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Dr. Thomas Chang, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

We know how important healthy eyes, your best vision, and your appearance are to your quality life: that's why we offer comprehensive eyecare. Dr. Chang, our Optometrist, Opticians, and our Office Staff are all committed to exceeding your expectations! Dr. Thomas Chang and his office speak English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese) and Chinese (Shanghainese).

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Cabrini Medical Center (Fellowship)
  • Medical School - University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Vincent's Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Shanghainese)
  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699756080

Office locations

Sharpsite Ophthalmology

70 East 10th Street

New York, NY 10003

Patient reviews
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The staff at the front office was very friendly and helpful, but I did have to wait for more than half an hour to see Dr. Chang. The actual visit was quite short, but Dr. Chang seemed very knowledgeable. He wasnot a talker, but was professional and answered all my questions clearly.
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I found him to be a bit rude and condescending. He seemed like he didn't really care about me as a patient and wanted to get me in and out as quickly as possible.
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The doctor spent 2 minutes with me. He did not give me any insight into my eye issues and sent me to the front desk, who told me what medicine I would be taking. They also sold me over-priced "eye lid"cleaner, that I could have bought online for half the price.
More than 1 year ago
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He's detail-oriented, knowledgable, and a perfectionist. Thank you, Dr. Chang!
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I had to wait too long - about 45 to 50 minutes. But this is first time with him that this happened. Office said they were short-staffed - someone should have called me to let me know things were running so late.
More than 1 year ago
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Great service!
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The quickest appointment I've ever had at an eye doctor. He was thorough and didn't even have to dilate my eyes to check my retina--as he had the latest equipment. Recommend 100%! Very efficient and straight to the point.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait time was kind of long--they only had one person working the front desk, so she was kind of swamped. Dr. Chang is pretty to-the-point and not conversational, but really knew his stuff and got me in and out ofhis office really quickly, so no complaints there. Would definitely go to him again.
More than 1 year ago
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Felt that there were far too many "additional fees" for services that I was not aware of, nor has my insurance ever charged me for (no changes to insurance either). The appointment itself was okay. I don't feel that I wasbeing listened to thoroughly. I was advised to purchase a "special cleanser" which turned out to be a basic face/eye wash that was significantly overpriced. I left unsatisfied with my visit as I couldn't even get a new eye prescription without being charged for a glasses or contact fitting fee (which I turned down). Needless to say, I will be returning to my previous ophthalmologist.
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I won't be returning. His office staff are nice but he was rude to me. I never expect a doctor to be overly friendly but he was talking down to me for most of the visit. He was also looking atsomeone else's chart instead of mine when I was there. One of his staff had to tell him it wasn't my chart at the end of the visit while I was waiting to leave.
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He is very gentle with your eyes unlike some doctor is always in a rush and rude. He also speaks many languages. I can speak Chinese and English with him so there's no communication barrier.
More than 1 year ago
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Really like Dr. Chang and his staff. They were very nice and very accommodating. I will be recommending him to my friends and family.
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The Dr. Seemed completely uninterested in being there, was extremely belittling in the way he spoke to me, and didn't solve any of the problems I went there for.
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I had a pretty good experience with Dr. Chang. It is clear that Dr. Chang is extremely knowledgeable, so I will most certainly return. In the first minute of meeting him, I knew I could trust his analyses. However, I willsay that you should make sure to give yourself over an hour for your visit, even if you are not going to be dilated. The front desk was facing issues, which resulted in my not seeing the doctor until 40-45 minutes after I arrived. As I was leaving, the person attending the front desk was yelling at someone over FaceTime, which was a bit inappropriate.
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He's very nice and very willing to help.
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He got the job done, when I needed to be evaluated quickly and thoroughly. Not very talkative, and kind of terse. But again, he did a great job, so no true complaints.
More than 1 year ago
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Was not friendly and seemed like he wanted me out of the office as quickly as possible.
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Lacks bedside manner. Would cut off my answers to his questions when I was explaining myself. Was very curt and seemed like he did not care for my concerns. I would not recommend going.
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Great doctor,very helpful and answer all my questions well. Will definitely recommend him.
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My initial assessment was biased as I waited about 15 minutes despite that I was the first patient but I found Dr. Thomas to be experienced and knowledgeable. He's very comfortably dispelling popular misconceptions and appears, despite 30years in the field, to be still up to speed on new technologies and updated studies. I find to be rare and a gem. I appreciated that his staff member Helen went through in detail what I would be paying and for what BEFORE I went into my appointment.
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I visited him because I have infection on my eye. He answers short, but explained kindly with detail what would caused it, and how I should treat with it. I received the copy of my pic of eye and full textof explanation too. I'm pretty satisfied with my visit. Waiting Tim was a long long cause it was my first visit. I would recommend him :)
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Knowledgable!
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He was extremely condescending and unfriendly. When I showed up on time, I was told he was still at lunch - he showed up 25 minutes later and rushed through my appointment. He made a comment about a medication I wason and the eye doctor I had seen before. Very rude. It's unfortunate- the women in the office were so helpful and informative. The doctor should take a few notes from them.
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knowledgeable, efficient, kind and helpful. did not try to 'sell' me on anything, provided a diagnosis and methods of treatment. I will definitely go back for my annual check up. Eye health is important
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It is always a very nice experience when visiting Dr. Thomas Chang. He is very thorough and I value him as my ophthalmologist. His staff is very nice and professional.
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He was very kind and thorough.
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The exam was very thorough and he explained everything in detail.
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There was some additional paperwork that needed to be filled out despite what I submitted through ZocDoc, so be sure to get there about 10-15 minutes early. While Dr. Chang isn't the most friendly guy, he was very professional and knewwhat was wrong with my eye within 2 minutes of talking with me. He gave me samples of prescriptions so I could start taking them right away and his receptionist gave me coupons for the prescriptions knowing that they might be expensive. I would go here again and recommend it to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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He was very polite but very short and spent almost no time with me. Dismissed my concern as normal and spent little time explaining it.
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Extremely easy and professional and the staff are all knowedgable and efficient.
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Nice staff and Dr. Chang was to the point and friendly. Would come back.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and knowledgable, courteous and efficient staff, and very up-to-date equipment.
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I've had very thorough eye exams and this did not feel thorough. I felt rushed and I'm pretty sure he never even checked the health of my eye. This was ok to get me through as I adapt to a newcity but I'll be looking for someone new for my next exam.
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Dr. Chang is a highly knowledgeable and experienced physician. He lays down the facts and presents both sides of the coin as is.
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Quick consultation without any explanation about the treatment he's giving you. Doctor Chang was not nice and helpful but people in his team were nice and gave good explanation about the insurance reimbursement.
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He has given me more details about my eye than my previous opthomologist and his staff is friendly. In and out!
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He was fine, annual eye prescription. Worked quickly. Explained when I asked questions. Suggested annual opth visit for 2017. Didn't push upsell of glasses. My two beefs about the visit: long wait even tho I was the first appointment at 830am;and, I had to fill out tons of papers even tho ZocDoc said it would send all paperwork.
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Very professional doctor. His office members are also very nice and helpful.
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Excellent
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I went to see Dr. Chang a few times. The office was clean, the staff were friendly if busy, and the wait time was short. For me, however, Dr. Chang was lacking in bedside manner. He never introduced himself or greetedme in any way. He seemed confident in his exam, but didn't explain anything to me. I had to ask him many questions to figure out what he was prescribing for me, why, and how to use it. He generously provided me with samples of the medication, which I appreciated. Unfortunately, his bedside manner is such that my visits were unpleasant and I will be looking for another ophthalmologist.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was good but spent less than 10 mins on me. I feel like he glanced at my eye and prescribed me meds and sent me away. Didn't spend any time asking: how are you feeling, or what may havecaused it. He gave his diagnosis and moved along.
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Great Guy
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Fantastic physician. I'll be back for future appointments.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleased with both Doctor and Associates.
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I've recommended Dr. Chang several times, and all were quite pleased. He is simply great! Very knowledgeable, great demeanor, I just trust him with my eyes! Staff is also great and accomodating.. highly recommended!
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Very professional and competent specialist.
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Very professional and competent specialist.
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Professional and very competent specialist.
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Great eye doctor; felt as if he listened to my concerns and performed a thorough examination.
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I had three exams, saw the doctor, and got a prescription for glasses plus the first time paper work -- all done in 45 minutes.
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