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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.

Q&A with Dr. S

Dr. Schlussel Answers Your Eyecare Questions

My eye care provider told me I have dry eyes, and the cause of it is that I spend about eight hours a day in front of a computer or looking at my phone. I've reduced the time I spend before the computer, and the grittiness is less frequent. But I still feel dryness, but only a little bit. I'm 17 years old, which is too soon for me to have serious dry eye, but I don't know whether it's chronic or not. Is it possible that I can permanently heal my dry eye?

The tears and ocular surface work together to keep the eye moist and to insure crisp vision. Dryness usually worsens with age, but it can occur in younger individuals who spend a great deal of time in front of a computer monitor or texting on their phones. Computer use decreases the frequency of blinking, and that promotes evaporation of the tears. That can be either the cause or a factor that contributes to your symptoms. You might be helped by one of the newer lipid-based dry eye drops that are available at the pharmacy. Because dry eye tends to be both chronic and progressive, if your symptoms persist I would consult with an eye care provider for a full dry eye evaluation.

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Are You Ready to Come to Our Optometrist in NYC, Manhattan?

As a benefit to our patients who live and work in Manhattan, we are pleased to accept MANY insurance plans. If you have ANY questions about your vision health and what vision insurance plans we accept, our staff is available to answer questions at (212) 683-2004.

Alan B. Schlussel Is the leading expert on Dry Eye Syndrome. Of you at all suffer from any of the symptoms come straight in for treatment and relief!

At Alan B. Schlussel we know how busy you are and to help respect your time we provide a few online amenities. For your convenience can order contact lenses here, and most importantly schedule an eye exam for the same day. If you are in doubt as to exactly where we are located make sure to use our interactive maps to get directions to our eye doctor's office. To help us get you into the chair fill out our patients forms before you some into our office and submit it online. That way when you walk into the office you’re all set to go. Don't forget to visit our optical and check out our selection of eyeglasses and designer frames.


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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)

March 7,2015 Leslie G. New York, N.Y.

Everyone was very patient and helpful. I had some insurance mixup and the assistants helped me sort it through very quickly. And Dr Schlussel was great! Would highly recommend.

February 28,2015  Joseph M. Union City, NJ

Dr. Law was very professional and very accomplished. I felt as if I was in good hands from the start. The exam was brisk but not rushed, and I felt confident in her conclusions. I'm sorry that I spent so many years going to an optometrist who made me wait forever to get in and then rushed through my exam. Special mention should also be made of the office staff, who were kind and helpful.

February 25,2015  Anonymous New York, N.Y.

Entire office was great with my kids. Dr was patient and explained everything in detail.

February 20,2015  Teresa M. Bronx, N.Y.

My visit was prompt, thorough and pleasant. Dr Schlussel has been keeping my eyes in good shape for over 10 years. I look forward to my visit every year because I never have any issues or problems

February 11,2015  Ken H. New York,N.Y.

The entire staff is just wonderful. Both Schlussel and his excellent assistant are very good at explaining procedures and treatments; they're attentive, concerned, and never condescending. I always leave the office feeling great, and that I...

February 5,2015  Anonymous

I love Dr. Schlussel and his staff. They are always prompt and professional. Dr. Schlussel uses the most high-tech optometry equipment. He is a great doctor!

February 1,2015 Julie R.  New York,N.Y.

Great experience! Was quickly seen, given a lot of help information and explanation, and left feeling very happy about my experience. Definitely will come back!

January 29,2015  Anonymous New York, N.Y.

Dr. Law has a warm and caring attitude, which spilled over into her work when discussing my eyes. So far, i would definitely recommend her to all my friends.

January 23,2015  Steven O. New York, N.Y.

All the staff was very professional and helpful. And I wasn't kept waiting. Thank you.

Jan 18, 2015 Louis S, New York,N.Y.

Everyone was helpful and it was an overall positive experience. Thank you everyone.

Jan 7, 2015 anonymous Professional, personable, minimal waiting time. Happy I found Dr. Schlussel.

Jan 1, 2015 anonymous Efficient, friendly and effectively addressed all my questions and concerns.

Dec 23, 2014 anonymous

Dr. Law is very thorough and polite. She seems to take a genuine interest in her patients. The staff is fantastic.

Dec 17, 2014 ashrafo, East Meadow

In very few words, a great place.

Dec 16, 2014 Paul S., Brooklyn

Dr. Law and the office staff are wonderful.

anonymous Dec 5, 2014

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

October 29,2014 Stephanie B. New York,NY

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.

October 23, 2014  Joseph O. Monroe, N.Y.

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!


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