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957 Watertown Street, Newton, MA, 02465
65 Harrison Aven, Suite 403, Boston, MA, 02111

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Dr. Zhu received his Dr. of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. Before that, he was an Instructor at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhu also holds an PhD degree in Physiology from the University of Wisconsin Medical School at Madison. Dr. Zhu graduated from Peking University in China before he came to the United States.

Dr. Zhu's top areas of expertise are in pediatric optometry and Contact lenses. He received his pediatric optometry training in the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the New England Medical Center and also New England Eye Institute at Perkins School for The Blind. His Contact lenses training was completed in the New England Eye Institute. Dr. Zhu has been working as an independent Doctor of Optometry in National Vision Inc. before he started his own private practice in Newton and Marlborough.

Dr. Zhu has enjoyed becoming a part of the community of Newton and Marlborough and looks forward to continuing to serve the residents in these two towns and their neibourghood areas.

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I know it requires patience when dealing with kids, and I was pretty satisfied overall.

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This negative experience is partly Zocdoc's fault : This was not a routine check up, I specifically marked 'floaters' in the form, which is a medical visit; not a check up. Not only is the doctor not a specialist in this area but the appointment needed a PRIOR referral from my primary care doctor. One should not be able to book an appointment BEFORE a referral actually takes place; the system should not allow the appointment to happen. Also, if the doctor is not a specialist in an area , why is he listed as someone who could evaluate the matter? Due to all of the above, the doctor could not evaluate me and it was a waste of time for all parties involved.

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Quick, courteous, and professional. Listened to my concerns and answerd all my questions. Not the most comfortable office but worked perfectly for a weekday visit during a work real!

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The doctor was most kind, patient and generous with his time and answering all of my questions. I truly valued my experience and look forward to my next appointment.

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Very professional

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Answered all my questions!

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Dr ran late but called me to apologize. There was an accident while the dr was getting to work which is understandable.

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Very professional and educated. Quick visit. Will remain my optometrist.

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Very professional high reccommended

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very good nice and personal. very helpful. Did not have to wait at all.

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First visit to his office. was impressed with receptionist very professional. The Doctor was everything his web sight projected. I have twice referred others to his office today. Will absolutely continue to use him for any future eyecare. regards mark f.

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The wait is normal. The tests we did seems pretty simple, not comprehensive or detailed at all. I went there for an annual eye check. Not sure if the annual check only includes Slit Lamp Exam, The Glaucoma Test, Visual Acuity Tests, and Refraction by default at this facility. I did similar annual check somewhere else and it had much more tests.

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My eye appointment with Dr. Zhu was great. I was seen right at the time of my appointment and he was extremely professional. Overall, seeing him was a wonderful experience and I would recommend him to everyone.

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Dr. Zhu is very friendly and patient to my kid. Definite a recommended eye doctor to friends and family.!

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Dr.Zhu was very professional. He saw me right away, and i felt my optical healtg was looked after.

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He was great. I have no words. He seems to be quick on his job I like that!

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very Diligent,

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The office was quite creepy and smelled strange.

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Eye Exam, was shorter than 15 min. all questions were not fully answered. I had to call the Dr. later for further follow and was told Glasses would help. But I don't need them?

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He was amazing, easy to understand, and not pressed when I was a little late showing up. His process was quick and smooth and he got me the best eye care his office has. Thank you so much Dr. Zhu

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I kept asking the doctor question about a sensation I had in my eye, and he basically ignored me and provided no answer.

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Great dr. With a great personality help me and my girlfriend off today in less then an hour.

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Dr. Zhu is nice, patient and concerned. I'll recommend him to friends.

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Very easy to work with , provides great advice - my prescription has slightly worsened but he agreed that if I was comfortable with my vision currently, no need to change the prescription at all and that saved me the trouble of paying for the prescription fee and having to reorder lenses when I really didn't need them. A good overall.

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Dr. Zhu was very nice and knew what he was doing. My negative experience is related to how the practice is run. Apparently Dr. Zhu splits his time between two offices on opposite sides of town, and is only at the Newton location a couple of days per week at specific hours. I ordered trial lenses, and after calling a week later, was told they were not there yet. I called multiple times the following week but the number on the website and prescription was disconnected. So, after no contact for that week, I gave up and went to another eye doctor due to needing new glasses and contact. Very disappointed, especially since I paid out of pocket.

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He's awesome!!

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Was a great experience very professional , was seen to right away

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I lost my time for nothing, I feel very unsatisfy

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Medically speaking, everything was great. Personally, I thought the place needed updating and that the selection of frames were extremely outdated. There were posters for PRADA eyewear, however the must "luxurious" brand there was Nautica!!

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Great

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Due to random walk-ins, I had to wait 15 minutes past the time of my appointment to be seen, and I was the first appointment of the day. Doctor is very polite and professional but I couldn't help but feel a bit rushed. At the time of my exam there were several people behind me waiting to see the doctor. The office itself has a very disorganized feel to it. The receptionist doesn't seem like she has a clue how to do her job, and continuously asks the doctor to help her. I witnessed 3 people come in to pick up glasses or contacts and in each case she wasn't able to assist them on her own. There also is an insufficient number of chairs i the waiting room. I had to stand and wait to be called back in after the doctor dilated my eyes.

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Very pleasant experience overall. He was patient and unassuming.

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Absolutely terrible!!!

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I like going to Dr. Zhu because he does a thorough job and always explains exactly how much things will cost beforehand.

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A pleasant experience and great profesionalismo

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Very nice and helpful. Serve patients in a very caring manner. It was refreshing to be treated by a doctor who actually acted like one.

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Dr. Zhu was fantastic - I was in and out in 15 with an eye exam and a prescription to treat my eye allergies!

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Dr. Zhu was professional and easy to talk to. His staff was courteous and efficient. I didn't have to wait and felt like I a received complete exam.

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Good, timely, efficient

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