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Title: Optometrist recommendation?
Post by: lalochezia on March 24, 2021, 04:53:50 PM
Anyone recommend an optometrist? Would like someone who actually spends time doing an eye test and isn't in a rush (or trying to hawk me their overpriced glasses). 

I went to NY vision center on 77 by Roosevelt a couple of years ago, and while they were nice people doing good work, they had a huge line of people waiting, I felt rushed, and the tests were rudimentary (e.g. no tonometry, not microscopic examination of the eye)  for someone who was a new patient - I don't think they got my baseline at all for a middle-aged person with long-term vision problems.

Don't care about buying glasses (I buy online).  Happy to pay for a better suite of tests and a prescription.

e.g. the optometrist  should have access to most of these tools....
Title: Re: Optometrist recommendation?
Post by: Shelby2 on March 24, 2021, 06:06:06 PM
I was happy with Dr. Park at Costco in Rego Park, but you'd have to pay the $65 annual membership fee to see him if you're not already a member. I used to go to Shades of Vision near 76th St. and their equipment was not up to date.
Title: Re: Optometrist recommendation?
Post by: JHResident on March 24, 2021, 07:36:49 PM
My recommendation is to go to an Ophthalmologist and get the tests done correctly. I go to NYU on 41st St and 2nd Ave and their staff is very nice and professional and they have state of the art test equipment. A refraction is $55, and your health insurance may cover most of the exam cost if you get a referral from your primary physician.
Title: Re: Optometrist recommendation?
Post by: Liz on March 29, 2021, 10:40:01 AM
I go to NYU also and like them.  I used to see Dr Titone in the neighborhood.  I thought he was very good, but he stopped taking my insurance.  I saw an eye doctor on 35th once whose name I can't remember.  I didn't think much of him.
Title: Re: Optometrist recommendation?
Post by: r on March 30, 2021, 12:12:22 PM
Sunnysight Optik are great and actually accept my insurance, unlike a lot of other places.