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Dr. Steven Hammer, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

I have had the pleasure of caring for my patients in the sheepshead bay area for over 20 years. Our goal is to provide professional eye and vision care for each and every patient. Whether its treating glaucoma, removing a foreign body, relieving dry eyes or providing the best eyeglasses and contact lenses available, we strive for our patients to leave us feeling and seeing better. In short, we try to make difference.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Education and training

  • State University of New York, Binghamton (Bachelor’s)
  • State University of New York, Doctor of Optometry

Awards and publications

  • National Eye Institute I.V.R Fellowship
  • New York State Regents Scholarship in Optometry
  • SUNY - Optometry Nikon Scholar for 1985
  • Member Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • Dr.William Feinbloom Award for Excellence in Low Vision

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861491946

Office locations

Vision Associates of Sheepshead Bay Inc

1311 Avenue Z

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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Great dr been going to him for years now
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You'll love this man ??
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Very professional, highly recommended. Waiting was 45 min tho.
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The Dr. was great he was very nice and he's very gentle on me he is one of the best eye doctor that i ever met. I hope other patients like me think the same. This is the best choice my mom ever made. I love my new doctor.
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Good that's why I went back
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I was made to wait 1hour and 45 min for routine eye exam. The staff is nasty and unhelpful. Dr hammer makes no apologies.. I had to come for follow up on May 17 to check contacts and he promised Iwould not have to wait more than 2 minutes. He made me wait an hour and 15 min. My advice is somewhere else where they care about the quality of patients experience and not quantity of patients they see !
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Dr. Hammer seemed very competent and thorough in his examination.
Less than 6 months ago
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This office is great and the doctor was very good and helpful and took his time to explain everything he was doing I would definitely recommend this doctor
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That doctor and office workers were wonderful I highly recommend them
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Very professional doctor! Informative explanation given regarding my son’s vision .Pleasant experience overall.
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I enjoyed my visit with Dr.Hammer. It was swift and efficient and it addressed my purpose for coming in. I would recommend him to someone else.
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Thorough, patient and so clear- felt as if no one was waiting for him in the waitibg room. Gave me hus fullest aatentiin- even trued to dave me money. Very professional and knowledgeable!
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He is a fantastic doctor and very knowledgeable. I have going to him for many years.
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Great Dr .The staff is amazing as well. I finally found my ?? Dr ?
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This office was just what I was looking for when searching for an optometrist for my disabled mother. The office was accessible for her mobility issues (they even have a walker for patients who need to use it to walk thehallway to the different rooms). The wait was very short and the appointment was on time. Dr. Hammer examined her for her new prescription quickly and the gentleman who sold the eyeglasses was very thorough and professional. He took the time to find the right fit for the frames and brought them all out to where she was sitting so she didn't have to walk around.
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Dr. Steven Hammer, OD, gives a complete examination for my eyes which includes not only a regular vision test, but he also measures my eye pressure for glaucoma, and takes a picture of the optic nerve to make sure there isno damage to it, a retinal scan to make sure there is no detached retina, a field vision test to exam peripheral vision, and if my eye pressure is too high with 30 or more, I am able to get Latanoprost eye drops to lower my eye pressure. I highly recommend Dr. Hammer for eye examinations since he does a variety of eye testing and has all the instruments for your full eye exam.
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Steven is phenomenal...upon my first visit today it was an ABSOLUTE ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE...THE STAFF AS WELL ARE SO CURTEOUS AND GREETED ME WITH NOTHING BUT SMILES I FELT ABSOLUTELY COMFORTABLE RIGHT FROM THE START...
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Very clean office. Staff was very helpful and patient. The doctor was excellent. Explained every step along the way and answered all of my questions. He gave me very helpful tips and advice for product solution. He is very knowledgeable andI understand why he has such positive feedback. Great doctor, office, and staff. I highly recommend this group.
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Was very happy with my experience there
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Very good!!!
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Great doctor who came highly recommended. Very friendly staff!
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Great doctor
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He is very thorough throughout the exam.
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Office full of wonderful people and great service.
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I've been a patient for over 8 years I think, and have no plans to change any time soon.
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I have been a patient of dr. Hammer for many years. I am always happy with dr. Hammer and jeff at vision associates. They are very professional. Thank
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Awesome doctor ????
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The service I received was excellent! I will greatly recommended Dr.Steven to everyone!
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Dr Hammer is very pleasant, professional and thorough. Answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him
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This is not my first visit to Dr. Hammer... but every time I have seen him, he's been wonderful. The ladies at the reception table are also really great. He's a very nice doctor, great bedside manner and he was verypatient with me. I came in for a regular eye exam and I was also interested in trying contacts. He was really patient while I had a hard time adjusting to the lenses and had to try a few different lenses. Overall, my experience in this office is always a pleasure, wait times vary, but based on my visit before this one, I didn't have to wait longer then 15-20 minutes to be seen. He also has a great optician who works in his office, Jeff. In the past he helped me fit glasses and would go over all my options. My vision is terrible so I usually have to get fancy lenses, etc. Great environment and great staff!
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A very nice family environment. About a 15 min wait when I went. Overall a good experience.
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It was phenomenal! Unlike my previous optomalogists, Dr. Hammer is more professional and the technology is more advanced. Plus, they provide the correct (stylish) eyeglasses I needed. Even the staff is friendly! I love it! Highly recommend it!
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Professional and friendly. Answers any questions that may arise with courtesy. Will not go anywhere else
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Muuuuuch better then any other eye doctor we ever went to, he was really nice and really cared about our vision and eye health. Did his best to help us out with cost too. Staff was really friendly as well, very proffesional office too.
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Highly recommend Dr. Steven Hammer. He is very professional and takes his time to properly take care of the issue.
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I have been a patient for years, and trust him completely.
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Very professional with knowledge of work.
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Great dr and office!!!! Clean and niceeeee
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Great doctor. Explained my contact lenses options.
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Thorough eye exam. Honest.
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Great doctor, very professional and efficient.
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Dr. Hammer is great! He takes his time with each patient and explains everything! I have had eye issues in the past and I feel very comfortable recommending him.
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Only person I trust with my peepers! He gets a lil busy because he takes so much time with each patient, not a rush job!
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Very good doctor, listens, doesn't waste time, provides solutions.
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The Dr seemed very competent and knowledgable, and was pleasant and patient.
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Dr Hammer is a very efficient doctor,he explains well and a good bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hammer is one of the few optometrists who perform a wide variety of tests for eyes including glaucoma eye pressure testing, takes a picture of the optic nerve, field of vision test for peripheral vision, and of course a eyechart test using an eye scope. I highly recommend Dr. Hammer for all the eye testing performed.
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Dr. Hammer is a very pleasant individual and a very competent eye doctor. He explained everything that was done to my eyes during the examination. I appreciated that.
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