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Optometrist
107 Mott StreetNew YorkNY10013
(207)

The staff at the office / optical shop are very friendly and hip. I was able to book same-day, showed 2 hours late and they still got me in asap. Doctor is very nice, thorough and answered all my questions with kindness. The staff even fixed my eye glasses which were slightly crooked!

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

I go to Triangle Optical 1x year for an annual exam - this is my 3rd year. Dr. Cohn is friendly and personable. Exams are always thorough and he walks you through every step. Office staff is very helpful.

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Optometrist
9 West 14th StreetNew YorkNY10011
(682)

He was great - clean office, saw me quickly, and prices were reasonable (compared to other eye doctors). I would definitely return again and highly recommend!

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Optometrist
87 Nassau StNew YorkNY10038
(1,030)

Dr. Schafran was prompt, professional and gave me an efficient but through exam. He was very knowledgeable and personable. He helped me identify the contacts that would be best for me. The staff at his office were very polite and professional and made the visit easy for me. Thanks!

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Optometrist
275 7th AveNew YorkNY10001
(126)

Great guy, knew what he was talking about and had my care in mind.

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Optometrist
901 6th AveNew YorkNY10001
(19)

The office is located in the LensCrafters inside the Manhattan Mall, and Dr. Choi is great! It was a quick and easy appointment, and she explained in full detail what each eye test was for and what my results meant. I was in and out in less than an hour for my first trip!

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Optometrist
93 Worth StreetNew YorkNY10013
(48)

Dr Hong was thorough and also very nice. Her staff was a lot of fun and helped me pick the best frames for my face and they had a nice selection. I recommend Tribeca Eye & Health! Lorna

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Optometrist
93 Worth StreetNew YorkNY10013
(386)

Really friendly & explained everything so well & answered any questions I had. Even talked to my mom on the phone to explain the importance of the lenses I needed.

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Optometrist
312 Bleecker StreetNew YorkNY10014
(113)

Very polite and knowledgeable! Had a pleasant experience. First time getting contacts and was iffy about it, but left feeling satisfied and better about my eyes.

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Appointments available Tue, Aug 20
Optometrist
60 Saint James PlNew YorkNY10038
(64)

Excellent appointment. Was greeted by friendly staff, sewn promptly by the doctor. He explained all the tests clearly and gave me a very comprehensive examination. Would definitely recommend!

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Optometrists NYC

Optometrists specialize in care for the eye. They are not medical doctors (MD or DO) but hold Doctor of Optometry (OD) degrees. Optometrists are experts trained to examine, diagnose and manage defects and injuries affecting the eye. They can also help detect eye diseases early and help to prevent them. Common reasons to visit an eye doctor include dry eyes and vision disorders and conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness) hyperopia (farsightedness) astigmatism or glaucoma. Other reasons are vision loss, double vision, blurred vision or glare.

 

Responsibilities of an optometrist include:

  • They can perform comprehensive eye exams and provide medical advice on common eye problems.
  • They can help diagnose health conditions involving eyes, such as diabetes.
  • They are also qualified to prescribe glasses and contact lenses for vision correction. An optometrist will likely refer you to a specialist in the event you have a more advanced eye condition that may require surgery. In many states, optometrists can perform procedures such as laser treatment, prescribe medication and administer anesthesia.

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Differentiating between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist

  • Postgraduate training: Optometrists attend optometry school for four years and usually undergo one year of residency, while ophthalmologists attend medical school for four years, before completing a four-year residency. Apart from this, ophthalmologists are medical doctors with an MD or DO degree, whereas optometrists hold an OD. degree.
  • Medical/surgical aspects: An optometrist can provide the same medical care as an ophthalmologist, but does not perform surgery. However, many states in the U.S. allow optometrists to perform procedures such as laser treatment. Ophthalmologists are surgeons that can provide other medical care, as well. Both optometrists and ophthalmologists can prescribe medications.

An optometrist will likely refer you to a specialist for any advanced medical conditions that require specialized treatment. You can read, “Optometrist or Ophthalmologist: Which Is Best for Your Eye Care?” on the Cleveland Clinic website.

 

Sources: American Optometric Association, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Cleveland Clinic

 

 

 

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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