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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Suzanne Bellante is an optometrist with 14 years of experience providing comprehensive eye care. After graduating from Binghamton University with a degree in biology, she obtained her optometry degree at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Her clinical interests include comprehensive eye care, dry eye, and care for children with visual problems and eye muscle disorders. Dr. Bellante has a particular expertise in complicated contact lenses such as multifocal lenses and rigid lenses. A longtime member of the Beth Israel ophthalmology team, she is excited to bring her talents to Union Square Eye Care.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very happy with my appointment. Saw the dr within five minutes of my appointment time. Very professional and friendly. Office space is clean. Have been seeing dr Bellante for many years now and have always been happy with her. Will bring my kids once they are old enough!
Dr. Bellante takes the necessary time to perform a thorough eye exam, and to answer any questions you may have, without making you feel rushed. This sometimes means you will wait a little longer than ideal for your appointment to begin, but is definitely worth the tradeoff. She also handles complex cases wonderfully. I completely trust and respect her expertise and professionalism. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Dr. Bellante is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend her as I have been going to her for years. She is very knowledgeable and works out specific plans of treatment.
Great! Would recommend her to anyone.
Dr Bellante is THE best!
Dr Bellante is THE best!
Dr Bellante is excellent!!!
I would like to thank Dr. Bellante for being so caring, attentive and I would love to be a long term patient of hers. However, the administrative staff wasn't as professional as I would have hoped.
Great with kids.
Doctor is wonderful. Office staff is rude.
She is highly competent!
I have been going to Dr. Bellante for many years and she is always professional, extremely caring, and excellent at understanding the patient's needs and treating them correctly!
She was very friendly and easy to talk to. I felt listened too and cares for!
She is very good - one of the best doctors i've ever had - competent problem solver
She's great, wonderful personality and informative, answered my question and gave good advice.
Professional, pleasant , thorough
Great. As always dr Bellante and her associate were very personable and professional. Your are treated as an individual not a statistic.
She is amazing and very efficient and really cares about what may work best
The doctor was fabulous. She answered all of my questions without rushing me and was very kind. The front desk staff needs some work. They were gossiping very loud and just went professional
Dr. Bellante is thorough, caring, and professional every visit.
Office was clean. Staff was wonderful. Absolutely recommend to anyone. No wait time at all. Only issue: they do not accept insurance for any glasses, frames, etc. Only for the visit, exams, etc.
The best OD I've ever seen
She is thorough with the eye exam and runs all the tests for age appropriate analysis of possible age related issues. I've been going to her for my annual eye exams for more than 10 years, both for contacts and glasses prescriptions. She has me wearing "mono vision" contacts and I have excellent distance vision, as well as reading without needing "readers". Very professional!
Dr. Bellante and her staff were very friendly and very professional. All my questions were answered.
Professional, courteous, pleasant and always looking forward to annual visit.
I have been going to Dr. Bellante for many years and she is one of the best eye care providers at Union Square!
She was so great! Made me feel so at ease even when I was a bit scared about my concerns. Office was well appointed and attentive. But she wasnt too nice where she didnt address the matter at hand, she was a perfect combination of professionalism and kindness.
Professional and polite
Dr. Bellante is awesome.
Dr. Bellante is great with children! Wait time was a little long, about 30 mins.
She was clear and articulate and reassuring.
Outstanding experience. Dr. Bellante was most pleasant and professional.
Dr. Bellante is very thorough and has an excellent bedside manner! I definitely would recommend her!!
She was very professional and throughout. She spotted the problems right away but she could be more patient with the kids.
Doctors are great, however there is almost always a wait.
Dr. Bellante knows her stuff, is not going to waste your time and will throughly check your eyes and give you the rx if you need glasses
She was great as usual,.
Dr. Bellante is an amazing doctor, especially for children!
Dr Bellante is great but the front desk could be more friendlier. They are polite when they talk to you but they can also make you feel invisible. How hard is it to take my paper while you are waiting for a patient to find their insurance card? Dr Bellante makes up for everything however the wait is fairly long. I arrive early for the appointment but I'm not seen until almost half hour later.
She is a very competent doctor and answered all my questions.
Dr. Bellante is very professional and at the same time warm and engaging. She explains things simply and carefully and inspires confidence that you've made the right choice in an eye care specialist!
Pleasant, knowledgeable, honest. Highly qualified. Very nice reception.
my visit with Dr. Bellante was quick, pleasant and professional as is always the case when I see her.
Dr. Ballante is always attentive and always remembers me despite her numerous patients. I have complete faith in her abilities and conscientiousness.
Suzanne is excellent. Smart. Funny. Astute. So is the nurse, Nancy who did several vision and eye tests, and dilated my eyes before I got to see Suzanne, who then did further, different eye tests. I have never had such a comprehensive eye exam as I did at this facility. The whole appointment took over an hour and a half, but I left feeling my eyes and vision had been well cared for and with new prescriptions for eye drops and glasses. They sell glasses there, with a warranty, but I preferred to take my prescriptions to my own optician.
I waited for about 5 minutes at 8am - the office was already a little busy first thing in the morning. Have been a patient of Dr. Bellante for 4 years - she is great & I highly recommend her!
Despite the fact that I was late Suzanne took me in as her last appointment of the day and remained calm and personable and did not rush through our time together.
Excellent. Very professional. Very sweet and extremely bright!
Long, long wait time to be seen for no more than ten minutes. Then, was given incorrect prescription. Then, was told to pick up something from the office, only to find out it was never ordered after stopping in. She was nice enough, but the whole practice seems disorganized. Service was less than stellar. Will most likely never return.
Very professional, personal, and experienced.
She was very thorough with her exam and efficient. She asked me good questions and was sure to listen to me. I would go see her again and recommend her.
My 1st eye exam in quite awhile and Dr. Bellante had me in and out in no time. Was seriously in a hurry and worried I'd have to reschedule but it worked out. Pleasant demeanor and truly professional. Officially my eye doctor in Union Square now.
Thirty minutes of eye exam, four months of billing headaches. My one complaint about the service itself was that the optometrist didn't clearly tell me that she'd dilated my eyes. I only noticed when I walked outside and was blinded by the sunlight. I lost most of the rest of the workday as a result. My main complaint is with the billing. Union Square Eye Care lists a zillion insurers on ZocDoc, but they're all medical. I have UHC and UHC Vision. They take the former but not the latter. This meant that my visit wasn't covered at all, even though I had perfectly good vision insurance that would have covered an appointment at most other places. Check out the reviews on Yelp. It's the same story over and over. After four months of back and forth, I'm fairly confident that there's nothing I can do. I will not be back!
I was beyond impressed with Dr Bellante. I arrived 15 minutes early to my appointment and was seen right away.
The doctor herself during appointments was great. Very professional. The office was pretty lousy though, and she overbooks herself. The staff behind the desk pretend you're not there and continue their conversation like you're a dog. I showed up 5 minutes early both times but had to wait 30 minutes the first visit and 45 minutes the second. After my eyes were dilated, I was told I would have to wait 20 minutes; instead, I waited 45 minutes. After my initial appointment, I was told I would have to come in another time for a 'contacts fitting', that they couldn't get me in for two weeks, and that it wasn't covered by insurance (though later they revised this - I have no idea why). Once I was finally in for my fitting and the doctor finally got to me, she left me in a room for quite some time while she went to "take care of something". I had a meeting up the street in half an hour, and at this rate, I was afraid I would miss it. I asked some in a random exam room how much longer I would be waiting; she called the doctor, and then told me "two minutes". It was a lot more than two minutes. If I have to go back because there are problems with the contacts they gave me, I will definitely overbudget time and plan on bringing a lot of work to get done.
Went back to Dr. Bellante after 6 years, and happy to be back, she takes a very good care of her patiences. Highly recommended.
Excellent! She answered my questions and I felt comfortable. Fast and efficient .The best doctor and her equipment is new, not outdated like some other eye doctor offices I've been to.
Great doctor! Very personable.
She was very friendly and thorough. We covered all of my requests very quickly (but accurately) which was nice since I had to go back to work.
Love the courtesy and professionalism
Love the courtesy and professionalism
I have been seeing Dr. Bellante for about 15 years now! She is the greatest eye doctor I could be blessed with. She always cares to know how I'm doing, and how my family has been. She is always careful to ensure that all aspects of my vision are in check. Her attention to patient care and satisfaction are impeccable. One day, my glasses broke, and I needed to go in to get measured for new ones, and she spoke to me on the phone, calmed me down, and scheduled to meet with me during what I assumed to be her lunch time! She is unbelievable! If you have a choice, pick Dr. Bellante!
Very nice doctor! Super quick, easy, and painless appointment. Would recommend!
Love her! Easy to talk to and she explained everything I asked about. So glad I found her!
Dr. Bellante seemed very busy, but she was friendly, cheerful, and efficient. I'd see her again.
I currently have a very complicated vision situation, with multiple recent laser surgeries and related complications. Dr. Bellante took the time to listen to and evaluate all of my concerns, including taking specific on-site tests in high risk areas. She requested and provided the means for my retinal surgeon to give essential feedback and treatment plans for complications from my surgeries with him. Dr. Bellante took the necessary time to answer all of my major concerns and questions, and provided a timeline for follow-up consultations (in person or electronically). I highly recommend Dr. Bellante to all patients considering her services, especially those with complex requirements.
She was excellent. Was very professional, friendly and seemed very knowledgeable.
Dr. Bellante was great once I got to see her. However, I had to wait almost an hour after the time my appointment was supposed to start in a loud and hectic waiting room. While I was waiting, I watched the individuals behind the desk interacting with incoming and outgoing patients and was appalled by some of the things I heard. These individuals were rude, condescending, and would insultingly talk about patients to each other after they walked away. I could not believe it. That being said, Dr. Bellante was thorough, very nice, and apologetic for being so behind. I probably wouldn't return to this office, but not because Dr. Bellante was anything less than wonderful.
Excellent doctor, questionable office.
Everything was smooth sailing!
The visit was great. Dr. Bellante always fixes any problems I have. She always comes through!!!
Lovely experience. Helpful, professional and kind.
Suzanne was great! Very personable, great bedside manner. The office itself was nice. It was pretty crowded when I came in, so I was nervous I was going to be waiting awhile, but I was seen with in five minutes - must just be a large office with a lot of doctors and a lot of patients! Would 100% recommend Suzanne!
Dr. Suzanne Bellante was very helpful and explained each process thoroughly and made me feel calm since she is not my usual eye doctor but I will be coming back!
Dr B was very thorough, answered all my questions, has a very nice vibe and seems to be on top of her game.
Extremely easy-going, professional, and delivers accurate results quickly. I appreciated her running a few more tests on my eyes just to double check her original diagnosis (which was correct).
Suzanne is an excellent doctor. She's patient, kind, and funny, and answered all of my questions. Definitely recommend seeing her!
Dr Bellante is very good with children and has a lovely bedside manner
Dr. Bellante is the best! This was my first visit and she was very thorough and very informative! I only came for a contact fitting but left with a thorough exam of my eye! The best eye care visit ever! I highly recommend.
She is kind thoughtful and understanding. she was able to calm my child who was a little frazzled after we arrived late due to terrible traffic - ugh!
She is efficient, kind and thoughtful. She give all our problems detailed thought and attention. We enjoy being her patients
Receptionists could be warmer. I had an early am appointment, so maybe they were just tired. Ms Bellante is wonderful. I've seen her for 6+ years. She is quick and efficient. I never feel that my appointments are rushed- just that she respects patient's time. She is kind and engaging; ensuring that I feel taken are of. There is no question the Ms Bellante takes genuine interest in the quality of my eyesight and health of my eyes.
It was a great visit. My issue was adressed and taken care of.
She is great with kids and answers your questions while still getting you in and out quickly. Highly recommend !
It's always a pleasure.
It went smoothly and all staff very professional.
Dr. Bellante has been my doctor for the past few years. She is really great. Today my visit was especially better...a) my vision is getting better b) reception lady was really really wonderful...
Dr. Bellante was great and thoroughly answered all my questions.
Very friendly and through Took her time and didn't feel rushed
Generously informative, easy to talk to and was very friendly. She knows just how to make you feel welcome and has a good sense of humor.
They don't accept any vision insurance plans. I spoke to the manager, who explained that they bill everything under medical, not optical, even if you just want an eye exam. He was rude and impatient. Reading reviews around the web I see that many others have had these same issues.
Dr. Bellante was very professional and a great doctor. I would definitely recommend her for all eye related treatements and check ups
She was great, very thorough exam. Very nice, friendly as well, highly recommend!
Very satisfied with the service. Felt very comfortable. She was pleasant and very informative. She gave me a thorough eye examination. ?
Fantastic as always! She is THE best!
Professional, efficient and personable
She was great. Very professional and thorough. Was in and out in 45 minutes.
Suzanne Bellante is a wonderful OD she's excellent with my grandson. She does a Great job. I would recommend Dr Suzanne Bellante to everyone! We love her...
She was very through,quick and was very nice to the patient... fidgety 11yr old boy.
She's very professional and works efficiently. Very competent and knowdgeable.
She was great! Thorough, knowledgable and overall excellent visit!!
Very nice office and a good staff created a wonderful experience.
She was fantastic for both my young daughter and myself. Excellent doctor.
Very professional. I would highly recommend her services.
Great doctor! Smart, personable and very thorough! I recommend her to all my friends.
Dr.Bellante is polite and professional I felt very comfortable with her and would recommend her services
Very professional and attentive. I felt very comfortable with her and would recommend her services.
The office staff was nice and professional and Dr. Bellante had the best bedside manner alongside razor sharp professionalism. I will be returning next year for my eye exams.
Dr. Bellante is polite, quick, informative and efficient. I waited around 10minutes, she breezed through the exam. I got an eye exam for contact lens, she also did the prescription for glasses and even gave me a website to purchase cheap contacts. I felt comfortable because she seemed like she knew what she was doing.
She was very professional and thorough while also having a warm bedside manner. She was great and I would definitely go back to her again.
What a great, efficient, clear doc! She explained things to me thoroughly without my having to ask and also listened to my story without jumping in or cutting me off—a rare experience, and I appreciate it.
friendly, personable, very professional.
She is excellent. Everyone in the office was nice, polite and efficient. My daughter is 5 and she had no problems with her appointment and liked Dr. Bellante very much.
Suzanne was warm and friendly
Suzanne was great.
The visit was perfect. First of all just the exam alone was thorough. I felt very comfortable with talking about some of issues with my eyes. She took time to answer all my questions and concerns. She went above and beyond! Highly, highly recommend.
Really appreciated and loved Dr. Bellante's thoroughness; attended to all my questions and concerns. Definitely going back for my annual check-ups.
She was so nice and funny too! I'm in school to be an optician so I became picky. You can tell she loves what she does.
She was was professional, patient and tended to my needs!
Suzanne was very responsive and professional. I highly recommend her and the practice.
Took the time to answer all my questions. Expedient. Affable.
Always professional and warm. She's a gem.
Dr. Bellante and the team were great! Friendly, helpful, and reassuring. They even adjusted my glasses for free, even though my appointment was for something else entirely! I totally recommend Dr. Bellante.
This practice seemed like a factory churning out eye exams and people - pretty rushed. Seemed like none of these people (including the OD) enjoy their work any more, but just a job...which is sad.
Down to earth and easy to talk to. Highly recommend!
Great visit -- extremely nice and we clicked right away. I received a thorough exam and she answered all of my questions quickly and confidently. I would definitely see her again / recommend to others.
She was very nice and professional. I had a great visit.
Dr. Bellante is very down to earth and makes you feel comfortable. She's knowledgable, answers all your questions and even though the office can be busy, she doesn't make you feel rushed. I always look forward to seeing her.
I love Suzanne Bellante. She is great and very professional and passionate in what she does.She cares for the needs of her patients.
She was great and knowledgeable on lens types and very accommodating and helpful on a breadth of issues. The only thing that marred my experience was that is was counted as a Specialist visit for insurance purposes not Optometrist and had a higher co-pay.
I think was a great & would highly recommend her. Knowledgable and nice!!
As a patient who hates going to the optometrist (I have very bad eyesight, so every visit is semi-traumatic), Dr. Bellante makes the whole process stress-free and comfortable. I highly recommend her!
Examination was thorough, I was able to ask questions and listen to answers without feeling rushed. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bellante.
Dr B is the best in the biz...
She was extremely friendly and thorough. I really appreciated her approach to the exam.
Good doctor and straight-forward. When you explain things she listens and explains everything to you step-by-step so you can understand
She's the best!
She was quick and personable, while also informative. Second time I've gone to visit her and she never fails to make me feel like I've gotten good care.
I appreciated that she was very thorough. A lot of doctors seem rushed and just go through the motions of the exam but she was great. She took her time, asked questions and was "present" for the exam. Thank you so much
Very pleasant doctor. Efficient, quick but thorough.
The staff was friendly and helpful. I was seen immediately and then waited for dr. Bellante for maybe 20 min. She had a few patients before me but was extremely fast and friendly to everyone. I was in and out quickly and she was very nice and extremely helpful. I would absolutely come back to Dr. Bellante in the future.
She was very professional and quick and very friendly.
Dr. Bellante was very professional, and kind. I would recommend her 100%.
Dr. Bellante was recommended to me years ago and has been my regular eye doctor ever since.
She is great. Although they were completely swamped, when we were in the exam room, it felt like time slowed and she got to know me and my needs and how to help me see!
Very courteous and professional, seemed to know what she was talking about. Took the time to answer questions, yet moved quickly and respected that I was busy. I would definitely recommend her.
Dr Ballante was super nice and did not make you wait long. All employees were very nice and professional. Highly recommend
Dr. Bellante was very engaging and energetic, and she seemed very focused. She did the tests very thoroughly and gave good advice.
You will not find a better doctor then Dr. Bellante, anywhere! Her professionalism and attention to the needs of her patients are unparalleled. She is phenomenal.
No problems or concerns with visit.
I always look forward to my annual appointment with Dr. Bellante. Through the years she remains, warm, attentive, knowledgeable of her field and DEFINITELY professional in her mannerisms. But most importantly, she always makes me feel important as a person and not just a means to a paycheck.
She was kind of hot
I am the world's worst eye patient and Dr. Bellante has an impeccable bedside manner and manages to get the eye drops in despite my resistance. She is the best eye doctor in the world!
Very professional. Gruff at first but totally cool
Very thorough, patient, and informative- everything one could want from any eye examination and contact use review and update.
Suzanne was amazing and really sprang into action when she realized what my problem was. I was so impressed by her knowledge and enthusiasm. I went for a specific issue but will definitely go back for a general eye exam.
Union Square Eye has excellent facilities, state of the art medical equipment and very friendly staff.
She was great!
She was terrific. Very thorough and found a solution to the issue with my lenses very quickly.
Very nice woman and efficient. Definitely will be going back to her.
she is very knowledgable, thorough, pleasant and friendly.
She was very thorough, quick and to the point. She was nice, answered questions. My appointment was at 8:15 and I was taken back right after I filled out paperwork. I left at 9 AM. Regular check up for contacts and glasses. Awesome.
Very professional. Very knowlegeble. Put me at ease. Very sensitive to my concerns. Would definitely recommend her.
I was seen right away even though I was a minute or two late for my appointment. Nice doctor. Very efficient, I was in and out with prescription in hand in under an hour.
She;s great ! truly a pro
I actually was seen earlier than my appointment time instead of having to sit around waiting.
She is fantastic. Personable, efficient, knowledgeable.
If you want a medical professional who is thorough, caring, has a great sense of humor and gives you the BEST care please make an appointment with Dr. Bellante. I have had a series of scares with both eyes and Dr. Bellante and her staff are always very helpful, get me in on an emergency basis and are simply the best. If you want a great eye doc make an appointment with her office today. Jeanine B
She is very kind and patient with children
She was excellent with my 4 year old daughter. Patient, nurturing, and pleasant. Knew how to make my daughter relax and engaged in child friendly conversation.
Dr. Bellante was excellent!!!!! Professional, nurturing and above all knowledgeable in her area. I will bring my 4 year old to her.
Very nice friendly Doctor.
Dr. Bellante is a huge asset to the company. My four year old son had surgery performed on December 13, 2012 and I chose to follow up with her instead of Dr. W (Pediatric Surgeon), due to her patience and empathy towards children. My son doesn't like getting his eyes checked at all and cries. Dr. Bellante has a way of putting him at ease and brings a smile to his face. She's the best!
Dr. Bellante is great - I usually have the earliest appointment time and there isn't a wait. This time, I had to wait about 30 minutes as my appointment was at 10:15, but I still left around 11:15, so all in all it was fine.
Disappointed at the amount of time and effort it took for me to get my medication. I was in great discomfort and needed the prescription. She prescribed me something that is no longer on sale and it took over 4 hours and 5 different pharmacies to finally get the medicine. She refused to find a pharmacy close to my work place to contact to change the wrong prescription she'd written. Totally unprofessional and unacceptable, I had to be put on hold over the telephone for long stretches of time. Then finally after all the hassle, the medicine I got (which was supposed to be an ointment for the eyelids) turns out to be the wrong thing!!! I would never go back again and do not recommend her to anyone. Since the misstake with the discontinued drug the doctors fault I do not see, that despite her being informed about this over the phone from the pharmacy where i was waiting, she didn't just talk to the pharmacist straight away to sort out HER misstake. Instead, the pharmacists apologised to me about Dr. Bellante's delay.
Great visit. A short wait and then a very comprehensive and professional eye exam. Highly recommend!
I've been seeing her for ten years. She is one of the most efficient professionals I've encountered. She is fast, adept, and personable. Others may find her brusque. I find her to be quite the opposite.
I love her. She is really nice and personable.
Didn't have to wait at all and Dr. Bellante was great! She was professional and informative.
From the front desk to the doctor, everyone was so kind to the patients. They are professionally doing their job. Doctor Suzanne is smiley person and explains well. I will definitely go there again for next time..
It is an absolute pleasure dealing with Dr. Bellante. She answers every question you might have and has a fabulous manner with her patients. In addition, she is a guru for contact lens prescriptions. I have recommended her to my family and friends.
I have been a patient of Dr. Bellante since I was I was six years old. It's been a wonderful 14 Years! I have very near sighted vision. I have to say, she has provided me with the greatest eye care around by far. She is always willing to listen to anything wrong with my vision, and she is also always interested in how I've been doing since I last saw her. Very few people are as fortunate as me to have found the perfect Eye care specialist and have retained them, I'm lucky! She has been awesome since I was a little girl. Having moved to the 235 Park Avenue Facility did not change her attitude and her ability to serve the patient. the front desk staff members are a bit crude, often times disinterested and remote. I do have to say, my wait time is never over 20 minutes, and my appointment scheduling time is made super easy through ZocDoc! If there's anyone I recommend it's Dr. Suzanne Bellante.
The doctor was friendly and very efficient and answered questions readily. A good experience.
She is very professional and LISTENS. I like her so much I now have my 8yr old see her annually
She is great. The first two times I was seen right away. Third time was about a 20min wait.
I came in as a new patient and Dr. Bellante treated me in a kind and professional manner. For a general consultation, she was very thorough and provided clear answers to my questions. Highly recommended!
I felt very rushed. It was my first appointment and as a new patient I expected some more "warmness". After calling my name to meet her at the desk, the doc didn't even wait for me to walk up before she started walking very quickly ahead of me to her office, where she arrived at least 20 seconds before me. She should have introduced herself before running away from me.
She is wonderful and thorough!
I have been seeing Dr. Bellante for over 10 years and she has been instrumental in working with me to address some complicated visual challenges. She brings a unique blend of technical expertise, professionalism, kindness and humor to her role. My two pre-school age children are huge fans and look forward to their eye exams. I highly recommend Dr. Bellante - she's a keeper!
She's great--friendly, professional and knowledgable all at once.
Very nice and professional.
I have been a patient of Dr. Bellante for years and now travel over an hour to see her. She is a wonderful person and THE BEST at what she does. I highly recommend her!
Very professional. My family will definitely see her again.
I think Dr. Bellante is a wonderful physician. She is friendly and knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. .
She is a very friendly doctor, my favorite eye doctor I have seen thus far in my life!
My last eye doctor mis-diagnosed my prescription and Dr. Bellante was incredibly helpful having this problem fixed. She was very thorough and nice and I was in and out in an hour! Also, the office is very big and clean and I was very impressed overall with my first visit and will be back.
Suzanne is an excellent eye doctor with a warm and caring air about her. She made me feel at ease, answered all of my questions and alleviated my concerns. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an ophthalmologist in a heartbeat
Very professional. Takes her time. Nice personality.
I really liked the office, and the manners of everyone that worked there. It was very comfortable, and I really felt like I was really being taken care of.
She was more knowledgable than I imagined with a degree of compassion. It was a 5pm appt, which, to me, is the end of the day, However, she still took her time. I"ll definitely see her again.
Very friendly and professional yet personable. I was in and out very quickly and everything was explained to me clearly. I went in to get a glasses prescription and to check on an old injury I had sustained.
All went well!
The waiting room was extremely crowded (almost surprisingly so) however my wait time was not very long. This was my first eye Dr appt, just for a checkup, so I did not really know what to expect. Dr. Bellante was extremely nice and very thorough with the exam. My eyesight turned out to be better than 20/20 which was nice to hear. My only minor complaint is that when she put the drops in to dilate my eyes she mentioned that I might be "a little blurry" for an hour or so, which was quite an understatement! Again, since this was my first eye exam I was unaware that you literally cannot see straight afterwards! I had to go right to work and was unable to do anything for a couple of hours. Lesson learned for next time, however I do recommend Dr. Bellante as she had a great bedside manner.
Very professional and friendly.
She was polite, knowledgeable, and able to refer me to a specialist when I asked her about non vision-related issues that I was having with my eyes. On a return visit, she remembered me (whether from actual memory or through charts and notes doesn't matter--it was still impressive and comforting). The office was nice and clean, and receptionists professional.
Excellent doctor. Clear and precise. Offered explanations for the state of your eyes so you could understand what you were feeling.
excellent, competent, super professional
I like her and I trust her. She followed through when I had a problem with my contacts until she found something that worked.
Dr. Bellante is very professional and very proficient. I am a patient who likes the provider to explain what she is doing before she does it - in the glaucoma test, for example, what is the bright blue light doing that I need to place my eye up against? She is not great at contributing what might be considered extraneous information but which puts a patient like me at ease. All in all she is fast, thorough, and friendly.
Dr. Bellante cares about her patients and was very easy to talk to. She is knowledgable and was very thorough in the examination. She saw problems I am having with my eyes that I would have forgotton to mention. I was truly impressed with the entire service. I would recommend her to people.
Love her she is the best eye doctor i have ever seen She is helpful and explaines what is going on
Very clean, very detailed, and definitely the best Optometrist I've had.
she is awful..she has zero patience to deal with children,,my child is only 3 years old,,and she was talking to my child like she was a 6 years old kid..it was my kid first visit to check her eyes and this doctor was upset because my child was shy..hello you are suppose to make it comfortable for the child to feel comfortable she has zero patience. she old my child that she was wasting her time..i couldn't believe she was lucky i didn't snap at her..she shouldn't be working with children..i wouldn't recommend this doctor to no mother.
I think my Visit with doctor Bellante was Excellent. I would refer more people to her.
Office is crazy. Whole appointment took and hour and a half although I only spent about 20 mins with the doctor.
I've been a patient of Ms. Bellante's for a few years and love her. She is friendly, but more importantly, professional. She answers all of my questions and gets me in and out of my appointment very timely. I now have my husband go to her, and would recommend anyone else to as well.
the doctor was great the wait time not great.
Dr. Bellante was thorough, professional--and fun! She was upbeat and I will definitely request her next year when I go back for my annual eye exam.
She could have been more pleasant!!
She's the best! Friendly and very professional!
As good as she always is...
Best eye doctor I've ever been to.
The visit went smootly--I filled out paperwork and waited a few minutes and was called back. Dr. Bellante did the exam and then dilated my pupils, I waited 20 minutes as she told me and then we did other tests. The only thing I wasn't made aware of was they charge $50 to do a contact lens fitting which I found out at checkout--I think that was ridiculous as my prescription didn't change and she just had me try on daily use contacts. If I had known it was going to be $50 I wouldn't have done it, I would have stuck with my other two week contacts. Overall smooth visit.
it was a fun experience. she was friendly and professional. I will definitely see her again in the future if need be. Thanks Doc.
Fabulous!! Wonderful & caring doctor that would highly recommend.
Dr. Bellante is very understanding and explained everything to me and told me to call if I have any problems to call her.
I love it, she was very nice.
Really professional and answers questions really well. I trust her with my Eyes!
I think Dr. Bellante is just awesome; so is the office staff.
Dr. Bellante was fast, professional and very friendly. Will definitely see her again.
Dr. Bellante is incredibly helpful and explains everything in a very clear and understandable way. I always enjoy my visit to the optometrist!
Quick and easy answered all my questions
She was professional and fast. She definitely got the job done well.
Dr. Bellante is willing to work with the patient through multiple trial lens fittings (within reason!) in order to achieve best vision results. I never felt rushed or pressured to accept sub-optimal results for the sake of expediency. Thank you Dr. B.
A++ would see again
She is a pleasure to deal with, totally professional and a good listener. I would recommend her to anyone.
I'm shocked that I hadn't left her a good review before. I could have sworn that I had... Anyway, I'd highly recommend her. She was a great listener, and had a sense of humor that helped me relax. I personally felt like her examination of my eyes was very thorough, and she took her time explaining to me where I stood as far as my vision. I'm probably going back soon.
Fantastic doctor! I feel fortunate to find somebody this caring and skilled in NY.
she was great, friendly, super nice and a really great doctor.
very nice doctor and took her time, no rush.
Very articulate,professional and does a complete examination.
Dr. Bellante was wonderful. She was professional, kind, and had a great sense of humor. Most importantly, thought, she knew was she was doing and put me at ease. I'll be back!
She was quick, professional, and extremely patient and helpful! Very pleased.
i have been seeing dr bellante for 5+ years now, and she is always very professional, fast, and gives me excellent prescriptions. she also has a great personality and really listens to you. highly recommend going to see dr bellante for glasses and contacts.
She's friendly to me and my son, Dallas.
Dr. Bellante has been my eye doctor for several years and she's top-notch. Friendly, efficient, and very professional. Five stars from me. Unless you're allowed to give six!
Been going to her for years, terrific person!
A true health care professional who knows what she is doing with a great bed side manner. Not only an expert in her field, but seems to have a grasp on other fields of health care as well which is only a bonus at this point. Highly recommended and I would not hesitate to go again!
I have been going to Dr. Bellante for some years now and she is wonderful with children and adults!
She is just great!
Dr Bellante has always been thorough and has done a wonderful job in setting the perfect prescription and contact lens for me. And her bedside makes getting my eyes checked fun.
Love her as a Dr. and as a friend.
Dr. Bellante was very helpful and pleasant. I definitely recommend her and will go to her in the future. My eyes were very uncomfortable prior to my visit and she fixed them right up!
Dr. Bellante was great. Very nice and I had a great experience as a new patient. I will definitely return for check-ups. Overall, an excellent experience.
Dr Bellante takes the time necessary to try different techniques to improve vision with contacts. I do not feel rushed during the appointments, and follow-up appointments for trial lens revisions are not discouraged. I would recommend Dr Bellante all potential customers/patients.
Dr Bellante is excellent. I've been seeing her since I was a little kid. Always very efficient, professional and knowledgable!
Dr. Bellante was quick, efficient and thorough. I will definitely see her again next year.
Very thorough and pleasant
Dr. Bellante is extremely professional and caring, and makes sure all my questions are answered before I leave.
Great doctor, very friendly. I did wait a very long time though before I was seen.
I liked Dr. Bellante, great professional, great communicator, nice office and reception was easy. I did not appreciate waiting nearly 45 mins for my appointment. I was checked in and waiting at the appointed time and had to wait an additional 45 minutes. I think it's great that Dr. Bellante now has a full schedule thanks to ZocDoc, but wasting 45 minutes of my time is unprofessional and inconsiderate. Her excuse was that she was backlogged...no apology nor acknowledgment that my time is as valuable as hers... bad business practice.
Quick, cordial and efficient. My eyes are seeing like they should!
Nice offices, very professional, courteous and a pleasure. Thank you!
Had incorrect lenses overcorrected. It was a very, very busy day.
Dr. Bellante is excellent, but I was less than pleased with the front desk staff and the telephone system for the office. Being a highly conscientious person, I attempted to call the office to alert them to my having gotten trapped in the subway leaving me quite late for my appointment. I called three times: Not only did no one pick up the phone, but the phone system sent me in circles when attempting to "hold for customer service". By the time I gave up and left a message, I was quite frustrated and worried that the doctor would no longer be there as the zocdoc system left the impression that my appointment time was the last one available on this day. When I arrived to the office, by taxi, the front desk person was not aware of my appointment nor my status as a previous client and without insurance. All of which was communicated through zodoc 2-3 weeks previously. Nor, did the employee apologize for anything. Not impressed, at all. Then, I had to wait to see Dr. Bellante, despite the office looking quite empty.
Excellent. So helpfull.
Dr. Bellante was very kind and efficient and thorough. She took time to talk to me and to answer all of my questions. She is terrific!
I thought she was great. Very personable as well as professional.
Very professional, got to the heart of the issue right away
Dr. Bellante was very pleasant and matter of fact. She is quietly skilled, reserving her conclusions for the end of her observations. The office is very busy and full of activity, but it was a welcoming environment. THe equipment and technology used in the office is state of the art and I felt that my evaluation was thorough. I was completely satisfied with my first visit.
The receptionist was extremely rude!
She was extremely efficient and thorough, but a her bedside manner was a little lacking in friendliness. I was, however, very pleased with the visit overall...the staff is very efficient, I was seen almost immediately.
Very thorough! She cares to get it right even if it takes a little more of her time. She listens to what you have to say.
Quick & accurate
Very nice person. Professional, friendly. Answered all my questions. I am very satisfied with my visit.
Very professional, thorough. I went in as a new patient for a simple eye exam; I save money by buying frames and contacts online, and Dr. Bellante and her staff did not pressure me to buy these things from their eye care center. More than I can say for most practices.
Dr Bellante is beautiful inside and out. She was refreshing,professional and treated me not as a patient but as a friend. I'm happy with the service she rendered and the treatment she prescribed. I will definitely recommend Dr Bellante to my friends and co-worker in the financial department of Beth Israel at Water St.
Dr. Bellante was personable and professional, with both me and other patients I observed her attend. Excellent.
She is knowledgeble and very caring. I really liked her service.
She's really great, very friendly and thorough. Quick and honest! Highly recommended.
Very pleasant and works quickly...I was in and out in 40 minutes
Gentle, efficient, good humored! Extremely helpful reception desk retrieved a referral on the spot and still had me in for my appointment on time. Highly recommended.
Excellent - can't recommend her enough! Kind, professional, and efficient.
She's the best...knowledgeable and patient! Highly recommend!
Dr. Bellante was fantastic, quick and efficient, and did a really thorough job. Highly recommended, this is my new eye doctor for sure.
She was great with our daughter very thorough,thouhtful, creative, wondwerful, nice office!
Extremely knowledgeable and very efficient. Highly recommended!
She was very thorough and explained every step of the process. She also was careful to give a prescription that worked for my needs that would not be too strong for me to adjust to. Overall great experience.