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Dr. Steven Nielsen, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Steven A Nielsen, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and leading expert on the latest technologies and advancements in eye care and eye surgery. He specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cornea transplants, glaucoma, and laser surgery of the eye. Please contact our LASIK eye surgeon serving the Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts area to schedule a consultation. Steven A. Nielsen, MD can help. Refractive Experience Dr. Steven A. Nielsen has performed over 20,000 of successful laser vision correction procedures. He was the first surgeon in the Boston area to perform the bilateral LASIK procedure. Education & Training Dr. Steven A. Nielsen earned a Medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. His residency was completed at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. Affiliations Dr. Steven A. Nielsen is President of The Nielsen Eye Center, Medical Director of the Cataract & Laser Center and Medical Director of the Laser Eye Center of Quincy. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Southern California (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Steven A. Nielsen has performed over 20,000 of successful laser vision correction procedures. He was the first surgeon in the Boston area to perform the bilateral LASIK procedure.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Filipino

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477554251

Office locations

The Nielsen Eye Center

300 Congress Street, Suite 201

Quincy, MA 02169

The Nielsen Eye Center

541 Main Street, Suite 110

Weymouth, MA 02190

The Nielsen Eye Center

141 Longwater Drive, Suite 111

Norwell, MA 02061

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Doctor didn’t even spend 1 min with me he wasn’t free enough to listen to my concerns as soon as he entered he was like ok see me in 3 months over and over. Really bad practice would not recommend
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Excellent physician. Staff was professional and courteous and valued my time. Dr Nielsen was knowledgeable and polite and took the time to explain the various procedures in a manner that I was able to understand
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As usual, nearly a one hour time frame between booked appointment time and arrival of Steven Nielsen into the exam room for his 60 seconds. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to stop him early on to addressthe concerns before he runs out of the room. Inexplicable waiting times for a routine exam and lack of concern from the staff— coming from another medical professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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I really liked the staff at this office. The nurse, Helen, is amazing. Dr. N only saw me for about 3 minutes and did not give me complete instructions for my medication. As it happened the pharmacy received the wrong infoas well. Fortunately, I knew what to do. I did have to call the office to confirm the dosage.
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The office was very nice and very clean. The receptionist was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure “The Ride” was coming to pick a patient up after his appointment . I also saw Helen and Dr.Nielsen today and would highly recommend them for their expertise and professionalism.
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V. Competent. Easy to get into see. Very professional and friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was very good
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I had to wait for an hour
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Was great!! Service and doctor are very nice
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Great staff and Dr!
More than 1 year ago
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I was taken right away and the visit was very pleasant, quick and very professional.
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Excellent service. Very professional. Extremely friendly to my five year old daughter who was afraid to have her first eye appointment. We were treated with courtesy and respect from the time we checked in until we left. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Went well. Very smooth, office staff very professional
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Very pleased with front desk personnel and also medical staff.
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Nice facility and all the staff were friendly and professional. My minor wait time was probably more of a reflection of it being my first visit.
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The tech or nurse that saw me first was super efficient. Dr Nielsen was very professional and efficient as well He answered all my questions
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The visit was fast and the person I seen was very helpful and explained in detailed what was happening. Only thing was the wait time. My appointment was at 11:15am and I didn't get seen until around 12:20pm. So they waitwas a lot but other then that great office and practice
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thought there were too many stipulations on what was covered and was not. too complicated to know the costs of the visit and would have to make more than one visit depending on what was needed (which is not the case with other doctors)
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Nielsen is great so is the staff that work for him.They friendly and explain very clearly.
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worst non exam ever
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I was very pleased.
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It was our first visit at this office and we were very impressed. My niece and I were warmly welcomed, the office is clean and gorgeous, the front desk was courteous, friendly and professional and the assistant to the doctor anddoctoe were superb. We will definitely return and I strongly recommend this office!
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He was a Great Doctor really listened to my concerns and explained things about my Eye condition. I have a follow up appointment and I would recommend Dr. Nielsen.
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The doctor was in a rush and barely answered my questions. Very unprofessional. The wait time was soooo long: wait here, wait there, wait everywhere.. Overall, unsatisfactory experience, and I`ll be looking for another eye doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Front desk was welcoming. Pearl was pleasant and efficient Dr Neilsen was thorough and professional I would highly recommend Nielsen Eye Center
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I felt the office staff was very professional and courteous. I had a good experience and would recommend them.
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Extremely courteous, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend it.
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Outstanding!!! I highly recommend Dr. Steven Nielsen, he is above what is expected, thorough, informative, kindest & most caring, with a staff that follows his lead. EVERYONE in the office is kind and professional. It's a pleasure having there appointments=)
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I wasn't the biggest fan of my experience. I think they were getting use to a new computer system, but didn't feel it was as thorough an exam as I've had in the past at other doctors. Only saw the dr for a few minutes and he seemed rushed.
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The entire process was quick, efficient & concise. Very impressive & stress free. I got positive recommendations & intend to pass the experience along. Thanks
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It was quick and efficient.
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Good experience since the wait time is short
More than 1 year ago
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He was great! Very friendly, and professional.
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Impressive!
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Not good
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Very informative, I have a presurgery appointment & they have a pick up service, very impressed
More than 1 year ago
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Not very informative. He walked in, looked at my eyes and said "I will see you in 3 months". 15 seconds top. Way to rip people off. I' would have been totally fine with it, if he told me that he couldn't diagnose it. Will never go back.
More than 1 year ago
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I was seen right away. The office staff was courteous and professional. I was extremely pleased with the doctor who was thorough and addressed all of my concerns.
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We were entertained well and seen turki in a professional way
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went fine
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My appointment was great!! I felt very comfortable.
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The staff was excellent! Great visit. They were very informative.
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He was very welcoming. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything to me before and while he was examining my eyes. I would highly recommend him! He's great!!! I definitely made the right choice choosing my eye doctor! ??
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When I told them that I had an appointment, they said that they did not have one scheduled for me. I told them that I scheduled the appointment on April 8th. The woman at the desk went in the back andwhen she came out, she said that the doctor would call me in a few minutes. I was called and seen very quickly. The doctor was professional, and very informative. The whole office and staff was very friendly and professional.
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Very nice, Very quick, polite, woman at the desk were incredibly nice, equipment was up to date, the place was extremely clean. Overall a great experience.
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Wait was long but they were understaffed that afternoon. The staff was courteous and professional and the doctor was knowledgeable and kind.
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Very professional, very thorough, I had an enjoyable experience :)
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Was very satisfied with Dr. Nielsen
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Fine, no diddle or daddle, all the staff I was in contact with were professional and informative. The doctor is better looking in person.
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Pure ""Professionalism"" from the moment I arrived..
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