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Dr. Wendy Josephs, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Wendy Josephs has brought a wealth of experience and expertise to Jena Optical for the last decade. Dr. Josephs graduated in 1980 from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry and has, for more than 30 years been practicing her craft which allows interpretation of an optical exam in to a prescription. Enabling each patient to wear comfortable and high functioning glasses and contact lenses. She and her friendly staff are excited to bring in new patients and give them the quality eye care they are looking for!

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1194977017

Office locations

Jena Optical

50 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10010

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Dr. Josephs is an extremely knowledgeable and caring doctor. She talks to you in a straight and understandable manner and truly has your best interests in mind when helping you to find the right solution to your vision problems.
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Great visit, quick and efficient. Very helpful appt. and took the time to answer all questions.
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She was very rude and condescending. I saw her because of all the great reviews, and I left the office in tears. Would not recommend at all.
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I was seen promptly. Everyone was friendly and professional. I got great assistance choosing my new glasses. Great experience!
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Wonderful bedside manner, honest, and will answer all of your questions.
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I probably will not be going back. When I went for my contact lens prescription it took over 5 appointments to get it correct, and when I wanted the prescription to take elsewhere (since the prices of contacts through this officeare very high), I was met with a very condescending receptionist who practically threw the prescription across the desk to me.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great knowledgeable doctor. Very nice and patient!
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Dr. Josephs is fantastic. This is my second visit with her and i'll be coming back every year! Thank you!
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Had a great experience, despite not knowing much about my medical history, Dr. Josephs was quick and helpful in determining what were the potential causes to issues. She also was kind, and the overall experience at the office was good. Fastand straight to the reason why I went to get my eyes checked.
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Dr. Josephs was excellent! Fast, efficient, informative, and kind. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an optometrist.
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great
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This is the worst doctor I have ever been to. She is condescending, rude and has terrible bedside manner. Basically had a you’re an idiot attitude the whole appointment. She was also late to her own doctor’s office. Would emphatically recommendyou not pick go see her despite the seemingly positive experience of some people. I wish I had listened to the negative reviews of people who wrote similarly that Dr. Josephs was the worst.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great. Especially appreciated the explanations as she was checking
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Overall fine but doctor was definitely condescending, which I did not appreciate. She seemed more interested in recommending the most expensive item possible, without explanation as to why, than she did in her actual patient. Got my prescription but I don’t plan to return.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Josephs is absolutely wonderful! She's funny and efficient, and I always enjoy my appointments with her.
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Overall great experience. Staff was also very helpful and friendly.
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Always such a pleasant experience!!! Everyone is so friendly, efficient and makes the entire process a breeze! Dr. Josephs has a lovely demeanor and is a wealth of knowledge! Definitely recommend them!
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Efficient, and to the point. Great bedside manner. I went in for an eye exam and contact lens fitting, and she and her team were excellent. I will return to them next year!
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What a lovely woman! She was so sweet, listened to me when I told her my concerns, and answered my questions. I highly recommend! Also, as a side note, the rest of the staff was lovely, as well. I didn't catchhis name but the gentleman that helped me pick out glasses was so nice and helped me find something that I liked and looked good. Oh, and it was quick! In and out in under an hour.
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This was my second time seeing Dr. Josephs. I enjoyed my first visit with her, but have been having some trouble adjusting to the glasses she prescribed me. Today I found her to be incredibly condescending and straight up rude. Havingvision trouble is difficult enough and I certainly did not appreciate her making me feel like an idiot. I literally left her office in tears. I will not be returning. :(
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Love this office. They're professional and Wendy is just the most comforting, friendly doctor. You can tell she's invested in her patients' satisfaction. She even tested every glaucoma machine possible before purchasing the one they use to find which would be the gentlest "air puff" on her patients' eyes. Amazing!
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Doctor wasn't too keen on explaining things unless I pushed for it, and definitely took on a condescending tone when doing so, and was a bit pushy. Also seemed to really be in a rush to get me out of therefor no reason I could figure out. That said, I think she meant well but seemed like she's been doing this a long time and generally may not prioritize bedside manner as much.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Josephs was amazing! I’ve been dealing with an eye issue for months and seen other doctors who stunk! She made me feel comfortable and encouraged and helped me put a great plan together to get my eye healed. Would recommend her to anyone!
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So good, would go again
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I've been seeing Dr. Josephs for years - she is a great optometrist. She is prompt, very thorough, and always informing me on best practices and making sure my contacts are using the most up to date technology as is comfortable for my astigmatism.
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This was my first visit to Dr. Josephs' office. From the person who greeted me - to Dr. Josephs - to the woman who helped measure my glasses, the experience was wonderful. Everyone very receptive and super friendly. I will be recommending friends to switch to this practice.
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I really appreciated how quick and to the point she was. She really knew her stuff and wanted to make sure I was comfortable and satisfied leaving her office. She was truly great!
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Very condescending, acted as if she didn't have time for me. The exam went normally, but this doctor's bedside manner needs a lot of work.
More than 1 year ago
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I had read other reviews about Dr. Josephs being kind of lecturey in their appointments and while I understand why they said this, I think it's because she really cares about proper eye health and comes from the best place. Sheand I discussed how bad generic (ie. Hubble contacts) eye care is and that is shouldn't be treated like an over the counter medicine. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional in helping me to understand the best possible eye care I should have. My appointment was easy and relatively quick and I feel much better about my eyes and use of specific contacts now!
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Great experience. Professional and kind.
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I came in a few minutes early which caused a few minutes of a wait, but clearly caused by me and i was still called in a few minutes before the official start of my appointment. I was deeply worried aboutmy eye sight due to a (as it thurned out) smaller issue. Dr Josephs managed to take all my worry and walked me through the steps of examination slowly and with great confidence. Also, unlike other physicians she really took her time and i did not feel rushed. Would reccommend her to anyone who nees a physician and would come back myself wirh any issues.
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She was very professional and patient. She took the time to answer all my questions.
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Very personable and thorough. Would recommend!
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I was there for an eye infection and needed a doctor to write out a prescription. For some reason, she thought I was there for contacts. No idea why she didn't review the paperwork I had to fill out prior toseeing me and didn't think to ask about my red, irritated eye right away.
More than 1 year ago
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Good job very knowledgeable and helpful with understanding Whats going on with my eye sight and what's needed
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Dr. Josephs was great! My appointment was right on time (so rare) and I was in and out quickly; bonus that she was very friendly!
More than 1 year ago
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My eye exam with Dr. Josephs was quite pleasant! Her personality is really fun and she made me feel very welcome. She explained everything very well and answered my many questions. The receptionist was also incredibly friendly and helpful witha bit of confusion I had about my insurance. I'm grateful the experience was much more positive than I had expected!
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Loved Wendy immediately, very friendly and professional and recommended amazing new contacts for me.
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Great appointment. Quick and easy!
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Efficient, accurate, and professional. I find making conversation with Dr. Josephs to be a little awkward, but I have nothing bad to say about her ability as an optometrist. It's a small office and I've never had any trouble ordering contacts or with my appointments.
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Really great visit with Dr. Josephs. My only problem was finding her office. I went to the address listed but was told it was in another location which happened to be an eyeglass shop called Jena Optical. It wasn't hard tolocate but that bit of information is listed no where on zoc doc or my appointment reminder.
More than 1 year ago
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My daughter (21) felt the Dr. was patronizing to her.
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They Throw away my old glass lens. and the new one is really bad. Later they broken my frame. and glu it badly
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I showed up 20 mins earlier than scheduled and was shown to the doctor right away. Fast & thorough exam and a great review of all selections of frames. Cost was explained to me clearly and I didn't feel like Iwas being pushed into anything at all. Great experience overall.
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Dr. Josephs is great!
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Dr. Josephs and staff were exceedingly nice, efficient, polite, and helpful. I will continue to go to her every year and highly recommend her to anyone.
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She was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Really great optometrist, very informative and helpful!
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The office was small and I was the only appointment for my time, which made the experience feel more intimate. I felt like my questions and concerns were addressed and the appointment never felt rushed. The entire staff was very pleasant and professional.
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Oddly confrontational and unwilling to explain things. I went in thinking I was going to buy both glasses and contacts after the appointment and left without buying either. I wanted to leave ASAP.
More than 1 year ago
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