Dr. Suzanne Bellante, OD

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235 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10003

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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.

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Professional, courteous, pleasant and always looking forward to annual visit.

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I have been going to Dr. Bellante for many years and she is one of the best eye care providers at Union Square!

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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.

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Professional and polite

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Dr. Bellante is awesome.

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Dr. Bellante is great with children! Wait time was a little long, about 30 mins.

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She was clear and articulate and reassuring.

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Outstanding experience. Dr. Bellante was most pleasant and professional.

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Dr. Bellante is very thorough and has an excellent bedside manner! I definitely would recommend her!!

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She was very professional and throughout. She spotted the problems right away but she could be more patient with the kids.

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Doctors are great, however there is almost always a wait.

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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

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Very pleasant.

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She was great as usual,.

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Dr. Bellante is an amazing doctor, especially for children!

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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.

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She is a very competent doctor and answered all my questions.

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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!

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Pleasant, knowledgeable, honest. Highly qualified. Very nice reception.

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my visit with Dr. Bellante was quick, pleasant and professional as is always the case when I see her.

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Dr. Ballante is always attentive and always remembers me despite her numerous patients. I have complete faith in her abilities and conscientiousness.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Excellent. Very professional. Very sweet and extremely bright!

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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.

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Very professional, personal, and experienced.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I was beyond impressed with Dr Bellante. I arrived 15 minutes early to my appointment and was seen right away.

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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.

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Went back to Dr. Bellante after 6 years, and happy to be back, she takes a very good care of her patiences. Highly recommended.

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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.

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Great doctor! Very personable.

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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.

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Love the courtesy and professionalism

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Love the courtesy and professionalism

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Always amazing!

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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!

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