133 E 54th St #200, New York, NY 10022, USA


(212) 650-4888(212) 650-4888

Dr. Hanish Patel

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

ACE (Vision), Aetna (Vision), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Vision), Anthem (Vision), Cigna (Vision), Davis Vision (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), Spectera Vision (Vision), VSP (Vision), Superior Vision (Vision), United Healthcare (Vision), Oxford (Vision), MetLife (Vision), Medicare, Guardian (Vision), Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, United Healthcare

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Voro score

95% recommended

563 out of 594 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

3 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(591)

Approach

Dr. Patel is a graduate of Aston University in Birmingham, UK and SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. Dr. Patel went on to complete a residency specializing in Ocular Disease at SUNY College of Optometry where he received extensive training alongside prominent optometrists and ophthalmologists in the areas of primary care, specialty contact lenses, refractive surgery co-management, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, and retinal disease. Dr. Patel is an active member of the New York State Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. He has lectured to fellow optometrists and published articles in various optometric publications. Additionally, Dr. Patel has donated his time to international optometric missions, providing eye care in countries such as Peru and Nicaragua. Dr. Patel is also a co-investigator at the Institute for Vision Research.

Biography

Educations

SUNY College of Optometry, OD, 2008
Aston University, BA, 2004

Trainings

SUNY College of Optometry, 2009 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (594)
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Mina LeAug 1
 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?First optometrist to tell me I could wear soft contacts, after over a decade of believing otherwise. He was personable and explained things beautifully.
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Max S.Feb 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great people and very helpful.
AnonymousFeb 12
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The visit was good, but they really tried to push me to buy contact lenses through them with an annual subscription. I felt very uncomfortable.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is very patient, clear and approachable.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great eye doctor! The first one I've been to that actually sat down and walked me through the image and test results, and addressed my concerns.
Gayle H.Dec 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was a nice man and he was very detailed
Grace G.Nov 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He’s a gem
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The only physician that has ever charged me for a full consultation visit when it was nothing but a follow up visit that lasted all of three minutes. Had to call multiple times just to get drug to pharmacy. Horrible!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I don’t normally leave reviews but today’s visit definitely warranted one. Stellar attention all around from reception, to the technician and the doctor himself. Very understanding and took the time to answer all my questions. Would highly recommend
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is the best OD doctor in NYC. So knowledgeable and nice .
AnonymousOct 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel was very personable and clear with diagnosis. Answered all of my questions in detail. Overall great experience and would recommend to others.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?So professional, such a clean office, so efficient!! I truly wish all of my other doctor's offices could be this organized/with it. The "front office" was also so great! Friendly, quick and so accommodating! Nothing but the best things to say about Dr. Patel.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Beautiful office and helpful, friendly people.
Emily E.Sep 27
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing!!! Such a pleasure.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Highly recommend.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel was awesome and I did like everything he did for me. Also thanks to all that work with him very nice people. I recommend Dr. Patel to everyone.
AnonymousAug 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice office with friendly staff and doctor! The wait time was less than 15 mins. I'd recommend.
Sarah M.Aug 13
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very personable and professional. Highly recommend!!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice office, clean, friendly staff. Would highly recommend doctor Patel!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Office is very clean, front desk were very nice. I didnt wait at all, maybe 6mins top! Dr.Patel was through, he was gentle, explained everything I needed to do to get my stye out of here!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff was very friendly and informative. Dr.Patel was very personable, thorough, and attentive.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel is extremely kind, attentive, and friendly. He made me feel welcome and asked the sort of questions that made it immediately apparent that patient care is his most critical concern. He never made me feel rushed, and clearly wanted me to leave satisfied with my visit. He even took the time to thoroughly review my insurance coverage with me. Based on this first visit, I highly recommend Dr. Patel. Additionally, the facilities at Eye Associates are clean and modern, and everyone I interacted with was professional, and exceptionally courteous.
Natali C.Jun 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel, the technicians, and the front desk at Eye Associates were fast, professional, and very helpful!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very caring doctor and very nice staff. Absolutely no waiting time to be seen
AnonymousJun 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The people at Eye Associates were super friendly and helpful. The office is really clean and and it seems newly-renovated, with lots of light and plants. I waited for about 5 minutes (maybe less) to be seen by the technician/nurse for the pre-exam, and then another 5-ish minutes to see Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel was friendly, efficient, and easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend! The whole appointment was easy and relaxed.
Jose M.Jun 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor! Very helpful and patient in explaining everything. Highly recommend
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing. They took me in right away, and were professional, kind, and personable. The office itself is modern and clean. And most importantly, I left the office seeing more clearly than when I walked in!
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Lourdes was the tech who helped me apply contacts for the first time. She was very informative and so kind. Great office!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice staff, attractive office, great doctor.
AnonymousMay 23
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful experience! He was very professional and he did a great job providing information.
AnonymousApr 29
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Quick, efficient.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience at Eye Associates!! Everyone was courteous and professional. I had a great time picking out frames with Jeremy. He was very patient and provided excellent tips. I would highly recommend Eye Associates to anyone.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel was incredibly friendly and seemed confident in his diagnosis of my problem (I went for a medical question, not a standard exam). He thoroughly tested my eyes and was clear about everything he was doing. I liked him so much that I'm considering going back for my annual eye exam too! The only downside was that I had to pay out of pocket because they took my vision insurance but not my medical insurance, and this was a medical question. Would be helpful if they could specify that in advance.
Jakob H.Mar 27
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Patel and team were extremely thorough and caring. Provided great service and information, Glad to have now found someone I can call a regular optometrist
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Good visit, get what you need with a professional that's kind. Pretty face paced visit but can't complain. NYC culture.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Patel. He is patient, kind, and takes your time with you. I felt he was trustworthy and caring, and the office was very nice too. Would recommend!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The entry to the building makes you feel like you're in the wrong place, but once you open the door to the office it's like you've enter a small Oasis. All the staff are friendly and professional, and Dr. Patel is great. I highly recommend the new contact lenses that use MINIMAL plastic in their packaging.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very pleased with the entire process. Dr. Patel was very through and knowledgeable. The staff were equally as pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Been a patient of Dr Patel for many years and love the new office. Great doctor and practice!
Jeff M.Jan 31
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is professional and inform me what I want all the time. He is vest Eye doctor for me
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very clean facility, receptionist and technicians very polite and professional.
Andy J.Jan 8
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?very professional
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The entire experience was really wonderful. The ladies at reception were helpful with insurance(s) and payment information. They were responsive and proactive. Dr Patel was very nice, he explained everything thoroughly and kindly. I felt comfortable and in good hands during the entire process.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough and very friendly. Already recommended him to my coworker.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Patel is very pleasant, thorough, and unhurried, and he took time to answer my questions, even those that weren't urgent or specific to the purpose of my appointment. His staff is also extremely friendly and efficient. My only ding is that I wound up leaving without my actual prescriptions and no one stopped me--I will need to follow up with the office about how to get them. I will definitely continue seeing Dr. Patel as a patient.
Ravi T.Nov 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?There was almost no wait time. My entire visit lasted maybe half an hour. Very professional. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.