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Triangle Optical
Triangle Optical - 90 Delancey StNew YorkNY10002
(380)

It was a very efficient and friendly appointment. He is so honest and kind, I will definitely continue coming back. Highly recommended.

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Optometrist
93 Worth StreetNew YorkNY10013
(386)

I've been a patient at Eye and Health for over a decade and have always been pleased with the courtesy of the staff and the thoroughness of Dr. Dorfman and the other doctors in this practice.

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93 Worth StreetNew YorkNY10013
(48)

It was a great experience, everyone in staff was very friendly. I was attended to right away and I felt good after leaving my appointment.

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Optometrist
9 West 14th StreetNew YorkNY10011
(683)

Dr. Sarantakos is knowledgeable, professional, and caring. He always answers all my questions thoroughly and patiently, always taking the time to make sure I understand.

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Optometrist
87 Nassau StNew YorkNY10038
(1,033)

Going to get your eyes checked is often intimidating & daunting. Dr Schafran made it easy and comfortable ??

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Optometrist
159 1st AvenueNew YorkNY10003
(407)

Very thorough. Great staff.

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Optometrist
157 W 19th StNew YorkNY10011
(216)

She was very insightful and efficient, wasting no time to get into the exam. She respectfully and thoroughly answered all of my questions. Also no uncomfortable air puffs into my eyes at this place! I will be coming back for my next exam for sure.

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Optometrist
275 7th AveNew YorkNY10001
(126)

Doctor was great but take your prescription elsewhere to avoid being overcharged for glasses and contact lenses in the store.

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Optometrist
33 5th Ave, Ste 1ANew YorkNY10003
(34)

Dr. Kaupke was thorough in my examination and laid all the options for me. Highly recommended.

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Optometrist
159 1st AvenueNew YorkNY10003
(8)

Appreciate coming here - my questions are always throughly answered. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

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Optometrist
310 Fifth Ave, 2FloorNew YorkNY10001
(1,235)

Love this doctor and his staff.

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Optometrist
565 Atlantic AveBrooklynNY11217
(115)

Great!

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Optometrist
423 West BroadwayNew YorkNY10012
(379)

This was my first eye exam, and it was a seamless experience! The staff was so friendly, and I was seen 5 minutes before my appointment time (big win!). Dr Alshawkani took great care to explain the full process, and answered any questions I had. It turns out I needed my vision isn’t as great as I thought it was, and Deni (sales associate) helped my choose my frames, and wrap up my appointment. Looking forward to picking up my new glasses next week!

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Optometrist
60 Saint James PlNew YorkNY10038
(66)

Dr. Tang was incredible! He was very helpful and explained every part of the exam to me, so that I would understand the health of my eyes. The office is very beautiful as well. I have never left an eye appointment so pleased with the experience.

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EyeCrafters Optical
340 Jay StBrooklynNY11201
(39)

Great place. Good selection of frames as well!

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Optometrist
200 W 24th StNew YorkNY10011
(280)

I don’t think I’ve ever met a friendlier staff in a medical office. Everyone (including the doctor) was professional, pleasant, and laid out pricing and options clearer than I’ve ever experienced in the eyeglass / contact world. This is definitely my new optometrist.

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Optometrist
77 Worth StreetNew YorkNY10013
(21)

No waiting time! Technician was quite fast but wasn’t explaining what he was going to do... Dr. Schmidt was really nice and thorough.

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Optometrist
225 West 34th StreetNew YorkNY10122
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Optometrist
225 West 34th StreetNew YorkNY10122
(169)

The appointment never occurred since the doctor did not carry AETNA

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Optometrist
309 Smith StBrooklynNY11231
(27)

The doctor is a professional with reasonable suggestions and advices, although the process overall had a bit of a lack of clear communication.

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New York Eye Doctors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 11 million Americans older than 12 need vision correction. Eye diseases are common, and they may or may not show immediate symptoms. Regular visits to an eye doctor can help correct and preserve your sense of sight. A comprehensive eye exam by your eye doctor can help detect eye diseases in early stages. Certain factors like diabetes can increase your risk of eye diseases.

 

Common reasons to visit an eye doctor include - dry eyes, vision disorders such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Other reasons are vision loss, double vision, blurred vision, glare and so on.

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Types of eye doctors

  • An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or an osteopathic physician (MD or DO) who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eye and vision problems, including performing surgeries to improve or prevent vision-related conditions. Ophthalmologists receive extensive training in eye care; From performing eye exams and prescribing glasses to complex eye surgeries.
  • An optometrist is an eye care professional, trained to detect vision defects, signs of injury and prescribe corrective lenses. They are not medical doctors (MD or DO), but they do have a Doctor of Optometry degree. Many states in the U.S. allow optometrists to perform procedures such as laser treatment, prescribe medication and administer anesthesia. Visit the American Optometric Association website to check if your optometrist is eligible to perform these additional procedures in your state.

The type of doctor you choose to visit depends on the nature of your needs. If you want to go in for a routine checkup, you can choose between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. However, an ophthalmologist is more suited for specific vision-related problems or procedures.

 

Sources: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Optometric Association

 

 

 

The content herein is provided for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical information changes constantly, and therefore the content on this website should not be assumed to be current, complete or exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 9-1-1 (in the United States) immediately.

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