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!
4/18/2013 Meows O. Brooklyn,NY
Great optometrist. Always a pleasant visit.
4/10/2013 Javon H. Bronx,N.Y.
Great service and very personable!
4/6/2013 Deborah B. Jersey City,N.J.
Very thorough,spends time explaining each test, showing results from tests done
4/3/2013 Jacqueline F. New York,NY
Its always a pleasure to visit his office . The staff welcomes you with a big smile,and the doctor also give you a smile.They are very friendly.
3/28/2013 Dennis G. New York,NY
Thorough exam with complete explanation of each step in the process. Dr. Schlussel has superb ability to communicate which ensures understanding of the examination and his findings. His staff is a joy to deal with, professional, enthusiastic, and personable.
3/27/2013 Jeffrey S. New York,NY
I was seen promptly by the doctor and the staff handled my insurance and billing needs handily.
3/11/13 Teresa M. New York, NY
My visit was pleasant, informative and didn't take too long to complete. I have been going to Dr. Schlussel for years and will continue for many more to come.
3/7/2013 Gabrielle B. New York,NY
Great! Very personable and very efficient, I got in and out of there very quickly but thought they did a very thorough job!
3/7/2013 Anonymous New York,NY
Dr. Schlussel was great. He seemed genuinely interested in helping me and providing me a good service, which is hard to find these days with many optometrists just wanting to sell glasses.
3/5/13 Ivan F. New York,NY
In my experience, Dr. Schlussel is an excellent optometrist. I have been a patient for many years.. The visits to his office are always a pleasure due to his promptness and the professional, friendly office staff.
2/18/2013 Suzanne M. New York,NY
Wonderful experience. I was referred by VSP and made a same day appointment, I was greeted by a very helpful and professional front end gal, examined by Dr Law and fitted for glasses by your lovely Optician,(Danielle). Very happy with this practice, support staff and I'm sure will love the end product!
Dr. Schlussel and his team are really terrific - efficient, professional and good people. I highly recommend this practice.
2/6/2013 Jordan H. Teaneck,NJ
I had a great experience there. Everyone was so nice and it was quick and easy. I've been there a few times and i'll continue that trend. Thank you.
2/5/2013 Tatyana P. Brooklyn, NY
I've relied on doctor Schlussel for 10 years and my exam has always been thorough.They have the best frames.
1/28/2013 Ken H. New York,NY
Dr. Law is fantastic! Personable and very thorough. The entire staff is first-rate, very nice and helpful.
1/24/2013 Stephanie S. New York,NY
It is always a pleasure visiting Dr. Schlussel's office. It is easy to get an appointment, and the exams are thorough but timely. I have recommended Dr. Schlussel to several colleagues and will continue to do so. Thank you!
1/16/2013 Mark W. New York, NY
I had a great experience with Dr. Christine Law and the rest of the staff! Dr. Law was very knowledgeable and courteous! Danielle was great in helping me put on contacts for the first time.
1/13/2013 Phyllis D. New York,NY
The office staff was very friendly and helpful and I really like the doctor . He really was very nice and professional . I recommended this place to my brother and a friend . I will go back to buy the frames now. . The frame prices are really good . I highly recommend this practice ! Thank you !
1/8/2013 Anonymous New York,NY
Optician was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Dr. Schlussel was equally as professional. Would recommend practice to others.
1/3/2013 Maria G. Westchester,NY
Very professional doctor and staff...and well-equipped office. almost no wait time.
12/19/2012 Vanessa F. New York,NY
Finally found a great eye doctor! I recently had my first appointment with Dr. Schlussel and could not be more pleased. I have pretty bad eye sight so I'm usually very particular on my eye exams, and he was incredibly thorough. I particularly like the fact they conduct retinal scans. Not a lot of optometrists have this machine, but it's able to look to see if you have any abnormalities beyond your vision. I had something that was abnormal in one eye so Dr. Schlussel referred me to a specialist. I'm happy to say I've finally found an optometrist I'm happy with who also has a great and friendly staff.
12/19/2012 Frances D. New York, NY
Long time patient ! I have been going to Dr. Schlussel for years...He is a great optometrist...He cares about his patients which to me is very important...He has a wonderful staff working with him who also are very knowledgable and caring..
12/17/2012 Miguel G. New York,NY
Excellent care! I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel for several years now and his staff and service are barnone excellent. I recommend his office with utmost confidence.
12/11/2012 Heather K. Springfield,NJ
It's always a pleasure dealing with the office!
12/11/2012 Nicole R. Pinebrook,NJ
Always have a great experience! I always have a great experience visiting Dr. Schlussel each year for my eye exam, and this time I saw his new Associate (Dr. Christine Law). She was absolutely fantastic, and a great addition to the office!
12/5/2012 Ashley S, New York,NY
Very informative visit!
12/4/2012 Anonymous NY,NY
Dr. Schlussel was very thorough! Dr. Schlussel was very thorough and good at explaining what he was doing when he was doing. Felt that it was worth the money.
11/29/2012 Anonymous NY,NY
Optician! Had a pleasant experience with the optician. I am getting prescription sunglasses and she was extremely efficient and professional.
11/15/2012 Anonymous NY,NY
Nice Experience! Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Wait time was not very long. Had a very nice experience.
11/4/2012 Sarah S. Queens, NY
Excellent, affordable eye care! I've been a patient of Dr. Schlussel for 10 years, and have always been very satisfied with his services. He is conscientious and thorough,and truly cares about providing me with the best vision correction possible. There are a lot of eye doctors out there more interested in selling expensive eye wear to their patients than in helping them with their vision problems. Dr. Schlussel doesn't do this, which makes him a gem in my book. I highly recommend his services.
11/2/2012 Yasmin A. Brooklyn,NY
Dr. Alan Schlussel is top notch!! Dr. Schlussel is a very kind and caring person. In his profession I consider him to be one of the best. He is very knowledgable; he takes time to explain and answer all your questions in a most friendly and professional manner. His staff are also courteous and friendly, they are accommodating when arranging appointments. Thank you Dr. Schlussel for your concern on our welfare after Hurricane Sandy. God Bless!
10/25/2012 Magda T. Jackson Heights,NY
Dr. Schlussel and his staff are always conscientious, thorough and willing to help me with any vision issues I present to him. I found Dr. Schlussel through my employer's health insurance almost 10 years ago, and while I'm no longer with this employer, I continue to visit Dr. Schlussel every year. I have very poor eyesight, with astigmatism, and Dr. Schlussel has always worked to ensure that I get the best kind of vision correction possible. Unlike previous eye doctors I've visited, Dr. Schlussel has never tried to "sell" me on any type of glasses, contact lenses, vision-correction surgery, etc., even if that means he might not make as much money. He truly cares about taking care of his patient's eyes, and is not swayed by reps from eyeglass or pharmaceutical companies trying to get him to hawk their products.
As for wait times, the maximum time I've ever waited for an appointment was 30 minutes, which I find in keeping with most medical offices. The pricing is commensurate with most New York City metropolitan area medical professionals, and Dr. Schlussel's office does take many types of insurance. The office staff is friendly and professional. Often, they will work with you to make sure your insurance covers exams and other services. I can't recommend Dr. Schlussel and his team enough; they are truly rare gems in the world of optometry!
10/17/12 Sue A. New York,NY
I have been with Dr Schlussel for many many years and I'm still there. He has an excellent staff as well.
10/17/12 Great Doc! Always have a great experience in the office with little wait time and good service. would reccomend to anyone looking for a doctor.
10/13/12 Excellent doctor and office staff! Good advice, friendly Staff. Always a good experience coming here.
10/03/12 Gayle P. New York,NY
A wonderful doctor! Dr. Schlussel is excellent. He is very thorough, reads his lengthy notes from the last visit to compare with his findings on the current visit, asks questions, pays attention to the answers and provides sensible advice for maintaining good eye health. I would recommend him highly.
10/02/2012 Marcela P. New York,NY
Fast & efficient ! This eye Dr. Was great. He was fast, direct & to the point. But he also made sure to explain everything clearly
9/19/12 Perry T. New York,NY
Very Pleasant Experience! I am slowly switching doctors ...I am very pleased that I chose Dr. Schlussel as my optometrist. The office is in a very nice building. The receptionist and assistant are both very friendly. There was a bit of a wait, but that is true of any doctor's office, and actually for New York, the wait wasn't that bad . Both the assistant and Dr. Schlussel are kind, professional, and have a great "bedside manner." Like a lot of people, I am not wild about having things near my eyes or having people touch my eyes, but they are very calming and gentle, and I felt very well taken care of. The optician was very informative and helpful. I ended up using my old frames, but she gave me a lot of information about the wide variety of frames they have available. All in all - a great doctor and very personalized service from everyone. Am very happy with my selection and hope to be a lifelong patient!
9/18/12 Eileen K. New York,NY
Excellent! Great experience, punctual, good staff
8/7/12 William S. Bronx,NY
Seeing the Best! For almost 25 years Dr. Schlussel has been my eye doctor! He is always personable, always professional, a good communicator, and continually staying up on the best practices in the field of eye care. I would enthusuastically recommend him to anyone who is looking to take care of the precious gift of sight!
8/6/12 Megan E. New York,NY
Best Eye Exam I've ever had!! I saw Dr. Schlussel for the first time last month. He and his staff took real care to answer my questions and spend some time with me. In addition to giving me the most comfortable eye exam ever, they worked with me to find a solution to my insurance situation. (I love that they've moved on to the latest thing in glaucoma testing, so that I don't have to weep through the air puff test. Similarly, they have moved beyond the dilation test, replacing it with a retinal imaging system, so you don't have to walk around wearing sunglasses indoors for the next six hours--awesome.) I'm recommending Dr. Schlussel to all my friends and family in the city.
8/1/12 Cathy W. Brooklyn,NY
EZ-PEEZIE! Dr. Schlussel covers all ground, keeps great records, answers all questions, and takes time with you.
7/27/2012 Karen G. New York,NY
Thorough and Caring! Dr. Schlussel has been my optometrist for years and I'm so extremely happy with him and his team! I saw him this week and he personally called me to follow-up on a question I had. Nowadays this level of service/care is a rarity...
7/25/2012 Amanda L. East Meadow,NY
Wonderful visit! I went to Dr. Schlussel for a bit of an eye emergency. My sisters wedding is in 3 days and he took care of it and there has been no swelling or sign that I ever had anything disruptive! Thanks, Dr. Schlussel.
7/24/2012 Susan R. Brooklyn,NY
Great experience, as always from loyal patient. As usual my visit at Dr. Schlussel's was great! I have been going to this office for 7 years and the staff is AMAZING and extremely kind. Thank you Dr. Schlussel and your entire staff. The two ladies at the front desk are very nurturing, I almost feel as if they are family, very sincere. Thanks so much!
7/15/2012 Anonymous New York, NY
Great Local Eye Doctor! Dr. Schlussel was very professional, incorporates latest technology in his practice, and it was easy to make appointment. The advice and care that i received was definitely what I was looking for. I appreciate the time he spent talking with me about the type of contacts I needed... I wasn't rushed in and out, which is often a reality at some of the retail shops that offer eye exams.
7/12/2012 Anonymous New York,NY
Helpful Staff!! Ana is so helpful it's unbelievable! I had to reschedule due to trains running slow from uptown and she corresponded with me via email to make sure I had enough contacts to make it to my annual appointment.
7/6/2012 Kathy A. New York,NY
General Eye Exam. Great service, wonderful experience as before for both myself and son.
6/21/2012 Elisabeth B. New York, NY
Dr. Schlussel is the Best! Dr. Schlussel is thorough and careful in fitting the right contact lenses for me. I have full confidence in him. His staff is friendly and attentive.
6/14/2012 Diane F. Princeton,NJ
Great Eye Doctor! I've been seeing Dr. Schlussel for about seven years now I think and it has been a consistently good experience. His waiting room is always full but I've never had to wait more than ten minutes; things run very smoothly and professionally. Friendly staff, smart doctor. Happy to recommend.
6/12/2012 Connie W. College Point, NY
Dr. Schlussel is awesome! When I decided to go see Dr. Schlussel, I didn't know that he was such an awesome doctor. I just needed to see any doctor for some follow up visits after Lasik. Dr. Schlussel is very nice, thorough, knowledgeable, and informative. He really takes a genuine vested interest in his patients. Highly recommended!
6/6/2012 Deborah L. Bronx,NY
Long term great experience!! Dr. Schlussel has been my optometrist for twenty-five years and, from the outset, I have always found him to be exceptionally thorough, patient and genuinely concerned. He is always receptive to addressing any and all questions I may have. Obviously, I think very highly of him or I would not have continued seeing (no pun!) him all these years.
6/5/2012 Mary C. New York,NY
Great Experience ! Dr. Schlussel was very kind and knowledgeable. I recently moved to the city and had a bad experience with a different doctor and this experience was completely the opposite.
5/9/2012 Anonymous New York, NY
Always friendly and professional! Everyone at the office is professional and polite. They really seek to help,inform and please the patient.
5/7/2012 Anonymous New York, NY
Ordered Contacts! Great Experience! After speaking with one of Dr. Schlussel's assistants, Sarah, I was able to quickly confirm my insurance and order contacts since they kept all my information on file. They came in two business days! I was expecting at least a week. She was so nice to deal with and I can not believe how quickly my new contacts were delivered!
4/19/2012 Thomas F. Manhasset, New York
Quick and Friendly! They got me in the office quickly, they were very knowledgeable regarding what my insurance offered and the Dr was very friendly, helpful and thorough.
4/17/2012 Kerry J. New York, NY
Great Experience! Going to see Dr. Schlussel is always a pleasant experience. I do not really like seeing doctors in general so this is fairly high praise from me. He is easy to talk to and ask questions of. And he cares about how a patient's vision needs fit into their lifestyle.
4/12/12 Louis A. Nesconset, NY
Great Annual Exam! Dr. Schlussel's annual exams are always a very thorough and pleasant experience. His staff is also very efficient and courteous. A great experience all the way around.
4/12/12 Anonymous New York, NY
Great and on time! Dr. Schlussel was right on time for my appointment - the whole process took about 30 minutes and he had me on my way. Very nice guy, and willing to answer questions and give you the best option for your health AND budget. Highly recommended
4/8/12 Elba G. Queens,NY
Follow up Appointment. Very good service!!!!! The minute I arrived, I was called in right away; the best thing is that they email me a remainder within one day of my appointment and I was able to confirm my appointment thru this way, is very nice.
4/5/12 John A. New York,NY
Excellent Exam as usual!!! I went in for my usual yearly checkup & needed a field of vision & color blind test for my job. When I mentioned this to Dr. Schlussel he said no problem! I find the office to be very clean & run very very professionaly by Sabina the effervescent office manager! I can't wait until my visit there next year!
3/27/2012 Sonia L. Jackson Hts,NY
Awesome Eye Doctor! They are very professional and although I did not confirm my appt. they still squeezed me in. They do a very in depth eye exam. If you have any questions they are ready to answer and are not pushy for you to buy their eyewear. They are just great!
3/21/2012 Karen E. Brooklyn, NY
Though I was sad to leave my former optometrist, I am happy to report that Dr. Alan Schlussel is a great and confident, patient-oriented doctor. He is extremely thorough in explaining his practices and procedures as well as my test results. Look forward to having him as my new doctor.
3/16/2012 Marielena S. New York, NY
Excellent service-orientated doctor's office! Great doctor and staff. Dr. Alan Schlussel is kind and extremely informative. Always a good experience
3/14/2012 Dorothy N. New York, NY
Dr. Schlussel is a very good optometrist in Murray Hill, who has a professional staff that moves you through your eye exam very efficiently, but with the feeling that you are being cared for and not "processed." He also has a licensed optician on staff who goes out of her way to make sure you are fitted with the right eyeglasses--so you can get your annual check ups done and choose from a very wide selection of glasses in one visit. I also have not had to wait very long to schedule an appointment and every time I have called, I get a real person on the other end of the line - not an automated menu - another advantage his practice has.
2/22/2012 Jeff G. Queens, NY
Great Doctor, Great Experience! First of all, I had a horrible experience at a Cohen's last year; Dr S gave me a more thorough exam, which resulted in a much more accurate prescription (both eyes are not the same) and while I saw that he does sell/make glasses he gladly emailed me a copy of my scrip so I could forward it right to my optician.
Great Experience!Entire staff was personable and thorough. I felt comfortable and welcome. It's great that I could register online and that there's a comprehensive online appointment scheduling system. I will be back for a check up next year without worry!
2/15/2012 Harvey H. MD New York,NY
Urgent Visit for floaters! Called for sudden floaters and flashes in left eye. Seen in 3 hours. Had benign separation of vitreous fluid from retina diagnosed with no retinal detachment. As a MD I really appreciated the quality of care. Have seen Dr. Schlussel for over 20 years
2/15/2012 Latashia B. New York,NY
Positive Experience! I had a thorough exam. The staff is friendly and efficient and the doctor was patient, informative and answered all questions.
2/3/2012 Dennis G. New York, NY
Superb Professional! Excellent practitioner who is oriented to meeting his patients needs. Thoroughly explains each procedure and patiently discusses the results. He exudes confidence and is able to quickly alleviate his patient's anxieties or concerns. He is a true professional.
1/18/2012 Sarah G New York, NY
New to Contacts!Yesterday I had an eye exam for my first pair of contacts. Although my appointment was at 3 I was not seen until 3:45. However, it was well worth the wait. Dr. Schlussel was patient and extremely thorough. He answered all of my concerns and then some. His team was all very receptive and helpful in teaching me how to insert my first pair of contacts. I would 100% recommend Dr. Schlussel to new patient.
1/12/12 Jennifer C. Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic!! Another great experience from Dr and staff...
1/10/2012 Stella T. Brooklyn, NY
I could not ask for a better care or treatment than what I always get from Dr. Schlussel and his staff. I will not hesitate to refer my friends to you.
1/1/2012 Susan P. New York,NY
Terrific Experience! Thorough exam, as always. Pleasant and helpful staff, informative doc, fabulous eyeglass collection!
12/29/2011 Patrice D. New York,NY
Great! Dr. Schussel was thorough, caring, and wise. He noticed things my previous eye doctor never saw, and offered a number of helpful solutions that addressed my eye problems. I recommend him without reservation.
11/192011 Anonymous New York, NY
Kind and Concerned !
I woke up having flashers in one of my eyes. The staff gave me an appointment within hours. Dr Schlussel was caring and concerned and explained everything to me. I have been a patient for several years and will continue to see Dr. Schlussel...
11/17/2011 Anonymous New York, NY
Friendly Doctor and Staff!
Dr. Schlussel is a very friendly doctor, and he always talks through all of the options. On my recent visit, with new insurance, his staff even found out I had additional coverage that I didn't know about!
11/14/2011 Christine J. Brooklyn. NY
The Best Optometrist of the 21th Century
Dr A. Schlussel is the best. He is prompt with appointments,knowledgeable, courteous,accurate diagnosis,listens to patients, caring, compassionate,follows up in a prompt and reponsible way, his staff is impeccably friendly.I would strongly recommend him to anyone seeking a good optometrist.
9/27/2011 Carolyn W. New York, NY
I have been a patient of Dr. Schlussel since 1987 and I wouldn't trust my eyes to any other doctor. He is wonderful, caring and takes the time to explain each procedure during the exam.
9/13/2011 Anonymous New York,NY
Very Helpful! I moved to the city about 5 months ago and needed a new eye doctor after doing some research i went to Dr Schlussel. He was extremely helpful in diagnosing my dry eye problem and fixing it. He is setting me up with contacts that will help my eyes. He is very nice and professional.
9/9/11 Anonymous New York,NY
Dr. Schlussel, great eyedoc
I came to Dr. Schlussel because my contact lenses have been problematic. He has been very patient with trying to solve my issues, even working through his lunch break. I would recommend Dr. Schlussel because he does not hurry you through and really wants to solve problems you might have.
8/31/2011 Ivy M. New York,NY
Best Optometrist in NY/NJ!
I have been seeing Dr. Schlussel for over 3 years now, in both his West Orange and New York offices. It was a relief to know that I wouldn't have to compromise my eye care and stop seeing Dr. Schlussel after moving back in the city, since he's got an office in Murray Hill! I highly recommend Dr. Schlussel as your optometrist - You can't find another more qualified, caring, diligent and sincere doctor in the tri-state.
8/19/2011 Joan T. New York, NY
I have been a patient with Dr. Schussel since the 1990's. I particularly like the ambience of the office, the high tech equipment, and the thoroughness of Schussel. Sara the office manager is great! Very polite, professional and sensitive to the needs of patients. She's knowledgeable and expresses kindness both over the phone and in person. Dr. Schlussel thank you for taking care of my eye care needs.
8/11/11 Devon M. New York, NY
Let me start by saying I don't usually leave feedback but Dr. Schlussel is nothing short of exceptional. He is thorough, informative and takes his time. I called on a Wednesday was able to get an appt the next day. Came for a routine eye exam and thanks to Dr. Schlussel and his state-of-the-art equipment I stand a good chance of saving the vision in my right eye. He diligently referred me to a specialist and now I'm scheduled for surgery today. Again, Dr. Schlussel and his staff are amazing but I might be bias as you don't come across many people that could possibly saved you from blindness.
8/9/11 Gee L. New York,NY
Very professional and thorough! Dr. Schlussel was very thorough during my examination. He explained each step of the process and gave me specific information to help with after care. There was a balance of warmth and professionalism during my visit that I appreciated greatly. I would recommend seeing Dr. Schlussel for any eye care concerns.
7/29/2011 Anonymous New York,NY
A patient for many years, always pleased and well-cared for! A wonderful staff and a Doctor with the latest and best equipment for eye care. Even the magazines in the waiting room are current! (But you never wait very long.)
7/27/2011 Joaquin Y., New York,NY
Highly Recommended Rating
As a long-standing client of Dr. Schlussel, I can readily attest to his and his staff's professionalism, courtesies and helpfulness in all aspects of their practice. I highly recommend him and his staff's services.
7/14/2011 Sara M, New York, NY
I have had my periodic vision check-ups with Dr. Schlussel and found him and his staff to be consistently professional, friendly and efficient. I can unequivocally recommend this practice.
7/14/2011 anonymous, New York,NY
I always have a good experience going to see Dr. Schlussel every year. He is thorough, very pleasant, and gets through the examination quickly. I recommend him to all my friends needing an optometrist.
6/23/2011 Meaghan K. New York,NY
Great Experience! Dr. Schlussel was great! He was on time and very thorough. He helped me figure out my best options based on what my insurance covered. He does not pressure you into extra services. Very personable and professional. I would highly recommed him.
Dr. Alan Schlussel is a credit to his field, knowledgeable, and kind. He is always willing to take the time to answer all questions, and explain why certain test/exams are needed or not needed. He keeps his practice current and up to date with the lastest technology to better access and treat the eye. As a patient for more than 20 years, I highly recommend him for total eye care. Also the staff at 33rd Street is wonderful, great to work with.
May 25,2011 From: Kimberly A., Manhattan
Great office! I've been going to this office for years and always have a great experience. I usually never wait more than 10 minutes (which is pretty darn good for NYC). Dr Schlussel and his staff are fantastic and friendly. Great frame selection too!
May 18,2011 From: Carol L. ,Manhattan
The most thorough exam I've every had! After having been to an ophthalmologist one month previously (where I left confused and wondering why my right eye was blurry) and told to return in a year, I took matters in my own hands and called Dr. Schlussel for an optometrist exam. Within 5 minutes Dr. Schlussel diagnosed the problem, gave me a referral to get the problem taken care of and then proceeded to give me the most thorough eye exam I've every had! He is also one of the most personable doctors I've known.
From: Barbara A. ,Manhattan
As usual, my experience at Dr. Schlussel's office was very pleasant. Dr. Schlussel is extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough and very careful in his examination. His Assistant is very kind and polite as are the staff at reception. Ms. Krasnov, Optician, is very nice and has a large selection of frames and can obtain anything one requires. All in all, an A+
May 2, 2011 aprilh , New York
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