Eyes on Second

170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA


(212) 600-9279(212) 600-9279

Dr. Irina Shiyan, OD

Optometrist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

ACE (Vision), Aetna (Vision), Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (Vision), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Vision), EyeMed (Vision), Oxford, United Healthcare, Spectera Vision (Vision), VSP (Vision), United Healthcare (Vision)

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Voro score

81% recommended

771 out of 949 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

2 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.7(947)

Approach

Dr. Irina Shiyan provides excellent eye care services at Village Eyecare, located in the East Village of New York City. Patients of all ages come to her from all over the city for services ranging from comprehensive eye exams for contact lenses and glasses to diagnoses of eye disease and infection. Dr. Shiyan graduated the SUNY College of Optometry with a Doctorate Degree in 2008. She earned her undergraduate degree from NYU’s College of Arts and Science. After graduating, Dr. Shiyan became an integral part of a multi-specialty practice associated with Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway.

Biography

Educations

SUNY College of Optometry, DO, 2008

Certifications

Optometry

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (949)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shiyan was great. Super helpful, thorough and professional. I will be going to back to see her for sure.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Been there a couple times, awesome and easy experience to get prescriptions updated for contacts. Dr. Shiyan was very helpful and convinced me to finally switch to dailies which has been amazing.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Irina was very professional and careful.
AnonymousNov 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shiyan is awesome! She's very nice, quick, and always recommends what's best.
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Lovely ladies in this office, everyone was very kind and easy to talk too. Great selection for eyewear!
Noah G.Oct 6
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very nice & explained everything very well. I would highly suggest this doctor.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The visit was okay, the doctor answered my questions but it felt rushed.
Anna S.Sep 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?AMAZING. I felt so taken care of with Dr. Shiyan. She was patient with all my questions and made me feel so at home. I got both a routine eye exam/contact/glasses fitting and a screening for Diabetic Retinopathy for my Type 1 Diabetes. Although probably not normally part of her offerings, she was incredibly knowledgable and used that as a context for the rest of my exams. 100% recommend!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Highly recommended, very efficient and funny, and offers explanations to (or before) my many questions on my prescription. The office also has great staff who don't let you leave with an ugly pair of frames - best in the city!
Damian K.Jun 22
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Shiyan was perfectly lovely but her colleagues were comically rude. The office is cramped and they try to upsell you multiple times during the visit. They don’t have a waiting room only chairs in a very narrow hall. When people walk by they either bump you or you have to get up. They also make you wait for about an hour. If you have the option to go to another optometrist do so!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Was recommended this practice from a work colleague and it was great - was seen right away, and the eye exam was efficient and easy. Also they had in-depth reviewed my insurance options so I was walked through what was covered and what wasn't without even having to ask - this was a huge help!
Megan E.May 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She’s the best!!
Elliot R.May 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional, thoughtful, and friendly. Definitely recommend.
Ronald N.May 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good.
Rashed C.Apr 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr.Irina is an wonderful physician, she is cordial and elaborate. The front desk staffs are so welcoming and helpful. Less waiting time . They have great collection of eyeglasses. Highly recommended for everyone. Definitely visit again with all my family and friends.
John S.Apr 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?New patient that needed an eye exam for contacts. Dr. Irina was awesome! Very down to earth and clearly enjoys what she does. Everyone there was courteous and nice. Highly recommend her.
John V.Apr 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great location, friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Overall fantastic experience I definitely recommend this location to anyone interested in getting glasses or contacts.
Allyn R.Apr 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super friendly doctor and staff. Great selection of glasses.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful! I will recommend Dr. Shiyan to all my friends and family who are looking for a new eye doctor in Manhattan. Her selection for eye-wear/frames are a bit on the modern and trendy side which was perfect for me.
AnonymousApr 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?What a pleasure! I've never in my LIFE worked with such an engaged, pleasant and truly considerate optometrist — in NYC's east village no less! (The flipside is I now realize I've been completely treating my eyes like feet for my entire life). Changed my contact lenses and introduced me to computer glasses. Grateful and my only regret is that I have to wait a year to see her and her WONDERFUL team again.
Erin H.Apr 1
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Irina was fast, smart, and gave me everything I needed in minutes flat. I got there, waited a few mins, and Dr. Shiyan was able to get me in and out in 20-30 mins, with prescription (both glasses and contacts) in my email inbox. Lovely place with great, fashionable options for glasses. I will 100% be returning.
Alexis F.Mar 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This was my first eye exam and I couldn't have been any happier with the team at Eyes on Second. Everyone was so friendly and helpful I'm happy I have a place to go to.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice, excellent attention.
Anton K.Jan 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great professional!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shiyan is professional all the way. She's very easy to talk to, and she's an excellent optician. I rate her highly and I recommend that you go see her for all your optical needs.
Ian B.Jan 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great customer service! They had glasses to purchase on sight! Awesome!
Pat M.Jan 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great and efficient as always. Saw another provider in the office - she was very nice and shared a love for racket sports.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Her and her staff are all great!
Anne A.Nov 13
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor? Irina Shiyan was the OD I saw and she was great and attentive! She tried something with a problem I've had for a while and addressed it in a productive way! I would have loved to walk away with my prescription but I know that's not common practice.
Amber L.Oct 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful staff who are all helpful and efficient. Good workflow despite how busy the office was. Dr. Shiyan is incredibly warm and personable. She is an incredibly knowledgable doctor. I've been going to her for years and refuse to go anywhere else. Office is beautiful!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?LOVED HER!! Dr. Shiyan was so great-- she's a fantastic combination of laid back and totally on it, kind of like hanging out with a friend who just happens to know a ton about how to make me see better. She spent lots of time helping me find the right contact lens combination for my tricky eyes, and really seemed to enjoy figuring it out with me. I never felt rushed, and I also really liked her staff who talked me through glasses options. So glad I found this place!
Jamie F.Jun 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A quick consultation with a straightforward explanation of test and their results.
Barry H.Jun 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Really quick appointment to accommodate my tight schedule. They always take great care of me there.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Love her! She is awesome and makes the appointment super easy. She'll talk through any questions you have and always is a huge help.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great place and very friendly Doctor! Sadly, I feel like the girls at the front could be a bit more professional. Could be the layout of the office maybe. Also, I had to wait for my appointment and I was early. Looks like they may have been overbooked. The doctor's personality made the visit better, but the thought to try out a new place did cross my mind.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is very friendly and patient. Takes all the steps to provide the best treatment.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love going to get my eyes checked!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was late but they were totally understanding and nice about it. Customer service was excellent and they made me feel welcomed. Different going back and choosing this as my Eye Doctor in NYC. Thank you for the great experience with my first pair of glasses!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone at Eyes on Second is helpful and polite. They're a bit disorganized, though I'm willing to endure a little chaos for great service. Wait time is long because there are more customers than staff.
AnonymousDec 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly staff. They had availability and referred me to a great doctor.
Julia D.Dec 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Irina was hilarious and really helpful. She listened to all my concerns and answered my questions honestly and with humor. The equipment wasn’t super new, but the customer service was worth it! Definitely come here
Marian Z.Dec 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor and staff unsvered all my questions. Very helpful! I will definitely be back to get my next pair of glasses!
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Wait was painfully long, even to just check-in. Seems highly disorganized since just about everyone had to wait to get attended to.
Gary H.Nov 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Visit !
Laura S.Nov 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Would strongly recommend. She was personable and knowledgeable -- will definitely be going back!
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Eyes on Second is in a nice modern office with a convenient location. All the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful with explaining your options (and even fixed a rebate issue for me!). I highly recommend them - so much less hassle than my previous eye doctors.
Tausha T.Oct 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very personable and gave great advice
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Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome very nice and actually did check my eyes and the front staff was awesome def gonna visit again
AnonymousJul 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I arrived Late so luckily they still took me!
Juliet L.Apr 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Irina is very personable and her team is very helpful with picking out a new pair of glasses!! The best eye doctor I've ever had!