking care of my vision. If your are looking for an optometrist who has a passion for helping his patients, look no further. I definitely recommend this office.
Would highly recommend Dr. Atlas!
Amazing my daughter love him
It went smoothly! He was so nice but still professional. I love the service I received there so I will be taking my six year old there for his first eye exam!
I've been a patient of Dr. Atlas for 10 yrs. I have a significant disparity in the vision of my eyes which makes it difficult to achieve sharp vision for both near and far with contact lenses. Dr. Atlas consistently gives me great vision! He is caring, compassionate, and a great guy!
What initially brought me in was the super friendly and helpful front desk associate. I would say I called several offices in the area to schedule an appointment and she was the most helpful so that's what got me through the door. As for dr Atlas, he was nice and professional.
Great Doctor! Love coming here!
My experience with Dr. Atlas was more than excellent. He had such wonderful bedside manners and his staff members are so pleasant that I am recommending him to everyone that I know. Keep up the good work and I will definitely be coming back.
Amazing! Doctor walked me through everything. Very knowledgeable. The team was friendly and welcoming as well.
Very kind staff, everyone was very accommodating and efficient. I was seen right away and found Dr. Steve Atlas and the other people working for him to be very professional.
Dr. Atlas and his entire staff are amazing - very professional and truly care about their patients. It was my first visit and I felt very comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you!
Great doctor- always happy to visit !
He's great. Very nice and patient and the staff was awesome.
Love him and his staff. Excellent bedside manner and takes the time to listen to any feedback or concerns I have. His staff is excellent - always on top of appointments; and give helpful suggestions.
It was great, he is really nice and professional. I'm really happy I choosed to go see him.
My experience with Dr. Atlas was great. My two young sons had the pleasure of utilizing his service. He takes personal interest in the children. He asks them questions about them such as what grade are you in?, how are you doing in school, etc. He makes the visit easy.
The whole staff was very nice and friendly.They offered me coffee and water.I'very never been to a Doctor's office that offered that. The doctor was very efficient,nice and funny.He quickly figured out my ailment and gave me a prescription.Will definitely be going there from now on.
Dr Atlas cares about his patients he is awesome!kind and fun
My favorite part was that Dr. Atlas took a nuanced approach to correcting my vision, giving me both the ability to read materials close up and see things far away. Previously I had to choose one or the other.
Best experience with an eye doctor in my many years! Will be back next year!
Dr. Atlas was thorough, congenial, and answered all of my questions.
I'm always happy when I go see Dr Atlas,either for myself or my kids. He's so friendly. My son even told me it feels more like going to see grandpa then a doctor when he goes to his office. Great doctor!
Dr. Atlas and his staff were so friendly and professional. It was my daughter's first eye doctor visit (she's 9), and I was worried about not only the doctor's bedside manner but also the interactions I knew we'd have with the other staff in the facility. After being in the office for a few minutes, I knew we'd have nothing to worry about. Everyone was so patient with my daughter, never making her feel uncomfortable, and no one made me feel bad that it took us so long to realize she needed glasses. I am planning to use Dr. Atlas myself from now on after my experience there, and I'll be recommending him to my friends as well.
Steve was the best optometrist I've visited in years. Not only was the eye exam quick, easy and effective but he was just a pleasure to speak with. He was extremely personable and even though it was my first visit, I feel like I've been going there for years. The receptionist at the front were so friendly as well. The overall experience was very pleasant.
Very professional and thorough. I would definitely recommend Dr. Atlas. The young ladies are very helpful when you are choosing your frames which is difficult when you don't bring a friend. Great choice of frames for whatever your budget is. Plenty of parking too.
Excellent Doctor excellent experience!!! Extremely thorough and proficient!!!
He was very personable and professional. Seemed very caring. Staff was also pleasant.
the visit was pleasant, staff very nice and detailed with procedure.
I felt welcome and the staff and Dr were friendly yet professional.
It was great as always.
My visit was expected, they took me in right away and I am very satisfied with the exam and recommendations for eye-ware options.
Dr. Atlas was extremely caring an thorough. He took the time to ensure that my appointment was done correctly and explained his opinions.
Great guy Felt like I knew him for years And the girls were friendly and very professionally informative
I can't believe that in this day and age there is still doctors that are on time. I walk in on time and he has seem me I time every time. It's is so seamless. Great service thanks doc!!!!
They forgot to give me my new script for my eyes and the new pair of contacts that the doctor had me try on to review my eyes. I walked out with my old contacts when I thought I would have the new pair also. They owe me a pair of new contacts. However the doctor was very sweet and cordial.
I've been going to Dr. Atlas for the past 25 years, I trust him with my life, 18 years ago he found a tumor in my right eye and he was able to treat me and cure me of possible severe complications, he's a terrific man and a terrific doctor I recommend him highly
Very easy to talk to, and very thorough. So far the new contacts feel much better!
My visit from beginning to end was a smooth transaction. No wait was necessary, and the diagnosis was thorough and informative.
I love Dr. Atlas and his Staff! They were all attentive to my needs and my girls. They get an A+ from us! Thank you Dr. Atlas and Staff!
Because I was having a problem Dr. Atlas agreed to come in Monday morning 15 minutes before starting to see his scheduled patients to see me.
I love the outstanding customer service, the staff work as a team with so much love and care. And Dr. Atlas will keep you smiling the whole visit.
Dr. Atlas was excellent in his extremely thorough and detailed exam covering all the details along the way.
Dr. Atlas was very friendly and thorough. Spent plenty of time with me but also got me in and out so that was good!
Dr. Atlas was wonderful! He was kind and patient with me. That means a lot considering I'm also a healthcare professional. I'd give the entire visit a 4 out of 5 stars.
No one knows how to make complex issues simple and easy like Dr. Atlas.
Very pleased with service and results . Plan to use him for all my future needs. Office staff was very nice, helpfull and friendly. Great job.
My first visit to Dr. Atlas was great! I liked him very much, as a professional and a person. The doctor's office and optician's office are both very efficiently and pleasantly run. I was very impressed and feel fortunate that I was referred to Dr. Atlas by a co-worker.
I have been a patient of Dr. Atlas for 24 years. He has always been so very caring and thorough. I know I can trust my vision to Dr. Atlas.
Good as always
He was very conscientious, friendly and took his time with me to make sure I was comfortable with the change in prescription. His office staff was equally friendly and attentive. Just sorry I had not found him sooner.
Professional and pleasant
The doctor is fantastic. The secretary doesn't know how to find the patients name. We were discouraged to consult for eyeglasses because they were closing soon that afternoon. Very very very bad service from this staff
Dr. Atlas was a calm, kind breath of fresh air; I 'dig' him!
All staff very kind and helpful from the technicians all the way to the doctor.
Actually, I really enjoyed my visit. Every one was very pleasant. The doctor was phenomenal
I could not have asked to be in better hands. It felt like a visit with a friend.
Everyone in the office was warm and professional. They knew the products and procedures inside and out.
I just love doctor Atlas. He makes you feel like the health of your eyes really matters to him. He's very friendly and helpful with any questions you have. Thumbs up.
Dr. Atlas is very professional and friendly. Absolutely no discomfort. Front desk staff was great. Clean office and I plan on going back for my next annual.
He is easy-going, affable and extremely thorough!
Dr. Atlas is always very thorough. Great exam and visit.
Dr. Atlas and staff were very friendly, professional, and helpful. I highly recommend.
I had a great visit and the staff were very kind and provided excellent customer service. I also was able to find some stylist affordable glasses.
Dr. Atlas was great! He is very knowledgeable and friendly! He answered all of our questions and was very helpful. Definitely recommend it!
The ad says taking Florida Healthcare Plus, actually not, waste my time.
Fantastic!!! I'm a New Patient, was recommended & his office is close to my work, the staff was so helpful they got me in and I was seen within an hour of calling. Unheard of these days!!! Many Thanks to Dr. Atlas and his Staff!!! They are wonderful! ~MG
excellent dr, took me when in right a way when I needed I eye dr badley.
It was really pleasant. I liked the fact that he was very professional and friendly at the same time. I would definitely recommend doctor Atlas! Very nice doctor!
I have been a patient of Dr. Atlas for over 5 years. My husband and mother are now both regular patients. Very pleased with service; however, front desk staff and optician seems to change frequently.
I highly recommend Dr Atlas for routine eye care. He was very patient and actually listened to my concerns such as the fact that I cannt handle anesthetic drops. My only qualms with Dr Atlas has nothing to do with him but rather his office's location (you can very easily miss it unless you are walking by) and his staff -they are VERY pushy and can air on the side of aggressive.
He is wonderful!
My first time as an adult going to a eye dr and it started out ok but then after the Dr was done wwith the exam he didn't explain anything to me. He took my results to the front and one of the women started to try and sale me eye glasses i declined, after that my eyes were dilated and No one told me what to expect after words. Mind you i had my two sons with me and i drove there. I had to drive home like that and the sun really made my eyes hurt. I feel like since i didn't buy glasses they felt know reason to be nice anymore. I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AND WOULDN'T EVER SEND ANYONE.
The people in the front of the office were friendly and kind. Dr. Atlas was patient and kind with my 13 year old. She now has new glasses and can see the board! Great experience!
Great. Down to earth and very knowledgeable. Definitely will go back. Melanie front desk very nice and helpful.
Dr.Atlas was very thorough and I was well satisfied with my eye exam and his professional manner and knowledge.
Dr.Atlas is very personable and the receptionist was also!
Very nice person helpful
Great office, friendly staff, and the doctor was thorough and professional!
Great doctor, extremely friendly and kind.
This Doctor is an amazing doctor! I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Very professional and kind! I can recommended for all my friends!
The doctor was nice and professional. As for the young girl at the front desk... not so nice. She was rude and insulting. I will not return as long as she is working there.
He was very thorough and took his time.