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Alan B. Schlussel, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Christine Law, O.D.

Providing Expert Eye Exams and Eye Care Services

Our offices offer quality professional eye care, including a comprehensive eye exam, in a private setting.  Whether you need to see an optometrist for an eye exam, dry eyes, contact lenses or an eyewear fitting, we can help.  At our Manhattan location in Manhattan, our optometrists offer expert eye care and eye exam services for your therapeutic needs. These include treatment of an eye infection, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma (No Air-Puffs are ever used in our glaucoma testing!) or help with your dry, irritated eyes.

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Your Optometrist in NYC, Manhattan

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To make an appointment to see Dr. Schlussel or Dr. Law call 212-683-2004 in NYC or schedule an eye exam online today! If it is after hours, please call our appointment service at 1-866-480-3282. Our office is conveniently located for your next eye exam in midtown Manhattan, NYC. From this location our eye doctors also serve the areas of Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Orange, Essex, Montclair, Verona, Livingston, and Caldwell.


Insurance & Financing

Dr. Schlussel's offices in West Orange NJ and Manhattan NY accept many insurance plans including:

  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Eyemed
  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Cigna Vision
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • and many more...

Testimonials (more)

12/5/2014 Anonymous

CLEAN Office. Friendly Doctor and very professional work. MY favorite eye doctor is Dr. Schlussel!

12/3/2014 Lauren M. New York, NY

I have been going to him for years because he is extremely knowledgable, caring, and genuinely has my best interests at heart.

11/12/2014 Jeanette S. New York, NY

Excellent experience. Was seen right away. Doctor and staff very professional. Highly recommended.

11/5/2014 Ilaria B. thru ZocDoc New York,N.Y.

I went in the first time .... and I immediately felt a positive vibe at the front desk. The visit was fast but detailed and accurate. The ladies at the desk were lovely and knowledgeable; in minutes they got my records from my other doctor's office via fax and email. The visit was super detailed, doctor clearly knew what he was doing, he answered all my questions and went out of his way to address all my concerns. Office is open late after work, which is perfect because I can't take breaks during my work hours. Location is just right for me, across from my office. Overall a very positive experience, I highly recommend this office.

11/4/2014 Joseph O.  Monroe,NY

Booked through ZocDoc one day in advance. Greeted at the door by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Coffee, water, TV in waiting room. Was taken in immediately at my appointment time. Dr. Schlussel was very friendly, fast, and answered all my questions in great detail. I was in and out as quickly as I wanted to be. Very current equipment. I will be returning here next time and highly recommend this practice!

10/29/2014 Stephanie B. Darien,CT

This office is always pleasant, professional, organized and up to speed with the latest technology. Their inventory of frames is top notch. Dr Schlussel is very knowledgable. I have been going to him for eye exams for 7 or 8 years.

10/23/2014 Joseph O. Monroe,NY

Found Dr. Schlussel through ZocDoc. All paperwork was submitted online. He saw me right on time. Coffee and water in waiting room. Very knowledgeable and professional, got me in and out and still answered all my questions. Staff is very friendly and professional. Good equipment and technically savvy. Location is very convenient near where I work. Highly recommended!

10/20/2014 Susan D. West Orange, NJ

My 11 year old daughter feels so relaxed and comfortable with Dr. Schlussel and his staff.He is so kind and takes his time explaining the exam and the results.

10/19/2014 Anonymous

Getting an appointment was easy and quick. The support staff are courteous and efficient. Dr. Schlussel is both friendly and professional and his exam was thorough. As anyone who has worn glasses for nearsightedness knows, it is difficult to see what the glasses look like. They even take a photo so you can see yourself in the frame. The frame selection is extensive and staff are helpful in selection.

10/11/2014 John M. New York,NY (ZocDoc)

Dr. Schlussel always does a great job. His exams are always complete and you do not feel rushed. Dr. Schlussel is a true professional.

10/10/2014 Sarah O. New York,NY

The evening hours a few days a week are so convenient! Great care and personalities of Dr Schlussel and his entire staff. I've been going here for 3-4 years and it's always a great experience

10/9/2014 Jane L. New York,NY

Dr Law is very personable and does a great job explaining everything. I've always had great experiences going to her for my annual eye exams and believe she is truly trying to provide the best care possible.

10/1/2014 Anonymous

It's convenient that they can take a scan of your retinas without dilating your eyes.

9/30/2014 G.B. New York,NY (from ZocDoc.com)

I needed to see an eye doctor immediately when I suddenly came down with a serious eye issue that left me in a lot of pain. Dr. Law and her office were quick to bring me in and extremely accommodating in scheduling my necessary follow up appointments - even though it was not convenient. Additionally, her prognosis was accurate and the pain started subsiding almost within moments. The office was also very clear on what was and was not covered by my insurance. I would recommend Dr. Law  to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor without hesitation.

9/27/14 Yvette E. Jersey CIty,NJ

They're all the best at what they do.

9/27/14 Stella T. Brooklyn,NY

The experience at Alan Schlussel's office was a tremendous pleasure. Starting from the attentive and courteous staff to Alan himself, they deliver a highly personalized experience. Alan is an extremely detail oriented, caring and patient. It is rare to find a doctor who spend so much time educating patients. He ensures that you understand your health, and your options so that you can make informed decisions and participate in your care.

9/17/14 Nadine J. Corona, NY

I arrived early for my appointment and was fit into the schedule. ... front desk staff were understanding and very accommodating. The technician is such a nice and patient young lady. She explains all the procedures and gives you time to adjust to the situation. Dr. Schlussel is a very kind and thorough physician. He takes his time with you and answers all your questions so that you understand what is going on. It is a well run and efficient operation.

9/12/14 Eunjung L. New York,NY

I can only say Dr. Schlussel is a great doctor in every way, especially in giving a correct solution after a proper diagnosis about my problem.

9/9/14 Mike T. New York,NY

I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel for many years and him and his staff if very professional. Dr. Schlussel takes his time with you and answers all your questions and is always in a positive mood.

9/6/2014 Jennifer L. Brooklyn, NY

The office is never packed, the people are always polite and I feel that Doctor Schlussel is committed to taking his time with my exam. I have never felt rushed out of there, even if there is someone in the waiting room. That says a lot.

8/27/2014 Amy E. New York,NY

I've been going to Dr. Schlussel for years. He is a kind and compassionate doctor. He treats you with the utmost respect and you can tell he takes a genuine interest in all of his patients. All concerns are addressed and discussed. Great doctor!

8/26/2014 Dennis G, New York,NY

Reception desk is superb, ensures that each patient is on schedule to be seen by Dr. Schlussel. Optician group is professional and ensures patients receive outstanding service. Optician is extremely patient oriented and makes sure that her patients obtain comfortable fitting glasses in a timely manner.

8/12/2014 Shaunda L. New York,NY

Dr. Alan Schlussel was awesome to work with - he was personable and so was his staff. They were friendly and the process was quite easy. I was in and out in about 30 minutes included my eye appointment and the purchase of my glasses. I would definitely recommend to go there again quick, friendly, and good customer service!

8/1/2014 Robyn F. New York,NY

Excellent experience. Friendly and service oriented. Knowledgable and uses up to date technology.

7/31/2014 Anonymous New York, NY

Went in for an eye infection. Staff and doctors were friendly and helpful. Took time to discuss treatments and prescription details.

7/25/2014 Anonymous New York, NY

As always, a fast (no long waits), thorough examination. Highly recommended.

7/23/2014 Stephanie B. Darien, CT

Always receive professional care and swift handling of issues.

6/28/2014 Sarah S. Queens,N.Y.

As usual, my experience with Dr. Alan Schlussel was top notch. I've been his patient for more than a decade, and he never fails to provide me with conscientious, thorough eye care.

6/25/2014 Jackie C. New York,N.Y.

Dr Schlussel and staff are always extremely courteous and professional!

6/20/2014 Nadine J. Corona, NY

From the front desk ladies to Dr. Schlussel himself, I had a pleasant experience at this office. The staff was efficient, on time and pleasant to deal with. It was my first time there, so I had established no relationship with these people and they treated me very well. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for an optometrist.

6/12/2014 Ernesto G. New York,N.Y.

Great customer service from the staff. Waiting time was relatively none. Dr. Schlussel was very professional and knowledgeable. Took the time to explain my condition, unlike other doctors where you feel rushed out the door.

6/10/2014 Vanja M. Switzerland

As a long-time patient, I have to say I can highly recommend Dr. Schlussel as he is a courteous and a knowledgeable professional.

6/9/2014 Renee C. New York,N.Y.

My annual check ups are always thorough and complete. The use of current technology is encouraging. The team is pleasant and efficient.

6/7/14 Anonymous New York,N.Y.

Great experience. Office staff went above and beyond to make sure the appointment went smoothly, calling me the day before to walk me through my insurance coverage as a new patient. Everyone was very friendly and Dr. Schlussel is very qualified, professional, and kind. Highly recommended!

6/6/2014 from ZocDoc patient

Amazing. Very friendly, professional, helpful staff and Dr. Schlussel is great! Highly recommended.

5/28/2014 Anonymous New York,NY

My recent visit to Dr. Schlussel's office can only be describe in three words: professional, comprehensive and empathetic. I am extremely grateful.

5/25/2014 Dennis G. New York, N.Y.

Superb practitioner who has the ability to explain complex diagnostic procedures in layman's language. His staff is cordial and attentive to patient's needs.

5/25/2014 Dorothy T. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Schlussel does comprehensive exam to detect problems at earliest and most treatable stages. If surgery is needed he will direct you to most qualified surgeon. I am more than pleased with outcome of my treatment. I have complete confidence in his judgement and would recommend him without hesitation.

4/28/2014 Amy E. New York,NY

I've been seeing Dr. Schlussel since he started his practice. I have not found a more thorough examination anywhere else. He is the kind of doctor everyone wants to have - warm, caring, kind, considerate, and understanding. Dr. Schlussel knows his patients and takes the utmost care of them. What more could you ask for?

4/9/2014 Kimberly A.  New York,NY

Dr. Schlussel and staff are fantastic! Office is calm, nice, and clean... with latest technology. I am never in waiting room for more than a few minutes, and Dr Schlussel is SUPER thorough. Also love the eyeglass selection!

4/4/2014 Nathaniel B.  New York, N.Y.

Great, quick eye visit. Doctor's staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Dr. Schlussel himself was really smart and down to earth - really cares about his patients. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an eye doc.

4/3/2014 William H.  Brooklyn, N.Y.

Very nice and courteous staff!  Fast as well, in and out within an hour!

3/29/2014 Esme S. Perth Amboy,N.J.

From my first visit to Dr. Schlussel's Office, I was very impressed with the quality of service I received, and the professional level at which they operate,  I have been a patient for more that fifteen years, and would not trade it for any other.

3/28/2014 Tatyana P. Brooklyn,N.Y.

I've always been happy with Dr. Schlussel's treatment and advice.

3/27/2014 Antonius A. New York,NY

No nonsense consult by professional examination and consult, if you can not read this, just experience a visit at this office and you will be able to see everything more clearly.

3/27/2014 Christine M. New York,NY

I love my eye doctor, the experience is great ! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great Dr.

3/27/14 Kelly M. New York, NY

I really like seeing Dr. Schlussel - he's a nice guy, it's a pretty hassle-free experience, and the people in the office are really accommodating and helpful.

3/18/2014  Raul A. New York,N.Y.

Great customer service and efficient.

3/20/2014 Danielle B. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Law was both friendly and professional. She took the time to explain each procedure to me and that put me at ease.

3/8/2014 Elizabeth M. New York,N.Y.

I've been going to Dr. Schlussel for over five years and I've been satisfied each time. Great doctor very thorough.

3/6/2014 Terry K. Brooklyn, NY

Great service and care by Dr Alan Schlussel!

3/6/2014 Anonymous patient from New York,NY

As always, a pleasure to visit Dr. Schlussel's office. The staff are always pleasant and caring, as is the doctor. If you're looking for a new doctor, Dr. Schlussel is the doctor for you.

2/24/2014 Melissa V. New York, N.Y.

My visit with Dr. Law went very well. So glad I found her and scheduled an appointment with her. The appointment did not feel rushed at all and she answered all my questions. She was very thorough. I will definitely be seeing her from now on.

2/10/2014 Danielle W. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Law was friendly, warm, and professional. I really appreciated how she took the time to explain all steps of the checkup to me and discuss different prescription and contact options with me. The office staff were friendly and helpful as well, and I was seen very quickly. Definitely recommend and will be returning here myself.

2/3/2014 Bachus J. New York, N.Y.

Dr. Law is an amazing, gifted Optometrist! She takes her time with her patients and she cares about not only their eyesight, but general well being as well. I highly recommend her to anyone.

2/1/2014 Jen I. New York,NY

Fantastic experience - Dr. Schlussel was very helpful in identifying the root cause of some of my eye / headache problems. He explained everything and gave me new contacts to try out right away. I would highly recommend him!

1/23/2014 Mark W.  Brooklyn,N.Y.

Dr. Schlussel  made my visit very comfortable as he was very informative. Great personality and easy to talk to when seeking explanations

1/5/2014  Watson S. New York,N.Y.

The staff here was super nice. Dr. Law was very open to questions and asked a lot of background info, which I really like since I was new. They had my contacts right in the office and were very helpful with explaining my insurance plan.

12/19/2013 Valentin V. New York, NY

Dr. Schlussel really took the time to review the data and explain it in great detail.

12/19/2013 Josh B. New York,NY

A visit to Dr. Schlussel is always a friendly, informative, and easygoing visit.

12/14/2013 Jeff K.  New York, N.Y.

Saw Dr. Law for the first time, and had a great experience. She has a wonderful bedside manner, and everyone in the office is terribly nice and accommodating.

12/9/2013 Kayla M. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Law was EXCELLENT. She and the rest of her staff were all very welcoming and kind. Dr. Law was very friendly and very personable yet still extremely professional. She was thorough during my examination which made me confident that my eyes were in great care. The appointment was extremely comfortable and I'm excited to make her my optometrist!

12/6/2013 Howard W.   Garden City, N.Y.

Dr Schlussel's practice is highly professional and responsive to my needs as a patient. In a medical field where customer service seems to be on the decline, Dr Schlussel displays great proficency in treatment as well as very caring and personal attention.

11/23/2013 Beth B. Jamaica,N.Y.

I was able to get an appointment quickly, front end staff friendly and professional. Dr S. is  very nice and thorough. This was my first time here and i felt I made a good choice coming here.

11/21/2013 Jovany U. New York,N.Y.

Very professional office and the staff was also helpful. The doctor was very insightful concerning my vision and I can definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to make sure their eyes are in good shape.

11/20/2013 Elena K. New York,N.Y.

Great professional experience! Dr Schlussel and his staff are knowledgeable, personable and attentive. I Highly recommend this office for all your eye care needs and concerns.

11/13/2013 Anonymous

Dr. Schlussel is very nice and professional and always seems to be very up to date with new developments in the field, offering new/better solutions to vision correction options.

11/12/2013 Maria D. New York,NY

My husband and I were extremely pleased with all the examinations. Dr. Schlussel was very thorough and Dr. Schlussel took time out to explain everything to us. He was very kind and patient and his staff is very nice and professional. We have been going for years to Dr. Schlussel and he is excellent about everything.

11/6/2013 Kristine L. New York, NY

Dr. Schlussel is a truly great optometrist. His exam is thorough, and is equipped with top notch technology so you know you're getting modern care. More than that, Dr. Schlussel was friendly, caring about my health and didn't make me feel like I was being rushed out of the exam room with a new rx. I was very impressed with the level of care at this office - from the optician to the assistant to Schlussel himself. Can't recommend him enough.

10/31/2013 Anonymous New York, NY

Dr Schlussel and the staff were very thorough with the examinations and my options were well discussed. The only flaw to my visit is that things were running substantially late, but now been warned that Wednesdays can be particularly busy.

10/31/2013 Anonymous New York,NY

Doctor was great - very timely and helpful

10/30/2013 Anonymous

Very thorough exam. Dr. Schlussel spent a lot of time with me. Also, I was able to have my eyeglass frames adjusted so they are now a perfect fit.

10/26/2013 Jacquelyn C. New York,NY

Dr Schlussel and his staff are extremely thorough, polite and caring.

10/25/13 Preeti S. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Schlussel has been my eye doc for over 5 years now. He is thorough and spends time in taking care of addressing all your eye related issues. He is personable and his staff is really attentive. I would highly recommend his practice.

10/9/2013 Amy E. New York,NY

Always a great experience. Dr. Schulssel is top notch and his staff is incredible.

10/3/2013 Beth C.  New York,NY

Dr. Law and office staff were friendly and accommodating. The updates in the office decor also look great.

9/19/2013 Anonymous pt New York, NY

The examination by Dr. Schlussel was very thorough and I felt respectfully treated. He answered all my questions to my satisfaction. There was not a long wait for my examination and I found his support staff very helpful. He is the second of many optometrists that I have gone to that I thought were excellent.

9/4/13 Anonymous pt New York, NY

Always a great appointment at Dr. Schlussel's. The ladies at the desk are always so friendly. Danielle in the showroom always says hello. The doctor explains what's going on, his concerns, etc. I always look forward to going to the doctor when it's Dr. Schlussel.

8/14/13 Maria K.  New York,N.Y.

This was my first time going to Dr. Schlussel. A friend of mine raved about him. He was wonderful! I was sure that I needed contacts (which I attempted to wear before, but really didn't like), but he explained to me that I didnt necessarily need them. He gave the facts, something apparently I was not given before, that contacts for be were optional given my prescription. Overall, he was incredibly professional and honest, and it was about as pleasant as a trip to the eye doctor could be!

8/14/13 Jennifer L. New York, N.Y.

Excellent - he's smart and very helpful, easy to talk to. Will definitely pass him along to other friends in need of a good eye doctor.

8/13/13 Anide C .Brooklyn,N.Y.

It was my first visit with an optometrist and I must say, I'm happy I picked this office. From the time I entered the office the administrative assistant was very friendly and attentive. Dr. Law is great she was very friendly and explained everything she was doing. Sometimes you'll leave a doctor's office confused because they tend to speak quickly and use medical lingo. Not Dr. Law, she spoke so I, as the patient, would understand. Overall, a great experience.

8/5/2013 Megan C. New York, N.Y.

Great staff, terrific eye care! The staff here are so helpful and easy to work with. Dr Schlussel is a fantastic eye doctor and I wouldn't go anywhere else - I've recommended him to several friends.

8/3/2013 Jeffrey F. New York,N.Y.

Very pleasant experiemce. I will be back in the future

8/1/2013 Louis A. Long Island,N.Y.

Always outstanding service. I had an emergency this time and Dr Schlussel treated me right away

8/1/2013 Ann K. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Schlussel is an excellent doctor. I would recommend him to my families and friends. He takes his time and is very thorough.

7/24/2013 Lauren A. New York,N.Y.

Super convenient and easy! Dr. Schlussel answered all of my questions and made sure I understood all of my options. He even has an eyeglass and sunglasses store right in the office for one-stop shopping on the same bill.

7/13/13 Zachary L. New York, N.Y.

 Excellent; courteous; timely; above and beyond answering questions.

7/11/2013 Maria P. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Schlussel answered all of my questions, was very thorough, and his staff is extremely friendly. They have a great selection of frames in-house and Danielle (the optician) was great at helping me pick a pair.

7/3/2013 Kathy A. New York,N.Y.

I was in and out in under hour, was waited on in less than 15 minutes of arriving. Everyone was very welcoming.

6/28/2013 Deborah B. Jersey City,NJ

Thoughtful caring regardless of what time of day has always been available

6/27/2013 William H. Astoria,N.Y.

Office is clean. Staff are professional, yet friendly.

6/26/2013 Afrika C. New York,NY

I had a great experience in this office. Everyone was a pleasure and very professional from the front desk staff to the doctor's assistant to the doctor herself. She did tests on my eyes that I have never had done and i have been wearing glasses for about 28 years. I saw Dr. Christine Law!

6/19/2013 LaShawn S. New York,NY

This was my first visit at and I must say the staff was very Professional as well as Pleasant.

6/15/2013 Cheserie E. New York,N.Y.

Dr. Al is very thorough with his exams. He is passionate about his profession, and it shows through his interactions with staff and you of course. The office is small but it is a comfortable atmosphere. It's rare to meet doctors who truly care about you despite their busy days. I highly recommend him.

6/6/2013 William A. Jersey City, NJ

Dr. Schlussel and his staff are very kind and offer an unmatched service. I was assisted within minutes and had a complete assessment of my eyes and diagnosis in a reasonable timeframe. Everything was explained clearly to me all the time

5/22/2013 Renee C. New York,N.Y.

There was no waiting to begin my annual exam. The exam is always thorough and makes me feel complete. I was impressed with the new equipment that provided me more information about my eyes. I also appreciate the Doctor's transparency and clarity.

5/9/2013 Anonymous

Overall, it was a really solid experience. There was some wait time, but it was certainly tolerable. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The doctor is thorough and make sure you fully understand the process and where you stand.

5/6/2013 Denise O. New York,NY

As always, a very thorough exam by Dr. Schlussel and his assistant. I have been going to Dr. S for years and would never trust anyone else with my eye care.

4/24/2013 Kimberly A. New York,NY

Dr. Schlussel and his team are wonderful! I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes to see the Doctor, and Dr Schlussel is very thorough. Also love their selection of eyeglass frames!

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