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Dr. Vijay Battu, MD

Ophthalmologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Vijay Battu

Dr. Battu is the founder and owner of the group practice and company BattuVision. He is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Battu graduated from the highly competitive accelerated Six Year Biomedical Program, magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, from Albany Medical College. He holds the record for the youngest medical graduate in the history of the University. He completed his medical internship at UCLA, a residency in ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center, and a mini corneal fellowship from L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, in Hyderabad, India. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an Advocate for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He served as Chief of Ophthalmology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for seven years, where he treated a wide range of ocular conditions and taught both students and residents. In addition, Dr. Battu is an Associate Clinical Professor at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and performs most of his surgeries at the renowned institution. Although Dr. Battu has vast experience in general ophthalmology, from contact lenses to diabetic eye disease, he specializes in treating cataract and glaucoma. He uses the latest techniques in cataract surgery, including the Crystalens, and performs Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albany Medical College, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • New York University Medical Center (Fellowship)
  • L V Prasad Eye Institute, Fellowship in Mini Corneal

Professional memberships

  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Telugu

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396844080

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4.1
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I have sensitive eyes that can't handle repeated bright flashing lights (directly in my eye), which are obviously necessarywhen getting your eyes examined. Dr. Battu made me feel like I was personally at fault for this, and was really insensitive in handling it. We struggled to get dilation drops in my eyes (again, due to sensitivity), and he was very impatient and even a bit rude about it. In contrast, I recently had a very successful appointment at another practice that was able to handle the same sensitivities with grace and without making me feel like I was a burden, annoyance, or a problem. His bedside manner, therefore, leaves something to be desired. I do not recommend this doctor.
I have sensitive eyes that can't handle repeated bright flashing lights (directly in my eye), which are obviously necessary when getting your eyes examined. Dr. Battu made me feellike I was personally at fault for this, and was really insensitive in handling it. We struggled to get dilation drops in my eyes (again, due to sensitivity), and he was very impatient and even a bit rude about it. In contrast, I recently had a very successful appointment at another practice that was able to handle the same sensitivities with grace and without making me feel like I was a burden, annoyance, or a problem. His bedside manner, therefore, leaves something to be desired. I do not recommend this doctor.
Molly C. · Less than 3 months ago
Excellent, compassionate doctor and supremely talented and kind assistant (Mei? I think is her name?). They were great.
Excellent, compassionate doctor and supremely talented and kind assistant (Mei? I think is her name?). They were great.
Initials hidden · April 9, 2019

Dr. Vijay Battu's office locations

Vijay K. Battu, MD, PC

150 E 56th St, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10022

Vijay K. Battu, MD, PC

55 Greene Avenue, Suite 2B

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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I have sensitive eyes that can't handle repeated bright flashing lights (directly in my eye), which are obviously necessary when getting your eyes examined. Dr. Battu made me feel like I was personally at fault for this, and was really insensitive in handling it. We struggled to get dilation drops in my eyes (again, due to sensitivity), and he was very impatient and even a bit rude about it. In contrast, I recently had a very successful appointment at another practice that was able to handle the same sensitivities with grace and without making me feel like I was a burden, annoyance, or a problem. His bedside manner, therefore, leaves something to be desired. I do not recommend this doctor.

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Excellent, compassionate doctor and supremely talented and kind assistant (Mei? I think is her name?). They were great.

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Dr. Vijay was extremely knowledgeable, a bit impatient but I guess that happens when you’re behind schedule. Management should work on better scheduling... the wait is somewhat too long. Overall., my visits was extremely good and I would definitely recommend Dr. Vijay.

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Great, efficient

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Waiting time is absolutely unreasonable, Dr Battu is very nice but I dont really want to waste another afternoon for what's supposed to be a quick visit.

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in was in and out in no time. they had lot of glasses to chose from

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Very professional

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The wait was extremely long. I am an avid zoc doc user and I find that the ratings are usually representative of the service received, however I would not say so with this doctor. I waited 40 minutes to be seen regardless of the fact that I had submitted all of my forms and paperwork to the office ahead of time. Once seen the doctor had very curt bedside manner, was physically rough and kept trying to diagnose things I had not come in for. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.

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It was great got right down to it, heard all my concerns and answered all my questions, most importantly provided me with solutions.

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Office was inviting and beautiful and Dr. Battu was knowledgeable, but the wait time was just too long.

More than 1 year ago
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It's seemed like he was just trying to get paid and push for me to buy glasses, even thought he has a small selection and expensive

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I had to wait 45 minutes to be seen. On top of that, I only spent 5 minutes with him.

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I haven't been to an Eye Dr for about 3 years and I have to say that Dr Battu is amazing.. He is very kind and informative. He discovered I have some issues going on and he was very kind and gentle in explaining it to me. I highly recommend him. He staff was very kind as well.. I'm so glad I went to him today!

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Dr. Battu was a true professional. He discussed my case with me in detail and recommendations. I would highly recommend Dr. Battu!

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Very great office with a very great atmosphere. The doctor is very talented, friendly, and professional. The technician was not the friendliest but not necessarily rude. Receptionist was very accommodating. The only issue is time; it seems appointments may be overbooked and there is a long wait in the office. I may have had to wait longer due to being a new consult but I know others in the office were waiting long as well (the doctor arrived late). Overall I would recommend this practice but would suggest setting aside a decent amount of time.

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Dr. Battu was the best! Very professional, caring, thorough, etc.

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good doctor, but usually have a waiting time to be seen.

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Courteous and professional. Would recommend highly to other patients for eye issues.

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Would not recommend at all. The receptionist and administrative staff are very rude and incompetent. It took them several days to do a simple request: e.g. Sending me an email to order contact lens online, and sending me an itemized receipt via fax, etc. Also, they fail to mention that you are forced to order contact lens through their online store, as they will charge you a separate prescription fee if you order anywhere else. Of course their online prices are also higher. Doctor himself was mediocre at best, but I would not recommend this office if all you need is a routine eye exam.

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Dr. Battu was friendly and professional.

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Dr. Battu felt like he was in a hurry. I wanted thing explained to me in more detail.

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Great space. Very clean. Friendly staff. Dr was thorough, listened to my concerns and walked me thru treatment.

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Very friendly and caring, would definitely recomend this doctor.

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I was not happy with my visit to Dr. Battu - I went for a simple eye exam and indicated that I was looking for a new prescription for my glasses. He performed several tests on my eyes including a glaucoma test, but at the end of the appointment when I asked for my new prescription, he 1. indicated that he sold glasses and I should just get them through him, then 2. informed me that I need to come back in 2 weeks because he couldn't provide me with a prescription because my eyes were still dilated!!!! I have never had to "come back" to an eye doctor before (normally they do it all in one visit) and am incredibly annoyed by this especially since at the beginning of my appointment, he pointed out that my insurance doesn't cover the eye exams!

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The wait time at Battu's office was absolutely unacceptable. I had an 8:30 AM appointment and he sauntered into the office at 9:30. Granted, I realize that emergencies come up and he was likely dealing with a patient or medical matter--but his staff kept telling me five more minutes, five more minutes, he'll be right here, etc. He seems like a competent doctor but I avoid doctors who don't respect their patient's time.

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The wait was so long with so many people waiting to see him. The secretary was nice, but she was hidden in a little office. When I walked in, I didn't know where the sign in sheet was or where I was suppose to go. No one said hello or guided me to fill out paper work or anything. I had to go find out myself and by then, some other patients cut me in line. The office was run down, but he did tell me they were moving to a new location next month.

More than 1 year ago
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He's a real pro, He has a friendly, helpful staff

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great doctor but was very busy. it was an emergency appointment so i cant complain and i was told it was way busier then usual

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Dr. Battu. He was thorough, kind, and clear in his recommendations. I will definitely be back to see him.

More than 1 year ago
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-Good experience; nice, pleasant physician -The clerk explained covered and non covered services prior to the visit. -Site renovations on-going but sealed off, and the office was clean

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HE IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL DR. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMMEND HIM

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